Friday, December 12, 2008

Obama Eligibility: Why It Matters

Paling around. Obama and Blagojevich.

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Today the Supreme Court hears an important case challenging Barack Obama's eligibility for President of the United States. Contrary to the misinformation you hear from the corporate media, the case that Obama is not constitutionally eligible for the office is so strong that I don't believe the Supreme Court has the moral courage to hear it. They are people like the rest of us, and if it seems like there is an easy way out of facing an unpleasant duty most of us are tempted to take it.

At work recently a young man summed up what many of you are thinking to me. "I don't care if he is constitutionally eligible or not, as long as he can fix the mess we are in".

The problem is that when we shove aside the law for the sake of a man we forfeit the protection of the law. That is to say, if we all agree to ignore what the Constitution says because Obama is popular, then what do we do when he says "you should not have these guns and ammo"? What happens when he says "These websites and radio stations critical of me are hate speech, and this must be stopped!"? It does no good to protest then that these actions are unconstitutional, for you have already agreed that the Man is bigger than the Law.

1 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sorry Mark, but it's a religious thing

7:01 AM, December 12, 2008  

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