THE RULE OF LAW MUST BE UPHELD
January 3, 2012
Deputy Chief Judge Michael Malihi
Georgia Office of State Administrative Hearings
230 Peachtree Street NW
Atlanta, GA 30303
Dear Judge Malihi:
I am editor of an electronic newspaper, The Post & Email (www.thepostemail.com) which covers constitutional issues and government corruption, and I am writing to express my sincerest appreciation for your ruling today which supported Georgia law O.C.G.A. 21-2-5(a) in favor of a voter’s right to challenge the eligibility of any candidate for public office.
For more than three years, a debate has raged as to whether or not the man who occupies the White House is eligible to serve as President and commander-in-chief. The questions surrounding his eligibility do not have to do with the number of years he has resided in the United States nor his age, but rather, the “natural born Citizen” requirement expressed in Article II, Section 1, clause 5 of the U.S. Constitution.
There are questions about whether or not a person born to a father who was not an American citizen can be considered “natural born” and whether or not Mr. Obama was born in Hawaii as he claims. There are questions about whether or not birthplace is a determining factor for “natural born” citizenship or if it is something else altogether.
Since the U.S. Supreme Court has refused to hear all challenges to Obama’s eligibility on the merits, the American people have been forced to live under the exigencies of a constitutional crisis since the 2008 election. No public servant in any branch of government has upheld his or her oath and commenced scrutiny of the meaning of the “natural born Citizen” clause in relation to Obama’s background. The legislative, judicial and executive branches of government at every level have failed in their duty to their constituents, instead issuing purposely-deceitful form letters, relying on faulty information which they have repeated ad nauseum, and denying U.S. military members discovery so that they might know that the orders they have received are legally issued.
The Congressional Research Service has published four memos to members of Congress which obfuscate and even omit relevant parts of law cases which directly impact whether or not Obama is eligible for the position he holds. The U.S. Justice Department has managed to have all cases brought to obtain the truth dismissed on technicalities rather than simply presenting the evidence. It is now clear that our government is perpetuating a charade of mammoth proportions while holding the American people hostage, not unlike that which catapulted the 13 colonies into revolution in 1776 and eventual independence from Great Britain.
The Framers of the Constitution specifically included the term “natural born” for the office of President to indicate a higher level of qualification than simply “citizen.” Originally, they had used the term “citizen” but changed it after considering John Jay’s letter to George Washington cautioning that the highest office in the land required absolute allegiance to the new nation.
In order for our state and federal governments to operate properly, those elected to serve must respond to those who placed their trust in them. For more than three years, millions of Americans have asked questions about Obama’s eligibility and been rebuked, ridiculed, rebuffed, ignored, or lied to by their representatives. It is a fact that the term “citizen” is not the same as “natural born Citizen,” yet our elected representatives would have us believe that their meanings are identical. Judges have used the “no standing” excuse myriads of times rather than hear a case on the merits, whether out of cowardice, fear, lack of principle, or perhaps something more sinister.
True statesmen and public servants are very hard to find in today’s America, and I believe it is accurate to state that confidence in our government is dangerously low.
The U.S. military has a right to know if its commander-in-chief is eligible to issue orders. The American people have a right to know if the President has foreign allegiances which affect his ability to make decisions in the best interests of their country. Because of your decision issued today, perhaps we will finally have that opportunity, and for that, I thank you.
During a time when morality, ethics, high standards and doing what is right are rare things, my deepest respect is extended to you, sir, for reading the law as it is stated rather than making excuses for allowing this horrendous situation to continue. There is an abundance of evidence that many, if not most, judges in this country today issue decisions which are not based on the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights, but rather, on a whim, a political viewpoint, or worse, a bribe. For example, if one examines the judiciary in Monroe County, TN, it becomes obvious that our founding documents have not seen the light of day there in a very long time, and the rule of law is nonexistent. This is what all of America will become if her laws are not enforced.
When we know for a fact whether or not Obama is eligible, the outcome will be dealt with and the nation can begin to heal from the tremendous conflict which has torn it asunder for so long. Constitutional eligibility is not a Democrat or Republican issue; it is a fundamental constitutional issue which must be addressed. I believe that today’s decision was the first step in that direction.
Very truly yours,
The Post & Email
P.O. Box 195
Stafford Springs, CT 06076
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.