Birthers and the 3 Card Monte

AND WHAT TO DO BEFORE IT GETS HERE…

by William Lolli, ©2011

(Mar. 15, 2011) — Back in 1975 I was stationed at Clark AB, Republic of the Philippines. When a new, wet-behind-the-ears Airman arrived from the States, the base had a protocol to prepare the “kids” to recognize and resist the dangers of living overseas. We received graphic briefings on the local bars, entanglements with hookers, dangerous social diseases, the black-marketing of American goods and the tricks gamblers and con-men would use to allure naive GIs.

One of those con-game schemes was the 3 Card Monte. In this game, a card shark would try to get the GI [the “Mark”] to bet on how well he can guess which of 3 shuffled cards is, say, the queen. With the use of planted assistants [“Shills”] in the fake crowd around the game, the “Mark” is made to believe that he can win. But he can’t and he doesn’t.

Efforts that Failed

In the past three years, the Birthers have come a long way. At first we started as single individuals, feeling and thinking that something about the shortcomings of information about the origins of Barack Obama was disturbing.

Time moved forward. The individual concerns grew into efforts to find the truth. Before long it became obvious that the press and politicians were not interested in Obama’s origins, much less any Constitutional eligibility issues. Across the US and still unknown to each other, the individuals began to form groups and those groups made inquiries. FOIA [Freedom of Information Act] requests were filed, representatives’ offices in state and federal governments were visited, letters were written. But the efforts yielded nothing.

When it became apparent that the stonewalling did not stop the inquiries, both the requesters and the deniers escalated the rhetoric and the actions taken:  Those in the press and government that supported the denials of access to information called those seeking information “the Birthers” and labeled them as kooks. Those seeking information began to file lawsuits.

As with any movement that starts as a loose collection of individuals, the kooks did emerge, and the press took full advantage. But the message: “Where’s the Birth Certificate?” could not be shaken and took hold in the public lexicon. The public polls have shown over the past three years that numbers of people recognize that Obama was never vetted and that access to his history is still being denied.

Attempts at the Federal and State Levels

However, over the same period the “Birthers” were systematically locked out of every federal court district– not on merit– but on an expansion of the doctrine of Standing, which now through repeated precedent rulings has created a new, insurmountable barrier for citizens to hold any federal office-holder accountable for any national, Constitutional violation of law.

The efforts to obtain resolution through the various state court systems met with equal failure; but the lawsuits revealed that many states had weaknesses in their election laws that prohibited their Secretaries of State from possessing the investigative and enforcement powers necessary to uphold the Constitutional requirements of Article II, Section 1.

Thanks to the efforts of Barnett, Kreep, Keyes and others, CA Secretary of State Bowen actually won her case arguing that a writ of mandamus could not be enforced upon her [a legal order to force her do her job in validating a candidate] by citing the fact that California Election Code did not give her the power to do so. Other states’ Secretaries of State followed suit, making the same claim. Thus efforts at the state level also resulted in failure.

Other Efforts and the 2010 Change

More clever and original approaches were as equally unsuccessful, such as the Manning “trials” and the attempts to use legally arcane “presentments” to force the jurisprudential powers into action. Although valiantly destructive to his military career, the loss of Lt. Col. Lakin in courts martial was devastating in that it showed that even in a criminal case, access to evidence would be denied.

The new Republican wins in November 2010 have done little to change the situation. The political calculations have been tabulated:  The government has decided that to question Obama’s credentials would be tantamount to opening Pandora’s Box—risking catastrophic political and economic damage if he is truly found ineligible.

So that leaves the movement asking the same question the public is asking: “Where’s the Birth Certificate?”

Now to the Birther 3 Card Monte:

The so-called blunder of Hawaiian Governor Abercrombie in January 2011 of publicly seeking a way to make Obama’s Long Form Birth Certificate available to the public was no accident. Nor was the forced resignation of Dr. Neal Palafox, the well-respected physician Abercrombie had chosen to replace Chiyome Fukino.

Abercrombie floated a trial balloon. The press, the Birthers and WND all took the bait. The Dealer had “opened the gate” to the card game, and everybody rushed in. If there was a blunder, it was the initial appointment by Abercrombie of Palafox to the post.

