For several years now we have watched the controversy mount around Obama’s eligibility to hold the Oval Office. More and more questions are raised with no substantive answers. When Obama released his clearly forged “birth certificate” last Spring, it only added fuel to the fire.
For several years now we have also watched numerous legal challenges fail and most media turn a blind eye. Meanwhile, Americans that understand that this is truly a Constitutional issue grow more and more frustrated. And this is truly a Constitutional question.
The framers of the Constitution were careful to set separate and specific requirements that any candidate for the Presidency be a “natural born citizen”. All other Federal offices require the candidates to be citizens, but the Constitutional requirements for the Presidency are higher. The Founders did not want to risk that the leader of our nation have divided loyalties.
With another election looming, the time to act is now. So yesterday Liberty Legal Foundation filed two simultaneous class action lawsuits against the Democratic Party. Both lawsuits request injunctions prohibiting the Party from certifying that Obama is Constitutionally qualified to run for the office of President in the 2012 election. Without such a certification from the Party, Obama will not appear on any ballot in the 2012 general election.
Neither lawsuit discuss Obama’s place of birth or his birth certificate. These issues are completely irrelevant to the argument. LLF’s lawsuit simply points out that the Supreme Court has defined “natural-born citizen” as a person born to two parents who were both U.S. citizens at the time of the natural-born citizen’s birth. Obama’s father was never a U.S. citizen. Therefore, Obama can never be a natural-born citizen. His place of birth is irrelevant.
No lawsuit to date has been able to get a hearing on the merits related to Obama’s natural-born status. LLF has studied all of these cases in order to learn from the rulings and avoid the pitfalls that stopped those lawsuits. LLF has learned that all states rely upon the truthfulness of representations made by the political parties, that their candidates are qualified to hold the federal office for which they are nominated. By naming the National Democratic Party as the defendant LLF not only targets the entity responsible for vetting the Democratic candidate, LLF also avoids taking on any state or federal government. The Democratic Party is a private entity, without any government immunities or government procedural advantages.
LLF also learned that Presidential candidates that are registered with the Federal Election Commission have standing to ask a court to keep another candidate off the ballot. Consequently, LLF partnered with FEC-registered Presidential Candidate John Dummett, a conservative Republican who believes that the Constitution should be followed.
Because LLF has a lead plaintiff that is a Presidential Candidate, and because that plaintiff is also a Liberty Legal member, Liberty Legal has standing to sue as well. If one plaintiff has standing to sue, all plaintiffs have standing to sue.
Anyone that believes the Constitution should be followed can join this class action lawsuit as a class member, just as you did when becoming a member of the Obamacare Class Action. If you agree that the Constitution should be followed, please add your voice to ours. Please join our class action lawsuit to protect the legitimacy of the ballot.
Co-Founder, Lead Counsel