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  • Donald Trump's campaign lawyer promotes 'birther' conspiracy theory that Kamala Harris is NOT eligible...

    08/13/2020 5:53:36 PM PDT · 128 of 152
    one guy in new jersey to Pontiac

    October 2020.

  • Donald Trump's campaign lawyer promotes 'birther' conspiracy theory that Kamala Harris is NOT eligible...

    08/13/2020 5:50:32 PM PDT · 127 of 152
    one guy in new jersey to DoodleDawg

    One votes for the ticket, does one not?

    We don’t vote separately for POTUS and VPOTUS.

    So people that plan to “pull the lever” for the Democratic ticket at least in part because they are all jacked up to vote for Harris are being presented with a choice that violates Trump’s right to not be forced to compete with non-NBCs.

    Do you seriously think he can’t show harm?

  • Donald Trump's campaign lawyer promotes 'birther' conspiracy theory that Kamala Harris is NOT eligible...

    08/13/2020 5:42:41 PM PDT · 125 of 152
    one guy in new jersey to nesnah

    John Sidney McCain III was born at the Colon Hospital, located at Avenida Melendez and 2nd Street, Manzanillo Island, City of Colon, Republic of Panama. The time of birth on the birth certificate issued by Panama Railroad Company (which owned the Colon Hospital) was 5:25 PM and the day and date of birth was Saturday, August 29, 1936.

    At the time of John Sidney McCain III’s birth he was born an alien. That was because at the time of his birth, viz., August 29, 1936, the terms of Revised Statute # 1933 did not apply to that location in the Republic of Panama, because the island of Manzanillo was under the jurisdiction of the United States, but external to the territory of the Canal Zone.

    From:

    https://muddythoughts.blogspot.com/2008/02/panmanchurian-candidate-mccain.html?m=1

  • Donald Trump's campaign lawyer promotes 'birther' conspiracy theory that Kamala Harris is NOT eligible...

    08/13/2020 3:08:10 PM PDT · 85 of 152
    one guy in new jersey to Bubba Ho-Tep

    Probably the most important result of litigating this to its logical end between now and election day would be to put an end to the REPUBLICAN PARTY’S habit of promoting ineligible candidates for POTUS.

  • Donald Trump's campaign lawyer promotes 'birther' conspiracy theory that Kamala Harris is NOT eligible...

    08/13/2020 3:05:56 PM PDT · 84 of 152
    one guy in new jersey to nesnah

    McCain was born in Panamanian municipal hospital in Colon, Panama. This business about him having been born “on base” or in the Panama Canal Zone needs to end. He was born on foreign soil.

  • Donald Trump's campaign lawyer promotes 'birther' conspiracy theory that Kamala Harris is NOT eligible...

    08/13/2020 2:57:07 PM PDT · 77 of 152
    one guy in new jersey to DoodleDawg

    “It’s a question for the courts and I have no idea how to get it there. If Pence loses then he’s probably got the best claim, perhaps only claim, to standing. But even that isn’t a guarantee”

    _____

    Trump himself probably already has standing based on Biden’s pick of Harris. Ballots will probably start being printed in less than three weeks! Git ‘R Done, Don!

  • Donald Trump's campaign lawyer promotes 'birther' conspiracy theory that Kamala Harris is NOT eligible...

    08/13/2020 2:52:48 PM PDT · 73 of 152
    one guy in new jersey to DoodleDawg

    “Without a definitive decision by the courts...”

    Uhh...isn’t that what Trump is about to do? Claim she’s ineligible, hack his way through judicial cowardice until he gets to the U.S. Supreme Court, and ask the good Justices to stop “evading” that issue as Justice Thomas has admitted to, and finally give us a “definitive decision” before election day?

  • Is Kamala Harris a Natural Born Citizen?

    08/12/2020 4:22:17 PM PDT · 123 of 170
    one guy in new jersey to odawg

    Nope.

    In that naturalizaton statute, the U.S. Congress said that persons born overseas to U.S. citizens are “considered as” natural born citizens. (Then five years later the first two words of “natural born citizen” were removed from that term as unnecessary and potentially confusing.)

    The phrase “considered as” is what is referred to as “prescriptive” language. It is legislature-speak for: We know you are not really or truly “X”. However, we are going to treat you “as if” you are really and truly “X”, at least for purposes of A, B, C, etc.

    You agree, do you not, that Congress cannot, with a mere statutory law, change or tweak the definition of a term that not only appears without an accompanying definition in the U.S. Constitution (meaning it must already have had a commonly understood definition) but is also apparently included therein to establish and define an eligibility restriction with respect to an immensely important new federal office, the holder of which will now and forever be a natural rival to Congress, at least because he or she will be the head of an entirely separate but equal branch of the new three-branch federal government than that of Congress?

