Thursday, February 17, 2011


The notion that federal government officials are necessarily opposed to efforts by states and local communities to nullify federal law is provably wrong. In fact, there is one area of national policy where the fedgov actively encourages nullification.

We are talking "sanctuary states" and "sanctuary cities" here. Over one half of US states either provide "sanctuary" to illegals outright or contain cities and counties that do: You can see a map by following this link.

Federal law prohibits entry into the US without a proper passport and visa or other entry permit.  Since the fedgov actively encourages local violation of its immigration laws, how can it argue that other areas of the law are "off limits" to nullification?

What's good for the federal goose is also good for the local gander. This brings into play what is known in equity (a legally recognized doctrine based on moral concepts of fairness rather than positively enacted and case-specific law) as the "doctrine of unclean hands". After consciously and deliberately allowing this practice to continue for this long, the fedgov cannot now be heard to complain when state and local governments take it up on the offer and use the principle of Nullification to resist the enforcement of other federal laws. In essence, it has "waived" its argument. It is "estopped" from making its claim in any court of law.

There is no federal law that actually authorizes local communities to establish sanctuary to illegals. That means sanctuary communities are illegal. The federal government's open acquiescence to this blatant violation of its own laws in the area of immigration - and therefore of national security - therefore prevents it from opposing such efforts in other areas - like health care.

It would probably be helpful for those state attorney generals that are currently embroiled in legal battles with the federal government over their efforts to nullify Obama(Don't)Care, for example, to use this argument to their advantage. It will be very interesting to watch federal courts scrambling to craft a line of legal reasoning that would support the federal government's not only illegal but contradictory practice.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011


Obama is Either Ineligible or He Lied - or Both

Synopsis: The new, Obama-friendly governor of Hawaii now admits he can't find proof Obama was born there. Even if he could find such proof, Obama still cannot be US president because his father was admittedly a non-citizen, and only the children of two US citizens who are born on US soil can be natural born citizens. There is only one other option under which Obama could conceivably be eligible, and that is if he lied from beginning to end and his father was not Obama, Sr. but an undisclosed US citizen and if he was born in a US state other than Hawaii. In either case, he is exposed as a pathological liar. That alone makes him unfit to be President.

Accordingly, Obama just can't win. Not now, not again, and not in 2012. You will be able to witness how the Democratic party slowly begins to publicly disassociate itself from him. George Soros, who unofficially rules its members through large-scale donation to selective progressive outfits, already has.

It is useful to go through these propositions point by point:

A. There is No Proof OBama Was Born in Hawaii.

Hawaii's new governor, Neil Abercrombie, has publicly set out to "prove" that Obama was born in Hawaii - and has famously and just as publicly failed.

What does that prove? Does it prove Obama was not born there? No, it does not. It is at least theoretically possible that he was born there, but without proof, he could not have proved to the Democrat party leadership that he was eligible, which makes their affidavits swearing he is eligible patently fraudulent. Can you imagine them testifying in court and saying "Well, we simply believed him" as a defense?

Under the federal perjury statute, all it takes is for someone to swear that something is true when he (or she) doubts the truth of the statement. If the affiant doubts it, it's perjury. If they had no proof, they must have had doubt. Belief in the absence of proof may be justifiable in religion, but certainly not in politics.

The upshot of it all: Obama cannot prove that he was born in Hawaii - and without proof, he can't be deemed to be eligible under the theory that birth in Hawaii qualifies him. But, alas, that's just an unproved theory.

B. Even if He Was Born in Hawaii, His Alien Father Disqualifies Him

At the time of the drafting and ratification of the Constitution, only one legal writer had used the term "natural born citizen". His name was Emmerich de Vattel. De Vattel's stated definition of the term he himself coined is this: "natural-born citizens, are those born in the country, of parents who are citizens." No one else qualifies. See

Since the founders used de Vattel's term, they by force of reason adopted his definition of the term.
Obama's father was obviously not a US citizen at his birth, so Obama was not "born of parents who are citizens."

Case closed.

