The constitutional issues are discussed in The New Media Journal –
If we can agree that Obama’s father, a citizen of Kenya, then a British colony, was a British subject at the time of his birth, a fact that Obama himself has attested to on numerous occasions, it is evident that, under Part 2, Section 5 of the British Nationality Act of 1948, Obama was born with automatic British citizenship “by decent” from his father. Thus, it is an inescapable fact that Obama held dual US-British citizenship from the date of his birth, August 4, 1961, until December 12, 1963, the day that Kenya won its independence from Great Britain.
However, Article VI, Section 87(2) of the Kenyan Constitution states that “Every person who, having been born outside Kenya, is on 11th December, 1963 a citizen of the United Kingdom and Colonies (Obama Jr.), or a British protected person, shall, if his father becomes, or would but for his death have become a citizen of Kenya by virtue of subsection (1), become a citizen of Kenya on 12th December, 1963.”
Therefore, setting aside the possibility that Obama may have acquired Indonesian citizenship when his mother married Indonesian Lolo Soetoro and moved to Jakarta in 1967, it is clear that Obama held dual US-Kenyan citizenship from December 12, 1963, the date of Kenyan independence, until at least his 21st birthday on August 4, 1982, when he claims to have been a student at Columbia University in New York.
In either event, Barack Obama is clearly not a “natural born” U.S. citizens and is, therefore, ineligible to serve in the office he occupies….
In a December 8, 2008 discussion of the congressional certification process, Dr. Edwin Viera, Jr., Ph.D., J.D., a leading authority on the Constitution, argues that, “…the question of Obama’s eligibility vel non is not within the discretion of Congress to skirt or decide as its Members may deem politically or personally expedient.
“Even by unanimous vote, Congress cannot constitutionally dispense with the requirement that Obama must be ‘a natural born Citizen,’ by simply assuming that he is such, or by accepting something other than what lawyers call ‘the best evidence.’ ” (e.g. Obama’s published certificate of live birth, versus a certified Hawaiian birth certificate)
Dr. Viera argues that, if no objection is made on the basis that Obama is not a natural born citizen (in which case an Elector cannot constitutionally vote for him)…the matter cannot be said to have been settled to a “constitutional sufficiency (emphasis added),” because Congress has no power to simply waive the Constitution’s eligibility requirement…
This leaves us with the question, if the Congress acts irresponsibly, indifferently, or not at all, is the issue foreclosed forever? Not at all. Instead, Dr. Viera suggests that the time will come when the Justice Department will attempt to enforce, through criminal prosecutions, some of the controversial legislation that the new Congress will enact and Obama will sign into law. Then, “as a matter of undeniable constitutional right and practical necessity,” a class of litigants with absolute standing will come into existence.
With Obama occupying the Oval Office, that day has already arrived. We need only to await the courageous individual(s) who will stand on principle, demanding that the laws they are required to obey were signed into law by a president eligible to do so…that they are, in fact, the law of the land.
Above all, the American people must understand what it means to simply ignore Article II, Section 4 of the Constitution…for no better reason than that it would be incredibly messy to remove Obama at this late date. For one to take that position, one must then also be willing to cavalierly set aside other provisions of the Constitution….
More and more people are beginning to take the question of eligibility seriously as Obama’s popularity slides with poor performance. But that misses the essential point. Even if (Barry, Barack)/(Dunham, Soetoro, Obama) were a very capable executive, it would be wrong to violate our constitution. That frail and aging paper is all that protects our natural freedoms, and it is what generations of Americans have purchased for us with their lives. We must honor it.
An ongoing poll by AOL News currently shows that 58% of Americans have doubts about Obama’s citizenship. The poll was started on July 28 and continues — you can go here to vote. And lest you think that this survey is being conducted in a very anti-Obama venue, the title of the article is Birthers, Beer and Stuck on ‘Stupidly’ — it is an environment contemptuous of skeptics. So we can conclude that the results of their poll are not what they were hoping for.
A scant five years ago, Barack Obama was a little known Illinois state politician, aspiring to move up to the United States Senate. Undoubtedly, the Marxist handlers behind this Manchurian candidate had long range plans to capture the US presidency since he was groomed as a youth by Frank Marshall Davis. But the general public and the press were not privy to this information.
