“The very danger the Constitution was designed to avoid”, Part 1: Barack Obama is Illegally Occupying the Oval Office: He is Constitutionally Ineligible for the Office (and so are Ted Cruz, Bobby Jindahl and Marco Rubio)

The problem with what the president is doing is that he’s not simply posing a danger to the constitutional system. He’s becoming the very danger the Constitution was designed to avoid. That is the concentration of power.”-Liberal Law Professor Jonathan Turley


As we watch millions of Americans continue to suffer in this horrific economy, losing their jobs, their health insurance, and for those of those gullible enough to believe Barack Obama’s risible slogans and promises, any “hope,” it’s a good time to re-visit the 800-pound gorilla in the room; specifically, the fact that Barack Obama is illegally occupying the office of President of the United States. Too harsh? No, I don’t think so. Read on.

I hope that you will all indulge me for a few minutes while I express my love and devotion to that outdated document, the U.S. Constitution, drafted over 200 years ago by DWEM (Dead White European Men) who stuck their necks out to make it happen. It has been pronounced “quaint” by none other than liberal wunderkind/twit, the Washington Post’s Ezra Klein. If I a guy ever looked like he was about to be on the receiving end of an atomic wedgie, it’s this guy, the “whippersnapper apparatchik,” Mr. Klein. He finds the Constitution “confusing, because it was written over 100 years ago. Yeah, that Gettysburg Address is also a stumper, right, my lefty friend? That’s obviously a fine education they give you at UCLA. In fairness to Ezra, I hear that he has mastered every level of World of Warcraft.

Unfortunately, it’s not only the silly, callow Mr. Klein who regards the Constitution as a relic of a bygone age. Barack Obama himself is no fan of the document of “negative liberties,” a way to obfuscate what he really thinks; specifically, that the Constitution is deeply flawed because it is primarily a restriction on the federal government, and that’s bad. How is the government going to do all the great things it can do for people with all that Constitution throwing up a bunch of obstacles like keeping it from spreading the wealth around? How far would Castro have gotten with that sort of thing holding him back? Precisely! Good thing for him that a sufficient number of Americans have been dumbed down by government schools and pop culture laden “news” that they don’t have the slightest clue what the Constitution requires of anyone who aspires to the office of the Presidency. “Natural born citizen?” “Article II?” To quote that great democrat and aspiring president Hillary Clinton, what difference does it make?


As we are seeing, it makes a huge difference if the person in the Oval Office is a patriotic American whose heart beats true with red, white and blue versus one like B. Hussein Obama, whose heart just beats red. Bottom line: ideology aside, he is not an Article II “natural born citizen” because both of his parents weren’t American citizens at the time of his birth, assuming that his biological father was actually Barack Obama, Sr., and not Frank Marshall Davis. Like everything else about the current occupant of the Oval Office, the circumstances of his parents’ marriage, if they were even married, remain murky. If the American communist, and not the African communist, was his actual father, then I’ve got nothing.


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I concede that my opinion that Barack Obama is Constitutionally ineligible to hold the office of President is just that, as in, my opinion. Not all intelligent, educated legal analysts agree, as I’m sure you know. Prof. William Jacobson, of the terrific Legal Insurrection, who has appeared as a guest on The Teri O’Brien Show, disagrees. I do agree with him that, since the Founders didn’t clarify precisely what they meant by the phrase “natural born citizen,” it’s a gray area, which means we all have to decide how it shakes out. He’s also spot on about the Alinskyite use of the derogatory term “birther” as a way to try to silence anyone who questions the background of these completely unvetted president. I think that the Founders believed that this phrase was so well understood that no clarification was necessary. I believe that they were well aware of the Vattel treatise and the definition of “natural born citizen” he put forth, the one that defined the term as the child of two American citizens born on American soil. It seems inconceivable to me that they would use the phrase “natural born citizen” in one and only one place in the Constitution, when defining the requirements for the office of the highest office in the land, and not have it mean something other than being a non-naturalized citizen. Yes, I also know that even mentioning this issue is kicking a hornets’ nest. Like that’s ever stopped me.

At the end of the day, the issue of eligibility is a political question, so even if I am correct, if the voters don’t care, it’s a moot point. Clearly, since Rubio and Cruz are always mentioned as potential GOP nominees for President, unfortunately most Americans don’t share my punctilious interpretation of Article II. If they did, we wouldn’t be in this mess.

Let’s assume you agree with Prof. Jacobson that we should give the benefit of the doubt on the “natural born citizen” requirement of Article II to not only Obama, but Rubio, Cruz, Jindahl, Nikki Haley, and anyone else who is a “citizen,” because ultimately it’s a political question up to voters. What if the voters were deliberately deceived? I’m not talking about the usual political puffery we expect from all politicians. I’m talking about the brass knuckle tactics of the Chicago Way, enunciated by Saul Alinsky and practiced by the Cook County machine, intimidation, fraud, and outright lies. Would that be enough to render the beneficiary of that strategy illegitimate? Stay tuned.


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