Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1547897 comments on the Hampton Roads Daily Press story from Nov 5, 2008, titled Barack Obama, our next President. In it, Hampton Roads Daily Press reports that:

"The road ahead will be long. Our climb will be steep," Obama cautioned. Young and charismatic but with little experience on the national level, Obama smashed through racial barriers and easily defeated ...

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Unqualified

Horseshoe Bend, ID

#776311 Oct 18, 2012
United States Constitution
Article II - The Executive Branch
Section 1 - The President
"No person except a natural born Citizen, or a Citizen of the United States, at the time of the Adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the Office of President; neither shall any Person be eligible to that Office who shall not have attained to the Age of thirty-five Years, and been fourteen Years a Resident within the United States."
Although the United States Constitution does not define Natural Born Citizen, the framers understood the definition given by Emmerich de Vattel in his book entitled The Law of Nations. Vattel's definition, from Book I, Chapter 19 of the English translation of 1797 as follows:
"The citizens are the members of the civil society: bound to this society by certain duties, and subject to its authority, they equally participate in its advantages. The natives, or natural-born citizens, are those born in the country, of parents who are citizens. As the society cannot exist and perpetuate itself otherwise than by the children of the citizens, those children naturally follow the condition of their fathers, and succeed to all their rights..."
The French original of 1757 reads as:
"Les naturels, ou indigenes, sont ceux qui sont nes dans le pays de parents citoyens,."
Over the history of the United States, findings in four cases with the Supreme Court Of The United States (SCOTUS) have affirmed this definition of Natural Born Citizen. The four United States Supreme Court cases are:
1. The Venus, 12 U.S. 8 Cranch 253 253 (1814).
2. Shank v. Dupont, 28 U.S. 3 Pet. 242 242 (1830)
3. Minor v. Happersett, 88 U.S. 162 (1875)
4. United States v. Wong Kim Ark, 169 U.S. 649 (1898)
The Constitution of the United States and the findings of SCOTUS in these cases can be found on-line at the following web pages:
The United States Constitution:
http://www.usconstitution.net/const.html
The Venus, 12 U.S. 8 Cranch 253 253
http://supreme.justia.com/cases/federal/us/12...
Shank v. Dupont, 28 U.S. 3 Pet 242 242
http://supreme.justia.com/cases/federal/us/28...
Minor v. Happersett, 88 U.S. 162
http://supreme.justia.com/cases/federal/us/88...
United States v. Wong Kim Ark, 169 U.S. 649
http://supreme.justia.com/cases/federal/us/16...
The SCOTUS findings in the Venus case clearly quote Vattel when it wrote "The citizens are the members of the civil society; bound to this society by certain duties, and subject to its authority, they equally participate in its advantages. The natives or indigenes are those born in the country of parents who are citizens. Society not being able to subsist and to perpetuate itself but by the children of the citizens, those children naturally follow the condition of their fathers, and succeed to all their rights."
In Shank v. Dupont, Vattell is paraphrased when the courts stated "for children born in a country, continuing while under age in the family of the father, partake of his national character as a citizen of that country".
Lily Boca Raton FL

Boca Raton, FL

#776312 Oct 18, 2012
CunningLinguist wrote:
Romney has pulled even with President Obama, and the former Massachusetts governor credits his rejuvenated campaign to one, singular tactic: lying a lot.
“I’m lying a lot more, and my lies are far more egregious than they’ve ever been,” a smiling Romney told reporters while sitting in the back of his campaign bus, adding that when faced with a choice to either lie or tell the truth, he will more than likely lie.“It’s a strategy that works because when I lie, I’m essentially telling people what they want to hear, and people really like hearing things they want to hear. Even if they sort of know that nothing I’m saying is true.”
“It’s a freeing strategy, really, because I don’t have to worry about facts or being accurate or having any concrete positions of any kind,” Romney added.
Romney said he is telling at least 80 percent more lies now than he was two months ago. Buoyed by his strong debate performance, which by his own admission included 40 or 50 instances of lying in one 90-minute period, the candidate said he will continue to “just openly lie [his] ass off” until the Nov. 6 election.
Whether it’s a senior citizen, military family, working mother, businessman, or middle-class American, Romney said, he will lie to every single one of them as often as he can if that’s what it takes to win the presidency.
;-)
And yet they believe him! Or, they just don't care.

By Associated Press, Updated: Thursday, October 18, 1:05 PM

WASHINGTON — Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s wife says her husband will not run again if this race doesn’t turn out the way they hope.