At that time, there would have been no reason to fabricate a story about Obama’s birth that would disqualify him for the highest US office. This would be especially true for an African paper that was simply proud of their native son. So it is reasonable to take the press clippings of the day at face value. The following item has been on the web all along, but apparently did not get much attention. It is a June 2004 article from the online version of the East African Standard, an English-language paper published in Nairobi, Kenya, titled Kenyan-born Obama all set for US Senate. Click on the image to pop up a full size version of the article, which we captured from screenshots of the paper. Depending on your browser, you may need to click the pop-up image again with your “zoom tool” — a little magnifying glass icon.
For Ghana, Obama’s visit will be a celebration of another milestone in African history as it hosts the first-ever African-American President on this presidential visit to the continent of his birth.
Responding to external pressure, the paper eventually inserted the possessive “father’s” into the sentence, so that it now reads:
For Ghana, Obama’s visit will be a celebration of another milestone in African history as it hosts the first-ever African-American President on this presidential visit to the continent of his father’s birth.
There are numerous assertions that Barack Obama was born on August 4, 1961 at the Coast General Hospital in Mombasa. The situation was not helped by an interview after the election last November with Kenyan Ambassador to the United States, Peter Ogego, conducted by the hosts of the Mike In The Morning talk radio show on WRIF in Detroit, Michigan.
Host: One more quick question — President-elect Obama’s birthplace over in Kenya — is that going to be a national spot to go visit where he was born?
Ambassador: It’s already an assumption. His paternal grandmother is still alive.
Host: But his birthplace, they’ll put up a marker there?
Ambassador: It’s already well-known…
The socialistic Democrats presently controlling the US government and the liberal mainstream media dismiss those who question Obama’s citizenship as irrational “birthers,” “conspiracy theorists,” and “stuck on stupid.” But given the numerous indicators extant, it is a perfectly legitimate question to ask.
During last year’s presidential campaign, the issue of eligibility arose regarding both candidates. John McCain immediately made his original birth certificate available. Barack Obama only made public a state certificate that affirmed his birth was registered in Hawaii, which could have been the result of a foreign birth. He has never shown the original, or “vault copy,” of his birth record.
Not only that, he has spent big bucks on lawyers to prevent anyone from seeing the vault copy of his birth record by having his records sealed. That makes no sense at all, unless he has something to hide. Given the large numbers of constituents who are concerned, any responsible public servant would make the original records available to dispel their worries. (It is an easy thing to do — for heaven’s sake, I just did it myself to renew my Virginia driver’s license.)
So, whatever the truth may be about the status of Obama’s citizenship, there are some facts that are certain based on behavior that is public. Barack Obama is concealing some piece of information, and Barack Obama does not care about the concerns of a large number of Americans.
While attending a pro-life fundraiser in Hastings, Nebraska last Thursday, three-time presidential candidate Alan Keyes spoke with a KHAS reporter on camera. The video from the interview was posted to YouTube on Friday, and has gone viral.
Keyes bluntly stated what most folk who understand free-market economy have been thinking ever since the stimulus bill was proposed:
“Obama is a radical communist and I think it is becoming clear. That is what I told people in Illinois and now everybody realizes it’s true. He is going to destroy this country and we are either going to stop him or the United States of America is going to cease to exist.”
Here is the video from that interview. We can be grateful that there is enough freedom of speech left in our “politically correct” country that Keyes can say what needs to be said. We can also be very thankful that there is an articulate man with the courage to say it.
UPDATE: Andrew Sullivan disagrees. Hey, Andrew, he’s exercising his right to free speech. We still have that, I think. And for those of us who remember the rise of Hitler, the similarities are eerie. At least someone has the guts to speak out.
Barack Obama has not offered a vault copy of his birth certificate to show the American public that he is eligible for the office of president. There are two logical reasons for this — either he is ineligible OR he is so arrogant that he feels no need to reassure the electorate. Either dishonesty or arrogance should disqualify him in the eyes of the voters.
A purported facsimile has been posted on a pro-Obama website by his supporters (see right, and click on image to pop open a larger representation). The information specific to the individual birth is filled in with a proportionally spaced type font, in block letters. This is most apparent when you look at the letter “eye” as it appears in the words
If you have difficulty seeing this, try opening this much larger image which you can examine even more closely by using the zoom tool that appears in place of your cursor/pointer over the image, or by adjusting the zoom level percentage in the lower right-hand corner of your browser.
