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Many Americans are wondering if Arizona fell off the Wild-Wild-West bandwagon last night. I too was surprised and disappointed by our Governor’s decision to veto the so-called ‘’Birther’’ bill. However, after listening to her reason behind the veto and separating my personal feelings, I agree with her decision and here’s why Conservatives should too.
One of the main reasons Conservatives have been up in arms regarding Obama’s policies is the fact that he has turned America’s government into a dictatorship. He places himself as the high and mighty authority in choosing what’s best for America while disregarding the choice of the American people. He is the sole authority. He disregards the need for a Congressional ‘’ok’’ and waves his skinny finger in the air while lecturing the American people. He treats the Constitution sort of the same way as his birth certificate, non-existent. This type of control is inadvertently connected on a smaller scale to the decision made by Governor Brewer last night. Before my explanation, I want to share part of what the Governor wrote today on her Facebook page regarding her decision on the bill;
“The bill would have granted sole power to the secretary of state, a county recorder or a city clerk to arbitrarily remove any candidate from the ballot in any federal, state or local election. As a former secretary of state, I do not support designating one person, at their own discretion, as the gatekeeper to determine who can and cannot appear on the ballot, which could lead to arbitrary or politically-motivated decisions in future elections.”
In essence the Governor did what Conservatives stand for; to ensure that a major federal or local decision isn’t placed in the hands of one person that could be politically expedient for any party. In essence to ensure that ‘’we the people’’ isn’t turned into ‘’me the person.” As Conservatives and Constitutionalists, the Governor’s decision should make sense. We can’t be hypocritical on this issue. If we are against one having sole power, we must be against it all the time. We must be careful we don’t trample over the Constitution in order to preserve the Constitution. We can ensure law is followed while still following the law.
I just as much as the next ‘’Birther’’ believe there is something really fishy about Obama and I’m not talking about the stench little prankster Rahm Emmanuel left behind. The majority of Americans know that where there’s smoke there’s fire. With Obama, it’s more like an inferno. Unfortunately, due to the fact that in 2008 too many American’s were responsible for igniting this catastrophic fire engulfing America, we are now left tracing its’ origin and sorting through the ashes.
I never thought I’d see the day when it was problematic to require one to prove their citizenship prior to becoming President of the United States. But then again, I never thought I’d see the day America elected a man who had nothing behind his name (depending on which name he uses) but radical community organizing. It’s pretty upsetting that many deem it unconstitutional to ensure the President of the United States isn’t at the helm unconstitutionally. The fact that the voters have to present eligibility to vote but the person of whom they are voting for doesn’t is incomprehensible. This must be changed but the way about it isn’t to put it in the hands of one particular person as the Arizona bill supported.
Some have argued that if this were an eligibility issue regarding a Republican candidate that the Democrats wouldn’t have caved. True, but that’s all the more reason not to do it! Since when should Conservatives follow the Democrats on anything? Many have expressed their disappointment because Arizona has been leading the way on so many issues other states are afraid to touch. I agree. I too was confident that perhaps my state would be the first horse out of the birther gate. However, being the leader also means ensuring that the law isn’t overridden by personal feelings. Although Arizona couldn’t come full circle on this particular issue, we made headway in initiating this debate and hopefully took the tint off of so many American’s rose colored glasses.
In the meantime, the truth is we don’t need a bill to ensure we elect a natural born citizen to become President of The United States. We should have our citizen-friendly light bulb go off in our heads to detect when there is something eerie about a candidate. We don’t need a bill to the job we can already do. As Americans, we are tired of the federal government failing to do their job but we have a job to do too. Our job is to put on our little P.I. hats prior to an election, not after the election so we’re left Monday morning quarterbacking (or golfing in Obama’s case…) If the government can’t find a lawful way to remove Constitutionally unfit candidates from the ballot, we the people can fix this problem by not putting them on the ballot in the first place!
So now what? Will the Liberals hurl verbal birther bash spit balls and claim victory? Probably. They better enjoy it while they can because curtains close for them in 2012. We can argue all day about why Obama won’t show his birth certificate. We can argue until our faces are as blue as his snow cone stained lips, but it won’t do us any good. As frustrating as it is, we have to do the opposite of what the left does and ensure that feelings don’t take precedence over ‘’we the people.” We have experienced that type of mentality the past two years and look where it has taken our nation. That is why I stand by the Governor in this decision. Until the day a federal law is passed requiring proof of citizenship, we must take it into our own hands. If the American people can’t get the government to ensure a Presidential candidate is a United States natural born citizen, then we have to do it ourselves. Scripture tells us that we will know them by their fruit (Matthew 7:16) Obama has a basket full of fruit that has been rotting over the ages and American’s are finally beginning to smell its stench. Next time America; let’s try to pick a ripe one!