Skip to comments.Is the Secret Service Targeting the Birthers?
Posted on 01/07/2010 5:49:05 AM PST by Sophia777
Over the past year, Secret Service agents charged with protecting President Obama seem to have taken a keen interest in the Birther movement, the committed group of anti-Obama activists around the country who claim the president was born in Kenya, not Hawaii, and is thus ineligible to serve. The idea has been widely and repeatedly debunked (see FactCheck.org's thorough takedown here), but that hasn't stopped Birthers from doggedly making their case in American courtrooms, to US attorneys, and even to a rural county grand jury, in the hopes that a judge will rule in their favor and Obama might eventually be removed from office. Those efforts have failed spectacularly, but they seem to have succeeded in placing the Birthers on the radar of the Secret Service.
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I agree the abuse of power needs to be a focus. DC finds ways around the Constitution or just ignore it and the press is complicit. However, I’m not focused on the BC/Kenya thing. My opinion is that Obama is not a natural born citizen because of his father. And I don’t usually frequent these threads anymore as it’s the same posters saying the same tired rhetoric that we don’t need to focus on Constitutional questions.
First, it is not simply a matter of being born in the USA. The president must BE a Natural Born Citizen, ie born on US soil of 2 citizen parents. IF Obama Sr. is indeed his daddy, then he is NOT a NBC even if he was born in HI, per the laws at the alleged time of his birth.
2. I'm no constitutional lawyer, but if this is a government by the people, then why don't the people have standing in a case...
No need to be a constitutional lawyer to know we certainly do have standing. See the reference to SCOTUS and the picture posted above.
I saw it. Different complaint. And that screen isn’t a popup. And it happens. For a myriad of reasons.
I love how the media plays along with Saul Alinsky in their methods surrounding the legitimate questions that citizens have.
I would argue the majority of the people raising questions about Natural Born Citizen are more looking for a definitive answer from SCOTUS on this issue. Why does this need to be grey area? Why can’t their be a debate and/or discussion on the Constitutional requirement. Why can’t this be totally out in the open?
There must be something here that is going to cause a problem for some in power...so they:
They freeze it:
It is about whether he was born in Hawaii or not
They personalize it:
They are “birthers”
They polarize it:
These people are nuts, if you believe what the birther’s believe you are out of touch and a danger
Who would want to be in the group? The fact of the matter is they misrepresent what is going on here. It is amazingly frustrating that an ordinary Joe cannot find out about things about their elected officials that are responsible for our overall security and are spending our hard-earned money.
Wasn’t it Obama that promised transparency? So why are these questions a problem? Why are people so willing to defend him on this? It makes no sense - one person could stop ALL of this - that is Obama and in fact if he did answer these questions with irrefutable proof it would be a major boost for him and political agenda. Since his agenda is so important to him doesn’t it make sense for him to solve this problem.
I think the people that are raising questions are eventually going to have more issues with organizations like INTERPOL then they are from internally.
“No need to be a constitutional lawyer to know we certainly do have standing.”
If true, why are all of these cases being thrown out due to “lack of standing”?
What I take from this is that Fitzpatrick is fighting the good fight, and the Secret Service has become something of a Gestapo organization.
The other disturbing thing I have noted is that the absurd FactCheck.org is being hailed as a credible source of information.
I swear, it's like the entire Nation has become Jonestown Version 2.0.
You and me both, Melinda.
I am still angry at Rush for refusing to discuss this very fact.
For the same reason that Townhalls and the Tea Party movement is being marginalized.
Please note this is quite simply JUST MY OPINION --
because they can and "we the people" are allowing it.
Hey Secret Service. Your boy is a lying Communist punk, and until I see the BC I consider him to be an illegal invader who has taken over my country by force. Yes, MY country.
Yeah and OJ committed his crimes more than 15 years ago. Does the passing of time absolve guilt?
Or how about this: Try not paying your credit cards for a year. See if after that time has passed the creditors stop calling you for payment.
I’ve seen what you are talking about, and that’s not what I got last night.
What I got last night was a couple of bold typed lines saying my sat signal was out because of weather. It was a message I was recieving.
