How We Got in This Mess, 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)

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I hope that you will all indulge me for a few minutes while I express my love and devotion to that outdated document, the U.S. Constitution, drafted over 200 years ago by DWEM (Dead White European Men) who stuck their necks out to make it happen.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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Ted Cruz: Born in Canada, Says He’s Article II Eligible. What Say You?

Today on ABC’s “This Week with George Stephanopolous,” Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) told reporter Jonathan Karl that he believes that he is eligible to run for President, even though he is born in Canada. The occasion was Cruz’ trip to Iowa, a place that no senator goes for no reason.

The fact that Barack Hussein Obama was allowed to not only run for president, enabled by a slobbering sycophantic dinosaur media, but be elected, demonstrates that despite their alleged education, the population is largely completely unaware of the “natural born citizen” requirement of Article II. It’s ironic, since as noted here, Obama is the walking embodiment of what the Founders were trying to protect us from with that very requirement.

Do you agree with Sen. Cruz?

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While Supremes Downplay Race, Obama Mandates It In Decision Making – Investors.com (Part of the plan to “remake” America,” and like so much of that plan, done sub rosa, and through the back door, avoiding Congress)

‘We Need to Act’: Transcript of Obama’s Climate Change Speech – Bloomberg (Meanwhile, at a speech at University of Cape Town, the One promises $7 billion to help bring electricity to Africa. Are you connecting the dots? Unilateral energy disarmament will cut “unfair” Amerika down to size!)

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United States Energy Use l Clean Coal l America’s Power (site where you can see how much of your state’s energy comes from the coal industry that Barack Obama vowed to destroy when he was running for president in 2008)

FLASHBACK: Barack Obama – I Will Bankrupt The Coal Industry – YouTube

Nelson Mandela ‘proven’ to be a member of the Communist Party after decades of denial – Telegraph (I know we aren’t supposed to mention this inconvenient fact)

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NationalJournal.com – Edward Snowden Is Riding a Global Anti-American Network – Friday, June 28, 2013 (Gee, what happened to the reset? I thought that the amazing power of Barack Obama’s charm and personality would make the world love us.)

Hank Johnson: Clarence Thomas ‘Worse’ Than Edward Snowden For Gutting Voting Rights Act (proving the stunning ignorance of certain members of Congress when it comes to understanding legal opinions)

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House Last Line of Defense Against Amnesty: “fold it up into a paper airplane and throw it out the window.”

I couldn’t have said it better myself, Rep. Tim Huelskamp (R-KS). My friend Peter Roskam (R-IL) also stated the case well. From National Review:

Chief deputy whip Peter Roskam of Illinois is certain that the House would never take up the Gang of 8’s bill in its present form. “It just won’t happen. It is a pipe dream to think that that bill is going to the floor and be voted on,” he said at a breakfast Thursday hosted by National Review.

Here’s the bottom line, Kids. Two words: No conference. The 1000+ page mess that is coming over from the Senate has to be D.O.A. when it gets to the House. We reject the uncoupling of border security from the legalization of illegal aliens. We want border security first. The fact that Barack Obama’s team, who, as we reported here (if you missed this post, you definitely need to read it) were pulling all the strings behind the scenes made that demand a deal killer tells you everything you need to know. The fact that Obama and Schumer rejected any quantifiable objective measure of border security, such as the one John Cornyn proposed, is demonstrates that they understand all too well that the “tough border security” is a sham because (1) Janet “The Border is More Secure Than Ever” Napolitano can waive most of it and (2) future Congresses can refuse to spend the money.

So, repeating when you write and call your Congressman, tell him you want no conference with this Senate bill. You want individual bills to address the problems with border security and employer verification. Tell him that otherwise, we’ll be back here in 10 or 20 years, and that’s the definition of insanity; that is doing the same thing and expecting a different result.

