U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin holds the position of Assistant Majority Leader, but don’t confuse his high toned title with brilliance. And although he sits on the Senate Judiciary Committee and is the Chairman of the Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on the Constitution, the liberal Illinois senator has little familiarity with the esteemed founding document.
A major promoter of the nightmarish DREAM Act, a backdoor amnesty program for youthful illegal aliens, Durbin used a group who boldly came to the committee hearing as props to push the flawed legislation. Many were introduced by name, without threat of arrest from the nation’s chief immigration law enforcement official, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, who sat in the chamber among them.
These were the startling words Sen. Durbin, the one-time Georgetown Law School graduate used to make his point:
“When I look around this room, I see America’s future. Our doctors, our teachers, our nurses, our engineers, our scientists, our soldiers, our Congressman, our Senators and maybe our President.”
It seems Durbin missed his Fundamentals of Constitutional Law classes. Article 2, Section 1, Clause 5 of the U.S. Constitution clearly states: “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….”