    If Congress COULD do that, would the POTUS eligibility criteria not surely and immediately and permanently change to favor the first political party that found itself simultaneously controlling the White House as well as both houses of Congress? “Natural Born Citizen means, at least in part, a member of our political party, and not theirs...”

  • Is Kamala Harris a Natural Born Citizen?

    08/12/2020 3:38:15 PM PDT · 119 of 170
    one guy in new jersey to GreenLanternCorps

    The Colonists by and large were actually not “natural born subjects” of the British crown.

    Rather, most all of them having been born in North America and thus “beyond the realm” of England and Scotland, the Colonists were, in point of fact as well as in law, only “considered as” natural born subjects. In other words, the Colonists of British North America always were, and were moreover bound always to remain, the equivalent of naturalized citizens from the perspective of their British cousins (most all of whom were, of course, full-fledged natural born subjects of the crown, in that they were natives or “naturels” who enjoyed all the additional rights and advantages, but also bore all the additional responsiblities, that went along with being who they were, rather than merely being “considered as” natural born subjects).

  • Is Kamala Harris a Natural Born Citizen?

    08/12/2020 3:15:00 PM PDT · 117 of 170
    one guy in new jersey to Political Junkie Too

    It’s use in a draft of a peace treaty exchanged between ministers Plenipotentiary of two separate sovereign countries would also tend to suggest that the term “natural born citizen” did not partake of any substantial degree of murkiness, at least in the minds of, say, John Adams, John Jay, or Ben Franklin.

    Four years later, John Jay makes his famous “hint” to George Washington. Would John Jay dare to do this (i.e., suggest that the command in Chief of the Army devolve on none but a natural born citizen) if either John Jay or George Washington didn’t know exactly what it was that Jay was suggesting that Washington do in terms of erecting a “strong check” against foreigners gaining ascendancy in our armed forces?

    Given all this, it absolutely MUST have been the case that exactly NONE of the founding fathers or the framers of the U.S. Constitution was IN ANY WAY HAZY by 1787-88 about:

    1) the specific meaning of the term “natural born citizen”,

    2) precisely who was and who was not a natural born citizen of the United States under the then-operative Articles of Confederation, or

    3) who would and who would not be a natural born citizen of the United States in the future in the event the proposed new Constitution were to be adopted.

  • [Catholic Caucus] US bishop tells Catholic flock they’re obliged to return to Sunday Mass

    08/12/2020 2:47:36 PM PDT · 23 of 24
    one guy in new jersey to Biggirl

    You’re right! Solemnity, Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary on August 15 is ordinarily a Holy Day of Obligation. But it is abrogated this year because it falls on a Saturday.

  • [Catholic Caucus] US bishop tells Catholic flock they’re obliged to return to Sunday Mass

    08/12/2020 2:33:56 PM PDT · 22 of 24
    one guy in new jersey to Biggirl

    It’s true, some Holy Days of Obligation are moved to the nearby Sunday when they fall on a Saturday or a Monday.

    Some, however (such as Solemnity, the Immaculate Conception on December 8, at least in the diocese of this Catholic) are not so moved.

    When a Holy Day of Obligation falls on a Saturday, and is not moved, a Catholic father’s burden is particularly heavy. Nobody in your family wants to believe or trust you when you tell them with as much authority in your voice as you can muster that the 6:30pm Saturday evening mass (anticipating Sunday) does not count as a “two-fer” that also satisfies their Holy Day obligation on Saturday.

  • [Catholic Caucus] US bishop tells Catholic flock they’re obliged to return to Sunday Mass

    08/12/2020 1:51:09 PM PDT · 21 of 24
    one guy in new jersey to steve86

    That said, the frequency of sacreligious reception of the Most Holy Sacrament in the U.S. in the years and months leading up to the pandemic absolutely must have been extremely high. We know, of course, that every time this happens, it inflicts untold agony upon the living God, our Lord, Christ crucified. To view the current pandemic and the canonically-questionable hiatus imposed by our bishops with respect to the public celebration of Holy Mass, as well as the unaccountable near-disappearance of seemingly every other Sacrament and sacramental, as being deliberately willed by an angry God, and visited upon us as condign punishment for persistent horrifically sacrilegious reception of the Eucharist by so many baptized Catholics who should know better would not necessarily be outlandish.

