BREAKING: Alabama Supreme Court Decides Obama Eligibility Case

Though he ended up in the minority, one prominent judge’s dissenting opinion in a recent case is sure to earn him some support among those who question the legitimacy of Barack Obama’s birth certificate.

The Alabama Supreme Court recently ruled that the state does not hold a legal obligation to vet a presidential candidate before including him or her on a ballot. Representing the majority in the 7 to 2 decision, Justice Mike Bolin responded to the plaintiff’s assertion that Alabama’s secretary of state should inherently have the authority to confirm a candidate’s legal standing to run.

He called the post “a non-judicial office without subpoena power or investigative authority or the personnel necessary to undertake a duty to investigate a non-resident candidate’s qualifications, even if such a duty could properly be implied.”

The high court’s chief justice, however, took a decidedly different position. Roy Moore, in his dissenting opinion, not only upheld the opinion that the secretary of state should vet presidential candidates; he also indicated that Obama’s background was worthy of such an investigation.

“The complaint alleged that the Secretary of State failed to perform a constitutional duty to verify the eligibility of all presidential candidates appearing on the ballot in the 2012 general election,” he wrote. Moore went on to conclude that, even though the election was held, the issue at hand was not rendered moot as the secretary argued.

The issues brought up prior to the recent election, after all, could easily be concerns in future races.

In a lengthy section of his opinion, titled “Challenges to the Qualifications of the President-Elect,” he concludes that Congress has the authority to determine a presidential candidate’s constitutional qualifications. Moore later writes, however, that a “state law that required birth certificates from presidential candidates as a precondition to placement on the ballot would likely pass muster under federal preemption law.”

In the end, he asserted, the U.S. Constitution is the standard to which the secretary of state should hold any candidate.

By serving as “an executive officer of the State of Alabama,” he wrote, the secretary “has an affirmative legal duty to recognize and support the United States Constitution as the supreme law of the land.”

Though his comments were couched in language that would apply to any potential candidate, he offered other instances of politicians seeking the nation’s highest office who failed to meet constitutional standards.

“These cases address situations in which allegedly ineligible presidential candidates have sought judicial relief from the decisions of state election officials excluding them from the ballot because they were underage,” he wrote. The current case, he continued, “seeks inverse relief” by requiring “the Secretary of State to investigate for ineligibility candidates she has already certified for the presidential-election ballot and to screen all such candidates for eligibility in the future.”

Even though Bolin’s opinion confirmed that “logically the Secretary of State, being the chief elections official of the state, should be vested with such a duty,” he found that there is insufficient legal standing on which to make such a claim.

Though this ruling might seem to be a win for Obama and his supporters, the existence of the case is a testament to resonating outrage over the current president’s perceived illegitimacy. Moore’s dissenting opinion only gives these Americans more hope that our government might once again challenge corruption – especially at the highest and most critical levels.

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Exclusive: Lawyer Files Request For Fuddy Autopsy





Orly Taitz

The continuing saga surrounding Barack Obama’s birth certificate once again moved to the forefront when the woman responsible for authenticating the document died in a plane crash off of Hawaii’s coast recently. She was the only passenger – out of a reported nine total people on board – to die in the crash.

Dr. Orly Taitz, an attorney who has filed numerous lawsuits related to the birth certificate issue, is behind an effort to obtain a copy of Fuddy’s autopsy. In an exclusive interview with the Western Center for Journalism, she cited several pieces of anecdotal evidence she believes refute official reports.

“I have a file with all of the media reports on this accident,” she said, “and there are contradictions.”

Taitz is not alone in speculating that there might be more to Fuddy’s death than has been reported; however, she alleges several eyewitness accounts cast aspersion on official accounts of the crash. For instance, she said there is some debate regarding whether the plane’s pilot made a mayday call prior to the incident. Initial reports, she explained, indicate that no such call was sent.

“A supporter of mine reached Richard Schuman, the owner of Makani Kai Air that owns the plane,” she said. “He stated there was a mayday call.”

She also questions accounts that show rescue crews did not reach the scene until well after the plane crashed, indicating that the site’s proximity to the coast would have made the event obvious.

“They were very close to shore,” she contended. “In this instance, the crash could have been seen by shore. Why did it take a reported hour-and-a-half to rescue them?”

Finally, she questions the accuracy of reports stating that nine individuals were on board the doomed flight.

While fire and rescue crews reported that “when helicopters arrived they saw nine floating passengers,” Taitz alleges that “by the time they arrived … two of the individuals already swam to shore.”