Hallelujer!
Unqualified

Horseshoe Bend, ID

#776313 Oct 18, 2012
In Minor v. Happersett, the court again relied on Vattel when it said "The Constitution does not in words say who shall be natural-born citizens. Resort must be had elsewhere to ascertain that. At common law, with the nomenclature of which the framers of the Constitution were familiar, it was never doubted that all children born in a country of parents who were its citizens became themselves, upon their birth, citizens also. These were natives or natural-born citizens, as distinguished from aliens or foreigners. Some authorities go further and include as citizens children born within the jurisdiction without reference to the citizenship of their parents. As to this class there have been doubts, but never as to the first. For the purposes of this case, it is not necessary to solve these doubts. It is sufficient for everything we have now to consider that all children born of citizen parents within the jurisdiction are themselves citizens. The words "all children" are certainly as comprehensive, when used in this connection, as "all persons," and if females are included in the last, they must be in the first. That they are included in the last is not denied. In fact, the whole argument of the plaintiffs proceeds upon that idea."
In United States v. Wonk Kim Ark, the court cited Minor v. Happersett and then went on to say "There is no common law of the United States, in the sense of a national customary law, distinct from the common law of England as adopted by the several States each for itself, applied as its local law, and subject to such alteration as may be provided by its own statutes.... There is, however, one clear exception to the statement that there is no national common law. The interpretation of the Constitution of the United States is necessarily influenced by the fact that its provisions are framed in the language of the English common law, and are to be read in the light of its history."
Article II, Section 1 of the United States Constitution, regarding the President of the United States, also states:
"Before he enter on the Execution of his Office, he shall take the following Oath or Affirmation: "I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my Ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States."
Further, the United States Constitution, Article VI, Section III, states:
"The Senators and Representatives before mentioned, and the Members of the several State Legislatures, and all executive and judicial Officers, both of the United States and of the several States, shall be bound by Oath or Affirmation, to support this Constitution;".
Any argument to the above facts must indicate an affirmative answer to one of the following:
1. Was the Constitution of the United States of America amended to remove the requirement that the President of the United States be a Natural Born Citizen?
2. Has the Supreme Court of the United States of America ever cited a definition of Natural Born Citizen that did not affirm Emmerich de Vattel's definition in the book 'The Law of Nations'?
If neither of these two questions can be answered in the affirmative then there is no argument to present.

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#776315 Oct 18, 2012
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
They aren't.
You are citing the average pay between all men & all women as groups.
You are a liar.
Maybe Obama needs to use a binder.))))))
Unqualified

Horseshoe Bend, ID

#776316 Oct 18, 2012
All of the above statements are verifiable as indisputable facts, and with these indisputable facts in mind, one must conclude that:
1. Barack Obama is not constitutionally qualified to hold the office of the President of the United States of America because he is not a natural born citizen due to his father having never been a citizen of the United States of America.
2. Barack Obama is in violation of the oath that he swore, when usurping the office of the President of the United States, when he swore to uphold the Constitution of the United States.
3. Nancy Pelosi violated her oath of office when she certified Barack Obama, on behalf of the DNC, as a constitutionally qualified candidate for the Office of the President of the United States of America. It matters not that this action was not carried out as a government function, only that that action took place in both violation of DNC rules and her oath of office.
4. Persons who, aware of these indisputable facts, vote for Barack Obama are casting a vote to nullify the Constitution of the United States of America.
5. Any naturalized citizen, who was required to swear an oath to uphold the Constitution of the United States of America, who votes for Barack Obama is violating their oath of citizenship.
6. Citizens who are qualified to vote, but do not vote, are allowing the Constitution to be violated and share the blame for this crime against the Constitution of the United States.
7. Any member of the electoral college who casts a vote for Barack Obama is doing so in violation of the United States Constitution.
8, Any state that certifies Barack Obama as a legitimate candidate and lists Barack Obama as a candidate for the Office of the President of the United States is doing so in direct violation of the Constitution of the United States.
9. Elena Kagan should be forced to resign from the Supreme Court of the United States as her appointment came from a person who is not constitutionally qualified to hold the Office of the President of the United States.
10. Barack Obama's nominee to the Supreme Court of the United States, Elena Kagan, should be forced to resign from the court as her appointment was not made by a constitutionally qualified person holding the Office of the President of the United States.
11. Barack Obama's appointees as Federal Court Justices should be forced to resign from the court as her appointment was not made by a constitutionally qualified person holding the Office of the President of the United States.
12. Every law signed by Barack Obama should be overturned as they were not signed by a constitutionally qualified person holding the Office of the President of the United States.
13. Barack Obama's executive orders should be overturned as they were not made by a constitutionally qualified person holding the Office of the President of the United States.
14. Persons who vote for Barack Obama and make constitutional claims on any other issue are being hypocritical.
15. Persons who vote for Barack Obama are traitors to the United States of America and the United States Constitution.
If personal liberty and freedom are to be preserved, if the Constitution of the United States, the highest law of the land, is to have any relevance, Barack Obama must be removed from office.
Lord Fetch

United States

#776317 Oct 18, 2012
ann throws in the towel for mittens...she's tired of him wasting all their money showing america what a jackass he is:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/entertainment/t...
Lord Fetch

United States

#776318 Oct 18, 2012
Also appearing was the Romneys’ son Josh, who was asked about brother Tagg’s joke after this week’s contentious debate that he wanted to “take a swing at” President Barack Obama. Josh Romney said as someone who’s been slugged by Tagg, he can assure Obama he has nothing to worry about.
Lily Boca Raton FL

