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Fire the Silver Bullet!


Hugh McInnish


The late, brilliant Sam Francis used to call the Republican Party the "Stupid Party." Sam was a great conservative, so great that he was fired as editorial page editor for the conservative Washington Times for being too conservative. I greatly admired his ability and his unflinching courage in the face of attack. But while he was living I was never quite able to cross the line he had drawn and call the party in which I have lived and breathed since Goldwater "stupid." But since his death it has become progressively more difficult for me to disagree with him.

Just to mention the iceberg's tip:

In regard to the immigration problem they are virtual participants in committing the suicide of the Republican Party. Rather than working to stop the invasion, they have welcomed the influx of millions of Mexicans and others who in the long run are certain to work to the Party's detriment.

Bush the Elder broke his read-my-lips promise and raised taxes. Bush the Younger sponsored the No-Child-Left-Behind fiasco, increased funding for the intrusive Department of Education, and plunged us deeper into debt. In brief, rather than being unapologetic combatants fighting to kill the deadly virus of socialism spread by the Democrats, Republicans have willingly propagated a slightly less virulent strain of the same pathogen.

And now that we have Obama the quasi-Muslim, marginal American in the White House what are they doing? One thing that they are doing is ignoring the silver bullet that has been handed to them gratis, and which if used could dramatically change the political picture.

There is a serious, a most serious, question of whether Barack Obama is constitutionally qualified to be President of the United States. The Constitution requires that he be a ''natural born'' citizen, and there are strong reasons to believe that he is not. Numerous lawsuits have been filed in an attempt to settle the question, but so far without success. Without ruling on the merits of the cases the courts have generally dismissed them because the plaintiffs ''lacked standing.'' Numerous cases are still pending.

And that brings the silver bullet into sharp focus. There it is lying on the table, shining in the light. If a few conscientious Republicans, mindful of the welfare of the country and of the Republican Party, would simply come together, load and fire it, the world would likely change, and with it the prospects of the Republican Party.

I mean, that if they would simply demand that Obama produce his birth certificate for all to see, the issue would be resolved one way or another. What could be more reasonable to ask of the President? After all, he demands that every soldier under his command show his, and even a cub scout, a Little League baseball player, or an applicant for a driver's license, must do the same. Of course there is a very high probability that this man is hiding something, otherwise why would he spend hundreds of thousands on lawyers' fees to keep his birth certificate hidden? And in all likelihood the thing that he is hiding is the fact that he was born outside the United States and is ineligible to be President.

In other words Obama is almost certainly a Pretender to the Throne. Why, then, are not the Republicans clamoring for him to unlock the vault holding his birth certificate? Not only are they mute on the subject but almost seem to be helping him in suppressing the truth. One example of this is the strange behavior of Alabama Republican Senator Jeff Sessions. I have already recounted his surprising reaction when I brought the subject up. And below is a copy of a computer-generated letter that Sessions is pumping out to constituents who ask why he is not asking Obama to show us his birth certificate:

If read quickly, the reader is likely to come away believing two things: First that Obama has published his birth certificate, and second that an official in Hawaii has confirmed that everything is in order. But look again. Don't confuse what Obama has published with a genuine birth certificate. His so-called certificate has not a single signature, and could probably be easily created by a skillful graphics designer. (For a further analysis of this question see here.)

Dr. Chiyome Fukino of the Hawaii Health Department did indeed issue a statement in regard to Obama's birth certificate, but to understand what she actually said let us look at his statement reproduced below.

Dr. Fukino is not commenting on the ''certificate'' published by Obama, but on what is presumably his real birth certificate which is locked in a vault. Fukino says that it is genuine, but she says nothing about the information it contains. She does not say, for instance, what is given for the place of birth.

In other words the Sessions letter conveys two fundamentally incorrect ideas: that we have Obama's birth certificate, and that all is well.

All is not well. It is manifestly obvious to most of us out here in the hinterland that there is a coverup going on here, a very serious one, one involving a fundamental constitutional issue. Only in Washington is the squatting elephant invisible.

And this brings us back to the question of why the Republicans don't pick up the silver bullet, load and fire it. Doing so would likely stop Mr. Obama in his tracks, deal the Democrat Party a serious blow, and save our country from socialism. Is the Party really, as Sam Francis charged, the ''Stupid Party''? As I said earlier it becomes harder to disagree with Sam.

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21 May 09