During this critical time in our nationís history, we must educate ourselves about what is really happening. We must clearly understand and be prepared to explain and discuss our positions on issues of importance. To that end, I am sharing with you this excellent piece by Larry Klayman.
BY LARRY KLAYMAN | DECEMBER 26, 2012
How to stop an ineligible 'president'
Over the last four years, modern-day “Sons of Liberty” – such as Joseph Farah, WND, its prized investigative reporters such as Jerome Corsi and courageous lawmen like Joe Arpaio and his Cold Case Posse – have worked tirelessly to have President Barack Hussein Obama thoroughly investigated over the issue of his place of birth.
It is well-known that Obama had for years refused to release his claimed Hawaiian birth certificate and other official documents that reflect on whether he was born in U.S. territory as he claims, or in Kenya where his father of the same name hailed. If born in Kenya or somewhere else outside of American territory, Obama would be ineligible to run for and serve as president. And, even if born in America, Obama does not qualify as a “natural born citizen” under our Constitution, since he was not, as also required under our law to be president, sired by two American citizen parents. Only his mother was an American at the time of his birth.
The author and readers of this column know this issue well; we have lived and agonized over it as the Republican Party – the so-called opposition to the racist/socialist Muslim who lied his way into the White House – proceeded to bring the nation to its financial, social and international knees, put its head in the sand and looked the other way for fear they would be vilified by the leftist mainstream media. Obama’s father, an anti-neo-colonialist, anti-American, anti-Semitic and anti-Christian Muslim featured in his son’s book “Dreams from my Father,” is smiling from his grave.
Now, this Republican Party, soundly beaten in the November elections and essentially politically a dead letter, has yet a new opportunity to resurrect itself and show some courage. While We the People should not hold our breath that political establishment dinosaur hacks of the likes of Speaker of the House John Boehner or Senate Minority leader Mitch McConnell will lead the charge, other so-called tea-party conservatives, such as Rep. Michele Bachmann and Sen.
Marco Rubio have the power in their hands to throw a monkey wrench into Obama’s coronation on Jan. 21, 2013, and start an official proceeding over Obama’s place of birth and his natural born citizen status. If, indeed, the Republican Party wants to regain any standing among the patriotic and law-abiding populace, do what is right for the nation and carry out its constitutional duties, it has a golden opportunity to do so immediately, without wasting any more time and subjecting the country to another four years of rule by this truly evil and destructive president.
For instance, the process for objecting to electoral votes is laid out in Title 3 of the U.S. Code, section 15. Under this law, the Congress will meet in a joint session in the House of Representatives on Jan. 6, 2013, to conduct the official tally of electoral votes. The vice president, as president of the Senate, will serve as the presiding officer. Two tellers are then appointed to open, present and record the votes of the states in alphabetical order, beginning with the state of Alabama. The president of the Senate will then announce the results of the vote and declare who have been elected president and vice president of the United States. The president of the Senate will then call for objections to be made. Any objections made must then merely be submitted in writing and be signed by at least – and importantly only – one member of the House and Senate. Indeed, all that is needed is for one person from each chamber to stand up and attempt to do what he or she has sworn to do: support and defend the Constitution of the United States. This would force the House and Senate to withdraw to their respective chambers and consider the merits of any objections and would finally trigger an official inquiry to be made as to the eligibility of Barack Hussein Obama to be president of the United States.
While I and others have filed eligibility challenges that are pending in states like Florida and Alabama, thus far the courts have strained to buy the false argument of Obama’s lawyers that the “proper” and only mandated procedure to challenge his eligibility is under this federal statute, rather than state law, at this time. And, while the liberal and other judges who have so ruled are not correct and are simply doing what they think is “politically correct,” in violation of the law, and while my cases are on appeal or, in the case of Florida, have been refiled (see also www.freedomwatchusa.org), there is no excuse, especially for House and Senate Republicans, to shirk their constitutional duty. Is there not one Republican representative or senator who has the guts to do what must be done to save the nation?
This process is not without precedent. In January 2005, Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., and Rep. Stephanie Tubbs Jones, D-Ohio, lodged a formal challenge to the Electoral College results of the 2004 election, objecting to Ohio’s 20 electoral votes for President George W. Bush based on alleged voting irregularities. The challenge to Bush’s re-election, according to a New York Times report, sparked a two-hour debate and the eventual affirmation of Bush’s Electoral College victory.
I thus call upon the Michele Bachmanns and Marco Rubios of the Republican Party to now put their “money where thus far only their mouths have been” for years and take legal and appropriate steps to prevent this evil and destructive president from fraudulently seizing control of the White House again. I am not calling for a coup d’etat, only that the Constitution be respected and enforced. If these constitutional conservatives and their Republican Party cannot summon the courage, which is not difficult at all, to follow the law, then they, themselves, have no real or inherent authority to be in Congress.
Our Founding Fathers risked and gave of their honor, sacred fortunes and lives to found a new nation. Now, today, 236 years later, We the People simply request that what is left of the Republican Party obey the law and properly object to Barack Hussein Obama’s claim that he is eligible to be president and thus start a constitutionally mandated process that will lead to an official inquiry before he takes the oath of office on Jan. 21, 2013.
Too much to ask from us conservatives and other concerned Americans? As it now stands, for the Republican Party, the answer is likely yes! I therefore urge you to contact these and other House members and senators and demand that they do their constitutional duty or forfeit their offices, having proved themselves “ineligible” to serve We the People.
Larry Klayman is a former Justice Department prosecutor and the founder of Judicial Watch and Freedom Watch. His latest book is "Whores: Why and How I Came to Fight the Establishment."