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Diário do Comércio, September 28, 2008


September 24 was the deadline for Barack Obama to file a response to the lawsuit, initiated by Democrat lawyer Philip Berg, which charges Obama with not fulfilling the constitutional requirements to be elected president, since he is not a natural born citizen of the United States. Barack Obama did not actually respond: he introduced a motion for dismissal, a typical delaying maneuver that makes the defendant look even more suspect.

A motion for dismissal consists in alleging that the plaintiff did not provide enough evidence to justify the continuation of the suit. That Obama’s lawyers should use this maneuver is a curious sample of the revolutionary inversion of judicial logic. Berg’s central argument is that Obama has not presented a printed birth certificate. It is the duty of the candidate to prove that he is a natural born American citizen, not the duty of the plaintiff to prove that he is not. The hard fact that the document has never come to light is enough for the suit to go forward, as there is not a single piece of evidence attesting that Obama has legal citizenship. But to this undeniable assertion, Berg added some strong evidence that (1) the electronic copy of the birth certificate exhibited by Obama’s campaign is false, and (2) Obama was born in Kenya. By challenging the insufficiency of these supplemental arguments, Obama’s lawyers are trying to dodge the central point: Where is the paper version of the certificate? If Obama had one, it would be enough to present it, and he would be acquitted on the spot. What his lawyers did suggests that he has no American birth certificate whatsoever.

In return, they have gained time, but at the expense of sowing the seed of a constitutional crisis that will fatally blow up sooner or later. If the suit is resolved only after the election—and if Obama is elected—the United States, instead of simply nullifying a candidacy, will find itself in the contingency of having to topple a president, automatically raising the ire of his devotees. Or else the United States will have to sacrifice its Constitution and laws on the altar of a grotesque pseudo-religion, artificial to the utmost, in which millions of idiots kneel down before an improvised arriviste without even bothering to ask where he came from. Both hypotheses are frightening, and if the motion for dismissal is accepted by the court, there will be no third one any more.

More and more I convince myself that all this, from the beginning, figured in the calculations of the creators of the Obama myth. More than just electing a president, they wished to implode a nation.

PS—All the documents of the lawsuit are on Phillip Berg’s site www.obamacrimes.com. If you have any difficulty in accessing it, do not be surprised: it has received over 15 million visitors in the last few days, and there has been a bit of a traffic jam.