Saturday, December 13, 2008

It No Longer Matters

Today I received an e-mail about Obama's birth certificate. The letter writer commented that he still believes that the Constitution is relevant.

He's wrong.

The Constitution no longer matters.

The US Constitution died definitively in 1865 with the defeat of the South. It has died progressively through Reconstruction, the 14th, 16th, 17th, 19th Amendments, the Federal Reserve Act of 1913, The New Deal programs under FDR, the Great Society Programs under Johnson, and numerous Supreme Court rulings creating rights and powers that the founders never imagined.

The Constitution died finally under the current president.

It does not matter what the Constitution says about being a natural born citizen. The constitution is a dead document...thrown away in the ash bin of history.


Ted said...

The consequences of the Supreme Court declining to address the US Constitution’s “natural born citizen” clause on the morning of Monday 12/15/08 — thereafter enabling the College of Electors to transform the crisis from “law” to “political and Congressional”, leading to the ‘inauguration’ of Mr. Obama, are nothing less than catastrophic. Lawsuits by members of the military challenging his ‘commander in chief’ status are INEVITABLE. And a military takeover to oust the “usurper” may be inevitable as well. Where is the media? This is no “tin foil hat” joke.

David said...

Well listen, the Supreme Court has declined to address pretty much anything the US Constitution has to say for decades.

This latest "catastrophe" is really minor in terms of other catastrophes in which the court has so readily engaged.

If you want to get excited about this issue, by all means go for it. You will just beat your head against a brick wall. I've fought a legal battle in the federal courts myself. If the courts don't want to follow the law, you can't make them. Federal judges and prosecutors are a law unto themselves. Hence my observation: "Ignorance of the law is no excuse; reliance on the law is no defense."