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Why Is John McCain Defending His Opponent?


McCain: "You Do Not Have To Be Scared" of Obama as President  (00:15)
  
The Deal
The Republican Party is complicit in Obama’s coup d'état.  They became a party to the conspiracy, and the Democrats compromised the Republican candidate when Leahy and company "resolved" that John McCain was/is a "natural born" citizen.  He isn’t, and was/is equally ineligible to serve as CiC.

The Democrats neutered McCain who never said a word about Rev. Wright, Bill Ayers, Alice Palmer, and the rest of the communists, socialists, black nationalists, and other assorted dirtbags that form Obama’s closest and longest lasting relationships and associations.

Most members of Congress are attorneys.  The judges too.  They all studied the Constitution.  They know the law (at least enough to pass the bar).  They know Obama is ineligible, but they made a deal with the devil and now have to live with it.
It Started In 2006
Many new-left academics believe being a "natural born" citizen is a relic, including Obama law firm associate Sarah Herlihy, who wrote a brief, "Amending the Natural Born Citizen Requirement," for Chicago-Kent Law Review in 2006.   Cass Sunstein, Thomas Friedman, Barney Frank, a phalanx of Obama supporters are cited.
Claire McCaskill On Board Early
McCaskill wasted no time establishing herself in Congress after her 2006 election victory, challenging the Democratic leadership on issues such as earmarks and hitching her star to the Democratic Party’s new standard-bearer, Barack Obama.

Obama And McCain Both Have A Problem

In early 2008, the McCain and Obama campaigns recognized there might be a problem with their candidates' eligibility.  McCain was born in a foreign country, and Obama's father was a foreign alien, and a temporary visitor to the United States on a student visa.  Hillary, still in the campaign, was slowly being edged to the side by the Democratic Party power-brokers.

McCaskill Tries To Change The Rules

On February 28, 2008, Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO) introduced a bill to the Senate for consideration.  That bill was known as S. 2678: Children of Military Families Natural Born Citizen Act.  The bill was co-sponsored by Sen. Barack Obama (D-IL), Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-NY), Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ), and Sen. Thomas Coburn (R-OK).

 

Bill S. 2678 attempted to change article II, section 1, clause 5 of the Constitution of the United States with reference to the requirements of being a "natural born citizen" and hence; the entitlement to run for President of the United States.  This bill met the same fate that similar attempts to change the Constitution have in the past.

 

Within only five short weeks after Senate Bill 2678 faded from the floor, we find Sen. Claire McCaskill back again, making another attempt with Senate Resolution 511.  On April 10, 2008, she introduced a secondary proposal in the form of a non-binding resolution, recognizing John McCain as a "natural born citizen" in defiance of the Constitution.  Curiously, it contained the same identical co-sponsors, Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton.

Sen. Leahy Says Two US Citizen Parents -- And Obama Agrees
On April 10, 2008, Sens. Patrick Leahy (D-VT) and Claire McCaskill (D-MO) introduced a resolution expressing the sense of the U.S. Senate that presidential candidate Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) was a "natural born" Citizen, as specified in the Constitution and eligible to run for president.  Sen. McCaskill knew Obama was not a U.S. Citizen, that’s why she introduced this bill -- dressing it up to look like it was in Sen. John McCain's cause.

It was during the bill's hearing that Sen. Patrick Leahy, Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, made the following statement:
   

"Because he was born to American citizens, there is no doubt in my mind that Senator McCain is a natural born citizen," said Leahy.  "I expect that this will be a unanimous resolution of the Senate."

At a Judiciary Committee hearing on April 3, Leahy asked Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff, himself a former Federal judge, if he had doubts that McCain was eligible to serve as President.

"My assumption and my understanding is that if you are
born of American parents, you are naturally a natural-born American citizen," Chertoff replied.

"That is mine, too," said Leahy.

    
What's interesting here is that Sen. Leahy, the Chairman of the Senate Judiciary, confirms that a "natural born" citizen is the child of American citizen parents.

Parents -- that's two. That's BOTH parents.