Legally, there is no other meaning that could be assigned to the term the Founders used in Article 2, Section 1 of the Constitution. The British used the term "natural born subject", which quite obviously is not the same as a "natural born citizen." Americans are citizens, not subjects. In the Constitution, the phrase "natural born" cannot be divorced from the word "citizen." Otherwise, the Founders would have simply declared that a presidential candidate must be "natural born" to qualify. They did not. They used Vattel's full term - and thereby unavoidably adopted his full definition.

C.  If He Was Born to a Citizen Father in Another State, He Lied to Everyone:

If those who pushed Oby on us get too desperate, they may come up with a last-ditch effort to at least save his official "legacy". They may do this by conjuring up (or actually disclosing, who knows?) that his real father was some as yet concealed US citizen, not Obama, Sr., but it won't work.

In his book "Dreams of My Father", Obama wrote that he was born in Hawaii and that his father was Obama, Sr. You can already see where this is going: If Obama lied about his personal history in a book he wrote and published to the whole world, he does not deserve to be President of the United States. (If you argue he does, what does that say about you?)

Congress January 2009 vote (however unanimous) to accept his nomination and election was implicitly but necessarily based on his and the Democratic Party leadership's representations that he was born in Hawaii. Under these facts, if Obama (or anyone else) now tries to prove that he is indeed eligible, nevertheless, he must necessarily contradict that upon which Congress based its vote. Doing so will make him guilty of lying to Congress - a federal crime. Even though proving such would at least technically "qualify" him to be president from a legal and constitutional standpoint, all it would effectively accomplish is to also qualify him to be be impeached. (Only an eligible president is a real president, and only a real president can be impeached under the Constitution. An ineligible president is no president at all). As a result, he is either ineligible - or he is impeachable. Not an enviable position to be in.

After all of this is sufficiently digested in the public domain, the Democrats will have to make a decision. Stand behind him and go down with him, or ditch him and disassociate themselves from him. Their decision will likely be to discredit him completely and in that way to at least salvage his official acts as president (i.e., his signing of "ObyCare" and other federal legislation as well as all of his judicial and other appointments, including the regulations promulgated under his presidency). So, expect news to be leaked soon that he lied about everything, but that "he really is a natural born citizen", nevertheless. Magically, a birth certificate from some other state may pop up. Or maybe, just as magically, his real dad may emerge and prove via some donated DNA that Oby is his son, indeed. 

It won't be pretty, but it will at least save the day for the Democrats' agenda - or so they may think.

The inevitable result, however, will be that Democrats will lose nearly every election from here on out because they have, as a party, committed perjury and/or suborned perjury in falsely certifying that Obama is eligible. In other words, they have defrauded the American public to their own eternal discredit.

At the same time, our Supreme Court will lose whatever is left of its former "face" for having so obviously punted on the issue. The media will lose face for having demonized "birthers" all along for doubting his birth story. They will also lose face for not doing their actual job (to investigate and report on his past in a proper way).

The only other way will be for the current administration to silence all "Obama-deniers" for good by shutting down their websites and by making select individuals whom it deems to be the leaders of the movement "disappear". Why?

Obviously, ridiculing them by itself has not worked.

So, if you, dear reader, discover that certain "birther" websites are disappearing from the Internet, be afraid - even if you personally detest the birthers..

If you notice that certain individuals connected with thesewebsites are disappearing as well, be very afraid - for if that happens, it will mean that no one is safe anymore in these United States.

It will mean that, despite his public failure as our pretender-in-chief, Obama and those who supported him all along from behind the curtain will have achieved their goal of turning America into a perfectly controlled police state, not unlike Hitler's Germany, and turning you into a subject of its governing elite.

There is only one way to prevent the latter from happening, and that is to publicize and openly debate the hell out of this topic. The powers that be are still afraid of the masses, otherwise they would already be clamping down with full and lethal force. If the masses are informed, they will hide and pretend nothing happened. Therefore, any American who shrinks back from this topic will be complicit in the crime that has been perpetrated upon his country.