It is my opinion that once Abercrombie found out that Palafax was a man of integrity, he had to go. Palafox would have ruined the game, revealing that the Dealer was a cheat. As it stands now, the entire Department of Health is left with no head, no accountability, and under the direct charge of department bureaucrats.

The setup for the 3 Card Monte is now in place for the 2012 election cycle:

As alluded earlier, Abercrombie is the Dealer. The missing card is the COLB Long Form Birth Certificate. The general public has become the Marks. And the naïve Birthers and the mainstream press are the Shills, egging-on the Dealer to flip the card over and show it to us.

And we will be shown, alright, at a time of the Dealer’s choosing in the 2012 election cycle as candidate Obama makes a big-splash, full-core press event of registering as a 2012 official candidate.

The Dealer will turn over the card and – what do you know—Obama was born in Hawaii after all.

Result:  The Birthers are made to look like kooks again, the public dismisses the whole Birther story, Constitutional questions are ignored, the WND billboards come down, and Obama is up ten points in the polls.

How can this 3 Card Monte be stopped? The answer is simple: The Birther Movement must unite as quickly as possible to secure state laws requiring credential validation and investigative authority to as many states’ Secretaries of State as they can.

If the Obama crowd can, year after year, get dead people to vote in Chicago, then it is no big deal to submit as authentic a forged long form COLB.

Birthers need as many Secretaries of State as can be attained to be empowered with forensic investigative authority to determine the authenticity of any document submitted as genuine. Simply passing laws requiring a birth certificate be shown is not enough. There MUST be legal language giving power to validate the documentation in order to prevent the submission and acceptance of forged credentials.

Consider this:  If laws such as these had been in place in 2008, the outcome of Keyes v Bowen would have been vastly different. CA Secretary of State Bowen would have been forced by law to do her job, and the truth would have become known about candidate Obama.

I fear this is the last stand for the Birthers. If we cannot enact these laws, then our efforts to get to the truth are finished.

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William Lolli is a regular columnist for SanDiego.com.  His latest columns with that publication can be found here and here.  SanDiego.com chose not to publish his series on the “Birthers” but granted permission for them to be published at The Post & Email.  His bio can be found here.

32 Responses to "Birthers and the 3 Card Monte"

  1. William Lolli   Thursday, March 17, 2011 at 10:01 AM

    There are a wide range of reasons to not address the truth: some are political, some philosophical– but I think mainly it is the vast consequences and repercussions that would occur if Obama were proven ineligible— the effects of reversing or nullifying all the laws and spending he has passed would be catastrophic to many who have benefited.

  2. jd   Wednesday, March 16, 2011 at 10:26 PM

    Those who want to pass laws to give the SoS the power to make sure we have qualified candidates need to be mindful of the deadlines when States must have their bills filed.

    go to this website http://www.multistate.com/site.nsf/sessions2011?OpenPage#KEY

    then check which States have a good chance of getting it passed by going to this website

    http://www.ncsl.org/?tabid=21253

  3. cpabooks   Wednesday, March 16, 2011 at 6:03 PM

    I am surprised that someone who is privy to the forgery and/or ineligibility truth doesn’t have some change of heart and step forward. It is rumored that two people who were in the loop (choir director and State Dept contractor) were shot to preserve the secret. Maybe fear of retaliation is part of the problem. Adams, the HI election official, has stepped forward; but he has no solid proof and, as William points out, the press shills for Obama. The fear of being labeled a birther and dismissed as a lunatic is what has kept our politians coy. That the challenge even at the state level.
    Still, there are so many people involved now that some indisputable evidence should come out. I pray for that.

  4. johnny says   Wednesday, March 16, 2011 at 11:49 AM

    sharon —– with wnd.com not yet but with dr. james manning and some others including neil turner the answer is yes.

  5. Neil Turner   Wednesday, March 16, 2011 at 11:21 AM

    Robert;
    I, too, was concerned about the expression ‘legally arcane’ used here, but William is right – the presentments from our over a dozen ‘legally arcane’ Citizens Grand Juries are, in fact, little understood and unknown to most of the population, citizens and the legally trained as well. We failed to set the stage and publicize their legality to make them truly understood rather than continue to be ‘arcane’.

