President-elect Obama landed in Washington, DC, yesterday and
immediately began pushing his $1 trillion "stimulus" plan.
Obama proudly boasted that "80 percent" of the new jobs he
wants to create will be in the public sector.
Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â But that means Obama wants to add 600,000 to the already
Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â bloated government payroll!
And pressure is already being put on Congress to fast-track Obama's plan.
From Newsmax.com Obama Stimulus Fosters Tax-Exempt TyrannyÂ Click for the entire article.Â BelowÂ is only part of the story.
It now looks like half of President-elect Barack Obama's stimulus package will take the form of "tax cuts" for 95 percent of all Americans. Yet this wouldn't boost the economy as much as trigger a massive, unhealthy shift in American politics.
Under Obama's plan, the majority of American voters would pay no federal income taxes but would get money from the government instead. That is, these "refundable tax credits" are basically welfare checks - and Obama's plan would leave the most of us collecting, not paying.
A $200 billion giveaway won't do much to get a $14 trillion economy rolling again. But the plan would leave any future taxpayer revolt no hope of majority support.
In one stroke, this (Obama's plan)Â would transform the majority of voters from taxpayers into tax eaters, and leave an increasingly small minority to pay the bill. Regardless of whether this is good economics, it is very dangerous politics.
Essentially, it would put those who actually pay the taxes that fund our government into much the same situation as landlords in New York City: hopelessly outvoted by their tenants, who use their political clout to limit rents and landlords' profits.
Since Ronald Reagan, the anti-tax movement has been based on a blue-collar revolt against high taxes; it would lose that constituency under the Obama plan. Taxpayers would be politically helpless and the tax-eating majority would have free reign to impose any levies it wished.
Welfare no longer would be only for the poor because the majority of the voters would depend on government handouts. This very system is what makes European social democracies so resistant to change.
So it is both fair and sensible to give the poor a tax break and to draw the bulk of federal revenues from the rich. But to exempt the bottom half - a majority of the voters - from paying any taxes and to award them refund checks instead would dangerously alter the fundamental balance of national politics. For the economically well off, it effectively could become taxation without representation, which, as the founders of our nation warned, leads to tyranny.
Also from Newmax.com Feinstein Furious Over Panetta PickÂ Again, click for the whole story.
Sen. Diane Feinstein is reportedly fuming that Barack Obama picked Leon Panetta as his new CIA Director and never consulted with her.
Feinstein, the incoming chairwoman of the Senate intelligence committee, issued a sharp statement Monday that was a thinly veiled criticism of the pick. The statement made it clear that she had expected a career intelligence professional - unlike Panetta, who has no intelligence expertise whatsoever - to be leading the CIA.
"I was not informed about the selection of Leon Panetta to be the CIA Director,'' Feinstein said.
Â "I know nothing about this, other than what I've read," said Senator Feinstein, who will chair the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence in the 111th Congress. "My position has consistently been that I believe the agency is best served by having an intelligence professional in charge at this time."
And in an email from WorldNetDaily about whatÂ the United States Justice Foundation is doingÂ :
We're not giving up when it comes to compelling Barack Obama to VALIDATE THAT HE IS ELIGIBLE TO BE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES!
We can't give up because his REFUSAL to adhere to the letter of the Constitution sets a dangerous precedent.
Our laws and our Constitution must apply to every man, woman and child in the United States.
No man-not even Barack Obama-has the right to reduce the Constitution to a scrap of paper.
Does Obama believe that the Constitution is just a collection of outdated thoughts that don't apply to him, or a series of technicalities that should be callously ignored when they don't suit his purposes or advance his agenda?
If not, then why is Obama STILL REFUSING to prove that he is ELIGIBLE, under the Constitution, to be President of the United States?
Obama, members of the liberal media, and even some politicians are telling the American people that his refusal is no big deal... as if the Constitution is no big deal... that it's time to move on to "important issues."
What is more important than the Constitution?
If any part of our Constitution can be flagrantly and callously ignored...
If any part of our Constitution can be reduced to a "technicality" that is not worth enforcing...
IS ANY PART OF THE CONSTITUTION VALID ANYMORE?
Are ANY of our Constitutional rights secure?
I believe you already know the answer to that question.
That's WHY Obama MUST be compelled to produce a valid copy of his vaulted birth certificate and verify that he IS, indeed, a "natural born citizen."
If NOT... when it comes to the erosion of our liberties, the bar will have been raised significantly and the consequences will be dire... for you... for your children... for your grandchildren... and for our nation!
Article 2, Section 1, of the Constitution of the United States, states:
"No person except a natural born Citizen, or a Citizen of the United States, at the time of the Adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the Office of President..."
When reports surfaced that President-elect Obama's paternal grandmother was claiming that she was present at Obama's birth in Mombasa, in what is now Kenya, people started asking questions.
Then, a document known as a "Certification of Live Birth" made its way onto Obama's website.
There was just one problem: the Hawaii "Certification of Live Birth" is TOTALLY INADEQUATE for the purpose of proving that an individual was actually born in the State of Hawaii...
The "Certification of Live Birth" is nothing more than a computer generated printout. It is a totally different document than the "CERTIFICATE [not Certification] of Live Birth." And it is NOT A VALID BIRTH CERTIFICATE!
And why is that important? Two reasons...
First, Hawaii allows a child to be furnished a "Certification of Live Birth" even if the child was NOT born in Hawaii. Specifically, the Statute reads:
"[Â§338-17.8] Certificates for children born out of State. (a) Upon application of an adult or the legal parents of a minor child, the director of health shall issue a birth certificate for such adult or minor, provided that proof has been submitted to the director of health that the legal parents of such individual while living without the Territory or State of Hawaii had declared the Territory or State of Hawaii as their legal residence for at least one year immediately preceding the birth or adoption of such child."
