© Miri WTPOTUS December 21, 2011
Why the double standard? Why does our government treat an ordinary white woman differently than the president of the United States?
For most of her 65 years, Karin Whorton thought herself as American as apple pie.
She grew up in Blair, Neb., graduated from high school in Council Bluffs, Iowa, married, then moved to St. Louis in 1972. Seven years later, she divorced, went back to school and has since built airplanes. At one point, she said, she carried a secret government clearance to help work on a stealth fighter jet.
In December 2004, Whorton said, her employer, GKN Aerospace, notified her that to continue to work on government contracts, she needed to prove she was a U.S. citizen.
“I said, ‘I am,'” said Whorton, who lives with her husband in Maryland Heights.
“They said, ‘You need to get some proof of that.’ I had to have a piece of paper that said that.”
Whorton arrived in the United States in April 1948, the 16-month-old child of a war bride married to an American who had served overseas and who raised Whorton as his daughter. Whorton’s Austrian-born mother was naturalized in 1952 and her mother told Whorton that she had been as well.
After being approached by GKN, where she helps assemble the F-18 Super Hornet, Whorton provided the company with a copy of her Austrian birth certificate and her mother’s naturalization papers.
That seemed sufficient until July 2005, when she said company officials told her she needed a U.S. government-issued proof of citizenship.
She applied for a passport but was denied. She said she spent more than a year calling the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services’ toll-free telephone number trying to sort things out. …
In 2008, Whorton applied for certification of citizenship from Citizenship and Immigration Services.
That September, the agency notified her that no immigration files could be found for her or her mother and she would need to provide additional information, including the originals of her birth certificate and her mother’s naturalization papers. Whorton said, to her knowledge, those documents do not exist.
In January 2010, Whorton went to the agency’s office … Whorton said an office worker gave her a list of documents she needed to submit and directed her to Sen. Claire McCaskill’s office for help in obtaining them.
As months went by with no progress, Whorton again met with a local agency official, who she said suggested that her mother might have smuggled her into the country. The official asked for proof she wasn’t in the U.S. illegally, she said….
She hired a private investigator. Within 24 hours, the investigator located a Pan Am flight manifest and evidence of Whorton’s lawful entry, she said. She took the information to the agency’s St. Louis office where she said she was told her mother’s file had been found, sent to the St. Louis office and returned, but would be requested again. She said she was told she would be notified when it arrived.
On a subsequent visit, Whorton recalled, officials told her they had found her birth father’s file, which she was allowed to view.
About a year ago, Whorton went to renew her drivers license and was asked for proof of citizenship, she said. During her efforts to get that resolved, she learned from a Missouri Department of Revenue official in Jefferson City that her mother’s immigration file was sitting in the local Citizenship and Immigration office. Whorton said local Citizenship and Immigration officials denied her request to see the file, even though, she pointed out, they had allowed her to look at her birth father’s immigration file and even gave her photographs from it. At that point, she said they denied ever giving her access to her father’s file or photographs. She’s still not certain why.
Here we have a case of a person who is possibly not even a citizen, but who WAS given a “secret government clearance” to work on stealth technology. How did that happen?
What interested me most about this story was the fact that suddenly, after they allowed Ms. Whorton to see her birth father’s immigration file, they denied her access about a year ago.
Is it mere coincidence that this was around the same time that some citizens were asking for access under the Freedom of Information Act to the immigration files of the father and step-father of our current president? Or to the passport files of all his parents?
This very administration, which is headed by a man who still will not present to his employers a three-dimensional original birth certificate or even his passport (as “U.S. government-issued proof of citizenship”), demands that Karin Whorton prove her background or lose her job and everything that she’s paid into Social Security over the past decades. Quite a double standard.
Was it racism that last year this administration implied that Ms. Whorton’s mother smuggled her into the country?
Was it racism that they even ASKED her to prove that she’s not in this country illegally?
Any time anyone asks the same of Barack Obama, that’s what his administration and its many supporters, especially the governor of Hawaii, cry:
Consider that this is the same administration that currently is SUING states over their election laws and persecuting Sheriff Joe Arpaio of Arizona for his alleged discrimination against Hispanics, when all Arpaio does is to enforce the LAW and the Constitution in his state. That’s his sworn duty.
It’s not discrimination or racism when the truth remains that a disproportionate number of the scofflaws he encounters in the course of doing his duty are “Hispanic”. It’s Arizona, after all. It’s simple demographics and sociological reality.
But this white woman from Austria? Her mother is smeared and accused of smuggling her into the country. Did anyone from this administration come to her defense? No. Nice double standard there.
Let’s not even go into the cases of illegal aliens Auntie Zeituni and Uncle Omar. Obama’s relatives. Another example of the double standard.
(Say, could that private detective get Pan Am flight manifests from 1959 through 1962?)
This is the same administration whose Justice Department, led by Eric Holder, is prepared to act AGAINST local election boards who seek only to ENFORCE the law to prevent INELIGIBLE people from voting.
Holder seems to believe that certain people, those from “protected classes”, have the “civil right” to vote illegally. Backwards once again.
This federal government wants the courts to allow them to NOT enforce the law. They want courts to order law enforcement officers in the independent states of our REPUBLIC to stand down and to NOT enforce the law. This, they argue, is the prerogative of the federal government: To decide unilaterally which laws will NOT be enforced.
Have we gone through the looking glass? If so, then I know who is the grinning Cheshire Cat.
The Obama administration is especially miffed that states have passed laws intended to ensure that only legal votes are cast. In particular, they dislike requirements that voters prove their identity, citizenship, and residency at the polls.
Of course, we can guess why: This administration and its political party have benefited in the past from most illegally cast votes. To tighten up access means that illegal voters won’t be allowed to vote. That will hurt the “progressives” who believe in open borders as well as open polls, apparently.
Despite that a huge majority of the citizens of the United States WANT voters to be identified at the polls–lest their own legal votes be canceled out by ineligible voters, such as illegal aliens, felons, non-citizens, double voters, dead people, cartoon characters, and dogs–this administration and the Democrat Party vehemently oppose state voter identification laws. They argue that it’s an imposition and even discrimination to make people identify themselves. The NAACP is currently in the process of asking the United Nations to intervene!
I was recently required to show picture ID at the post office, when I wanted to use a credit card to pay for stamps.
I was recently required to show picture ID when I bought a bottle of wine at the grocery store.
In order to renew my driver’s license, I was required to provide (get ready):
A U.S. birth certificate plus my marriage certificate (because my name changed upon marriage);
my Social Security number;
proof of residency (such as a utility bill); and
proof that I’d paid my taxes last year. The notice also informed me that “additional documentation” might be REQUIRED.
Why the double standard?
Where’s your original birth certificate, Barack?
Why shouldn’t ALL voters be required to prove their eligibility?
Mr. President, why must Ms. Wharton prove to your administration that she’s not an illegal alien, when you yourself won’t do the same for YOUR EMPLOYERS? Instead, you have your lawyers challenge us to prove that you’re NOT an illegal alien. And then your peeps call us racist for even expecting you to submit to the requirements of the Constitution that you, yourself, have SWORN many times to uphold.
We the People have asked you, Mr. President, to prove your eligibility for YOUR JOB many times. We’re still waiting.
Nearly four years, and counting.