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The Supreme Court of the United States. Washin...

First off, I fully disclose that I was born in Canada to non-American parents, and therefore am not qualified to be President, and I am willing to prove my credentials with a long-form birth certificate, unlike the current sitting President of the United States.

Contrary to the popular notion that the Founding Fathers were most concerned about an overreaching judiciary, all one needs to do is look at the Constitution that 39 of them signed to see that the qualifications for, and limitations on, the judicial branch, are the most narrow of the three branches of government.

Unlike the President of the United States, Supreme Court Justices aren’t required to be a natural born citizens. Nor for that matter, from a plain reading of the Constitution, are they even required to be U.S. citizens.

While the Constitution clearly places citizenship, residency, and age requirements on Representatives and Senators, no such requirements are specified for Supreme Court Justices.

Nor does the Constitution specify any maximum or minimum number of  Supreme Court Justices, unlike Representatives and Senators.

As one of your Supreme Court Justices, I swear to uphold all of the Constitution, and not just the parts I want to uphold, unlike most candidates for office in the United States.

For insight into my judicial philosophy, please check the archives of my site.

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Several years ago, shortly after I boarded one of the buses of a major bus company in North America, a question was raised by one of the passengers about the safety of the bus. The bus driver emphatically insisted that safety was their number one priority.

Correction: The only priority of that company, as a corporation, is to maximize shareholder wealth. Period. Safety is only a priority to the extent that it serves to maximize shareholder wealth. To say or believe otherwise is to not understand the fiduciary duty of the officers of the corporation to maximize shareholder wealth, as required by statutes.

There’s no reason according to natural law why that should be the case, of course, since corporations are completely artificial creations. As a result, most of the time, they operate in accordance with how they were intended to operate. If you don’t like it, don’t complain to the officers of an artificial entity who are simply acting in accordance with the statutes enacted by the representative legislative branch of the people — take it up with your representatives!

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