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Congressional Members Knew Obama Was Ineligible to Run for President Did Nothing

The following statements were written by Constitutional lawyer Peter J. Spiro when discussing John McCain’s eligibility problems to run for the office of President.

Substitute Obama’s name for McCain’s and it is easy to see how we have arrived at this moment in history with America’s first knowingly ineligible President. The names and comments inserted in parenthesis are my mine & not Mr. Spiro’s.

 

OBAMA RIPS UP CONSTITUTION

[...] Constitutional questions do not require constitutional decisions. If non-judicial actors, including Congress (Frank, Hatch, Kennedy, Waters, Graham, McCaskill, Conyers), editorialists (NY Times, MSNBC, LA Times et al), leading members of the bar (Turley, Dean, Epstein, Toobin), and the People themselves (can you say Kool-Aid?) manage to generate a constitutional consensus, there isn’t much that the courts can do about it. In cases such as this one, at least, that seems to be an acceptable method of constitutional determination. (Acceptable? In a country that is supposed to function under and revere the rule of law? May I state for the record that you Sir are an arrogant SOB!)

[...]On the contrary, it would define the Constitution. The episode would supply an authoritative source for the determination of constitutional meaning, circa 2009. The presidential eligibility of those with similar citizenship pedigrees would be conclusively established. (President Schwarzenegger)

These statements provide the game plan used to  knowingly elect a man clearly ineligible to serve as POTUS. Look at these statements. Read and re-read them again. Let them sink in! Once they do, there cannot be any question as to the extent of the betrayal by people in whom the citizens of this country placed their trust. The actions (or inactions) of these actors may not rise to the legal definition of treason, but IMHO their behavior remains unconscionable at best.

 

The question isn’t which Congressional members knew Obama was ineligible to hold the office of POTUS. The real question is, who didn’t know Obama was ineligible and yet remained silent.

 

Why would any member of Congress or any elected official sworn to uphold and defend the Constitution do nothing and allow a man who lacks the requisite natural born citizen qualification under Article II Section 1 to become President?

 

The answer is simple; because there are members of Congress, who are themselves lawyers (and should possess a better understanding of the NBC clause) who don’t like the natural born citizen clause. That is actually an understatement. As stated in Part One, numerous legislators, along with an assortment of other actors in the media and elsewhere believe that the NBC requirement is no longer necessary, is discriminatory, and consider the clause to be un-American in a land of immigrants. (Say what?)

 

These are people who believe in the New World Order, or consider themselves to be citizens of the world along with Obama, and/or believe (or want us to believe) that the significance of citizenship is fading! They would have us believe that this country no longer faces threats from outside sources intent on destroying this country and our way of life so having a President that isn’t a natural born citizen is no big deal.

 

We have varied Congressional actors who knew Obama was ineligible and did nothing. They include:

  1. those who knew Obama was a fraud and simply didn’t care as long as their political agenda was met
  2. those who knew and were already comprised when they supported McCain with the non-binding Senate Resolution 511because making an exception for McCain gave them an excuse to make a bigger exception for Obama
  3. those who knew that the MSM would savage them for speaking the truth and could point to it without leading the charge. Is there anyone who believes the Clintons could have brought Obama’s citizenship status to the forefront without being viciously savaged and being called racists?
  4. those who support Arnold Schwarzenegger, knowing if Obama’s phony presidency is allowed to stand that precedence will have been set for him to run for POTUS.

 

The NBC clause has been a cause of concern dating back to 1860′s. At least 2 dozen attempts have been made to change the clause over the years. Despite the MSM propaganda on the topic, attention to the natural born citizenship requirement for POTUS didn’t begin with Obama and it has not one whit to do with the color of his skin.

 

Since 2000 there have been accelerated attempts to address the conundrum of Article II Section 1 of the Constitution. The most serious attempt was a hearing to discuss H.J.Res. 88 and held on July 24, 2000 by Congressman Barney Frank. Take of look at the names on the committees, do any of them look familiar?

 

Before you review these names let me point something out. While H.J.Res. 88 dealt with an amendment to allow foreign-born citizens to become President, one cannot review the hearing notes without recognizing that these same points pertain to McCain and Obama equally.

 

Some of these people are still in office and some are not, but all understand the meaning and consequences of the requirement that the President of the United States be a natural born citizen.

 

COMMITTEE ON THE JUDICIARY
HENRY J. HYDE
, Illinois, Chairman
F. JAMES SENSENBRENNER, Jr.
, Wisconsin
BILL McCOLLUM, Florida
GEORGE W. GEKAS, Pennsylvania
HOWARD COBLE, North Carolina
LAMAR S. SMITH, Texas
ELTON GALLEGLY, California
CHARLES T. CANADY, Florida
BOB GOODLATTE, Virginia
STEVE CHABOT, Ohio
BOB BARR
, Georgia
WILLIAM L. JENKINS, Tennessee
ASA HUTCHINSON,
Arkansas
EDWARD A. PEASE, Indiana
CHRIS CANNON, Utah
JAMES E. ROGAN, California
LINDSEY O. GRAHAM
, South Carolina
MARY BONO, California
SPENCER BACHUS, Alabama
JOE SCARBOROUGH
, Florida, now MSNBC host who disparages “birthers”)
DAVID VITTER, Louisiana
JOHN CONYERS, J
r., Michigan
BARNEY FRANK,
Massachusetts
HOWARD L. BERMAN, California
RICK BOUCHER, Virginia
JERROLD NADLER, New York
ROBERT C. SCOTT, Virginia
MELVIN L. WATT, North Carolina
ZOE LOFGREN, California
SHEILA JACKSON LEE
, Texas
MAXINE WATER
S, California
MARTIN T. MEEHAN, Massachusetts
WILLIAM D. DELAHUNT, Massachusetts
ROBERT WEXLER
, Florida
STEVEN R. ROTHMAN, New Jersey
TAMMY BALDWIN, Wisconsin
ANTHONY D. WEINER, New York

