November 23, 2010 marks a fork in the road for the future of America of more than historic proportions — perhaps on par with events leading to the Civil War. To date, virtually all federal and state courts where actions have been brought seeking decision on the meaning of the Constitution’s Article 2 “natural born citizen” clause as a prerequisite for Barack Obama to be a lawful President and Commander in Chief of the United States (Mr. Obama having been born to a father of British/Kenyan nationality and father not a citizen of the United States), have been shut down, never getting beyond the issue of standing. To date, courts have very strategically (narrowly if not artfully) characterized and applied law and legal procedure steadfastly to prevent the question from ever rising to the merits — this on a host of different types and classes of plaintiffs, causes and defendants — admittedly under the most intensely implicit (if not more) pressure to do the same. The national media (some say our 4th branch of government) has aided and abetted the avoidance by mischaracterizing this as a “Hawaii birth” a/k/a “birther” issue which is nothing more than a “red herring” in that the issue for Article 2 “natural born citizen” is Mr. Obama’s father. Moreover, the legal community has aided and abetted the avoidance by mischaracterizing the 1898 Supreme Court Case, Wong Kim Arc, which dealt with the meaning of “citizenship”, not the meaning of “natural born citizen” under Article 2.
November 23, 2010 may very well be the last chance for the Judicial Branch realistically to take up the issue, this on a case of legal standing solidly presented by Attorney Apuzzo and Commander Kerchener. If the Court finds no standing here, by a narrow interpretation of the same or otherwise, coming after all the rest of the “no standing” cases, it is doubtfull this important Constitutional issue can and will be resolved in any court of law. The question will nevertheless continue to fester, at tremendous national cost, never to abate, potentially to reach crisis stage, and in any event to undermine the structure of our Constitutional Republic.
It is more than chilling and says volumes that NOT ONE member of Congress will publicly speak on this or, better yet, since the Congress of the United States has more than a vested interest, opine if not as a “friend of the court” at the Supreme Court, in the court of public opinion — BEFORE the Supreme Court convenes on November 23, 2010.
The world is (should be) watching!
Open letter/memo to Mario Apuzzo & Charles Kerchner:–
I KNOW you are not doing this for national recognition, but for love of country. Having said this and having followed very closely the progress of your case as well as those of Mr. Donofrio and Ms. Taitz before you, you are to be more than thanked for giving the Supreme Court a case of standing (if they so elect). Whether the Court elects to use your gift to address what is the most serious challenge to our Constitutional Republic (IMHO) since its founding, you are truely heroes and should be the subject of future history textbooks. Hopefully that history will appear in the context of the Court taking the case in conference next week on November 23. Either way — whether historic as a day of rejuvination of our now faltering Constitional Republic, or a day of infamy if the Supreme Court shrinks, in what would seem our judiciary’s last chance, from duty, on a pretext of their finding no standing — again, you are national heroes.
Interesting that there is current kerfuffle on lib media over GOP House & Senate leaders supposely postponing Obama’s invitation to meet them at this time or next week, until Nov 30 — AFTER Nov 23 (when if the Supreme Court advances on standing on Kerchner Case, it’s effectively the end of the Obama Presidency) — so makes sense to wait and see.
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