Every time the words, "citizen" and "parent," are used by Sen. Leahy and Sec. Chertoff, the plural case, "citizens" and "parents," is used.  The plural case is the operative case.

It is Sen. Leahy's opinion -- his own recorded words, in a formal Senate Resolution and on his U. S. Senate website -- that Barack Obama is not a "natural born" citizen, and therefore not eligible to serve as Commander-in-Chief, regardless of his birthplace.

Obama had one American parent --singular -- his mother.  His father was a citizen of Kenya, and a subject of Great Britain.

Obama, himself, "at birth," was a citizen of Kenya, and a subject of Great Britain -- he
says so on his own campaign website.  This fact introduces the concept of "divided loyalties," -- the reason the founders created the eligibility requirement in the first place -- a fact that further underlines Obama's ineligibility.

The
source of this information is Sen. Leahy's own website.  The webpage contains a statement about the resolution; the resolution, itself; the Statement Of Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.); and an excerpt of Sec. Chertoff's testimony.

The plural word "parents" is used four times.  When used to identify the parents, the word "citizens" is used five times.  That's nine times that Sen. Leahy, on his own website describes the eligibility requirement.  There is NO PLACE in any of these four documents where the singular case of "parent" or "citizen" is used.
McCain Lawyers Investigated Obama Citizenship
Political Wire asked earlier this week, if questions over Obama's citizenship were valid, wouldn't they have come out during the presidential campaign?

David Weigel talked with Trevor Potter and other lawyers for Sen. John McCain's presidential campaign who said that they did look into the Obama citizenship rumors and found them without merit.

Said Potter: "To the extent that we could, we looked into the substantive side of these allegations.  We never saw any evidence that then-Senator Obama had been born outside of the United States.  We saw rumors, but nothing that could be sourced to evidence.  There were no statements and no documents that suggested he was born somewhere else.  On the other side, there was proof that he was born in Hawaii.  There was a certificate issued by the state's Department of Health, and the responsible official in the state saying that he had personally seen the original certificate [not so].  There was a birth announcement in the Honolulu Advertiser, which would be very difficult to invent or plant 47 years in advance.

So all McCain's high-priced lawyers looked at was jus soli (birthplace) when evaluating Obama's eligibility.  They neglected Obama's at birth status as Kenyan citizen and British subject.  It was inconvenient.

Yet they, and all the lawyers sitting on the Senate Judiciary Committee, only focused on
jus sanguinis (parents) when evaluating McCain's "natural born" status.  They neglected McCain's at birth status as being subject to the laws and jurisdiction of the Republic of Panama.  It was inconvenient.

All those high-priced lawyers know that "natural born" requires both tests -- jus solis AND jus sanguinis.  Two American citizen parents, and born in the USA.  They overlooked it.  It was inconvenient.

Persons, eligible for the Office of the President of the United States (POTUS), NEVER have first generation ties to a foreign nation, whereas ineligible persons always do.  ALL statutory citizens are born with a tie to another nation by birthplace and/or blood, but NEVER is that the case with "natural born" citizens who have only American ties.
Did Republicans Purposely Run An Ineligible Candidate?
John F. Sweeney says, that in discussions concerning the constitutional eligibility of Barrack Hussein Obama II for the office of President of the United States, many point out that if there were a real issue, the Republicans would have leveraged it in 2008 to retain control of the White House.  But it was well-documented at the time, and additional documentation and analysis have established, that John McCain’s eligibility was in question as well.  With that being the case, why would the Republicans nominate a candidate who might not be constitutionally eligible to serve in the office?

The answer may be a simple one -- the 2008 race was going to the Democrats and the Republicans did not want a leading candidate for 2012 to lose or be roughed up during the campaign.  So the solution -- let the man who needed to win in 2008, if he was ever going to be president, run -- even if he might not be constitutionally eligible.  Was this a grand conspiracy by the Republican Party?  No, it was just simple pragmatic political strategy.

