We had a commenter paste some text from an anti-Obama web site the other day. Generally I don’t appreciate folks doing that. I want to foster discussion and debate here, not republication of content from other sites.
Generally when I comment on other sites, I write the text to fit the context, the article I’m reading and the other comments. It’s time consuming to custom-write comments, and I have been at least toying with the idea of making a library of material I can copy and paste in certain situations.
One of the things that annoys me a good deal, and that I’m often tempted to comment on, is statements to the effect that the Constitution obviously and trivially requires two citizen parents. So I have created the following text to paste as needed.
The following judges have heard cases challenging the presidential eligibility of Barack Obama on the basis of his father’s citizenship. They have said in their decisions that the parents’ citizenship is not a requirement or affirmed a lower court decision to that effect. No judge has said otherwise.
- Jeff S. Masin – Administrative Law Judge, New Jersey
- Clarkson S. Fisher – Superior Court Judge, Appeals Division, New Jersey
- Linda G. Baxter – Superior Court Judge, Appeals Division, New Jersey
- Philip S. Carchman – Superior Court Judge, Appeals Division, New Jersey
- John A. Gibney, Jr. – US Federal District Judge, Virginia
- Elaine B. Brown – Indiana Court of Appeals
- Terry A. Crone – Indiana Court of Appeals
- Judge May – Indiana Court of Appeals
- Michael Malihi – Administrative Law Judge, Georgia
- Arthur Schack – Superior Court Judge, New York
- Richard E. Gordon – Superior Court Judge, Arizona
Here is a list of citations from the eligibility cases.