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July 1, 2011

Rep. Bill Cassidy (R-LA) serves the 6th Congressional District and was formerly a state senator. He and his wife are medical doctors.

Dear Editor:

The following letter was sent to Louisiana Rep. Bill Cassidy.  I found his response remarkably off-point.

May 31, 2011

Congressman Bill Cassidy

1535 Longworth HOB

Washington, D.C. 20515

Dear Congressman Cassidy:

Greetings!  This is only the second time that I have ever written to my representatives in Washington.  Last year I sent a letter to Senator Vitter which I have yet to receive a reply.  It is to be hoped I will experience a more favorable result from you.

Unless you have been living under a rock the last several years you must be aware that the current person posing as President is shredding the Constitution and ignoring the laws of the United States on a daily basis.  He issues executive orders in an effort to subvert the legislative branch of government.  He declares and Oil Moratorium that directly impacts the citizens of Louisiana while pledging $2 Billion dollars to Brazil so that they might drill offshore in the Gulf.

His reckless disregard for the War Powers Act does an end run around Congress.  If George Bush had done this the press would be howling and so would Democratic members of both Houses.  The calls for impeachment would be loud and long.  Unfortunately, this causes barely a whimper from your Republican colleagues.

From what I can tell, you were sworn in January 2009 prior to the unanimous Congressional vote that certified the 2008 vote of the Electoral College were you not?  Not a single member of Congress, all 535 members, voiced an objection to Obama’s constitutional eligibility.  Not one Republican.  Even though countless Americans have flooded congressional offices with demands for answers to this and other questions for the past two years.  Congressman Cassidy I am dismayed and outraged that none of our elected representatives have dared to even bring this issue up from what I can tell.  Why not?

According to the Constitution, Article II Section 1, states “No person except a natural born citizen . . . “ is eligible for the office of President.  From everything I have read this definition requires that a natural born person be born on U.S. soil of two  U.S. citizen parents.  Mr. Obama declares that his father was a foreign student from Kenya which made him a British subject.   Therefore the current POTUS was born a dual citizen at best and thus not eligible.

Now Mr. Obama has released his so called birth certificate on April 27, 2011 that experts have declared a forgery.  Apparently this information doesn’t prompt a single person in the House or Senate to demand a special counsel to investigate this potentially criminal act.  In fact, the crickets are chirping louder than any member of Congress on this issue.  If the Republicans controlled the White House, the hue and cry for an investigation from the Democrats and main stream media would be deafening.

There is a deliberate attempt to obfuscate the issue of Obama’s eligibility.  Unfortunately you and your colleagues, on either side of the aisle,  do not have the luxury to simply ignore your duty to vet those selected by the Electoral College.  Notwithstanding the unanimous vote on January 8 2009, Congress cannot dispense with the constitutional requirement that Obama must be ‘a natural born citizen’ by simply assuming he is such.  Congress has no power to ,in effect, waive the eligibility requirement.

Until now, I think many Americans have been waiting to see what their elected representatives in Washington were going to do about this issue. As days have turned into weeks, weeks into months, and months into years the American public believe their elected officials have been compromised and co-opted by those who have no respect for the rule of law or the Constitution.

Congressman Cassidy do you take your oath seriously to support and defend the Constitution against all enemies, foreign and domestic, so help me God?  If so then you will not rest until the issue of eligibility and other ancillary matters surrounding this President have been resolved.

Sincerely yours,


John L. McGinnis, Jr.

P.S.  As much as I admire Governor Bobby Jindal, he can never be POTUS because his parents were not  U.S. citizens at the time of his birth.  It’s unfortunate but that’s the law!


Letter sent from Rep. Bill Cassidy's office in response to a constituent's letter about Obama's lack of eligibility

The letter reads:

Dear Mr. McGinnis, Jr.:

Thank you for contacting me regarding the state of the nation.  I appreciate hearing your concerns.  I would like to tell you a few of my thoughts regarding the involvement of US troops in the current military engagement in Libya.

I have concerns about contributing troops to a conflict for which I believe President Obama has not made a strong case for the necessity of action.  I think that the American people deserve a clear discussion on both the Administration’s goals for this intervention and at what cost it will take to achieve them.  I have sympathy for the Libyan people for their suffering under Colonel Quddafi and fully support their aim of freedom from a brutal dictator.  However, at this time, I withhold my support for US military intervention until the President offers an explanation to restore my confidence in the goals and eventual outcomes of this operation.

Again, thank you for sharing your thoughts on this important issue.  Please visit my website at www.cassidy.house.gov to sign up for my e-newsletter or to share your views on another issue.


Bill Cassidy
Member of Congress