John R. Houk
© January 21, 2012
Joseph Farah’s WorldNetDaily (WND) is still on the Birther bandwagon. In case you have had your head in the sand the last five years Birthers are those that believe President Barack Hussein Obama is not a natural born citizen (NBC) and therefore is not eligible to be President of the United States of America (POTUS).
WND writer Bob Unruh reported yesterday that a Georgia State Judge has stood up to the POTUS and has refused to quash a citizen’s civil suit requiring BHO to attend a hearing with documents in tow to prove his eligibility.
BHO’s lawyers are claiming POTUS has Federal jurisdiction that outweighs State jurisdiction. Thus BHO’s lawyers have turned the Birther issue into a States’ Rights issue. Ultimately this could lead to the Federal judiciary process deciding if State judicial jurisdiction on a State issue can indeed make a ruling affecting the standing of the POTUS within the confines of a State.
This could develop to be a thorn in BHO’s side depending how far such an issue proceeds through Federal judiciary system from Federal District Judge, Appellate Court through to the ultimate stop of the Supreme Court. In a Presidential election year whether the GOP nomination uses Birther beliefs or not, a court case like this will re-ignite reasons for voters to distrust incumbent President Barak Hussein Obama.