2/26/2009

President Obama's Citizenship


I've got to say this issue of President Obama's legitimacy as President of the United States is disconcerting at least. It is a constitutional matter at worst. I remarked in an earlier blog entry this issue should have been dealt with BEFORE the national election in November. Now, that their guy didn't win, they want to change things. Let me state right now, I have no love for President Obama. He represents all that I am against; big government, out of control spending, high taxes, pro-abortion, pro-illegal immigration and on and on. So, I am certainly not among the cult members who hold this man in high regard. If he runs for president again, I most likely will vote against him again.

Having said this, this article [article link] about a second soldier in Iraq challenging President Obama's legitimacy as president is something that causes worry. Scott Easterling, the soldier who has filed the lawsuit, said "Until Mr. Obama releases a 'vault copy' of his original birth certificate for public review, I will consider him neither my Commander in Chief nor my President, but rather, a usurper to the Office – an impostor.” The issue seems to be if President Obama was born in Hawaii and WHEN he was born. Why the hell weren't these questions asked BEFORE the damn election?!?!? There are several examples of private citizens who have also expressed doubts about the citizenship status of President Obama by filing lawsuits. It seems that many believe that President Obama has yet to provide a valid birth certificate. I simply find that hard to believe. Surely, people have to recognize that at least one case will be heard before the U.S. Supreme Court. If that happens, President Obama will be required to provide his birth certificate (on the assumption he has not already done so). I can not believe the Obama Administration would let this “issue” get to that point. Provide a valid original birth certificate and let's move on.

The big worry to me, as this article linked hints at, is that US soldiers may not obey a man they have questions about concerning his legitimacy as President. I can't tell you how disturbing that is to me. That would be the breeding ground for a military coup. The U.S. Constitution would disappear overnight. Don't laugh, it came perilously close to happening in 1962. Being a veteran of Vietnam, I know soldiers, sailors have to follow orders from their Commander in Chief. But, what if they have questions about the man occupying the Oval Office? Will they follow orders? This is a minor blip on the radar screen right now. But, so was a botched breaking and entering at a hotel in the early 70s that led to the downfall of a sitting U.S. President. The Obama Administration needs to settle this quickly before it snowballs out of control. So far, their answer has been to ignore it. That may or may not be the best tact to take. But, I've got to believe these people, who think he is not a legitimate president, are not going to quit.

2 comments:

Several people/organizations tried to bring this issue to several courts, including the Supreme Court (unless I'm just entirely mistaken on this), and all courts refused to hear the case(s). Call me paranoid, but I don't think it was because the people bringing suit didn't have a case; I think it was more likely that the judge's saw the way the political winds were blowing.

Darth, I agree that several organizations and individuals tried to bring this into court. But, the election is over. I don't like it and I will reflect my dislike at the ballot box in two years. It just seems to smack of sour grapes to keep pushing this birth certificate controversy. Thanks for your comment.

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