DeMaio Responds to Recent “natural born Citizen” Comments

DeMaio Responds to Recent “natural born Citizen” Comments

“THE ONLY PRECEDENT THAT COUNTS” by Joseph DeMaio, ©2020 (Feb. 13, 2020) — [Editor’s Note:  Legal scholar Joseph DeMaio offers the following in response to comments to his February 9, 2020 article, “Is Mayor Pete a Natural Born Citizen?”] The J.J. Thompson comments of 2/12/20 are, respectfully, ill-reasoned and wrong.  Neither the Ankeny case (an […]

The Toomey Constituent Letter

The Toomey Constituent Letter

“LEGALLY UNSUPPORTABLE” by Joseph DeMaio, ©2020 (Oct. 22, 2020) — With apologies for the length of this post – the issues are sometimes convoluted, – Senator Pat Toomey (R. PA) recently penned a letter to a constituent opining that, under his reading of the 14th Amendment, he “[did] not believe there are any questions regarding […]

The Saga of the Dueling Anecdotes

The Saga of the Dueling Anecdotes

“THE BEST EVIDENCE” by Joseph DeMaio, ©2020 (Oct. 19, 2020) — In the continuing saga of “dueling anecdotes” regarding the issue of what the Founders intended when they engrafted onto the Constitution in 1787 the “natural born Citizen” clause, Art. 2, § 1, Cl. 5, commenters Schuyler Colfax and Joanna Brady continue adding their observations.  […]

Of Laptops and Ne’re-Do-Well Sons

Of Laptops and Ne’re-Do-Well Sons

“A PROTECTED SPECIES” by Joseph DeMaio, ©2020 (Oct. 15, 2020) — The New York Post (“NYP”) has disclosed what it claims are several emails extracted from a laptop computer purportedly belonging to Hunter Biden, son of Joe Biden.  The emails are claimed to establish a direct tie between Ukrainian executives at the Burisma Holdings energy […]

Justice Under The Bus

Justice Under The Bus

“INTELLECTUAL TERMITES” by Joseph DeMaio, ©2020 (Oct. 11, 2020) — Virtually every time you turn around these days, some Democrat politician is yapping hypocritically about the importance of “transparency” in government.  This claim is usually coughed up as a prelude to an immediate slap at President Trump for his purported lack of transparency on everything […]

KDH and the 2020 Election Eligibility Roller-Coaster

KDH and the 2020 Election Eligibility Roller-Coaster

“THE DE VATTEL OPTION” by Joseph DeMaio, ©2020 (Sep. 28, 2020) — Every now and then, commenters here at The P&E present an opportunity to revisit the fundamental issues surrounding the “natural born citizen” eligibility question.  Such is the situation at present regarding two commenters addressing this post.  That article, in turn, further draws into […]

C’mon, Man!

C’mon, Man!

“THE LOONS OF THE LEFT” by Joseph DeMaio, ©2020 (Sep. 25, 2020) — Soooo, faithful P&E readers, how bad do you think it could it get if – by lawful means or…, otherwise…, – Slow Joe Biden and Ineligible Kamala Harris win the general election?  Better question: if the Biden-Harris team wins and the Senate […]

That Was Then…, Now Is Now

That Was Then…, Now Is Now

“HOW THE TIMES HAVE CHANGED” by Joseph DeMaio, ©2020 (Sep. 22, 2020) — The Republican National Committee (“RNC”) has produced an ad which will drive the leaders of the Party of the Democrats (“POTD”) apoplectic.  Cool.  It could not happen to a more deserving collection of hypocritical politicians.  Although the ad is still up on […]

Open Letter 2.0 to Rational Democrats

Open Letter 2.0 to Rational Democrats

“LUNACY ON STEROIDS” by Joseph DeMaio, ©2020 (Sep. 16, 2020) — A week or so ago, your faithful servant offered a post captioned “Open Letter to Rational Democrats.”  The post you are now reading is an update to that prior one, as matters have in the meantime necessitated it. First, the prior post referred to […]

Fifteen Times?

Fifteen Times?

“NO MALINTENT” by Joseph DeMaio, ©2020 (Sep. 13, 2020) — You’re kidding me…, right?  That story about “Saint Mueller and the Sanitized Cell Phones” is fake news…, right?  And we are just learning about this now, when the “sanitizing” took place like, two years ago? Ummmm…, no: it is true.  The vaunted Special Counsel St. […]

Anyone Up For a Hot Lunch?

Anyone Up For a Hot Lunch?

