Wednesday, February 25, 2009

1st Lt. Scott Easterling vs. President Obama

The story of a U.S. Soldier on active duty in Iraq is questioning President Obama's eligibility to be President of the United States (and thus commander-in-chief) has grown. Now a second soldier has join forces with 1st Lt. Scott Easterling.  Above photo was provided to World Net Daily and that is where the credit goes to.

In a story posted by Bob Unruh (WND, February 23, 2009), he relates the story of 1st Lt. Scott Easterling who is challenging Obama's qualifications to be commander-in-chief. A statement publicized by California attorney Orly Taitz, in concert with her foundation, is working on several legal cases seeking to uncover Barack Obama's birth records and other documents that would reveal whether he meets the requirements outline in the U.S. Constitution.

Quoting the article and 1st Lt. Scott Easterling, “As an active-duty officer in the United States Army, I have grave concerns about the constitutional eligibility of Barack Hussein Obama to hold the office of president of the United States,” in his “To-whom-it-may-concern-letter.” Continuing with his letter, Obama “has absolutely refused to provide to the American public his original birth certificate, as well as other documents which may prove or disprove his eligibility. In fact, he has fought every attempt made by concerned citizens in their effort to force him to do so.”

Taitz told WND that she had advised Easterling to obtain legal counsel before making any statements regarding the commander-in-chief, but he insisted on moving forward. 1st Lt. Scott Easterling contention is that as an active member of the U.S. Military, he is required to follow orders from a sitting president, and he needs – on pain of court martial – to know that Obama is eligible.

Easterling adds, “Until Mr. Obama releases a 'vault copy' of his original birth certificate for public review, I will consider him neither my Commander in Chief nor my President, but rather, a usurper to the Office – an impostor.”

Scott Easterling was working as a contractor in Iraq and after that, decided to join the Army at age 40. “I chose to work... to support my troops and then left that lucrative position when the Army raised its maximum enlistment age to 40. Upon completion of basic training, I entered Officer Candidate School and commissioned as a 2Lt in August 2007. After completing the subsequent basic officer leadership courses, I was assigned to Ft. Knox and shortly thereafter deployed to Balad, Iraq,” he wrote. 'I implore all service-members and citizens to contact their senators and representatives and demand that they require Mr. Obama prove his eligibility. Our Constitution and our great nation must not be allowed to be disgraced.”

The WND article then went on to provide a partial listing and status of other similar lawsuits concerning Obama's eligibility. It all boils down to if Obama meets the requirements of being a natural born citizen. The Constitution, Article 2, Section 1: 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.

Challenges to Obama's status cover such things as whether or not he really was born in Hawaii (as he insists). Or if he was actually born out of the country since Obama's American mother, the lawsuits contend, was too young at the time of his birth to confer American citizenship to her son under the law at the time. Other challenges focus on his citizenship thru his father, a Keyan subject to the jurisdiction of the Untied Kingdom at the time of his birth, thus making him a dual citizen. The framers of the Constitution excluded dual citizens from qualifying as natural born.

Now in another article by Bob Unruh, posted on February 24, 2009, there is another soldier on active duty in Iraq who is joining 1st Lt. Scott Easterling in his lawsuit. While at the time of the article posting, this other soldier's name and rank has not been released. The second soldier wrote to Taitz “I am an Army reservist who was activated last August and am currently serving with a military police battalion in Camp Bucca, Iraq, I will be here until at least June 2009. When I enlisted last year I had to show my birth certificate, as well as my driver's license, high school diploma, college transcripts, social security card; I also filled out loads of paperwork to include listing the names, addresses and phone numbers of my family members and had to answer any questions regarding foreign travel.”

Anticipating a wave of anger and outage from Obama supporters, this new soldier asked that he be given no “unnecessary publicity,” although his name eventually will become public when the case is filed.

This case needs to be followed closely.

UPDATE (March 5, 2009):  Other miltary officers from the Army, Navy, Marines, and the Air Force are now working with Orly Taitz and her Defend Our Freedoms Foundation according to another article by Bob Unruth (WND, March 02, 2009).  Ms. Taitz is citing legal rights that was established in British common law over 800 years ago (and thus was recognized by the U.S. Founding Fathers as well).  Barack Obama must provide documentation to prove or disprove his eligibility to be President of the United States.

Ms. Taitz mailed to U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder a request that he "relate Quo Warranto on Barack Hussein Obama II to test his title to president before the Supreme Court."  That really means to does he have authority to act as president.

Requesting the action are some miltary brass going out on a limb.  Major General Carroll Childers; LT.Col. (Dr) David Earl-Graef; police officer (reservist in the Navy) Commander Clinton Grimes.  New Hampshire state Rep. Timothy Comerford; Tennessee state Rep. Frank Nicely.  And of course, 1st Lt. Scott Easterling.  


Ref. Original article on 1st Lt. Scott Easterling, ( )

Second article related to 1st Lt. Scott Easterling. ( )

Updated article relating to this case. ( ) and ( ).

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

"A man whose goal is to become a leader is only as strong as the military that supports him; and, a military has the greatest power of all --to follow the orders of the man they wish. This is the power that fights fire with fire."

-------------------------by Unknown