Skip to comments.Justices Won't Review Obama's Eligibility to Serve
Posted on 12/15/2008 10:48:10 AM PST by kellynla
WASHINGTON (AP) The Supreme Court has turned down another challenge to Barack Obama's eligibility to serve president because of his citizenship.
The appeal by Cort Wrotnowski of Greenwich, Conn., was denied Monday without comment.
Wrotnowski argued that Obama was a British subject at birth and therefore cannot meet the requirement for becoming president.
He wanted the high court to halt presidential electors from meeting to formally elect Obama as president.
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They know the truth.
They know the truth.
Fine, if they won’t verify, and he won’t release his records,
the American public must assume that he is not qualified.
We’ll discuss every law that he passes in this light.
Well, at least now we know that yet another part of our Constitution is “irrelevent”...
What birth certificate? Obama refuses to release it.
Hey JUSTICES......do you see ANY PATTERN here????? WAKE UP!
SCOTUS knows, they are afraid, end of story.
It just says he is guilty.
Constitution, shmonstitution...who needs it, anyway?
“Selected, not elected”
“Illegally elected and selected”
I just love that we can pull the same crap on Obama that they pulled on Bush. I’ll do it tongue in cheek, surely, but it will be a fun way to infuriate libtards.
Nice to know that the members of our Supreme Court consider a
“birth certificate” of a 47 year old man printed out on LaserJet to be incontrovertible.
Methinks they need a few
pointing out their cowardliness for not addressing the issue and putting it to rest.
>>Well, at least now we know that yet another part of our Constitution is irrelevent...
No part of the Constitution is relevant if it gets in the way of what our rulers want to do.
Congress needs to begin the process of writing legislation mandating the process by which candidates for the office of the President must show proof of complying with the Constitutional requirement being a ‘natural born citizen’. This proof doesn’t have to be made public but it should be provided to some entity/group for verification.
Yep, end of story, for now. I wonder if any enterprising journaliste could undertake to dig up the facts in subsequent years, and make the “scoop of the decade”. I’m not gonna hold my breath.
This is an absolute travesty. The USSC will neither review nor comment... and there was also with this case a brief having the newly-discovered evidence that Chester Arthur was not a US citizen.
We have a president-elect who refuses to release ANY documentation of his past.
We have a judicial system that could care less of whether the Constitution is being followed (likely for reason that they are intimidated cowards).
And we have a citizenry, who, for the most part, are indifferent.
Thats it. It is over... we are finished as a republic; we are no longer a nation of laws.
When the invasion begins, I wager 50 percent of Americans will not lift a finger, 30 percent will assist the enemy, and the remaining 20 percent will die fighting a lost cause.
I see all these “birth certificate posts” on Obama and I keep telling people the following...
The problem is...
Bush and the Bush Administration wants nothing to do with this issue, Vice President Cheney wants nothing to do or say about this issue, McCain and his previous campaign wants nothing to do with this issue, Governor Palin wants nothing to do with this issue and is looking forward to working with Obama, the Republican Party wants nothing to do with this issue, even Rush Limbaugh wants nothing to do with this issue, many other conservative websites want nothing to do with this issue, many here on Free Republic want nothing to do with this issue and (of course) the Democrats want nothing to do with this issue, along with Obama wanting nothing to do with this issue. Even the FBI wants nothing to do with it...
When you can get none of your own people in positions of authority to do something about the issue, you are *dead in the water*... And thats the way it is right now...
And, once again — US Supreme Court Denied...
Do you think people will *finally* get the idea... LOL...
Yes, it does need to be public. The office is a public office. I am tired of “secret committees” loaded with “faceless, nameless or otherwise unaccountable” individuals, dictating what thing Americans will learn to live with. SHOW ME THE MONEY, BABY... OR NO SOAP!
There’s a report that they can’t rule until congress certifies the EC vote.
Unfortunately, I think they ARE awake.
I think they know exactly what they are doing (or, in this case, NOT doing).
Yes. I’ve noticed that...
Seems to me the supreme court consists of a bunch of folks who are smart enough to figure out that if there are any questions about whether Obama is a citizen, then they darn well ought to hear the case. Since they decided to not hear the case, then they must have thought this case did not have enough merit to cast doubt on the matter.
Now it's gut check time.
Please stop the insanity... Barry O is an American citizen, born in America to an American mother.
His birth was announced and published a day or two after the fact in a Hawaiian paper, as is usually the case after a birth. Do you really think that his parents had him in Africa and then had the fore site to know that he would some day run for President, so they had an announcement of his birth published in an Hawaiian newspaper, to make it look like he was born there?
The guy is not going to be disqualified by birth, no matter how much you huff or puff about it. BTW - What are you puffing? Hawaiian Gold?
We all dislike Barry O and we all know he’s going to make a terrible President, but he will never, I repeat NEVER be removed from office because he isn’t an American citizen.
It ain’t going to happen. Not today, not tomorrow, not ever.
I think you give too much credit to the SCOTUS.
They have proved in the past that they are a very political body (hence Roe v. Wade) and that the rule of law is not always their highest motivation.
I also think they are deferring this “hot potato” to the US Congress who has to approve the candidate elected by the Electoral College. They can then claim that the will of the people has been accomplished (who cares about the US Constitution?).
Quick, name this US Supreme Court Judge:
Wow, thank goodness for your 1st post, oh wise one.
