As yet, no governmental authority has been been successfully brought to accountability to America’s Constitution and its People, concerning the “natural born Citizen” clause of the U.S. Constitution.
This requirement, by intellectually honest analysis of its original and inviolable intent and meaning, requires a U.S. President to have U.S. Citizens as his birth parents, plus it precludes him from being born in a foreign country, at least in the case this grants him citizenship rights in that country. [link, link, link]
This, contend eligibility activists, excludes both Barack Obama, whose apparent father was a Kenyan and John McCain, who was born in a Panama hospital. Oops for 2008.
However, the overall constitutional eligibility movement is still alive and even so in the statist and so often so corrupt state of Illinois, adopted home of the putative president, himself.
The Gulag has been reporting the legal action of Sharon Meroni (who has used the Internet moniker of Chalice Jackson) in prior articles. Ms. Meroni has challenged thirty-two candidates on Illinois ballots in year 2010, for a variety of reasons having to do with their eligibility.
- “Citizen Challenges Illinois Candidates’ Eligibility” (7/13/2010)
- “Sharon Meroni vs. Illinois Politics; at a Belly of the Beast” (8/14/2010)
Her work continues, as this Patriot’s Heart Network press release indicates:
Friday, January 14, 2011
Patriot’s Heart Network announces that the eligibility challenge in the state of Illinois is progressing. Meroni V ISBE
Steve Boulton, renowned election attorney from McCarthy Duffy LLD, has filed his appearance in the case before the 4th District Appellate Court. He has filed a motion to extend the due date of the filing for the appellant brief to February 3rd. Mr. Boulton plans to request oral arguments.
Counselor Boulton finds the issues in this case to present “intriguing Constitutional questions” and will take up the appeals for Meroni V ISBE. Mr. Boulton has a distinguished background as an election attorney that includes victories in election issues before the Illinois Supreme Court. In addition to his law career with McCarthy Duffy, Mr. Boulton is the General Counsel for the Chicago GOP. This case is not connected with his role within the Republican Party.
Ms. Meroni has also reported the progress of her case here: “Meroni V Illinois State Board of Elections – June 2010 Objection to 32 Candidates to be on the Ballot“