First of all, the title of the article I am dissecting is "1 Last Chance to Fight for Our Constitution". What, "one" is just too long? Two more key strokes was just too much effort. Yeesh.
Former Deputy Attorney General Philip Berg
We're stopping right there. "Deputy Attorney General" seems very impressive, doesn't it? It's the preceding modifier that should grab your attention: "former". Would you like to know why he is a "former" Deputy Attorney General? Sure ya do!
In 2005 he was fined and sanctioned $10,000 for having committed a "laundry list of unethical actions." "Other attorneys should look to Mr. Berg's actions as a blueprint for what not to do when attempting to effectively and honorably perform the duties of the legal profession," Joyner wrote."This court has grown weary of Mr. Berg's continuous and brazen disrespect toward this court and his own clients. Mr. Berg's actions ... are an enormous waste of judicial time and resources that this court cannot, in good conscience, allow to go unpunished," Joyner wrote. So why is Ms. Porter continuing to worship at the alter of Berg?
filed a lawsuit addressing the citizenship status of Barack Obama before the Democratic National Convention and copied Democratic Chairman Howard Dean. It should have alerted them that there was a possible problem before they selected their nominee. Actually, anyone with any sense would recognize that ANYONE can file a lawsuit for any reason, or no good reason at all, if they can pay the filing fees. I can sue God if I want to. Simply filing a lawsuit doesn't prove a thing. But that problem was ignored. Other lawsuits filed before Nov. 4 were also ignored, placing us in what could be a constitutional crisis. Actually, even if Obama were not a US citizen, and still became President, it wouldn't create a constitutional crisis. It would create a presidential crisis, but that's not the same thing. The good news is the real election hasn't taken place yet. The Electoral College doesn't meet until Dec. 15. Yeah, yeah, yeah. Technically true, but not the entire truth. The Electoral College is not allowed to vote any damn way they please. They must vote the will of the people. (Don't ask me why we can't just vote directly.) That gives us (please stop including me in blanket, baseless statements.) less than a month to find the answers to the looming questions (they're big and shadowy and BLACK!) regarding whether Barack Obama meets the constitutional requirements for the office of president.
The courts don't seem to be in any hurry to take up their responsibility as guardians of the Constitution probably because, as you can see above, or right here, the Courts know all about Philip Berg, Esquire, and have way too much actual work to do to waste time on his baseless, attention-seeking lawsuit, so now Congress must step in. Sure, because that's what Congress is for, to reject legally elected Presidents. You see, members of Congress are sworn to uphold the Constitution, and when they vote in January to confirm (or reject) the vote of the Electoral College, they can't very well do that unless they know for certain that the basic constitutional requirements for office have been met. Ya know, 'cause nobody ever vets candidates before the election.
An ad running this week in the Washington Times Weekly asks three questions America needs to know: "Was Barack Obama really born in Kenya?" "Is he really a citizen of Indonesia?" And, "Does the Constitution still matter?" I have noted previously that Ms. Porter seems to believe that any claim, no matter how unfounded or ridiculous, that appears in any sort of media, instantly becomes relevant and factual. Apparently, if I take out an ad in my local newspaper claiming that the earth is flat, that becomes a fact that should be printed in textbooks. Silly scientists! Why do all that research and stuff when all you have to do is appear on talk radio to make your theories become facts?
Thirdly, there's no original birth certificate – just a "certification of live birth" posted on a website experts say is forged and altered. Those "experts" are identified in the lawsuit by screen names. Yes, screen names. One of those names is "TechDude". I'm not kidding. (I have to wonder if Ms. Porter does even the most basic research.) I am a legal secretary. I type up legal documents from the notes that the attorneys provide all the time. If I identified an expert, or anyone at all, by their screen name, I would be fired. Immediately.
As the ad proclaims, "The Constitution matters" and is still worth defending. Not arguing there. Though I didn't learn that from an ad in a weekly paper. All we (stop including me) are asking is that Congress takes their oath to defend it seriously. If Obama can prove he meets the basic but essential constitutional requirements, fine, he'll serve legally. But if he cannot provide simple proof, then he cannot. We're not asking for the world here, just the original birth certificate that each of us delivers when getting a passport, driver's license or Social Security card. Interesting fact: I got my driver's license without an original birth certificate. We moved around a lot, and at some point it was lost. This insistence on the original is a little odd. I didn't need an original. If we can't tell the clerk at the post office to check out the digital photo of a certificate posted online, neither should the guy running for president. Obama never asked anyone to check out something posted online. Obama has never responded to this lawsuit at all, and the Court has not seen fit to make him. Your confusing Obama with Obama supporters. Members of Congress: If you have taken an oath to defend the Constitution, now's the time to keep it. Yeah, let the Court do its job. The executive and judicial branches are separate for a reason.
But I know the reasons for your hesitancy. I've faced them myself no, Ms. Porter, you haven't. You aren't a member of Congress, and you have swallowed this attention-seeking nonsense of Berg's hook, line, sinker and entire boat without question or research. You believe this because you want to, because your side lost and you can't stand that the majority of USians don't agree with you. and have come to the conclusion that if one of our founders, Patrick Henry, could proclaim, "Give me liberty or give me death," we can face our fears and stand for the document they penned that outlines our God-given rights to freedom. What the hell does Patrick Henry's quote have to do with this? Anyone? What if we asked our Founding Fathers, many of whom lost everything in the battle for our nation, if they think the Constitution is still worth defending? They already answered that question with their lives. Why the constant "death" stuff here? Is someone threatening Congress or the Courts with death? Is she dog whistling here? Maybe she is suggesting that the inevitable demonstrations and possible riots that would result if Congress invalidated the election and put McCain in the White House are acceptable results here. I can't tell.
