WHERE WILL IT LEAD?
by Sharon Rondeau
(Feb. 23, 2014) — On Sunday afternoon, the office of Rep. Tom Rice (R-SC7) issued a newsletter announcing that a second hearing on Obama’s alleged executive overreach will take place on Wednesday, February 26, at 10:00 a.m., sponsored by the House Judiciary Committee.
Rice will be providing testimony as a witness along with three other congressmen.
Obama has signed executive orders to change policies on immigration, firearms, health care, and environmental issues without participation from Congress. Article I of the U.S. Constitution delineates Congress as the only body which can make or change federal law. Obama has also created new “Councils” and “advisory boards” by executive order.
Article II, Section 1, clause 5 requires the president and commander-in-chief to be a “natural born Citizen,” which historically did not mean a person simply born on U.S. soil. Obama claims a father who was a citizen of Kenya and a birth in Hawaii, although his life story has shifted at various times without explanation. On his first full day in office in January 2009, Obama signed an executive order allowing the invocation of “executive privilege” in regard to requests for “presidential records.”
The first-of-its-kind hearing was held on December 3, 2013, with testimony given by law professors Jonathan Turley and Nicholas Rosenkranz; Simon Lazarus of the Constitutional Accountability Center; and Michael Cannon of the Cato Institute. Three of the four expressed concern for Obama’s use of executive orders to formulate policy not voted on by the people’s representatives in Congress.
Later that evening on Greta van Susteren’s “On the Record,” Rosenkranz stated that the solution to an imperial president is “impeachment.”
Turley will be returning for Wednesday’s hearing, along with two other experts who did not testify in December.
Last week, online news media reported Rice’s proposed “STOP” Resolution, which contends that Obama has failed to “faithfully execute the laws” of the United States and seeks to sue him in court to “challenge certain policies and actions taken by the executive branch.”
In Rice’s newsletter, he stated that during his testimony, he will “look forward to discussing how my resolution, H.Res.442, Stop This Overreaching Presidency (STOP), will rein in the executive branch and restore our Country’s separation of powers.”
Rice asked for input from the public at 202-225-9895. Last Tuesday, The Post & Email contacted Rice’s office and informed the aide that the long-form birth certificate image posted on the White House website and Obama’s Selective Service registration form are forgeries as determined by a law enforcement investigation conducted by the Maricopa County, AZ Cold Case Posse.
At that time, 104 co-sponsors of the resolution were indicated on Rice’s website, although the aide told us that the number was 106 during the phone call. Today Rice’s website states the number at 111.
When we asked if more information on the resolution was available on Tuesday, we were referred to Rice’s media contact, who did not respond to an email imparting information about the Cold Case Posse’s investigation, anticipated announcement last month, and request for an interview.
Last fall, presidential candidate Cody Robert Judy had predicted that hearings on Obama’s “impeachment” would occur in January.
On his radio show, Mike Volin of WheresObamasBirthCertificate.com has said that certain members of Congress are in contact with him about the posse’s investigation.
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.