HAVE YOUR STATE SENATOR OR REPRESENTATIVE INTRODUCE THIS BILL!
(Jan. 20, 2011) — One thing that people on all sides of the Presidential eligibility issue have agreed on since the very beginning is that our current system is unclear on who is supposed to vet Constitutional eligibility. Everybody assumes that somebody else will do it so it never gets done, which is unacceptable to anybody who truly cares to have our Constitution followed.
I, like many others, have been watching with frustration as all attempts to see the Constitution upheld have been snubbed by Secretaries of State, the courts, and Congress. This issue has exposed serious problems above and beyond the eligibility issue itself.
With input from lawyers and other concerned people, I have drafted a bill that I would like state legislatures to pass. I’ve tried my best to address the major problems exposed by what we’ve all been through on this issue: permission to view the records, standing in court, document tampering, definition of “natural born Citizen,” transparency, and accountability for government officials to obey the law.
I believe those are issues that would not be addressed by a bill that required only a birth certificate to be shown. Requiring a birth certificate to be shown is a good step in the right direction but still leaves much undone:
- We need a definition of “natural born Citizen.” A SOS can’t determine eligibility without knowing the exact criteria. And the Constitution says that only the judiciary can interpret it and decide all cases and controversies arising from it.
- We need a way to hold the Secretaries of State accountable to obey the Constitution’s requirements. New Jersey required the SOS to verify Constitutional eligibility and even though the SOS allowed foreign-born Roger Calero onto the ballot, the courts ruled that Leo Donofrio could not sue her to see the law obeyed.
- We need a way to identify documents that have been falsified by government officials. Bear in mind that there is evidence of possible tampering in the Passport Office, Social Security Administration, Selective Service Administration, and the Hawaii DOH – the only government agencies which claim to have personal records for Obama. As more and more people are caught providing forged documents, the integrity of the records becomes more and more critical.
And now we arrive at crunch time. I have already missed Nebraska’s deadline for this bill to be introduced, and many states’ deadlines are within the next three weeks. We need people from as many states as possible to ask their state legislators to introduce this bill or one similar to it. With the electoral wins, the best chances for success are probably in Alabama, Arizona (although they are already carrying such a heavy burden), Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Kansas, Michigan, North Dakota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Wisconsin, and Wyoming. Most of these states have deadlines approaching in the next month, with Idaho, Kansas, North Dakota, and Wyoming deadlines in January (North Dakota’s is the earliest at 1-24).
So we need immediate action. My suggestion is for people to copy the two pages I linked to above and send them as attachments in an e-mail to as many of your state legislators as possible, with a short personal note explaining why this issue is important to you. Enlist others to do the same – relatives, ping lists, friends, Tea Party patriots, etc. The immediate need is to get legislators who will introduce the bill before the deadline. Let them know we want to see action on this.
Once the bill has been introduced, we can work together to make sure the legislators are informed about the issues surrounding this. I will do whatever I can to help, as will a lot of others, I’m sure. But the first step is getting the bill introduced, and it must be done very, very soon.
One note: I believe Texas and some other states may already have bills introduced which require only the birth certificate to be shown. I would urge people in those states to maybe try to gently tweak the existing bill, with the approval of the one who introduced the bill. We’re a team, and we can do what needs to be done if we work together with dedication and appreciation for those who are willing to stick their necks out on this critical issue.
Sharon Rondeau has operated The Post & Email since April 2010, focusing on the Obama birth certificate investigation and other government corruption news. She has reported prolifically on constitutional violations within Tennessee’s prison and judicial systems.