James Madison, the Father of the Constitution, stated:
“Do not separate text from historical background. If you do, you will have perverted and subverted the Constitution, which can only end in a distorted, bastardized form of illegitimate government.”
The text of the Constitution and its historical background unequivocally assert that Barack Hussein Obama is not eligible to be President because he has never met the requirements for natural born citizenship i.e. someone born in the US of citizen parents at the time of birth.
It is clearly the responsibility of Congress, which has legal standing, to resolve the issue of Obama’s ineligibility.
Since January 20, 2009, however, members of Congress have abrogated their oath of office to support and defend the Constitution, specifically Article II, Section 1, the narrative of the 14th Amendment and Section 3 of the 20th Amendment:
Those who still choose to deny or ignore the fact that the United States is in a Constitutional crisis are either deliberately or spinelessly moving the country toward a distorted, bastardized form of illegitimate government.
Either through political partisanship or political correctness, members of Congress have decided to derogate the Constitution by circumventing the processes set forth for its modification, in order to amend it by political fiat and willful inaction.
The extreme left prefers a flabby and pliable Constitution because their aim is permanent political power in the form of a de facto one-party state.
They are trying to convince the American people that the Constitution is merely some quaint advice proffered by a few 200-year-old dead men, who would be unfamiliar with an enlightened pop culture and whose statutes should be adjusted to suit whatever political whims left-wingers might be currently feeling.
For those people, the eligibility issue is one step toward dismantling the Constitution.
It is interesting to note that there has been an appropriate evolution of a 1930s’ quote often attributed to Sinclair Lewis:
“When fascism comes to America it will be wrapped in the flag and carrying a cross.”
In 1975, Ronald Reagan updated it by saying that fascism will come to America in the form of liberalism. To amplify on that argument, I quote William F. Buckley:
“Liberals claim to want to give a hearing to other views, but then are shocked and offended to discover that there are other views.”
I think Reagan and Buckley were correct. We are observing liberal fascism in real-time.
In 2008, America’s limosine liberals and the main stream media (MSM) decided for us how nice it would be to elect our first post-American President.
Like them, Obama spoke in the form of platitudes and agreeably phrased non sequiturs, where uttering altruistic goals seemed the equivalent of achieving them. The compliant left was smitten and the anti-Americans applauded and plotted.
Still enamored with their creation, the denizens of the far left and their fellow travelers are now out-doing themselves in their desperation to re-elect Obama.
The New York Times condescendingly provided a psychological explanation for birtherism, as if it is some kind of mental disease. As expected, they played the race card.
If they were not all so pathetic, they would be laughable.
Meanwhile, Republicans, formerly members of an opposition party, cower in fear over any possible liberal condemnation perpetrated by the MSM.
It is difficult to imagine a more pressing issue facing the country than the integrity of the Constitution. Yet many Republican leaders call the question about Obama’s eligibility a “distraction”, insisting that we need to focus on other issues with which they feel more comfortable.
On November 18, 1783, William Pitt stated in the British House of Commons:
“Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human freedom. It is argument of tyrants. It is the creed of slaves.”
As Thomas Jefferson wrote: “And what country can preserve its liberties, if its rulers are not warned from time to time, that this people preserve the spirit of resistance?”
© Canada Free Press 2011
Lawrence Sellin, Ph.D. is a recently retired colonel with 29 years of service in the US Army Reserve. He is a veteran of Afghanistan and Iraq.
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