He's Not My President?

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An Argument of Logic as to Why Obama is not my President

I want to address the web address (url) of my blog which begins he’s not my president.  I know that many Republicans were offended when many on the left refused to acknowledge President Bush as their President after the questionable count in Florida in 2000 and the overall popular vote for Gore.  Even though my goal on this blog site is to expose Barack Obama’s rhetoric, I thought I’d justify the naming of my blog url.

It should be noted that back in the early ’90s I received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy with an emphasis in ethics, and my philosophical thinking tendencies still drive my positions today.  So my best defense of my website url is not that I don’t want Barack Obama to be my President, but that he in fact logically cannot be my President.  Dr. Robert Coambs best describes this position in the following syllogism:

Major Premise:

To be POTUS, the candidate’s eligibility must be publicly known.

Minor Premise:

Obama’s eligibility is not publicly known.

This syllogism responds only to rules of deductive logic and cannot be overturned by any human action.  If the premises are taken to be true, then the conclusion must be true.  There is no law or statute that requires the rules of logic to be proven in a court of law for them to be enforceable.  The laws of logic are compelled by nature, and cannot be challenged by any law of man.

Therefore, the conclusion of this syllogism cannot be questioned by humans of any authority.  No human is empowered to alter,  rewrite, or adjudicate the laws of the universe.

Conclusion:

Therefore, Obama is not POTUS.

Read Dr. Coambs Full Argument for his Position

I believe both premises to be true, therefore, the conclusion is true, and as long as both premises remain true on January 20, 2009 when Obama is sworn in, the conclusion will remain true and logically Barack Obama in not my President, nor yours for that matter, nor anyone in the United States’ President.

Again, the purpose of this blog is not to prove whether or not Obama is my President or yours.  The purpose is to expose Obama’s rhetoric.  When he begins speaking again, I’ll be here to analyze his words and provide that analysis here.  I welcome all thoughtful comments on any subject addressed here, but especially those posts regarding his rhetoric.

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Written by KJ Kaufman

November 12, 2008 at 11:23 pm

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  1. The Obama campaign posted a copy of Obama’s birth certificate on its Fight the Smears website
    ( http://fightthesmears.com/articles/5/birthcertificate ) and reportedly provided the original document to FactCheck.org, (http://www.factcheck.org/elections-2008/born_in_the_usa.html ) whose staff concluded in an August 21 post that it “meets all of the requirements from the State Department for proving U.S. citizenship.”

    EV THE RIGHT-WING SITE WorldNetDaily reported in an August 23 article that a “WND investigation into Obama’s birth certificate utilizing forgery experts also found the document to be authentic.” ( http://www.worldnetdaily.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=73214 )

    A Hawaii Health Department official also reportedly confirmed to PolitiFact.com in June that Obama’s birth certificate is valid. ( http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/article/2008/jun/27/obamas-birth-certificate-part-ii/)

    The Hawaii Department of Health released the following statement on October 31 by Health Department director Chiyome Fukino ( http://hawaii.gov/health/about/pr/2008/08-93.pdf ):

    “There have been numerous requests for Sen. Barack Hussein Obama’s official birth certificate. State law (Hawai’i Revised Statutes §338-18) prohibits the release of a certified birth certificate to persons who do not have a tangible interest in the vital record.

    “Therefore, I as Director of Health for the State of Hawai’i, along with the Registrar of Vital Statistics who has statutory authority to oversee and maintain these type of vital records, have personally seen and verified that the Hawai’i State Department of Health has Sen. Obama’s original birth certificate on record in accordance with state policies and procedures.

    “No state official, including Governor Linda Lingle, has ever instructed that this vital record be handled in a manner different from any other vital record in the possession of the State of Hawai’i.”
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    The bottom line is this: proof of Obama’s eligibility to be POTUS has been provided, but some people refuse to believe the truth. If that is the case, so be it.

    As Galileo is said to have mumbled at an Inquisition hearing, “”Eppur si muove.”

    lunchcountersitin

    November 15, 2008 at 11:13 am

  2. I continue to believe that the issue remains a mystery. I would prefer to see the certificate of live birth (COLB) before putting this issue to rest.

    My primary concern is that Obama seems to hide too many documents of interest. For example his college records/transcripts, etc. IMHO it just seems if there weren’t so many items missing from the written record on his life, there would be far fewer inquires into things like his COLB, and the people in general wouldn’t feel like things were being hidden or missing that could go a long way to easing worries among the masses.

    curi0us0nefromthe60s

    November 15, 2008 at 3:02 pm

  3. Not to belabor this point, but I admit, I don’t “converse” with people on the other side of the spectrum, so to speak, about stuff like this.

