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by Lawrence Sellin, ©2011

Will this document survive those who thirst for power, prestige and the status quo?

(Sep. 29, 2011) — Supporting and defending the Constitution and upholding the rule of law are no longer items on the Republican agenda.

According to Article II, Section I, Clause 5 of the Constitution and the Supreme Court binding precedent in Minor vs. Happersett (1874), Barack Hussein Obama has never been eligible to be President of the United States.

To hide his ineligibility, Obama has produced a forged Certificate of Live Birth, uses a Social Security number not issued to him and condoned the distribution of a forged Selective Service registration.

Despite being fully aware of the overwhelming evidence corroborating Obama’s guilt, the Republican leadership has ordered its Congress members to ignore constituents’ requests for investigations.

The Republican strategy is to use the Big Stall to cover up the Big Lie.

Political expediency, complicity and fear are the drivers for Republican malfeasance.

Like Democrats, Congressional Republicans consider the Constitution an inconvenient obstacle to their exercise of power. They have long wanted a “flexible” and “living” Constitution, which can be reinterpreted according to their own whims or adjusted to whatever political winds might be blowing at the moment.

For years both Democrats and Republicans have attempted through Constitutional amendments to dilute Article II, Section I, Clause 5 of the Constitution, which requires candidates for President and Vice President to be natural born citizens, that is, US citizens born to citizen parents at the time of birth.

Up until 2008, all such efforts failed.

For example, on July 10, 2003, Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT) proposed “an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to make eligible for the Office of President a person who has been a United States citizen for 20 years” (Senate Joint Resolution 15).

The measure was known as the Arnold Amendment because it would permit Austrian-born, naturalized citizen, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, then a rising Republican star, to become President.

A similar and ongoing example of political expediency at the expense of the Constitution is the promotion of Marco Rubio as the 2012 Republican Vice Presidential candidate. Unfortunately, like Obama and Schwarzenegger, Rubio is not eligible because he is not a natural born citizen; his parents were not US citizens at the time of his birth.

Having failed for years to amend the Constitution by legal means, the Democrats and Republicans grabbed the opportunity in 2008 to amend it through a backroom political deal.

The uncertainty about Senator John McCain’s eligibility for the Presidency was resolved in April 2008 by the bogus, non-binding Senate Resolution 511, co-sponsored by Obama, which declared McCain a natural born citizen.

The fact that Congress has no Constitutional authority to do such a thing was apparently completely irrelevant to that majestic body.

Having become complicit with the Democrats in violating the Constitution, the Republicans joined them in a deliberate campaign of disinformation and outright lies to hide their complicity, an effort which continues to this day.

It astonishes many Americans that, given the weight of evidence against Obama, none of the 535 members of Congress is willing to speak out.

Members of Congress are not leaders by any stretch of the imagination.  They are frightened rabbits constantly sniffing the air for any scent of controversy that might endanger their comfortable lifestyles and lucrative pensions.

Once elected, the operative phrases are “don’t make waves” and “get along by going along.”

A “do nothing Congress” is, in fact, the status quo.

Serious issues are still decided behind closed doors by a small group of powerful and self-serving politicians owned by wealthy special interests.

The Republican leadership has already chosen the pursuit of power over upholding principles and political expediency over adhering to the Constitution.

If Obama is exposed before the 2012 election, it will not be the cowardly Republicans who do so, but the Democrats, who don’t want to go down with his sinking ship.

The country is facing the greatest Constitutional crisis since the Civil War, yet the Republicans do nothing.

If Congressional Republicans are not willing to fulfill even the most basic of public responsibilities, that is, to respect their oath of office to support and defend the Constitution, then what’s the point?

I see no reason to vote for any of them.

If the Republicans want to protect Obama and hide their complicity, while undermining the Constitution and the rule of law, then they can have him for a second term as their illegal President.

Sometimes it is better just to let a structure collapse and rebuild it, rather than try to maintain it on top of a rotten foundation.