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Stand firm, Patriots. We can defeat this amnesty. Remember distracting and discouraging you are two of the Left’s most potent weapons. Take them away

21 Things You Have to Believe To Support Amnesty for Illegals

1. That the “amnesty first, border security later (as in never)” approach employed once before in 1986 will work out differently this time. From Mickey Kaus, who has brilliant on this issue:

I’ve been trying to think of the right metaphor for the giant Corker-Hoeven amendment, the one that is reportedly giving the Gang of 8′s immigration bill enough votes to pass the Senate. Sure, it’s a fig leaf–but a fig leaf is usually something insignificant-yet-real. This is something grandiose that’s a fraud.

The best I can come up with is this: A man comes into your restaurant. You recognize him–he’s a guy who ate a $100 meal last year and said he’d pay later, but he stiffed you. Now he’s back and wants another meal on credit. He senses you are wary and makes a new offer. “This time I’ll pay you … $2 million! How can you refuse? It’s 2 million dollars!”

You get the idea.  Just try and collect.

2. That the same Congress that just last month refused to include a provision delaying amnesty and legalization for the millions of illegals before building the 700-miles of fencing already required by a 2006 law is serious about border security.

3. That the same Congress that just last week refused to include a provision with a quantifiable metric, the Cornyn amendment, to prove that the border is secure is serious about border security.

4. The legislation covertly written by Barack Obama’s point person on amnesty, and the congressional staffs of Sen. Chuck Schumer and Sen. Dick Durbin, is better for the the United States than it is for the Democrat party.

5. That a law supported by the SEIU is better for the the United States than it is for the Democrat party.

6. That once these new Democrats are legalized, the same Democrats demanding this “historic” legislation will roll up their sleeves and get right to those “tough” border security provisions.

7. That anytime a policy is described as “historic” it should not be examined very carefully before being implemented.

8. That legislation that allows Janet Napolitano to waive the requirement of new “required” fencing or new technology in the Corker-Schumer-Obama “border security” amendment will actually secure the border.

9. That legislation that automatically legalizes illegals no matter what after 10 years if implementation of its provision is delayed by litigation (here at page 12). Gee, I guess once La Raza or the ACLU files the lawsuits that they already have prepared, it’s a done deal.

10. That it’s a good idea for members of Congress to vote for legislation that they haven’t read a la the February 2009 stimulus and Obamacare. Remember all those great earmarks in that “stimulus,” including $200,000 for tattoo removal (here at p.283) for gang members? As Byron York notes,

On Friday, Republican Sen. Bob Corker anticipated such concerns and sought to reassure the public by saying that everyone will have 75 hours to read the amendment before the vote. “I know we have had a lot of people on the floor who have criticized this legislation without reading it,” Corker said. “I know it has been called a magic amendment. I will just say to people who care about border security — and obviously numbers of people on our side of the aisle care deeply about that — read the bill. By filing cloture today [Friday] on this amendment, it is going to give everybody in this body and in the nation the opportunity to read this piece of legislation for 75 hours before the cloture vote occurs.”

If one started as Corker spoke and devoted 16 hours a day to nothing but studying the bill, one would have to cover about 24 pages an hour to finish the legislation. That’s certainly doable — if one has 16 hours a day for three days to do the job. But it’s also not easy, because reading the amendment requires comparing the new text to the original text of the bill to try to spot changes. Despite what Sen. Corker says, it’s not a lot of time.

11. That a future Congress, desperate for cash as the bankrupting of America continues, will not decide to repeal the provisions that require billions more in spending on border security. Sen. Leahy is already making noises about how this border security money is like “a Christmas wish list for Halliburton.”

12. That it will make it easier for young people to get jobs and pay off their student loans with millions of new people competing with them for jobs. What if you are looking for a job as a paralegal, or in marketing? Who do you think might be more attractive to an employer, you, or someone with identical credentials who is bilingual? Speaking English and being fluent in Spanish will make the latter candidate even more attractive after we’ve opened the floodgates to millions of people who barely speak a word of English, won’t it?

13. That a bill that even the Congressional Budget Office (CBO), which must rely on assumptions provided by proponents of this bill in Congress, says will depress wages for 12 years is good for American workers.

14. That a bill that that same CBO says will reduce the flow of illegals into the country by only 25% is a solution to the problem of illegal immigration.