The Republicans had few things going for them in 2007 and 2008.  They had lost the Congress in the 2006 elections, and they had a president who was losing popularity as an unpopular war dragged on.  Even if things had been going relatively well, history was against a third straight term in the White House.  Since 1953, only once had the White House been occupied by a party more than eight consecutive years, and that was when George H. Bush rode Ronald Reagan’s popularity to take the 1988 election.  Clearly, 2008 was not like 1988, and it was unlikely the Republicans were going to keep the White House.  They knew it, and they knew it early.

So when John McCain showed some strength in the primaries, the other front-runners backed off.  They knew the odds of winning in 2008 were long.  So they avoided going into the 2008 Presidential buzz saw.  John McCain had no choice but to make a final and gallant run for the office.  The year 2008 was his last stand as a presidential candidate.  He was 71 years old.  No president has ever been elected for his first term after his 70th birthday.  Stories and articles were popping up about McCain’s age in 2008, and polls showed it was a negative factor.  If it was a negative issue at age 71 in 2008, it will be a killer issue in 2012 when John McCain will be 75 years old.

So for the Republican Party, the setup in the presidential race looked straightforward in 2008.  There was almost no chance to win, no matter who the nominee was.  So they nominated the only guy who cannot run in future races: John McCain.

Was the Republican Party aware of John McCain’s eligibility issue?  Of course it was.

Continue reading here . . .
Congress Is Both Guilty And Gutless
Lawrence Sellin says to the US Congress -- is there not even one among you, who will stand by your oath of office and state unequivocally that Barack Hussein Obama is not a natural born citizen and is, therefore, ineligible for the office of President of the United States?

It serves no purpose here for me to present arguments supporting a case against Obama’s eligibility or recite the background and intent of the natural born clause of the Constitution. That information is already available here.

Why does Congress feign ignorance, continue a conspiracy of silence and display blatant cowardice in regard to this issue?  Is it that members of Congress are too politically correct, too complicit in a cover-up and are just stalling in the desperate hope that Obama is not re-elected?

What happens then, if through some tragic mistake of history, Obama is re-elected?  Congress could find themselves, not only in dereliction of their duty, but potentially contributing to the destruction of our republic.

Edwin Vieira, a leading Constitutional scholar, warns that Obama’s questionable eligibility, if left unresolved, could become precedent and justification for both continuing the erosion of the Constitution and abolishing the rights it provides to all Americans:
    

"If Obama turns out to be nothing more than an usurper who has fraudulently seized control of the Presidency, not only will the Constitution have been egregiously flouted, but also this whole country could be, likely will be, destroyed as a consequence.  And if this country is even credibly threatened with destruction, every American will be harmed -- irretrievably, should the threat become actuality -- including those who voted or intend to vote for Obama, who are also part of We the People.  Therefore, in this situation, any and every American must have "standing" to demand -- and must demand, both in judicial fora and in the fora of public opinion that Obama immediately and conclusively prove himself eligible for "the Office of President."

    
Not anything about Obama’s ineligibility is either a surprise or an accident.

As it turned out, Senator John McCain was the perfect Republican opponent for Obama.  Although the argument is now moot, McCain also had questionable eligibility under the natural born citizen clause of the Constitution.

The controversy surrounding McCain’s eligibility was perfectly exploited by Obama’s allies in the main stream media and by liberal legal scholars both of whom feigned sincerity in their quest to interpret correctly the text and the intent of the Constitution.

The charade continued on the floor of the Senate, where Republicans and Democrats colluded by passing the non-binding and phony Senate Resolution 511 declaring John McCain a natural born citizen and, thereby, providing Obama the smokescreen he needed to circumvent the Constitution.