Boca Raton, FL

#776319 Oct 18, 2012
Gunner wrote:
<quoted text>
Speaking of dumbfucks, you figure out how more law enforcement personnel would prevent violent crimes yet?
LOL
They prevented the blowing up of the Federal Reserve yesterday, dumbfuck
Jonathan Hemlock

New York, NY

#776320 Oct 18, 2012
Polls and stats mean nothing when it goes against your clown TEAM sambo and Quimbo,funny thing they might not even be BLACK PEOPLE AND JUST AS RACISTS AS ROMNEY AGAINST BLACK we ALREADY KNOW LEOSANA IS ANTI BLACK

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

Gauley Bridge WV

#776321 Oct 18, 2012
Lily Boca Raton FL wrote:
<quoted text>
Cover everyone, eliminate insurance companies, reduce costs,improve the health of Americans.
You'd hate the idea.
Will, will. won't, make it worse.
Gunner

Middletown, CT

#776322 Oct 18, 2012
Big Bird or Binders?

This is what the Democrats are stuck on. This is what matters to the left.
Lily Boca Raton FL

Boca Raton, FL

#776324 Oct 18, 2012
Phil wrote:
<quoted text>
Yes, for my sister, he went to prison, 30 year sentence. It was a violent rape. For my friend, no - she went to her parents who didn't believe her, but also told her that it must have been something that she did. She was raped numerous times before she had the physical strength to stand up for herself and to this day, she still sees him sometimes at family functions.
I do know that there are those that falsely accuse men, but each case has to be looked at with merit.
I agree. Those family sex abuse cases are more prevalent than most people realize and rarely are prosecuted. I personally feel that if you murder your molester that you shouldn't be prosecuted.

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#776325 Oct 18, 2012
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>So if what you say is true it was all those overrides which moved Massachusetts from 50th to 28th. Good job Democrats, I guess Romney still has Romneycare to fall back on as his lone success while governor.
So, since Mass had been always run by Democrats, how did it get to be 50th before Romney took office and moved it to 28th? Those same people who were there before Romney and drove the state down to 50th all of a sudden had some alien probe planted in their brain and the raised it from where they put Mass at the bottom to 28th?

Does anyone here believe that bullshit?

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

Gauley Bridge WV

#776326 Oct 18, 2012
dem wrote:
<quoted text>
Then I don't buy it.
Take it up with RealDave he found it somewhere.
Jonathan Hemlock

New York, NY

#776327 Oct 18, 2012
National Violent Crime Has GONE UP UP UP UNDER PRESIDENT BARAK OBAMA

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#776328 Oct 18, 2012
brown eyes wrote:
President Obama halted (Sherman's march to Atlanta) now it is on to victory. President Obama will take the high ground in final debate battle. Romneys
Binder-gate has done serious harm to his campaign among female voters.
Obama Biden 2012
If your sorry life depended on your ability to effectively describe reality, you'd be up sh*t's creek, boy.

“Often imitated”

Since: Jul 07

never duplicated

#776331 Oct 18, 2012
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>
You're saying that the all perform the same work right? That the maids and tour guides are earning less than the cabinet members?
LOL...I bet you don't even realize how sexist this statement is.

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#776332 Oct 18, 2012
Razors Edge wrote:
<quoted text>
Sadly so many mens lives have been totally ruined
by the senseless accusation of rape..DNA has saved
many men,but after years of suffering both incarceration
and the segregation,in fear of their lives they are not
even fit for anything upon release..these charges must
be throughly investigated...because of the horrendous
ramifications..
When Wendy McElroy, editor of the Web site ifeminists.com , began her investigation into the truthfulness of rape reports, she was reasonably sure the number of false accusers would be vanishingly small (many women's rights advocates claim only 2% of accusations are false). But because of new tools such as DNA testing, the numbers have changed dramatically over the past decade, and many falsely accused men have been released from prison after tests proved their innocence. By the end of her study Ms. McElroy was forced to this conclusion:

"... even a skeptic like me must credit a DNA exclusion rate of 20 percent that remained constant over several years when conducted by FBI labs. This is especially true when 20 percent more were found to be questionable. False accusations are not rare. They are common."
Realtime

Cape Canaveral, FL

#776333 Oct 18, 2012
Eman wrote:
<quoted text>
Agreed. So what do the politicians in California do about it? They double down with "high speed" rail.
Yeah, that was supposed to be our (Florida's) high speed rail but Governor Scott shot it down. He tried to shoot down the cattle car like SunRail too but John Mica took him aside and spanked his azz.

Flack was whining about Amtraks snack bars__just wait til you see the different sorts of "coaches" planned for high speed rail.

I should mention that in Florida the rail initiatives are all inspired and pursued by Republicans.
Lord Fetch

United States

#776334 Oct 18, 2012
DBWriter wrote:
<quoted text>
Maybe Obama needs to use a binder.))))))
i've come to the conclusion that it's impossible for a right-tard to be funny...hard to be amusing when you're afraid of your own tail

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