By Roger Anghis.
We have lost our confidence in our elected officials over the last couple of decades on both State and federal levels. They have proven corrupt beyond anything that we could imagine. Democrats attempt to shame Republicans while ignoring the blatant corruption in their own party. Republicans are far from guiltless but Democrats simply ignore laws, ordinances, and the Constitution completely. Obama even stated that he would have implemented more of his ‘policies’ but he was restrained by the Constitution. 1
We have seen both parties in Congress and the Senate ignore the Constitution considering the eligibility of the person holding the office of the president. Our Constitution clearly calls for only a Natural Born Citizen for that office. Since the Constitution doesn’t clearly define what a Natural Born Citizen is we have to then understand what the Founders understood that to be. It is obvious that there was a clear understanding at the time. It seems that none of the places we call ‘higher learning’ seem to be able to come to that conclusion. Cornell Law School, at least in this article, doesn’t even approach trying to understand what the Founders understood NBC to be. 2
Another article from the Harvard Law Review stumbles over the subject without ever looking to what the Founders understood it to be. They even bring up the subject of Ted Cruz being born in Canada but his mother was a US citizen.3 The big problem with that is his mother was on the voter rolls in Canada when Ted was born. They claim she had dual citizenship but Canada didn’t allow that until seven years after he was born. Also, I have yet to confirm that the form his mother had to file for his citizenship was ever filed. International law states that in dual citizenship of parents the child takes the citizenship of the father. In Cruz’s case that would make him a Cuban citizen, Marco Rubio would be Cuban and Obama would be British.
These are the schools that teach American law. In my opinion, they can’t hit their backsides with both hands, a roadmap, and a tour guide when it comes to defining our law. They are a disgrace to our ‘education’ system. An article on the Fordham Law Review hits the ridiculous level stating: In 1868, the Fourteenth Amendment finally placed into the text of Constitution the definition of a citizen. The Fourteenth Amendment’s first sentence declared, “All persons born . . . in the United States and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States.” Since the passage of the Fourteenth Amendment, birth in the United States clearly makes one a natural born citizen eligible for the presidency. 4 The 14th Amendment states: All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the state wherein they reside. No state shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any state deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws. The Fordham article states that all persons born in the US are citizens. Children born to diplomats are not citizens. The 14th Amendment also states those born in the United States and subject to the jurisdiction of are citizens. Common sense tells you that someone who snuck across the border and had their baby here is not subject to the jurisdiction of the United States. That is what Democrats have used for anchor babies. The author of the 14th Amendment, Senator Jacob M. Howard of Michigan, stated that “This will not, of course, include persons born in the United States who are foreigners, aliens, who belong to families of ambassadors or foreign ministers accredited to the Government of the United States . . .” 5
If they can’t even figure this simple fact out I would have to question what else they ‘teach’. That may explain why we have so many democrats that have committed crimes that you and I would be in jail for probably decades. Remember Lois Lerner us the IRS to target political opponents? Our federal government militarized the Treasury Department for the purpose of targeting conservative groups. If a group with “patriot” or “Tea Party” in its name applied to the IRS for non-profit status, they were either harassed or summarily dismissed. Using the authority of the IRS to attack political opponents is bad enough. It was a scandal that should have been at least worthy of President Barack Obama’s impeachment and potential imprisonment of key players. But what was most scandalous regarding the IRS Targeting Scandal was the timing.
J. Russell George, the Inspector General who investigated the scandal, was aware of the IRS shenanigans in 2012, well before the reelection of Obama. In serious instances, which this scandal certainly was, Inspectors General are required to notify Congress within seven days of discovery. But George was silent and didn’t alert anyone until after the election. It was a blatant example of partisanship, waiting until the election was over, yet only Congressional Republicans seemed to care.
To date, no one has been truly held accountable. 6
Governor Andrew Cuomo’s disastrous handling of the COVID 19 in nursing homes was nothing short of murder. No one that is sane or that has common sense would put COVID-positive patients in a place full of the most susceptible people to that virus. But he blames Trump. Trump sent the military ship for him to use for those patients. He never used the ship. Franklin Graham set up a triage in City Park. Again, he never used it but he taxed Graham for the doctors Graham paid to man the facility. A republican that did that would be in jail but four Democratic governors did this and none have been charged with incompetence resulting in the deaths of thousands.
There are so many other cases that our Department of Justice simply ignores. Hunter Biden’s dealings with foreign nations and the child porn that was on his computer. The DOJ has had that hard drive for a year and a half and has done nothing. All the irrefutable evidence of voter fraud that no court seems to be willing to hear. I could go on and on. Our system is in great need of a reset. Not a major overhaul just demand the justice department follow the laws. Democrats are always saying ‘No one is above the law.’ But democrats rarely obey or follow the law.
The time is coming when this will come to a screeching halt and all the corruption, of both parties, will be exposed and all guilty parties will be removed. That time is coming soon and it will be thorough and massive. It is a good time to be alive. We will see America reborn.
Defining America’s Exceptionalism, Roger Anghis (Westbow Press, Bloomington, IN) pp. 154-155
© Roger Anghis