Open Letter to Erick Erickson of


January 26, 2011

by Durus Helm

Dear Editor:

The following letter was sent to the editor of

Erick Erickson,

What happened to you?

I was reading RedState consistently back through the RatherGate scandal…

Do you remember your report about CBS releasing their report on the scandal?

Look at what you said there…

The greatest irony of the whole story, as CBS News reports it, is that the network and its investigators, still cling to the false hope that the documents might have been real. “While the panel said it was not prepared to brand the Killian documents as an outright forgery, it raised serious questions about their authenticity and the way CBS News handled them.” While heads will roll because the public demands it, CBS will most likely learn nothing from this.  —  Erick Erickson,

The greatest irony of the whole story about Obama’s ineligibility to the office of the President is that you and your fellow RedStaters still cling to the false hope that the document presented as Obama’s Certification of Live Birth at Fight the Smears, where facts are in admission by both Obama and the Democratic National Committee that Obama is at best only a dual national, might be real.

When Barack Obama Jr. was born on Aug. 4,1961, in Honolulu, Kenya was a British colony, still part of the United Kingdom’s dwindling empire. As a Kenyan native, Barack Obama Sr. was a British subject whose citizenship status was governed by The British Nationality Act of 1948. That same act governed the status of Obama Sr.‘s children.  —  Source:

You have obviously overlooked the US State Department’s definition of dual national:

The concept of dual nationality means that a person is a citizen of two countries at the same time. … However, dual nationals owe allegiance to both the United States and the foreign country.  —  US State Department, Dual Nationality

As well as Sen. Lyman Trumbull, Chairman of the Judiciary Committee, author of the Thirteenth Amendment, and the one who inserted the phrase in the Fourteenth Amendment:

[T]he provision is, that ‘all persons born in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens.’ That means ‘subject to the complete jurisdiction thereof.’ What do we mean by ‘complete jurisdiction thereof?’ Not owing allegiance to anybody else. That is what it means.

Trumbull continues, “Can you sue a Navajo Indian in court? Are they in any sense subject to the complete jurisdiction of the United States? By no means. We make treaties with them, and therefore they are not subject to our jurisdiction. If they were, we wouldn’t make treaties with them…It is only those persons who come completely within our jurisdiction, who are subject to our laws, that we think of making citizens; and there can be no objection to the proposition that such persons should be citizens.[2]  — Source:

Then there was Rep. John Bingham of Ohio, considered the father of the Fourteenth Amendment, confirms the understanding and construction the framers used in regards to birthright and jurisdiction while speaking on civil rights of citizens in the House on March 9, 1866:

[I] find no fault with the introductory clause [S 61 Bill], which is simply declaratory of what is written in the Constitution, that every human being born within the jurisdiction of the United States of parents not owing allegiance to any foreign sovereignty is, in the language of your Constitution itself, a natural born citizen…[6]  — Source:

When you think something is the truth, you tend to act on it, even when it is a lie built on a lie preying on your sense of the truth.  —  Erick Erickson,

Back during RatherGate, I was of the opinion that you were one of the wise men which Patrick Henry spoke of when he said:

Mr. President, it is natural to man to indulge in the illusions of hope. We are apt to shut our eyes against a painful truth, and listen to the song of that siren till she transforms us into beasts. Is this the part of wise men, engaged in a great and arduous struggle for liberty? Are we disposed to be of the number of those who, having eyes, see not, and, having ears, hear not, the things which so nearly concern their temporal salvation? For my part, whatever anguish of spirit it may cost, I am willing to know the whole truth; to know the worst, and to provide for it.  —  Source:

However, now with your banning and shunning the wise men, who are questioning with boldness and conviction Obama’s ineligibility to the Office of the President, you have been demonstrating that you are one of those who have shut your eyes against a painful truth… Obama, as a dual national who owes allegiance to at least Great Britain and America, cannot be eligible to the Office of the President.

You have obviously overlooked the US State Department’s definition of dual national:

The concept of dual nationality means that a person is a citizen of two countries at the same time. … However, dual nationals owe allegiance to both the United States and the foreign country.  —  Source: US State Department, Dual Nationality,


Editor’s Note: Mr. John Charlton, Editor Emeritus of The Post & Email, had written an article about Mr. Erickson’s background last year.

27 Responses to "Open Letter to Erick Erickson of"

  1. Texoma   Friday, January 28, 2011 at 6:37 PM

    Apparently they have not threatened Michael Savage, or they did and he is ignoring them. Savage is the only radio talk show host to mention the issue of Obama’s non-citizen father as a Constitutional disqualifier for the Presidency.

  2. Bob1943   Friday, January 28, 2011 at 4:51 PM

    That would be great, but if it means he and the many who enabled the biggest fraud/scam in U.S. history are going to live happily ever after, many on taxpayer bucks, it is a completely unsatisfactory end to the charade.

  3. ebysan   Friday, January 28, 2011 at 2:04 PM

    Mike, Thanks for the posting!

    I had heard rumors about this but; not the whole story!

    This is like the “GESTAPO”…. I can not believe that “Our Country” is allowing this to happen!!!

