Hurricane Alley… by J. D. Longstreet

Creating A Constitutional Crisis The Obama Way

When it first began it seemed nothing more than a trifling matter which was destined to be quashed in a few days never to be heard of again. Now, however, it has taken on a life of it’s own and is growing, it seems, exponentially each day.  The question of whether, or not, Mr. Obama is eligible to be President of the US is snowballing into what could become another constitutional crisis for the US 

We Americans are used to all sorts of questions being thrown around about our political candidates.  As a result, many of us are just yawning and looking away as a few hardheaded citizens demand that Mr. Obama, the “presumed” President-Elect, is asked about proof of his US citizenship.

The US Constitution, another inconvenient piece of US law, demands (Under Article Two, Section One) that one be a natural born citizen of the US to serve as it’s President.  Here are the exact words:  No Person except a natural born Citizen, or a Citizen of the United States, at the time of the Adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the Office of President; neither shall any person be eligible to that Office who shall not have attained to the age of thirty five Years, and been fourteen Years a Resident within the United States.”

OK, so why not put the rumors and, even worse, the bevy of lawsuits, to rest by simply producing proof of citizenship by showing the world a valid birth certificate?  See, that’s the part I cannot, for the life of me, understand!  This entire dustup could be resolved and the hounds nipping at the heels of the soon to be President brought to heel. I just DON’T GET IT!

 

OK, so what happens if it turns out that Mr. Obama is NOT a natural born citizen?  Well… we’d have a constitutional crisis … is what. That is the last thing we need at this moment in our history.

 

This issue needs to be settled before the oath of office.  It must be settled.  Can you even imagine the damage done should Mr. Obama assume the presidency only to be found out some time later to be, shall we say, less than qualified?  What about all the appointments he might make?  Every one of them would have to be recalled.  In the mean time, what do you do about all the decisions THEY might have made while holding their respective offices illegally?  They’d all have to be overturned.  And… who would be Commander-in-Chief of the US Armed Forces? What about all the executive orders he makes… and the Bills the Congress hands up to him for his signature making them the law of the land?  Would those laws not be null and void? Can you see the complications this could, and would, have on our nation?

 

There is an excellent article on this at The Bulletin.  It’s titled: “Obama Fomenting A Constitutional Crisis: Constitutional Lawyer Discusses Ramifications Of Controversy”.  You’ll find it at:

 

http://www.thebulletin.us/site/index.cfm?newsid=20210273&brd=2737&pag=461&dept_id=576361  

 

In case you haven’t heard it from the Mainstream Media, the Supreme Court Justices will meet Friday, December 5th and review a case, which challenges the eligibility of Mr. Obama to serve as this nation’s President.

 

Pennsylvania attorney Philip J. Berg has now filed an emergency motion for immediate injunction asking the courts to halt state certification of electors in order to stop the Electoral College from meeting on December 15th and casting their votes for Mr. Obama.  At the same time, Berg is seeking to stop the official vote count, which is scheduled for January 6th until the court decides on his appeal.  By the way, in case you are wondering… Mr. Berg is a democrat.

 

This issue is not going away until it is faced head on, by Obama, and put to rest by producing proof of his birth as an American citizen. Why drag this out?  Why not produce the document in question and let’s move on.

 

J. D. Longstreet

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  1. Ted said, on December 4, 2008 at 4:54 am

    Folks, this is NOT rocket science.

    Since the Constitution’s Article II requires our President to be a “natural born citizen” (not merely a “citizen” as allowed for those living when the Constitution was enacted), meaning both parents were US “citizens” when the child was born (altho parents need not be “natural born” citizens), there’s NO WAY Obama can be President — regardless of being born in Kenya OR Hawaii — that is, to be “natural born citizen” (as opposed to being a “citizen”) being born on American soil is insufficient unless both parents are “citizens”. Obama’s dad was NOT an American citizen. He was a citizen of the UK (administering Kenya at the time).

    Bottom line, the questions of (1) the birth certificate, (2) where Obama was born, and (3) whether Obama was a “citizen” of the US, all miss the mark. The issue before the Supreme Court is “natural born citizen” of the US, NOT “citizen” of the US. Under the Constitution, a Senator or House Member, for example, need only be a “citizen”, but a President, uniquely, must be a “natural born citizen”.

    Obama is not. Case closed.

  2. chris said, on December 5, 2008 at 1:50 pm

    this isnt hard to understand let me clear this up for you. sorry Ted you are wrong. only one parent has to be a citizen and the child must be born on U.S. soil to be considered natuarl born. and as for showing his birth certificate as the article asks for. he has shown it its all over the internet and the department of health in hawaii confirmed its authentic. you may say well you can see the seal thats because the seal is stamped on the back of the document. and you wont get the original copy because its locked away. noone can get the original only copies. case closed obama IS a natural born citizen

  3. Guy said, on December 5, 2008 at 7:54 pm

    Sorry Chris, but it’s YOU that have it wrong. There is NO birth certificate “all over the internet” …. only a “certificate of birth” issued by the State of Hawaii, certifying that Obama was born in Hawaii. It was issued by some government employee, and of course, we all know that all goverment employees are above any sort of corruption….. NOT! What we, the people of this country, want to see, is his BIRTH CERTIFICATE … issued by the hospital in which he was born, and signed by the doctor who delivered him. Doesn’t it seem at all strange to you that anyone who actually had an authentic, valid birth certificate would be stonewalling the entire country and refusing to produce it? I’m not afraid to show mine to anyone who asks for it, and I’m having a real hard time understanding why Obama won’t produce his. Laws are laws, but then, we all know what liberals think about laws. I wonder what your position would be if the same question had been raised about George Bush ….


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