    But being legally arcane does not make them illegal or unlawful or de facto or unconstitutional. So it is up to us to stop playing the 3 card monte and unite with ALL these efforts to unseat the usurper.

    Since every effort has an effect on the final outcome (like the straw that will ultimately break this ‘camel-jockey’s’ back), I say that no effort is wasted, as the truth will ultimately set us free.

    Therefore, I am now going to start throwing into the mix all those many charges of TREASON against the usurper, starting with LTCDR Fitzpatrick’s as yet unanswered charges of Treason from 2 years ago today, triggered by Obama’s treasonous act of suspension of posse comitatus in Samson, AL. The charges are still out there, and Commander Fitz has not been charged with Mutiny. Neither was Major Cook nor Lt. Easterling nor LTC Lakin.

    It must be apparent that the logical and legally required step of charging them with mutiny would really open the pandora’s box for our Usurper in Chief.

    Enough of the WHERE’S THE BIRTH CERTIFICATE? The new cry should be TREASON! TREASON! TREASON! And let him be the ‘Mark’ in this new game of 3 card monte.

  6. johnny says   Wednesday, March 16, 2011 at 11:09 AM

    i would say that a headline like that would most likely come from world net daily.com first and then drudge and others would pick up on it. joseph farah has the right journalists . dr. jerome corsi is right up front.
    ———————
    Mrs. Rondeau replies: But do you see them talking about Treason?

  7. A pen   Wednesday, March 16, 2011 at 11:09 AM

    True but the test of that eligibility begins with the original birth record which due to Obama’s fancy footwork must be demanded by a court. That same court will then be able to issue a finding of what his status is without any outside political influence. That ruling can be appealed to the high court. Just imagine what would happen if the lowest court ruled he was not a NBC. Then imagine the opposite. Either way the issue would be forced into the media spotlight where no amount of spin would alter the reality he is not a NBC and everyone would know it. The fear is that those who do not accept the law of the land as is would riot. I say, bring it on.

  8. A pen   Wednesday, March 16, 2011 at 11:01 AM

    A careful reading of the current HI law regarding a COLB is that it is intended for use in family court and any other HI civil court only. It is not admissible as evidence in any state court outside HI by law today. It can be submitted but should be recognized for what it is, a document created based on other factors besides those generated by the birth. What those are can only be known by a court seeking the original. Just ask why no court will hear this case and you have your answer as to why only a COLB is offered up, because no citizen can demand the HI court unseal the original, only another court or Obama himself.

  9. 2discern   Wednesday, March 16, 2011 at 10:29 AM

    You are one of them. Your tireless efforts and the integrity of your articles and editorials keep us informed. All of us wish we could do more. We do link P&E to as many friends as possible. We know the readership is growing for P&E but it needs to go viral. Time is running out. The cover up is showing leaks but we need the dam to break with confirmed info all over the globe.

    If COVERAGE of the toxic fumes of fraud constantly emanating from the White House can be as prevalent as the Japan nuclear fumes we see on every news report today then we have exposure happening. Look at this, if union thugs can grab national attention in WIS protesting their governor, what could happen if one million gathered in DC with protest of our illegal usurper demanding repeal of EO113489. All the social networking is in place, it only takes a spark …

  10. jtx   Wednesday, March 16, 2011 at 10:29 AM

    WHERE the man was born has – even assuming it was in the US – no bearing at all upon whether he is eligible under the Constitution. That’s merely what the “deniers” hope to plant in the public awareness (as they have been doing) so that with the emergence of some suddenly-found form of birth document the deniers can continue to deny the truth about the man’s legal eligibility.

    Deniers (aka obots or Flying Monkeys) don’t give a rat’s rear end about the man’s legality under our laws; they merely wish som pretext to ridicule and denigrate those seeking the truth.

    Eventually the truth will become known just as, for example, the fact that JFK did not write “Profiles In Courage” or Obama penning “Dreams From My Father”. Oabama and his myrmidons are merely trying to stall that off until after the next election (if there is one)and it will then be too late.

