More mainstream media coverage of the Obama eligibility question

NEVADA NEWSPAPER QUOTES GINO DISIMONE, NON-PARTISAN CANDIDATE FOR  GOVERNOR, ABOUT OBAMA’S ELIGIBILITY

by Sharon Rondeau

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(Sept. 4, 2010) — The crack in the mainstream media’s wall of silence about the questionable constitutional eligibility of Barack Hussein Obama to serve as President of the United States has gotten a little wider due to Gino DiSimone’s making it a plank in his campaign platform and openly discussing  the issue on his website:

As Governor, I will require the constitutional directive which specifically mandates presidential eligibility requirements, an item Congress failed to exercise. The Office of the Governor is not required to use the Supreme Court or any other Court to demand this proof because it is a matter of acute security for the State. Without proof of eligibility State security is at high risk. When State security is at high risk, the Governor has Executive Powers at his/her disposal. State security absolutely is the Governor’s foremost duty.

An article detailing some of DiSimone’s ideas, including paying all state debt in gold and silver produced in Nevada, denying welfare and other benefits to illegal aliens while using the National Guard to remove them, and eliminating taxes on businesses making $100,000 or less annually appeared in the Reno Gazette-Journal on September 4, 2010.  The second-to-last plank listed in the story is “Demand proof of President Obama’s eligibility to be president. DiSimone argues Obama cannot be president because his father was a Kenyan citizen,” with the last item being “Cut welfare for anyone ‘able’ to work.”

The Post & Email interviewed Mr. DiSimone here and here.  His editorial discussing the duties of a governor in the wake of the conflict between Arizona and the federal government is here.  He has stated unequivocally that if elected, he will immediately challenge Obama’s constitutional eligibility to serve as president and has already done so by asking the sitting Nevada governor, Jim Gibbons, to issue a Quo Warranto to determine Obama’s eligibility to the office of president.

As a candidate, DiSimone has nullified the national health care bill passed by Congress and signed by Obama in March on the grounds that any legislation “that is not enumerated in the US Constitution…has no authority, is of no effect, has no force and will not be allowed or enforceable in Nevada.”

A professor and chairman of the Political Science Department at the University of Nevada at Reno, Eric Herzik, was quoted in the article as saying that some of Mr. DiSimone’s ideas have problems with “constitutionality” with no examples provided.  The faculty website lists Professor Herzik’s “areas of interest” as “American Politics, State and Local Politics, Policymaking and Administration,” but there is no mention of “constitutional law.”  The link under his name which should take the reader to a bio yields an error message.

Mr. DiSimone opposes abortion, gay marriage and other “wayward movements” and supports the National Day of Prayer.  He has also made the claim that Nevada “State Salaries are atrocious and criminal,” exhibiting a lengthy list of names  and positions of college professors, municipal and other public employees with salaries in the six- and seven-figure range.

He also advocates a state’s right to “assert the power to recall and terminate US Senators if they violate State concerns or desires.”  Mr. DiSimone discussed at length with The Post & Email his views on the role of a U.S. Senator, excerpted here:

Their duty in life, their foremost, sole purpose for living as a senator is to communicate the concerns and wishes of the state legislature.

Mr. DiSimone discusses the role of a senator, governor and the federal government more here.

5 Responses to "More mainstream media coverage of the Obama eligibility question"

  1. Jim Delaney   Monday, September 6, 2010 at 10:28 AM

    Sadly, I fear, Gino hasn’t a chance in NV or, for that matter, anywhere else in the country. Tragically, the nation has moved too far left, and that leftist sentiment is deeply embedded in both major parties. What party in NV has endorsed him anyway? Is he running as a Conservative or Independent? I would strongly support him!

  2. thistle   Sunday, September 5, 2010 at 5:56 PM

    Gino is incredible. In my opinion I don’t think he’s getting enough media exposure. There should be no contest with him running against anyone else in NV. The only problem is that NV votes (usually) Democrat. I wish we had someone like Gino running in my state.

  3. old1   Sunday, September 5, 2010 at 1:18 PM

    Is Gino a Natural Born American Citizen? If he is run him for President! About time someone speaks the TRUTH!

  4. Kevin J. Lankford   Sunday, September 5, 2010 at 7:47 AM

    This all sounds great; to good to be true. Why are we not getting such
    a show of integrety from the current elected officials and justices.

  5. A pen   Sunday, September 5, 2010 at 6:58 AM

    The problem as I see it is the media controls the debate and has shaped the political landscape either incompetently or intentionally in the wrong direction for far too long.

    There is a person who has claimed a run for the presidency but brought up a bevy of topics the media shun and which ought to be prime debating points in an election. If we are going to allow the media and the two parties to set the debates then we are going to elect a leader based on assumptions when it comes to how they will lead. Just look at the laundry list of topics and issues we never hear about in the mainstream but have become popular and widely talked about on the web, the peoples domain. http://www.doncordellforpresident.com/

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