LAWSUIT FILED AGAINST THE DNC AND WITH VARIOUS STATE COURTS ON OBAMA ELIGIBLIITY
by Sharon Rondeau
(Dec. 9, 2011) — On December 5, 2011, Presidential Candidate John Dummett of California recently traveled 789 miles to Maricopa County, AZ and back to meet with Sheriff Joe Arpaio, who has been conducting an investigation into questions surrounding the presidential eligibility of Barack Hussein Obama.
Dummett and Van Irion, founder of Liberty Legal Foundation, have partnered in filing a lawsuit against the Democrat National Committee to stay the nomination of Obama as its candidate for the presidential election.
“Our meeting with Sheriff Arpaio was scheduled for 1:30 in the afternoon, and the Tea Party meeting was at 6:30 that evening. We got to Joe Arpaio’s office, and his secretary met us at the door. She said, ‘Ladies and gentlemen, I’m sorry to tell you, but the sheriff can give you only 20 minutes of his time.’ We were more than happy with that. Well, we got to his office, and he had the lead investigator of his 300-man posse there. It’s called the Cold Case Posse. Several other investigators assigned to the case were there as well. Arpaio was intrigued by Van Irion’s and my approach of going after the DNC and not attacking Barack Obama or asking any court to decide Obama’s eligibility. The idea blew them away. It went over so well that he got several other members in there. He took copies of everything, including the complaint , and we discussed all of the issues. He told us things that I still have to hold in confidentiality. I can say, because it has already been released to the press and I can verify it, that he will produce a report in February, and it will be devastating. I can’t say what it is, but I know what it is.”
When we asked Dummett if the “devastating” part of Arpaio’s future report was communicated in written or verbal form, he was not at liberty to answer.
Instead of being there for only 20 minutes, we were there speaking with him for an hour and a half. I was then asked to be an expert witness on the birth certificate issue, and I agreed to do that.”
The Post & Email asked, “Is that because you have a background in document analysis or something similar?” and Mr. Dummett replied, “I’m a computer programmer staff analyst for the California Department of Fish & Game. I’m an expert at the staff level at building databases and dealing with computer-generated documents. I figured out that the birth certificate Obama presented was a phony right after I saw it, because I understand how Adobe works because I have to use that and the applications which I built for the state of California. I would have laughed except that I wanted to cry more because people were actually accepting it as real. It was an insult to anyone’s intelligence. They were relying on people not knowing how applications are built of how documents are stored electronically or put together.
“So we’ll be working with him on a continuing basis. There is no doubt in my mind that we will be successful. I believe that Sheriff Joe is doing this for the people of Maricopa County, which he represents, as he should be. He is the only law enforcement official who has actually stood up and done something about the eligibility issue. He told me, ‘I owe the people of Maricopa County the truth. Where there’s smoke, there’s fire.’ If it benefits the rest of the United States, fine, but his primary concern was with the people of Maricopa County. Who wouldn’t want a sheriff like that?
“After that, we left for the Tea Party meeting. There were a couple of speakers, and then Van got up and spoke about the Liberty Legal Foundation and what we’re doing. Then I got to speak with the group. There will be a video coming out of the event soon. Joe Arpaio actually ended up at the Tea Party meeting unannounced. The meeting was supposed to go from 6:30 to 8:30; we were there until 10:30 or 11:00 p.m., and then Joe showed up! In the meantime, I explained what we were going to do: going after the DNC and not Obama.
We were talking about impeachment and why that is not something we want to do with Barack Obama, and here’s the reason why: I’m a scholar, but not in constitutional law; my degree is in archaeology and history. However, my attorney is an expert in that area. The reason is that impeachment is redress only for a legally- elected president.
The Post & Email said, “There’s been a lot of controversy about that, as you may know,” and Dummett responded:
There shouldn’t be any controversy, because the law is clear. Impeachment isn’t a conviction; impeachment is when they have a trial for the sitting president, and the Senate decides whether or not he’s guilty. If he’s found guilty, he’s thrown out of office, and he can’t hold office anymore; that’s it. If we impeach him and he gets off – and we know he will because he’s appointed two people to the Supreme Court – it will go to the Supreme Court, and those women will not recuse themselves. They haven’t recused themselves from the Obamacare lawsuits, and they should be. So they’re most certainly not going to recuse themselves over the impeachment of Obama. So if he gets off scot-free, then everything he’s done is set in stone; we’ve set precedent, and that means that anybody who was born outside of this country can come over here and be president. He could say he was born on Mars, and we’d be stuck with it because precedence has already been set. For some silly reason, this country abides by precedent just about every time. So we don’t want to do that.
We then discussed whether or not Obama is guilty of treason and the possible penalties. I have not accused Barack Obama of treason, although others have. That doesn’t mean that I don’t have my suspicions. Everyone is entitled to due process of law. Regarding his birth certificate, he hasn’t shown anyone any certification, so I feel quite confident being able to say that he’s a usurper. I’m sure he’s hiding something, but I’m not going to accuse him of treason at this time.