    Obama could have been born in the Lincoln Bedroom and that STILL would not make him a “natural born Citizen” in the meaning of the Constitution. These Deniers (De-niners) seem to hate America as much as their hero does and are as focused on helping destroy it as is he,

  11. William Lolli   Wednesday, March 16, 2011 at 9:32 AM

    I do not support the US government – WTC destruction theories. But I respect your opinion.

  12. William Lolli   Wednesday, March 16, 2011 at 9:30 AM

    Let’s wait and see. This is my opinion.

  13. William Lolli   Wednesday, March 16, 2011 at 9:29 AM

    True – at the federal level. But all efforts to compel have been stopped due to lack of standing. State courts, jurisdictions and rules of procedure for mandamus are different, as demonstrated in the Bowen case

  14. William Lolli   Wednesday, March 16, 2011 at 9:27 AM

    Not necessarily. Currently it is the states that determine election codes and laws for determining how candidates get on the ballot. It has never been a federal jurisdictional issue. Check with your local registrar and you will see this is correct.

  15. RacerJim   Wednesday, March 16, 2011 at 8:31 AM

    Look in a mirror Sharon. :-)

  16. RacerJim   Wednesday, March 16, 2011 at 8:30 AM

    “When the people fear the government, there is tyranny;
    When the government fears the people, there is liberty.”
    — Thomas Jefferson

  17. Bob Porrazzo   Wednesday, March 16, 2011 at 6:07 AM

    Because of mega corporations, mega banksters, global elites, Bilderberg, Club of Rome, etc. But don’t tell that to those who would rather watch Illuminati crap like American Idol because they would scream conspiracy theory.

    WELL TODAY’S CONSPIRACY THEORIST IS YESTERDAY’S JOURNALIST BEFORE OPERATION MOCKINGBIRD TOOK OVER!

  18. Sagabona   Wednesday, March 16, 2011 at 4:14 AM

    > There MUST be legal language giving power to validate the documentation

    This legal language would, however, have to find a way to toss out the Constitution, as it would be tantamount to circumventing the Full Faith and Credit Clause.

    So I think the only way to tackle this properly (and without violating the Constitution) would be to find a way to validate the Hawaiian files “in-state”, i.e. without involving another state’s laws (as then we’d be stonewalled by FFAC again).
    A criminal investigation of the Hawaiian DoH, for example.

  19. Robert Laity   Wednesday, March 16, 2011 at 4:11 AM

    “Efforts to get to the truth are” NEVER “finished”.

  20. Robert Laity   Wednesday, March 16, 2011 at 4:08 AM

    Corrected Link:
    http://opengov.ideascale.com/akira/dtd/6507-4049

  21. Robert Laity   Wednesday, March 16, 2011 at 4:05 AM

    OBAMA asks his Lawyers to find a way to “EVADE” Article 2:
    http://opengov.ideascale.com/akira/dtd/6507=4049

  22. Robert Laity   Wednesday, March 16, 2011 at 4:03 AM

    POLARIK REPORT ON THE FORGERY OF OBAMA’S COLB:
    http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/bloggers/2136816/posts/

  23. Robert Laity   Wednesday, March 16, 2011 at 4:00 AM

    The COLB proferred by Obama IS a forgery. The laws in existence right NOW are sufficient to remove Obama. It is prima facie that Obama is NOT a Natural-Born American. What remains is for the powers to be to ADMIT it and act accordingly instead of being malfeasant,complicit and misprisioners of felonious acts.

  24. Robert Laity   Wednesday, March 16, 2011 at 3:56 AM

    “The truth will set you free”. Throw caution to the wind and let the cards fall where they may (No pun intended). One can escape the “Three card monte” by not playing the game. I said it before,Obama could have been born IN the Lincoln bedroom of the White House and he STILL is NOT the President. His father was NOT an American citizen. Obama,Jr. was born a British Subject/Citizen.

    Additionally,Obama has given aid and comfort to our enemies (Treason). By virtue of that fact he is prohibited from holding “Any office under the US”.
    18USC,Part 1,Chapter 115,Sec.2381

  25. Robert Laity   Wednesday, March 16, 2011 at 3:49 AM

    The denial of Discovery in the Lakin Case was malfeasant on the part of the Presziding Court-Martial Officer.

