Steve Marquis Update on POTUS Eligibilityby Phil on 11/6/2008
I’ll excerpt parts of the posting that Steve posted 5-NOV-2008 on his website, peoplespassions.org:
Fortunately, [President-elect Obama's] flagrant disrespect for the constitution has not gone unseen and this constitutional challenge that we citizen warriors tried to raise before the magistrates and in the court of public opinion is not over but just beginning. You heard that right â€“ the players are shifting from the citizen warriors to the pros and the venues will beÂ changing to the federal court and then to the Congress where challenges to Obamaâ€™s ability to qualify as a Natural Born Citizen will take place.Â A few more attempts will be made at the state levelÂ Â this week by serious lawyers who will not be as easy to browbeat with a wink and a nod to the defense. Stay tuned for that fireworks as electors and presidential/VP candidates weigh in demanding that the same question be answered. [emphasis Steve's]
I have received several thousand letters from across the country and beyond asking, â€œWhat is happening to this citizen effort in the courts?â€Â Â Frankly for a while it was all I could do to help all the folks. I still have a day job and for a few weeks straight was lucky to get 4 hrs of sleep a day.Â Â One or two new states a day that wanted to join the effort and that took precedence so I must apologize that my follow up with the people at large has been a bit spotty. Even today, Nov 5th, I have been very busy coordinating with lawyers across the country who are picking up this baton and running with it. It is not over. Not even.Â Â Here is a rough explanation and functional chronology.
Following on the heels of two major lawsuits aimed at Obama directly in Pennsylvania, then Hawaii, I in Washington, followed quickly by other citizens in their respective states who sued the complicit or at best oblivious Secretaries of States for dereliction of duty; Ohio, then Virginia, Connecticut, Texas, Connecticut, California â€“ There are others and there is no master command â€“ all grass roots with each of us helping each other as we could.Â Â One thing was common, we each demanded to know if Obama has proof of US citizenship or withhold certification of electors for Obama.Â HE NEVER EVER GAVE HIS BIRTH CERTIFICATE. We never lost on the merits of our claims and in each case the coward judges pulled up their skirts and ran for political cover â€“ never once addressing the serious questions we raised, but instead they sidestepped the questions by ruling on one technicality or another. The rulings In one state or the other draw on one or more of these weasel copouts > I sayÂ copoutsÂ not because I disrespect the legal system, but because these good ol boys were working overtime to get this hot potato out of their court and a more adept attorney before a judge who gave a flying rip would have answered these easily.
Each Case was tossed for some variation of what I went through. I repeatÂ Â None of these cases were beat on the merits.
As for the last few points in the list, I don’t think that President-elect Obama would be able to feign ignorance; being ineligible is a very serious condition of the Presidency and I really think that it would be treated as such. After all, once things got to that point, you’d have every major media outlet on this issue.
Remember, too, that being ineligible for President does not constitute a crime, per se. I suppose folks could try to raise a case that Barack Obama intentionally frauded the American people by posing as an eligible candidate; that’s a story for another day, and not the point here. Being ineligible would simply mean, best case, that he’d go back to being an Illinois Senator, assuming that he is an American citizen. The worst case scenario is that he is shown to be an illegal alien, and that’s a path I don’t think we want to go down until the evidence explicitly states such.