“If you want a friend in Washington, get a dog,” said, President Harry Truman. The Bush’s are moving out to fancy dancy Preston Hallow, TX with their dogs while the Obama family will be getting a new puppy when they move into the White House.
“The breeds we’ve chosen for the Obama family represent a variety of sizes, energy levels and temperaments, yet all are well-established in their coat type, to ensure that they are a good match for any allergy sufferer,” says AKC spokesperson Lisa Peterson. “Dogs that are AKC registered have pedigrees reaching back often hundreds of years, and so the characteristics that make them better companions for allergy suffers are fixed through decades of breeding for consistent breed type and predictability.” http://blogs.abcnews.com/politicalradar/2008/07/vetting-obamas.html
Obama, it seems has been bred with the same predictability as a lot of other political dogs. His characteristics of avoiding full disclosure remind me of a dog you want to like and aren’t allergic to, but it just keeps lifting it’s leg to pee on the carpet while it’s looking at you- right in the eye. Obama’s own lineage and pedigree have yielded him to offhandedly, call himself a mutt. Language and politically correct driven terminology aside, some are saying that they were offended by his self-deprecating description of himself as a “mutt.” Obama’s biracial heritage while it has not been verified by his birth certificate, seems to be the son of a white mother from Kansas and an African father from Kenya. It is that lineage, and the laws of the land that might keep a him from taking office.
It is a remarkable achievement to have a bi-racial, black in appearance, man as President Elect. Putting the applause for America aside, it seems we know more about vetting his dog than him. His associations with Ayers, Retzko, ACORN, etc., have been circumspect and any improprieties, cast aside by his supporters. Days before the Electoral College meets, still we have questions about his pedigree and breeding that could prohibit Obama and 12 million other immigrants from holding the highest office is the land, President- and a whole host of lawsuits are looking for answers. Some of those cases are reviewed here in relative Main Stream Media- The Chicago Tribune Chronicle. http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/front/6145787.html.
The Supreme Court is going to be meeting in a full conference today, December 5, 2008 regarding Donofrio v Wells. Docket http://origin.www.supremecourtus.gov/docket/08a407.htm. The case challenges Obama’s eligibility under the natural born clause of the U.S. Constitution. The case was re-submitted to Justice Thomas of whom Obama said, “I don’t think that he [Thomas] was a strong enough jurist or legal thinker at the time, for that elevation, setting aside the fact that I profoundly disagree with his interpretations of a lot of the constitution.” Thomas is at the opposite end of Obama’s political spectrum including anti-affirmative action, anti-abortion, and anti-prisoner rights views. Could Thomas be just getting even in referring this to a full conference?
Justice Souter had rejected the petition, known as an application for a stay of writ of certiorari that asked the court to prevent the meeting of the Electoral College on Dec. 15, which will certify Obama as the 44th president of the United States and its first African-American president.
Some have argued that the eligibility issue should be amended to render naturalized citizens and immigrants the right to serve as President. As it stands now Article II, Section 1, Clause 5 provides:
No Person except a natural born Citizen, or a Citizen of the United States, at the time of the Adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the Office of President; neither shall any Person be eligible to that Of-fices who shall not have attained to the Age of thirty five Years, and been fourteen Years a Resident within the United States.
Orrin Hatch, a Senate Republican, and Vic Snyder, a House Democrat, pushed for amendments to rid the Constitution of that requirement but the law stands unchanged and it is the obligation of someone, in some court to uphold that law.
Attorney Sarah Herlihy wrote on the citizenship issue: “…globalization is the thing that makes the need to abolish the requirement more and more persuasive, Americans’ subsequent perceptions about globalization are the very things that will prevent Americans from embracing the idea of eliminating the natural born requirement,” http://lawreview.kentlaw.edu/articles/81-1/Herlihy.pdf More insulting she says, “Whether it is because of fear, racism, religious intolerance, or blind faith in the decisions of the Founding Fathers, Americans want to find a way to avoid changing the natural born citizen provision to allow natural-ized citizens to be eligible for the presidency.”
I do not believe that our Supreme Court has fear, racism, religious intolerance or blind faith in interpreting the written laws of the land. SCOTUS today will review Donofrio’s case regarding the law and will announce most likely Monday; if this case will be heard, referred back to the lower court or dismissed.
I accept a foreigners loyalty to America upon becoming a citizen but have misgivings that there would not continue to be a strong attachment to a persons country of origin. Look at the Cuban sector of Miami and tell me that ties have been severed. No matter that you maybe born in America, traditions of Chinese, Italians, Irish, Mexican, etc., are held near and dear to many and that is what makes America great. The ancestral connection though, could run deeper to those not born here and those loyalties could impair his abilities as chief executive and commander-in-chief and, without intention act detrimentally upon United States.
Each member of the Supreme Court has been fully vetted while Justice Surrick the Berg v Obama case also hanging at SCOTUS, claims that Obama’s vetting came from the long campaign. To claim that a political race is an investigation is ludicrous and not good enough for me but to my dismay it has been proven true unless this case or another one like it hears testimony from Obama himself and is witness to his full pedigree proving that he is eligible and does not have dual citizenship and meets all the qualification of the law.
I do not want to see our Constitution in the doghouse.
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