Obama’s oath makes a mockery of the Constitution
By Linda Bentley | February 11, 2009
‘The natives, or natural-born citizens, are those born in the country, of parents who are citizens’
CAMDEN, N.J. – Another lawsuit was filed on Jan. 20 in U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey, challenging President Barak Obama’s eligibility under the Constitution to hold the office of President.
The lawsuit, filed by Attorney Mario Apuzzo on behalf of Charles F. Kerchner, Jr. and three other plaintiffs, is not only aimed at Obama, but at Congress, Vice President Dick Cheney, as President of the Senate and Presiding Officer of the Joint Session of Congress during which the electoral votes were counted, and Nancy Pelosi, as Speaker of the House and individually, as well for failure to properly vet Obama’s eligibility under the “natural born citizen” clause.
While Apuzzo argues, “Congress cannot and must not say that the ‘Snopes.com’ and ‘FactCheck.org’ statements online and Obama’s campaign’s word are all they need to satisfy the Constitution and their due diligence to protect it on behalf of the plaintiffs and the people,” he states that is exactly what Congress did – citing Snopes.com in letters to constituents as proof Obama is an Article II “natural born citizen,” even though Snopes.com has never stated such.
During the Joint Session of Congress, Cheney called for the tellers to proceed with the reading of the electoral votes in alphabetical order by states and tally the vote.
Following his announcement of the vote totals for each candidate for each office, Cheney declared Obama and Joe Biden the winners, and dissolved the Joint Session.
At no time did Cheney call for objections after the vote tally was reported for each state or at the end of the total vote for either office, as required, nor did any member stand up and state “point of order” to raise an objection.
So, according to Apuzzo, not only did the Joint Session of Congress fail to vet and investigate Obama’s qualifications to be president under “the unique circumstances existing in the public arena and given the petition of the plaintiffs and thousands of people,” but Cheney also did not openly call for objections as required by 3 USC Chapter 1, Section 15.
Apuzzo says Congress committed an unconstitutional act of confirming Obama and calls it a mockery of the Constitution for Obama to take the oath as the new President to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution if he is not qualified by that same document to be President.
While the issue of Obama’s citizenship remains clouded because those with authority to request proof have failed to do so, it is clear Obama’s father was a foreign national, which means Obama cannot be a “natural born citizen,” as Apuzzo cites in his notes from E. de Vattel, Law of Nations, Book 1, Chapter 19, Section 212 (1758): “The natives, or natural-born citizens, are those born in the country, of parents who are citizens.”