Sunday, October 26, 2008

Doesn't Matter If Obama a Citizen or Not

Apparently, our rules don't apply to him. This is just getting weird. I'm not sure what to make of this questioning of Obama's citizenship, surely someone official would actually check this stuff out. I mean, McCain is satisfied, right? But here the judge is not saying that he knows Obama is a citizen, so the case has no merit. He said it doesn't matter if he is or he isn't. In effect, what could it hurt if he's not a citizen? Don't worry about it!

Judge tosses lawsuit challenging Obama citizenship

Surrick ruled that Berg lacked standing to bring the case, saying any harm from an allegedly ineligible candidate was "too vague and its effects too attenuated to confer standing on any and all voters."

Dude. This is bizarre. And I don't have reason to worry about an Obama presidency? And with congress and the judicial system 100% behind him no matter what.

This is WRONG.

This article explains it a little different, saying that ordinary citizens don't have standing to question whether the candidate is a citizen or not.

In a 34-page memorandum that accompanied the court order, the Hon. R. Barclay Surrick concludes that ordinary citizens can't sue to ensure that a presidential candidate actually meets the constitutional requirements of the office.

It also said,

"Plaintiff would have us derail the democratic process by invalidating a candidate for whom millions of people voted," Surrick states, "and who underwent excessive vetting during what was one of the most hotly contested presidential primary [sic] in living memory."

Excessive vetting? Are we still talking about Obama? And we are to just assume he is legal because he wouldn't have made it this far if he wasn't? And because millions of people voted for him?

This is still WRONG.

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