There’s a rumor out there that our country will have a national election on the first Tuesday after the first Monday next November, November 6, 2012, to be exact. Of course, as the old maxim warns, don’t hold your breath. Perhaps our schoolyard bully will decide to eliminate elections by executive order, for the good of the country, of course, and legal, according to Attorney General Eric Holder, of course. Since Obama seems to ignore laws and make his own laws as he wishes, with little objection, and none at all from Democrats and the LM (Left Media), anything is possible.
But let us go out on a limb and assume there will be an election — thus the campaign continues. The news is Mitt Romney will announce his Vice President running mate in the next couple of days. Of course, there have been rumors to that effect before. If it's Senator Marco Rubio of Florida, some polls seem to indicate it will bring Hispanic votes for Romney, votes that otherwise would go to Obama. Another popular choice is Bobby Jindal, the exceptional governor of Louisana.
Before continuing with a discussion of GOP VP candidates, let us deal with the facts of the matter alone. And for that, we have to search about for a copy of the U.S. Constitution. It's somewhere out there, just difficult to locate.
There's been considerable discussion, not by the not-curious LM, of course, as to whether or not Barack Obama is a legitimate President. Is he an imposter, a fraud? Is he even a citizen, or is he a foreign student from Indonesia who is in the country illegally? No way to know, since pertinent records are missing or not available.
Under pressure from publicity created by Donald Trump, he has released a digital image he claims is his birth certificate, proving he was born in Hawaii. This means nothing – zero. His evidence is a computer-generated digital image, which can be created and recreated as many times as needed by computer software programs such as Photoshop. Same with his alleged draft registration card, which appears to be a fake.
Why doesn't he have millions of hard copies of his original birth certificate and draft registration card run off and sent to every registered Republican in the country? That's what I would do — great reelection publicity. The cost would be covered by campaign donations. Might even throw in some hard copies of registration material for colleges and universities. That'd show them! And, since we're on a roll, why not include passport information, also.
But noooo. Wonder why? Ask an eight-year-old. But, any speculation is unnecessary. It matters not if Barack Obama was, in truth, born in Hawaii, in Kenya, or on Mars – or if he registered as a foreign student or as an American student at the three colleges he attended. He simply does not qualify constitutionally to be president of the United States. He is one of only two persons to be in that office illegally — and he knows it.
To qualify as president or vice president, one must be a natural born citizen, or alive at the time of the adoption of the Constitution, in which case, a person is referred to in the Constitution as a citizen, not a natural born citizen. Washington, Jefferson, and Madison, for example, were qualified as citizens – not as natural born citizens. Why the distinction? Why didn't the creators of the Constitution refer to all candidates simply as "citizens?"
A natural born citizen is a citizen with parents who were citizens of the United States when he or she was born. The reason the framers of the Constitution put this term into the Constitution was to prevent a president from having divided loyalties and to prevent foreign influence from guiding the actions of the nation. The parents do not have to be natural born citizens, simply citizens, and citizens at the time the child is born, thus making that child a natural born citizen. And all natural born citizens are eligible to be president and vice president of the American states.
Americans who were alive at the time of the ratification of the Constitution could not be natural born citizens, but the Constitution made an exception for them, grandfathered them in, called them "citizens," to differentiate them from "natural born citizens," and made them eligible to be president.
That is why George Washington, born 1732, became the first President of the United States of America, (thank you God), followed by John Adams, born 1735; Thomas Jefferson, born 1743; James Madison, born 1751; James Monroe, born 1758; John Quincy Adams, born 1767; and Andrew Jackson, born 1767.
The next president, Martin Van Buren, was our first natural born citizen president. Both of this parents were citizens when he was born in 1782. His parents were original citizens, gaining citizenship at the time of the American Revolution, 1776.
He was followed by the last one of the presidents who were not natural born citizens – namely, William Henry Harrison, born 1773. And, while the Constitution did not allow the above exceptions regarding the natural born citizen requirement, there is nothing, absolutely nothing in the Constitution that makes an exception for Chester Arthur – our 21st president and first illegal president, and Barack Obama, our second illegal president. That's right, folks, "Barack the Bully" was not mentioned in the Constitution. Perhaps that's why he's so eager to get rid of it.
Chester Arthur became our 21st president when President James Garfield was assassinated in 1881. Garfield was shot twice by an unstable man on July 2, less than four months into his presidency. He died eleven weeks later, and Arthur became president.
By all reports, Republican Arthur was a very good president, but he was unquestionably serving illegally, and like Obama, he knew it. His father was born in Ireland, came to Canada, and settled in the United States. But, he was not an American citizen when his son, Chester, was born. Obama's father came to the United States to go to college, never had any intention of becoming a citizen, and returned to Kenya after finishing his studies. Barack Obama's place of birth is as meaningless as his computer-created, alleged birth certificate. As was true with Chester Arthur, he is not the offspring of American parents, plus, he is not a natural born citizen, and is not eligible to be president or vice president of the United States. Of course, anyone who pursues this fact is smeared as a racist or some other equally reprehensible and equally undeserved epithet, thereby discouraging further comment.
