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'Birther' challenges Obama
Concord Monitor ^ | November 18, 2011 | Matthew Spolar

Posted on 11/18/2011 10:29:30 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife


Photo by Alexander Cohn / Concord Monitor Politicians get a lot harder to photograph once the Secret Service gets involved. In New Hampshire we are somewhat spoiled by our access to politicians when they are running for national office. Then contrast that with a visit by an elected President and the layers of security that accompany it to see a huge difference. When President Obama visited Nashua in February there were not only layers of security, but I ended up in the outer tier of access, photographing the event from the far side of a basketball court on a riser with about a dozen other photographers and cameramen. Way out there. This was not someone's living room. Though it wasn't the best vantage point, I rolled with it. As the questions came in from the audience President Obama seemed less an less at ease and his frame reflects that. This was the first time we had covered the President since he had been a candidate and the change seemed dramatic. --Alexander Cohn President Obama listens to a question on energy policy from former Congressman Dick Swett of Bow, NH after discussing the economy, health care and more at Nashua North High School; Tuesday, February 2, 2010. Photo caption.

Don't pencil in a victory for President Obama in New Hampshire's Democratic primary just yet. Today, the incumbent president must withstand a legal challenge that again questions his eligibility to seek the country's highest office.

At 2 p.m. in Room 307 of the legislative office building, the state's Ballot Law Commission is set to hear a complaint filed by Orly Taitz, a California lawyer who has continued to question the validity of Obama's birth certificate and Social Security number since his 2008 election.

Backing her complaint, Taitz said, are four Republican members of the New Hampshire House: Harry Accornero of Laconia, Larry Rappaport of Colebrook, and Lucien and Carol Vita of Middleton.

"There's sufficient controversy that I want it investigated," Rappaport, a Ron Paul supporter, said yesterday. "Every time this is brought up . . . we get a lot of flak, but we've never gotten an answer."

Obama released his birth certificate in response to media inquiries in 2008, but the document did little to quiet skepticism from the so-called "birther" movement. In April, in response to continued interest in the president's nationality - fueled by statements by real estate mogul Donald Trump as he toyed with a presidential run - Obama also released a copy of his long-form birth certificate.

"I'm not the sharpest knife in the drawer, but even I could take that apart and see that it was fraudulent," Rappaport said of the long-form certificate.

Lucien Vita said the birth certificate issue "should have been put to bed years ago" and also believes the documents released by Obama were forged.

"Don't believe anything you read and only half of what you see," he said.

Vita considers himself a constitutionalist and both he and his wife support Ron Paul, he said.

"I have doubts because of the delay in the time it actually took to come out with a long-form birth certificate," Vita said. "I don't want to go through another four years of the same tripe."

Vita said he's confident the Republican candidates are American citizens "because these people have all held other state offices" - though he acknowledged that could also apply to Obama, who was a U.S. senator before being elected president.

"We know where they were born," Vita said of the Republicans. "There's a level of credibility with Obama that has not sufficiently been met in my eyes. If he's a citizen, he should be able to prove it."

Taitz's complaint also questions the validity of Obama's Social Security number, and she said the exhibits presented to the Ballot Law Commission show "undeniable, irrefutable evidence that Barack Obama is using a Social Security number that was never assigned to him."

"I'm hoping that the board will decide not to allow him on the ballot," Taitz said. "And if he wants to be on the ballot, he will have to provide an explanation."

Taitz was born in the Soviet Union. Though she cannot run for president, she is running as a Republican for a seat in the California Senate.

"I know what it is to live in a dictatorship . . . where the whole system is corrupt," Taitz said. "And that's what we're seeing here."


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Government
KEYWORDS: 2012; barackobama; birthcertificate; certifigate; citizenship; eligibility; fraud; naturalborncitizen; newhampshire; usurper
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1 posted on 11/18/2011 10:29:31 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife; AZ .44 MAG; Safrguns; repubmom; Hotlanta Mike; nikos1121; YellowRoseofTx; ...

2 posted on 11/18/2011 10:32:51 AM PST by null and void (MSGT Dean Hopkins USMC (ret) WWII-Korea-Vietnam 11/9/1925-10/22/2011 My hero, my Dad)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

“Obama released his birth certificate in response to media inquiries in 2008, but the document did little to quiet skepticism from the so-called “birther” movement.”

Wrong. Obama released a forgery of his birth certificate.


3 posted on 11/18/2011 10:34:44 AM PST by ILS21R (Never give up)
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To: null and void
Drudge is covering: his headline

Four NH Lawmakers Call Obama Birth Certificate 'Forged'...

