Skip to comments.Obama Fomenting A Constitutional Crisis: Constitutional Lawyer Discusses Ramifications
Posted on 12/01/2008 6:04:32 AM PST by pissant
Controversy continues to surround President-elect Barack Obama's eligibility to serve as president, and a case involving his birth certificate waits for its day before the U.S. Supreme Court. A constitutional lawyer said were it to be discovered that Mr. Obama is not a natural-born U.S. citizen, it would have grave consequences for the nation.
According to the Constitution, a president must be a natural born citizen of the U.S. Mr. Obama's critics have failed to force him legally to produce his original birth certificate, and Mr. Obama has resisted any attempt to make him do so. Currently, only Hawaii Department of Health officials have access to Mr. Obama's original records.
Some of Mr. Obama's critics have said he was born in Kenya and have claimed he is a citizen of Kenya, Indonesia, or even a British subject.
Edwin Vieira, a constitutional lawyer who has practiced for 30 years and holds four degrees from Harvard, said if it were to be discovered Mr. Obama were not eligible for the presidency, it would cause many problems. They would be compounded if his ineligibility were discovered after he had been in office for a period of time.
"Let's assume he wasn't born in the U.S.," Mr. Vieira told The Bulletin. "What's the consequence? He will not be eligible. That means he cannot be elected validly. The people and the Electoral College cannot overcome this and the House of Representatives can't make him president. So what's the next step? He takes the oath of office, and assuming he's aware he's not a citizen, then it's a perjured oath."
Any appointments made by an ineligible president would have to be recalled, and their decisions would be invalidated.
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Obama knows the truth. If he knows he’s not eligible then he has made a clear decision to first ‘run out the clock’ on hiding the truth before he’s sworn in and after when he’s caught out pose “So what are you going to do about it?”
One might assume that it would pass to Biden but that cannot be so and IMHO, McCain would have to be declared the winner.
Line 3 (Citizenship) Indonesia
Line 4 (Religion) Islam
“One might assume that it would pass to Biden but that cannot be so and IMHO, McCain would have to be declared the winner.”
Nahh. The election would become null and void and a new election would need to be scheduled. Since Bush’s term would be over, the Speaker of the House would probably assume the role until a new election is held.
How does President Pelosi sound?
My question becomes, if this is the case, would the entire election become null? Senators, Congress and ballot issues? One can se the anti-prop 8 loonies crying for this.
Should the zero become ineligible to be POTUS "one might assume" that there will be CW-ll.
Pass the ammo
RE “it would have grave consequences for the nation.”
That’s why I think courts will not touch it. And I would suggest elected republicans not go near it( for purely political reasons) , unless there is funny business putting Al Frankin in the Senate by congress.
But I like the theme, you know some democrats still say GWB was ‘selected’ in 2000? Look how many books they wrote on that.
Fine by me, if that’s what the libtards want.
The Supreme Court Justices’ devotion to the Constitution will be severely tested soon.
I already knew that and I don't hold even one degree from Harvard.
And Alaska may yet lose a Governor!!!
I agree that it wouldn’t be passed to Biden. His nomination would have to be rendered invalid as his candidacy was based on a lie.
If proven that he’s fostered one of the biggest election frauds in this country’s history, what will his lemming-like followers say? Who would they hold responsible? Would they turn on him, or would they say that “The Man” is trying to take him down? So many questions needs answers. I pray that the SCOTUS does the right thing.
Is this BC lie being exposed the reason BO is getting an eye twitch?
The dems would need another primary and new general election since Hillary can claim she would have been nominated
SCOTUS should schedule another date for a new election
One of these days this rubber check zero has written the American people must clear the bank.
Who do we get then? Biden? Pelosi? Hillary? We lose either way.
That’s what they want & that’s what they’ll get.