Thus, we come to the bottom line. There is no doubt Marco Rubio and Bobby Jindal are good Americans, and as a governor and a U.S. senator, they are serving the country and people they represent with commitment, energy, and integrity. However, Marco Rubio is the natural born child of two Cuban citizens, and Bobby Jindal is the natural born child of two Indian citizens. For those reasons, although both were born in the United States, neither is a natural born citizen, and neither is eligible to be vice president or president.
Both sets of parents did eventually become naturalized citizens of the United States but this was after the birth of their sons, not before. To choose either Marco Rubio or Bobby Jindal as the Republican 2012 candidate for VP would not only be illegal, but would only accelerate the trashing of the Constitution that the current illegal president has made a priority. Republicans and Conservatives have to be better than that, better than the leftists who have, since Lydon Johnson and the Great Society and the sixties, managed, because the good people of America were busy working to support families, serving the country in the military, and not vigilant while traitors went about their Marxist-fascist work, infiltrating the universities, media, schools, government, and just about everything else except the Boy Scouts – and with the Scouts it's not for lack of trying.
The result is what we are left with – the schoolyard bully and his gang of thugs, more characteristic of a Mussolini Italy than what was once the greatest nation in the history of the whole span of time man and woman and child have roamed this grand old earth. Liberty demands constant vigilance. Let what has happened to America in current times stand out as what can and will happen when citizens become complacent and allow the slow destruction of the nation and of our Constitution to be done by the enemy within.
Now the big questions — Who is the best candidate for the Republican VP? And who will it be? Traditionally, the answer has been to pick someone from a part of the country different from that of the presidential candidate. Since Romney is from the East, following this logic, a good choice would be Rick Perry, Governor of Texas. Maybe, but these two guys, Romney and Perry, don't like each other. Still, that should not be a problem. Some may recall that in 1960, John Kennedy, from the East, chose Lyndon Johnson, US Senator from Texas, as his running mate, even though he had little use for Johnson. And, what happened? They were elected, and we got the bungled Vietnam misadventure and the ludicrous Great Society that is mainly responsible for the mess we have now, including the creation of an out-of-control entitlement environment that has spawned a narcissistic schoolyard bully and his gang of thugs and elitist "sissymen."
Problem or not, Rick Perry may have negatives that the Obama campaign and ever helpful LM will attack him on – mainly the quality of jobs Texas has created. Otherwise, Perry might be a decent selection. From a Republican-Conservative point of view, he is weak on immigration, but Obama can't use that issue to attack, and certainly, in a debate, Perry would make Biden look like the fool he is – as would any opponent.
Another person who would be a good running mate for Romney is the former governor of Minnesota, Tim Pawlenty. He was elected governor twice, is successful and popular, and his working class roots and fly-over, Conservative Midwest values would appeal to the regular Jill and Joe. Except for the fact that he is a man and has white skin, there's nothing about him to attack.
Unhappily, Paul Ryan may have too many good things about him to be considered. A congressman from the Midwest, Wisconsin, he has vision. He has stated what needs to be fixed with our country and has produced plans to do the fixing. He's non-threatening, reasonable. But he has also gone after the entitlement thinking that is no longer slowly, but now, rapidly, changing America into Greece or worse. And, of course, when we get to be Greece, then things will be ripe for the dictatorship Obama craves. That's not Ryan speaking – rather it is the writer of this too-long article. Ryan will be, if he is selected as Romney's running mate, wide open to attack by the schoolyard bully and his gang.
Ryan is a risk. Should the Republicans take the risk? Yes. VP candidates have often been given the job of attack dog, letting the presidential candidate be, "presidential." Ryan, thus, can be a non-attacking attack dog – "non-attacking" because that is his approach. He could describe, in plain words and concepts, what America once was, and what has happened since the Great Society programs commenced, and, despite that, what happened when Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher strengthened America and Britain, how they did it, and how they stood up to the longtime threat of Soviet Union Communism, and were mainly responsible for sending the "Evil Empire" onto the ash heap of history, thus, giving tens of millions of people freedom. And he could explain what is wrong with America now, and how to fix it, so we don't lose our freedoms. In their debate, he'd slice Biden into little pieces, chew him up and spit him out.
Allen West, congressman from Florida, is another possibility to join Romney on the Republican ticket. A long shot, perhaps, but he is a champion for the Conservative cause and would be a powerful candidate. And Florida is a battleground state, a "must win" for Republicans. West has only been in the House of Representatives a couple of years, but he has quickly become known throughout the country. He's an excellent speaker and would make Joe Biden look foolish, but, as noted above, anyone would.
These are my top choices for the Republican VP candidate. That means, of course, it will be someone else. All these men would, in different but effective ways, bring strength and needed excitement to the ticket as the race accelerates during September and October. The choice of either Ryan or West would be controversial, but either one would bring freshness to the Republican ticket. Who will Romney and the Republicans choose?
And the person selected to be the 2012 GOP VP candidate is….