Lawrence Sellin (Ret)
First of all, no one
should take Karl Rove too seriously. He acts purely out of
Rove cares little about the Constitution, the rule of law
or the country. He is only interested in winning elections because each election
he wins increases his power, prestige and the size of his financial
Rove is part of the Republican establishment, who long ago
decided that former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney will be their
Presidential candidate in 2012 and Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) will be chosen for
the Vice Presidency.
Romney has the mega-money backers and a national
campaign organization, key factors in winning any presidential
Rubio brings considerable benefits to the ticket because of his
strength in the critical state of Florida, by his perceived conservatism and by
his ability to swing Hispanic votes to the Republican Party.
So, it is
understandable that Rove does not want the American people to know that Marco
Rubio is not a natural born citizen and, therefore, is not eligible for the
office of Vice President or President.
To that end, Rove has begun to use
the same method, “Rules for Radicals” Rule 5 – “ridicule is man’s most potent
weapon,” that Barack Obama acquired from radical socialist and community
organizer Saul Alinsky.
Fox News recently, Rove, in an apparent leap of desperation, attacked
Texas Governor Rick Perry for responding innocuously to questions regarding
Barack Obama’s Constitutional ineligibility for the Presidency. Rove
“You associate yourself with a nutty view like that, and you damage
yourself,” Rove said. “And I know he went and he’s trying to cultivate — as all
of them are — Donald Trump, in order to get his endorsement, but this is not the
way to go about doing it, because it starts to marginalize you in the minds of
some of the people whom you need in order to get the election.”
a simple answer,” Rove continued. “Yes, he was born in the United States, yes,
he is eligible to serve, and don’t associate yourself with sort of this nutty
Rove did that for two reasons; to undermine Perry’s
campaign and to protect Rubio.
He is also trying to destroy Herman Cain’s
candidacy because Cain is an outsider, not a member of the Republican
establishment and is a potential challenger to Rubio as a candidate for Vice
Like Obama, Rove is now apparently mounting his own
disinformation effort regarding the Constitutional requirements for the office
of President and Vice President.
In response to a viewer’s criticism
regarding his Fox News comments, Rove mimics the tactics of Obama supporters by
deliberately obscuring the difference between “citizen” and “natural born
citizen” and intentionally misinterpreting the binding Supreme Court precedent
of Minor vs. Happersett (1875).
“No court has ever
held that someone born on US soil to a US mother is anything other than a US
citizen. The case you cite (Minor) dealt with the question of whether a woman
was entitled to the right to vote, not whether she was a “natural born citizen.”
However, the court did (in a over dictum) hold “At common-law, with the
nomenclature of which the framers of the Constitution were familiar, it was
never doubted that all children born in a country of parents who were its
citizens became themselves, upon their birth, citizens also.”
Apuzzo, Esq. competently
explains the misleading tactics used by Obama defenders and ostensibly
now also being used by Herr Rove.
“They must and do attack the Minor v.
Happersett, 88 U.S. 162 (1875) decision on two fronts. First, they argue that
the definition of a ‘natural-born citizen’ given by the Court is dicta and
therefore not binding precedent. But they are wrong. In Minor, the U.S. Supreme
Court had to decide whether Virginia Minor, a woman, was a ‘citizen’ in order to
determine whether as a ‘citizen’ she enjoyed a constitutional right to vote
under the privileges and immunities clause of Article IV. So the Court reasoned
that once she was shown to be a ‘citizen,’ it did not matter that she was a
woman, unless Missouri could still disqualify a woman from voting because being
a ‘citizen’ did not guarantee any person the right to vote. It does not matter
whether the Court chose to say that Minor was a ‘natural born Citizen’ or just a
‘citizen.’ Either way, Virginia Minor would advance to the next step in the
analysis which was whether as a ‘citizen’ she had the right to vote which
Missouri could not abrogate. The Court chose the ‘natural-born citizen’ path. It
thoroughly analyzed and considered what a ‘natural-born citizen’ was and after
saying that it is a child born in the country to citizen parents, found that
Virginia Minor was a ‘natural-born citizen’ and therefore also a
Rove is not only wrong, but disingenuous. There is no
ambiguity. Neither Barack Obama nor Marco Rubio is a natural born citizen and,
therefore, they are ineligible for the Presidency or Vice Presidency,
Like the Democrats, Karl Rove and the Republican
establishment don’t want the American People to know the truth about the Obama
scam because it would expose the endemic corruption of both parties.
know that Obama is not a natural
born citizen and, therefore, has never been eligible for the office of
We know that the Republicans
know all of that too. Yet they remain silent while the greatest fraud in our
history is still being perpetrated on the American People.
our vote remains our trump card.
We will not vote for any Republican who
refuses to support and defend the Constitution and uphold the rule of law by not
speaking out against Obama’s ineligibility and crimes.
It is time for the
American People to take back our government from the corrupt political elite and
defend our Constitution against scoundrels like Obama and Rove.