Letters for December 24, 2009


A basic foundational premise of the Constitution, that the president must be a “natural born citizen,” has been in constant violation since Nov. 4, 2008. Obama does not fit this constitutional mandate. He is not now, nor can he ever be a “natural born citizen.” He may be a native-born citizen (born on U.S. territory) but can never be called “natural born.” The difference is that “natural born” is all about sovereignty.

Sovereign rules of “natural law” are easily understood when you compare it to that of dog breeding, such as toy poodle breeds. Two authentic (certified) toy poodles that mate produce a pure bred toy poodle. This “pure bred” toy poodle is a product of sovereign, natural law of breeds, meaning an authentic toy poodle mating with another authentic toy poodle.

This is what the U.S. Constitution speaks of with the term “natural born.” It can be further understood as this—an authentic toy poodle mating with any other breed of dog violates the sovereignty of the breed, thus it is no longer a pure bred (sovereign) toy poodle breed.

This same sovereignty of “natural laws” and “natural rights,” to be “natural born,” means you inherit your sovereign rights as a citizen through, and from, your parents. The occupation of the Office of President of the United States was, and is, intended to be a Natural Right and not a legal privilege. That is why the Constitution framers specifically stated this office is to be filled by one who is natural born of U.S. citizenship, without ties, connections, or parents of foreign descent. Thus the “president” would not have split allegiance and split loyalties to foreign powers or foreign lands; nor cannot be blackmailed or threatened, having immediate family in foreign lands.

Obama is born of a minor age American and a Kenyan (British) father. Whether he is born in the United States is irrelevant. He is a product of two different citizenships. The sovereignty of U.S. citizen has been violated (as above) because of being born via two different citizenship alliances. It’s that simple.

Thus there is no way he can be eligible to be President of this nation, period. Any bill Obama signs, any veto, any treaty, any executive order, any and all of it, is illegal, invalid and void.

Rich Reamer
Crofton, MD

Editor’s note: Having much success getting people to believe that?


Re “Never having to say, ‘Pay later’” (Reviled & Revered, Dec. 17):

Our military presence in the Middle East is predicated upon our dependence on imported oil. And, this military presence is also the reason we continue to be a target for extremists. Increasing the federal gas tax to pay for these military expenditures would be a fairer, user-based approach for “supporting the troops” instead of passing the buck onto the next generation.

Thirty percent of our defense budget goes to defend America’s oil interests. This is a $150 billion, annual subsidy to the oil industry by American taxpayers. There are alternatives if we choose to use them. If America’s vehicles averaged the same miles per gallon of gas as Europe’s, we would not have to import any oil. Instead, we choose endless war and endless debt. Kudos to John Barrette for writing like a true conservative.

Ron Schoenherr


Re “Gold is our past and our future” (Reviled & Revered, Dec. 10):

It was a funny coincidence that in your annual “Gagged” issue of under-reported stories, John Barrette wrote the following in his column: “Congress approved a 1909 resolution calling for the 16th Amendment to the Constitution and sent it to states for ratification, which came in 1913. So the amendment authorizing income taxation began gestation when average annual income was $944.”

One of the most underreported stories in history is that the 16th Amendment was never ratified. Don’t believe me? Go here: www.thelawthatneverwas.com/new/home.asp.

Article V of the U.S. Constitution specifies the ratification process and requires three-quarters of the states to ratify any amendment proposed by Congress. There were 48 states in the American Union in 1913, meaning that affirmative action of 36 states was required for ratification. In February 1913, Secretary of State Philander Knox issued a proclamation claiming that 38 states had ratified the amendment.

In 1984, William J. Benson began a research project, never before performed, to investigate the process of ratification of the 16th Amendment. After traveling to the capitals of the New England states and reviewing the journals of the state legislative bodies, he saw that many states had not ratified the Amendment. Continuing his research at the National Archives in Washington, D.C., Bill Benson discovered his Golden Key. This damning piece of evidence is a 16-page memorandum from the Solicitor of the Department of State, whose duty is the provision of legal opinions for the use of the Secretary of State. In this memorandum sent to the Secretary of State, the Solicitor of the Department of State lists the many errors he found in the ratification process!

The four states listed below are among the 38 states that Philander Knox claimed ratification from:

The Kentucky Senate voted upon the resolution, but rejected it by a vote of 9 in favor and 22 opposed.

The Oklahoma Senate amended the language of the 16th Amendment to have a precisely opposite meaning.

The California legislative assembly never recorded any vote upon any proposal to adopt the amendment proposed by Congress.

The state of Minnesota sent nothing to the Secretary of State in Washington.

When his year-long project was finished at the end of 1984, Benson had visited every state capital and knew that not a single state had actually and legally ratified the proposal to amend the Constitution. Thirty-three states engaged in the unauthorized activity of amending the language of the amendment proposed by Congress, a power the states do not possess. Since 36 states were needed for ratification, the failure of 13 to ratify would be fatal to the amendment, and this occurs within the major (first three) defects tabulated in Defects in Ratification of the 16th Amendment. Even if we were to ignore defects of spelling, capitalization and punctuation, we would still have only two states which successfully ratified.

Name withheld
Virginia City

King of the Hill

Well, I haven’t written much lately.

Probably because the world’s getting better …

The gang-banksters will see that it’s nicer to keep civilization running rather than just pad their reserves.

Bailout money will be used for creating jobs rather than fat bonuses for fat CEOs.

Congress will decide we all deserve the same health care they get, and give us real health reform for all.

We’ll discover it’s smart and frugal to turn off some of those unused streetlights after 3 a.m. when no one is around.

Reno will finally decide to synchronize our stoplights and save us all a quarter-million dollars a day in excessive acceleration costs.

We’ll all learn to conserve our valuable resources and use less for our grandkids’ sakes.

And I’ve decided to stop using sarcasm as a writing tool.

How about that?

I’m such a happy guy.

Craig Bergland