When asked what type of government had been created by the Constitutional Convention, Benjamin Franklin replied, “A Republic, if you can keep it.” Well, Ben, apparently we didn’t keep it. The First Amendment guarantees American citizens the right to petition for the governmental redress of grievances (a “minor” issue that factored heavily in the Revolutionary War).
A growing swell of Americans has spent well over two years petitioning our government for redress of a grievance—that Barack Obama is not constitutionally eligible to hold the office of president. That was based on his nearly non-existent documentation, and that his father was a British subject when Obama the lesser was born (and, therefore, not a natural born Citizen, as the Constitution requires). Much has been written on the subject, and many forms of communication have been directed to our elected officials about it. To date, not one of those queries has resulted in anything even resembling the truth, as they’ve essentially told us that our petition of this grievance isn’t worthy of their time or energy. I know that, often, the truth is hard, but it shouldn’t be outside the reach of at least a few members of Congress.
However, on April 27, 2011, Barack Obama changed the landscape of the scandal by personally involving himself in the chain of evidence of a government document of identification that was forged. In essence, he committed a felony in plain view of the world. In response to that crime, I attempted to obey the law, and then wrote about it here and here.