Birther Suit Slapped Down...

Discussion in 'Politics' started by OPTIONAL777, Aug 7, 2009.

  1. ...(The naked truth is that the birthers got spanked in their birthday suit)...

    Birther Suit Slapped Down By 10th Circuit

    3 hours and 2 minutes ago by Ari Rabin-Havt

    The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals slapped down another birther lawsuit this week, referring to the plaintiff's argument as "somewhat difficult to distill." According to the decision:

    Though it is somewhat difficult to distill Mr. Craig's arguments on appeal, he continues to assert that due to the lack of a legal definition for natural-born citizen, the existence of citizens who are naturally born, as understood by the Constitution's Framers, is no longer acknowledged. According to Mr. Craig, this has resulted in the "involuntary expatriation" of those whom he believes fall into this category of citizens. Mr. Craig argues that the definition is knowable, and he proffers a definition from a 1758 Swiss philosophical treatise.

    The judges found:

    Even liberally construed, Mr. Craig's claim is not grounded in a constitutional or federal question: there is no such "right" (a) to have courts adopt his proffered legal definition, (b) to be classified as a citizen pursuant to that definition, or (c) to obtain certification of the status he attempts to define.

    The decision continues:

    Thus, Mr. Craig's claim is sufficiently attenuated, insubstantial, and frivolous that the district court's dismissal of this case under Fed. R. Civ. P. 12(b)(1) was not in error.

    The one bright light for Mr. Craig is that the court dismissed the suit "without prejudice," allowing Craig to file the case again.

    It should be noted that two of the three judges on the panel were appointed to the federal bench by Republicans, Judge Jerome Holmes by George W. Bush, and Judge Paul Kelly by George H.W. Bush.
  2. LOL !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    How many more before they give up :confused:
  3. Just what I thought. That "natural born citizen" objection is a steaming pile.
    So, from forgeries to this back to...forgeries, I guess.
  4. When will the "neo-cons" learn that they don't have any power anymore . . . and that their "ship" set sail a long long time ago?

    The average age of the Faux News viewer is 65.
    Nobody cares. :D
  5. You have hit the nail squarely on the head, Landis.

    There is a sea change occuring, or rather a culmination of a very long struggle, and your side does seem poised for victory.

    I quote Dr. David Noebel:

    " ....Socialists see capitalism as an evil economic system founded on the concepts of profit, individualism, private property, private business, freedom to buy and sell products and services, etc. Indeed, a working definition of capitalism is "the peaceful and free exchange of goods and services without theft, fraud, and breech of contract." Capitalism is tailored to individual initiative rather than groupthink or community initiative. Nearly all inventions that have furthered the capitalistic enterprise and blessed humanity in the process have been the result of individual initiative rather than committee, group, or government activity......"

    Compare the above quoted statement with the following statement by socialist George Bernard Shaw:

    ".....You would be forcibly fed, clothed, lodged, taught, and employed whether you liked it or not. If it were discovered that you had not character and industry enough to be worth all this trouble, you might possibly be executed in a kindly manner..."

    The individualism that made this nation great, has lost to the collective, the community, the nanny state. Constitutional requirements and safeguards are also on that ship sailing into the sunset. Congratulations on the victory.