“I 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 duties of the office on which I am about to enter: So help me God.”
Hall of Shame
A letter received from Senator Roger F Wicker regarding
Barack Obama’s eligibility issues:
“Thank you for contacting me regarding questions surrounding President
-Elect Obama’s citizenship. I am glad to have the benefit of your views
on this issue. The U.S.Constitution requires the President to be a
natural-born citizen. In August, a lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court
in Philadelphia alleged that President-Elect Obama was born in Kenya, not
Hawaii. The lawyer who filed this action has also filed suits alleging
President Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney knew about the September 11
terrorist attacks. He also has called for Supreme Court Justices Clarence
Thomas, Antonin Scalia, and former Justice Sandra Day O’Conner to disbar
themselves for their decision in the 2001 Bush v. Gore. In October, a
federal judge dismissed the Obama suit, and on Dec 8, 2008 , the Supreme
Court declined to hear the emergency appeal without opinion. Several
similar cases have been filed in various courts across the country and are
going through the judicial process. It appears unlikely that Senate
Democratic leaders will bring up legislation related to this issue
in the 111th Congress. I hope this information is helpful. Please do not
hesitate to contact me if I can be of assistance. With best wishes I am
Roger F. Wicker”
Senator Roger F Wicker states the following:
“The U.S.Constitution requires the President to be a natural-born citizen.”
Apparently Mr. Wicker does not understand what this means.
Secondly, for whatever reason, he then tries to impune the character of
Mr. Berg instead of addressing the real issue, Obama’s eligibility.
He apparently has only a vague idea of the active court cases and the
reasons for some dismissals. Lastly, he refers to potential legislation
that is irrelevant to vetting Obama.
It is important for Mr. Wicker and all congressmen to remember that
Congress as well as the judicial system is part of the checks and
balances that we rely on.
Senator Wicker, if you have any questions about the US Constitution or
Barack Obama’s eligibility, I will be glad to answer them. If you have
any questions or comments, please respond.