The Supreme Court can pack up shop. We won’t need it anymore.
The political elites will now decide what parts of the Constitution they will choose to follow and which ones they prefer to ignore. Their propaganda ministry, the main stream media, will provide the necessary thought control.
The junta, formerly known as the US Government, reeks of corruption.
Thanks to the malfeasance or political cowardice of the Republican and Democratic Parties, we now have an ineligible individual, Barack Hussein Obama, occupying the White House.
In addition, there is an increasing amount of credible evidence to suggest that forgery may have been committed during Obama’s campaign for the Presidency.
Yet there are no ongoing official investigations. Quite the contrary, everything is being done by both political parties to suppress any discussion of wrongdoing.
Just what were the political elites thinking in 2008 when they decided to circumvent the Constitution and dismiss the inconsistencies in Obama’s background? And why are they ignoring the issues now?
I understand that it is sometimes difficult to determine if members of Congress are just plain stupid or selfish phonies.
No doubt, a few could be classified “dumb as bricks” or not quite having “both oars in the water”.
Largely though, they have grown so arrogant and so accustomed to their wanton use of power without any accountability that they are often confused about the meaning of our laws and lack even a modicum of common sense.
The best definition that I can ascribe to the behavior of Congress is willful stupidity, more commonly known as political expediency.
In the category of Presidential eligibility, one award for willful stupidity must go to Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT).
On July 10, 2003, he proposed “an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to make eligible for the Office of President a person who has been a United States citizen for 20 years” (Senate Joint Resolution 15).
The measure was known as the Arnold Amendment because it would permit Austrian-born, naturalized citizen, Arnold Schwarzenegger, then a rising Republican star, to become President.
A Constitutional Amendment just for Arnold Schwarzenegger? Seriously?
Perhaps Hatch didn’t put much thought into his proposal beyond helping the “Governator”.
The Arnold Amendment would also have permitted Fort Hood shooter Nidal Malik Hasan to become President had he not gone on his murderous rampage, as well as, al-Qaeda terrorist leader Anwar al-Awlaki had he not fled to Yemen.
Hatch’s bill would have included all anchor babies or anyone born outside the United States, even those with questionable loyalty. Try to imagine President George Soros.
Hatch followed his ridiculous proposal with an even more comical hearing of the Senate Committee on the Judiciary (“Maximizing voter choice: Opening the Presidency to naturalized Americans”, October 5, 2004) of which he was chair.
Not surprisingly, all the invited witnesses agreed with Hatch and none seemed to understand the meaning of the natural born clause in the Constitution.
With that degree of willful stupidity in play, it is no wonder that Obama has succeeded. He is obviously smarter than the combined intellectual aptitude of the Senate and the House of Representatives.
Regrettably, the consequences of the politicians’ dereliction of duty will be momentous.
Every law and every executive order Obama has signed and every appointment he has made is null and void.
The rule of law may be permanently undermined.
One can only conclude that our political leadership were co-conspirators or dupes in the most infamous scam every perpetrated on the American people.
Forget Congress. They’re hopelessly complicit.
The only way to restore the Constitution is for state legislatures to pass laws requiring unambiguous proof of natural born citizenship for Presidential and Vice Presidential candidates i.e. native born of citizen parents.
© 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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