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Van Irion on Obama Eligibility: Is our Judicial Branch dead?

In Government on January 28, 2012 at 12:47 PM

One of my earliest childhood memories is of my parents talking about Nixon and the Watergate scandal. I remember the newspaper headline: “Nixon Resigns!” President Nixon’s fight against court subpoenas made international news. Yesterday President Obama completely ignored a court subpoena, and the world shrugged.

Obama’s behavior yesterday is even more disturbing than Nixon’s. Nixon at least respected the judicial branch enough to have his attorney’s show up in court and follow procedure. Nixon’s fight in the courts followed existing law. Nixon acknowledged the authority of the judicial branch even while he fought it. Obama, on the other hand, essentially said yesterday that the judicial branch has no power over him. He ordered his attorneys to stay away from the hearing. He didn’t petition a higher court in a legitimate attempt to stay the hearing. Instead he showed complete contempt for the entire judicial branch and for the rule of law. Rather than respecting the legal process, Obama went around the courts and tried to put political pressure directly on the Georgia Secretary of State. When that failed, he simply ignored the judicial branch completely.

The rule of law, and our three-branch system of government, now hang in the balance. If the Georgia court issues a ruling on the merits and an order finding Obama in contempt of court, and if that contempt order actually results in real punishment of some kind, then we will still have a Constitutional Republic. If this doesn’t happen, then Obama will have been rewarded for showing complete contempt for the judicial branch.

Understand that the goal of the Georgia ballot challenge was to have a court rule on the merits of the Constitutional question: Does the term “natural born citizen” in Article II of the Constitution require a Presidential candidate to have two parents that were U.S. citizens at the time the candidate was born? Obama wants to avoid having a court rule on this question. That is why he didn’t show up and ordered his attorneys to not show up. Obama was hoping that the Georgia court would enter a default judgment rather than rule on the merits. If the court enters a default judgment, Obama will have succeeded in avoiding the Constitutional eligibility question. He will then appeal the default judgment, get the appellate court to suspend the default judgment pending appeal, and then delay the appeal until after the primary. This is undoubtedly Obama’s plan.

If the Georgia Court rules that Supreme Court precedent must be followed and therefore Obama simply does not meet the minimum Constitutional requirements to hold the office of President, then we will at least have succeeded in finding one court in the nation willing to do its job. If that court finds Obama in contempt of court, then we still have three viable branches of government. The Georgia court has the authority to do both of these things. The world should be holding its breath.

Unfortunately the world is apparently unaware that our great Republic is on life support. The Roman Empire died a slow death. It’s death was so gradual that few people living at that time probably noticed the individual events that marked the death throes of that great empire. Apparently the same is true of America. Yesterday marked a stunning turn of events in the constant power struggle between the three branches of our government. Our President openly showed that he believes he is completely above the law. I wonder if the court even noticed its own death certificate. We will see in a few days.

I will certainly try to explain this to the court in our proposed findings of fact and law that the court requested we file before February 5th. Please pray with me that Judge Malihi rules on the merits of our case.

All of your encouragement and prayers have been greatly appreciated. They are needed even more over the next few weeks. This battle is FAR from over. And it has taken on importance beyond what we predicted (which is truly astounding). Please tell everyone you know about Obama’s contempt of the judicial branch. Please explain to them what it really means. Even those that agree with Obama politically and disagree with our ballot challenge should be shocked, appalled, and scared of Obama’s contempt for the judicial system.

In Liberty,

Van Irion

AGENDA 21: Comprehensive plan and visioning kickoff at fivepoints in Bradley County

In Agenda 21 on January 28, 2012 at 8:23 AM

This is event is the first of many scheduled for Bradley County! The Comprehensive plan or the Agenda 21 visioning meeting as it it is called is a direct result of the United Nations/ICLEI plan that is sweeping the nation! In every county in the United States the comprehensive plans are being unfolded!

I am encouraged recently by proposed legislation by State Representative Kevin Brooks that if passed will put an immediate stop to this comprehensive plan and cut the head of the snake off!

Even as our State Legislators are saying “no” the powers that be are continuing to move forward regardless of the law or the will of the people! This circumvention of the people is purposeful and is taught as a subversive technique in planning circles!

This growth plan is expected to cost arguably around 10 billion dollars or more with 10 to 20 new schools to be built! Where does this money come from? Our local economy is shot! We have no money! We are floating 10 to 20 year bonds with high interest rates as is just to pay for a road a manufacturer could have built on their own!

This expensive plan will be paid for by you! In the form of some kind of tax, probably a huge increase in property taxes! There is no way around it! YOU will have to pay for it and our way of life will be changed forever!

I will be curious to see if State Representative Kevin Brooks will be at this Agenda 21 Visioning meeting in light of his recent proposed legislation.

Will be interesting to see how many of our elected officials will be there! Oh well, the beat goes on! Register and sign up and attend and ask the right questions! Do your own research then make your own decisions to see if this is something you want to pay for!

The City of Cleveland, Bradley County, and City of Charleston
Presents the

Public Kick-Off for the Comprehensive Plans

A hands-on community forum to identify the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats the cities and counties must prepare for in the coming decades.

Monday, January 30, 2011
7:00 P.M. – 9:00 P.M.
Museum Center at 5ive Points
200 Inman Street East
Cleveland, Tennessee 37311
Join your neighbors at the Museum at Five Points to hear about the process we will be using to establish comprehensive plans and spend time working together to identify what is important and what the best ways to manage community resources will be for a successful future.

There will be a brief presentation about why the communities are doing comprehensive plans, and what benefits the plans will provide. The presentation will be followed by a hands-on mapping activity. Your participation is very important and essential to this process.  Please ask your neighbors and friends to join us. 

Please RSVP by selecting a ticket by Friday January 28, 2011 at

Or call 423-479-1913
 We would like to know  how many people to except so if you can RSVP we appreciate your help.  We will have additional seating avalible at the event for individuals unable to RSVP before hand.  Additional participation events will be held over the next 9-months. 

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