A California public interest legal group has taken on a high-profile battle that already has at least three entire law firms lining up on the other side. But the group has promised to fight until a resolution is reached in the dispute over Barack Obama’s eligibility to be president.
The legal action by the United States Justice Foundation seeks to stop the state’s Electoral College voters, who already have been served with formal notices, from voting for Obama unless and until documentation proving his eligibility to occupy the Oval Office has been provided.
“For the sake of our Constitution and our republic, the issue MUST be resolved,” the legal advocacy group says in a new campaign seeking support for its work.
To explain the implications of not resolving the eligibility question before Inauguration Day, USJF gives several possible examples: “If President Obama issues an executive order to rescind the Mexico City Policy and allows the tax dollars of Americans to fund organizations that promote abortions overseas, the door to question the legitimacy of that executive order remains open.”
“If President Obama signs a treaty with an unfriendly power or the United Nations, the door to question the legitimacy of that treaty remains open.
“If President Obama signs a bill granting amnesty to illegal aliens, the door to question the legitimacy of that law remains open.
“If President Obama appoints new commissioners to the FCC who bring back the so-called Fairness Doctrine, the door to question those appointments and the legitimacy of the actions taken by his appointees remains open.”
Thus, contends USJF in its lawsuit: “Should Senator Obama be discovered, after he takes office, to be ineligible for the office of president of the United States of America and, thereby, his election declared void, petitioners, as well as other Americans, will suffer irreparable harm in that an usurper will be sitting as the president of the United States, and none of the treaties, laws, or executive orders signed by him will be valid or legal.”
“In other words, as long as this case is in the courts, a cloud hangs over Sen. Obama’s head. For the sake of our Constitution and our Republic, the issue MUST be resolved!” the legal group said.
The USJF team said its goal is simply to make certain that the Constitution’s clear requirements are met.
“Protecting the Constitution is not ‘garbage,'” the group said, responding to an earlier WND report in which an Obama campaign spokeswoman said of challenges to his eligibility: “All I can tell you is that it is just pure garbage.”
But USJF says making certain the Constitution’s provisions are followed is basic to America, including the provision in Article 2, Section 1, which demands, “No person except a natural born citizen, or a citizen of the United States, at the time of the adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the office of president.”
“The Obama campaign’s response is an elitist, condescending slap in the face to patriotic Americans,” says USJF. “The Obama campaign has a crack team of three high-priced law firms – that’s not three lawyers but three law firms – that will use every means that money can buy to fight this action.”
Although there are over a dozen cases nationwide challenging Obama’s constitutional eligibility to be president, USJF attorneys explain why their case is different. Unlike other cases that have been rejected because the plaintiffs allegedly lacked “standing” to complain, the parties in this case definitely “have standing to bring this litigation.”
That’s because the plaintiffs, including former presidential candidate Alan Keyes and Wiley Drake, were both candidates on this year’s California ballot. Keyes was a U.N. ambassador during the Reagan administration.
USJF, which previously has fought on behalf of members of the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps and for families’ rights to homeschool their children, was integral several years ago in providing legal representation for WND when it successfully fought a high-profile accreditation fight with the Senate Press Gallery.
“Here’s the bottom line,” says USJF. “Team Obama presently has THREE LAW FIRMS at its disposal – and a seemingly unlimited ability to raise funds from the far-left for re-enforcements. Three law firms potentially translates to scores of attorneys and possibly hundreds of clerks who can literally throw paperwork at us until we crack under the sheer pressure and cry uncle.
“The only thing they fear is you! They hope and pray that you will not support our efforts or that you will grow tired of the fight. Conversely, what they fear most is that you will join us and support our efforts!”