Plumb Lines

April 28, 2009

Down the Rabbit Hole

Filed under: Uncategorized — Michael E. van Landingham @ 5:41 pm

I had intended my debut post for this blog to be about the “Birther” movement. The term collectively refers to individuals sincerely concerned President Obama is actually named Barry Soetoro and is a citizen of Indonesia. After reading the website of their de facto leader Orly Taitz, a dentist with a correspondence school law degree, I figured I could let the issue go. Why? Because Orly Taitz is utterly insane, or at least profoundly confused. (And she likes to refer to herself as Dr. Orly Taitz, Esq., which we all know is a complete breach of Postian etiquette.)

Checking in on her blog now and again is enthralling. Her posts parallel the structure of Gogol’s Diary of a Madman, a novella in which the protagonist’s entries start out reasonable, but end proclaiming him the King of Spain. Today has yielded the best post yet:

We need each and every citizen enrolled in legal citizen’s militia and oath keepers movement  to protect all of us from the Brown Shirts and from the oppressive and corrupt establishment of the Foreign National, Citizen of Indonesia Barry Soetoro aka Barack Hussein Obama and his American SS sidekicks Napolitano and Pelosi. If they use the swine flu or any other excuse to infringe on civil liberties and constitutional rights of American citizens and try to use American or UN or any other troops on American soil in violation of Posse Comitatus, we will be able to rely on the citizens militia and the state governments and State National Guards to protect the lives and property of the American citizens and secede, if needed.

Be still my beating heart! It always goes aflutter at the mention of posse comitatus. I encourage you all to familiarize yourself with the movement, if only for a lark. Should you desire to read a site devoted to bursting the Birthers’ stealth dirigible bubble, the best can be found here.

-Michael E. van Landingham



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  2. She’s been asking for “volunteers” to help her make phone calls. It’s phone calls to get donations….. FOR HER!!! She wants Biden in the office because of his devotion to Israel.

    Comment by Crystal — May 2, 2009 @ 4:57 pm

  3. Thank you for the comment. I think she really is convinced of her goal and is in it for ideology and not money. Especially because I cannot invision her actually making money off of this. Even if she convinces people to give them her money, that at least was of their own volition. What worries me more is her careless calls to arms.

    The other day she called for people to form citizens armies complete with uniforms, arms, and munitions. In her frantic comparisons of Obama’s associates as “brown shirts,” I think that Orly is forgetting that the “brown shirts” were the SA, a paramilitary organization and precursor of the SS. They were not a government army, but rather a group of civilians allied with the National Socialists who roamed the streets in gangs intimidating communists and the like. So here to Orly is confused. She is agitating for the creation of a paramilitary organ to confront the government and force them to take them seriously. That is actually inciting riot.

    She may support Israel, since it is the nation that allowed her to leave the Soviet Socialist Republic of Moldova, but I don’t think she would prefer Biden. After all, he is a co-conspirator who should be indicted along with Obama under her logic.

    Comment by Michael E. van Landingham — May 3, 2009 @ 10:30 am

  4. Senate Resolution 511 April 08) states that a Natural Born Citizen is one born of two parents of American Citizenship.
    Barrack Obama admits his father was born in Kenya and Governed by the British Nationality act of 1948 as is Obama’s Seniors children.
    Article II section I of the Constitutions eligibility clause states that one must be a Natural Born Citizen to be eligible for the presidency.

    It is simple to understand yet the ignorant refuse to believe our nations own laws when it suits those in power.

    Wake up Citizens!
    Read the Declaration of Independence(The Promise) and The Constitution of the United States (The Fulfillment)

    Comment by JT — May 4, 2009 @ 11:56 am

  5. 1) Senate resolutions are non-binding and are not laws, though, so the following is irrelevant.

    2) I assume you are referencing the McCain resolution that stated John McCain was a “natural-born citizen,” even though he was not born on American soil (he was born in the Panama Canal Zone). It is a settled fact that one can be a natural-born citizen by dint of both parents being American citizens. But one is also a natural-born citizen if one is born ON AMERICAN SOIL.

    3) Hawaii, where Obama was born, was America at the time, so it doesn’t matter if his parents were Martians. He is a natural-born citizen thanks to being born on US soil. This has been a settled fact of United States law for some time. Or do you believe too that Chester A. Arthur was not eligible for president since his father was also a British subject (an Irishman)?

    I am wide awake, sir. Certainly not like you conspiracy theorists who are impervious to facts, precedent, and common sense.

    Comment by Michael E. van Landingham — May 4, 2009 @ 1:46 pm

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