The Straw Man’s Cloak

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Meet Obama's Legal Defense

I find the straw man analogy useful in analyzing Obama’s defense, in fact, extremely clarifying.  In the last post you were introduced to Obama’s legal defense, the straw man, who has no standing; is not injured any more than anyone else; and is a disgruntled voter who should talk with Congress or vote.  This straw man doesn’t have to talk about the Constitution because he is too busy trying to stand.

There are two other aspects of this straw man defense that will draw my attention in the next few days.

  • The first is the “political question“…a tool used by the Courts and readily by Obama’s defense team to relegate the Constitution to a vote by the public–i.e., majority mob rule, aka ‘democracy’.

The lower court did not want to address the Constitutional question–so used this ploy to dismiss the case and unwittingly gave Obama’s legal team another sack of straw to stuff into their case. The political question is wrapped up in the standing argument, and the defense is desperate to make it stick. But remember the timing of the Kerchner case…when it was filed, it was not a ‘done deal’ that Obama was pResident, he still had to prove himself. So it is quite impossible to say, ‘the election is over, get over this eligibility thing’, rather than have the guts to put up a decent response to Kerchner’s facts. (Note to self:  never hire the Justice Department or its lawyer to protect me or my rights.)

  • The second is the unstated threat or fear that there will be riots and a ‘revolution’ if a court declares Obama ineligible, or even chooses to hear the case.  I believe this is another ‘straw’ argument.

Fear is a powerful motivator, but, have you ever asked yourself what is behind this?  My theory, greatly assisted by Helen of the T-Room, is that the whole concern about riots has a racist undertone.  The argument is something like ‘he is the first black pResident (:roll:), if you remove him the country will erupt in race riots’.  This conveys an extremely low view of black people, in my view, like they are too stupid to know that a violation of the Constitution is unacceptable.  How about the reaction when all of America finds out that a huge fraud was perpetuated on them?  Why is the fear of civil unrest just about black people?

Both of these subjects require additional research, and I am on the road for the next few days, trying to make my way back to Wyoming during a spring snow storm…😯

**Stay Tuned!**

Approaching early spring snowstorm, WY

10 Responses to “The Straw Man’s Cloak”


  1. 1 no-nonsence-nancy March 18, 2010 at 6:08 am

    Dr. Kate, thanks for these articles. They are so informative. I don’t think there would be any riots. So many Americans are so oblivious to what is going on around them they probably wouldn’t even know he has been removed from office. Speaking of which, I have been tasting it for such a long time!

    We are going back to DC on Saturday to try to talk to more of our Reps about the deathcare bill. I hope we can make a difference. A lot of them are on the edge and can go any way. I started to read the book Shattered Lives which tells the stories of 100 victims of government run health care. It is really an eye opener. Everyone should continue to call, fax or email your Reps the rest of this week and try to persuade them to not vote for it. Your future good health will thank you!

    • 2 Quantum Leap March 18, 2010 at 11:50 am

      Yes everyone is being called back to tea party business on Saturday in DC. Have a safe strip drkate. I hope you have chains.

  2. 3 Michelle March 18, 2010 at 7:19 am

    “Note to self: never hire the Justice Department or its lawyer to protect me or my rights.)”
    That note really struck me-what could the budget be for the so-called Department be that all American taxpayers support? If they are so cavalier re: the Obama eligibility issues, what about any other issues that come under their jurisdiction?
    I have an eclectic bunch of friends, every race, creed, religious views (or no religion at all). It is insulting and demeaning to my black friends that they would not support the Constitution and our laws-they do now, every day of their lives. This assumes 100 per cent of black Americans are Democrats, that is a lie. My friends have always thought for themselves-I know we have discussed many things and their views in my opinion were very informative. I doubt that they would riot and I am from Chicago and I saw what the race riots were like after the Rev. Martin Luther King was murdered. Bad government affects all Americans not just one group-this is some kind of reverse scapegoating. Thank you for all of your informative articles, it helps so much to keep track of our current governments (for lack of a better word) insanity.

  3. 4 Rich March 18, 2010 at 7:53 am

    I think the riots that would happen are already brewing and not from any racial basis. These riots would occur due to a collaspe of our economic base. There were several good article published today. Both deal from the financial troubles but from very different views.

    Soaring Debt Increases Risk of Social Unrest Worldwide
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/economics/7450468/Moodys-fears-social-unrest-as-AAA-states-implement-austerity-plans.html

    Deficits Making US Military Nervous
    http://bible-prophecy-today.blogspot.com/2010/03/deficits-making-us-military-nervous.html

  4. 5 d2i March 18, 2010 at 11:46 am

    dk – I couldn’t agree with you more. I find it shallow and disgusting that black leaders would go on national television and threaten the country by saying blacks will riot if 0 didn’t win and now if he’s impeached.

    This meme has bothered me greatly ever since Wilder said it out loud in 2008.

    If anyone out there knows they’ve been used, played and lied to it is our black brothers and sisters. They know a crook when they see one. Trust me they see this one.

    Keep up the great work. I’m working on a new post myself and hope to get up tonight. Stop in and say hi. http://www.t-room.us

  5. 6 Quantum Leap March 18, 2010 at 11:57 am

    They will not riot. They admit to me that they know he’s not eligible but still wanted to “give him a chance” by serial voting for him. They admitted they all got up at 5 am and hit all the precincts and serial voted on a nationwide scale.(first and last time they’ll get up at 5am)😆 These are blacks who never voted in their life. They didn’t care that he is the devil himself. They just wanted a tan man in the whitehouse..not too dark not too light… Like Pastor Manning said they are too lazy to riot. Ain’t gonna happen. They’ll just shrug and go about their business.

  6. 7 jtx March 18, 2010 at 1:52 pm

    drkate:

    Great series and your comments are wonderfully on the money …

    Kudos!!

  7. 8 joefre6996 April 10, 2010 at 11:21 pm

    This is the petition to our USA Top Military Officials I told you about. Please help me spread and share as fast as possible. Thank You! Joe


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