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Monday, December 08, 2008

Obama not British enough, says Supreme Court!

In the Obama citizen stakes, several wannabe troublemakers have issued or attempted to issue lawsuits claiming Barack Obama is not a US citizen according to Federal election law requirements. The US Supreme Court has rejected a claim that Obama was British at the time of his birth. Quite right too. All this "British Obama" nonsense could muddle the feeble-minded severely into thinking they had obtained a kind of Lenny Henry substitute as Commander-in-Chief. From Dudley to D.C! A kind of King Ralph in reverse.

No, it's all schoolboy-type malevolence. Leo Donofrio, the retired New Jersey lawyer who thought this up, should know better. Hawaii became a state in August,1959. Obama was born in that state in August, 1961, two years later. Any legal eagle with even the gravest myopia would be able to spot the time lapse. If a baby is born into the USA, regardless of parentage, it becomes an American. This is known as birthright citizenship. How this lawyer thought otherwise..... well, he did. His flimsy case was built on the concept that Barack Obama Senior was a Kenyan. Part of his case read "Since Barack Obama's father was a citizen of Kenya, and therefore subject to the jurisdiction of the United Kingdom at the time of Senator Obama's birth, then Senator Obama was a British citizen 'at birth', just like the framers of the Constitution, and therefore, even if he were to produce an original birth certificate proving he were born on US soil, he still wouldn't be eligible to be president." That, sir, proves nothing!

What a waste of time. Just because you are born somewhere does not imply citizenship like this. Barack Obama could well claim that he was British but why would he want to. He hardly sounds it, he doesn't think it, and he has never lived there. In a convuluted way he may be able to convince Jacqui Smith that he is the real thing, but really, it's fantasy stuff.

So the Supreme Court was right to reject this lawsuit. I hope they suggested Donofrio receives counselling because nobody would want his counsel in a court!


Obama inaugurated 1/20/09? No way. No how. Read this: http://www.newswithviews.com/Vieira/edwin186.htm

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