Here is why she thinks people aren't behind this lawsuit and attempt to steal the Presidency from Obama (the thought that Obama won, fair and square, doesn't appear to have occurred to her):
"I better not be public on this because I'll become a target." News flash: If you believe in life, liberty and the family, you already are a target. The henchmen are selected; the gallows for our freedoms are already being built. Again with the death stuff. Ow! I think I heard the dog whistle. Follow me a little further down and I'll explain it to you. And the only candidate in history to never move an inch to the center during the campaign Oh yeah, Marx had nothing on Obama. I have friends in Europe who find the socialism accusation hysterical, because to them, Obama is right of center. has no intentions of changing his agenda of outlawing our viewpoint with the "unfairness doctrine," she made that up "thought crimes," this is a reference to hate crime laws. Janet Porter apparently thinks hate crimes are ok. "The Employment Non Discrimination Act" being a woman, I'm all about Employment Non Discrimination. Who the hell is for discrimination? Oh . . . the repeal of the Defense of Marriage Act Obama never said he would repeal this heinous bit of legislation. In fact, Biden said that while gays should be allowed civil unions, they should not be allowed marriages. Bad Biden! and all the rest what is the rest?. As I wrote about in my book, "The Criminalization of Christianity" (which will surely come true if we don't act now here's the dog whistle. see, Fundamentalist Christians love the idea of martyrdom (though I guarantee they wouldn't like the reality) but there is no martyring of Christians in this country. Christians are as free to be Christians as Jews are free to be Jews, Atheists are free to be Atheists-- and that's the problem. Fundamentalist Christians don't just want to be free to believe what they wish, they want to be free from ever seeing or interacting with others who believe something else. This criminalization she refers to is not being able to force me to convert. There's the dog whistle.), "Never fail to do the right thing for fear that the opposition will attack you in response. The other side can and will attack you anyway, at a time of their own choosing rather than yours, regardless of whether you act." If you attack for no good reason, on the other hand, you have made your position undefensible and thrown your morals in the toilet. (See: the Iraq war)
"We'll just beat him in four years." That's how the US works. Don't like what's going on now? Wait a little while. It'll change. In four years, we won't be able to recognize what's left of our country. Does she get how the US works? Does she even live here? And if you think taking on this issue right now is hard, try doing it when our radio airwaves are shut down and our freedoms are stripped from us, as he has promised to do. When? When did Obama threaten to defeat the laws of physics and destroy radio communication. If he can do that, he should be president for life. And with Obama's promise to pass the so-called Freedom of Choice Act as "the first thing" he does, you can say goodbye to the notion of protecting unborn children again – and goodbye to every law in all 50 states that notifies parents, keeps our tax dollars from footing the abortion bill and prevents even a single partial-birth abortion. Yeah, Janet, we'll break into your house and impregnate you against your will just so we can force you to have an abortion. That's how liberals roll!
"They'll say I'm a 'racist' and call it 'sour grapes.'" Yeah, that's pretty much how I see it. Our Founding Fathers faced death dog whistle, we face name-calling. Right now our U.S. soldiers are being shot at for the freedoms guaranteed in our Constitution. Not really. I love our armed forces, but I fail to see how killing people in Iraq is keeping me free here. If the Constitution isn't worth undergoing some name calling, then the oath taken to defend it means nothing. You wusses!
"Somebody else will do it." They haven't. And time is running out. There might be a reason why.
This isn't my responsibility." The lower court in Philadelphia threw out Phil Berg's case (which is now before the U.S. Supreme Court) based not on the merits, but on the issue of "standing," she makes this sound like some silly technicality. Standing is very important. Standing is a merit of a case, because standing is whether or not you are the correct party to file a lawsuit. For example, you stop paying your mortgage, which you have with First Bank. First Bank has standing to file suit against you. Second Bank does not. and pointed to the need for Congress to act. If the questions of constitutionality are not met before Congress is called upon to uphold the vote of the Electoral College, they cannot fulfill their oath and duty to uphold and defend the Constitution. If we are willing to ignore the constitutional requirements for the highest office in our land, what else are we willing to forgo? That part about free speech? Freedom of the press? Freedom of religion? The infamous slippery slope. "If we allow a rape victim to have an abortion, everyone will be forced to abort every baby!"
"We deserve what we got." What? How about, "Obama is our rightfully elected President"?That's true, so did the people of Nineveh random religious story to no apparent purpose who asked, "Who can tell if God will turn and relent, and turn away from His fierce anger, so that we may not perish?" If you're unfamiliar with the story recorded in Jonah, God didn't give the Ninevites what they deserved; and even though the judgment was pronounced against them, when they fasted, prayed, sought God and turned from their wicked ways, God had mercy and spared them from judgment. Then the Ninevites were the only people in the OT who were spared. God was very into genocide and baby killing back then.
"It's impossible." With God, all things are possible. Sure, Janet, I'm gonna flap my arms and fly away. Eight years ago the election was called for Al Gore by the media, and he never took office. If God is the same today as He was yesterday, He can still split the sea, raise the dead, stop the sun and reverse the results of the popular vote if the basic requirements of the Constitution are not met in the candidate. I'm not sure what's more appalling here, her understanding of theology, or her understanding of the democratic process. When Obama takes office, will she admit that God hates her?
Janet, I expect a press release in January about how God hates you, you were wrong and you will never speak or type again.