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Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Can We Raise Holy Hell? Apparently Not.

Cross-posted by Maggie at Maggie's Notebook

I have been on the phone with Senators Inhofe (R-OK) and Coburn's (R-OK) office for much of the morning, also with their local offices, and the RNC local office.

I eventually spoke with a Legal Correspondent in Senator Inhofe's office. I've spoken to the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee and the U.S. Senate Ethics Committee. Here's what I got from those combined conversations:

There is no process to validate a candidate's natural-born citizenship status before filing for the office of The President.

Once a non-natural-born candidate is elected President, anyone can spend their hard-earned money to bring a lawsuit. One such a person is elected, then the "people" have been injured.

It is not an "injury" to the people for a candidate, knowing that he/she is not natural-born, to file illegally, campaign illegally and win illegally.

No one can confirm which, or if, either of our esteemed bodies of Congress is/are required to challenge non-natural-born status.

It seems we can be injured by having a Big Mac for lunch, but not by our governing bodies loosely and irresponsibly thwarting the U.S. Constitution.

The House and the Senate will not get into this. It's up to the "people."