- Law Cases
by Sharon Rondeau
(Sep. 7, 2011) — On August 29, 2011, a Motion for Summary Judgment was filed with the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida regarding a Tacit Admission of Ineligibility which had its origins in an unanswered letter sent to Barack Hussein Obama on November 11, 2008.
William Spencer Connerat III filed the Motion after Obama failed to provide a response to a Writ of Mandamus issued by the same U.S. District Court. Connerat stated that “Any time something is filed in a federal court, it becomes a matter of record. Now there’s a record of it,” he said.
Connerat’s November 2008 letter, written on Armistice Day and sent to Obama by certified mail, was copied to Sen. John McCain, who had lost the election, and congratulated Obama for having been the victor. The body of the letter reads:
Congratulations on your garnering of over fifty percent of the popular vote in the recent election for President. I watched your speech (it was midnight, here in the East) and I applaud you for the hope, inspiration, and kindness you have given to many folks. Nonetheless, as a U.S. citizen, who did vote in the election, albeit for the Republican nominee, I am concerned about your qualifications to be elected President of the United States of America. Therefore, please return to me, forthwith, proof of your “natural born” status as required under our Constitution.
I respectfully ask for a written response to be in my hand before December 1, 2008. Otherwise, I may seek to enjoin the Electoral College vote. My feeling is that you truly believe in concepts like fairness, and “fair play.” Humour [sic] this Citizen and remove any doubt.
The State of Hawaii is also being summoned. If a “tangible interest” is not this case, of a citizen ensuring that the Constitution is upheld, then there is no such concept under Law. It is in our collective best interests that you produce the sought document, without burdening the Court.
Looking forward to your prompt response, I remain,
William Spencer Connerat III – citizen
Article II, Section 1, clause 5 denotes the eligibility criteria for the president and commander-in-chief of the U.S. military. While the U.S. Supreme Court has declined to define the term “natural born Citizen,” some scholars and constitutional attorneys believe that it was meant to encompass the citizenship of the person’s parents or father. Obama’s father was not a U.S. citizen, and Obama himself states, via Factcheck.org, that he was born with dual citizenship. Whether or not birthplace is relevant, there are doubts as to Obama’s claim of birth in Honolulu, HI, and the Hawaii Department of Health has refused to release whatever original birth document it has on file, if it has anything at all.
After Obama failed to respond to Connerat’s letter, Connerat filed a lawsuit with then-Florida Secretary of State Kurt Browning claiming jurisdiction with the Florida Supreme Court and seeking an injunction against the certification of the Electoral College vote in that state due to Obama’s apparent ineligibility to hold the office to which he had been elected.
Editor’s Note: This writer was a guest on Plains Radio Network on September 6, 2011, and incorrectly stated that Mr. Connerat had received back the “green card” from the delivery of his letter to Obama. In a summary of his filing with the Small Claims Court, Connerat stated that he did not receive the green card back, but rather, was able to check online and confirm that the letter had been signed for.
The case was dismissed by the Florida Supreme Court on December 19, 2008, although by December 28, 2008, Mr. Connerat stated that he had not received notification of such.
On July 1, 2009, Connerat filed a case in Florida Small Claims Court naming Obama as the defendant in an attempt to collect the $215 he had spent to probe Obama’s eligibility. Contained within his claim of “tortious negligence,” Connerat reminded the Court that as a registered voter (elector) in Florida, he is required to swear an oath to uphold the U.S. and Florida Constitutions and that Obama also had that duty. Connerat told The Post & Email, “I want my money back. He (Obama) owes me for the money I spent, because he never responded nor made an appearance in court.”
The Small Claims Court case was also dismissed without a resolution as to Connerat’s claim of damages or Obama’s eligibility.
Following the 2010 elections, Connerat wrote to the newly-elected Florida Attorney General, Pam Bondi about the Obama eligibility question but did not receive a response.
The Motion for Summary Judgment filed on August 29 states that “more than sixty days have passed since Respondent was properly served the Petition for Writ of Mandamus, which was filed June 20, 2011, in this honourable [sic] District Court.” Connerat maintains that Obama has admitted his ineligibility and has not argued the definition of “natural born Citizen” in any of his filings. “People do not realize that through Obama’s admission, Biden is the president,” Connerat said. “Obama cannot be president; he has admitted to that. Biden is actually the President of the United States, and Obama must be removed for acting as an imposter in the White House.”
Obama has also not responded to numerous charges of treason against the United States brought by individual citizens, including retired members of the military and most recently, by a state representative from New Hampshire. Connerat charged Obama with treason in the Tacit Admission of Ineligibility, stating:
BE IT THEREFORE RESOLVED, that this document represents a recorded ADMISSION OF INELIGIBILITY by the Defendant, A CONFESSION IN OPEN COURT, AND THE BASIS FOR AN ACTION OF TREASON, in this State and in any other jurisdiction which may deem such tacit admission as fact.
Connerat told The Post & Email that anyone wishing to show support for his Motion for Summary Judgment may file an Amicus Curiae brief, as Connerat did in the lawsuit brought by Virginia Attorney General Kenneth Cuccinelli to dispute the constitutionality of the health care bill passed in March 2010. The mailing address is as follows:
Sam M. Gibbons U.S. Courthouse
801 North Florida Avenue
Tampa, Florida 33602
The petitioner expects a 60-day period to ensue after filing his Motion for Summary Judgment during which Obama, as the respondent, will have an opportunity to reply.
Following this writer’s description of recent developments in Connerat’s case on the Plains Radio show of September 6, 2011, host Ed Hale stated that he would like to invite Mr. Connerat on his show next week to discuss it.
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