Secondly, Hawaii government agencies DO NOT necessarily accept the "Certification of Live Birth" as proof that an individual was born in the state of Hawaii.
For example, the Hawaii Department of Home Lands states the following on its website:
"In order to process your application, DHHL utilizes information that is found only on the original Certificate of Live Birth, which is either black or green. This is a more complete record of your birth than the Certification of Live Birth (a computer-generated printout). Submitting the original Certificate of Live Birth will save you time and money since the computer-generated Certification requires additional verification by DHHL."
If the State of Hawaii DOES NOT accept a computer printout, as proof that an individual was actually born in Hawaii, WHY SHOULD WE!
What's the Big Secret?
That's a good question. Obama could certainly end this entire controversy - and, MORE IMPORTANTLY, SHOW THE AMERICAN PEOPLE THAT HE ACTUALLY RESPECTS THE CONSTITUTION - by simply producing his valid birth certificate.Â His refusal only adds fuel to the fire and begs the question: What exactly IS contained in the "Certificate of Live Birth" which is presently under lock and key?
Officials in Hawaii aren't exactly shedding any light on the matter.
Dr Chiyome Fukino with Hawaii's Department of Health says that she has seen Obama's original vaulted birth certificate. Okay... We know that it exists... BUT WHAT DOES IT TELL US?
Fukino did not say! Specifically Fukino stated:
"Therefore, I as Director of Health for the State of Hawaii, along with the Registrar of Vital Statistics who has statutory authority to oversee and maintain these type of vital records, have personally seen and verified that the Hawaii State Department of Health has Sen. Obama's original birth certificate on record in accordance with state policies and procedures."
Not only do we NOT know what is contained on the vaulted birth certificate...
... there are several other circumstances and issues that beg the question: Is Obama a "natural born Citizen" as REQUIRED - NOT SUGGESTED - by the Constitution?
What about the college records that Obama refuses to release. Why? Could those records indicate that he received financial aid as a foreign student?
Recently, Dr. Jerome Corsi traveled to Kenya to see if he could find a birth certificate for President-elect Obama, but he was detained by Kenyan officials. Again... Why?
Janet Porter, writing for WorldNetDaily.com, raises even more pressing questions:
"In Hawaii, a Certification of Live Birth is issued within a year of a child's birth to those who register a birth abroad or one that takes place outside a hospital,' she said."
"'There's the matter that Obama traveled to Indonesia, Pakistan, Southern India and Kenya in 1981. He said he went to Indonesia to see his mother. This seemed plausible, except for the fact that his mother returned to Hawaii in August of 1980 to file for a divorce from her second husband, Lolo Soetoro. Unless she went back to pal around with the man she divorced, she wasn't there at the time of Obama's visit," Porter wrote.
"'There's another problem. No record of Obama holding an American passport prior to the one he received once becoming a U.S. senator has been found. If he traveled to Pakistan with an American passport, he wouldn't have been allowed in - since Pakistan was in turmoil in 1981 and under martial law. It was also on the State Department's travel ban list for U.S. citizens,' she wrote.
"'If he couldn't get into Pakistan with a U.S. passport, perhaps he went there with an Indonesian passport. But the only way you can get one of those is if you are an Indonesian citizen.'"
And again, one cannot shake President-elect Obama's unwillingness to release an authentic copy of his vaulted birth certificate, nor can it be ignored that President-elect Obama has hired teams of attorneys (not individual attorneys, but teams of attorneys) to thwart attempts by third parties to compel him to produce a birth certificate.
The question as to whether President-elect Obama is a "natural born Citizen" is not just significant... it's downright compelling.
And it's a question that MUST be answered!Â
Simply stated, if the Electoral College actually allowed an unqualified person to be elected President of the United States, or allowed a person to be elected without verifying that that he or she is qualified, our entire form of government could be compromised!
I don't make that statement lightly. It's not an exaggeration.
Liberty and freedom are not the rule in this world.
In the United States, we take freedom for granted. It's a given. To us it's like breathing or walking.
And that's no accident.
Our Founding Fathers established a government under the basic premise that men "are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights." ... rights that could not be taken away because they come from a Power greater than any one of us.
They believed the primary purpose of government was to secure and safeguard those rights and they enumerated those rights in the Constitution and in the Bill of Rights.
Stated in greater detail...
"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it...."
When the most powerful among us are no longer bound by those founding documents - and, more importantly, when we refuse to hold them accountable - there can be no freedom... no liberty... only unrest... violence... oppression... tyranny... perhaps not tomorrow, but very soon!
Our Founding Fathers knew that all too well.
The action that you take now may very well determine the future that you leave to your children and grandchildren.
We have indeed crossed the Rubicon.
If we do nothing... we may well be signing the death warrant for our nation.
The action that you take or don't take right now will determine our future. What will you do?
U.S. Justice Foundation is Committed to the Fight.
If President-elect Obama is unwilling or unable to prove that he is constitutionally qualified to hold the office of President of the United States then every action he takes as President is open to legal challenge.
Our first priority is to compel him to prove he is eligible before he is inaugurated, but we must prepare now to challenge his actions on all fronts.
That means, when President Obama attempts to impose the so-called Fairness Doctrine, we'll be there to challenge it in court. When he signs a bill to force homosexual marriage on every state, we'll be there to challenge it. With your help, we will fight every action this usurper president takes.
Far too many of our so-called "conservative" leaders are already showing the American people that they will choose political gain over the Constitution. Someone must be willing to fight and be ready to fight.
Gary Kreep, Executive Director
United States Justice Foundation