The large media outlets in America are ignoring the Barack Obama Citizenship issue, praying that it will go away. It won't. Barack Obama has conveniently sidestepped the issue of whether he is a citizen of the United States--a specific requirement for one to become its President. The State of Hawaii, where Obama claims to have been born, has officially stated that it has Obama's birth certificate on record, but it still has yet to say unequivocally whether that certificate certifies a United States--or a foreign--birth. Alleged reproductions of Obama's certificate float around the internet, but none are officially embossed. The Supreme Court will meet next week to determine whether to hear the case against our President-elect.
A case that challenges President-elect Barack Obama's name on the 2008 election ballot citing questions over his citizenship has been scheduled for a "conference" at the U.S. Supreme Court.To Decide...What happens if the Supreme Court finds that Obama is NOT a citizen? Who will become president? Joe Biden? No. It would seem that if Obama is not a citizen, his entire presidential ticket would be invalid. In such a case, would the Presidential Line of Succession take place? No, because a valid President has not been elected.
Conferences are private meetings of the justices at which they review cases and decide which ones to accept for formal review. This case is set for a conference Dec. 5, just 10 days before the Electoral College is scheduled to meet to make formal the election of Obama as the nation's next president.
In such a case, would George W. Bush remain president until another election can be held? That would be quite ironic in a day when tin-pot dictator Hugo Chavez is still seeking to become President of Venezuela for life.
Ten days intervene between the Court's conference and the date on which votes from the Electoral College must be certified. That seems like enough time for our President-elect to show a piece of paper that proves that he is a United States citizen.
The worst outcome would be large-scale riots, which would almost definitely ensue a Supreme Court decision that Barack Obama is not qualified to become President of the United States. Millions are still seething as a result of the Court's decision in 2000 that Florida had to abide by its state recount rules, which effectively installed George W. Bush in the White House for his first term. Imagine how much more anger would be released into the atmosphere this time--if the nation's first black president were to be disqualified by the same body!
Or To Decide Not To Decide...It's odd that it has come to this. Barack Obama could have easily presented his United States birth certificate before now--which leads the scrutinous to believe that he's hiding something. If the Supreme Court decides not to hear the case, not only will President Obama live under a Constitutional cloud for his entire administration, he will live at the beck and call of his Establishment handlers. With his selection of a predominance of Clinton retreads for his Administration, it's already beginning to shape up that way.
And American foreign and domestic policy will not change substantially--just as it hasn't for the past 20 years.
And somehow a large percentage of people who voted for Obama will be genuinely surprised.
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How do we get ourselves into these predicaments? I'll tell you how--by failing to think for ourselves and by voting for the lesser of the same two evils that the Establishment serves us up on a lead platter every four years. The Democrats rejected their one viable candidate--Dennis Kucinich--who had no personal baggage. Likewise, the Republicans could not have have gone wrong by supporting Ron Paul, yet they cast him aside like a dirty rag.
Now, because we can't think for ourselves, we have been presented with a gigantic conundrum. No matter how the Supreme Court decides, our reaction to that decision will mean that we have become less of a nation.