The use of a proportional font to define the fixed fields of information required to register a birth could be explained if the Hawaiian forms were created in a print shop using a type setter. That would be expected. What is not explainable is the use of a proportional font for the fill-in-the-blanks information specific to the individual birth. That is not consistent with prevalent 1961 typewriter technology.
The IBM Selectric typewriter, the first machine capable of proportional spacing, was introduced on 23 July 1961. Barack Obama’s birth was registered on August 8, sixteen days later. Are we to believe that within sixteen days of its premier at a technology trade show, the unit was procured for use by the Hawaii Department of Health? There is no bureaucracy on earth that functions so quickly.
We conservative bloggers thought that we had put this forgery business to rest when we exposed the deceit of Dan Rather, who tried to malign the national guard service of George Bush during his second presidential campaign by using forged military service memos. It was definitively proved that proportional spacing was not used by the Texas National Guard in 1972 when the fake Texas Air National Guard (TANG) memos were allegedly written.
Typewriters used Times, Arial, or Courier [font].
Typewriters came in two font sizes: Pica, 10 letters per inch and Elite, 12 letters per inch.
Typewriters are monospace — all letters the same width.
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For months, the mainstream media have totally stonewalled the controversy raging in the Blogosphere over Obama’s eligibility to run for president. Today, the first crack in the MSM appeared, as Greta van Susteren wrote a blog post about it on GretaWire.
October 24th, 2008 9:20 AM Eastern
OK … the internet rumors about the birth certificate: let’s end the rumors and the viral nature of them!
by Greta Van Susteren
Of course I know about all the internet gossip about Senator Obama’s birth. Many of you (thousands?) have written me saying he was not born in the USA (a Constitutional requirement for President) …. the rumors are flying around the internet and overloading my inbox and is viral. It doesn’t stop! I have thought the emails a waste of keyboard time and have ignored them.
However, since the emails just won’t stop…and since it really is a topic that should be put to rest and can be done with such ease, I now think Senator Obama should release his birth certificate but I also think, to be fair, so should the other 3 …. yes, all 4.
So, let’s have it! All 4 need to release their birth certificates to prove each was born in the USA and thus constitutionally able to serve as President. Let’s insist that all 4 release birth certificates and put the matter to rest! (and yes, stop the emails to me!)
Until this is done, the rumors simply will not stop and rumors are not fair … it is not fair to Senator Obama and he also should not be blackmailed into producing the records … so, if all 4 must produce, that seems fair.
Let’s see them …. and then let’s move on.
Greta recently moved her hour-long cable television show from CNN to Fox News, where she seems to feel freer to pursue balanced coverage. A couple of points here. First, John McCain voluntarily produced his birth certificate, to allay concerns about his birth in a US military hospital outside the continental US.
Second, and VERY TELLING, Greta is not covering this subject as a diligent journalist. By her own admission, she is simply trying to relieve immense pressure on her inbox. Which proves two things — there is still no real honest journalist in the MSM and intense pressure from all of us can make a difference.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania — Plaintiff, Philip Berg
Philip J. Berg, Esquire
555 Andorra Glen Court, Suite 12
Lafayette Hill, PA 19444-2531
Cell (610) 662-3005
(800) 993-PHIL 
Fax (610) 834-7659
Web site: Obama Crimes
UPDATE, Saturday, October 25 4AM EST — Philadelphia Daily Newsreports:
Judge rejects Montco lawyer’s bid to have Obama removed from ballot
A federal judge in Philadelphia last night threw out a complaint by a Montgomery County lawyer who claimed that Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama was not qualified to be president and that his name should be removed from the Nov. 4 ballot.
Philip J. Berg alleged in a complaint filed in federal district court on Aug. 21 against Obama, the Democratic National Committee and the Federal Election Commission, that Obama was born in Mombasa, Kenya.
Berg claimed that the Democratic presidential standardbearer is not even an American citizen but a citizen of Indonesia and therefore ineligible to be president….
In a 34-page memorandum and opinion, the judge said Berg’s allegations of harm were “too vague and too attenuated” to confer standing on him or any other voters….
Berg plans to file an appeal.
Seattle, Washington — Plaintiff, Steve Marquis
Fall City, WA
Web site: People’s Voice
Honolulu, Hawaii — Plaintiff, Andy Martin
California — David Archbold
Georgia — Tom Terry
New York — Dan Smith
Connecticut — Cort Wrotnowski
Richmond, Virginia — A Petition for Writ of Mandamus was filed in Richmond, Virginia on Wednesday, October 22 before the Honorable Walter W. Stout III. We’ll try to find out more and keep our readers posted.
