Dear Senator, Representative

 

Due to the persistent questions about candidate’s qualifications for the office of President, Congress is starting to investigate and an Electoral College challenge is a necessity.  Forthcoming Supreme Court rulings will dovetail to that challenge. Provisions of the 20th amendment may be invoked demanding direct congressional involvement and possible re-vote.

The Secretaries of State, following loose or non-existent guidelines from the legislative branch, allowed unqualified candidates such as the non-US citizen Callero to be on many presidential ballots. Numerous challenges, many ongoing in State and Federal court, have also called into question the basic qualifications of both Mr. Obama and to a lesser extent Mr. McCain.

These challenges have so far gone unresolved, though two cases are before the Supreme court at this writing. The worst case scenario is the Supreme Court does nothing and the cloud of usurper and illegitimacy plagues the new president with unknown consequences, none of which could be called good for the nation.

The best scenario is that a senator and a congressman file a formal challenge to the Electoral College and at the same time the Supreme Court agrees to hear the cases and then decides clearly and definitively as to the meaning and application of the key constitutional phase “Natural Born Citizen” as it applies to both Candidates.

  1. If they decide Obama is “Natural Born” then case is closed  and we move on.
  2. Otherwise, if the Supreme Court decides, “2 citizen parents, born on US soil,”  then they without directives, simply declare the law and both Obama and McCain are demonstrated to be unqualified.
  3. Congress concludes the investigation and votes on the challenge with deference to any legal opinion, if rendered, by the Supreme Court and disqualifies one or both candidates. Thumbing their nose at the Supreme Court (if they get around to weighing in on the case) is not an option politically or realistically as the specter of post inauguration legal challenges and civil and unprecedented distrust on the part of the military would be intolerable. If both candidates were disqualified, a vote on new candidates would be much more politically palatable and significant civil unrest is minimized.
  4. Congress either votes for alternate candidates or preferably establishes  a public re-vote as allowed by special legislation under the 20th Amendment. Sen. Bidden is acting President until the new selection is made.
    1. 20th Ammendment: If a President shall not have been chosen before the time fixed for the beginning of his term, or if the President elect shall have failed to qualify, then the Vice President elect shall act as President until a President shall have qualified; and the Congress may by law provide for the case wherein neither a President elect nor a Vice President elect shall have qualified, declaring who shall then act as President, or the manner in which one who is to act shall be selected, and such person shall act accordingly until a President or Vice President shall have qualified.
  5. We end up with Bidden, Hillary, Romney – who knows. The key is to end up with a “Natural Born Citizen” that the people and the institutions of government can have full faith and trust.

 

The ramifications of failure to maintain full faith and trust are too great to do otherwise.