So when SR 511 was passed in a non-recorded vote on April 30, 2008, the fix was in and Congress lowered an iron curtain of silence about Obama’s ineligibility, which has continued to this day.
Obama Should Be President Of Kenya

Republicans were quiet because they were just as complicit in supporting McCain, whom the Democrat Senate whitewashed with SR 511 and the Obama-McCaskill SB 2678 during the spring of 2008.  They are willing crooks, and one way or another, in the famous words of Obama’s spiritual adviser for two decades, "The chickens are coming home to roost."  They should all be prosecuted, because all of them knew that Obama was born to an alien father.  Obama told us.  He also told that us that he was "native born," not "natural born" and that "at birth" was a "subject" of the British Commonwealth

 

Would our founders and framers have written a constitution which would sanction as president, our sovereign, the son, born to and a subject of our enemy Great Britain?  Not hardly.

 

What's interesting however, under the new Kenyan constitution, Barack Obama is a citizen of Kenya, by birth and is eligible to be elected president of Kenya, whether he was born in Kenya or not.

John McCain’s Collusion With Barack Obama
DrKate says the problem with John McCain’s campaign ‘against’ Obama in 2008–and all the republicans–was that he intended to lose all along. When he picked Sarah Palin as his running mate, he almost won the election because of her popularity. So he had to undermine her and his republican, luciferian, and banking cabal had to manufacture an economic crisis quickly, and engineer his poor response, to make sure Obama ‘won’ the election. Not to mention that McCain lost more than 10 million republican votes because they simply stayed home and wouldn’t vote for him. It will be just the same with Mitt Romney–we don’t want him as our candidate but the republicans have once again engineered their own defeat just to play games with the demon-crats.

Its time that John McCain was confronted and recalled. There are many of us in Arizona that will be initiating a recall campaign of John McCain very soon, and soon enough you will see our fundraising efforts posted everywhere. We will need about a quarter of a million signatures–Maricopa County alone could provide most of them…considering McCain’s obvious treason involved in purposely losing to, failing to expose, and current collaboration with Obama.

Here is an open letter to McCain from Dr. David Earl-Graef LtCol USAFR:
   

Not so long ago in the military there were certain acts looked upon with such disdain that we seldom even spoke of them. In fact, we seldom actually encountered them, so there was no need. One is cowardice and another is worse, much worse –treason.

For the sake of others reading this letter, I point out that all service members enlisted and officer alike takes an Oath. While the Oaths are slightly different we are individually bound to them. What follows is the Oath taken by the Officers:

“I, (state your name), having been appointed a (rank) in the United States (branch of service), do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the office upon which I am about to enter. So help me God.”

It is important for those seeing this for the first time to note, the Oath for officers specifically states that the Constitution will be supported and defended against all enemies and it acknowledges that the enemy may be found on foreign soil or in one’s own backyard. I would even say an enemy can arise in oneself if the desires of personal gain or power or sense of self importance are allowed to become greater than the desire to honor ones Oath. Perhaps indeed, this is the greatest enemy for none are immune to it and it is insidious in is appearance.

Would you not agree, Senator McCain, it is implicit that a United States Military Officer or Public servant who takes this oath and then conspires or is a party to an act or actions that seeks to undermine by purpose of evasion, the spirit and intent of the Constitution of the United States would fit the definition a traitor? Would you not also agree that those who take the Oath are not at liberty to pick and choose which parts of the Constitution they will defend while choosing to ignore others? One part is not separable from the others just as we, as a Nation, are not separable from the sovereignty of our creator from which our rights come.

Some time ago, I wrote you a personal letter pleading with you to honor your oath you took as a Military officer and then again as a United States Senator. The letter cover was clearly marked that the contents were personal and for you only. While it was initially returned unopened- the second mailing was not, so I must assume you received it.

In my letter I pleaded with you to once again display the courage you did as young Naval Aviator and then as a POW in Vietnam. I asked you to stop and consider if you had put your own ambitions and sense of self importance in front of your duty. I asked you to step forward and apologize to the Nation for not being honest with us. I assured you and I had full confidence that such an act of humility would be accepted and the American People would forgive you of your trespass, for your action would spare us from an ongoing injustice of such proportion our Nation has never seen before. I pleaded with you for the good of our Nation and even for your own redemption to come forward and expose the greatest fraud that has been and is being perpetrated on the American people; a fraud in which you yourself played a part. I acknowledged how difficult it would be and I also acknowledged the necessity of it just the same. I NEVER received an answer-nothing from you, not so much as single word. Not an explanation-nothing. The same silence you exhibited during the 2008 campaign.

