Politics has recently replaced the Constitution as the basis for the rule of law in the United States. It is a recipe for chaos, if permitted to continue.
More and more Americans are beginning to realize that Barack Obama is an illegal President and/or has a potentially damaging personal history.
The desperation now being displayed by Obama sycophants is proof positive.
The race card is increasingly being played. Expect much more of it.
Donald Trump is the earthquake. A tsunami of revelations will soon follow, which will have a yet unforeseen impact on the legitimacy of our political system and the integrity of the main stream media (MSM).
Having largely dismissed Constitutional considerations since 2008, the political elite and the MSM, perhaps not now, but ultimately will find politics a poor substitute as the final arbitrator of our national discourse.
I will provide a libretto for the political comic opera now underway.
The Democratic left-wing will continue to support Obama. Moderate Democrats, behind the scenes, are already seeking an alternative. The Clinton machine is waiting for an opportunity to make its move.
The Republicans smell electoral blood and consider Obama the most vulnerable of the probable Democratic Presidential candidates. For that reason, they would prefer revelations about a damaging personal history rather than an illegal Presidency.
The MSM are in a win-win situation. They will continue to back Obama until he is replaced by a potentially stronger Democratic candidate. If that happens, expect a ruthless assault describing Republicans as racists and haters, who hounded poor Barack Obama out of office. In that case, the MSM will also help re-energize the Democratic faithful for the new standard-bearer.
The Constitutional questions raised by the election of Barack Obama will be ignored, either forever or as long as possible, because the political elite and the MSM were likely either complicit in or acquiesced to its infringement.
The breach created in the Constitution sets a precedent for its further erosion. Regrettably, many of our political elite favor a situation, where the Constitutional rights guaranteed to Americans become negotiable according to the political caprice of party leaders.
The debate about Barack Obama’s eligibility to serve as President is over. It is his responsibility to establish his eligibility for office, not the task of ordinary Americans to prove that he is not.
The content and intent of the Constitution are clear. The Founders did not use the word “citizen” but the term “natural born citizen” to describe eligibility for the Presidency.
The authors of the Constitution no doubt based their understanding of the term “natural born citizen,” on the 1758 book “The Law of Nations” written by Swiss philosopher and diplomat Emerich de Vattel, who wrote:
“… natural-born citizens, are those born in the country, of parents who are citizens. … children naturally follow the condition of their fathers, and succeed to all their rights. … The country of the fathers is therefore that of the children…”
That is, someone who is born in the US of citizen parents at the time of birth is a natural born citizen.
In the early days of our country, it was specifically designed to prevent a British usurper from gaining office and undermining American independence.
Accordingly, Barack Obama is a priori ineligible. In that regard, it does not matter where he was born or if we ever see a real birth certificate.
It does not mean, however, that Obama should not show his birth certificate to prove that he was born in Hawaii as he claims. Unfortunately for him, the Certification of Live Birth, which has been posted on the internet, is not sufficient proof. In addition, it has never been legally validated by the State of Hawaii and may even be a forgery.
Another shibboleth used by Obama defenders is the newspaper clipping announcing his birth. Seriously? Just try using a newspaper clipping to get a driver’s license. What’s next, Monopoly money to pay down the national debt?
Barack Obama should step down or be Constitutionally removed from office.
The American people are now faced with an urgent and critical choice.
Will the rule of law be dictated by the whims of the political elite and the MSM or by the Constitution?
I choose the latter.
© 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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