    No One Is above the Law!!

    May “God” Save Our Country!!

  4. A.   Friday, January 28, 2011 at 1:52 PM

    Why is there a media black-out on Obama’s INELIGIBILTY TO BE PRESIDENT????? Nobody ever talks about it – why? Because journalists are afraid to pose a legal question? Afraid of what???? This is supposed to be a FREE PRESS. It is NOT. We Americans are not being informed of Obama’s fraud — even recently, the Gov. of Hawaii stated he could not find Obama’s long form birth certificate in Hawaii and, as we all know, Tim Reed – the 2008 Head Elections clerk there stated, in a sworn affidavit and on TV, that it was known by ALL the elections personnel in Hawaii that there was NO LONG FORM Birth certificate, (which is what every American has, and is what Obama refuses to produce) on record AT ALL for Obama, and, when they checked at the two hospitals there, NO BIRTH RECORDS were located either for Obama. Why can’t the press report this? We are entitled to at least some respect on this subject! We are waiting…… (READ THE NEW BOOK: OBAMA-INELIGIBLE TO SERVE – LIES, CRIMES AND DEADLY AMBITION” at Amazon – get the LEGAL FACTS, even aside from the birth certificate issue, that PROVE that Obama is NOT ELIGIBLE to be President and will cause his removal from the office of the President.)

  5. True Patriot   Friday, January 28, 2011 at 10:56 AM

    I would not doubt it. This is how thugs and frauds operate, however “Faux” news does not have to go out of its way to personally insult and attack those of us trying to unseat Obama.

    This is what many Conservatives do not realize. Beck, O’Reilly, and Megan Kelly aka Kendall have gone out of their way for months insulting us, attacking us, and lying saying O is from Hawaii. He is not. He is from Kenya and we have provided the documentation to prove his birthplace.

    So if the ‘Faux” crew is being threatened, they do not have to go out of their way to attack us over and over again, which they have done, at least the 3 bad guys mentioned above.


  6. Mike   Thursday, January 27, 2011 at 11:50 PM

    According to an article in today’s National Examiner the Obama administration is threatening News people who dare talk about his eligibility to be POTUS. From the article this could have include Fox

  7. True Patriot   Thursday, January 27, 2011 at 5:55 PM

    I have said for some time Eric at Red State was not really on our side. He has now exposed himself, and only an Obama Operative would act this way, so Eric how are you sleeping? You have betrayed your country, and the freedoms which it offers.

    Be careful Eric for the Obots will have you dealt with when they are through with you.

    How much did they pay you Eric?

  8. Ro   Thursday, January 27, 2011 at 1:32 PM

    I agree with you Harry. This one is the real one. Lucas has sent copies of it along with transcripts to all Congress critters. It cost a lot of money and time to do but a Congress critter donated the money to him to do it. Every Congress critter has it. Every congress critter knows Obama is illegitimate. They just won’t act even though the 20th Amendment says that if a president is found to be ineligible, they can remove him.

  9. GMScott   Thursday, January 27, 2011 at 12:03 PM

    @Carl, While I was reading your comments it came to my mind that we have taken the VERY same measures, and even MORE so, as our Founders did with the Crown of England.

    NO, the time for marches, demonstrations and court cases has played their course. The time has come to GET REAL about the State of our Union!

    “In every stage of these Oppressions We have Petitioned for Redress in the most humble terms: Our repeated Petitions have been answered only by repeated injury. A Prince whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a Tyrant, is unfit to be the ruler of a free people.”

    Quoted from The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America

    You can substitute “usurper potus” or “out-of-control non-representing govt.” or the unConstitutional judicial activism by case law in “legislating from the bench” by SCOTUS for the word “Prince” in that quote above – it’s ALL the same!

    And WHAT is to be the response from We The People, as presented in The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America?

    “But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.”

    nuff said!

  10. 1776reloaded   Thursday, January 27, 2011 at 3:12 AM

    Soebarkah won’t make it on the Ballot in Arizona.
    He will step down before 2012.

  11. rick   Wednesday, January 26, 2011 at 8:22 PM

    i told the fool erickson off over a year ago, canceling his rag. while writing this, i’m reading a comment and y’all ain’t talkin bout erickson. my research in 2006 found that grandma sarah witnessed his birth in mombasa, at coast prov., before the kenyan president shut her off from outsiders, she told that to 3 american interviewers. if you read foreign blogs and such, kenyans are very proud that one of them is POTUS and that americans are crazy stupid. anyhoo, forget ericksons redstate rag. he’s a traitor.

  12. Redd   Wednesday, January 26, 2011 at 8:03 PM

    Alito in Hawaii blog 6:30pm PST…9:30pm EST……..jan 26 2011

  13. Bob1943   Wednesday, January 26, 2011 at 7:01 PM

    I have sent Lucas a couple of recent emails…I hoped maybe he would respond here at the PostEmail. I told him he was part of our discussion.

    I think he should check in somewhere just to let us know he’s OK.