I guess we can now end the countless arguing that has been ongoing here over the last 12 months.
*****When the invasion begins*****
The invasion is over...it began in the media, was inserted as propaganda in movies, spread thru academia into our public schools. After legislating all aspects of our lives from cradle to grave - our obedience to government is complete.
Yes, it does need to be public.
Well we could debate that but first we need to have something requiring it be shown. Today we have no such requirement. I have no problem with it being kept private if it is shown to a select group/entity such as two members of the SCOTUS, members of the ethics committees of Congress, etc.
Perhaps we just need more people who are not in positions of authority to do something and fewer apathetic defeatists.
For elected officials, it should be made public. Once you are a public elected official, such things are no longer private. I had to provide more information to go to college than Obama has had to to get into office.
Ruth Bader Ginsberg, maybe?
This is like shouting in the wind. Who hears? This case wasn’t about forcing Obama to issue his BC, it was about the state not vetting candidates. Nobody wants to hear that.
The US Constitution is now WORTHLESS! SCOTUS just said so with this action.
deport wrote:Actually, this process should be started in all of the state legislatures. And the "proof" provided should be available for verification to state election officials and any other organizations with an interested in the elections. It should be the duty of the election officials to verify qualifications prior to putting the candidate on the ballot.
Congress needs to begin the process of writing legislation mandating the process by which candidates for the office of the President must show proof of complying with the Constitutional requirement being a natural born citizen. This proof doesnt have to be made public but it should be provided to some entity/group for verification.
Oklahoma already has started this process. See Law sought to prove candidate citizenship in Oklahoma for a story about the OK legislation.
The announcements came from the state Health Statistics folks. Thus when the application for the Certificate of Birth, whichever form of birth record that is on file even now, the details would have been forwarded to the papers.
Too bad their practice didn't include the name of the hospital, as many do.
In the event that he was not born in Hawaii, they would not have been thinking about future eligibility for President, just citizenship, when whoever filed those papers (Mom or Grandma most likely) did so.
Personally, it is not that I expect Obama’s election to be nullified as much as I would like to know a little bit more about this man’s history.
It is actually very shocking how little we know about him. Release of his birth records would be a positive step towards getting some of the other important documentation released about our future president...
When people act in private and behind closed doors, there is much more tendency to deceive or cover-up. If Obama believes himself to be above the law (and in this case it may be working), it could be very destructive to the proper order of our country.
I believe that trasparency and forthrightness is always needed for those in power - especially for what might be considered the most powerful position in all the world...
For elected officials, it should be made public.
First there needs to be a requirement of proof and until we get that it matters not whether is is public or private.
It’s not locked. Anyone can edit it. Just click on the “Edit” link to the right of the passage you want to edit.
Obama is a POS!! How dare he fight to keep records sealed, he had no problem what so ever having the divorce records of his opponent unsealed when he was running for the Senate. Records that were sealed to protect a child. He is a scumbag!!!!
“His birth was announced and published a day or two after the fact in a Hawaiian paper, as is usually the case after a birth. Do you really think that his parents had him in Africa and then had the fore site to know that he would some day run for President, so they had an announcement of his birth published in an Hawaiian newspaper, to make it look like he was born there?”
I live in Kansas. If my wife and I were on vacation in Florida, and she gave birth, I’d put a birth anouncement in the Kansas paper (certainly not Florida)...so I don’t think the announcement proves anything.
I happen to agree with you, though. I suspect he was born in Hawaii; but, there is something on the document that he doesn’t want people to see. My suspicions: his name is either Barack Soetoro or Barack Dunham, which is contrary to the name he has used in public, or as an attorney. But, we can’t know anything for sure until he releases the information.
I have a feeling the bailout bill for the auto industry will pass eventually (like the original TARP did). Wouldn’t it be great if a rider were added by a republican, making providing a birth cert a requirement to run for president...it would take 4 years, but we would eventually find the truth.
“His birth was announced and published a day or two after the fact in a Hawaiian paper, as is usually the case after a birth.”
Fourth from the bottom of the page listing births.
That is wishful thinking... and you are whistling in the dark. Read the case briefs yourself. You tell me why Obama refuses to disclose any record of his past... and I do not mean some copy of a COLB that is issued to every TD&H who happens to pass through the state of Hawaii.
This thing stinks worse than 3-day-old fish. There is something terribly wrong here. There is going to be real trouble coming our way because of this indifference to the most basic of our laws.
We cannot even get a proper review of what is arguably the most important Constitutional issue facing this nation, because our elected officials and judges are scared to be called “racist” or else tainted by some other liberal-induced propaganda.
Are the PTB afraid their precious cities will burn? So the cities burn. So what? That would clean out three fourths of the riff-raff that has infested our nation. Let the fools torch their own homes. Let them kill each other. Let them starve and freeze to death. Good riddance to the reprobates.
There is now none standing to stop any foreign power from subverting us. There is no check and balance on the corruption of power.
They have us all in a sweat by their damn threats, and we are running with our tail between our legs. We are afraid of our own shadows because of political correctness run amok. Our leaders are cowards in plain English. It is high time we start making some threats of our own... AND CARRY THEM OUT FOR ONCE!
When the invasion begins, I wager 50 percent of Americans will not lift a finger, 30 percent will assist the enemy, and the remaining 20 percent will die fighting a lost cause...
I would be interested in seeing the “1st” American Revolutionary War numbers on your point. My guess is they were about the same.