Friday, May 18, 2012

How is Andrew Breitbart (1969 - 2012) like Abel in the Bible?

“He being dead yet speaketh,” that’s how.

God bless them both.

6 comments:

Yorkshire Pudding said...

At seventeen I first read Arthur Miller's "The Crucible". It moved me enormously. That allegorical drama was also concerned about witchhunts. God Bless President Obama! And may God protect him throughout his second term in office.

rhymeswithplague said...

I'm hoping your last sentence is satire.

St. Paul had a thorn in the flesh. I have Yorkshire Pudding.

Helsie said...

I think I'll stay away from political debates and comments.
Cheers

Shooting Parrots said...

It's hard to understand this obsession with Obama's birthplace for us non-Americans, apart from the obvious - that it would make him one too.

But why is an brief pen portrait given more credence than birth certificate?

rhymeswithplague said...

Helsie, probably a good idea!

Shooting Parrots, I don't understand what you mean by "the obvious - that it would make him one too." One what? Please explain.

For all of my readers, Article 2 of the U.S. Constitution states the following: "The President must be a natural born citizen of the United States or a citizen at the time of the adoption of the Constitution, at least 35 years old and a resident of the United States for at least 14 years."

The rub with BHO is that little phrase "a natural born citizen." If he was born in Kenya, he was and is ineligible to be President of the United States. Even Mitt Romney's father, Governor George Romney of Michigan, faced this problem when he wanted to run for the presidency. Although both of his parents were U.S. citizens, they were living in Mexico at the time George was born, and George's having been born in Mexico disqualified him to run for President.

Conservaties believe that the wording of the U.S. Constitution should be followed literally. Liberals seem to believe that since it is just a piece of paper written 230 years ago it can be re-interpreted by succeeding generations. Liberals interpret it a natural born citizen is the child of at least one parent who is a U.S. citizen, regardless where the child happens to have been born. There is no questioning BHO's citizenship through his American mother. The question is whether he is "a natural born citizen." That's all.

The Constitution also describes the procedure for amending the Constitution, and it has been followed successfully 27 times since 1789: The proposed amendment must be passed by two-thirds of the House of Representatives and two-thirds of the Senate, and then be ratified by three-fourths of the State Legislatures (of which there are currently 50). An alternate way is that two/thirds of the States petition Congress to hold a Constitutional Convention. This method has never been used to date.

So it is very important whether BHO was born in Kenya or in our 50th state, Hawaii. Some idiots known as "birthers" think that even Hawaii should not count, which is completely ridiculous as Hawaii had entered the union two years before BHO was born.

I hope this clears up the confusion rather than making it worse.

rhymeswithplague said...

Shooting Parrots, I just got it. That it would make him a non-American too.

No, it wouldn't. As someone with an an American mother and a Kenyan father, BHO is an American citizen. The question, as I elaborated on in the previous comment, is whether he is "a natural born citizen"....