Saturday, October 25, 2008

Lawsuit Against Obama Dismissed from Philadelphia Federal Court
"Berg, nonetheless, is disappointed by Surrick's decision and will issue a press release today detailing his plans to appeal to the Third Circuit Court of Appeals and then to the United States Supreme Court.

"This is a question of who has standing to stand up for our Constitution," Berg said. "If I don't have standing, if you don't have standing, if your neighbor doesn't have standing to ask whether or not the likely next president of the United States--the most powerful man in the entire world--is eligible to be in that office in the first place, then who does?"
How many times have we seen this - toss it to Congress:
"So, who does have standing? According to the Hon. R. Barclay Surrick, that's completely up to Congress to decide.
"If, through the political process, Congress determines that citizens, voters, or party members should police the Constitutionís eligibility requirements for the Presidency, then it is free to pass laws conferring standing on individuals like Plaintiff. Until that time, voters do not have standing to bring the sort of challenge that Plaintiff attempts to bring in the Amended Complaint."

So, anyone can just claim to be eligible for congress or the presidency without having their legal status, age or citizenship questioned. That's swell. 25 year old Joe Blow born in France can go on the ballot for president even though he doesn't meet the age 35 requirement and we the people have no right to challenge it. This should make Arnie Schwarzenegger very happy.
We the people have no right according to this weeny judge to police the eligibility requirements under the U.S. Constitution? Ah, what happened to of the people, for the people and by the people?