California passed and Newsome signed a measure that would require anybody running for President to submit the previous 5 years of his or her tax returns. It was just tossed out by the first Federal court to review this stupid measure.
I missed any discussion of this news but then, I go out of my way to avoid broadcast news. I did enjoy the idiocy of Governor Newsome with his witty bon mot on the minimum requirements for office of President of the United States. Newsome is stupid enough to think that there is something extra-special about President and it requires more of more and then some. Anything to limit the scope of candidates to those favored by wealthy Californians and NOBODY ELSE.
“These are extraordinary times and states have a legal and moral duty to do everything in their power to ensure leaders seeking the highest offices meet minimal standards, and to restore public confidence,” Gov. Gavin Newsom said in a statement in July.
England appeared to sympathize with lawmakers’ intent. “[W]hile this Court understands and empathizes with the motivations that prompted California,” he said in his decision, “the Act’s provisions likely violate the Constitution and the laws of the United States.”Those of us educated in the last millenium know, because we were required to study civics, the Constitution and history, that the sole qualification to run for President of the United States consists only of:
"No Person except a natural born Citizen, or a Citizen of the United States, at the time of the Adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the Office of President; neither shall any Person be eligible to that Office who shall not have attained to the Age of thirty five Years, and been fourteen Years a Resident within the United States.ARTICLE II, SECTION 1, CLAUSE 5