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“MEN OF COURAGE AND CONVICTION?”
by Paul R. Hollrah, ©2013
(Aug. 14, 2013) — On August 9, 2013, the United States Justice Foundation posted a video on their website. It was titled, Cowardly Congressman Refuses Affidavit On Obama ID Fraud. The video was made the previous day at a townhall meeting in Afton, Oklahoma, where the host of the meeting was the first-term congressman from the 2nd District of Oklahoma, Markwayne Mullin, of Claremore.
As Mullin opened the meeting to questions, a conservative constituent, Miki Booth, of Wyandotte, Oklahoma, author of the book, Memoirs of a Community Organizer from Hawaii, rose to ask a question. After introducing herself, she prefaced her question by saying, “I have to inform you that you have the bad luck of having a ‘birther princess’ in your district.” Then she asked, “What do you know about Obama’s identification fraud?”
Mullin responded, “Let me just stop you right there. You’re talking about the birth certificate? We lost that argument on November 6. We had four years to get that proven and we didn’t. We reelected him, so that’s a dead issue.”
At that point, Ms. Booth attempted to hand the congressman a copy of a 71-page affidavit prepared by retired police detective, Lt. Mike Zullo, lead investigator for the Maricopa County, Arizona Cold Case Posse, which has conducted an ongoing investigating into the authenticity of Obama’s personal documentation since August 2011.
The investigation was launched when the Surprise, Arizona Tea Party presented Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio with a signed petition, asking him to investigate the authenticity of the documents underlying Barack Obama’s candidacy. The petitioners feared that, if a forged birth certificate was used as the basis for placing Obama’s name on the Arizona presidential ballot as a legitimate candidate, their rights as Maricopa County voters would be compromised.
The affidavit offered to Congressman Mullin was the very same document recently filed with the Alabama Supreme Court in support of a complaint against Alabama Secretary of State Beth Chapman, demanding that she verify the eligibility of all candidates who seek access to the ballot in Alabama. The affidavit proves conclusively that the document uploaded to the White House website by Obama, himself, on April 27, 2011, a document which he claimed as his official long-form birth certificate, is in fact a poorly-crafted forgery.
Mullin refused to accept the affidavit, and when he asked Ms. Booth, “Would you like to stay in the meeting?” Ms. Booth apparently took that as a threat and left the room. The following day, I prepared a letter addressed to Congressman Mullin, as well as to U.S. senators James M. Inhofe and Tom Coburn. The text of the letter is as follows:
“There is something wrong with this… In over 20 years of examining documentation of various types, I have never seen a document that is so seriously questionable in so many respects. In my opinion, the birth certificate is entirely fabricated.”
“Those are not the words of some right wing conspiracy theorist, or one of those long-suffering patriots who’ve been tagged with the ‘birther’ label. No, those words are taken directly from the sworn affidavit of Reed Hayes, a renowned professional document examiner employed by the Perkins, Coie law firm in Washington, DC. As you may or may not know, Perkins, Coie is the law firm retained by Barack Obama to represent him in court cases challenging his status as a ‘natural born’ citizen, and thus, his eligibility under the U.S. Constitution to be president.
“With each passing day, more and more skeptics are willing to accept that we have no idea of the true identity of the man who currently occupies the Oval Office. And with each passing day, as more and more members of Congress agree to hear the substantial evidence proving that the long-form birth certificate claimed by Obama as his own is, in fact, a rather poorly-crafted forgery, manufactured on a computer equipped with Adobe Illustrator
“I send this to your attention in the hope that you will find it advantageous not to hide behind the inside-the-beltway ‘conventional wisdom,’ but to get ‘out front of the curve’ on this issue. I can assure you that, by exposing yourselves to a complete briefing by Lt. Mike Zullo, of Phoenix, Arizona, it is impossible to reach any conclusion other than that reached by Mr. Hayes.
