Happy 2012, people. This is going to be a BIG year!!!
Over the Christmas break I had a chance to meet with our friend, Hugh. We decided (more like he decided that I was sticking my nose in his kitchen) that I would shift my focus to the national political scene. With the elections coming up this year, it seems like a good use of time. I want to make clear, that I refused to wear one of those stupid armadillo hats when I met with Hugh.
During our meeting we were asked to go look at a new site: The South Hall Gazette. I found an article there that looks like a good question to kick off our inaugural article. In the opinion piece, the writer decides that people who question the birth place of our President are racists. He does not say why they are racists; he just somehow knows that because Obama is “black, with that middle name Hussein and that just strikes fear and dread into these folks.” Obviously, this writer knows people. He then nails the argument by saying that Georgia’s slave history proves it.
This has to be the most reckless piece of writing that I have ever seen. There are people that believe that Gore beat Bush; are they racist as well? The interesting thing is that the racist intuition of the American Courts will have a say as “Deputy Chief Judge Michael Malihi denied a motion by Obama asking to dismiss the complaint that seeks to keep his name off the state ballot during the March presidential primary (cite).” Even the released long form seems to still have inconsistencies as pointed out by Smoking Gun.
I guess if I want the President to follow the law, I would be a racist too. Forget Article Two of the U.S. Constitution that says, “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.” We all know that since they put a clause in there for Alexander Hamilton (“at the time of the Adoption of this Constitution”), they surely would have put one in there for our Black President.
But what about the other parts of the Constitution like Article Two, Section Two, Clause Two that says, He (President)… shall nominate, and with the Advice and Consent of the Senate, shall appoint… Officers of the United States… The President shall have Power to fill up all Vacancies that may happen during the Recess of the Senate.” But what happens when the Senate is not in recess and the President moves forward with an appointment like he did on Wednesday?
The Recess clause was in the Constitution because when it was written, the Senate was a part time/ seasonal job. However, the President’s contention that “gaveling in and gaveling out for seven seconds does not constitute a recess” is difficult agree with when the Senate is controlled by his Party. The interesting thing is that the President made these appointments just 2 days before the Senate had a scheduled vacation, obviously knowing that the Senate would not even been able to vote on it.
But when people like Al Sharpton talk about the GOP in a mad rush to it’s extreme “white” wing, not a peep can be found about racism. You see, only the left can make racism accusations. And, obviously, if you challenge the left, you must be a racist.
I don’t care about birthers and I don’t believe that Obama was “born in some plain in the African Serengeti, with Lions and Tigers roaming about”; I DO care that our laws are followed by everyone, including our President.