Suit challenges Obama’s birth place
By Janice Morse
TURTLECREEK TWP. – A Warren County man is taking the long-simmering dispute over Barack Obama’s birthplace – Hawaii or Kenya? – to court.
David M. Neal of Turtlecreek Township plunked down a $200 fee to file a lawsuit Friday in Warren Common Pleas Court in Lebanon.
The suit seeks to force state and federal officials to take more steps to settle, once and for all, the question of Obama’s legitimacy as a potential president.
The U.S. Constitution requires presidents to be natural-born citizens who are at least 35 years old. “Mr. Obama has failed to demonstrate that he is a ‘natural-born’ citizen,” Neal declares.
He asserts that Ohio Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner, the Democratic National Committee, the Ohio Democratic Party and U.S. Sen. Diane Feinstein all ought to be held responsible for verifying that Obama meets the constitutional requirements for president….
On the evening of October 23, Philip Berg was interviewed on the Michael Savage talk radio show. Berg stated that he had in his possession an audiotape of Obama’s Kenyan grandmother insisting that she was present at Obama’s birth in the hospital in Mombassa, Kenya, as well as sworn affidavits. Here’s the recording:
Philip J. Berg/Michael Savage Interview (Part 1 of 2)
Philip J. Berg/Michael Savage Interview (Part 2 of 2)
America’s Right — Jeff Schreiber, legal writer by day and exhausted law student by night, is providing continuing coverage.
October 24, 2008 — Finally we have coverage of the Philip J Berg lawsuit by major media players. Rush Limbaugh has mentioned the lawsuit and now Greta Van Sustern has a proposal to address the birth certificate issue….
Audiotapes of Michelle Obama alternately threatening and cajoling bloggers over their coverage of her husband’s presidential campaign are soon to be released on Fox News, according to African Press International (API).
For those who are tuning in late, this is a credible group of African bloggers with journalistic credentials who have been operating unheralded for the last two years, providing general news coverage of events in Africa. Many of their nineteen reporters are actually in African countries, but their posting is headquartered in the relative safety of the Norwegian diaspora.
Back on October 13, Israel eNews posted an article describing the conflicting stories about Obama’s birth, and cited the Philip Berg lawsuit requiring Obama to produce a valid birth certificate. On October 14 API simply quoted the story, thinking it would be of interest to their African readers. API did not take a position on the story pro or con — they simply shared the Israel eNews material with their readers, leaving the readers to make their own judgement about the merits of the story.
To the complete surprise of the API folk, their Africa-targeted report caused a firestorm in the American Blogosphere. This apparently earned the wrath of Michelle Obama, who was reportedly put in touch with API by a mutual contact in Africa. The entire drama that unfolded then is described in our earlier article — Michelle Obama’s “Whitey” Moment.
The folk at API were truly caught off guard. They had never intended anything like this. Suddenly they were caught between demands of American conservatives for release of the tapes, and threats of legal action from Obama supporters. They had not advised Michelle Obama that the call was being recorded, something that they likely did not from nefarious motives but simply to take notes.
Understandably, it took API some time to seek counsel and cover for their predicament. The liberals have used the intervening time to attempt to discredit these ordinary bloggers, in much the same vicious way that they went after “Joe the Plumber.” And the original Israel eNews article has, at the time of this posting, been taken off-line. But not to worry, we have archived a copy here at ADMC!
If the current negotiations go through, Fox News is a good choice from the viewpoint of those in the US who simply want to know the truth. Any of the other networks are likely to excerpt the tapes in such a way as to make the material meaningless, or at least to hide the attempted intimidation. And if the Obama juggernaut is going to threaten our freedom of speech, we would like to know now.
Barack Obama announced plans to suspend campaigning for two days so he could fly to Hawaii and visit his ailing grandmother. And it is true that she has just come home from the hospital, with health problems described as “very serious.” (Source.)
But his trip to Hawaii also happens to coincide with the expiration of the thirty-day period for response to filings in the lawsuit requiring verification of his birth status (Berg v. Obama, No. 08-cv-04083 in Philadelphia Federal Court). Neither Obama nor the Democratic National Committee (DNC) made a “timely response” to the Berg filings. (Source).
And the announcement of Obama’s planned trip also comes one day after author Andy Martin (Obama: The Man Behind The Mask) filed petition in the Supreme Court of Hawaii for expedited examination of Obama’s birth status. (Source.)
