Guest Editorial


A challenge, a dare, a double dare

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dwight kehoeFor many months now we have listened as Sean Hannity, Glenn Beck and many other conservative talk show hosts banter on and on about our precious Constitution. They advertise colleges such as Hillsdale and push books espousing the need to know, understand and abide by those founding documents.  That is, until members of their audience actually do.

TPATH holds no grudge against any of those mentioned above.  They have their reasons for ignoring parts of the Constitution.  All of these men are doing great work in other areas, especially Glenn Beck. Only they know why they have chosen to look the other way, to ignore or even worse, belittle a very large portion of those who tune into their shows every day.

They may be serving a self interest in employment or revenue from advertisers, advancement in growth of their businesses or even worse, they may well have had their families threatened. No one can doubt that threats coming from this administration had better be treated as credible.  There is already a trail of dead journalists and bloggers who may have not heeded such warnings.

We are referencing two very vital issues concerning the Usurper in the White House.  Those issues are eligibility and crimes of forgery.  It’s not necessary to list all the facts which prove beyond any doubt that Obama forged or caused to be forged a birth certificate nor is there any real need to delve into Article I of the Constitution, the Federalist Papers and letters between Jefferson and John Jay concerning exactly what they meant by the term Natural Born Citizen.
Glenn has called them "fringe, fringe, fringe".  So, what is the challenge? What is the dare, the double dare?

Glenn Beck we do much for.  We have his radio show, The Blaze, and the Glenn Beck cable and internet show prominently linked on TPATH and we are a fully paid subscriber.  So as he likes to say, TPATH is helping to build his network.

Glenn has claimed to have debunked all the "birther" issues, which of course he has not.  It was very clear his debunking was not much more than his own feelings about the issue and it was even more clear he has never taken the time to look at the Cold Case Posse's evidence produced by Mike Zullo.

Glenn has reluctantly but vaguely admitted that the birth certificate Obama presented to the world on the White House website, which puts it in the jurisdiction of Washington DC, may have been done as a distraction and that Obama actually loves this birther talk.

Of course all of us who know all the facts about this man's hidden past, know different.  Suppose, Glenn is correct.  What Obama or his people have done is a crime. It is illegal to fabricate and present a forged government document  as authentic. This crime is punishable by 10 years in Federal Prison.

We present to you below the wording of the forgery laws as presented by one of the most reputable Law Offices in Washington, DC. Jamison Koehler, Attorney at Law, Washington, DC.


Elements of the Offense

Forgery is committed in Washington, D.C. when a person (1) makes, draws, or utters (2) a forged written instrument (3) with intent to defraud or injure another.

To “utter” means to “issue, authenticate, transfer, publish, sell, deliver, transmit, present, display, use, or certify.”  Or more simply, as Black’s Law Dictionary suggests, it involves putting the instrument into circulation in some manner.

A “written instrument” includes a check, stamp, letter of credit, piece of money, stock certificate, money order or traveler’s check.  In a sense, it can be any document that has monetary value or affects legal relations between two parties. 

The third element – “intent to defraud or injure another” – provides the criminal intent (or “mens rea”) required to make out the offense.  While a judge or jury cannot read the defendant’s mind, the prosecution can make out this element of the crime through circumstantial evidence.
D.C. Code 22-3241.

There are three different penalty levels for forgery depending on the nature of the “written instrument” that is forged or uttered.  If the instrument is money, a commercial paper (e.g., bond or check), a legal document (e.g., deed or will), or any document worth $10,000 or more, the penalty is a maximum fine of $10,000 and/or imprisonment for up to 10 years.

If this law does not describe what Obama and/or his people have done, would anything?  And another point, are our talk show hosts comfortable with America becoming Animal Farm, where some pigs are more equal than others?  Or should we say where some pigs are allowed to break laws that other critters are serving prison time for?

Here is the double dare.  Glenn, put up a poll asking your readers a question.

Blaze readers: As you know there has been much written about Obama's eligibility under the Constitution to be president and that evidence is mounting that the birth certificate he offered as proof of being born in Hawaii has been manipulated or even forged. 

Choose one:
Would you like to see these issues investigated by Congress?
Would you like to see these issued dropped and ignored?

Any help we can get from our readers asking him to post this poll would be appreciated.