THOMAS E. MOONEY, SR., General Counsel-Chief of Staff
JULIAN EPSTEIN
, Minority Chief Counsel and Staff Director

Subcommittee on the Constitution

CHARLES T. CANADY, Florida, Chairman
HENRY J. HYDE
, Illinois
ASA HUTCHINSON
, Arkansas
SPENCER BACHUS
, Alabama
BOB GOODLATTE, Virginia
BOB BARR
, Georgia
WILLIAM L. JENKINS, Tennessee
LINDSEY O. GRAHAM
, South Carolina

MELVIN L. WATT, North Carolina
MAXINE WATERS
, California
BARNEY FRANK
, Massachusetts
JOHN CONYERS, J
r., Michigan
JERROLD NADLER, New York

 

Who else we can point to? How about Ted Kennedy who said he would support a constitutional amendment that would enable his niece’s foreign-born husband, California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, to run for President.

Or Sen. Arlen Specter (D-Pa.), who succeeded Hatch, said of Schwarzenegger: “The guy has become governor of California. What more credentials could you ask?”

Or Orrin Hatch who sponsored the “Arnold Amendment” in 2003 or John Conyers in 2006.

You want more? Do you know how many members of Congress hold law degrees? The number is 132 in the House of Representatives and 60 in the Senate.

 

1. Thirty-eight law schools have graduates serving in the senate.

2. Harvard Law boasts the most U.S. senators, with eight (Schumer, Stevens, Crapo, Dole, Obama, Feingold, Levin, Reed,). UVA Law is a close second, with seven (Bayh, Warner, Whitehouse, Kennedy, Bond, Cornyn, Nelson).

3. Four schools have two alumni serving in the U.S. senate, Alabama (Sessions, Shelby), Catholic (Casey, Harkin), GWU (Inoyue, Reid), Mississippi (Cochran, Lott).

4. Following schools have one each; Michigan (Salazar), Chicago (Klobuchar), Georgetown and NYU (Alexander)

5. Yale Law (Clinton, Lieberman, Specter); Georgetown (Durbin, Leahy, Webb)

 

Why is listing the number of Congressional members with law degrees so important?

 

Because these are people who have more than a basic understanding of the Constitution and the requirements to hold the office of President. And if all of this wasn’t enough, let’s not forget about the DNC, Nancy Pelosi, and Howard Dean; all who have sworn to the public that Obama is eligible to be President at the same they have worked with Obama to keep his every record verifying his citizenship status (at the time of his birth) from the public.

 

Is it necessary for me to point out that one doesn’t spend hundreds of thousands of dollars to keep records secret if there are no secrets to keep?

 

If you do nothing else this weekend, download a copy of the H.J. 88 hearing chaired by Barney Frank in July 2000. Pay particular attention to Frank’s objections to the natural born citizen clause of the Constitution; then review pages 17 through 25 and the comments of Mr. Vazsonyl. You can jump to pages 42 though 50 and read the comments of historian Forrest McDonald.

 

Both men talk about the beauty and majesty of our Constitution, the rationale and significance of retaining the natural born citizen clause of the Constitution, and point out that being able to run for the office of President of our country is not a right.

As Mr. Vazsonly, himself a naturalized citizen, points out:

Our Government consists of three independent branches. In the legislative branch with its two Chambers, one of them has hundreds of Members, so a few foreigners among them really do not make that much difference. The Senate only consists of 100 Members, so 1 or 2 out of 100 again is something else. Even the Supreme Court has nine members.

 

Alone, the executive branch of this Government is vested in a single person. I don’t think that it is an excessive requirement of the office for that person to have grown from the American soil.

 

I come back to my statement, which is not particularly palatable in today’s political climate, that Americans are different. We like to believe that all people are the same. In my experience, they are not.

 

[...] It is unthinkable, ladies and gentlemen, that a legislator in another land would actually spend time proposing that some foreigner could become the first citizen of that land. So, Congressman Frank, you are as good an example as I have met to show that Americans pour their hearts out and want to share everything, even the Presidency.

 

I would say respectfully that describing this provision of the Constitution, as I said, and I will say once again, one of the solitary miracles of human history, as victimizing immigrants or being unjust, to be able to run for President is not a  right.  It is very important not to confuse the system of government with rights. Where would such a right come from? It is a well-thought-out provision of our Constitution.

 

I am here to tell you, after 41 years of making the most strenuous efforts of becoming American, not just legally but in every sense of the word, and having spent 40 of those 41 years living with a native-born American, that I still have not been able to even approach the temperament, the natural tolerance, the unfailing good will toward the world that Americans are famous for.

 

Foreigners come here and have to learn it. It is a miracle that within one generation they can do so. I think it would be expecting something even more than the impossible that they can do it within the same lifetime, and that they can forget everything they had grown up with.




THE UNDERBELLY OF THE OBAMA CONSPIRACY… FIRST, THE DIRTY LITTLE SECRET

Here’s the dirty little secret. They have always known. Who are “they” of which I speak?

I am referring to the numerous groups of well known politicians (from both political parties), esteemed lawyers & Constitutional scholars, media personalities and other people in high places that have known from the beginning that Barack Obama was ineligible to hold the office of POTUS.

Barney Frank, Joe Scarborough, Maxine Waters, Jonathan Turley, John Dean of Watergate fame, and many others including Barack … all have known he was ineligible from the beginning. They have stayed silent or purposely obfuscated the truth because it serves their purpose; which is to by pass the Constitution and set a precedent that would then allow naturalized citizens (not the same as a natural born citizen) to run for office of President.