Will the mainstream media scrutinize Obama and his entourage on this trip, to ensure that no one goes over to the Hawaii Department of Health to fiddle with the records? Probably not. Let us hope that there are some astute bloggers on the case.
By Dr. Ron Hei | Tuesday, October 14th, 2008 at 12:13 am
The following comments were posted by Alan Peters at the website ANTI-MULLAH. Alan Peters was for many years involved with intelligence and security matters in Iran with significant access at top levels during the rule of the Shah, until early 1979. Currently he works as an Iran subject matter expert, analyst/commentator, and multi-linguist. Excerpts from the Peters article follow:
BORN IN THE COAST PROVINCIAL GENERAL HOSPITAL AT MOMBASSA, KENYA at 7.24 PM on August 4th 1961?
Reports quote information that certified copies of a Kenyan Birth Certificate (BC) for Obama were sent from Kenya, and have been received by three separate individuals.
And that these documents are certified, with an embossed seal, and display the name of the hospital where Obama was born, as well as witness signatures.
Reportedly this BC reflects information filed Oct. 9 by Philip Berg….
It has been asserted by a number of sources … that Barack Hussein Obama was born in Mombasa, Kenya and not in Hawaii.
Philip Berg’s Latest Motion to the Court is more explicit since it gives an exact Place of Birth. I must assume that Berg did not simply pluck the Location out of thin air, Mombasa has more than one Hospital, though Coast Provincial General was the best in 1961.
British Birth Certificates have a Standard Format which has been more or less the same since 1837 and they can only be challenged in a British Court. Kenyan Law is explicit and can only be challenged in a Kenyan Court. Indonesian Law is explicit and can only be challenged in an Indonesian Court. Be clear, if Obama was born in Kenya this is not simply a matter for the US Courts, or US Law.
If he was born in Kenya, and his parents were Legally Married [which on the Preponderance of Evidence they were, his father's first "Marriage" being a Tribal, or Village, Marriage, which was not Legally Recognized] due to the age of his mother he would NOT have been a US Citizen. The Immigration and Nationality Act 1952, 8 U.S.C. 1401. Sec. 301 (g) [Effective November 14, 1986] does not apply, nor does Title III, Immigration and Nationality Act Section 309. [8 U.S.C. 1409].
Unless he has taken the Oath of Allegiance as a Naturalized Citizen since he was 18 years old, and if he was born in Mombasa, Kenya, Barack Hussein Obama II would not be a US Citizen, period. The issue of whether or not he was Natural Born under Article II of the Constitution of the United States would cease to matter and he would need to be Deported as an Illegal Alien.
Impeachment as a Senator would seem not to be necessary since he would never Legally have been one, but Diane Feinstein and the members of the Senate Ethics and Rules Committee would be liable to Impeachment. So would their opposite numbers in the Illinois Senate and the appropriate officials of the Illinois State Supreme Court and Bar, so far as I can see.
If Senator Barack Hussein Obama II was born in The Coast Provincial General Hospital at Mombasa in Kenya at 7.24 PM on August 4th 1961, or at any other time, he is not a Natural Born Citizen of these United States and he never was. Philip J Berg, Esq, is correct, under the Nationality Act of 1940, as Revised June 1952 and in accord with United States of America vs Cervantes-Nava 281 F 3d 501 (2002) and Drozd vs INS, 155 F 3d 81, 85-88 (2d Circuit 1998) Senator Barack Hussein Obama II would not ever have been a Legal US Citizen at all, unless he was Naturalized.
If he was born in The Coast Provincial General Hospital at Mombasa in Kenya any Certificate, or Certification of Live Birth, issued for him by the State of Hawaii is a Fraudulent and Illegal Document. At Birth he would have been a UK and Colonies Citizen and in accord with the Kenyan Constitution he would have become a Kenyan Citizen in December 1963. He would not have been a US Citizen.
Alternatively, his UK and Colonies Birth Certificate issued in Mombasa in August 1961 could be a Fraudulent and Illegal Document. The two BCs would need to be compared. By this I mean the Original Vault Copy of the Hawaiian Birth Certificate and not the Amended, Post Adoption, Copy, Legally available to the Senator, assuming he was, as indicated by the Preponderance of Evidence, Adopted by Lolo Soetoro.
This case might also need to go through the UK and Kenyan Courts and becomes a Matter of International Law and Controversy.
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