4 posted on 11/18/2011 10:41:01 AM PST by opentalk
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To: opentalk

That’s this article!


5 posted on 11/18/2011 10:42:41 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Thanks for posting it!

Drudge headline cuts to the bottom line. The title by the author is a little demeaning using the Birther name. Glad Drudge changed it.

6 posted on 11/18/2011 10:47:41 AM PST by opentalk
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
"Obama released his birth certificate in response to media inquiries in 2008..."

Ah yes...the fake certificate...but he is a Progressive Democrat and can't or won't produce anything he wrote for the law review he was president of....by popular vote, not grades.

The Tea Party and Conservatives are so refreshing in their support and belief in our Constitution, so different from the Communist led Protesters...come on O'Reilly, Goldberg, Bret Hume, Kruthammer and other Moderate Conservatives...tell the truth about the Protesters/Agitators/Anti-Americans and Obama...he is a Socialist/Marxist - let Juan Williams or Kirsten Powers do the heavy lifting of apologizing for protesters and Obama...she is really awful.

7 posted on 11/18/2011 10:49:19 AM PST by yoe
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Lucien Vita said the birth certificate issue "should have been put to bed years ago" and also believes the documents released by Obama were forged.

Rest assured a Republican presidential candidate would have been thoroughly vetted if there was even the slightest hint of something amiss with his/her background. Obama's lack of credentials to even serve as POTUS, much less his murky background were given a complete pass by the liberal MSM.

8 posted on 11/18/2011 10:49:29 AM PST by BluH2o
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To: opentalk

I don’t know if he’s changed it — I went to Drudge when you mentioned it was hard to get to. When it opened, I decided to post it here and make it easier to read.

Anything to make Obama’s life as miserable as he’s made ours is a good thing.


9 posted on 11/18/2011 10:50:35 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: BluH2o
It's not only Obama,its all stinking democrats running for POTUS...remember John F'n Kerry and his DD180?

"I released that." "Oh, I didn't release it? I'll have my people release it." "Yes, I released that." "This is getting ridiculous, clearly, I've released that".

10 posted on 11/18/2011 10:58:17 AM PST by libs_kma (When I see anyone with an Obama 2012 bumper sticker, I recognize them as a threat to the gene pool)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
I think Drudge pulled it. Wonder why, He did the same with early reports on Fast and Furious.
11 posted on 11/18/2011 10:59:16 AM PST by opentalk
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12 posted on 11/18/2011 11:01:23 AM PST by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list)
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To: BluH2o

The Dumb Assed Senate even passed a special resolution assuring us that McCain was eligible though only an idiot would have questioned THAT. But it totally ignored the Fraud. Of course, the resolution was stupid and had no legal standing but there you go.


13 posted on 11/18/2011 11:29:40 AM PST by arrogantsob (Obama must Go.)
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To: opentalk

And, after just a couple of hours last week, Drudge pulled the link to the audio analysis indicating that Sharon Bialek was lying and Mr. Cain was telling the truth.

It’s not like Drudge has so many stories coming in so fast that the old ones get pushed out of the queue in a matter of hours. Heck, I’ve seen some links stay up there for days on end.

Very telling indeed.

Cheers


14 posted on 11/18/2011 3:48:16 PM PST by DoctorBulldog (I'm a Cainiac! Get over it. -- If the dress aint got no stain, you MUST acquit Cain! 999!!!)
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To: arrogantsob; edge919; GregNH; Jet Jaguar; Lady Jag; Slings and Arrows; maggief; Dog; BP2; ...

edge919... succinct!

“This is why people have to show up prepared.

Here’s the law from the state of New Hampshire:

655:17-b Declaration of Intent; Presidential Candidates Who File Nomination Papers. I. Declarations of intent for each candidate for president who seeks nomination by nomination papers shall be in the form provided in paragraph II. Declarations of intent required by this section shall be filed with the secretary of state, signed by the candidate, and notarized by a notary public. II. I, _________, swear under penalties of perjury that I am qualified to be a candidate for president of the United States pursuant to article II, section 1, clause 4 of the United States Constitution, which states, “No person except a natural born citizen, or a citizen of the United States, at the time of the adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the office of President; neither shall any person be eligible to that office who shall not have attained to the age of thirty-five years, and been fourteen years a resident within the United States.” I further declare that I am domiciled in the city (or town or unincorporated place) of _____, county of ____, state of ____, and am a qualified voter therein; that I intend to be a candidate for the office of president to be chosen at the general election to be held on the ____ day of ____; and I intend to file nomination papers by the deadline established under RSA 655:43. I further declare that, if qualified as a candidate for said office, I shall not withdraw; and that, if elected, I shall be qualified for and shall assume the duties of said office.

