Skip to comments.Obama eligibility - naive law student gets an 'F' as attorney rips her a new one
Posted on 12/26/2009 6:59:53 AM PST by westcoastwillieg
Attorney Philip J. Berg defends Obama birth certificate lawsuits
Editor's note: Philip J. Berg, former deputy attorney general of Pennsylvania and an activist attorney who brought a lawsuit challenging the eligibility of Barack Obama to become president of the United States, has written the following reply to Jamie Freeze's Dec. 22 RenewAmerica article "Facts are stubborn things: Obama is a natural-born citizen."
Jamie Freeze, a law student, has called any of us who question Soetoro/Obama's citizenship status and constitutional eligibility to serve as U.S. President --- a constitutional right of ours, of course --- incompetent idiots. Ms. Freeze, however, may want to continue her education. Part of being a lawyer, a very important part, is being able to comprehend what you read and to cite the correct law to collaborate it, something Ms. Freeze has clearly failed to do.
I will respond below to Ms. Freeze's allegations. My responses are in bold. I also want to make very clear to all readers that none of the eligibility cases have been heard, litigated, or dismissed based on the law pertaining to any of the issues raised. Instead, the eligibility cases have been dismissed on the basis of "STANDING" only.
(Excerpt) Read more at renewamerica.com ...
As for Obama being a Muslim. . .when he criticizes Islam and it's followers for being as imperfect as America and all it's citizens, might reconsider my position. . .Of course, we have it from the
horses President's mouth:
Why is there no record of His past? Have the records simply disappeared?
Tarp ‘slush fund’ no doubt, kicking in. . .
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I like this definition because it reminds me of "Skip-Gate", whereby the police "acted stupidly" - the defenders of Barry's faux NBC status are getting "wee-weed up", and acting stupidly.
You made your point. LOL
I am a Constitutionalist.
We have much in common.
This young lady is taking quite a bit of irrational abuse on this forum and likewise irrational condemnation from a group of people that under any other circumstances would more than likely embrace her and her values.
Sad, the sheeple on the right can be just as blinded by emotional ignorance as those of the left. It is a bit embarrassing actually.
The current oval office resident is using an alias, not a legal name. Things go downhill from there with this affirmative action liar-in-chief, the darling of the democrap party.
Uh, Phil ... that would be corroborate.
You do Constitutionalists no favor by making such a basic blunder with the English language.
Come to think of it, you've done Constitutionalists no favor thus far.
The process to cover his illicit trail started before he ran for the DNC nomination and has continued since the election of ‘08. Perkins-Coie is not a cheap firm. The naysayers are simply trying to divert attention with their constant clamour for ‘proof of costs’. One wonders where these sleepers at FR get their too tight kneepads ...
She is not an Obama lover, she is republican FYI
I think her name calling invited the abuse. To wit: "Here goes: If you believe that President Obama is NOT a natural-born citizen, then you are an incompetent idiot who is probably watching Glenn Beck while wearing a tin-foil hat. You probably think Obama's a Muslim too."
She found the necessary words to insult many people to make her case. Rather than investigate the veracity of Berg's claim she chose to attack him and equate Beck to him. To my knowledge Beck has never stated he believes Obama is NOT a citizen. I think he shies away from the subject and occasionally makes a reference to it but has not declared a position.
I did read the article. I found her to be, as usual for pundits these days, to be quite intensely equivocating.
I do, however, like her conclusion: "So the question isn't whether a Christian can be a Republican (or Democrat). The question is whether Christians are being Christ-like in a Christ-less society."
To me the last comment by Mr. Berg is the most troubling to explain away. If Obama was born in Hawaii and there can be no question about that produce the long form birth certificate and be done with it rather than spend over a million dollars fighting its release. I am a US citizen born in this country and proof of my citizenship is a matter of clear record. Why does Obama have such a problem simply releasing the records that would make this whole thing go away?
Shades of Hillary.
Could have been changed to include both idiots.
Are the two mutually exclusive in a young mind?
Legal fees are listed in the Obama presidential campaign’s FEC filings that are public. You can find it by googling the FEC reports. It shows that since the election, Team Obama has spent some $1.7M on legal fees, presumably defending various eligibility challenges.
For a response filed by John D. Hemenway in the Hollister case in the DC appeals court on Christmas Eve on this very issue, among others, see:
Did you read the article, the question came from a liberal student not Ms. Freeze.
I respect Mr. Berg's response, but he needs a proof reader and less dependence on spell-checking: "Part of being a lawyer, a very important part, is being able to comprehend what you read and to cite the correct law to collaborate it, something Ms. Freeze has clearly failed to do."
