Here is James Madison defining this LIMITING FACTOR in the Ratifying Conventions, which defines the meaning of the words in the Constitution:
Virginia Constitution Ratifying Convention June 14, 1788:
"... The Constitution has taken a medium between the two extremes, and perhaps with more wisdom than either the British or the state governments, with respect to their "ELIGIBILITY" to office.
They can "FILL" "NO" new "offices" created by themselves, >>> "NOR" "OLD ONES" of which they >>>"INCREASED THE SALARIES"."
After having heard a variety of principles developed, I thought that on which it is established the least exceptionable, and it appears to me "sufficiently well guarded".
As predicted by Patrick Henry - Apparently not guarded enough;
They simply stepped outside the "delegated" powers of the "Original Compact" which they have NO AUTHORITY to do.
See Virginia ratifying Convention 6-16-1788 in FULL:
"Mr. Chairman, I acknowledge that the honorable gentleman has "REPRESENTED THE CLAUSE RIGHTLY" as to their exclusion from new offices;"
This establishes James Madison's intent was correct and that "NEW OFFICES" also means, by the definitions given here "NOR Filling Old Ones", as reelection to the same office for a "NEW TERM" of Office for which the salaries were increased by the person seeking reelection to it.
Would this not keep LEGISLATORS from being reelected "back" into their office...if they had >>> RAISED THEIR SALARIES IN THE PREVIOUS TERM???
Clearly it would.
If the Constitution was obeyed, it would remove almost all present legislators from office tomorrow.
Also see link to Rights of the Colonists:
that establish that: "...Governors"(all government employees) have "NO RIGHT" to "SEEK WHAT THEY PLEASE" " in salaries, as it makes way for them to become "TYRANTS and DESPOTS", instead of "SERVANTS of society".
Today's Representatives and government Unions "seek what they please".
A good reason also to Keep and run government as a SERVITUDE and NOT a Business! and localize all salaries to no greater than the average in a particular county by the peoples consent; As well as limiting their employment term to 4 years.
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RichardTaylorAPP - Chair - American Patriot Party.CC
John Locke #201, 202, 212 to 232; Virginia and Kentucky Resolutions 1798; Virginia Ratifying Convention 6-16-1788; Rights of the Colonists 1772.
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