Historically, treason has been punishable by death. One person was upset and thought I was being “too aggressive in defending the Constitution.” I don’t think that is being overly aggressive, because what these people are doing to us now is going to affect our grandchildren and their children, and they’re going to be paying for it. They’re trying to destroy the United States. If you look up the definition of treason, although I’m not accusing Obama of treason, if you wanted to make the case for it, there’s be a pretty good case.
The mainstream press was at the meeting, including the largest newspaper in Maricopa County, The Sonoran News. Joe Arpaio got a standing ovation after he spoke about the investigation he is doing.
The next morning, we headed over to the DNC at around 9:00. We walked into the office; there was an older guy playing video games. There was a bearded individual whom we approached and asked if he worked for the organization, and he said “yes.” So we served him the papers. My wife was filming the whole time, and he said, “Well, she’s filming.” And the guy asked, “Well, am I being served?” and we said, “We’re serving the Democrat Party. Make sure you get this to your superiors.” And he said, “What’s entailed in the suit?” and we said, “Please read it; everything is in there; make sure to get it to your superiors.”
A lot of people don’t understand that the server doesn’t have to put it in your hand. You don’t have to take exact possession of it. A lot of people think that if they refuse to touch it or they throw it on the ground, they haven’t been served. That is not the law. Once an officer of the court, which Van is, handed it to them, they had been served.
So we walked out, got into my car and were getting ready to head to the airport when I saw out of the corner of my eye three people approach the car. A tall lady started beating on my window and almost broke it, saying, “You can’t serve us. You handed that paper to a volunteer, and that wasn’t legal service!” Van was in the back and he said, “Ma’am, you have been served.” So she took the paper, flopped it on the ground, and walked away.
“Did you get her name?”
No, but we have her on videotape (laughs). They were quite violent about it. It’s a lawsuit; it wasn’t against them; it’s enjoining the DNC not to certify anybody until they come up with the proof. That means anybody, not just Barack Obama, although we know Barack Obama can’t come up with any certification.
Dummett stated that he has appeared on several radio shows since the meeting with Arpaio and will be appearing on Dr. James David Manning’s radio show and many others in the near future. “People have to know that I’m a viable alternative, fighting as hard as I can for their constitutional rights. People have to get off the kick that if someone hasn’t been elected to something else, they’re unfit for the presidency. You will never know…it doesn’t say in the Constitution ‘You shall be a senator first…’ They wanted citizen legislators.”
Dummett believes that his team can obtain an expedited hearing because Obama has already filed to be on the ballot in the state of New Hampshire, whose presidential primary is January 10, 2012. Dummett and Irion have filed suit in that state as well as with the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals asking for the criteria the DNC is using to define “natural born Citizen.”
“From what I understand, they have 30-45 days to answer our complaint, which includes Pelosi, Wasserman-Schultz, Reid, the DNC and the courts in Washington, DC and Tennessee. We filed suit in New Hampshire and in Arizona with the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, which in dicta said that a presidential candidate would have standing to bring forth a suit in court.”
We asked Dummett if, because he has not yet received his party’s nomination, he has standing to sue, and he responded:
The incumbent president is always the person you run against. I’m not the nominee, but I’m a candidate. The court didn’t say that the nominee had standing; it said that a candidate did. No one should have to waste any resources trying to figure out how to defend against Barack Obama, because he’s not eligible to be there.
Regarding the size and scope of the current federal government, Dummett commented:
There are 100 senators and 435 congressmen, the Supreme Court, and around 160,000,000 people who are available to vote in this country. Why are they in charge? Because we can’t all decide just to get up there and say, “Enough is enough” and put our foot down. And they know we won’t. Because everybody thinks that their congressman is a good guy because in the past he’s done something good for them. We live in a world where people think they are entitled from womb to tomb.
I don’t want anything from the federal government. There are 18 things the federal government can do; the rest belongs to the states. Many people seem to look at it as “What’s in it for me?” instead of thinking about what are we going to give the generations that come after us. What are we leaving them? What are we bequeathing to our posterity? What we’re bequeathing is a shattered, destroyed state which should last at least 1,000 years; Rome did. Rome was a republic.
As Cicero said, the enemy is not outside the gates. The real enemy is the one who walks among us. He speaks our language and knows everything about us. That’s the real enemy. That’s our own government. It’s not the people outside such as the Chinese or the terrorists. It’s the tyrannical government.
I’m running as a Republican, but I’m a constitutionalist. I’m going to stick with this. I’m going to keep working at it, but if it ever comes down to the point where we all realize that we no longer live in a representative republic, then we will have to look at other methods to restore our country.
Editor’s Note: A video of the service of the lawsuit upon the DNC is here.
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.