Second Amendment –
Attorneys argue laws ‘void’ because of impact on ‘interstate commerce’
Posted: May 20, 2010
10:55 pm Eastern
By Bob Unruh
© 2010 WorldNetDaily
The federal government is arguing in a gun-rights case pending in federal court in Montana that state plans to exempt in-state guns from various federal requirements themselves make the laws void, because the growing movement certainly would impact “interstate commerce.”
The government continues to argue to the court that the Commerce Clause in the U.S. Constitution should be the guiding rule for the coming decision. The argument plays down the significance of both the Second Amendment right to bear arms and the 10th Amendment provision that reserves to states all prerogatives not specifically granted the federal government in the Constitution.
WND has reported both on the lawsuit filed by Montana interests seeking affirmation of the 2009 Montana Firearms Freedom Act as well as the growing movement that has seen six other states, Wyoming, South Dakota, Idaho, Utah, Tennessee and Arizona, follow with similar laws.
The movement worries the federal government. In a brief filed this week in support of government demands that the case be dismissed, posted on the website for the Firearms Freedom Act, attorneys wrote, “Because an illicit market for firearms exists nationwide, a ‘gaping hole’ in federal firearm regulation would persist if firearms made and sold in Montana were exempted from compliance.”
Natural Born Citizen –
Another blogger gets it!
…” Common sense people know better, he may have been born where he said, but something stinks! Where there is smoke, there is fire, and where there is stink, there is crap. Obama could make this outhouse disappear, by releasing the original birth certificate and other papers that he had sealed immediately after being sworn in.”…
When everything coming out of the Obama Administration has some nefarious purpose, stinks like crap and seeks to undermine our very Republic – it causes this blogger to see the entire Obama Administration as being full of crap. It makes it hard to believe anything they say when 90% of what they have already said is untrue. If Obama’s lips are moving, you can make a fairly safe bet that some sort of lie will be involved.
Common sense birthers
Good afternoon, common sense Americans, this is Jim Morrow with the real http://www.commonsensecommentary.com.
Have you seen the billboard at I-20 and hwy 21? It simply says, where is the birth certificate? When I first started looking into this, and when all the pundits poo-pooed the birther crowd as lunatics and that the birthplace, time and where of Obama’s birth was said to have already been proven, I didn’t give it much more attention.
However, when it was brought to my attention that an Army officer did not respond to his orders to deploy, claiming that Obama was not legally our president because of his birth, I started watching closer. The army did not court-martial him because they would have had to produce Obama’s birth certificate. Evidently the charges were dropped and the officer got the assignment he wanted, because the Army would not produce the original document.
Why is Obama spending millions of tax money, trying to keep the original document sealed? He and his entire suck up media claim that a “Certificate of Live Birth proves Obama’s legitimacy to serve as president. It does not! It does not have the attending doctor’s name or the name of the hospital. All of the liberal press, including the snopes site on the internet are using the Bill Clinton spin on this matter, but instead of Clinton saying that “I did not have sex with that woman”, they are saying “you birthers can’t question our president, he doesn’t lie,” and expect the common sense people of the world to believe it.
Common sense people know better, he may have been born where he said, but something stinks! Where there is smoke, there is fire, and where there is stink, there is crap. Obama could make this outhouse disappear, by releasing the original birth certificate and other papers that he had sealed immediately after being sworn in. Instead, he keeps spending millions of taxpayer money, which is making this million dollar one- holer into the most expensive multi- hole outhouse in history….Continue Reading
Lt. Col. Lakin’s Journey –
Every Sailor, Soldier, Airman and Marine should be paying close attention. Sometimes that pesky Oath we took demands a difficult journey.
From the New American:
Written by Raven Clabough
Thursday, 20 May 2010 11:55
On May 12, the American Patriot Foundation announced that there will be an Article 32 military hearing that may reveal whether President Barack Obama is a native-born citizen of the United States. The hearing is set for June 11, after Lt. Col. Terrence Lakin refused to deploy to Afghanistan “because the president refuses — even in the face of mounting evidence to the contrary — to prove his eligibility under the Constitution to hold office.”
The American Patriot foundation operates the Safeguard Our Constitution website, which generated a great deal of support for the movement for Obama to provide documentation proving his eligibility to serve as President. Those involved in the movement have been dubbed “birthers”, a term that has generally been met with contempt by the mainstream media and Obama supporters.
However, Lakin’s staunch insistence that Obama is responsible for proving his eligibility has gained some notoriety, even prompting CNN to provide media attention to the movement on Anderson Cooper’s program. On the show, both Lakin and his attorney, Paul Rolf Jensen, presented a series of facts to legitimatize their concerns.
The “certification of live birth” found on the Internet, which purports to prove that Obama was born in Hawaii, has been dismissed as valid proof, as it is a “short-form” document, as opposed to the “long-form” document that lists the hospital and attending physician. “Short-form” documents are easily obtainable. In addition to Obama’s missing birth certificate, other documentation that has been concealed includes kindergarten, elementary, and secondary school records; college records; Harvard Law Review articles; passport; medical records; Illinois State Bar Association records; baptism records; and adoption records.
The constitutional language in question is tricky, as it states that the president of the United States must be a “natural born citizen,” though the term has been undefined. Some argue the term means that the president must be born in the United States to two parents that were also born in the United States. If that proves to be the case, Obama would be disqualified, since he has openly admitted that his father never was a U. S. citizen. However, much of the legal challenge of Obama’s eligibility rests upon the presumption that Obama was not even born in Hawaii, as he claims.
As a result of Lakin’s oppositional failure to report to duty, charges have been filed against him. According to Safeguard Our Constitution, the charges against Lakin are serious and can result in “years of hard labor in a penitentiary,” but Lakin refuses to rescind his demands, as he asserts that serving in a military operation under an ineligible president is illegal. It is Lakin’s hope that the charges against him will lead to the discovery of information to prove or disprove Obama’s legitimacy, which is his ultimate objective.
In the past, however, this has not proven to be the case. Attorney John Hemenway was threatened with sanctions by a federal judge when he attempted to challenge Obama’s presidency. Hemenway welcomed the threat, however, as he believed it would lead to a “discovery hearing,” which would necessitate the search for documentation proving Obama’s eligibility. At that point, the court rescinded its sanction threats.
Any deployment orders filed under Obama that were met by questions of his eligibility have been rescinded. World Net Daily columnist Vox Day writes that this behavior suggests “that the Pentagon generals are not entirely confident that they can demonstrate the legitimacy of their purported commander-in-chief.”
According to World Net Daily, “Obama’s actual response to those who question his eligibility to be president under the Constitution’s requirement that the U.S. president to be a ‘natural born citizen’ has been to dispatch both private and tax-funded attorneys to prevent anyone from gaining access to his documentation.”
Lakin joins the ranks of Army doctor Capt. Connie Rhodes and Army reservist Maj. Stefan Cook, both who have also questioned Obama’s legitimacy, but Lakin remains the first-active duty officer to raise issue. …Continue Reading
Brothers and Sisters in the Military – When are you going to demand Obama establish that he is a Natural Born Citizen, eligible to serve as Commander In Chief?
If your Oath to protect the Constitution is not important today, why don’t we just change the military oath of allegiance to reflect our current level of commitment?
I, _______, do solemnly swear to protect ME and I will try to defend the Constitution as long as it doesn’t adversely impact the aforementioned ‘ME’.
Whoever is careless with the truth in small matters cannot be trusted with important matters.
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