These are people who fancy themselves globalists. They find the natural born citizen clause to be anti-American(!), un-democratic, discriminatory, antiquated, a relic, pernicious.They who believe they are superior” and possess this ethereal worldly vision, diminish “we the people” who support adhering to Article II Section 1 Clause 5 of the Constitution … that imperfect document with flaws Obama ignores at every opportunity. These globalists describe people with contrary views as racists afraid of change and who are paranoid and xenophobic.

Contrary to what most people believe, efforts to by-pass the natural born citizen did not suddenly arise with Obama. He is not the first candidate whose citizenship status at the time of his birth has come into question. One need only go back to the 60′s to see efforts, to see the number of Congressional attempts to put men into power who were disqualified because of this Constitutional requirement. Four well known Republicans of the 60′s and 70′s, Barry Goldwater, Lowell Weiker, and George Romney, Henry Kissinger all had varying problems meeting the natural born citizen test.

In addition to Barney Frank’s attempt proposed amendment in 2000, Orrin Hatch brought forth the Arnold Amendment in 2003. More recently in 2005, two amendments to the Constitution of the United States were proposed.

Democrats Rep. John Conyers, Jr. and Rep.Brad Sherman sponsored H.J.RES.2 would require 20 years of citizenship for naturalized Americans to be eligible to hold the Office of President.

A similar resolution, H.J.RES.42, was introduced by Rep. Vic Snyder and cosponsored by Christopher Shays. It would require 35 years of citizenship for naturalized Americans to be eligible to hold the offices of President and Vice President.

Which bring us to the 2008 election. Was there a conspiracy to get Obama elected as this country’s first ineligible President as defined under Article II. Section 1, (A2 S1 C5 hereinafter) of the Constitution. You bet there was. Maybe conspiracy is too charged a term; a better term might be loosely formed confederation.

What we have is that beginning 2006, when the natural born citizen chatter subsided, a loosely formed confederation decided to steam roll a candidate, Barack Hussein Obama, whose popularity was so great that it was believed this “minor” detail concerning his citizenship status would be overlooked.

This might have worked had McCain won and became the President. Yes, McCain was ineligible to run despite the obvious attempts by Congress to gloss over this with Senate Resolution 511.

Think about it, for the most part, concern for the natural born citizen clause has been mostly “inside the beltway” and “in the weeds discourse” between these groups. To the casual observer or even the most avid political junkie, with the exception of an occasional editorial or an article in a legal publication or journal concern for the natural born citizen clause has flown under the radar. Who knew?

But there was a flaw. Obama’s inability to produce a single document verifying his eligibility as required in the Constitution was simply too big to ignore. Despite the MSM’s obvious heavy handed attempts to ridicule anyone questioning his eligibility and their constant commingling of the terms naturalized citizen with natural born citizens the story has refused to fade.

Obama remains a means to an end for this group of activists. The end game is simple. Eliminate the natural born citizen clause without a Constitutional amendment and anyone from any country could conceivably be elected to the most powerful position in the world having been naturalized and having lived in the US for 20 or more years.

That would mean Arnold Schwarzenegger, Arianna Huffington, Mel Martinez, Jennifer Granholm, Henry Kissinger, Andrew Sullivan, Madeleine Albright, all could run for POTUS and ignore a key component of natural born citizenship as a requirement to hold the most powerful position in the world!

Unfortunately, under this scenario and the laws of unintended consequences, in theory Vladimir Putin could conceivably run for POTUS if he moved to the US became a naturalized citizen and lived in Poughkeepsie, NY or any other town for a specified number of years.

Before you say that couldn’t happen, let me remind you that the Secretary of State in New Jersey allowed Roger Calero, an immigrant born in Nicaragua to place his name on the ballot for POTUS along with the equally ineligible John McCain and Barack Obama.

Tomorrow – Part Two in Their Own Words

ANN COULTER DISSES THE “BIRTHERS” INSISTS ON MAKING A FOOL OF HERSELF

Let me say this up front.  I’ve never been a particular fan of Ann Coulter. There was a time when I felt she should be muzzled … my bad.  I forgot that freedom of speech in our Republic (don’t you dare say democracy) means exactly that.  Everyone gets to voice their opinions even if we don’t like them or want to hear them. I’ve found in the last year that Coulter is an acquired taste.

While she can be viciously funny, she can also be just plain vicious … unnecessarily.  I will say this, for the most part she has been a “stand up” kinda gal even when it was unpopular.  She defended Imus when so many in the media were cloaking themselves with manufactured rage and last year she actually defended Hillary on more than one occasion.  She didn’t jump on the Hillary train, but it was clear she understood what a disaster an Obama presidency would be.

Which brings us to the present.  Last week  “marching orders” were given to those in the Conservative media to lay off the Obama birth certificate story and to stick to scripted narrative.  That’s why we suddenly had a cacophony of derision about the very real Constitutional crisis we are faced with from voices that know better.  It appears that no one is immune to career threats (see Canada Free Press) or threats  about heading into oblivion if the truth is articulated about what we all know to be true.

Obama is and has always been ineligible to hold the office of POTUS.

This is from Coulter’s recent column:

August 05, 2009

Obama Birth Certificate Spotted In Bogus Moon Landing Footage
By Ann Coulter

Tardy though they are, we welcome MSNBC (tardy? the voice of Obama) to finally joining every major conservative news outlet — including Fox News, The American Spectator, Human Events, National Review and Sweetness & Light — in discrediting the idea that President Obama wasn’t born in this country and, therefore, is ineligible to be president.


Oh, Annie, Annie, Annie … why step into this dog poop?  Now it will stick to you forever.

