Monday, February 16, 2009

The Devil in the Details: Why the Right's Birth Certificate Meme will Backfire

In Obama birth certificate mania,  the devil is in the details ( and in the changing culture of America).   With all the talk which has been fanning flames of near-hysteria regarding Obama being a usurper,  because he must have been born in Kenya,  and thus inelligible for the office of US President,  I have finally found a voice of reason,  and this voice speaks from among the overthrowers:  It is Warner Todd Huston of the blog,  Stop the ACLU,  and he is replying to Michael Gaynor as per Huston's original post,  "Jefferson and Obama's Birth Certificate".  

Huston says correctly that the will of the people in so sweeping a victory as Barack Obama had on November 4,  2008,  will surely have supremacy over those who are such sticklers for the Constitution that it becomes a collective "suicide pact".  He also holds to the view that rather than trying to cover up a Kenyan birth,  President Obama is more likely an illegitimate child whose mother married to cover up the fact.  This would mean he in all likelihood was American born, and born of an American father,   and would lend  a  sort of Cinderella-at-the-ball  charm to him,  which people would probably love him the more for.

  I think those who would continue to thrust the constitution at the issue would be viewed by the vast majority as "bowing to the letter of the law,  and violating the heart of it.  "  The same would hold true if rumors were to somehow be verified that he is the illegitimate biological son of Malcolm X  -  indeed,  pictures show a stunning and eerie similarity,  and certainly his mother was sympathetic to the black revolutionary cause.   This   too would seem to many as "ordained",  "divine justice",  etc.  and he would be the more popular for it. In today's culture illegitimacy does not carry the stigma it once did.  Many are having children without bothering to marry.  This is not good,  but it is a fact that many would relate to Obama.  Single parent households,  fatherless children,  the entire vagabond exitence of the post-Boomer generation :  All part and parcel of the postmodern U.S.  

No,  I am afraid the right will see that there is no getting rid of him this way.  And to make a martyr of him. . . well,  I will not allow my thoughts to go toward the Lincoln and JFK scenarios.  Heaven protect him. 



Mr. Huston says:   " If we are to apply . . . stark black and white logic to the Constitution there would never have been. . . a legitimate reason to attack slavery. . . "   . . . "In fact Jefferson himself obviated the constitution several times when in office. . . [as did] Lincoln,  FDR,  Wilson. . . " 

and further he adds:  "The state of education on WHY the foreign born should not be president is so deficient in this country at this time that the argument would more likely result in the Constitution being change to acommodate Obama than in the issue getting him kicked to the curb. "

This is true and indicative of the global and multicultural times in which we live.  In this age of the Europeanized America whose frontiers are now everywhere and nowhere,  and in which the regionalism of the founding fathers now seems a quaint and vanished dream,  who even understands national loyalty anymore?  The colleges and universities have indoctrinated all with "new global order"  and "the ethics of multicultural society".  


Four Tennessee legislators have recently joined the litigation which demands to see Obama's cerificate of live birth.  

7 comments:

Ted said...

Obama’s stealing the census from Congress has suddenly awakened and enraged the Republicans. Maybe this will arouse them as well to challenge Obama for stealing the Presidency itself. They surely know he is not an Article 2 “natural born citizen” (which is more than merely being a 14th Amendment “citizen”) by virtue of either Obama’s birth to a dad of Kenyan/British citizenship or birth in Kenya itself — as manifested by his unwillingness to supply his long form birth certificate now under seal.

Ted said...

Obama’s stealing the census from Congress has suddenly awakened and enraged the Republicans. Maybe this will arouse them as well to challenge Obama for stealing the Presidency itself. They surely know he is not an Article 2 “natural born citizen” (which is more than merely being a 14th Amendment “citizen”) by virtue of either Obama’s birth to a dad of Kenyan/British citizenship or birth in Kenya itself — as manifested by his unwillingness to supply his long form birth certificate now under seal.

SM Kovalinsky said...

Ted: You are NOT reading these posts. You simply keep ranting the same things. Is this a computerized message? You have completely missed the point.

Ted said...

SMK, the importance of the Constitution is paramount for this nation to survive as a Constitutional Republic and trumps any particular candidate, especially one who is a usurper. I agree with you that our educational system has utterly failed in teaching the importance of our American traditions, western civilization, and the unique freedoms we have here which require that the citizenry exercise the responsibility required to preserve those freedoms -- the very freedoms which are eroding under such a figure as Obama.

SM Kovalinsky said...

Ted: Alright, I thank you for reading. Your point is fair enough, and well taken. But I think Huston is correct, in his reply to Gaynor: The Constitution could become a suicide pact for the right if they bow to the letter and violate the heart. The Constitution is a living, breathing document. What if Obama really is a US citizen, and is covering up an illegitimate birth? He may be the victim of family lies and coverups, which stretch back to his infancy. If so, he needs our sympathy and support. You have to stand up for what you believe in in such a way that it goes beyond the birth certificate issue. There is always room for the voice of the marginalized, no matter what Administration is ruling. The big government phase may just be for this time, and will give way to what you envision at a later date. Everything has its season, and there is no stopping what is happening now. Europe in many ways has brought us into their sphere, and the old America is getting engulfed by their ideas and practices. Secession of states is a real possibility. Have you and your group thought of this? It may be in the offing.

Ted said...

First, be very very wary of the Constitution being that "living and breathing"; if it is too much so, we'll lose it and its protections from a growing government which was the primary concern of our founding fathers.

Second, the issue is not whether BHO is a "citizen"; the issue is whether he is a "natural born citizen" which is a unique requirement to be President under the Constitution's Article 2. Based on the research by others, it's a SLAM DUNK that BHO is NOT a "natural born citizen" as the framers intended simply by reason of the fact that BHO's father was a Kenyan/British, not American, citizen when BHO was born; and that's beyond the issue of the possible Kenyan birth (and re the Kenyan birth, the burden is clearly now on BHO to show his birth certificate to overcome all the questions and circumstances which have now manifested). The reason the Supreme Court has thus far not ruled is because they haven't yet found a plaintiff with standing. The Court has never ruled on the merits of the case -- because if it had to, it would have to find that BHO is NOT an Article 2 "natural born citizen" as the Constitution is now written. (That is, there would first have to be an amendment to the constitution -- which ain't gonna happen.)

SM Kovalinsky said...

Ted: Your point is well taken: If the Constitution breathes and lives too much, it will become an empty document, to be blown about in the winds of change. I understand this. Well, Huston thinks they WILL amend the constitution, as "the will of the people" - he won by a large margin - will take precedent. There is little concern for the founding fathers. I love them and admire them HUGELY, but I am an oddball that way. To most, they are dead white males. One question: Why on earth was this not settled in the primary season? Why let it go until the man is in, has a cabinet, signed a stimulus, etc. Something is off-kilter here. And supposing the Kenyan is not his father? But an American, like Malcolm X or Davis? What then?

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