Answer by Kris Rosvold:
No, there is no morals clause in order to run for Congress.
However there is the Oath of Office and the Law which puts the teeth in it.
That supreme Law (which has been completely and conveniently ignored by Congress and the US Attorneys General) is Section 3 of the 14th Amendment.
It adds and defines acts by Congresscritters which are "insurrection or rebellion against the US Constitution" as Crimes.
Some examples of this congressional insurrection (aka: treason) against the US Constitution are:
The writing of, voting for and passage of fiat law which directly contravenes the Constitution without the use of the Amendment Process… or simply evades the Amendment process.
Some of these are:
All the various and sundry "trade agreements" passed without the congressional review mandated by the Constitution.
This supreme Law also mandates intentionally draconian penalties for such behavior by congress. It's purpose is to protect ghetto Constitution, and to give Us (as in We The People) a tool to rid ourselves (permanantly) of bribed and treasonous folks in government, who work to gut the protections of Citizens Rights and to gut the strict limitations upon Federal power contained in the US Constitution, after having given an Oath to protect said Constitution.
Here's the language of the law… be sure to diagram out the sentence so that you identify the subjects of it:
14th Amendment to the US Constitution:
Section 3. No person shall be a Senator or Representative in Congress, or elector of President and Vice President, or hold any office, civil or military, under the United States, or under any State, who, having previously taken an oath, as a member of Congress, or as an officer of the United States, or as a member of any State legislature, or as an executive or judicial officer of any State, to support the Constitution of the United States, shall have engaged in insurrection or rebellion against the same, or given aid or comfort to the enemies thereof. But Congress may, by a vote of two-thirds of each House, remove such disability.
Diagram it out, and we find that the subject of the sentence is… "The Constitution of the United States"
So, basically, if you take an oath, under these conditions to protect the US Constitution, and then act (write, pass or vote for) a fiat law which contravenes the Constitution (insurrection or rebellion agsinst) you are to be barred for life from holding ANY government office whether elected or appointed. This ALSO applies if you have "given aid or comfort to the enemies thereof." That thereof refers back to the subject: The Constitution of the United States.
Oh… wow… Double OOPS!
NOW let's define terms:
Seems pretty darned clear to me.
If you want to change the Constitution you must comply with the restrictions therein by using the Amendment Process, or else.