Whichever way this story will end up working itself out, it has no truly happy ending - but it also will never simply "go away" as so many have understandably wished and continue to wish. That train has left the station. In fact, that train has never stopped at the platform for anyone to board. Now it all depends on you, dear reader, and your reaction to the events as they unfold for all of us to see. Will you take absolute tyranny lying down, or will you fight?

It is no exaggeration to say that you will indeed decide the future of America.

One way - or the other.

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Michele Bachman, Gene Green, Vote to EXTEND THE PATRIOT ACT "Spy-On-Citizens" Provisions

From: Rick Lux (by email from the FIRE CONGRESS Meetup):

You don't expect anything different from Gene Green, the corporate suck-up of the decade, but Michele Bachman?? She has recently been trying to pass herself off as this awesome constitutionalist. Chalk her up as another member of the GOP would-by constitutionalist neocon brigade.

Also of note is Houston's John Culberson who has recently received Ron Paul's unqualified endorsement. What's going on, Ron? Are you still endorsing Culberson? Why?

"You shall know them by their fruits" were probably be wisest words ever spoken and recorded.

Patriot ACT Renewal:

Patriot Act Without Reforms Passes House (Roll Call Included) posted 25th February 2010 in Democrats, Legislation, Liberty by An extension of the Patriot Act with no reforms of its abusive powers of unreasonable search and seizure against American citizens has passed the House of Representatives. The vote was 315 in favor of extending the Patriot Act without reform, 97 against, and 20 not voting. Search for information about the roll call of this vote on-line tonight, and you?ll just find this nameless tally of numbers. You won’t find the names. Why?

The reason is that the House Democratic leadership voted on the renewal of the Patriot Act in such a way as to hide the vote from the American people. Go to the web site of the Clerk of the House, and you?ll see no vote from today about the Patriot Act at all. What you will see is Roll Call 67, On Motion to Concur in Senate Amendments for H.R. 3961, the Medicare Physician Payment Reform Act. That's the vote on whether to extend the Patriot Act without any reforms of its abusive spying programs. It doesn''t look like it, of course, but the Patriot Act extension is what's referred to by Senate Amendments.

The Senate Democrats sneaked the Patriot Act extension into a Medicare reform bill, and then voted by voice vote to approve the amendment so that no politician would have to have their name attached to this shameless abandonment of liberty.

The House Democrats benefited from the maneuver as well, being able to vote on unnamed amendments related to Medicare reform, rather than having it on the record for everyone to see that they voted to renew the worst abuses of the Patriot Act without any effort to protect Americans from their spying powers at all. We here at Irregular Times refuse to go along with this underhanded political charade.


We?re naming names. Let's start with those members of the House of Representatives who got it right:

Representatives With The Courage To Vote NO:
Neil Abercrombie, Tammy Baldwin, Roscoe Bartlett, Xavier Becerra, Howard Berman, Rob Bishop, Earl Blumenauer, John Boccieri, Bruce Braley, Mike Capuano, Jason Chaffetz, Judy Chu, Yvette Clarke, Emanuel Cleaver, Cohen, Jerry Costello, Joe Crowley, Elijah Cummings, Pete DeFazio, John Dingell, Lloyd Doggett, John Duncan, Donna Edwards, Vern Ehlers, Ellison, Eliot Engel, Sam Farr, Bob Filner, Barney Frank, Marcia Fudge, Al Green, Raul Grijalva, Phil Hare, Jane Harman, Alcee Hastings, Dean Heller, Maurice Hinchey, Mazie Hirono, Rush Holt, Mike Honda, Hank Johnson, Tim Johnson, Walter Jones, Steve Kagen, Dennis Kucinich, John Larson, Barbara Lee, John Lewis, Dave Loebsack, Ben Luján, Dan Maffei, Carolyn Maloney, Ed Markey, Doris Matsui, Betsy McCollum, McDermott, James McGovern, Gregory Meeks, Michael Michaud, George Miller, Walt Minnick, Gwen Moore, Jerrold Nadler, Richard Neal, Jim Oberstar, John Olver, Frank Pallone, Ed Pastor, Ron Paul, Don Payne, Tom Perriello, Chellie Pingree, Jared Polis, David Price, Laura Richardson, Tim Ryan, Linda Sánchez, Loretta Sanchez, John Sarbanes, Jan Schakowsky, Robert Scott, Jose Serrano, Carol Shea-Porter, Brad Sherman, Jackie Speier, Mike Thompson, John Tierney, Ed Towns, Nydia Velázquez, Peter Visclosky, Maxine Waters, Mel Watt, Henry Waxman, Peter Welch, Lynn Woolsey, David Wu, Don Young

