Sunday, December 07, 2008

UPDATED: Obama Birth Certificate argument WILL NOT be heard by SCOTUS

UPDATED: There was no comment, but suspect the court, in part, sees this as a states rights issue. Nevertheless, here is the update from the Chicago Tribune:

UPDATE: "The Supreme Court has turned down an emergency appeal from a New Jersey man who says President-elect Barack Obama is ineligible to be president because he was a British subject at birth.

The court did not comment on its order Monday rejecting the call by Leo Donofrio of East Brunswick, N.J., to intervene in the presidential election. Donofrio says that since Obama had dual nationality at birth -- his mother was American and his Kenyan father at the time was a British subject -- he cannot possibly be a "natural born citizen," one of the requirements the Constitution lists for eligibility to be president.

Donofrio also contends that two other candidates, Republican John McCain and Socialist Workers candidate Roger Calero, also are not natural-born citizens and thus ineligible to be president.

At least one other appeal over Obama's citizenship remains at the court. Philip J. Berg of Lafayette Hill, Pa., argues that Obama was born in Kenya, not Hawaii as Obama says and the Hawaii secretary of state has confirmed. Berg says Obama also may be a citizen of Indonesia, where he lived as a boy. Federal courts in Pennsylvania have dismissed Berg's lawsuit."

And the original story;

The Chicago Tribune - "It's only being mentioned by a relative few, by the real die-hard, anti-Obama crowd," said Michael Harrison, editor and publisher of Talkers magazine, the trade bible of the talk-radio industry. "On mainstream talk radio, it's not a big deal right now. I think it's run its course."

"But," Harrison added, "we live in a time that, because of the Internet, all points of view can live forever."

Spoken like someone who thinks they decide. How long does it take before the New Media becomes the Old Media? (Meet the New Boss, same as the Old Boss) Apparently not very long. Here Michael Harrison thinks that because it's not a "big deal" on "mainstream talk radio," it's not a big deal.

I suppose that could be because there's no way of knowing how it will turn out. Speaking for my tiny corner of the Internet, it's a dead issue as soon as we know if the Birth Certificate is genuine or not. I don't even want to bet on the outcome. Methinks the candidate protest to much, but we'll see. I cannot understand why our presumptive President Elect wouldn't just release the State of Hawaii to simply show it. Could it possibly be any less important that the Declaration of Independence or the Constitution of the United States?

Barack continues to act like someone with something to hide. Prior to the election, I would have said that it was some nasty detail that wouldn't disqualify him from office, but might cause small minded persons not to vote for him. Something like him having more than one middle name that made him sound more Muslim.

Now it would seem there is something else to hide, unless of course Barack emulates another famous Hussein and pretends he has a birth certificate of self destruction just like Saddam pretended he had weapons of mass destruction. I don't get it. The only possible reason I can see for doing this now, is to embarrass opponents, perhaps sucking them into the "it's a fake" crowd, to discredit them.

"Leo Donofrio is a New Jersey lawyer who tried to get Obama and McCain stricken from the New Jersey ballot in November. Donofrio's case was presented Friday to justices of the Supreme Court. Another case challenging Obama's eligibility, this one from Pennsylvania, has not yet been presented to the full court for its consideration.

'My question is on a pure constitutional ground,' said Donofrio. "[Obama] is a citizen of the United States. I just don't believe he's a natural-born citizen.' "

I'm not sure I agree with Mr. Donofrio on that last count, but enough evidence exists, or rather, does not exist yet, that should cause us to want to know the answer. We are at the last point where we can stop Mr. Obama if he is a sort of weird Manchurian candidate. Better to know now, than find out later.

As much as I opposed Mr. Obama for President of this country, I truly hope the issue is examined, and it is found conclusively that he is a genuine U.S. Citizen, eligible to be President of the United States. So many people would not understand, and would not wish to. It has already been shown that Obama voters were so woefully misinformed that there's a 2 to 1 chance that they believed Republicans controlled congress this legislative cycle. Do we expect the great mass of the politically brain dead to understand that Obama's victory isn't being stolen from him, if he turns out to be a Citizen not of this country, but of Indonesia, or Kenya?

It scares me to know that a man now stands to lead our country that wouldn't have been elected if the voters in the race knew one significant fact, namely, who was in control of congress. Those that got it right, voted for McCain. Those that got it wrong, voted for Obama. Let's get it over with, but I'm hoping it's found he is one of us. Do you think if Obamaniacs weren't given the information on who controls congress, that they will be told by the dominant media why he can't be President? Don't count on it.

UPDATE: If the Supreme court will not hear the issue, and no one is fit to challenge a candidate on their credentials to be President, why have such a requirement? It appears to be in all court views, mere window dressing.

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Orion said...

I think Orwell just got the date wrong. They really don't even have to try and hide it anymore do they?

None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free -Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

The Pharisee said...

Apparently, the Berg argument, which is different, may still be heard by SCOTUS.