15. That it is fair to reward law-breaking by giving $590,000 in lifetime benefits to a person who pays a $2000 fine for knowingly and willfully violating the laws of the United States.

16. That is better to do may be politically expedient than it is to do what is just, fair and fiscally-responsible.

17. That a person with a 10th grade education will pay more in taxes over a lifetime that he will receive in benefits from the federal government.

18. That people who are beholden to the federal government for generous “entitlements” won’t vote for people strictly on the basis of who will insure that those benefits continue, and preferably increase.

19. That illegals given special “provisional” status won’t be permitted to vote.

20. That if 70 people (Senators) jump off a bridge, all the other members of Congress should follow them.

21. That this amnesty scheme is not the ultimate realization of the Cloward-Piven Strategy devised to destroy capitalism and the United States that we know and love.

Please call your senators and ask if he or she believes these things. You can find call the U.S. Capitol Switchboard at  (202) 224-3121 and they will connect you. You can also find a list of phone numbers and email address here in this online directory (the banner link in Español is a nice touch–if you speak Spanish, please call and express your opinion in what may soon be our national language.)

While you’re at it, also ask if he or she believes in the Tooth Fairy.

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Amnesty Proponents $30 Billion “Solution” Yet Another Attempt to Trick You

We told you on last week’s edition of The Teri O’Brien Show, that the Cornyn Amendment to the Gang of 8′s amnesty bill was not what it was cracked up to be. Here’s why.

After Sen. Cornyn’s amendment was defeated, and it looked like this amnesty scam was in serious trouble, here comes another attempt to trick us, the Corker-Hoeven Amendment. Sen. Cornyn was among those of us a little bit confused by this latest effort to ram this amnesty down our throats. From The Houston Chronicle:

After his controversial border security amendment was shot down during today’s Senate session, Sen. John Cornyn was visibly bewildered as Tennessee Republican Sen. Bob Corker and North Dakota Republican Sen. John Hoeven took to the chamber floor to propose alternative legislation that demands even tougher enforcement.

While Cornyn said the Corker-Hoeven proposal “moved this bill in a constructive direction,” he questioned how the amendment differed from his own to garner the support of Gang of Eight legislators — including Arizona Republican Sen. John McCain, who slammed Cornyn’s amendment last week on the Senate floor.

Cornyn’s amendment would have required funds from the $6.5 billion appropriated in the original legislation be re-allocated to his border enforcement measures, which included 5,000 additional border patrol agents. It also demanded 100 percent situational awareness and 90 percent operational control of the Southwest border before undocumented immigrants could obtain Resident Provisional Immigrant (RPI) status.

The amendment was tabled 54-43, “disparaged as a budget-buster,” Cornyn said.

To what Cornyn described as his “shock and amazement,” the Corker-Hoeven proposal requires an additional 350 miles of border fencing (on top of the 350 miles already required in the underlying bill) and even more border patrol agents — a whopping 20,000.

Once again, I’ll say “nice try, Guys, but I’m not as stupid as I apparently look.” It doesn’t matter how many border agents there are if we aren’t going to enforce the border and our existing laws. The only thing–REPEATING–the ONLY thing that will demonstrate that you guys are serious about border security is if you do border security first, and only then discuss any special status for illegals currently in the country. The fact that you guys not only voted down Sen. Grassley’s amendment, which would have required that the Department of Homeland Security certify that the border is secured for six measly months before giving this special status to illegals, but you voted it down on a procedural vote so no one would have to go on the record, tells us everything we need to know. Now, you’re trying to run this number on us? PULEEZE, Sen. Corker. Every time I see you trying to intimidate anyone from pointing out what a scam this $30 billion on border security routine is by saying that anyone who opposes the Gang of 8 bill because of concerns about border security is disingenuous, I want to puke!

Please call your Senator and ask him how he could vote for a bill that, according to the Congressional Budget Office, will depress Americans’ wages for 12 years and will allow 75% of the illegals who come across the border to continue to come over. Here’s a link to the NumbersUSA site where you can get the contact info.