Today, the We The People Foundation have put out a new update regarding their Open Letter to Barack Obama.
Let’s get to it:
The purpose of this Update is threefold: (1)Â to provide the updated total of the funds received to date; (2), to inform you of our tentative decision and schedule regarding the publication of the Open Letter; and (3), to comment on a few related developments.
As of noon [Thursday, November 20], we have raised $27,131.04, which is sufficient for a full-page in the Chicago Sun-Times and the event at the National Press Club, but not enough to cover the cost of a team of forensic scientists to travel to Hawaii to examine the vault copy of the birth certificate or the cost of mailing a package to each of the state electors in the event Mr. Obama chooses not to respond to the open letter (see latest draft of our Open Letter for details). We are willing to commit now to publish in the Chicago Sun-Times as soon as its legal department approves the content. However, we will need additional funding, so please continue spreading the word about the project. Become aÂ WTP â€œfund raiser.â€
NOTE: If there is anyone in the range of this Update that has the means to donate thousand(s) dollars toward this project, we would ask them to contact us immediately. While it would be adequate to publish the Open Letter in one of the two newspapers in Mr. Obamaâ€™s home town, it would be much more desirable to publish the Open Letter in the national edition of the USA TODAY if we could afford the cost. The circulation for the Chicago Sun-Times is about 140,000, compared toÂ 2.2 millionÂ for USA TODAY. In addition, the physical size of a full-page in USA TODAY is about twice the size of the Sun-Times, which would allow us to add a short Open Letter to the state Electors below the Open Letter to Mr. Obama, encouraging them to urge Mr. Obama to respond appropriately, and warning them of their liability should they cast their vote for someone for whom they know is not eligible to assume the office of President of the United States. …
On Monday, December 1, we will publish the Open Letter that will ask Mr. Obama to immediately direct the appropriate Hawaiian officials to allow access to the vault copy of his birth certificate by our forensic scientists on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, December 5, 6 and 7, and to arrange to have certain other evidence delivered to the National Press Club by noon on December 8, 2008.
On December 8th, we will sponsor a Press Conference at the National Press Club. We will invite C-SPAN to broadcast the event live. Invited speakers will include constitutional scholar and attorney Edwin Vieira, who would speak about the natural born citizen clause and the seriousness of the adverse consequences of having a usurper in the position of President of the United States of America. Other invited speakers include the licensed attorneys from each of the cases that have been filed (Phil Berg from PA, Leo Donofrio from NJ, and Orly Taitz from CA), a Plaintiff from the CA case (Alan Keyes), and the Plaintiff from the HI case (Andy Martin).
Beginning December 9th, should Mr. Obama fail to respond to the repeated judicial Petitions for Redress of the Grievance, packages will be mailed to each member of the Electoral College. The package will contain: (a) a copy of each of the lawsuits with their facts and legal arguments; (b) notification that Mr. Obama had a duty to respond to the court challenges by proving his eligibility but chose not to do so; (c) notification that the chief election officials of their states had a duty to determine Mr. Obamaâ€™s eligibility before deciding to place him on their primary and general election ballots but failed to do so; (d) notification that Mr. Obama had a duty to respond to the Open Letter published in the newspaper (yet another Petition for Redress) but failed to do so; and (e) notification that in light of the evidence that Mr. Obama is not a natural born citizen of the United States and Mr. Obamaâ€™s deliberate decision not to answer the repeated Petitions for Redress of the Grievance, it would be treason to the Constitution should they cast their vote for Mr. Obama to be President of the United States of America.
Any President-elect and member of the Electoral College should be withdrawn from office whose fraud and misrepresentations are leading us to dissolution. It may, indeed, injure them in fame or fortune; but it saves the Republic.
“A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murderer is less to fear.” —Marcus Tullius CiceroÂ
â€œThe people themselves have it in their power effectually to resist usurpation, without being driven to an appeal in arms.Â An act of usurpation is not obligatory: It is not law; and any man may be justified in his resistance. Let him be considered as a criminal by the general government; yet only his fellow citizens can convict him. They are his jury, and if they pronounce him innocent, not all powers of congress can hurt him; and innocent they certainly will pronounce him, if the supposed law he resisted was an act of usurpationâ€. See: 2 Elliot’s Debates, 94; 2 Bancroft, History of the Constitution, 267.
â€œThere have been powerful hydraulic pressures throughout our history that bear heavily on the court to water down constitutional guarantees and give the police the upper hand. That hydraulic pressure has probably never been greater than it is today.Â Yet if the individual is no longer to be sovereign â€¦ we enter a new regime. The decision to enter it should be made only after a full debate by the people of this country.â€ See:Â Terry v. Ohio, 392 U.S. 39 (1967).
There is a rumor that four licensed attorneys are representing twenty-three electors from four states in one federal lawsuit that has been filed, also challenging Mr. Obamaâ€™s eligibility.
In addition, a series of other lawsuits have been filed by citizens who are not attorneys.