“THE BIDEN-HARRIS 2020 NIGHTMARE” by Joseph DeMaio, ©2020   (Sep. 11, 2020) — OK, faithful P&E readers, we are now within fewer than 60 days – and approximately 26,455 political campaign ads to go – away from the general election on November 3, 2020.  By the time you read this, many “early-voting,” “absentee” and “mail-in […]

Open Letter to Rational Democrats

Open Letter to Rational Democrats

“YOUR LEADERS HAVE ABANDONED YOU” by Joseph DeMaio, ©2020 (Sep. 7, 2020) — This post will constitute an open letter to the – hopefully – millions of registered Democrats out there who remain rational Americans.  Democrats who, like registered Republicans and Independents, are saddened and repulsed by the actions of looters, rioters and fake “protesters” […]

Of Damocles, General Flynn and Intellectual Goo

Of Damocles, General Flynn and Intellectual Goo

“GO BACK TO SULLIVAN’S DUNGEON” by Joseph DeMaio, ©2020 (Sep. 2, 2020) — The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit has rendered its “per curiam” decision (i.e., no single judge wants to take credit/blame for it) in the continuing kabuki theater saga of the persecution of General Michael Flynn.  General Flynn had sought […]

The Kamala Devi Harris Eligibility Question, Part 2

The Kamala Devi Harris Eligibility Question, Part 2

“…OF PARENTS NOT OWING ALLEGIANCE TO ANY FOREIGN SOVEREIGNTY…” by Joseph DeMaio, ©2020 (Aug. 19, 2020) — [The following is continued from Part 1 of this series.  “WKA” refers to the case of United States v. Wong Kim Ark.] Congressman John Bingham and the 14th Amendment One additional aspect of the analysis of the 14th […]

The Kamala Devi Harris Eligibility Question, Part 1

The Kamala Devi Harris Eligibility Question, Part 1

DOES THE 14TH AMENDMENT CONFER STATUS AS A “NATURAL BORN CITIZEN?” by Joseph DeMaio, ©2020 (Aug. 18, 2020) — Backdrop Like Mt. St. Helens 40 years ago, the constitutional “natural born citizen” eligibility issue has again erupted.  Following the announcement that Slow Joe Biden had selected a “person of color” who was in addition a […]

Po-Tay-Toe, Po-Tah-Toe; Camel-Uh, Comma-Luh

Po-Tay-Toe, Po-Tah-Toe; Camel-Uh, Comma-Luh

“THE HOBGOBLIN OF LITTLE MINDS” by Joseph DeMaio, ©2020 (Aug. 5, 2020) — Faithful P&E readers, following the announcement that Slow Joe Biden (or his marionette-master/mistress) had selected Kamala Devi Harris as his running mate, some initial dust-ups have emerged regarding how she prefers that her name be audibly pronounced. Tucker Carlson found out the […]

Kamala Devi Harris vs. the 12th Amendment

Kamala Devi Harris vs. the 12th Amendment

“RIPE FOR ADJUDICATION” by Joseph DeMaio, ©2020 (Aug. 13, 2020) — OK, faithful P&E readers, buckle up, because here we go again on that super-duper, stomach-churning, mind-bending roller coaster ride called: eligibility as a “natural born Citizen” under the Constitution. However, unlike the prior experience dealing with the issue only from the perspective of the […]

You Cannot Fix Stupid

You Cannot Fix Stupid

“CALCULATED, CUNNING AND INTENTIONAL” by Joseph DeMaio, ©2020 (Aug. 9, 2020) — Demonstrating, once again, that you cannot fix stupid, but recalling that you can vote it out of office, those paragons of intellect in the Democrat Party – Slow Joe Biden; Nancy (“I-left-my-brain-in-San Crapcisco”); and Chuck (“math-challenged”) Schumer – today coughed up their lame […]

Two Black Americans Have Died

Two Black Americans Have Died

“A CERTIFIED DISGRACE” by Joseph DeMaio, ©2020 (Aug. 1, 2020) — Two well-known black Americans have died.  One – John Lewis – was a Congressman; the other – Herman Cain – was a successful businessman.  While the Congressman was lionized by the mainstream media, the other – even before his worldly body was cold – […]

Heil Hypocrisy

Heil Hypocrisy

“TWO-FACED FRAUDS” by Joseph DeMaio, ©2020 (Jul. 26, 2020) — Bernell Trammell has been murdered.  Who?  He was a vocal supporter of President Trump.  He was black.  He was executed last Thursday, July 23, 2020 by a drive-by gunman as he sat in front of his business in Milwaukee just hours after having given a […]

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