Notice that the law requires Constitutional elgibility. The lawyer skipped over this requirement. The commission is supposed to uphold the law. Notice it says there is penalty of perjury in the declaration. Under the SCOTUS definition of NBC, Obama has committed perjury, although it’s not clear what legal body in NH determines that perjury has been committed. Someone should have smacked the election commission upside their collective heads with this law that their counsel incompetently omitted:”

here’s a link to the law:

http://www.sos.nh.gov/655-web2011.pdf

here’s a utube of the meeting:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KM7LIfq1RuM&feature=youtu.be

GregNH...you are a patriot!

Here’s the contact page of the reporter who wrote the story in the Concord Monitor
http://www.concordmonitor.com/users/matthew-spolar

Send him a copy of the law above, maybe???
http://www.concordmonitor.com/users/matthew-spolar

cross reference to the other thread
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2808647/posts?page=133#133

stay tuned - maybe Greg has more video!


15 posted on 11/18/2011 3:49:24 PM PST by bitt ( Obama is so unpopular now that the Kenyans say he was definitely born in Hawaii)
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To: bitt
here’s a utube of the meeting: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KM7LIfq1RuM&feature=youtu.be GregNH...you are a patriot!

Thank you! If I hear this right the chairman says that the committee is "not the enforcers of the constitution?" Please help me with that audio, it is not clear to me. If in fact that is what Mr Cook says then he is in violation of his oath, as if we didn't know that already.

16 posted on 11/18/2011 4:04:22 PM PST by GregNH (Re-Elect "No Body")
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To: Cincinatus' Wife; All

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Canada Free Press:

http://canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/12999

(snip)
Every member of the Supreme Court, every member of congress, every member of the Joint Chiefs, most members of the DOD, CIA, FBI, Secret Service and state run media, ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, PBS, NPR, MSNBC, Fox and print news, knows that Barack Hussein Obama does NOT meet Article II – Section I constitutional requirements for the office he holds. By his own biography, there is NO way he can pass the test. The hard evidence is so far beyond overwhelming, it is ridiculous.
(snip)
But not ONE member of America’s most powerful people will dare confront Obama and his anti-American cabal on the subject. The Constitution does NOT stand.
(snip)
Half of the people you expect to stop this insanity are quiet co-conspirators in the silent coup. The other half is paralyzed by fear, motivated only by political self-preservation.
(Snip)
Americans keep asking what they can do because they see that none of their leaders are doing anything to stop the demise of their beloved country. It’s the right question, because those leaders are NOT going to stop this thing.
(Snip)
WHO WILL SAVE FREEDOM?
A brave few… This is how it was in the beginning, how it has always been and how it will be.
(Snip)
DR. ORLY TAITZ, Phil Berg and Gary Kreep, ALL OF WHOM HAVE MADE DEFENDING THE CONSTITUTION AND THE AMERICAN WAY OF LIFE A PERSONAL AMBITION, IN THE ABSENCE OF ANY CONSTITUTION LEADERSHIP.
A PRECIOUS FEW, BUT THEY EXIST… and the walls are indeed closing in on Obama and his evil cabal. IF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE FAIL TO GET BEHIND THESE BRAVE FEW WHO ARE SEEKING PEACEFUL REDRESS, ALL THE PEACEFUL OPTIONS WILL EVAPORATE AS IF THEY NEVER EXISTED. WE WILL RETURN TO A PRE-1776 AMERICA OVERNIGHT..

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17 posted on 11/18/2011 4:26:01 PM PST by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: bitt

The end of a long barrel in one’s face or a huge wad of money most probably entered into the equation.


18 posted on 11/18/2011 5:13:05 PM PST by Marine_Uncle (Honor must be earned.)
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To: bitt; GregNH
Thanks for the ping, bitt.

The following provision in the referenced NH statute may provide Orly with a second and better opportunity:

655:44 Objections. Nomination papers made in accordance with the provisions of this chapter shall be regarded as valid and shall be received by the secretary of state unless objection thereto is made in writing no later than the Monday following the last day for the filing of such papers.

If she has not done so already, it appears Orly can yet submit, prior to the close of business on Monday, a fully supported written brief that makes the argument O is not qualified.

