An Open Letter to all Conservative “Birther” (“Truther”) Opponents
NOTE: If you are a liberal or so-called moderate but hate what is happening to your country and want to do something about it, yet are in denial because you believe Barack Obama is a legitimate president, then you are welcome to read this and join us as well.
As each day passes in the Obama Administration, more and more Americans are worried about so many things, be it the economy, their jobs (or lack of them), their liberties, their security, you name it. Even if you’re one of those few who are both conservative and haven’t been severely hit during this economic depression, you probably instinctively know that something is gravely wrong about the direction America is headed.
If you’re like me, you want to be upbeat and hopeful for a solution or a change in the way we are headed. So when you see Obama take a hit in the polls or a bad bill is defeated (like Obamacare – thus far, that is), you feel a tiny bit of optimism rise up in you.
However, at the same time, we’ve seen serious damage to America’s moral and fiscal infrastructure – big spending stimulus bills, unprecedented mountains of debt, tax hikes on the horizon, the continual expunging of God from our public schools, mainstreaming homosexuality into society, executive orders to bring Muslim terrorists to U.S. prisons, other matters of national security being accessible to those not friendly to American interests – it goes on and on. And though there is a major election coming in less than 9 months (assuming we still have elections) in which many Americans (including me) believe there will likely be a political tidal wave against Democrats, some of us think the damage that has been done may be irreversible.
This is not something I relish saying by any stretch of the imagination. In fact, I abhor it.
But no matter what angle I look at, I’m hard pressed to think we have totally rescind all the damage done.
So if we’re at a point of no return and we think elections don’t matter, what can we do?
You can listen to Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Mark Levin and other patriots who say that we have to take back the Republican Party or get rid of the RINOS (Republicans in Name Only) in the party and I will not disagree with you on that. Some diehard third party embracers (this writer somewhat included) think it’s time to finally establish a bonafide competitive third party.
You can commit to bringing armies of patriotic voters to the polls on November 2nd and certainly that will help immensely. At this juncture, it is inarguable that conservative and independent voters will be very much mobilized to make their voice heard this fall just as they did last month when the first phase of the tsunami hit the Bay State ( Massachusetts ).
You can continue exposing Obama wherever you go and to whomever’s paths you cross and while I think we should never stop at that, it will at some point probably be futile since the majority of Americans who oppose him continues to rise at almost warp speed.
But I believe we all need to unite around the one issue that has the best (and really only) chance to save this country.
And that is to relentlessly pursue Obama’s eligibility to be president by determining whether he is a natural born U.S. citizen, either by the highest court of the land coming to that conclusion or by Congress expelling (not necessarily impeaching) him for failing to come forth and “spill the beans”.
However, in order to get more traction than currently available, we absolutely must persuade those who are either on the fence regarding Obama’s qualifications or who, for whatever reason, don’t wish to pursue this issue. We must especially try to resolve differences between those otherwise on our side that either ridicule us for our views on this matter or are downright angry that we are pursuing this. A few of the better known ones fitting into one of these categories are Hannity, Levin, author Michelle Malkin who also writes for HotAir.com, Ed Morrissey who owns HotAir.com, David Horowitz, Ann Coulter, Michael Medved (this one is particularly troubling due to the extensive name calling he has engaged in) and others. We may not be able to persuade them accordingly but we must try as their weight can add even more fuel to force Obama to come clean.
So if you are in the above category, regardless of how well known you are or aren’t, why are you choosing to go after Obama on everything he is doing except his Achilles Heel? Do you truly believe that getting Republicans to take control of Congress in November is the answer? I hate to break it to you but even if Republicans get a majority in the U.S. House in the 112th Congress and even if Republicans win every Democrat seat in the Senate while retaining all their current seats in November, you’re not going to be able to stop Obama. He’ll be able to veto every bill passed by the GOP (assuming he isn’t removed from office).
OK, you say, but what if we get a 2/3rd majority House controlled by Republicans, meaning the unseating over well over 100 Democrats, meaning the GOP can override every Obama veto to every House bill passed?
Your problem is in the Senate. There are 16 Democrat seats up for grabs in November. Although a long shot, it’s not inconceivable that Republicans can pick up 10 of the 16 currently owned by Democrats and gain a 51 vote majority. Polls show that are at least 9 or 10 possibilities for a GOP takeover, perhaps even 11.
But even if all 16 seats were put in the GOP column without losing any of their own, that would mean a total of 57 seats. Given Senate filibuster rules whereby 60 votes are needed to end debate on a given bill and to bring that bill for a floor vote, there would be plenty of filibustering by the minority Democrats to keep good legislation from getting thru.
But even if the 60 vote threshold was achieved thru the support of certain Democrats on a Republican bill, there is yet another hurdle to be overcome. And that is, exactly like the House, a 2/3rd vote would be necessary to override an Obama veto of any good bill.
Thus the chances of overturning or reversing any of the bad bills from the 111th Congress would seem pretty remote.
OK, you say, but given that scenario, how can we remove Obama in the 112th Congress, especially since we can’t remove him in the current 111th Congress?
We don’t know if we can. But we don’t know if we don’t try. We need everyone onboard. When you see the grave damage being done to all sectors of American life, your instinct is to yell STOP! And when that isn’t being heard and when our elected officials are looking the other way on Obama’s likely ineligibility, your instinct is to want to turn their heads in the proper direction.
Reversals of legislation to undo the damage done to the country won’t repair all the problems, even if you get them signed into law. Reversals of legislation don’t undo executive orders, bad internal administrative policies and bad foreign policy Reversals of legislation can’t reverse the spending that may have already occurred from passage of the original bills. Such money will likely be gone out the window to never be repaid.