The big surprise vote: Barney Frank. I guess it's like the clock that won't run. It still shows the correct time twice every day.

This is the list of those who stood by and did nothing.

Not Voting:

Gresham Barrett, Tim Bishop, Rick Boucher, Lois Capps, Nathan Deal, Charles Dent, Mary Fallin, Phil Gingrey, Ralph Hall, Connie Mack, Sue Myrick, Joseph Pitts, Tom Price, George Radanovich, Dave Reichert, Pete Stark, Bart Stupak, John Sullivan, Lynn Westmoreland, Joe Wilson
And finally, the pure scoundrels of the day, the U.S. Representatives who
voted to extend the worst parts of the Patriot Act, aspects of the law known to
be routinely abused, targeting American citizens, without any reforms

Non-Representing, Representatives voting AYE to more spying without reform:

Gary Ackerman, Aderholt, John Adler, Todd Akin, Rodney Alexander, Jason Altmire, Rob Andrews, Mike Arcuri, Steve Austria, Joe Baca, Michele Bachmann, Spencer Bachus, Brian Baird, John Barrow, Joe Barton, Melissa Bean, Shelly Berkley, Marion Berry, Judy Biggert, Brian Bilbray, Gus Bilirakis, Sanford Bishop, Marsha Blackburn, Roy Blunt, John Boehner, Jo Bonner, Mary Bono Mack, John Boozman, Dan Boren, Leon Boswell, Charles Boustany, Allen Boyd, Bob Brady, Kevin Brady, Bobby Bright, Paul Broun, Henry Brown, Corrine Brown, Ginny Brown-Waite, Vern Buchanan, Mike Burgess, Dan Burton, G. K. Butterfield, Steve Buyer, Ken Calvert, Dave Camp, John Campbell, Eric Cantor, Joseph Cao, Shelly Capito, Dennis Cardoza, Russ Carnahan, Chris Carney, Andre Carson, John Carter, Bill Cassidy, Mike Castle, Kathy Castor, Ben Chandler, Travis Childers, William Lacy Clay, Jim Clyburn, Howard Coble, Mike Coffman, Tom Cole, Mike Conaway, Gerry Connolly, John Conyers, Jim Cooper, Jim Costa, Joe Courtney, Ander Crenshaw, Henry Cuellar, John Culberson, Kathleen Dahlkemper, Artur Davis, Susan Davis, Danny Davis, Geoff Davis, Lincoln Davis, Diana DeGette, William Delahunt, Rosa DeLauro, Lincoln Diaz-Balart, Mario Diaz-Balart, Norm Dicks, Joe Donnelly, Mike Doyle, David Dreier, Steve Driehaus, Chet Edwards, Brad Ellsworth, Jo Ann Emerson, Anna Eshoo, Bob Etheridge, Chaka Fattah, Jeff Flake, John Fleming, Randy Forbes, Jeff Fortenberry, Bill Foster, Virginia Foxx, Trent Franks, Rodney Frelinghuysen, Elton Gallegly, John Garamendi, Scott Garrett, Jim Gerlach, Gabrielle Giffords, Louie Gohmert, Charles Gonzalez, Bob Goodlatte, Bart Gordon, Kay Granger, Sam Graves, Alan Grayson, Gene Green, Parker Griffith, Brett Guthrie, Luis Gutierrez, John Hall, Deborah Halvorson, Greg Harper, Doc Hastings, Martin Heinrich, Jeb Hensarling, Wally Herger, Stephanie Herseth Sandlin, Brian Higgins, Baron Hill, James Himes, Ruben Hinojosa, Paul Hodes, Peter