The argument would include
a) documentation that O was born of a foreign citizen parent;
b) that all birth documents O has made public to date have been determined by experts to be fabricated;
c) even with a future presentation of authentic birth documents, O can claim only that he is an ordinary citizen; and finally,
d) that O cannot satisfy the requirements the NH legislation has mandated for its elections.

One would hope she came prepared to do exactly that; if not, there are other states down the road.

19 posted on 11/18/2011 5:17:49 PM PST by frog in a pot (Timely recognition of your enemies is an important element of survival.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Obama released his birth certificate in response to media inquiries in 2008, but the document did little to quiet skepticism from the so-called "birther" movement.

This is what qualifies as facts to the lamestream propaganda ministry, regurgitated b.s. in every news article on this subject. What a joke. A short form no official has seen or verified. An image online, that's it. I'll post footprints of BigFoot and have 2 "document analysis experts" from my hometown Chicago deem it real like the 2 Factcheck hacks. There you go, all the proof needed. /sarcasm

Likewise an actual real HI COLB short form has the tiny type at the bottom certifying it as prima facie evidence in any court proceeding. Over 100 court cases on Zero's eligibility around the country and yet it has never been shown by Zero's own lawyers or the taxpayer funded DOJ attorneys. From the very beginning in the Berg case this could have been settled. We know why. We've known.

And then we get idiotic statements from Obots "he's not required to show it" defying all common sense and logic as Zero spends millions on lawyer teams (yes, Constitutional lawyers are actually....expensive!), same situation with the "long form" no one has verified, never shown in court, and opens up in layers without chromatic aberration, easily explained as forgery on youtube with examples, no examples on how it could have a occurred normally by the Obot slugs.

A dead unethical media and a corrupt judicial, political, law enforcement system are the recipes for this disaster to have happened...we will continue to have serious problems beyond the Kenyan klown if we don't remedy the situation.
20 posted on 11/18/2011 5:36:40 PM PST by TheBigJ
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To: bitt

Thanks for the ping!


21 posted on 11/18/2011 7:18:38 PM PST by Alamo-Girl
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22 posted on 11/18/2011 7:20:17 PM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: GregNH

at :20 is where we are listening...and it is unclear due to some paper shuffling - I can’t make out his exact words, either... he did declare many things that the board is NOT required or entitled to do...but what he says as to the Constitution is not clear...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KM7LIfq1RuM&feature=youtu.be


23 posted on 11/18/2011 7:29:32 PM PST by bitt ( Obama is so unpopular now that the Kenyans say he was definitely born in Hawaii)
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To: arrogantsob

http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=369241


24 posted on 11/18/2011 8:41:19 PM PST by bitt ( Obama is so unpopular now that the Kenyans say he was definitely born in Hawaii)
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To: bitt

It sounds to me like he saying “we are not a Supreme court on the Constitution”


25 posted on 11/19/2011 6:17:09 AM PST by GregNH (Re-Elect "No Body")
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To: GregNH

see 17
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2809659/posts?page=17#17


26 posted on 11/19/2011 8:03:45 AM PST by bitt ( Obama is so unpopular now that the Kenyans say he was definitely born in Hawaii)
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To: frog in a pot
If she has not done so already, it appears Orly can yet submit, prior to the close of business on Monday, a fully supported written brief that makes the argument O is not qualified.

She does have another chance. This was just for the primary. After the party convention, they have to submit papers to the SOS indicating that is the candidate for the general election ( like the one Pelosi signed ). The SOS has to certify those papers.

27 posted on 11/19/2011 8:33:06 AM PST by TheCipher
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To: TheCipher; bitt
She does have another chance. The SOS has to certify those [general election] papers.

You are right, of course. However, the lessons since 2008 are that the issue must be timely addressed. In my view, and subject to the advice of local counsel which Orly almost certainly has, that is Tuesday morning in NH and it would be to stop off at the NH AG’s office or the courthouse, or perhaps both.

Clearly, her objective has been to give the NH SOS reason to deny an apparently unqualified candidate access to the ballot and being blown off by a commission is not the end of it. It is now more apparent to me that she did timely file a written objection and one hopes she will update that writing on Monday to document the seemingly defective behavior of the Commission.

Most would probably agree the SOS will not deny access based on the public’s knowledge of a foreign father, or Minor and the subsequent cases; nor should one expect that an argument over allegedly false federal SS#'s will provide such a reason to the SOS.

However, under NH's statutory scheme the SOS does have, or ought to have, an interest in whether candidates perjure themselves when submitting nomination papers. Hopefully, Orly set out in her objection a logical argument supported by the affidavits of experts that not only has this candidate not ever produced authentic birth documents to the public but rather has resisted doing so in each of many law suits.

