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New PAC Wants Muslim Immigrants to Run for President

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“This is the last form of acceptable bigotry in American society.”

Should Cenk Uygur of the Young Turks run for president or be deported? A sane country would have deported the obnoxious Turkish influencer who instead decided to run for president on a platform of attacking Israel during the Hamas war and insisting that despite the Constitution, he should be allowed to be president.

Arkansas election officials on Monday said online news personality Cenk Uygur, who was born in Turkey, can’t appear on the state’s Democratic presidential primary ballot next year.

“My office has received your candidate filing paperwork,” Arkansas Secretary of State John Thurston said in a letter to Uygur. “However, based on your own proclamation, your are not qualified to hold the elected office for which you filed. Therefore, I cannot, in good faith, certify your name to the ballot.”

The Constitution sets simple requirements for president: A candidate must be at least 35 years old and “a natural born citizen.”

Several other states, including the early primary states of New Hampshire and Nevada, also have rejected his application to appear on their ballots.

Uygur said officials were treating naturalized citizens as “second-class.” He has argued that the 14th Amendment of the Constitution makes him eligible to run for president.

“This is the last form of acceptable bigotry in American society and I’m going to fight it with every fiber of my being,” Uygur said in a statement. “I’m not going to accept that I don’t belong in my own country.”

Uygur’s only presidential angle, apart from being constitutionally ineligible and widely hated, is trying to get on the Left of Cornel West on terrorism and Israel. But since his presidential campaign isn’t going anywhere, what about a PAC?

A newly formed progressive hybrid Political Action Committee (PAC) is looking to support Muslim candidates and naturalized citizens who want to run for federal office.

The group, dubbed “Cavalry PAC,” was filed with the Federal Election Commission (FEC) last Monday.

The group is headed by former Democratic Congressional candidate Kara Eastman and progressive media personality Cenk Uygur. It is set to launch on Tuesday, Eastman told The Hill.

The new PAC will continue the constitutional dogfight.

“We’re also going to continue the litigation that we started because the idea behind his [Uygur’s] campaign was fighting full equality for naturalized citizens, which we still believe the 14th Amendment grants,” Eastman said.

“We did not have the resources to be able to do that through the campaign, or the time really – that’s one of the main goals for this,” she continued. “So we want to pay off the legal bills, but then, just as importantly, if not, more importantly, move it forward with the potential of even suing in other states.”

If Obama can do it, why not Uygur? Sure even Bernie Sanders withdrew his endorsement of Uygur (and think how horrible you have to be for Bernie to risk offending his base by pulling an endorsement from one of his pet leftists), but there’s always tomorrow. And if the country keeps going the way that it is, the impossibilities of today become the nightmares of another day.

Unless America wakes up.

Article posted with permission from Daniel Greenfield

The Washington Standard

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