Several weeks ago I posted on this blog and announced on my show that I would offer a full 90 minutes on RC Radio to anyone who wanted to debate the meaning of “Natural Born Citizen”. I received three offers to debate the side that anyone who is native born as defined by the Wong Kim Ark decision is a natural born citizen. Those were Steven Feinstein (owner of Orly’s World Facebook group), Patrick Colliano (owner of the Birthers are Liars Facebook group), and Frank Arduini (previous guest and well known anti-birther). No Birther is willing to challenge this group. I posted the challenge on The Fogbow, Mario Apuzzo’s blog, Leo Donfrio’s Blog (he never even let my comment out of moderation), and Doctor Conspiracy’s blog among others. I also contacted Dean Haskins. He never replied. Not one single Birther is man or woman enough to defend their theories. Just this week I asked Scott Erlandson (washingtonamerica.com) if he wanted to take the challenge. He declined but said he would come on the show in a month to debate Frank Arduini on all Birther topics. I made that offer to Mr. Arduini and he accepted.
So it appears that the Birther champions like Leo Donofrio and Mario Apuzzo are comfortable hiding behind their blogs and are not willing to appear on a level playing field of a moderated debate. The show will go on, however. The show tonight will not be a debate.Instead, the participants will review the cases cited by the Birthers and explain what they really mean and why Minor v Happersett is not the defining case in this area and why the term natural born citizen as used in Article II had nothing to do with de Vattel’s treatise.
We will also preview the ballot challenge hearing tomorrow in Atlanta, Georgia on RC Radio at 8:30 PM EST/5:30 PM PST.