Clearly he meant "corroborate it." Small nit to pick in an otherwise fine response.
LOL, as though freepers don’t realize that RINOs are some of Obama’s greatest supporters & admirers, LOLOL
I agree. I read this article from a Google alert I get. I was really pissed but there was no comment section. Then I saw that a Freeper picked it up. She definitely intended to be insightful and I for one am glad to see her being taken to the shed on this one...
But when you combine her profile with the picture she paints of herself with her comments, Freeze looks very much like a liberal pretending, for strategic purposes, to be a conservative. For example, some conservatives might think Glenn Beck is a bit over the top but none would try to marginalize him in an ideological context.
At this point I’m not convinced she’s not an Obama lover.
It will be interesting, only mildly, to follow how she develops once she leaves the insular existence of academia and enters the real rough and tumble world.
Did you bother to read the thread...with note of post 12 and 69?
lol what is a poe and troll sense I’m a newbe?
This "girl" writes like she's in middle school. When and if she finishes, she is destined for government. Super high opinion of herself, mediocre performance.
Agree. The ruse is to take in the clothing of a republican and then undermine these claims from THAT perspective.
How long has she been GOP affiliated?...even if several years, ‘Obama-in the-making’ is an intricate undertaking, many parts, players and time invested.
Has a habit of throwing people under the bus...
She’s being trained to be intelligent? Isn’t that something you either are, or are not? Dang, I could have trained my idiot stepsisters to have an IQ above warm dirt...?
You beat me to it but I was going to say an incompetent middle school kiddie.
A question to constitutional experts, attorneys. Would an 0bama signature of health care legislation that includes mandates to purchase insurance provide any basis for some form of class action that challenges 0bama’s eligibility more than any of the current challenges?
There might have been that land deal but Rezko took the fall and it was hushed up. There had been speculation there were other real estate shenanigans but all's quite now. There is also most assuredly hush money being thrown around the world but that most likely being conducted behind closed doors and far, far away from any connections to him.
Probably a topic for a separate post.
Unless the BC is merely a ruse to distract us from something even more shocking, i.e. his Indonesian citizenship, how and who paid for his college and his traipsing around the world on who knows what passport. I suspect there’s a long, long condeming paper trail that will one day unravel.
In Hollister v. Soetoro Bob Bauer asked the court to take “judicial notice” of the fact that his client, Barack Obama publicly produced a certified copy of a birth certificate showing that he was born on August 4, 1961, in Honolulu Hawaii. And noting a birth announcement published in a Honolulu newspaper.
Neither document was provided for the court, because neither document exist, but the fact that Bauer only had these items to “offer” the court as proof of his clients eligibility is quit interesting.
Note to self: DO NOT retain Jamie Freeze!!!
That essay you linked is pretty well written and hits the nail on the head.
One wonders how a self-described methodical law student can have failed so badly to research the law as to confuse statutuory law of naturalized citizenshship with the Constitutional requirement for presidential eligibilty that long preceded the 14th Amendment and was unaffected by it, as the Supreme Court points out. The quote in question was used by the 10th Circuit not long ago in the Craig case to make the point she seems completely ignorant of. What kind of a law student thinks statutes can alter the Constitution. Is that being taught in law schools these days?
I’ve said before that I believe Barry’s birth certificate carries 1- a different name for his father and/or 2- his race as Caucasian.
Both would be embarrassing to him. But what’s worse is the ADOPTION by Lolo Soetoro and his use of Indonesian Citizenship to attend Occidental College as an Affirmative Action Foreign Student and to get the Passport to go to Indonesia and Pakistan back in 1981 when he should have reestablished himself as a US Citizen [IF he indeed could have done that legally].
He’s using the Social Security Number of a deceased Connecticut person. Orly Taitz has ALL that documentation from the many SSNs he’s used. Yet NO JUDGE QUESTIONS that? It’s been surmised that his GrandMother (the White folk one) assisted him in obtaining the SSNs when she was working at the Bank in Hawai’i.
Collusion with the Judiciary? If it could be proved, the entire SCOTUS should be recalled, impeached, imprisoned, drawn, quartered, tarred, feathered, run out on a rail. Not necessarily in that order.
Well stated. It is time we stopped defending ourselves under terms dictated by the treasonous impostors and strike for freedom on our terms!!!
“What kind of a law student thinks statutes can alter the Constitution.(?)” Sham conservative/actually liberal ones, as this vacuous-brained girl shows.