Ah, chill’ens notice what she didn’t say in her silly ass opening paragraph, the one carefully crafted to only mention that Obama wasn’t born in this country.  No mention of natural born citizenship requirements under the Constitution, not a word about Obama’s father being a British national,  or the necessity of both parents having to be U.S. citizens in order to be a natural born citizen of this country.  No mention of Team Obama’s attempts to block the release of the documents that could end this all today. No mention of the fact that his place of birth is immaterial.

The only thing that counts is Obama’s citizenship status on the day he was born.  Whether Obama  is fully a Brit, a dual citizen, or a naturalized citizen, or any number of possibilities,  his is disqualified for the office of POTUS.

The problem with the “all the birthers are crazy” tactic  suddenly coming from these Conservatives is it much too little and much too late to stop this train.  Not only is this tactic predictible but it is lame.  Too many of us have spent months and  countless hours  actually reading the Constitution, reading legal briefs, blogging, looking at phony documents etc. for these attempts to discredit the movement to have any effect or to stop the momemtum.  Quite simply there is too much out there, too many sane people of every political persuasion know Obama is a faux President.  We know the truth; derision no longer works, in fact it strengthens us.

Ann, might I make a suggestion.

We know you were compelled to write this garbage, but instead of making the “birthers” look foolish you have succeeded in making yourself foolish. Be gone damned spot, ah make that poop!

BILL MAHER & JOE SCARBOROUGH – PROVE “BIRTHERS” ARE RIGHT

`The biggest and boldest lies are lies of omission. I said this a few days ago:

Pay close attention to what the MSM and pro Obama sites are NOT saying when they “report” on Obama’s birth certificate.

Any media source that reports on the Obama birth certificate story and doesn’t include a discussion of the Constitutional requirements to hold the office of POTUS, the term natural born citizen, or dual citizenship is trying to skirt the real underlying issues of Obama’s nationality at the time of his birth.They are lying to you and blowing smoke.

Bill Maher, in his LA Times piece, “Birthers Must Go” and with Joe Scarborough backing him up on his show this morning, proved once again that the birthers… the Constitutionalists are right… Obama is ineligible to hold the office of POTUS. Both stuck to the party line … “birthers are lunatics on the fringes,they are Republicans, Obama was born in Hawaii, trust us to tell you the truth, and what else is left to say.” Here’s what’s left to say, “YOU LIE!”bill_maher-copy



OPINION

No matter how dumb, the people who are questioning whether Obama was born in the U.S. could eventually cause real problems.
By Bill Maher
July 31, 2009
Never underestimate the ability of a tiny fringe group of losers to ruin everything.
For the last couple of weeks, we’ve all been laughing heartily at the wacky antics of the “birthers” — the far-right goofballs who claim Barack Obama wasn’t really born in Hawaii and therefore the job of president goes to the runner-up, former Miss California Carrie Prejean.

No matter how dumb, the people who are questioning whether Obama was born in the U.S. could eventually cause real problems.

By Bill Maher

July 31, 2009

Never underestimate the ability of a tiny fringe group of losers to ruin everything. (We are ruining everything? Are you kidding me?)

For the last couple of weeks, we’ve all been laughing heartily at the wacky antics of the “birthers” the far-right goofballs who claim Barack Obama wasn’t really born in Hawaii and therefore the job of president goes to the runner-up, former Miss California Carrie Prejean.

OK, anyone read or hear the words natural born citizen, Article II Section 1 of the Constitution, Obama’s father was a British national, dual citizenship? I don’t have to go on do I?

What pisses me off about Scarborough is that while he has been fiercely “debunking” the birthers he makes no mention of the Constitutional sub-committee he sat on in 2000. It dealt with the natural born citizen clause that is at the heart of Obama’s ineligibility. JH Res. 88 said in part:

The subcommittee meets now to conduct a hearing on H.J.Res.88, which proposes an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to make eligible for the office of the President a person who has been the United States citizen for 20 years.This amendment, which was introduced by the gentleman from Massachusetts Mr. Frank would change the portion of the Presidential qualifications clause in article II, section 1, clause 5 of the United States Constitution that limits eligibility for the Presidency of the United States to natural-born citizens.

Like most in the MSM and on cable shows Maher and Scarborough cannot discuss the underlying issues of the “made up birth certificate controversy” without exposing themselves to be slimy weasles, liars par excellence, and hypocrites of the highest order.

OBAMA’S BIRTH CERTIFICATE & ELIGIBILITY FOR POTUS – WHAT LAWMAKERS NEED TO KNOW BEFORE RETURNING HOME IN AUGUST (Part Two)

When this has finally played itself out, I think we’ll find that the Obama birth certificate issue has been a brillant con job used to deflect attention from the real issues of Obama’s eligibility to hold the office of POTUS.  Whether Obama was born in Hawaii or Kenya, IT DOESN’T MATTER. The same is true of his mother’s citizenship.

As I said yesterday,I don’t blame lawmakers for wanting to dodge reporters when asked about Obama’s eligibility to hold the office of president.  There is no reason to duck the questions.  Armed with the following information, lawmakers should seek out the MSM and ask why they haven’t done their job.

Is Barack Obama a “natural born citizen” as required under our Constitution?

NO. For a fuller explanation here:

Natural born citizenship status in a nation is granted by the facts of nature of your birth. No law or statute is necessary to grant it. The nations can make any law they wish to make a person a citizen at birth or later. But natural born citizenship can only be conveyed by nature by the facts at birth of the child. If you are born in the country of two citizen parents you are “naturally” … a “natural born citizen” … a citizen too … but a specific kind of citizen who is eligible to be the President and Commander-in-Chief of our military since the child when born has sole allegiance to this country and there is no claim on him/her by a foreign country or power as to their citizenship at birth by that country too. Natural born citizens have unity of citizenship at birth. A natural born citizen is NOT a dual citizen at birth. A natural born citizen has no divided loyalty issues by his birth since the child was born in the country to two citizens of the country

Has Barack Obama ever been eligible to hold office?

