Spock, Obama, John the Baptist, and Herod the Great
January 15, 2012 Leave a comment
The present situation in which we find our nation and government has a fairly close resemblance to one that existed during the time of Christ. John the Baptizer -“the voice crying in the wilderness”, righteously and fearlessly spoke out about the sin of the Roman King of Palestine, Herod the Great -who had married his sister and killed his father to steal the throne from him. John was akin to the Constitutionalist and Tea Party Patriots who’ve been sounding the alarm about the threat to liberty from usurpation of power by the government and corruption within the establishment of Washington and the way it operates to the benefit of the insiders who are the members of its club of elites.
Herod is akin to the leadership of the power-elites who call most of the shots in Washington. Their sin is also corruption and theft from the future. They’ve married their sister party by ending up in bed with them and not resisting their pleas for accommodation on just about everything. As Herod threw traditional morality out the window, so the Washington status quo elites have thrown the Constitution out the window. Anything that opposes their will and their way of doing things is not to be taken seriously, even if it is the sacred foundational document on which our entire legal and political system is based.
John the Baptizer was akin to a Ron Paul, or vice versa, -someone who sounded the warning of the waywardness of our path and called for a return to the origin of our national soul and obedience to the mandates meant to keep us in compliance with that which is righteous, just, and legally acceptable.
Herod and his wife greatly disliked John’s criticism (the truth hurts) so they arrested him and silenced him permanently by removing the offending head from his body. Fortunately, we live in a nation that has a Bill of Rights which includes freedom of speech. (If we were in a North Korea or Iran, we’d either be locked away or be eliminated.)
One of the most remarkable characters ever invented was that of Mr. Spock in Star Trek. His story is instructive in explaining the situation that confronts our nation in regard to the man who was elected king of us all, Barack Obama. Spock was an extraordinary being because of the nature of his parentage. He was half human and half Vulcan -or alien. His human mother and Vulcan father produced an off-spring that was unique. Their son was neither a natural human nor a natural Vulcan. Rather, he was a hybrid. A hybrid is not a natural anything except in the greater sense of being a natural living organism. Natural unions are definable. So also, unnatural unions are definable, and they would included the union of an adult and a child, members of the same family, and members of related but separate species (horses & donkeys). Also, that which is viewed as unnatural extends to the social realm, as in Romeo and Juliet, and any similar story whether it be clan, ethnicity, religion, gender, or race differences.
As a hybrid, Spock existed within the boundaries where the two species met and overlapped. That made him different from everyone else. That made him a mystery. An unknown. Such a being’s allegiance was uncertain. Was it to his mother’s side or his father’s side. No one could know for sure, and hence it took a leap of faith to place life-or-death trust in him, whether the one placing such trust were human or Vulcan.
We had a similar situation at the beginning of World War II when children born to an American father or mother and a Japanese-American or immigrant was viewed as untrustworthy because their allegiance was unknown. Was it to the America of one parent or to the Japan of the other? One thing was certain, and that was that such a child was not a natural American citizen because it was not produced by American parents but by mongrel parentage.
We have a similar hybrid occupying the Presidency. He is of half American and half Kenyan origin. He is an unnatural political hybrid when it comes to citizenship. His citizenship is “half-breed” or “mongrel citizenship”. Just as the union of his parents was not something viewed as normal and natural in the sociological sense, so his citizenship is not natural because it is not the product of a natural union of two adult parents of the same nation, just as Spock’s nature was not the product of a natural union of two adult parents of the same planet and species.
The Constitution of Government of the United States of America prohibits everyone from being President -except those who are natural born Citizens. That refers to those who are born as natural citizens, meaning they are citizens by birth through inheritance of their parents’ citizenship. About 99.9 of Americans who are 35 years old and have lived in America for at least 14 years can be President because that’s about the percentage of Americans who are natural citizens. Their parents were citizens and thus so were they by birth. The rest are naturalized citizens.
That includes those naturalized at birth because they were born to legal immigrants. But they are not natural American citizens. Rather, they are naturalized American citizens. They are the .1% Since Barack Obama was fathered by a British subject, under British law he inherited his father’s status as a member of the United Kingdom by birth. But since his mother was not British, he was not a natural born Britain. Similarly, since his father was not an American, he was not a natural born American either. Rather, he, like Spock, was a hybrid and as such could never be eligible to be the President of the United States. The only way he could become eligible legitimately would be if an amendment to the Constitution over-turned the clear prohibition laid down in the body of the Constitution that only natural born Citizens shall be eligible to the Office of the President.