  14. MacPUBLIUS   Wednesday, January 26, 2011 at 6:49 PM

    The BIG Lie: “We may have differences in policy, but we all believe in the rights enshrined in our Constitution.” –Barack Obama, January 25, 2011

  15. anne marie   Wednesday, January 26, 2011 at 6:39 PM

    I think the KENYAN BC IS THE REAL ONE. BUT i also believe it has something else—like BO SR. AND SAD ARE NOT HIS REAL AND BIOLOGICAL PARENTS. H er passports have been destroyed. She was said to be in WASH. state attending college at the time of his birth. Nobody on the street where he lived–supposedy lived in hawaii ever remembers the OBAMA FAMILY IN A HOME ON THAT STREET.

  16. ELmo   Wednesday, January 26, 2011 at 4:01 PM

    It needs to undergo forensic examination by an “impartial” (if one can be found) “Expert Document Analyst” whose testimony would withstand the scrutiny of a full blown Court Case and the results made available to the public (much in the way Lucas publicized his mailings to the US Congress and maybe even include the MSM – God Forbid they should want to know anything about it).

  17. RacerJim   Wednesday, January 26, 2011 at 4:00 PM

    Neil Abercrombie, long-time close friend and supporter of Obama and newly elected Governor of Hawaii, recently said there is no long-form “Certificate of Live Birth” for Obama in Hawaii. That underscores why no Hawaiian official has ever said that Obama requested a “Certification of Live Birth” or verified the authenticity of Obama’s “Certification of Live Birth”.

  18. Tim   Wednesday, January 26, 2011 at 3:11 PM

    State of the Union 2011: Barack Obama gets another F for world leadership

  19. Carl Swensson   Wednesday, January 26, 2011 at 2:14 PM

    The issue will not go away and when, not if, a resolution is reached, an inquiry of the 111th and now 112th Congress will commence. Every one of these slithering idiots is guilty of misprision and I will not stop until they are all brought to justice.
    Most here, gave every peaceful effort a shot and were summarily ignored, We tried to mitigate this obvious disaster since there could only be two eventual outcomes…
    civil unrest (riots) or a full blown civil war. Either way Congress has put themselves in a no win situation and opened the door for us to lay waste to their pensions, health care and every other perk we consider to be obscene. Time for a redo on our public servants pay package. Time to remind them and everyone else that, in the end, they work for us, not the other way around

  20. Bob1943   Wednesday, January 26, 2011 at 1:34 PM

    I don’t think so, (I wish Lucas would speak up here like he did for a while), but I do believe some of the early attempts at discreditation such as saying the name of the country was wrong, or the units of measurement, or location of hospital compared to where Stanley Ann may have been if she was in Kenya, all pretty much turned out to be non-issues and did nothing to discredit the BC. It even turned out that the doctor listed on the BC once lived in the same neighborhood as Barack Sr.

    However, if I am right that Lucas has never had the document looked at forensically in any way…and that he has never provided any sort of proof he was actaully in Kenya at the time he states he was….it makes me wonder….

    Still, where are you Lucas….are you OK?

  21. Harry H   Wednesday, January 26, 2011 at 1:05 PM

    Helms’ fluent, well-researched letter should be another nail in the coffin of Obama’s fraud, but willful blindness is hard to heal. Too many people mistakenly assume that all it takes to be president is to pull off an election. Rahm Emanuel is trying that line of baloney, too, saying just let the voters decide, thereby trashing the election regulations. The socialists/communists want no rules except theirs, and they have the arrogance to claim moral superiority while spurning any rules they don’t like, like Article II, Section 1 and Amendment 20, Section 3.

    Obama in effect negated our Constitution last night by saying “no matter who you are or where you come from, anything is possible” and by offering himself as living proof of that malignant fallacy. The naked emperor wants no rules to apply except those his team makes as they go along their merry way toward totalitarian government.

  22. Harry H   Wednesday, January 26, 2011 at 12:54 PM

    Note the specifics and signatures on the Kenyan bc. People who say this is no more valid than the unspecific, unsigned COLB Obama put online are plainly mistaken.

  23. Margie   Wednesday, January 26, 2011 at 12:11 PM

    It is time we send a copy of the kenyan Birth Certificate to your States Governor, as well as your Congress person, and Senate.

  24. ELmo   Wednesday, January 26, 2011 at 11:45 AM

    Does anyone know if the Lucas Smith Document has undergone any sort of “objectiive forensic analysis” ?

  25. jim   Wednesday, January 26, 2011 at 10:27 AM

    I doubt he will read the letter.These guysn get to point in their careers (too big for their britches) where they insulate themselves from scrutiny by the average citizen by having screeners pick their emails and letters. Send the letter certified with his signature required. He still may throw it in the trash but at least you know he got it. He also sits in on occasion on radio station WSB 750am in Atlanta so a call could also get to him. I can’t put my finger on exactly why these “believers” can’t at least do the research instead of this “I’ve seen the COLB and that settles it for me”. If anybody has the reason please let me know. JR

  26. Larry M. Meyer   Wednesday, January 26, 2011 at 10:26 AM


  27. Redd   Wednesday, January 26, 2011 at 9:32 AM

    dunham kenyan birth certificate…,%20Copy.pdf

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