Frankly, I am not so sure that the ‘natural born citizen’ requirement our southern cousins have for their president is a particularly meaningful one. After all, ‘home-grown’ terrorists do exist, as do immigrants who are loyal to their adoptive land beyond anything most ‘natural born citizens’ feel. In my never-humble-opinion, this ‘measure’ does not achieve what I suspect the drafters of the phrase intended.
Still, rules is rules.
Bad rules should be changed. But, until they are, they ought not be broken – especially by the head dude of the organization that has a monopoly on enforcing these rules…not only is it unfair, it corrupts the institution itself.
It is the fact that Obama’s eligibility for the US presidency was not subjected to the same scrutiny other candidates were that has given rise to this whole circus. Whether the whole big deal is justified or not remains to be seen.
It’s the first time an official law enforcement report has addressed many of the allegations about the presumptive 2012 Democratic nominee for president.
The issues include Obama’s eligibility under the U.S. Constitution’s requirements, questions about his use of a Connecticut Social Security number and the image of his purported birth certificate from Hawaii.
In addition to the live-streaming, WND will make available to the public, the same day by email, the official report distributed to media by Arpaio’s investigators. Those interested in receiving the report can sign up for the free service.
The Arpaio investigators were given the case following a meeting held in the sheriff’s office Aug. 17, 2011, with tea party representatives from Surprise, Ariz., who presented a petition signed by more than 250 Maricopa County residents. The petitioners expressed concern that their voting rights could be irreparably compromised if Obama uses a forged birth certificate to be placed on the 2012 presidential ballot in Arizona or otherwise is found to be ineligible.
Whether you think there is some fire where all this ‘eligibility’ smoke is coming from or not, this will be interesting for several reasons:
- what will be in the report itself
- how will it be spun by the media – if the media addresses it at all
- how will it play among the citizenry – regardless of media coverage, this is just too gossipy to stay totally quiet
- if the report rules Obama ineligible – what will be the legal repercussions, both for Obama’s current status as POTUS and as the presumed Democratic candidate in 2012…because if he cannot run, the Dems will be a little slow out of the starting gate in their candidate selection process
This little dance might prove to be ineresting…