NO, but the answer has less to do with his birth certificate than with the status of his citizenship at the time of his birth. The birth certificate has become a ( purposeful) distraction for the larger issues surrounding Obama and the presidency. Obama’s Kenyan father was a British national who passed his citizenship to his son.  His mother could not automatically pass her citizenship to Obama because she was underage at the time of his birth. There is a very strong legal argument to be made that Obama was born a British citizen.

FactCheck.org Clarifies Barack’s Citizenship

“When Barack Obama Jr. was born on Aug. 4,1961, in Honolulu, Kenya was a British colony, still part of the United Kingdom’s dwindling empire. As a Kenyan native, Barack Obama Sr. was a British subject whose citizenship status was governed by The British Nationality Act of 1948. That same act governed the status of Obama Sr.‘s children.

Since Sen. Obama has neither renounced his U.S. citizenship nor sworn an oath of allegiance to Kenya, his Kenyan citizenship automatically expired on Aug. 4,1982.”

Does it matter if he was born in Hawaii or Kenya?

NO, Hawaii or Kenya, it doesn’t matter!   What matters is his citizenship status on August 4, 1961.  Whether he was legally born a British citizen or with dual citizenship, either automatically disqualifies him for POTUS.  For people who are ignorant of the real issues, it is easy to say he was born in Hawaii and that his mother was a U.S. citizen and to dismiss this as racist, Republican, wingnut propaganda.  It doesn’t change the facts.

Has this country ever had a President that is a dual citizen?

NO.

Is Obama a U.S. citizen?

YES … maybe, but not a natural born citizen.  Since he and his legal team haven’t released a single record that buttresses his claim, it is hard to know conclusively. It is possible that he is a naturalized citizen? Yes, but his citizenship claim is complicated by the fact that his mother renounced her citizenship when she married her second husband, Lolo Soetoro and moved to Indonesia.  Her renunciation of U.S. citizenship impacted on Obama’s citizenship status.

Is seeing the long form of his birth certificate important?

YES, but not necessarily to determine if he was born in the United States. The Constitution requires that a candidate running for office of the President be a natural born citizen…not a naturalized citizen, or native born citizen, or dual citizen.  Obama’s own website acknowledges that his citizenship was governed by the British Nationality Act of 1948.

But the MSM keeps saying he’s a citizen and he was born in Hawaii … and what about the birth announcements and the birth certificate that I’ve seen?

IT DOESN’T MATTER! Let me say it again, what matters is Obama’s citizenship status the moment he was born.  Everything else is secondary.  The story provides plausible cover but it is a very small part of the seminal issues surrounding Obama’s citizenship.  Anyone can place an announcement in the newspaper.  The act of placing an announcement in a newspaper proves nothing.  The “birth certificate” is a phony AND probably inadmissible in a court of law!

Even if Obama were to release the vault copy of his birth certificate it doesn’t change the fact that his citizenship was governed by the British Nationality Act of 1948.  He’s a Brit!

OBAMA’S BIRTH CERTIFICATE – WHAT LAWMAKERS NEED TO KNOW BEFORE THE AUGUST RECESS– WHAT THE MSM REFUSES TO REPORT – (Part One)

I don’t blame lawmakers for wanting to dodge reporters when asked about Obama’s eligibility to hold the office of president. The way the MSM has intentionally marginalized, and narrowly defined the issues there is reason to be fearful without the facts.

From now on you don’t have to duck the questions. Once you are armed with the following you should seek out the MSM and ask why they haven’t done their job.

First and foremost, those of us who now number in the hundred of thousands are not “birthers” the pejorative term used by the MSM to ridicule our efforts to get to the truth. We are patriots. Those defending Team Obama’s actions are either parrots, pawns, or fools. This is not an issue of the extreme right wing of the Republican party. We come from diverse backgrounds, we are black, white, brown, independents, conservatives, former Democrats AND MORE. We are not racists, the now overly used political assisins bomb, hurled to make people duck and run.

Why is this issue so important? Because if the natural born citizen clause of the Constitution is not upheld, anyone including a foreign national could run for office? Before you say that couldn’t happen, it already has… just ask Roger Calero.

Who is Roger Calero? Calero was born in Nicaragua and one of the leaders of the Socialist Workers Party. His name appeared on the presidential ballots in New Jersey, Delaware, Minnesota, New York and Vermont. He isn’t a natural born citizen or even a naturalized citizen. Calero is a permanent resident alien with a green card yet he was certificed to run. When Leo Donofrio sued the New Jersey Secretary of State it was because she allowed Obama, McCain (with his own natural born citizenship probems) and Calero to run without verifing their eligibilty.

If Obama’s natural born citizenship isn’t validated, precedence will have been set that will allow future candidates to ignore this Constitutional requirement. Governor Schwarzenegger could become President even though he was born in Germany. This is a sneaky way to sidestep the Constitution. This is why Chris Matthews and a host of others over at MSNBC, CNN, etc. don’t want new legislation introduced that would require future candidates to provide conclusive proof that they are natural born citizens. Should this escape anyone’s attention, that would also mean Obama running for a second term!

There are a host of lawmakers and attorneys (Jonathan Turley and John Dean) who are well versed in this topic & who have chosen to look the other way because they believe the natural born citizen clause is no longer necessary. Rather than do the hard work and pass a Constitutional amendment, they remain silent on this issue. Congresss hasn’t been silent on this issue.  Just look at House Resolution 88 and CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT TO ALLOW FOREIGN-BORN CITIZENS TO BE PRESIDENT and the hearing before the subcommittee on the Constitution of the One Hundred and Sixth Congress.

