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The woman who burst out with “except Obama” when New Jersey Democrat Rep. Frank Pallone today read in Congress the Constitution’s requirement that the president be a “natural born Citizen” says she felt compelled to let representatives know of the absence of proof for Barack Obama’s eligibility.
Theresa Cao, who was arrested by Capitol police, given a court date and then released, told WND in a telephone interview after her release, while she was standing in front of the Hart Office Building near the Capitol, that the only hope for the United States is a return to the faith of the Founding Fathers.
And that direction, she said, is opposite from the one Obama is leading the nation, citing his “socialism,” such as a nationalized health-care system and the takeover of private companies including banks, insurance companies and car companies.
She said she had come to the U.S. House chambers to see the launch of the new Congress under the leadership of the Republicans. She said she was overwhelmed when the Constitution was being read, which came about as part of an effort by the new GOP majority to return the nation to a sense of its founding principles.
Pallone was reading Article II, Section 1, regarding the required qualifications for the president, which demand that the president be a “natural born Citizen,” when she burst out, “except Obama.”
“Literally if this question of the natural born citizenship, if this question does not get answered, then I am allowing a tyrannical dictator – the spirit of the anti-Christ, the new world order system that has their plans right this second to collapse the U.S. economy, and we know their plan, the new world order system’s plan is to literally destroy humanity,” she said.
She said “God made sure” that such a message “got out to every single American leader and every leader [now] knows the truth.
“He [Obama] has fought it not only for two years, not only has he fought it pre-election but historically all of his connections, every single connection [has been] blacked out.”
Her description of the day’s events was permeated with explanations of her belief that the God of the Bible is being abandoned by America, especially under Obama’s rule because of his leanings toward “one-world” endeavors, through the United Nations and other channels.
“It’s prophesied this new world order system will devastate America and the world, and Satan’s plan is to take as many people to hell with him as he can,” she said.
Theresa Cao at post in front of White House
“God is saying, ‘no way,'” she said.
Cao told WND she obtained tickets for the House gallery a day early, and was impressed by the idea that a House speaker would be dedicated to doing “the will of the people,” following California Rep. Nancy Pelosi’s tenure at the speaker’s desk, which included forcing the Obamacare mandate on Americans even though a majority oppose it.
“I knew that this was truly a historic moment in the history of America. … I heard John Boehner, the new House speaker. It was overwhelming to understand and know finally we have a House majority leader who will make it a priority to do the will of the people.”
She said she saw in the incoming Congress what her own ministry, “Heaven’s bailout,” has been working on for several years.
“It’s all about defending God, country and the Constitution.”
“I understood that I as an American [needed] to do my part to defend God’s country and the Constitution, that when and if America does become a nation that is going to be really not just socialist, fascist or communist, but really controlled by a dictator, if I, TC from DC, personally did not do something to ‘change’ what was going on for the good and to bring true ‘hope,’ I would have failed.”
It was almost a year ago when she was profiled in WND as a lone woman evangelist delivering the message that “heaven is offering a ‘bailout’ far greater than dollars.”
At the time, Cao told WND, “I have a standard location literally right in front of the White House” – encouraging people to follow the Bible to see God’s miracles on earth and its companion warning of punishment for those who disobey.
The message applies not only to individuals but to nations, she believes.
“Most Americans really are asleep concerning what’s taking place,” she said then. “People are willing to hand over their God-given rights and the Constitution to the prevailing wicked forces.”
The video reveals she shouted what sounded like, “except Obama, except Obama,” and “Help us Jesus.”
She said officers grabbed her arm and took her out of the chamber. She was processed, cited and released after several hours, she said.
She also has been an staunch advocate for former Lt. Col. Terry Lakin, the Army doctor who challenged Obama’s eligibility to be president by refusing to deploy to Afghanistan. After a military judge ruled he would not be allowed to seek evidence to support his case because it could “embarrass” the president, could not argue his case in court, could not bring in evidence and could not call the witnesses he sought, he was court-martialed.
“I took a personal responsibility knowing that if I did not speak what was so deep in my heart … I would first and foremost be responsible to the God of Israel,” Cao told WND.
She warned that the leaders of the U.S. repeatedly have rejected requests that Obama’s eligibility be documented.
“You have been brought up to become leaders of this nation,” she said. “You have not defended God, country and the Constitution.”
In an interview with NBC not long after the interruption, House Speaker John Boehner said he wouldn’t question Obama’s eligibility, but he also wasn’t going to dictate what other people believe.
