“A NATURAL BORN CITIZEN”
(Aug. 11, 2012) — Why would Tea Party favorites like Reps. Ryan and Allen West vote for bills like the Patriot Act and NDAA, leaving many of us scratching our heads and questioning their loyalty to the Constitution? I think I know the answer.
I met Rep. Paul Ryan when I was running for Congress at the time, challenging Blue Dog Democrat Dan Boren. It was during the last week of March 2010 in Oklahoma City. It took me several hours to get there but for me it was worth the drive and $100 or so price for a ticket. Ryan was the keynote speaker for Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs’ 2010 citizenship dinner. Ryan focused on the passage of Obamacare for most of his address, calling the bill a “travesty” and said it was up to the people to start a new American Revolution, but a peaceful one at the ballot boxes. He said, “We need men and women who go to Congress and are running to stand up and fight for what this country is all about.”
Of course I agreed with that and felt like it was me he was talking about, but I had been disappointed only minutes before when I introduced myself and told him I was a tea party leader running against Dan Boren. He responded with, “Oh, he’s a great guy. We’re friends. You know, my wife is from Oklahoma; we have relatives here.”
The photographer snapped the souvenir photo and Rep. Ryan reached for the hand of the next person in line, essentially dismissing me. It wasn’t what I had expected or maybe more accurately, what I had hoped for but it was typical of how politicians don’t listen to nobodies.
I wasn’t a nobody to hundreds of people who knew me or at least knew my record. I gained national recognition in the Tea Party movement when I held up my husband and son’s birth certificates from Kapiolani Hospital in Hawai’i and declared Obama’s on-line forgery as “a piece of junk.”
Long story short, I dropped out of the race and supported constitutional conservative Dr. Charles Thompson. I felt driven to continue my efforts to expose Obama’s fraudulent birth and other false narratives about his background. I was unique. I was the only person I knew from Hawai’i speaking out publicly, bad or good, about Obama and I knew why. Getting the truth told was a losing proposition as I fought a barrage of expletives; “birther,” “racist,” “wingnut,” “conspiracy theorist,” and all demeaning names and charges intended to intimidate me into silence. I wasn’t alone. Anyone challenging Obama caught the same flak.
On March 1, 2012, Sheriff Joe Arpaio of Maricopa County, AZ held a press conference and declared the birth certificate posted on the WhiteHouse.gov website on April 27, 2011 a manufactured forgery. Earlier that same day, Andrew Breitbart, king of alternative media, collapsed and died. A shockwave went through conservative America. Sheriff Arpaio’s stunning news got a small mention by Bret Baier in his “Grapevine” segment on FOX News with a final comment intended to mar the sheriff’s credibility by stating he is under indictment by Attorney General Eric Holder for civil rights violations and other (trumped-up) charges.
Sheriff Joe held another press conference on July 17th, again confirming Obama’s birth certificate to be a forgery. Even more evidence had been found in Hawai’i by Mike Zullo and his investigative contingent. The Sheriff’s Cold Case Posse now had boxes of evidence but was in a quandary as to where it should go. Obviously it couldn’t go to Eric Holder’s Justice Department, so he asked for a congressional hearing. He asked but by now he was marginalized like the rest of us who challenge the most powerful man on earth.
On Tuesday, August 7th, I went to Claremore, OK, to Sen. Tom Coburn’s recess Town Hall. I went prepared with evidence to counter the claims he made to me in a letter responding to my request to hear Sheriff Arpaio’s evidence in a congressional hearing. Before he shouted me down, saying, “You don’t get to talk anymore!” and “You don’t get to read that!” (I tried to read aloud what he wrote), I got to talk about Obama’s forged birth certificate, his forged Selective Service application card and the CT social security number starting with 042 instead of 575 or 576, numbers reserved for Hawai’i residents.
Coburn recited the talking points provided by CRS, the Congressional Research Service, who we identified as the culprit “prepping” members of Congress on how to handle questions about Obama’s birth certificate, citizenship status, his religion, Muslim background, passport, sealed records, et cetera. I asked if he gets his research from CRS and he confirmed he did along with Snopes and FactCheck. Coburn had lost his cool and demanded I ask my question. I asked, “Will you call Sheriff Joe Arpaio and hear what he has to say?” Coburn answered, “Yes.”
Friends that traveled hours from different areas of Oklahoma to support me were witness to the ugly treatment usually given me when I challenge high-ranking officials. This time it was murmurs of “Shut up” and “Who does she think she is?”
Well, I’m happy to call myself a nobody. This nobody got a commitment from a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee to agree to call America’s toughest sheriff and hear the evidence proving Obama’s birth certificate is a manufactured forgery.
I was ecstatic to hear that Paul Ryan was chosen for Romney’s running mate. I was so afraid we were going to lose our country by allowing another Constitutionally ineligible candidate to be placed on a presidential ballot. The GOP establishment continually pushed for Marco Rubio to go on the ticket, deliberately ignoring the fact that Rubio is not a “natural born Citizen” as required by Article II, Section I, clause 5 of the Constitution. The Founders in their great wisdom ensured for future generations that our president/commander in chief and vice-president have allegiance only to the United States by requiring this higher standard of natural born Citizen meaning born to parents who are themselves citizens at the time. Marco Rubio was four years old when his father became a naturalized citizen, meaning he divested his Cuban citizenship, swore allegiance to America and promised to uphold and defend the Constitution. Had Marco Rubio’s parents became naturalized before he was born, my mission would be different today.
I watched Ryan’s speech this morning and shed tears. Not just because of the wonderful words of optimism he has for the future of our country, but because it wasn’t Marco Rubio on the dais.
My thoughts, though, went to Ryan and Col. West and questioned why Tea Party-backed congressmen would vote for the NDAA when it hit me: They don’t read all the bill and and we shouldn’t expect them to. It’s an impossible task so they rely on their aides and other advisors to do the research and make recommendations. And how do they do their research? They rely on the information disseminated by CRS, Snopes, FactCheck and other liberal sources. Dr. Coburn confirmed that.
This isn’t news and most people reading this are aware of the problem, but the difference is we are being heard and taken seriously. Wayne Allyn Root went mainstream over Obama’s sealed Columbia records. Others are coming forward exposing Obama’s communist ties and radical Muslim infiltration in the White House. My hunch is that every Republican senator and congressman has at least one communist plant among their staff and CRS is the communist controller of the information – cut off the Communist tentacles of CRS and we start to win the information war.
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.