Once again, the U.S. Supreme Court wimped out on the American people, refusing to hear an appeal challenging Skippy’s eligibility.
The Associated Press reports June 11, 2012, that the Supreme Court on Monday (June 11), without comment, refused to hear an appeal from plaintiffs Alan Keyes, Wiley Drake, and Markham Robinson.
Article II of the U.S. Constitution says only “a natural born citizen” may serve as president. The challengers allege that Obama, whose father was Kenyan, was born in that African country, rather than in Hawaii. They claim his Hawaii birth certificate is a forgery.
Hawaii officials have repeatedly said they’ve verified Obama’s citizenship, although they continue to refuse to produce his original hard-copy Honolulu-born birth certificate as evidence.
The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled the challengers did not have legal standing to file the lawsuit — despite the fact that Dr. Keyes and Drake ran against Obama in 2008 on the American Independent Party ticket and Robinson is the party’s chairman.
If two men who had run against Barack Obama in the 2008 presidential election don’t have legal “standing” to challenge Obama’s constitutional eligibility to be president, then pray tell, JUST WHO IN THE UNITED STATES HAS THIS MYTHIC “LEGAL STANDING”?
The Supreme Court’s wimping out is all the more reprehensible because none other than one of the 9 so-called Justices, Stephen Breyer, on April 14, 2011, in a House Appropriations hearing on the 2012 Supreme Court budget, admitted that:
- The Constitution specifies that only a “natural born citizen” can be president of the United States [0:30 mark];
- But the definition of “natural born citizen” has not been determined or fixed, and is subject to interpretation in that different people give the term “a broader or narrower meaning.” [beginning at 1:05 mark]
But one of the main functions of the Supreme Court is precisely to interpret the Constitution!!!!
We really shouldn’t be surprised by SCOTUS once again wimping out. A year before Breyer made that sheepish admission, conservative Justice Clarence Thomas had already telegraphed that the Supreme Court is deliberately evading Obama’s birth eligibility issue due to internal divisions.
And so America weeps….