And reversals may not be able to be done on presidential judicial appointments.
But what it does is set in motion the reversal of as much everything as possible, if Obama is found not to be a natural born U.S. citizen and thus not in compliance with the constitutional requirements for the presidency.
It goes without saying that, should Obama ever be removed from the presidency, via Congress or the U.S. Supreme Court (or through our military, should Obama refuse to leave on his own), for not being a natural born citizen, the series of events to follow to reverse course will be painstakingly daunting. It will be unprecedented in this nation’s history and determining what order of events to follow will be beyond nightmarish.
But it must be done in order to preserve the Constitution, even if some of the actions taken to that point will be indeed irreversible.
So to all “birther” accusers (and I say that with no malice), what reason do you have for refusing to address the probability Barack Obama is a presidential usurper? Is it because:
- You believe Obama is truly a natural born citizen?
- You believe overturning all of his agenda is not feasible and too time consuming?
- You are afraid of being harassed, followed, threatened or something similar, especially if you have name recognition thru your website and/or radio/TV show?
- You’re afraid of losing your broadcast license (if you have a radio or TV show)?
- You believe we should “ride it out” until January 2013?
I don’t care whether you are Rush Limbaugh, Hannity, Levin and others on the right or Chris Matthews, Keith Olbermann or Alan Colmes on the left or anyone in the so-called middle. I don’t care if you’re House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid or any other politician at the national level, or any lawmaker at the state level. I don’t care if you are a celebrity or some no name out there. I don’t care if you are a CEO or some low level employee. I don’t care if you are a lawyer defending Obama in court.
In other words, it doesn’t matter to me who you are. If you believe Barack Obama is a natural born U.S. citizen or you don’t care whether he is and simply want him to finish his putative presidency, I want to hear from you. I want you to make your case. We’ll have you on Blog Talk Radio or some other radio venue where you and I will state our positions and let the whole Internet world hear us and decide for themselves.
This is an open invitation to anyone from a constitutional scholar to the man on the street and everyone in between. If you accept, please prepare to answer the follow questions:
- Why is Obama spending in excess of $2 million (and maybe higher) to fight the production of documents (birth certificate, medical records, college transcripts, etc.) for what it would cost (at tops) for a night on the town (or less)?
- Why are there (currently and in the past) multiple lawsuits against Obama? Have all the suing lawyers gone mad?
- Why would these same attorneys be suing if there was no case to be made? Even wealthy liberal lawyers, including the millionaire types, don’t like tossing their money on cases with little or no chance of succeeding. Just ask Phil Berg.
- Why are attorneys like Mario Apuzzo taking out expensive ads in papers like this one in the Washington Times if there is no possibility of legitimacy?
- Why are most Washington lawmakers (and many at the state level as well) either refusing to detail this to the constituents who they should be serving or if they do address it, it is done with short shrift as to the specifics?
There are other questions but along the last one, let me share my personal experience. We have one Democrat and one Republican U.S. Senator in Indiana ’s senate delegation. The Democrat, Evan Bayh, virtually never responds to any correspondence sent his way (maybe twice out of at least 30 letters faxed to his Washington office. On the other hand, the Republican, Dick Lugar, virtually responds to every fax I send him – except when it covers one issue – Obama’s eligibility. Then I hear nothing.
”Birther” skeptics, this is the issue. Anyone who believes otherwise should make their case to me. I welcome any and all challengers without exception. Our country is being taken down fast and the best and only ways to stop are to continue demanding Congress obtain proof of Obama’s eligibility and continue filing cases before the courts until the judges finally address the merits. The facts are the facts. Obama has produced nothing to show he is a natural born citizen. He solidified that when he, for the first time, “addressed it” (though remotely so) at Thursday’s prayer breakfast.
We must continue insisting Obama steps down from the presidency as he continues ignoring the will of millions of Americans who are worried about their country and who believe the he is a foreigner.
Yes, as noted earlier, removing Obama as an unauthorized president may be daunting but if we are true to the U.S. Constitution, we will do it because it’s the right thing to do.
Yes, the tasks to reverse each and every action Obama took as putative president will be Herculean but for the sake of this nation, we must and will do it. We will roll up our sleeves and get to work and enlist thousands upon thousands of patriots to bring America where it was at prior to his installation.
If you agree, make your calls and send your faxes to your Congressmen and senators. Financially support, if you have the means to do so, the lawyers courageously taking on Obama and his lawyers. I especially recommend Mr. Apuzzo whose website can be found here.
If you disagree with all that is laid out and why we should not pursue Obama’s eligibility, let’s go on the radio together and let the listeners judge. But first ask yourself this question:
- What would our Founding Fathers do?
This is my open letter to you.
As Winston Churchill stated in 1941 with World War II in progress and hope for victory fading:
“Never give in–never, never, never, never, in nothing great or small, large or petty, never give in except to convictions of honor and good sense. Never yield to force; never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy.”
Adapting and adopting these words in our quest for truth may be the difference between having 4 years of Barack Obama destroying this country and expelling him sooner.
Keep filing the suits. Keep sending your correspondence to Congress. Keep the issue alive on the blogs, the forums, the talk shows – in short, anywhere and everywhere. Only when we do so and adopt the “never say die” attitude will we prevail.
Editor’s note: This piece, though posted today, was penned over a week ago. Since then but before today, Erick Erickson of RedState.com posted an offensive piece which is serving to divide conservatives, Constitutionalists and Christians. We may be willing to discuss this in a separate post but suffice it to say that we want to steer far away from individuals and groups who not only want to ignore this issue but worse, divide us with his childish name calling, something we thought was primarily confined to liberals.