  26. Robert Laity   Wednesday, March 16, 2011 at 3:47 AM

    “Presentments” are NOT legally arcane. They exist to this day and are authorized by the Fifth Amendment. It was errant rulemakers of the FRCrP,in 1947 who said that they were “obsolete”. They were WRONG. The “Presentment” is still valid Law.

    See: “Miranda v. Arizona”…”Where RIGHTS secured by the Constitution are involved,there can be NO RULEMAKING or Legislation which would abrogate them”.

    The “Presentment” used up until 1947, the time of the errant “Rulemaking”, is STILL a lawful and constitutional avenue of “Redress of Grievances” against the Government.

  27. Pamela Barnett   Wednesday, March 16, 2011 at 12:45 AM

    Mr. Lolli, great article. You are right on in your analysis.. People could put this on a ballot initiative if they have that available in their state.

  28. johnny says   Wednesday, March 16, 2011 at 12:13 AM

    to mr. william lolli —– a forged long form birth certificate will not be enough. obama would still need 2 u. s. citizen parents named on it to make him a natural born citizen. his father was a kenyan from africa and was never a u, s. citizen. just being born in hawaii is not enough to make him eligible. if he changes the name of his father then he will still be guilty of fraud. the birth certificate forgery would be a big step and would get exposed . somebody would get charged with federal felony fraud. thank you.

  29. Bob1943   Tuesday, March 15, 2011 at 11:07 PM

    I don’t believe a fake long-form BC, no matter how good, will ever be presented. Too late, too much water under the bridge, too much conflicting information by too many different people has been stated and is on record. In my opinion, there is zero chance of a long-form Hawaii BC for Obama ever being presented..

  30. Thomas Morato   Tuesday, March 15, 2011 at 10:54 PM

    I continue to follow the eligibility issue as one can only hope that the fraud perpetrated on the American public can somehow be revealed and the damage undone. However, I see a strikingly odd similarity in the way the entire federal government has played the public through the media regarding the “birthers” and 9/11 “truthers.” Many rational/sane folks were (and continue) asking simple, logical questions about what really happened on 9/11. But at every turn, just like the “birther” issue, the truth has been stifled, obstructed and hidden from the public by the entire government.

    If you believe the US government (NSA, CIA, FBI, Military) was directly or indirectly involved in the complete demolition of WTC 1, 2 and 7 in NYC and killing over 3k people… If it is true, covering for Obama’s missing long form and hidden past is child’s play in comparison. Based on what I have seen the US government capable of through propaganda and misinformation over the past 10 years using the MSM… trying to get an Obama nativity pebble turned over is like trying to relocate the Rocky Mountains.

  31. 2discern   Tuesday, March 15, 2011 at 10:42 PM

    An investigative journalist (with integrity) may be the link (kinda like the recent NPR & ACORN exposures) to get the story out to wide media outlets. There are very talented journalists pursuing “THE” story of the century. When the story breaks (and it will) here is the headline from the morning paper (or Drudge Report)
    BARRY SOETERO ARRESTED
    FALSE ID, FRAUDULENT ELECTION, etc. soon to share cell with Bernie Madoff. Congress members impeached, judges arrested, AG Holder arrested, etc.
    ———————
    Mrs. Rondeau replies: Where are these journalists?

  32. Birdy   Tuesday, March 15, 2011 at 9:57 PM

    William Lolli – “If the Obama crowd can, year after year, get dead people to vote in Chicago, then it is no big deal to submit as authentic a forged long form COLB.”

    William Lolli – “Dr. Neal Palafox…was a man of integrity, he had to go. Palafox would have ruined the game.”

    This is my take as well. I believe Abercrombie was going to produce a fabricated long-form birth certificate, but Dr. Palafox was not willing to go along with it. Perhaps Abercrombie is out looking for a more suitable candidate who will help him with his fraudulent ambitions.

    What a crowd. Abercrombie – Obama – Ayers – Wright – Rezko – Emanuel – Holder – Bauer – Daley – Stern – Trumka – McEntee – …. The American people are ruled by thugs who operate outside the law and our judges and elected representatives cower before them in fear. We have become a modern day Stalinist Soviet Union.

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