Why this needs to be resolved before another piece of legislation is passed if Obama is ineligible then nothing in his Administration is legally binding, his cabinet appointments, his czars, all legislation including the $787 billion dollar stimulus bill. That means Geithner is gone, Gibbs gone, Biden gone … I don’t have to go on and on, do I? No wonder Roland Martin got hysterical on Lou Dobbs the other night. He knows it’s over and saying its too late because Obama is already President is flat out wrong!

Was Obama born in Hawaii? Maybe, but it doesn’t matter because his citizenship status at the time of his birth was British. His Kenyan father was a British national whose citizenship was passed onto to son. His mother was too young to pass her citizenship onto her child because she was underage at the time. Is Barack a citizen today, after all his mother was born in the US.  The answer is maybe, but even if it is a resounding YES, the best case scenario for him is he was born with dual citizenship and that disqualifies him. PERIOD!

What’s so important about being a natural born citizen? This is from Constitutionally Speaking:

Historical Fact #3: Additionally, in 1800, Charles Pinckney ( Continental Congress (1777-78 and 1784-87) and S.C. state legislature (1779-80, 1786-89, and 1792-96) said the presidential eligibility clause was designed to insure…attachment to the country:

“What better way to insure attachment to the country than to require the President to have his American citizenship through his American Father and not through a foreign father. Any child can be born anywhere in the country and be removed by their father to be raised in his native country. The risks would be for the child to return later in life to reside in this country bringing with him foreign influences and intrigues.”

As Leo Donfrio said on his blog this morning, our Founding Fathers set a higher standard of citizenship in order to become POTUS. Natural born citizenship is a higher form of citizenship and it is different from being a naturalized citizen or a dual citizen.

The following is from outside the country and Canada Free Press, since we cannot rely on the MSM to tell us the truth:

By JB Williams Wednesday, June 10, 2009

I can’t remember any time in my life when more was at stake.

In the end, it all comes down to the U.S.Constitution. It either stands as written and ratified, or it is a meaningless piece of paper of no use to any American ever again.This is the Constitutional Crisis so many worried about when Obama chose to seek an office he refused to demonstrate his eligibility for. It should have never been allowed to happen.

PRESIDENT OBAMA’S COMMENTS ABOUT IRAN’S ELECTIONS FILLED WITH IRONY

Last night as I was watching the coverage on the Iranian upheavals triggered by the fixed election results I couldn’t help repeatedly thinking about two points.

I kept hearing echoes of the past. . . President Kennedy’s famous “Ich bin ein Berliner” (I am a Berliner) was just below the surface of my consciousness. I couldn’t help but feel that, “tonight we are all wearing green” in support of this brave and awakened populace seeking fairness and honesty in the Iranian elections.

The second point that continued flitting in and out of my consciousness was how ironic that our faux President, Barack Obama, is lecturing Iran on honest elections. I thought possibly I was reaching just a tad; so I let it drop.

Then I this morning I happened across this from a blog called Uprooted Palestinians. This isn’t a blog I would normally seek out. I support Israel and a two state solution, but as it happens, since one of my posts is cited/referenced in one of the paragraphs related to Hillary’s treatment during the 2008 elections I had to investigate.

The writer does make some interesting points and it is of particular note that the writer is from a country outside the US. I guess we can file this under, “How people outside the US view our politics and policy positions!

Monday, June 15, 2009

IRANS ELECTION Obama’s HUGE Mistake

Obama’s Wheel Just Fell Off his Wagon

By Ban Sidhe http://irish4palestine.blogspot.com

I am no fan of Obama, I trust him about as far as I can throw him. However, I will support his actions when he deserves it and will attack him when he deserves it. Today he deserves a huge attack, forthwith. He, and his “groups” are meddling in the affairs of the Iranian election. The bloom is most definately OFF the Rose. Obama is exposed now, not in a good way.

So Let’s talk about American elections for a minute, when they are questioned by American voters who feel hard done, do they receive World outrage like we are seeing towards Iran now? Whilst Americans may be sitting on their arses thinking what happened in Iran is a big deal and needs intervention. Let me remind people that I followed the American election very very closely. And, you could argue that that 48 % of the Democrats felt just like the Reformists do now in Iran. And that is a much larger number of voters than are the Reformists in Iran. Many Americans felt cheated, and just maybe they were. But where was the world outrage? (under the Obama spell as I remember… so says this writer!)

Obama ran a cut throat campaign, and there were many things that troubled huge portions of the American voting public. 18 Million Hillary Supporters felt cheated about votes not being counted, alleged election fraud (ACORN registering dead people and Mickey Mouse!) Obama’s associations with this organisation and other groups. What about the good ole “Democrat For A Day” campaign? Was that above board? There were allegations of caucus fraud when Clinton won Texas in the vote yet the caucuses went to Obama. Police were called to some caucuses and allegations of cheating filled the air and the blogosphere. There were lawsuits filed. Then there was the Florida, Michigan thing and the DNC Rules Committee, the Donna Brazille thing, the removal of talking heads on CNN who were associated with Clinton, e.g. Paul Begala and James Carvelle, whilst those like Roland Martin.

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American elections are not immune from allegations of fraud and misconduct, even up to the DNC itself, as outlined above. So, I see this no different than what is taking place in Iran, on a MUCH smaller scale than what happened in America! So, America needs to butt out immediately and stop using it’s allied meddling pals like Germany, England and France to continue to attack Iran over Iranian elections. Which if you stand back and look at this, it is no different than what took place in the recent American election of Obama. Yet Obama was not “overthrown” even though there were many more Clinton supporters who felt cheated than there are Reformists who feel cheated in Iran.

Here’s my bottom line.

The writer above gives voice to those in many parts of the world who think America is always butting in where it doesn’t belong. As it happens, I don’t agree that we have been “meddling in the affairs of the Iranian election.” This may be one of the few times I agree with faux President Obama’s position. We cannot choose sides and be allowed to have the Iranian uprising turned into a foil to be used against us. I remember the hostages and the hatred of the ’79 Revolution… we don’t ever want to return to that.

