The politics of delusion

David L. Horne, PH.D. | 10/31/2013, midnight

Just as a side note, there are 26 amendments to the U.S. Constitution, 10 of which came at the same time in 1791. Although there have been thousands of attempts since then to amend the Constitution, only 16 more amendments have ever gotten through, and there were several very deserving ones too, like the Equal Rights amendment, which went down in flames. It is a political certainty that there will not be a successful constitutional amendment anytime in the future to allow Sen. Cruz to run for the presidency.

Mr. Cruz, then, will not be president of the USA. That is a quixotic, delusional quest which will remain unfulfilled. He may, however, stay around the Senate long enough to be a perpetual nuisance, even a political menace, but the Oval Office will not have him as an occupant. Thank God for small favors.

Professor David L. Horne is founder and executive director of PAPPEI, the Pan African Public Policy and Ethical Institute, which is a new 501(c)(3) pending community-based organization or non-governmental organization (NGO). It is the stepparent organization for the California Black Think Tank which still operates and which meets every fourth Friday.

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