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This article by Devvy Kidd explains the latest twists and turns in Berg’s lawsuit against Obama.  It also mentions lawsuits in several other states where someone is demanding someone else produce an authentic copy of Obama’s birth certificate.  As I mentioned yesterday, the claim that Obama isn’t a US citizen may in the end be shown to be “complete, unmitigated hooey.”  However, the process of figuring this out is important because it concerns a man running for president who many people have expressed reasonable doubt about his US citizenship–reasonable enough to be filing lawsuits.  What does this say about the state of our nation when there’s even a remote possibility that a major presidential candidate is on the ballot illegally?  What does it tell you when the law in question is a Constitutional law?

Kidd brings up another interesting little tidbit in her article.  Her previous column mentions a fund that McCain set up at the end of February 2008 called the McCain-Palin Compliance Fund.  Remember all the soul searching that supposedly went on in August about who McCain was going to pick as his Vice President?  It appears he knew he was going to pick Palin way back in February.  Why lie about something like that?  And given that, why should I trust McCain to speak the truth about anything else, including how he intends to treat the abortion issue, something that has long been dear to my heart?

Kidd mentions a little research she did about the McCain-Palin Compliance Fund and it turns out the Registered Agent for the Fund is The Corporation Trust Company, whose registered agent is Sidley-Austin, LLP, a company that employed Michelle Obama at one time, and apparently has other dealings with Barack Obama.  I honestly do not know how significant this connection might be, but it’s interesting.  Is it another indication that the Republican and Democrat parties are more similar in agendas than we’re lead to believe?  Or is it just some random fluke that Obama and McCain have both used the services of the same, perhaps very large, company?  Is that even allowed, given that McCain and Obama are supposedly opposed to each other?  Maybe it’s a sign of monopolism, which in and of itself is a matter of concern.

Here’s the situation as I see it.  In this last week before the election, the pro McCain talk show hosts are in a panic.  It’s looking like Obama has the election zipped up and boy is he a scary character.  My gosh, he’s going to start socialism in America!  My thought is where have these talk show hosts been for the past seventy years–we’ve had socialism in this country since FDR’s New Deal!  And what did they think the bailout bill was all about?  But anyway, they’re worried.  Still, no one is talking about the reason Obama as president could have all this power to wreak the kind of havoc he’s going to wreak, which is that over the past eight years, Bush curtailed a lot of our Constitutional Rights and wrote himself and his successors a whole boatload of new power.  So now, Obama will have a much easier time ruining the country thanks to Bush, and to be fair, several of Bush’s predecessors.

But anyway, people are panicking about the possibility of an Obama presidency.  The main issue that gets air time these days is Obama’s plans to redistribute wealth.  But another issue that makes an Obama presidency scary is abortion.  Where previous presidents have favored some restraint on abortion, such as parental consent laws and limitations on visible funding to organizations that provide abortions, Obama promises to get rid of all such limitations.  Not only that, as president he could appoint up to five Supreme Court Justices, therefore reversing the previous slow and steady trend of getting Justices who have leaned more to the pro-life side.  Given the right numbers, I suppose there’s a chance the Supreme Court might even reverse Roe v. Wade.  But we can forget it with an Obama presidency.

Naturally, many pro-lifers are strongly behind McCain and want everyone to vote for him.  This is where it gets interesting.  Right now, there is a presidential candidate running who is clearly more pro-life than McCain.  Here is what Chuck Baldwin writes on his campaign site

The pre-born child, whose life begins at fertilization, is a human being created in God’s image. The first duty of the law is to prevent the shedding of innocent blood. It is, therefore, the duty of all civil governments, and that certainly includes the office of the President of the United States, to secure and to safeguard the lives of the pre-born. I affirm the God-given legal person hood of all unborn human beings, without exception.

In addition to guaranteeing the legal person hood of the unborn, Ron Paul’s Sanctity of Life Act, which I wholeheartedly support, would strip the appellate jurisdiction of the Supreme Court in all cases of abortion in accordance with the U.S. Constitution, Article III, Section 2. This would mean that Roe v. Wade would immediately pass away as any legal authority on this issue. There would be no need to worry about putting a Supreme Court on the bench that might eventually make the right decision on this issue. We can, therefore, end legal abortion immediately upon enactment of the Sanctity of Life Act.

Republicans tout themselves as being “pro-life.” Yet, the GOP controlled both houses of Congress and the White House for six years and did absolutely nothing to overturn Roe or end abortion-on-demand. If the Republicans were really serious about being pro-life the could have already ended legal abortion in America. Obviously the Republican Party and most GOP politicians are not serious about ending abortion, but are, regrettably, simply content to perpetuate the issue to manipulate pro-life voters.

Under my administration, we could end legal abortion in a matter of days, not decades. And if Congress refuses to pass Dr. Paul’s bill, I will use the constitutional power of the Presidency to deny funds to protect abortion clinics. Either way, legalized abortion ends when I take office.