    This particular instance is a case where numerous sources, as noted above, indicate that his birth certificate is for real. The Dept of Health in Hawaii has made a formal statement about this. Yet you refuse to believe.

    Might it not be that you’re being… irrational?

    Question: Have you seen John McCain’s birth records? Any of his transcripts?

    It amazes me that in fact, Obama’s birth records- as detailed above – have been heavily detailed in the press, and people don’t (refuse to) believe. Yet few question McCain’s records, or lack of publicity therefor.

    Might it not also be that you also maintaining a double standard about this? Obama HAS to PROVE this to, but with McCain, no additional proof is needed? Is that not irrational, or at least unfair?

    Now hey, if you don’t like Obama, no problem. I’m not saying his politics are going to appeal to everybody.

    But again, regarding his BC-the info HAS been put in the public domain, yet you simply refuse to believe.

    It seems to me that no matter how many additional records are produced, you still won’t believe, and producing additional records is a waste of time. I mean, if you believe the Hawaii Dept of Health is lying to the world, then anything else must or could be a lie too… right?

    It seems like an unbreakable, self-fulfilling, never-ending conspiracy theory. And if you feel that way, fine… but let’s acknowledge that this is not about the existence of empirical evidence, but rather a mistrust that is not logical, but emotional.

    lunchcountersitin

    November 15, 2008 at 4:08 pm

  4. You mention, shouldn’t McCain have to produce his BC as well? Yes, he absolutely should. And I’d like to see his transcripts too. My further concern on this matter is that the US Constitution clearly states what it takes to be eligible for President, yet we don’t seem to have a process to enforce that eligibility. That is the crux of the issue is it not?

    I don’t agree with you that Obama has produced a valid Birth Certificate. I would like to see the Certificate of Live Birth. I could also cite sites that have shown the Birth Certificate he has thus far produced to be a forgery. But again for me the true crux of the matter is that the Constitution has requirements for President yet no means to ensure the requirements are met.

    curi0us0nefromthe60s

    November 15, 2008 at 4:34 pm

  5. OK, my last questions on this subject, and that will be it from me at least.

    [1] I do not believe that George Bush has ever produced his BC or COLB. Did you ever have a blog saying “Why Bush is not my president?” If not, why not?

    [2] I do not believe McCain has produced a BC or COLB. Were you prepared to start a blog saying that “John McCain is not my president?” If not, why not?

    [3] As a matter of logic: just because the Constitution doesn’t have a mechanism for ensuring that certain requirements are met; that doesn’t mean the requirements haven’t been met.

    [4] As far as I can see, Obama has produced as much – no, MORE – evidence of a valid American birth than any other POTUS is history. To my knowledge, no other presidential candidate has had the dept of health of his birth state issue a definitive statement that said candidate was indeed born in that state.

    Point being: Obama has produced as much evidence of his valid birth as any other president. If Obama is not considered a “true” president, then no other person who has held that office can be considered a true president either… isn’t that logically correct?

    [5] Do you feel the head of the Hawaii dept of health is lying when he says that in fact, Obama was born in Hawaii? If so, is there a factual basis for your belief?

    [6] You insist that a COLB is your absolute requirement of proof of Obama’s valid birth. I understand that.

    But… the head of the Hawaii dept of health is presumably an expert on the matter of the validity of someone’s birth in the state.

    The opinion of someone who is an expert on vital records is, on a prima facie basis, inherently more qualified to determine that someone is a valid citizen than you (who I assume-perhaps incorrectly-is not also the head of the department of health or other vital records department).

    The point being: given the statements of the Hawaii official that Obama meets requirements; and your statement that Obama doesn’t meet requirements; doesn’t logic dictates that I should believe the Hawaii official, and not give your statements credence?… at least, until valid evidence proves otherwise?

    lunchcountersitin

    November 15, 2008 at 7:23 pm

  6. Hey Lunch,

    I do really appreciate the time and effort you are making. And I honestly appreciate how thoughtful and logical your posts have been. You almost have me convinced truly that I am completely wrong about this BC issue, but I still have a nagging feeling about it.

    You are right though, we don’t have to debate this point any further. I assume it will never come to anything anyway because Obama will be sworn in on Jan. 20, 2009. Unfortunately, I still will not consider him my President ideologically speaking regardless. The name of my blog is not meant to suggest that literally he is not my president only that ideologically he is not President and this is true of any of the left ‘s representives in government. Ideologically I don’t consider any of them my representative. For that matter, I don’t even consider John McCain my representative even though I live in the state of AZ because he is too moderate for my taste.

    That’s all — it’s not a big deal that he’s not my President for most politicians aren’t my anything.

    curi0us0nefromthe60s

    November 15, 2008 at 10:40 pm


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