So the issue can be easily stated: Does a government which obligates its citizens to certify a fact under penalty of perjury have a) the right and obligation to investigate reasonably apparent violations of that obligation and b) the right and obligation to compel production of documents that cure such apparent violations?

28 posted on 11/19/2011 10:39:46 AM PST by frog in a pot (Timely recognition of your enemies is an important element of survival.)
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To: GregNH

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KM7LIfq1RuM&feature=youtu.be GregNH...you are a patriot!

I can’t get this - this doesn’t look like a proper youtube address. I’ve looked under upload dates with keys words patriot and GregNH as well


29 posted on 11/19/2011 1:12:02 PM PST by BonRad (Ut Roma cadit, sic omnis terra -As Rome falls, so the entire world)
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To: null and void

Thank you for the ping!!!


30 posted on 11/19/2011 1:27:19 PM PST by danamco (-)
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To: butterdezillion

Ping


31 posted on 11/19/2011 1:33:33 PM PST by danamco (-)
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To: BonRad

IT WORKS..YES IT DOES LOOK FUNNY....

TRY IT

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KM7LIfq1RuM&feature=youtu.be


32 posted on 11/19/2011 2:26:55 PM PST by bitt ( Obama is so unpopular now that the Kenyans say he was definitely born in Hawaii)
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To: frog in a pot

The argument given by the Obama supporters is that a SOS can’t so much as blow her nose unless a law specifically gives her the command to do so, what time to do so, and prescribes penalties and a procedure to enforce penalties if she doesn’t do so.

If that’s the standard that judges will apply, then equal protection would mean the government has its hands tied if we choose to sue them over every action they take that isn’t specifically described and mandated by law. Open the door to the Senate? Where does the law say who can open the door and when? Walk over the threshold? When were any of the Congress-critters instructed to walk across the threshold? Etc.

That’s the degree of tedium we’re dealing with here. Cloward-Piven.


33 posted on 11/19/2011 6:17:51 PM PST by butterdezillion
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To: BonRad

http://www.youtube.com/user/GregMCMLV?feature=mhee


34 posted on 11/19/2011 9:25:29 PM PST by GregNH (Re-Elect "No Body")
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To: butterdezillion

That fact is that the citizens of America in 2011 have not been granted the rights established in the following precedent in the matter of the Constitutional eligibility one Barack Hussein Obama, aka Barry Soetoro, and other aliases.


1670, London

Penn. I am unacquainted with the formality of the law, and therefore before I shall answer directly, I request two things of the court. 1. That no advantage may be taken against me, nor I deprived of any benefit, which I might otherwise have received. 2. That you will promise me a fair hearing, and liberty of making my defence.

Court. No advantage shall be taken against you; you shall have liberty; you shall be heard.


From “The Trial of William Penn and William Mead, at the Old Bailey, for a Tumultuous Assembly”
http://www.constitution.org/trials/penn/penn-mead.htm


35 posted on 11/19/2011 9:48:06 PM PST by bvw
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To: opentalk

“The title by the author is a little demeaning using the Birther name.”

###

A tactic you can see even here on FR from the Obama defenders.


36 posted on 11/19/2011 9:53:03 PM PST by EyeGuy (2012: When the Levee Breaks)
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To: butterdezillion

But she did blow her nose in 08! http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2808647/posts?page=152#152


37 posted on 11/19/2011 11:44:45 PM PST by GregNH (Re-Elect "No Body")
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To: GregNH

If Sal Mohamed was listed as one who “filed”, he must have signed a declaration of candidacy and paid the fee. Was he running as a third-party candidate? If so, did he have the signatures needed?

They’re trying to say that all they can pay attention to is what is required by law for the candidate to do. If they paid attention to anything but Sal Mohamed’s declaration of candidacy, signatures for a third-party run, and the filing fee, then they have to be willing to do the same for every other candidate as well - whether that is something else that the candidate gave them or evidence somebody else gave them about the candidate.

You’re right, Greg. She did blow her nose in ‘08, and if she’s gonna play this kind of game, then somebody should slam her with a lawsuit claiming she had no right to leave Mohamed off the ballot - even if he openly claims to not be eligible. Roger Calero was also openly ineligible but made it onto the ballot (unless I’m confusing NH and NJ). Heck, slam her with a lawsuit saying she’s an Islamophobe or anti-Arab racist for leaving off somebody who’s from Egypt but not a Hispanic from Nicaragua or a Black from Kenya. She needs to be hit with the absurdity of her own arguments, and the absurdity of the arguments from the whole cabal that claims the Constitution and laws are unenforceable if every jot and tiddle isn’t specifically detailed.