So now I am given no choice but to write this for all to see. I cannot find the words to describe the extent of my disappointment but only state that it grieves me immensely as I trusted you and respected you as a fellow military officer. Before I discovered what I am about to tell the Citizens, I even gave you something that was precious to me, my vote for you to become the President of the United States. In this moment, I would rather have suffered total disenfranchisement from my right to vote, than to bear the shame and embarrassment that I gave my vote to you.

As a US Military officer, in keeping with my oath of office I demand that you, Sen. John Sydney McCain III, answer not to me but to the to the Citizens of the United States why you are not guilty of treason. Please show them that I am in error and that you did not betray your Oath as an Officer and as a Representative of the People. Explain to them why your name and that of Barrack Hussein Obama BOTH appear on Senate resolution 511 declaring you John Sydney McCain III a “Natural Born Citizen” by virtue that BOTH of your parents were US Citizens regardless you were not born on sovereign US soil.

I am not going to belabor myself explaining to you the basis for my assertion that neither you or Barack Hussein Obama meet the Constitutional requirements to hold the office of POTUS. I am certain you know what defines a “Natural Born Citizen “and America is leaning quickly. What I am clearly stating is that both you and Barak Obama had SERIOUS questions regarding your qualifications under Art. II section 1 of the United States Constitution. I am clearly stating that BOTH your names are in the Congressional record of SR 511. Tell me how this does not show that there was collusion between you and Barack Hussein Obama to undermine the Constitution of The United States. Why is Barack Hussein Obamas name on that document with yours? Is this what bought your silence during the campaign?

Many people believe that if Barack Obama was not qualified to hold the office YOU would have brought this up during the campaign. Those that are less informed and support Barack Obama use this claim as “proof” that Barack Obama is himself qualified. They use this to ridicule and demean the very citizens you represent and you do absolutely nothing except remain silent on the issue and let them bear the brunt of the insults. You stood by while Lt Col Terry Lakin was stripped of his honor, everything taken from him to include his freedom just as you were in Vietnam and you did NOTHING. Do you not think the People have a right to an explanation? Tell them plainly why YOU would not be BEHOLDING to Barack Obama on the very issue of eligibility?

It is not now nor ever was my intent to publically humiliate you, or in any way bring disrespect upon the office of the Senate that you occupy. I hope you see that you have given me no choice but to move this to the public arena. I will not remain silent while I see our Constitution shredded before my eyes by what appears to be an act of treason. You were elected to serve the people not yourself and you are not above them. I am certain that this letter will make you angry but I am not the one who betrayed my Oath, you are. Please, I am asking you again to step forward and do what is right for yourself and the country. We all have made mistakes and we all are entitled to forgiveness but only when we confess those mistakes and ask for it.

If I am wrong I will withdraw my demand and offer you a public apology and I will ask for forgiveness from you. If I am right however I remind you that Judas Iscariot had his price, the promise of 30 pieces of Silver. For him, in the end, he lost everything to include his soul. No price is worth that. Certainly not the Presidency, not your Senate seat – not even if one were to gain the entire world. Was a Quid pro Quo in the form of a promise of silence regarding the illegal candidacy of Barack Hussein Obama your price? Did you commit treason or were you duped? I still believe you have an opportunity to reconcile yourself to your Oath of office and to the American people and to God; but the open door to this opportunity will at some point close FOREVER and no amount of pleading to the people will redeem you. The cloak of darkness that has kept this from the American people is rapidly coming unraveled. This fraud WILL BE EXPOSED and your part in it will not be forgotten. You will be held accountable to the American people in a court of law or before the Congress. Do not miss the opportunity to step forward -the time is now not later.

Sincerely,

Dr. David Earl-Graef LtCol USAFR
 

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