  • [Catholic Caucus] US bishop tells Catholic flock they’re obliged to return to Sunday Mass

    08/12/2020 1:32:51 PM PDT · 18 of 24
    one guy in new jersey to steve86

    The Church will always be visible until the end of time. The faithful will never be forced by the Holy Spirit to undertake a deep and throroughgoing analysis to determine if the weekly mass they are being urged to attend is licit and the Consecration valid. If there is no question that a priest was properly ordained, the faithful need not rack their brains about the propriety of assisting at a weekly mass at which he is the celebrant. If the words of consecration are properly and timely uttered, and the matter over which they are said is proper, that should be sufficient, don’t you think?

  • [Catholic Caucus] The True Story of Communion in the Hand Revealed

    08/12/2020 1:18:20 PM PDT · 11 of 19
    one guy in new jersey to MurphsLaw

    Don’t receive from so-called EMHCs. Set yourself up so that you only receive from the consecrated hands of an ordained priest. Switch Communion procession lines if necessary to avoid non-priests. If the consecrating priest has completely delegated distribution of the Most Holy Sacrament to others (say, to a deacon, or to one or more EMHCs) out of concern of contracting COVID-19, and there is no concelebrating priest distributing the host, it would probably be best to refrain from receiving at that mass. Better to do that than risk offending God the Father Almighty by arguably desecrating the Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity of his only begotten Son.

  • [Catholic Caucus] US bishop tells Catholic flock they’re obliged to return to Sunday Mass

    08/12/2020 12:42:26 PM PDT · 13 of 24
    one guy in new jersey to steve86

    This is not so. You are almost certain to scandalize a member of the faithful if you continue to spread such a falsehood. Heaven forbid you scandalize a Catholic child in this way.

    The Novus Ordo mass, despite all its obvious faults and flaws, is, nevertheless, most definitely licit. In his motu proprio Summorum Pontificum, Benedict XVI wrote, “The Roman Missal promulgated by Pope Paul VI is the ordinary expression of the lex orandi (rule of prayer) of the Catholic Church of the Latin rite.” 

  • [Catholic Caucus] The True Story of Communion in the Hand Revealed

    08/12/2020 12:30:46 PM PDT · 9 of 19
    one guy in new jersey to ebb tide

    So the devil has no knees, huh? How convenient for him!

  • [Catholic Caucus] US bishop tells Catholic flock they’re obliged to return to Sunday Mass

    08/12/2020 12:11:46 PM PDT · 11 of 24
    one guy in new jersey to Marchmain

    I would refer my right honorable friend to the comment I left some minutes ago.

    Short answer: no.

    Longer anwer: Oh, heck no!

    And BTW: Don’t approach the altar to receive the Most Holy Sacrament if you missed mass the week before or on a Holy Day of Obligation without a serious reason or without your Pastor’s permission, unless in true remorse and with a firm purpose of amendment you have already confessed that grave sin and received absolution from the priest In Persona Christi.

    Receiving the Most Holy Sacrament while in a state of mortal sin is a double sacrilege. One of the worst sins you can commit, actually.

    Just TRY to find a Novus Ordo priest willing to profess this nugget of truth to the assembled lay faithful during a homily. Nevertheless, it needs to be said at least occasionally during the homily—at least at every Easter and Christmas mass!

  • [Catholic Caucus] US bishop tells Catholic flock they’re obliged to return to Sunday Mass

    08/12/2020 11:49:17 AM PDT · 8 of 24
    one guy in new jersey to Walrus

    To miss Mass on Sunday without being considered to have sinned gravely ordinarily requires one to have discussed the matter with their pastor and obtained his permission in advance. There are exceptions, of course, such as in the case of illness, or some other kind of emergent situation that unexpectedly rendered it truly impossible for a member of the faithful to make it to mass despite their best intentions. But once one’s local ordinary rescinds or lifts the (arguably illegitimate) decree by which the Church precept with respect to in-person assistance at Holy Mass on Sundays and on Holy Days of Obligation (one of which, i.e., Solemnity, The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary is coming up soon on Saturday, August 15th) was temporarily “dispensed” during the pandemic, laziness, stupidity, failure to plan, or general knuckle-headedness will not keep you from falling out of friendship (i.e., sinning gravely and thus not remaining in a state of grace) with our Lord and Savior if you don’t show up at the parish.

  • [Catholic Caucus] The True Story of Communion in the Hand Revealed

    08/12/2020 11:12:50 AM PDT · 4 of 19
    one guy in new jersey to Marchmain

    Is kneeling and receiving in the hand even a “thing”? Has it been done in the past (pre-COVID)? Is it happening now (with public masses resuming) anywhere? Receiving kneeling and on the tongue is strictly required in Vetus Ordo/TLM/so-called “Extraordinary form” masses. For their part, most U.S. bishops are trying to enforce reception only in the hand. Are any of the faithful attending Latin masses in the U.S. receiving kneeling but in the hand?