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Rudy Giuliani..KNIGHTED by the Queen of England. Does this not disqualify him as a candidate for President of the United States?

Giuliani joins a distinguished club
February 13, 2002 Posted: 8:51 AM EST (1351 GMT)

By CNN's Dylan Reynolds

LONDON, England -- When Rudolph Giuliani received his honorary knighthood from Queen Elizabeth II on Wednesday, he joined an exclusive club with a membership dating back to ancient Rome.

Giuliani received the award in recognition for his work following the September 11 terrorist attacks in the United States.

Honorary knighthoods are awarded by the queen, on the advice of the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office, to those who have made an important contribution to relations between their country and Britain.


Does this not disqualify Mayor Rudy Giuliani as a Presisidential candidate for the United States????????

United States Constitution.
Article 1

No title of nobility shall be granted by the United States: and no person holding any office of profit or trust under them, shall, without the consent of the Congress, accept of any present, emolument, office, or title, of any kind whatever, from any king, prince, or foreign state.


Rudy Giuliani has accepted a title from the Queen of England. He cannot be president of the United States. The title of Honorary Knight. Is a title. The Queen is the head of the foreign state of Britain.
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Benito knighted = Benito disqualified from even seeking office

... is what would naturally (i.e. free from contradiction) follow from Art 1.
Bye, bye Benito.

You are correct he can no

You are correct he can no longer be president unless he renounces his knight ship.

I made a youtube video about

I made a youtube video about this. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lx7aQmx2YR8
Turns out that he's OK here.
"no person holding any office"
he wasn't holding any office at the time of his knighting. The original 13th amendment is another matter however.

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Imagine...American's, debating the meaning of the Constitution.
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Giuliani knighted and McCain was born in Panama

Look Giuliani was knighted and McCain was born in the Panama Canal Zone (the last time I looked, thats not naturally born on US soil)

Apparently the media doesn't care.

That's too bad, cause I kinda liked Schwazenegger as a moderate republican before I knew Ron Paul existed. I mean if we're going to allow exceptions to the rules, Arnold has been filmed in more american made films than I recall....doesn't that qulaify him too?


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QUESTION: If Sen. John McCain was born in the Panama Canal Zone, how can he be president? Article II of the Constitution says "No person except a natural born citizen . . . shall be eligible to the office of President."

ANSWER: Are you looking for a drama that would rival the 2000 election controversy? When McCain was born, in 1936, the canal zone was a U.S. territory. He was born on an Air Force base, to U.S. citizens.

etc., etc.

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Congress apparently OK'ed it - anybody know?

This is what Greenspan's lawyer had to say about Greenspan's own knighthood according to the link given by JerryB9105 :

Quote:" Mr. Phillips has asked whether the proposed honorary knighthood for you would violate the Emoluments Clause of the U. S. Constitution. This clause provides that:

[N]o person holding any Office of Profit or Trust under them [the United States], shall without the consent of Congress, accept of any present, Emolument, Office, or title, of any kind whatsoever, from any King, Prince or foreign state. (Emphasis added.)

Congress gave its consent to the acceptance of certain gifts and decorations in the Foreign Gifts and Decorations Act (originally enacted in 1966). The Act provides as follows:

The Congress consents to the accepting, retaining, and wearing by an employee of a decoration tendered in recognition of active field service in time of combat operations or awarded for other outstanding or unusually meritorious performance, subject to the approval of the employing agency of such employee.

The Act defines "decoration" to include "an order, device, medal, badge, insignia, emblem or award." The Department of Justice has ruled that an honorary knighthood is an "order" as permitted by the Foreign Gifts and Decorations Act."

Guiliani - his firm interests in QUATAR

Giuliani Quatar interests - article WSJ Nov 7/07
Qatar Contract Offers Glimpse Into Giuliani Firm
Please read - this is Wall Street Journal Article

13th Amendment

"If any citizen of the United States shall accept, claim, receive, or retain any title of nobility or honour, or shall without the consent of Congress, accept and retain any present, pension, office, or emolument of any kind whatever, from any emperor, king, prince, or foreign power, such person shall cease to be a citizen of the United States, and shall be incapable of holding any office of trust or profit under them, or either of them."


Don't you get tired of being continually #$@&ed in the @#& like in the Louisiana primaries yesterday, where a slate of "pro-life/pro-family" delegates was used to steal a clear win from our pro-Liberty/Consitution-defender candidate ? I certainly do.

Take A Look At Recent Appointees

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This list includes not only GIULIANI but daddy BUSH, POWELL, REAGAN, JERRY LEWIS (comedian) etc etc among a cast of others of which some might consider having questionable loyality to the USA.


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I would also think that he

I would also think that he is excluded for not having received the title while in office under the United States (as opposed to the individual states or municipalities such as New York City). Not sure though because who really gives a damn.

they drop all other associations before there elected

It's the same with CFR members like Obama I believe

"All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent" Thomas Jefferson

"All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent" Thomas Jefferson

We should include all titles

We should include all titles of nobility including the lesser title of Esquire. No lawyers...Yea!!

Yes and No

Yes because the law says he cant.

No because NeoCons dont need to obey laws.


Your answer is

100% CORRECT....SHHHHH most don't grasp this though


You may have a case, there. And a quite valid case, as the Constitution does indeed say "title of any kind" (e.g., "honorary title" is not excluded).

Aye, and here's the rub:

You're expecting Congress to uphold the Constitution.

*sigh* If only they would, we wouldn't be in the mess we're in.

I understand your point.

But shouldn't it brought out for interpretation and discussion? Are there any constitutionalist lawyers that could be asked???


There is life at the end of the tunnel my friends!

It's time! Rand Paul 2016!

"Truth, Justice, and the American Way!"


Yes, indeed this should be pursued! Honorary or not, receiving a title of any kind from a king or queen is strictly forbidden in the U.S. Constitution!!!

It will be up to We The People (you know, the folks who are the bosses of government officials) to bring this out, publicize it, discuss it, maybe find constitutional lawyers to argue the case. I cannot imagine Congress pursuing this on their own...even with pressure from the People, I sadly don't have much hope that our sitting Congress will do much of anything about it.

But when have we RP supporters let that stop us? ;)


13th Ammendment.

It dissapeared, but it was ratified.


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Greenspan was also knighted while he was still serving as Fed chief and apparently no one made any fuss about it then. But then again, all sorts of things that apply to government employees do not apply to people who work at the Federal Reserve (like the Hatch Act) since the Fed is not a department of the executive branch of the Federal Government.

Fed chief isn't a United States office.

The "Federal Reserve" in a private corp, and doesn't have reserves. in other words, it's a lie.


Rudy is a long-shot candidate. Maybe he will make a 3rd party run :-)

"No man has a natural right to commit aggression on the equal
rights of another, and this is all from which the laws ought to restrain him." --Thomas Jefferson

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Maybe he got the consent of Congress, lol

I think that's a good question for one of the debates! I suppose we now have to address him as Sir Ghouliani

The Title of Sir

Only applies the British Nationals


It is honorary, not a landed title.


It says title of any kind!