For four long years, compelling evidence has been available that challenges the constitutional eligibility of Barack Obama to occupy the White House.

In fact, I would say the evidence that he does not meet the simple requirements of the law is overwhelming.

But it was not until Thursday that the evidence – any of it – was heard in a single courtroom in America.

Not until very recently has any of it been examined by any official public proceeding or reviewed by any agency of government.

They say the wheels of justice grind slowly, but this is ridiculous.

The good news for the rule of law is what happened in a Georgia courtroom this week and what is happening in the office of the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Department in Arizona. Justice may yet prevail.

In the courtroom of Judge Michael Malihi of the Georgia Office of State Administrative Hearings, sworn testimony was delivered rapid-fire over two hours to the effect that Obama is not qualified to have his name on the 2012 presidential ballot because his father was not a U.S. citizen, which precludes him from being a “natural-born citizen,” a clear, unambiguous requirement of the Constitution.

Obama refused to honor a subpoena to attend the hearing, produce records answering the charges or even send legal representation to dispute the evidence. Instead, they sent a letter to Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp suggesting the judge was letting attorneys “run amok.”

In response, Kemp warned Obama and his counsel that if they chose not to participate in the proceedings, “you do so at your own peril.”

The judge is expected to rule in the case shortly. However, he has little choice but to issue a default judgment in favor of the challenge – potentially removing Obama from the ballot in Georgia in November.

That would be an astonishing development to the major media in this country that have collectively scoffed at and caricatured the notion that there is any doubt as to Obama’s eligibility.

And that’s not the only eligibility worry for Obama. Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s “Cold Case Posse” has been investigating Obama’s eligibility for months and is expected to issue preliminary findings soon. This is the very first official law enforcement probe of the evidence.

Unlike the other major contestant in the 2008 election, John McCain, who faced a U.S. Senate investigation over his eligibility, no agency of government, no branch of government – local, state or federal – ever investigated Obama’s bona fides to be on the ballot or to serve in the White House, despite the fact that his own life story, as recounted in his autobiography, more than suggests he is not legally qualified.

Then, of course, there’s the matter of the much-debated birth certificate – first withheld by Obama for years, then produced just as a book titled “Where’s the Birth Certificate?” by two-time No. 1 New York Times best-selling author and WND senior staff writer Jerome Corsi hit the top of the best-seller charts weeks prior to its actual release.

Again, overwhelming evidence points to that document’s fraudulence. But, even in the highly unlikely event that it is genuine and accurate, it represents further evidence of Obama’s ineligibility because it would represent documentation that his father was a non-citizen of the U.S.

All of these details have been meticulously and thoroughly reported only two places – here in the pages of WND over the last four years and in Corsi’s “Where’s the Birth Certificate?” and in an e-book sequel titled “Where’s the Real Birth Certificate?”

Meanwhile, for our trouble, we have been systematically vilified for providing the facts – a classic case of “killing the messenger.”

Thank the Lord there are still Americans somewhere in government who care more about justice and the rule of law than being popular in the media and “politically correct.”

I wonder what all those scoffers and mockers are going to say if and when Obama’s name does not appear on the ballot in Georgia and perhaps other states?

Will they report it? Will they label these actions “racist”? Will they continue to misrepresent the facts and the truth?

Things are about to get very interesting.

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