Is the US Constitution just a piece of paper with words scribbled on it, or does it have some significance to this country, let alone our government?
It is my understanding that our Supreme Court Justices, Congressional Leaders and President swear an oath upon entering their offices indicating their duty to uphold the Constitution of the United States of America.
But for the life of me, I cannot understand why when there are MAJOR questions concerning the “natural born citizenship” status of Barack Hussein Obama, (a) the mainstream media, (b) our current President, (c) our Supreme Court, and (d) our Congress are not up in arms demanding that Senator Obama prove he meets this Constitutional requirement to become President of the United States?
When Senator McCain was scrutinized during the campaign season over his citizenship status, he provided the necessary documents and was found eligible concerning that requirement, removing all doubt. However, when the issue was raised over Senator Obama’s citizenship status, his “campaign” provided a fraudulent document that proved nothing, leaving further doubt. And to this day, Senator Obama REFUSES to produce a vault copy of his birth certificate; he has had this birth certificate as well as all academic records sealed. What is he hiding?
A lawsuit was filed prior to the Democratic National Convention by an average citizen against Barack Obama and the DNC, demanding proof of his eligibility before he was technically nominated. However, both the DNC and Senator Obama would not provide a vault copy of his Birth Certificate (indicating he was a natural born citizen) and when it finally went through the judicial process in Philadelphia, the suit was dismissed and the plaintiff was denied the proof he sought because he “lacked standing”.
The big question at that point was, if a U.S. citizen lacks the “standing” to ask for proof that a candidate meets the Constitutional requirement to become President of the United States, then who does? According to the judge in that case, it was up to Congress to determine that.
What I find most boggling is that there is NO ONE in our whole body of government who has certified that Barack Obama was ever constitutionally eligible to run in the first place. All 50 states put his name on the ballot without ever certifying his citizenship status. How is that possible?
This citizen, Philip Berg, concerned that we were headed towards a Constitutional crisis, took his case to the Supreme Court. Another citizen filed a lawsuit in New Jersey concerning the “natural born citizen” clause from a different perspective; his was dismissed as well and he took it to the Supreme Court.
This second case was supposed to have been discussed today to determine whether the Supreme Court would hear it, but at the end of the day, there was no indication one way or the other whether it was considered. We’ll have to wait until next week to know for sure what’s going on with it. I believe the first case was scheduled to be discussed on Monday to see if that would be heard by the SCOTUS (Supreme Court Of The U.S.).
Meanwhile, on Monday December 8th, there’s a Press Conference being held at the National Press Club to discuss these cases with the plaintiffs as well as hearing from the author of an Open Letter to Barack Obama that was published (twice) as a full page ad earlier this week in the Chicago Tribune.
From what I understand the odds are that these cases will unlikely be heard given the path they took to get to this High Court (skipping over more local jurisdictions). However, I am hopeful that the LORD will move upon the hearts of these Justices and they will recognize the significance of this issue: that the US Constitution must be upheld, and act accordingly.
“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;…” [SOURCE]
UPDATE 12/6/08 10:23 AM: It appears that the plaintiff in the second suit will not be present at the press conference on Monday. The original source where I obtained this information was mistaken.