Written by Amil Imani
When individuals make mistakes, the consequences are limited. However, when our elected officials make mistakes, the results can be catastrophic. It is disheartening to see the world's best hope for freedom and democracy, the United States of America, make a gross mistake at this crucial juncture. Once again, America is at a critical point and facing troubles from within and in several hotspots of the world.
The Constitution of the United States clearly states three requirements to become the President of the United States. The person must be 35 years of age. The constitution requires 14 years of residency and finally, the most important of all, he/she must be a NATURAL BORN CITIZEN. Let us once again remind ourselves that "the authority of government lies entirely and irrevocably within the Body of The Whole, We The People."
The Constitution that has protected the rights of every individual and our freedom for more than 200 years is now in a greater danger of being obliterated than at any time in our history. We must be grateful for those brave and patriotic souls who fought and perished to protect and defend this country and its constitution.
So, who are the antagonists that are now threatening our protagonists who have long defended the constitution? There are a number of elements that are threatening this country at the moment but the greatest of all has to do with the presidency of the United States. The president-elect has uncompromisingly refused to provide an authentic birth certificate to prove that he indeed is a natural born U.S. citizen.
As far as many Americans are concerned, until the President-elect comes clean with that document as required by the United States constitution, this newly elected president is a complete fraud and everything he does or says becomes automatically annulled or unlawful. He will be incapable of dealing with major issues.
"I know that Mr. Obama is not a constitutionally qualified natural born citizen and is ineligible to assume the office of President of the United States," Philip J. Berg said in a statement on his ObamaCrimes.com website.
"Obama knows he is not 'natural born' as he knows where he was born and he knows he was adopted in Indonesia. Obama is an attorney, Harvard Law graduate who taught Constitutional law; Obama knows his candidacy is the largest 'hoax' attempted on the citizens of the United States in over 200 years. Obama places our Constitution in a 'crisis' situation and Obama is in a situation where he can be blackmailed by leaders around the world who know Obama is not qualified," Philip J. Berg's statement continued.
"Should Senator Obama be discovered, after he takes office, to be ineligible for the Office of President of the United States of America and, thereby, his election declared void," argues the Alan Keyes case pending in California, "Americans will suffer irreparable harm in that (a) usurper will be sitting as the President of the United States, and none of the treaties, laws, or executive orders signed by him will be valid or legal."
Some incredulous defenders, who are wholeheartedly enamored with President-elect, Obama, laugh and say that Americans have long entertained themselves with egregious conspiracy theories and yet, what would happen if evidence proves that such conspiracy might actually be true? And by the way, "the Constitution gives every American the inalienable right to make a damn fool of himself," said John Ciardi.
Elected and non-elected U.S. officials constantly test the tolerance and trust of the American public, trying to find out how much they can get away with and how much they can manipulate the public. It is not just a few scoundrel officials, overcome by greed or zeal, who pose an episodic threat. The body of the entire system of our institutions is becoming reprehensible, in both execution and intent and by obstruction of justice.
Today, millions of Americans question a conspiracy to overthrow the Constitution or those in higher powers are playing a game of tug o' war with the nation. They question if this is indeed a conscious and deliberate effort to bypass the law of the land and ignore the will of the American people to find out the truth. American people deserve an answer.
Thomas Jefferson once suggested that "we ought to have a revolution every 20 years and that the Tree of Liberty needed to be occasionally watered with the blood of patriots."
Although I have immense respect for Thomas Jefferson, the primary author of the Declaration of Independence, I do not agree that we should have a bloody revolution every 20 years in order to show the government who's the real boss. Yet, I believe the American people must be more vigilant and participate more in our political process. After all, we the people have created the government. And we, the people, cannot let them get away with dishonesty. We cannot bend the Constitution a little for expedience of others.
There is an interesting story I just read about a Congressman who didn't want to argue against a piece of proposed legislation that would be a violation of the Constitution. This member of Congress once said, "If I insisted on complying with the Constitution, I wouldn't stay in Congress very long." So, in effect, the provisions of the Constitution become compromised by the climate of political change. Once a precedence has been established to violate their oath of office to preserve, protect and defend the constitution with impunity, the practice continues at full strength.
Every American must show his or her Birth Certificate, for variety of reasons, in order to prove his or her identity. Is the President-elect, Barack Obama an exception to the rule? Is the President-elect going to voluntarily come forward and prove that he is indeed a natural born U.S. citizen or we are headed for a constitutional crisis that will end in an Obamagate?
Edward Everett Hale wisely said, "I am only one, but I am one. I cannot do everything, but I can do something. And because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do the something that I can do. What I can do, I should do. And what I should do, by the grace of God, I will do."