Here’s the final observation. The old sayings, about calling the kettle black and people in glass houses not throwing stones are  worth consideration by this Administration. Mr. Obama has always been ineligible to hold the office of POTUS. We have long since stopped asking where the fault copy of his birth certificate is and where are all the other collateral documents that verify he is a natural born citizen as required under the Constitution. We stopped asking because, it’s clear Obama cannot provide the proof.

More importantly, because his father was a British citizen and his mother was underage when he was born (thus passing British citizenship onto both mother and child) Obama is really a Brit. There are some who try to pass this off as a technicality and there  are some people who would rather a phony President Obama than no Obama at all!

Say, where are those stones? I’d be careful with those stones Mr. Obama … the world is watching. The way you entered the White House hasn’t gone unnoticed by the rest of world.

OF DON IMUS’ NAPPY HEADED HO’S & DAVE LETTERMAN’S PALIN DERANGEMENT

In April 2007,  Don Imus uttered the now infamous “nappy headed ho” comment about the woman’s basketball players from Rutgers University.  His 30 second off the cuff comment was a dumb ass, unscripted moment . . . part of the “guy talk” and banter during the sports segment of his radio show.

Long time listeners like myself, winced knowing he didn’t mean to intentionally harm the girls. In fact, it was uncharacteristic for the I Man to after anyone like the women basketball players.  Imus saved his shot for the rich, the  pompous, the famous and infamous, political hucksters and hacks alike; that’s why we loved him.

The behind the scenes story that the MSM didn’t cover was this.  Media Matters had been monitoring his show for over years, recording it, waiting for him to say something that could be used against him. Imus gave Media Matters  an opening they were looking for:

At 6:14 a.m. on Wednesday, April 4, relatively few people were tuned into the “Imus in the Morning Show” when Don Imus referred to the Rutgers women’s basketball team as “nappy-headed ho’s.”

Ryan Chiachiere was. A 26-year-old researcher in Washington, D.C., for liberal watchdog organization Media Matters for America, he was assigned to monitor Mr. Imus’s program. Mr. Chiachiere clipped the video, alerted his bosses and started working on a blog post for the organization’s Web site

[...] Media Matters posted the video and transcript on its Web site and sent an email blast to several hundred reporters, as it does nearly every day.

The fact is, that Media Matters sent out an email blast to groups that included the National Organization for Women and National Association of Black Journalists.  When the Reverend Al got involved Imus was toast.  The rest, as we know, is history.

The truth is the whole event was scripted and staged.  People that had never heard an Imus broadcast were outraged . . . we had weeks of manufactured “outrage” by people with an agenda and raw political motives . . .  the cowardice and complicity of the MSM were on display. Imus apologized, multiple times, he was fired by MSNBC and CBS.

When the Imus brouhaha  happened, I was sure the conservatives and the cable entourage over at FOX News were going to have a hay day skewering Imus … he called Vice President Cheney, Pork Chop Boy on a regular basis.  He was critical of the Bush administration, after all.  But I was wrong! Wrong!

In fact, conservative radio and the right leaning cable shows jumped to his defense!  Ann Coulter (!) defended him, as did a legion of others I was sure would desert him.  I was stunned to see people in the press I had admired for years turn out to be frauds!  Slowly, I witnessed the bias of  liberal MSM . . . liberal bias wasn’t a delusion of those on the right!   It wasn’t a delusion and I was wrong.  Time Magazine was a rag and forget MSNBC.

It was the Imus controversy that started my activism.  I was calling radio shows (!) and blogging for the first time in my life, defending a grumpy old comic on principle! Irony abounds here, because at the time I was very critical of Hillary Clinton . .  and  I wouldn’t change my opinion about her until the New Hampshire primary, but that’s another story!

By the time the primaries were in full swing, the MO of the MSM was easy to spot and predict.  It was clear the MSM had a school girl crush on Obama.  Hillary and Sarah, on the other hand, were targets of the most vicious attacks and would remain so.  What happened to them remains unconscionable, which leads us to today, CBS and Dave Letterman.

Now comes Dave Letterman, CBS’s late night comic.   Apparently, Letterman is an Obama crackhead . . .  no longer capable of figuring out that a 14 year daughter of a politician is off limits to sexual comments and innuendo during a “comedy” monologue .  What he said was crude, tasteless, insensitive, and unnecessary.  Actually, it was unforgivable given the fact that his monologue is scripted and described over at HillBuzz:

On June 9th, 2009, David Letterman told his audience that Sarah Palin’s daughter had been “knocked up” during a New York Yankees game by 33 year-old Alex “A-Rod” Rodriguez.  Sarah Palin’s daughter, the only child of hers attending that Yankees game in New York, is 14 years-old — making Letterman’s joke about statutory rape, and how funny it is that during a baseball game at the new Yankee Stadium Alex Rodriguez took time during one of the innings to rape Willow Palin, impregnate her, and then get back to his duties on the field.

The next day, on June 10th, 2009, David Letterman said Willow Palin had become a prostitute, and was now kin to the hookers hired by former Governor Eliot Spitzer.

This is, of course, in addition to Letterman calling the Governor of America’s largest state “a slutty flight attendant”, accusing her of having a crack habit, denigrating her intelligence, and implying she was a lesbian.

I’m going to say this again, the monologue was rehearsed & scripted and meant to hurt, demean, and diminish Sarah Palin and her family. Not only did the monologue go on for several minutes, but the controversy has continued roiling for days. The words in Letterman’s monologue were the equivalent of  media approved violence against a 14 year old young girl and a woman whose political views the MSM is terrified of. Cowards and bullies pick on girls and women attending a baseball game!