The investigation continues into Fuddy’s death; and Taitz – along with others skeptical of the event – will rely on subsequent information in their effort to find the truth. At this point, the only unquestionable fact is that a prominent figure in Obama’s birth certificate debate is no longer able to shed any further light on the issue.

–B. Christopher Agee

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Exclusive: Lawyer Files Request For Fuddy Autopsy





Orly Taitz

The continuing saga surrounding Barack Obama’s birth certificate once again moved to the forefront when the woman responsible for authenticating the document died in a plane crash off of Hawaii’s coast recently. She was the only passenger – out of a reported nine total people on board – to die in the crash.

Dr. Orly Taitz, an attorney who has filed numerous lawsuits related to the birth certificate issue, is behind an effort to obtain a copy of Fuddy’s autopsy. In an exclusive interview with the Western Center for Journalism, she cited several pieces of anecdotal evidence she believes refute official reports.

“I have a file with all of the media reports on this accident,” she said, “and there are contradictions.”

Taitz is not alone in speculating that there might be more to Fuddy’s death than has been reported; however, she alleges several eyewitness accounts cast aspersion on official accounts of the crash. For instance, she said there is some debate regarding whether the plane’s pilot made a mayday call prior to the incident. Initial reports, she explained, indicate that no such call was sent.

“A supporter of mine reached Richard Schuman, the owner of Makani Kai Air that owns the plane,” she said. “He stated there was a mayday call.”

She also questions accounts that show rescue crews did not reach the scene until well after the plane crashed, indicating that the site’s proximity to the coast would have made the event obvious.

“They were very close to shore,” she contended. “In this instance, the crash could have been seen by shore. Why did it take a reported hour-and-a-half to rescue them?”

Finally, she questions the accuracy of reports stating that nine individuals were on board the doomed flight.

While fire and rescue crews reported that “when helicopters arrived they saw nine floating passengers,” Taitz alleges that “by the time they arrived … two of the individuals already swam to shore.”

The investigation continues into Fuddy’s death; and Taitz – along with others skeptical of the event – will rely on subsequent information in their effort to find the truth. At this point, the only unquestionable fact is that a prominent figure in Obama’s birth certificate debate is no longer able to shed any further light on the issue.

–B. Christopher Agee

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Mysterious Plane Crash Resurrects Obama Eligibility Debate





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As one of the first national media sources to report on the controversy surrounding Barack Obama’s birth certificate, the Western Center for Journalism has been among the few to continue covering the story’s subsequent developments.

When Obama ultimately released purported documentation of his birth in Hawaii, many claimed the debate was over when Loretta Fuddy, the state’s public health director, confirmed its authenticity. A number of skeptics, however, now view Fuddy’s death in a recent plane crash with suspicion.

The reaction was so swift and widespread that even leftist news organizations reported on the controversial development. Of course, many referred to dissenters using the derisive “birther” moniker.

Among the first to express cynicism was Donald Trump, who has long contended that Obama’s birth certificate is fake. Posting on his Twitter account Thursday, he expressed dismay regarding the circumstance of Fuddy’s death.

Suggesting the White House is “tying up loose ends,” Trump wrote that Fuddy died while “[a]ll others lived.”

In fact, eight other passengers were rescued after the plane crashed into the ocean near Honolulu Wednesday afternoon. For some reason, local fire captain Terry Seelig reported, Fuddy “remained in the fuselage of the plane.”

The unusual event prompted one prominent attorney to redouble her efforts of exposing the truth behind Obama’s mysterious past. Orly Taitz, who has filed multiple lawsuits on the matter, said this latest wrinkle adds even more substance to her position.

In a statement on her website, she called on the “8 courts and judges who received her cases to rule expeditiously on the merits and review the evidence of forgery and theft in Obama’s IDs before more people die in strange accidents.”

While the left attempts to portray these concerns as the unfounded rants of a vocal minority, polls show such skepticism is widespread. With nearly four in 10 voters – including a full 64 percent of Republicans – expressing the belief Obama is hiding information about his past, it is clear this debate is far from over.

Fortunately, dedicated investigators, such as those working with Maricopa County, Ariz. Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s famous Cold Case Posse, refuse to let the mainstream media direct this important story’s narrative.

Arpaio’s lead investigator, Mike Zullo, weighed in on the developing story.

While he asserted that the crash “appears to us, at this time” to be “simply a tragic and unfortunate accident,” he affirmed the CCP will continue searching for the truth.

“While her death certainly is a tragedy, it in no way hampers our investigation in this matter,” he explained. “If people truly believe that her untimely demise was somehow related to an attempt to silence her for ‘what she may or may not know,’ then there are several more people in Hawaii who should be very, very concerned.”