Baldwin has two separate strategies for either legislatively taking abortion out of the hands of the Supreme Court, something I didn’t know could be done until he mentioned it, or getting rid of it by starving the industry itself.  In any case, he claims legalized abortion can end within days of him taking office.  If he manages to do that in the first six months of his administration, I and millions of pro-lifers across the country, will be ecstatic.  Because I am deeply pro-life, I preferred to vote for Chuck Baldwin over John McCain.  McCain has voted favorably on much legislation concerning abortion and I don’t doubt he’d continue; however, he is not as strongly pro-life as Baldwin.  There were many other reasons why I cast my vote for Baldwin this election but his strong pro-life stance was huge for me.

And because I chose to vote for the more pro-life candidate, I and others in my position have been told we’re wasting our votes.  Why?  Because there is no way Baldwin can win, and since without Baldwin I might have been inclined to vote for McCain, my vote for Baldwin essentially went over to Obama–Obama the extreme pro-abortionist.  So by voting for the most pro-life candidate running, I just voted in favor of killing more innocent babies.  No doubt this should be a huge pain on my conscience.

Is anyone else realizing how screwed up this all is?  For the sake of the unborn babies who will be killed in the near future, I’m enjoyned to vote for someone who is less strongly pro-life, who clearly lied about when he chose his vice-presidential nominee, who might have some shady connections with Obama, who certainly isn’t leading the way to make sure the Constitution is honored in who gets to stay on the presidential ballot and other matters, who I know to be part of the movement towards one world government (didn’t he say something about us being entangled in Iraq for the next hundred years?), and who will not lead the country in sound money practices (he voted for that ridiculous bailout) just so that I can vote against the socialist, extreme pro-abortion, terrorist-consorting whack job who quite possibly shouldn’t even be on the ballot anyway, and hold onto the far-off hope that maybe McCain will appoint Supreme Court Justices who will turn out to be more pro-life than Reagan appointee Sandra Day O’Connor was, that maybe these hopefully pro-life Justices will decide to re-hear Roe v. Wade, that maybe they’ll actually rule to overturn it, and that somehow McCain won’t be corrupted by all that extra power he’ll get thanks to Bush, that maybe he’ll at least be a benevolent dictator just because under the current, extremely corrupt two-party system, McCain can win and Baldwin can’t.

Someone explain to me again why I’m supposed to vote for McCain.  Actually, don’t bother because I already mailed in my ballot.  The truth is that when it comes to abortion, the only way to end it is incrementally.  I and many others would love it to be all over and done with tomorrow, but that’s not reasonable.  Voting on the basis of who’s going to nominate more pro-life Supreme Court Justices, and gradually accumulate enough such Justices to get a fair shot at overturning Roe v. Wade is one form of pro-life incrementalism and it’s a valid one.  I happen to think it won’t work only because it hasn’t worked for a long time and I want to try something different, but it’s still a valid approach.  The pro-life incrementalism I’m going to go with is to vote for and promote a candidate who given the chance will bypass the whole Surpreme Court route and use the law and money to get rid of abortion, as well as address head-on many of the problems that contribute to abortion in the first place, including the bloated and unconstitutional power of the Supreme Court.  Granted, this year this candidate has a slim chance, but I figure that any votes he does take this year will build a foundation for votes he or another comparable candidate can take next election, and that in a few election cycles, there may be a possibility of such a candidate actually winning, especially with the growth of such movements as Freedom Force and Campaign for Liberty.

I think my form of incrementalism has a much better chance of succeeding.  The main reason is that it has become pretty obvious to me that the Republican party has little interest in the abortion issue other than as a way to manipulate pro-life voters to vote for them.  Republicans will vote in favor of limiting abortion just to keep the pro-lifers voting for them.  However, the people actually running government, the ones bringing us to the New World Order through their manufactured economic crises, their secret deals with Mexico, Canada and Europe, their steady establishment of millitarized police to declare martial law and stepping up of citizen surveillance and erosion of Constitutional Rights, not the least of which right now is foisting a possible non-citizen president on us without even looking into it, know full-well that once they get sufficient power, all that legislation limiting abortion will go right out the window, and what they’ll do with it will make Obama look like Mother Teresa.  So sure they’ll limit abortion for the time being.  They know it buys them votes and power and it won’t be that way forever.  They’re just done buying my vote.

For what it’s worth, my prediction is that McCain is going to squeeze out a victory this election.  The result will be that there will be massive rioting attributed to disenfranchised Obama voters.  There will be enough evidence of voter fraud to make them believe that McCain stole the election.  As I write, I’m sure Rent-a-Mobs are being stationed in major cities across the US and they will start their mayhem on cue.  At the same time, the people who screw with our economy–apparently there are thirteen of them–will orchestrate a major stock market drop or some other financial crisis–they wouldn’t need to, just the fear of Obama winning has set the stock market back–and maybe a terrorist act will be staged to boot.  Then good ole cowboy Bush will step forward and declare martial law to deal with all the mayhem.  He’s been chomping on the bit to do this for a long time and his presidency is about to end.  And when everything settles down, McCain will simply not bother to undeclare martial law and we’ll all learn what a totalitarian government really looks like, even without Obama.  And if there are elections next time around, Chuck Baldwin will have a fighting chance at winning. 

I just want in on the ground floor.

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