Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Vitter's Response is Foolish

Republican senator says he backs birther lawsuits; The Associated Press

Republican Sen. David Vitter of Louisiana says he supports conservative organizations challenging President Barack Obama's citizenship in court.

Vitter, who is running for re-election, made the comments at a town hall-style event in Metairie, La., on Sunday when a constituent asked what he would do about what the questioner said was Obama's "refusal to produce a valid birth certificate."

Such claims about Obama's birth certificate have been discredited. But with the crowd applauding the question, Vitter responded that although he doesn't personally have legal standing to bring litigation, he supports "conservative legal organizations and others who would bring that to court," according to a video of the event.

"I think that is the valid and most possibly effective grounds to do it," Vitter said, although he later cautioned that the matter could distract from policy issues.

"I think if we focus on that issue and let our eye off the ball ... I think that's a big mistake," he said. "I'm not dismissing any of this. I think first and foremost, we need to fight the Obama agenda at the ballot box starting this fall."

So-called birthers have challenged Obama's standing as president by arguing that he was not born in the United States.

: While I have my doubts about Obama's birth place the bigger issue is the road Obama is taking the US down and with Congress abdicating their responsibility to protect the citizenry and the Constitution.

Focusing on issues like Obama's birth detracts our attention from the real issues; loss of liberty, the economy and our sovereignty. That should be the focus!


AskMieke said...

I disagree...that our target is the policy...if we can FORCE him to prove that his interpretation of natural born isn't the same as ours...then we can repeal and rule as illegal....all that he's set in motion.

Brian said...

#1. Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to post.

Let first ask, how do you, we, “force” the President of the United States to do anything? The best way I know is from the ballet box. The lesson here is for the future: secure birth certificates of every presidential candidate in the future. There’s no need for a law, however we citizenry through the alternative and main stream media should demand it from here on out.

While I share your concern and skepticism concerning his birth, the cost associated with an investigation and court proceedings is huge. I see a number of problems trying to achieve this beyond the cost: one, for the last 30 years we have elected the most spineless group of congress critters in history, and we will never get a consensus to impeach; second, the court system has been packed for well over 50 years with social activist judges that will not hold to a constitutional opinion; third we are in the middle of global war which puts in a tenuous position to say the least; forth, the political process is controlled by the two main political parties, neither would support such a move and so would work behind the scenes sabotaging any attempt, much like the two are with Rand Paul; and fifth, but not last, the US citizenry are so drugged on narcissism there is little chance we could enough people to effect change.

So, coming back to Senator Vitter, I believe it is counterproductive for him to be focused on the birth issue when our country is amidst a depression, war and the expanding threat from a centrally controlled federal government. Obama’s fused socialist/fascist approach is what the most immediate issue is. We have to look at this issue with prudence and I believe this is the most prudent way. There should be an investigation, but for right now I believe this isn't the time.

danq said...

"for the last 30 years we have elected the most spineless group of congress critters in history, and we will never get a consensus to impeach"

Recall that Bush became a felon after the AT&T/NSA incident and not only was Bush not impeached by a Democratic Congress, but that same supposedly anti-Bush Congress granted immunity to the telephone companies involved.