For additonal info, please review my previous posts on the SCOTUS-POTUS subject.
Summary of key current developments: Congress meets in joint session on January 8th to count/certify the Electoral College votes. On the same day, the Broe vs Reed suit, whose intention it is to set aside the election of Obama in the State of Washington, will be heard by the Washington State Supreme Court. On January 9th, the Berg vs Obama suit will go to SCOTUS conference where it will be decided if the case will be granted Certiorai (full hearing by all nine Justices). State Rep. Mike Ritze (R-OK) is still urging the Oklahoma congressional delegation to challenge Obama's eligibility. And there is even a report, so far insufficiently substantiated for my taste, that Rep. Ron Paul may challenge Obama's constitutional eligibility on the floor of Congress. We shall see. In any event, one Senator and one Representative are needed to properly contest the election and to lay the matter before SCOTUS.
Since legal challenges and single-minded investigations on the matter of Obama's eligibility will continue to plague Obama well after Congress certifies the election results on January 8th, it seems only a matter of time before a constitutional crisis envelops us all. On top of the economic meltdown, gargantuan bailouts and trillion dollar spending plans of the new administration, I hope America can at least be spared a constitutional upheavel as well.
In my humble opinion, I am honestly unconvinced that this matter will be handled responsibly, judiciously and in keeping with the Constitution. Why? Because "we the people" are asleep at the switch, the helm of state.
Many Constitutional scholars, both liberals and conservatives alike, continue to persuasively and soberly assert that Obama, born of an alien father of UK citizenship, is not, as intended by the Constitution, a "natural born citizen" and, thus, per Article I, Section 2 of the Constitution, is, by intent of the Framers, ineligible to assume the office of President. Of course, only SCOTUS can properly resolve any disputes regarding this assertion once and for all.
Aggravating the eligibility question is the awful possibility of Obama's having been born in Kenya--outside the jurisdiction of the United States altogether. If true, then in accordance with existing US law at the time, Obama's mother was too young when Obama was born to confer American citizenship upon him. If this is the case, Obama would be unquestionably ineligible for the office of President. Even if most loosely interpreted, on constitutional grounds no one could reasonably defend his eligibility. In effect, he would be a "usurper", our own "Celebrity-in-Chief", and nothing more.
Most disturbing to me, Obama's powerful legal team continues to stonewall any attempts to procure Obama's birth certificate in Hawaii which would clarify the matter of his birth and citizenship once and for all. To me, and absent any evidence to the contrary, this surreptitiousness on the part of the Obama Team suggests a foreign birth which, if true, would constitute a death blow to any claims of Presidential eligibility.
As you may recall, all that has been allowed the light of day is a Certificate of Live Birth (COLB) which is not only short on information, but which, at the time, could just as easily have been issued on behalf of persons born outside the United States. A notice of birth in a Hawaiian newspaper is even less informative, since a non-resident could have easily published a birth announcement in a Hawaiian newspaper for a birth occurring outside the state, indeed outside the country.
Though it appears that many objective and well-intentioned Constitutional scholars already believe that BHO is not a natural born citizen of the US and, is, therefore, ineligible for the office of President, a foreign birth would render Obama absolutely, incontrovertibly ineligible.
Did you also know that since mid-December 2008 the Kenyan Government has, according to World Net Daily, imposed a "gag order" on Obama's extended family in Kogelo, Kenya. If true, then why?
Why won't Obama release his vaulted birth certificate in Hawaii and end this mystery? Why?
The manner in which the Obama Team has handled this matter is wholly irresponsible and suspect;and their arrogance has been very deeply troubling. Such does not bode well for the scanctity of American Constitutional law.
("All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent." Thomas Jefferson)