And the claim of this panel that they can’t decide anything about who is a “natural born citizen” because they aren’t SCOTUS is all shot to heck by the emails you’ve got in your possession, Greg. Who are they to say that Mohamed wasn’t a NBC just because he was born in Egypt? What if one of his parents was a US citizen? If so then he was a US citizen at birth, and there are some people who are claiming that’s all that “natural born citizen” means. For them to have made ANY decision about him not being NBC means that their claim now about not being able to define NBC is just a bunch of BS.

The way the courts get a case to decide is by somebody making the decision and somebody challenging that decision. Like it or not, somebody besides the court HAS to make a decision about NBC before the courts can ever even take a case about it. And SOS’s have been making those decisions ever since this nation was founded. These current claims are utter BS and this board needs to have their face wiped in that fact.


38 posted on 11/20/2011 5:43:35 AM PST by butterdezillion
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To: bvw

That’s the kind of response Judge David Carter gave Orly Taitz - until he hired a clerk from Perkins-Coie (Obama’s defender) and then did a complete reversal of everything he had done before.

Sheriff Joe needs to depose Carter during a polygraph. Maybe subpoena phone records as well, although this administration either destroys or refuses to disclose anything that proves their own wrong-doing so subpoenas are basically useless. Search warrants are the way to go. Then again, you have to have a judge sign off on those, and the case of Carter shows us what our judiciary is made of...


39 posted on 11/20/2011 5:49:13 AM PST by butterdezillion
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To: butterdezillion

There is a major breakdown in judicial process, in the temper and humanity of the judiciary and bar.

The solution is to open it up, remove many the restrictions to becoming a member of the bar, of those able to represent others before a court.


40 posted on 11/20/2011 6:05:03 AM PST by bvw
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To: butterdezillion; GregNH
If that’s the standard that judges will apply… Which is why litigators often go forum shopping.

BZ, you sounded a bit weary last night in the rest of your #33. If so, we all recognize that for the past several years you are one of a handful that have stepped away from their keyboards and actually expended substantial time and effort in the public arena on this issue.

Many of us who have made but a fraction of your efforts are in a state of disbelief or are numb. This is much more than an adult version of “there-is-a-monster-in-my-closet” and any who think otherwise are naïve.

To reiterate the bad news:
Orly was perfunctorily dismissed by the SOS and its political stepchild commission. It was the senior assistant AG at the meeting that essentially muzzled the Commission, so there is a basis for concluding the AG’s office will be of no future help. Under this view, if politics are at work, there is no practical local enforcement mechanism and Orly can be criticized for not making that calculation prior to paying the airfare to NH.

The good news:
There remain a lot of possibilities. As a GregNH link tells us, the NH legislature enacted two very important election code modifications as recently as July, 2010.

First, presidential candidates are now required to swear an oath of eligibility under “penalties of perjury” (most likely a felony). That requirement stands out because it is presently the only declaration by any NH candidate at any level required to be so sworn - and it was not required in 2008

Second, the declaration to be sworn by presidential candidates now refers to Art II of the U.S. Constitution and sets out the NBC language therein – which it did not in 2008.
(Admittedly, the legislative effort to require presidential candidates to submit a BC with the declaration failed to get out of committee, but that may have been a tactical decision - e.g., the AG rather than the SOS is the office best prepared to test the authenticity of legal documents at trial if necessary).

Thus, perhaps as a result of the 2008 election, it appears the NH legislature has recognized the importance of presenting a valid presidential ballot to its citizens. There is the possibility the AG’s office desires to gain control of the issue and that it, or perhaps a state court will honor the legislature’s intent.

Just as NH easily recognized a candidate who was born in Egypt is ineligible, it ought to recognize at some level that there is something patently suspicious about a candidate who has plastered fabricated BC’s all over the internet but who at the same time strenuously and successfully resists submitting a BC to a court of law for examination.

It also seems possible that Orly, who appears willing to learn the expensive and hard way how to become a litigator, has ignited a flame that will spread spontaneously across NH. It will not be surprising to see local patriots pick up the baton and go forward. If so, whether she is present or not, Orly will have earned our gratitude.

41 posted on 11/20/2011 11:14:20 AM PST by frog in a pot (I am not a “birther” – I am an NBC’er)
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