–B. Christopher Agee

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The Party of the Uninformed, Misinformed, and Disinformed





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The Democrat Party is a Big Tent party.  The problem is that there are nothing but clowns inside.  And the ring master is President Obama.  A woman at my church who is a Liberal complained about the big tent comment because she said she wasn’t a clown.  Actually, the leaders of the party wear the grease paint.  But if the size 50 triple Z Bozo fits, wear it.

When Obama said we could keep our doctors and health care insurance if we liked them, he wasn’t lying.  The problem was that the facts didn’t match what he said.  If it weren’t for those nasty facts that are recorded so that they can be used over and over again, Obama would never be in trouble for what he said to millions of people in America.  I would like to say the Democrat Party is the party of the stupid.  But that would insult stupid people who are smart enough to know that Obama and the Democrats are doing a bad job.  So the party must be for the uniformed, misinformed, and disinformed.  Disinformation is a tactic that both parties have practiced throughout America’s history.  But the Democrats have made it an art.

Millions voted for Obama and faithfully vote for Democrats because they are uniformed.  The Democrat Party loves to have people think it is the party of the people.  It still is.  It’s just that I would never want to associate with those people.  That is why it is so hard to believe millions still vote for Democrats, unless they still have that mindset of Democrats wanting what’s best for the people.

When President Hoover wanted to appeal to private charities and donations to end the bad recession started in 1929, the Democrats convinced him that he needed to spend around five times more to end what became the Great Depression and jack up the top income tax rate.  Also, the Smoot/Hawley Act and keeping crushing economic restrictions on Germany were supported.  I read this at the skyscraper museum in New York City on a copy of the front page of one of the newspapers that announced the construction of the Empire State Building.  Smoot/Hawley, which was supported unfortunately by Republicans, caused a trade war with nations around the world that sank our economy; and the punishment of Germany caused WW II by making Hitler an attractive “savior” of Germany.  But uniformed Democrats may not know that Democrats made conditions worse in the world.  They want to praise FDR for supposedly ending the Great Depression, when it was actually WW II that ended it.

The misinformed want to believe the lies that are told to them.  It is easier to say a person lied to you than to admit you believed their lies.  When people voted for Obama, they thought he was eligible to be President.  But because he wasn’t a natural-born citizen (since his father wasn’t an American citizen), he wasn’t eligible to be President according to the Constitution.  Our Founding Fathers put that restriction in the Constitution because they feared that a future President might have torn loyalties if one of their parents wasn’t an American citizen.   Would they side with the nation of their parent, or with America?

Also, ironically, Obama taught about the Constitution in college.  You would think he read the natural-born citizenship requirement in the Constitution.  He had to.  But he didn’t think it applied to him; and since he was chosen to run for President in 2008, he rightly assumed the general public didn’t care.  He also had the big advantage of being black.  He and his supporters could always fall back upon the claim of racism against anyone who didn’t like Obama.  But as I have said for a long time, among the brain-dead, a half-wit is considered a genius (especially the one in the White House.) If that can be considered racism, then that means the person making that accusation thinks blacks are either brain-dead or half-wit geniuses.  Now that would be true racism, which no one in their right mind would believe.  Then again, I often question whether Liberals are ever in their right mind.

Obama and his people appeal to the disinformed because disinformation is used so often.  We think that Obama said what he said in order to be elected and stay in office.  But we are told that he meant something else.  He said he would cut the deficit in half in four years.  But it is nearly twice the size it was when he became President. And it is around half the size it was at its peak, thanks to the mandatory spending reductions which Obama hoped Americans would fear.  If Obama told someone who weighed 400 pounds that he could cut his weight in half, the person would assume he would be 200 pounds.  But thanks to disinformation, Obama would feed the person until he was 1200 pounds and then reduce the weight to 600.  He would technically cut the person’s weight in half.  But he would still be 200 pounds heavier than he was in the beginning.  That is how disinformation can explain why the budget deficit is larger than it was while Bush was President, but still be considered cut in half.

There are lies, the truth, and the mashing together of both called disinformation.  To Hitler, it made sense for the Allied invasion to happen at Calais; and we allowed him to believe it while we headed for Normandy.  When Obama said we could keep our doctor and health care insurance if we liked them, he was talking to only those rich enough to afford them.   Next November, we should wage a disinformation campaign and make Democrats think they will win big while we vote overwhelmingly for Republicans.   I bet Democrats would blame all three of those types of people who used to support them for their loss.

 

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