“In addition, it should be pointed out that one of the world’s foremost experts in probability theory, Lord Christopher Monckton, The Viscount Monckton of Brenchley, has performed a probability analysis of the authenticity of the Obama birth certificate. He finds that the probability of the authenticity of Obama’s long-U.S. form birth certificate is somewhere in the neighborhood of 1 in 75 Quadrillion, i.e., 1:75,000,000,000,000,000… roughly equal to the chances of winning the Powerball Lottery and being struck by lightning, all on the same day.
“I am distressed to say that I have recently heard a member of Congress, a man in whom I had previously placed my trust, take the position that the question of Obama’s eligibility and the authenticity of his long-form birth certificate, his draft registration card, and his Social Security number were settled issues on November 6, 2012 when the American people went to the polls and returned Barack Obama to the White House.
“It is the same as saying that the American people can go to the polls on Election Day every two years and invalidate major sections of the U.S. Constitution. Any 6th grade civics student knows that to be untrue, but to hear a member of Congress attempt to make that point is mind-boggling.
“In the weeks following Obama’s election in 2008, constitutional scholars were called upon to define the issue of Barack Obama’s eligibility. Harvard law professor, Edwin Viera, Jr., Ph.D., J.D., a leading authority on the Constitution, addressed the constitutional role of Congress in certifying the work of the Electoral College. He wrote that, ‘… the question of Obama’s eligibility, vel non (all else aside), is not within the discretion of Congress to skirt or decide as its Members may deem politically or personally expedient.
“‘Even by unanimous vote, Congress cannot constitutionally dispense with the requirement that Obama must be ‘a natural born citizen,’ by simply assuming that he is such, or by accepting what lawyers refer to as the ‘best available evidence,’ (Obama’s published certificate of live birth, versus a certified Hawaiian birth certificate).”
“But what if the members of Congress fail in their responsibility? Dr. Viera argues that, if no objection is made on the basis that Obama is not a natural born citizen… ‘the matter cannot be said to have been settled to a ‘constitutional sufficiency’ because Congress has no power to simply waive the eligibility requirement. Nor, of course, do the people as they mark their ballots in the voting booth.
“So, the question of Obama’s eligibility is not a settled issue and cannot be until the Congress and the courts determine it to be so. It was not settled in the voting booths in November 2008 or in November 2012. Gentlemen, your work is not yet finished…”
It is understandable that members of Congress would hesitate to take on the question of Barack Obama’s eligibility. If self-appointed black leaders are willing to foment massive violence over the self-defense shooting of a 17-year-old black man in Sanford, Florida, who attacked and beat a neighborhood watch captain, imagine the reaction in the black community if the first black president in history was suddenly declared ineligible for the office. Everyone understands that.
However, what must also be understood is that, if Democrats had hired an executive search firm to prepare a list of the 1,000 natural born black men who were best prepared to lead the country, Barack Obama’s name would not have appeared on that list. He would have been rejected outright because, not only is he ineligible under Article II, Section 1 of the Constitution, he had no background or experience whatsoever that would qualify him for national leadership. If there is blame to be assigned for the Obama presidency, it lies with the “win-at-all-costs” Democrats who nominated him and the black voters who were concerned only with the color of his skin.
In my 50 years as a political activist, I have known many good people who went to Washington filled with good intentions. Some were afflicted with “Potomac Fever” and quickly lost their political compass. In fact, one former friend, Don Riegle, of Michigan, went to Congress as a Republican but became a Democrat and a full-ledged liberal after just three terms. It would distress me immensely to know that my own congressman, Markwayne Mullin, has lost his way in record time… just seven months into his first term.
My great-grandfather, a German immigrant, lived in a slave state but was adamantly opposed to slavery. Serving as a lieutenant colonel in the Union Army, he risked his life in the war to end that institution. So where are the men of courage and conviction today? We now find ourselves electing even conservative Republicans who apparently think that we are just another banana republic where we can make up the rules as we go along. One wonders how the congressman will react when senators Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio, neither of them “natural born” citizens, become viable candidates in 2016 and Democrats hypocritically declare them both to be constitutionally ineligible. Whether he is still in Congress, or not, whose side will he be on?