The law suit by Pennsylvania attorney Philip J. Berg alleges that Barak Obama does not qualify to run for President of the U.S. because he is not a “natural born citizen” as required by Article II, Section 1 of the U.S. Constitution. It is alleged that he was actually born in Kenya, and that his birth was recorded several days later in Hawaii. Berg demands a “vault copy” of the original birth certificate as proof of “natural born citizen” status.
So far, Obama and the Democratic National Committee have refused to produce this evidence. (In Hawaii this is not public record, as it is in many other states.) In fact, they have filed legal papers to block Berg’s suit. Why have they done this?
The DNC did produce what they claim to be a birth certificate, but there is enough legitimate doubt about its validity that the request for a “vault copy” certified by the proper officials in Hawaii would seem reasonable enough.
It is really troubling to think about the ramifications of Berg’s claims being true. We would have a political party and a presidential candidate covering up a fraud involving constitutional provisions of the highest order and the fraudulent raising of over $600 million under false pretences. We might also have a president not constitutionally qualified to hold the office and a congress unwilling to impeach. Now that would be grounds for who knows what kind of upheaval. It should not be allowed to happen.
Obama and the DNC owe it to the American people to produce a valid birth certificate in response to Berg’s suit, and do it right now.
In the last post I commented via video link on the Obama supporters’ lack of decorum in one of New York’s more “intellectual” districts. It was inspired by a David Brooks article saying that Republicans have stooped to the vulgar and shooed away the intellectuals. And now we’re getting twisted nonsense from the Obama camp – gleefully repeated by the press – that the Republican rallies have become riots of hatred. This is, of course, an absurdity.
OK, Obamanuts and liberal talking heads, I’m challenging you to put up or shut up. You blame everything you don’t like on “deregulation” as illustrated in this quote from the Nation (Dec. 26, 2000):
Capitalism is falling apart. Tires explode, utility rates skyrocket, pharmaceuticals kill patients, telephone service is a mess, airports are gridlocked, broadcasters rip off scarce airwave spectrum for free and salmon in the Northwest are becoming transgendered and unable to breed. Even successful dot-commers are an endangered species.
Yes, Virginia, we do need government regulation.
What? Well, let’s concentrate on the fianancial “deregulation” that you, Senator Obama, say caused the current financial crisis/panic. You name the regulation and then state how, had this regulation still been in effect it would have prevented the mess. You can’t do that because there has been no deregulation. You are playing on the ignorance of voters with your lies.
The real “deregulation” consisted of the exemption of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac from accounting rules that applied to all private financial institutions. It consists of allowing government sponsored agencies to lobby and pay off members of congress, notably Barnie Frank, Chris Dod, Hillary Clinton and of course, Barak Obama. It consisted of allowing Franklin Raines to rake off $90 million in salary and bonus money over five years at the head of Fannie Mae. The real “deregulation” consisted of the CRA and congressional pressure to give out home loans to bums and vagrants, providing they were of the right color. Yes, that’s the “deregulation” you should be talking about.
Lou Dobbs and like commentators aren’t normally the source of any good sense, but in this case they’re uncovering a few words of wisdom in the Washington Waste Pile. This interveiw of a couple of Democrats (surprise!) is worth a few minutes of time, if nothing more than a reminder that the Big Bail Out is a Fraud! Creative, fresh ideas are called for. Don’t get stampeded.
So the treasury wants to run a “reverse auction” whereby banks bid the lowest price they’ll accept for their mortgage backed securities — and the treasury ends up with a lot of paper they need to sell.
SUGGESTION: After each “reverse auction” there should be a regular, free auction, open to all parties to bid up the price for these securities. I’d support this on the basis that it would create a true market for the “toxic” assets. Further, I believe that this would result in these assets being snapped up by private speculators, hedge funds and others, rather than sitting in government warehouses for years to come.