I can’t rid my system of the bile when I see videos of Letterman’s attacks on Sarah and her daughters.  His apology that he didn’t mean the 14 year old daughter, but the 18 year old daughter is obscene.  I guess rape against the 18 year old is OK.  Dave, you are an asshole!

And what about CBS’s reaction and the reaction of the cast of characters that were so outraged over Imus?   CBS the network of Katie Couric, the network that fired Imus … because of a 30 second unscripted moment  . .  has remained silent … not even a slap on the hand. The National Organization for Woman, the same group that went after Imus like a bunch of cats after a field mouse,  finally issued a tepid statement about Letterman’s Palin derangement … after three days!

Of course, NBC and MSNBC have not disappointed us in the hypocrisy department either.  Contessa (I’m dumber and denser than a stone) Brewer remains perplexed  why Palin didn’t understand Letterman’s joke.  Olbermann has continued his blame the victim routine against Palin; ya, how dare Sarah think she could go to a baseball game with her daughter and not be attacked? Matt Lauer took Letterman’s side while Sarah Palin defended her daughter and girls and women across the country.

The list of hypocrites and Palin/conservative haters goes on and on . . . all defending the indefensible.

So,  boys ‘n girls what have we learned through all of this?  Well, apparently some comedians get a pass and others don’t.   See, it depends on what color you are and your political persuasion.

If you are liberal, left, and an Obama supporter you get a free pass no matter how vile and hateful your words are. That’s why Letterman still has a job … what he said was comedy.  See the difference?

If you are perceived to be conservative, pro-life, or anyone that is perceived to threaten Obama and the liberal/progressive agenda . . . watch out.  If you are a black comedian attacking a white girl you get a pass as well, ask Miley Cyrus. See, what this jerk-off said was comedy. See the difference?

It’s become de rigueur . . . you must be rude and crude and anything goes.  That’s why Anderson Cooper can poke fun about how difficult it is to talk while tea bagging, Jenine Garafalo can spew her venomous hatred towards all things not Obama.

BTW, Al Roker former NBC Today Show fatso (see fatso is OK because it’s just a little teasing),  was among the cast of characters who was “outraged” at Imus 30 second remark . . . a few weeks later he was joking around &  made an off the cuff comment of his own about epilepsy and epileptic seizures.  He didn’t get fired.  See, the difference?

Obama dissed the Special Olympians during the campaign.  Any  outrage here by the MSM!  No, of course not!   See, the difference?

OBAMA’S CONSTITUTIONAL CHUTZPA

You know, you’ve gotta admire Obama’s chutzpa. He’s got a set of them, doesn’t he?

This man, has steadfastly refused to release any documentation that proves once and for all that he is eligible to serve as President  of United States.

Team Obama refuses to release the vault copy of his birth certificate.  We have none of the records every other candidate for the office has had to provide       . . .  no travel documents, college records, no medical records, no copy of his thesis, no nothing.  Zip, zero, zilch, nada, the big egg.

It has been reported that his legal fees for keeping the records hidden have passed $800,000.00.

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Yet there he was yesterday, standing in Constitution Hall, wrapping himself in self-serving rhetoric about upholding the Constitution uttering the following:

I will never hide the truth because it is uncomfortable. I will deal with Congress and the courts as co-equal branches of government. I will tell the American people what I know and don’t know, and when I release something publicly or keep something secret, I will tell you why.”

Like I said he’s got a brass set, doesn’t he?

Interested in supporting the efforts of all those patriots in the country who continue to ask this simple question?  Go to the World Net Daily site for details.


OBAMA’S INELIGIBILITY FOR PRESIDENT – Psst! THERE’S A RUMOR!

Millions of people in this country and around the world believe that Barack Obama is not eligible to hold the office of president.

Our opposition to his presidency has not a damn thing to do with the color of his skin; our opposition rests on the fact that he and his legal team refuse to provide the documents that would prove once and for all that he is eligible for the office of POTUS. The production of these documents would end the speculation that  BHO is not a natural born citizen as required by Article II Section 1 of the Constitution; and still they stonewall.

Is there anyone left that is unaware that it isn’t just about the vault copy of his birth certificate that Obama refuses to release.  All of his records are under “lock and key” including  his college records, health records, college thesis,travel records,  anything that validates his eligibility and citizenship.

In all likelihood, BHO is a naturalized citizen but was never a natural born citizen … a very important distinction.  By his own admission he was born with dual citizenship . . . there is no provision for dual citizens to hold the office of president under our Constitution. His father was a British citizen and his underage mother, although born in this country, would have would have acquired her husband’s citizenship under the law.

Recently, both Keith Olbermann and Stephen Colbert ridiculed  Congressman Bill Posey because he had the temerity to introduce a bill, H.R. 1503 that would remove the possibility of  similar situation  arising with another ineligible candidate running for the office of POTUS.  Colbert referred to “the rumor” that BHO is not a citizen and the odious Olbermann gave Posey the honor of Worst Person in the World.


This bill, requires that proper documentation of all future candidates for president is presented before the candidate’s name is  placed on a ballot.  This would remove the eligibility issue as a reason for questioning the legitimacy of a candidate elected as president.  What’s wrong with that?  Well, I guess that brings us back to Barack, right?


Now we have a second Congressman that has quietly signed onto the bill. WND is reporting:

Now there are two.

A Virginia congressman, very quietly, has signed onto a measure in Congress that would require presidential candidates to verify their eligibility to hold the highest elected office in the United States. Virginia Republican Bob Goodlatte has signed on as a co-sponsor, putting a notice on his website that it’s one of the efforts in which he’s joining.

I wonder how Colbert and Olbermann will handle Bob Goodlatte?  Gotta say, the ridicule is starting to get tiresome and tedious!

You are going to need something new.  Hey guys, instead of trying to deflect our attention, why not address the real issues?