Thu, 13 Jan 2011 13:32:40 +0000
The movement to make Obama accountable to the millions of
birthers Obama truth-seekers is gathering steam.
A fifth state, Montana, has joined Arizona, Georgia, Pennysylvania and Texas in proposing a bill that will require all presidential candidates to present proof of their constitutional eligibility in order to be placed on the 2012 ballot.
Thank our Founding Fathers for designing a federation for America — where state governments have rights and powers apart from the national government in D.C.!
As reported by Bob Unruh of WorldNetDaily, “Resolving Obama’s Eligibility Now Has Dollars-and-Sense Plan“:
Montana State Rep. Bob Wagner is proposing legislation that would require candidates for president to document their constitutional eligibility in his state, but his plan would take the controversy one step beyond other state proposals. His outline would set in state law protections for the taxpayers of Montana to prevent them from being billed for “unnecessary expense and litigation” involving the failure of “federal election officials” to do their duty.
“There should be no question after the fact as to the qualifications [of a president],” he told WND. “The state of Montana needs to have [legal] grounds to sue for damages for the cost of litigation.”
Montana is not the first state to consider acting on the issue of the eligibility of presidential candidates, in light of the fact that Barack Obama’s qualifications under the Constitution’s eligibility requirements have yet to be documented. Several states, including Montana, considered such plans last year, but they largely were defeated by the exercise of political influence, not by votes.
This year WND already has reported that efforts are under way in Pennsylvania, Georgia and Texas for similar plans, with Arizona is likely to be in on the campaign.
Wagner’s legislation cites the Constitution’s requirement that the president hold “natural born citizenship” and the fact that the “military sons and daughters of the people of Montana and all civil servants to the people of Montana are required by oath to defend and uphold the Constitution of the United States and Montana against enemies foreign and domestic.”
But there are estimates of up to $2 million being spent on Obama’s defense against eligibility lawsuits. There have been dozens of them and some have been running for more than two years. So Wagner goes a step beyond.
“Whereas, it would seem only right and just to positively certify eligibility for presidential and congressional office at the federal level; and whereas, it is apparent that the federal authority is negligent in the matter; therefore, the responsibility falls upon the state; and whereas, this act would safeguard the people of Montana from unnecessary expense and litigation and the possibility that federal election officials fail in their duty and would ensure that the State of Montana remains true to the Constitution,” says his proposed legislation. “By evidence of the fact that we have this litigation, and this … concealment brings suspicions on an issue,” he told WND. “There should be no suspicion. It should be open and clear and no doubt.”
WND has reported that besides Obama’s birth records, he has kept from the public documentation including his kindergarten records, Punahou school records, Occidental College records, Columbia University records, Columbia thesis, Harvard Law School records, Harvard Law Review articles, scholarly articles from the University of Chicago, passport, medical records, files from his years as an Illinois state senator, Illinois State Bar Association records, baptism records and his adoption records.
“This issue of concealing is just, quite frankly, a dishonest act in my estimation, and I feel very compelled that our servicemen and woman have every right to be protected,” Wagner said. He said taxpayer funding of the defense is such cases is “absolutely ridiculous.” “I think taxpayers are getting ripped off and they have a right to be compensated,” he said.
Read the rest of the article HERE.
Read Rep. Wagner’s bill HERE..