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Comments on the Comments

“SEMANTIC GYMNASTICS” by Joseph DeMaio, ©2020 (Jul. 21, 2020) — In the continuing saga of the “natural born citizen” eligibility issue, one of The P&E’s fairly regular contributors, one Tom Arnold, recently posted this article.  The post revisits the perennial question: was Barack Hussein Obama, Jr. constitutionally-eligible to the presidency, or was he a common […]

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Deep State Document Alterations

“TO ACHIEVE THEIR NEFARIOUS ENDS” by Joseph DeMaio, ©2019 (Nov. 24, 2019) — Well, whadda ya know… those bastions of truth and accuracy in the cable news and mainstream media universe – CNN and The Washington (“Truth Dies in Darkness”) Post are actually covering a story (while simultaneously trying to “scrub” and “spin” it) that […]

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Like it Never Happened

“NATURAL BORN CITIZEN” TEXT DISAPPEARS, THEN REAPPEARS…BUT WHY?   by Joseph DeMaio, ©2019 (Apr. 7, 2019) — In George Orwell’s dystopian novel, 1984, the protagonist, Winston Smith, is employed at the Ministry of Truth in the Minitrue Records Department.  His job is to “rectify” historical records to bring them into line with the contemporary polices […]

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The Decisions in Elliott v. Cruz and Williams v. Cruz

“A BLIND RUBBER-STAMPING” by Joseph DeMaio, ©2016 (Apr. 25, 2016) — Introduction No sooner had your faithful servant submitted the prior post here analyzing the myriad anomalies of the January 11, 2016 Congressional Research Service Report R4209732 entitled “Qualifications [sic] for President and the ‘Natural Born’ Citizenship [sic] Eligibility Requirement” when the news broke that […]

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Of Neologisms, End-Around Runs and Gorillas: The Congressional Research Service 2016 Report on Presidential Eligibility, Final Chapter

“NONSENSE ELEVATED TO AN ART FORM” by Joseph DeMaio, ©2016 (Apr. 9, 2016) — [Editor’s Note:  The following is the fourth and final installment of legal scholar Joseph DeMaio’s detailed analysis of the January 11, 2016 Congressional Research Service (CRS) memo authored by legislative attorney Jack Maskell attempting to make an “end-around run” to Article […]

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Of Neologisms, End-Around Runs and Gorillas: The Congressional Research Service 2016 Report on Presidential Eligibility, Part II

“DANGEROUS NONSENSE” by Joseph DeMaio, ©2016 (Apr. 4, 2016) — [Editor’s Note:  The following is a continuation of an in-depth analysis of the meaning of the “natural born Citizen” requirement present in Article II, Section 1, clause 5 of the U.S. Constitution and how a series of Congressional Research Service (CRS) memos dating back to […]

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Of Neologisms, End-Around Runs and Gorillas: The Congressional Research Service 2016 Report on Presidential Eligibility

“NOT WHAT THE FOUNDERS INTENDED” by Joseph DeMaio, ©2016 (Apr. 2, 2016) — Introduction With eerily increasing regularity, the Congressional Research Service (“CRS”) has produced yet another in its continuing periodic series of “products” (i.e., research memoranda and reports) calculated to convince the Congress, the judiciary, the U.S. electorate and the world at large that […]

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Of Eligibility, Expediency and Humpback Whales

INTRODUCTION AND EXECUTIVE SUMMARY by Joseph DeMaio, ©2015 (Mar. 23, 2015) — “The only principle to which most politicians will unfailingly adhere is expediency.” — Anonymous Two recent events prompt this post.  First, today, Senator Ted Cruz formally announced that he will be a candidate for the GOP nomination for president in 2016.  The announcement was […]

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Why the Elg Ellipsis?

ELIMINATING THE PARENTAL REQUIREMENT FOR “NATURAL BORN CITIZEN” TO “MAKE” OBAMA ELIGIBLE by Joseph DeMaio, ©2012 (May 13, 2012) — For some time now, one “nolu chan” — observing the individual’s preference for all lower-case letters, like archy the cockroach — has persisted in beating the “if-you-tell-a-lie-long-enough-it-starts-to-sound-like-the-truth” drum on Barack Hussein Obama’s purported status as a […]

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A Tale of Two Ellipses

IS SELECTIVE EDITING OF THE FACTS A CRIME? by Joseph DeMaio, ©2012 (Apr. 7, 012) — In the normal course of events, the initials “NBC” have lately carried two different meanings.  For those even vaguely conversant with the continuing issue of the likely usurpation of the presidency by the person now occupying the residence at […]