When my sat signal is uot because of weather I can’t send or recieve. The weather is worse now than it was last night.
“FREE THE LONG FORM!”
You're a troll. They used magical Secret Service powers to stop some FR newbie from posting? LOL. If your service dropped due to weather, maybe, perhaps, it was the WEATHER.
VERY VERY INTERESTING
“If the representatives of the people betray their constituents, there is then no resource left but in the exertion of that original right of self-defense which is paramount to all positive forms of government, and which against the usurpations of the national rulers, may be exerted with infinitely better prospect of success than against those of the rulers of an individual state. In a single state, if the persons intrusted with supreme power become usurpers, the different parcels, subdivisions, or districts of which it consists, having no distinct government in each, can take no regular measures for defense. The citizens must rush tumultuously to arms, without concert, without system, without resource; except in their courage and despair. The usurpers, clothed with the forms of legal authority, can too often crush the opposition in embryo. The smaller the extent of the territory, the more difficult will it be for the people to form a regular or systematic plan of opposition, and the more easy will it be to defeat their early efforts. Intelligence can be more speedily obtained of their preparations and movements, and the military force in the possession of the usurpers can be more rapidly directed against the part where the opposition has begun. In this situation there must be a peculiar coincidence of circumstances to insure success to the popular resistance.
The obstacles to usurpation and the facilities of resistance increase with the increased extent of the state, provided the citizens understand their rights and are disposed to defend them. The natural strength of the people in a large community, in proportion to the artificial strength of the government, is greater than in a small, and of course more competent to a struggle with the attempts of the government to establish a tyranny. But in a confederacy the people, without exaggeration, may be said to be entirely the masters of their own fate. Power being almost always the rival of power, the general government will at all times stand ready to check the usurpations of the state governments, and these will have the same disposition towards the general government. The people, by throwing themselves into either scale, will infallibly make it preponderate. If their rights are invaded by either, they can make use of the other as the instrument of redress. How wise will it be in them by cherishing the union to preserve to themselves an advantage which can never be too highly prised!
It may safely be received as an axiom in our political system, that the State governments will, in all possible contingencies, afford complete security against invasions of the public liberty by the national authority. Projects of usurpation cannot be masked under pretenses so likely to escape the penetration of select bodies of men, as of the people at large. The legislatures will have better means of information. They can discover the danger at a distance; and possessing all the organs of civil power, and the confidence of the people, they can at once adopt a regular plan of opposition, in which they can combine all the resources of the community. They can readily communicate with each other in the different States, and unite their common forces for the protection of their common liberty.
The great extent of the country is a further security. We have already experienced its utility against the attacks of a foreign power. And it would have precisely the same effect against the enterprises of ambitious rulers in the national councils. If the federal army should be able to quell the resistance of one State, the distant States would have it in their power to make head with fresh forces. The advantages obtained in one place must be abandoned to subdue the opposition in others; and the moment the part which had been reduced to submission was left to itself, its efforts would be renewed, and its resistance revive.
We should recollect that the extent of the military force must, at all events, be regulated by the resources of the country. For a long time to come, it will not be possible to maintain a large army; and as the means of doing this increase, the population and natural strength of the community will proportionably increase. When will the time arrive that the federal government can raise and maintain an army capable of erecting a despotism over the great body of the people of an immense empire, who are in a situation, through the medium of their State governments, to take measures for their own defense, with all the celerity, regularity, and system of independent nations? The apprehension may be considered as a disease, for which there can be found no cure in the resources of argument and reasoning.”
VERY interesting indeed.
I wish I was as smart as you and had all the answers.
Are you logged in?
Understand. But the days of tolerating the political elitists may be coming to an end... at least we can hope that those who pay for everything have finally had enough. Time will tell...
Oh Lord, hear our prayer...
Buy a one way ticket to the United States with cash and no luggage: Delta is ready when you are.
Asking President Obama to produce his original COLB:
Who can it be knocking at my door?
Go ‘way, don’t come ‘round here no more.
Can’t you see that it’s late at night?
I’m very tired, and I’m not feeling right.
All I wish is to be alone;
Stay away, don’t you invade my home.
Best off if you hang outside,
Don’t come in - I’ll only run and hide.