Hoekstra, Tim Holden, Steny Hoyer, Duncan Hunter, Bob Inglis, Jay Inslee, Steve Israel, Darrel Issa, Jesse Jackson, Sheila Jackson Lee, Lynn Jenkins, Eddie Bernice Johnson, Sam Johnson, Jim Jordan, Paul Kanjorski, Marcy Kaptur, Patrick Kennedy, Dale Kildee, Carolyn Kilpatrick, Mary Jo Kilroy, Ron Kind, Steve King, Peter King, Jack Kingston, Mark Kirk, Ann Kirkpatrick, Larry Kissell, Ron Klein, John Kline, Suzanne Kosmas, Frank Kratovil, Doug Lamborn, Leonard Lance, James Langevin, Rick Larsen, Tom Latham, Steven LaTourette, Bob Latta, Chris Lee, Sander Levin, Jerry Lewis, John Linder, Dan Lipinski, Frank LoBiondo, Zoe Lofgren, Nita Lowey, Frank Lucas, Blaine Luetkemeyer, Cynthia Lummis, Dan Lungren, Stephen Lynch, Don Manzullo, Kenny Marchant, Betsy Markey, Jim Marshall, Eric Massa, Jim Matheson, Kevin McCarthy, Carolyn McCarthy, Mike McCaul, Tom McClintock, Thad McCotter, Patrick McHenry, Mike McIntyre, Buck McKeon, Mike McMahon, Cathy McMorris Rodgers, Jerry McNerney, Kendrick Meek, Charles Melancon, John Mica, Jeff Miller, Candice Miller, Brad Miller, Gary Miller, Harry Mitchell, Alan Mollohan, Dennis Moore, Jerry Moran, James Moran, Chris Murphy, Scott Murphy, Patrick Murphy, Tim Murphy, Grace Napolitano, Randy Neugebauer, Devin Nunes, Glenn Nye, Dave Obey, Peter Olson, Solomon Ortiz, Bill Owens, Bill Pascrell, Erik Paulsen, Mike Pence, Ed Perlmutter, Gary Peters, Collin Peterson, Tom Petri, Todd Platts, Ted Poe, Earl Pomeroy, Bill Posey, Adam Putnam, Mike Quigley, Nick Rahall, Charles Rangel, Denny Rehberg, Silvestre Reyes, Ciro Rodriguez, David Roe, Mike Rogers, Harold Rogers, Mike Rogers, Dana Rohrabacher, Tom Rooney, Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, Peter Roskam, Mike Ross, Steve Rothman, Lucille Roybal-Allard, Ed Royce, Dutch Ruppersberger, Bobby Rush, Paul Ryan, John Salazar, Steve Scalise, Mark Schauer, Adam Schiff, Jean Schmidt, Aaron Schock, Kurt Schrader, Allyson Schwartz, David Scott, James Sensenbrenner, Pete Sessions, Joe Sestak, John Shadegg, John Shimkus, Heath Shuler, Bill Shuster, Mike Simpson, Albio Sires, Ike Skelton, Louise Slaughter, Adrian Smith, Christopher Smith, Lamar Smith, Adam Smith, Vic Snyder, Souder, Zack Space, John Spratt, Cliff Stearns, Betty Sutton, John Tanner, Gene Taylor, Harry Teague, Lee Terry, Bennie Thompson, Glenn Thompson, Mac Thornberry, Todd Tiahrt, Patrick Tiberi, Dina Titus, Paul Tonko, Niki Tsongas, Michael Turner, Fred Upton, Chris Van Hollen, Greg Walden, Tim Walz, Zach Wamp, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Diane Watson, Anthony Weiner, Ed Whitfield, Charles Wilson, Rob Wittman, Frank Wolf, John Yarmuth, Bill Young

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