Asked by NBC, “It was to express doubt over the president’s American citizenship. Provided you believe the president is an American citizen, you’ve got 12 members co-sponsoring legislation that does about the same thing, it expresses doubt. Would you be willing to say, ‘This is a distraction, I’ve looked at it to my satisfaction. Let’s move on?'”
“The state of Hawaii has said that President Obama was born there. That’s good enough for me,” Boehner said.
But when NBC asked, “Would you be willing to say that message to the 12 members in your caucus who seem to either believe otherwise or are willing to express doubt and have co-sponsored legislation?,” Boehner said, “When you come to the Congress of the United States, there are 435 of us. We’re nothing more than a slice of America. People come, regardless of party labels, they come with all kinds of beliefs and ideas. Uh it’s, it’s the melting pot of America. It’s not up to me to tell them what to think.”
Actually, state officials in Hawaii have claimed they have seen Obama’s birth documentation, but they never have revealed what it says. The “Certification of Live Birth” that was posted online by Obama’s campaign is a computer-generated form that can be obtained by non-residents.
The reading of the Constitution was described by those on the left as being done because of a “fetish.”
That’s how it was put by Dahlia Lithwick of Slate.com, who wrote, “Read It and Weep: How the tea party’s fetish for the Constitution as written may get it in trouble.”
“The way some people rub Buddha and they think the magic will come off, I think there’s a longstanding tradition in this country. We’re awfully religious about the Constitution,” she later told MSNBC. “I think there is this sort of fetishization that is of a piece with the sort of need for a religious document that’s immutable and perfect in every way.”
She added: “Part of what’s a little bit fraud about this conversation is that the same people who are fetishizing the document as written, as framed by the framers – and bracket the idea that there wasn’t one framer and there was no one agenda embodied in this – but even if you bracket that idea, I think there’s a real problem with the idea that we’re trying to sort of fetishize the document at the same moment that we’re falling over ourselves to amend and change the parts we don’t like.”
Lithwick’s remarks came under heavy fire from Rush Limbaugh, the top-rated radio host, who ripped into that sentiment.
“They’re perverts themselves,” Limbaugh said. “These are perverts perverting the founding documents. If the Constitution’s not that big a deal, how come the same people had such a cow when they thought Christine O’Donnell didn’t know what she was talking about regarding the Constitution? If it’s so unimportant, how come Obama’s so proud to have been a constitutional lawyer or professor or lecturer, whatever he was?
“Abraham Lincoln. They hate him? Abraham Lincoln had a fetish for the U.S. Constitution? Here’s what Lincoln said among many other things: ‘We the people are the rightful masters of both Congress and the courts not to overthrow the Constitution but to overthrow the men who pervert the Constitution.’ That’s Lincoln. Is he a pervert? Lincoln have a fetish? Lincoln also said, ‘Don’t interfere with anything in the Constitution. That must be maintained, for it is the only safeguard of our liberties.'”
Syndicated columnist and commentator Charles Krauthammer said the objection to reading the Constitution aloud by many on the left “is truly astonishing.”
He said on Fox News that in the 1960s, “Liberals got in trouble for being on the wrong side of the flag,” and are now in danger of being on the wrong side of the Constitution, which he called “the essence of America.” He noted for liberals to think there’s an advantage in dismissing the public reading of the document “is real bad politics.”
Members of the U.S. House rotated by party as they read short parts of the Constitution. The House also for the first time this session is requiring members to document the constitutionality of their plans when they are proposed.
WND has reported on dozens of legal challenges to Obama’s status as a “natural born citizen.” The Constitution, Article 2, Section 1, states, “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.”
Some of the challenges question whether he was actually born in Hawaii, as he insists. If he was born out of the country, Obama’s American mother, the suits contend, was too young at the time of his birth to confer American citizenship to her son under the law at the time.
Other challenges have focused on Obama’s citizenship through his father, a Kenyan subject to the jurisdiction of the United Kingdom at the time of his birth, thus making him a dual citizen. The cases contend the framers of the Constitution excluded dual citizens from qualifying as natural born.
Several of the cases have involved appeals to the U.S. Supreme Court in which justices have declined even to hear arguments. Among the other cases turned down without a hearing at the high court have been petitions by Mario Apuzzo, Philip Berg, Cort Wrotnowski, Leo Donofrio and Orly Taitz.
Complicating the situation is Obama’s decision to spend sums estimated in the hundreds of thousands of dollars to avoid releasing a state birth certificate that would put to rest the questions.
Obama wrote in his own book that he was born a dual citizen of the U.S. and Great Britain due to the fact his father was a subject of the British crown when Obama was born.