It is difficult to write satire in a political-media environment that is delusional and corrupt. Satire is a comparative art, where, ultimately, truth is the basis of that comparison. When everything is a lie and reality is absurd, the similes and metaphors of satire lose their impact.
Conservative movement leaders have published a Citizen's Mandate, which outlines initiatives they want Republicans in Congress to take in order to "stop" Barack Obama's "fundamental transformation of America," something they say the American people made clear in the 2014 midterm elections with such decisive GOP victories.
According to Breitbart's Matthew Boyle, the major bullet points that the conservative leaders say the citizenry expects of Republicans include: an end to Obama's "promised ‘Fundamental Transformation' of the country," a stop to overreaches by the executive branch, a restoration of "Constitutional balance of power among the three branches of government," for Republicans to "bring an end to the perennially unpopular Affordable Care Act," to stop "the President's Executive Amnesty initiatives," while holding "the Executive branch accountable for its myriad abuses of power and its national security failures both foreign and domestic" and a new beginning that puts "the interests of the United States of America first among nations."
They are all sensible and laudable goals, yet they do not address the essence of the problem.
It is a little like whistling past the graveyard, recommending half measures to instill faint optimism in the face of a dire situation; dilute penicillin for a political-media culture mortally infected by lies and corruption.
The challenge for the country is not as much to formulate solutions to the problems Obama created, but to reveal the truth about Obama and the conspiracy of silence that has led us to this pivotal point in our history, whether or not the United States will survive as a constitutional republic.
It is certainly true that Obama has maliciously abused the power of the Presidency, has deliberately weakened national security and has dramatically expanded government and dangerously increased the national debt.
The issue, however, is not his performance in office, but that he is in office at all.
One does not need a Citizen's Mandate to "stop" Obama. One only needs to tell the truth.
Half measures or no measures are preferred because the truth would expose the rampant corruption of our political and media elite, reveal their complicity in Obama's violations of Constitution, uncover their willful ignorance of his alleged felonies and confirm their participation in the greatest election fraud and Constitutional crisis in American history.
Given that scenario, it should come as no surprise that politicians and the media have little incentive to investigate allegations involving a forged birth certificate, a forged Selective Service registration, and the use of a Social Security Number not issued to him.
Neither Kapiolani Medical Center nor Queens Medical Center, both in Honolulu, Hawaii have ever confirmed from their hospital records that Obama was born in either hospital. Between November 20th and December 2nd of 2008, 13 separate Hawaiian hospitals were contacted to determine if Obama had been born there, none of which could or would confirm that it was the facility where he was born. Hawaiian law allows the state to issue a certificate of live birth even if the child is born outside Hawaii provided the parents have been legal residents for at least one year immediately preceding the birth.
If Obama was born in Kenya, he was not even a citizen of the United States at birth. According to the Nationality Act of 1940, revised June 1952, his American citizen mother, Stanley Ann Dunham, had to have been a resident of the United States for 10 years, at least five of which were over the age of 14, to confer U.S. citizenship. Dunham did not meet that five-year requirement until her 19th birthday in late November of 1961, almost four months after Obama was born.
In 1966 or 1967, Stanley Ann Dunham married Indonesian Muslim Lolo Soetoro, who adopted Obama, which made him an Indonesian citizen according to Indonesian law. Elementary school records in Indonesia list Obama's name as Barry Soetoro, his religion as Islam, and his citizenship as Indonesian. Because Indonesia does not allow dual citizenship, Obama thus lost his U.S. citizenship (if he even had it) when he became an Indonesian citizen around 1967.
Indonesia today still does not allow dual citizenship. Under Indonesia law, once Obama became a naturalized citizen by virtue of adoption he could not lose that status without relinquishing his citizenship in writing, under oath. Upon returning to the United States from Indonesia, Obama eventually satisfied the "five-years-after-age-14" residency requirement of the 1952 Immigration and Nationality Act, thus making him a naturalized citizen of the United States at age 19.
It may be that Obama's Indonesian citizenship permitted him to apply to Occidental College as a foreign student, was the reason why Obama may have never registered for Selective Service and why he could have used an Indonesian passport to travel to Pakistan in 1981.
But never mind, Obama cannot be investigated because the truth might expose an illegitimate Presidency, in which all the laws he signed, all the appointments he made and all the executive orders he gave are null and void - and all those who concealed the facts are complicit or, simply, cowards.
No matter how idealistic are the foundations of the United States or how honorable its past, the accumulation of excessive power in the federal government and the media has transformed it into a dysfunctional super-state dedicated to maintaining its own authority irrespective of the truth or the well-being of the country.
The chief occupation of the Obama years has been the willingly blind belief in the palpably untrue. Those years will be written not as history or even satire, but as farce.
Lawrence Sellin, Ph.D. is a retired colonel with 29 years of service in the US Army Reserve and a veteran of Afghanistan and Iraq. Colonel Sellin is the author of "Restoring the Republic: Arguments for a Second American Revolution ". He receives email at email@example.com.Read more at FamilySecurityMatters.org. Michael Ramirez cartoon courtesy of Investor's Business Daily.