Monday, October 13, 2008

October Surprise

Kuddos to Matt for linking me to this video.

In this video, Philip Berg, a Democrat and lawyer argues that Barak Obama does not comply with the qualifiations to be President. He argues that Barak is not a citizen. You may read about Berg's complaint that has been brought before the United States District Court For the Eastern District of Pennsylvania here. Justia has the complaint here. At Free Republic the case explains the factual allegations:


  1. Since the beginning of the U.S. Constitution, in order to run for Office of the President, you must be a "natural born citizen" and you may not hold dual citizenship or multiple citizenships with foreign Countries. U.S. Constitution, Article II, Section 1.
  2. There are questions as to where Obama was actually born, in the United States or abroad and then registered his birth. There are further questions regarding Obama's United States Citizenship, ifhe ever held such, being expatriated and his failure to regain his citizenship by taking the oath of allegiance once he turned eighteen (18) years of age. There are additional questions regarding Obama's multi citizenships with foreign countries, which he still maintains. To date, Obama has refused to prove he is qualified under the U.S. Constitution and his eligibility to run as President ofthe United States.
  3. The facts are undisputed by Obama that his mother, Stanley Ann Dunham, was a U.S. Citizen however, his father, Barack Obama, Sr., was a Citizen of Kenya. Obama's parents, according to divorce records, were married on or about February 2, 1961.
  4. Obama claims he was born in Honolulu, Hawaii on August 4, 1961; however, has never given the name of the hospital he was born in; whereas Obama's grandmother on his father's side, half brother and half sister claim Obama was born in Kenya. Reports reflect Obama's mother went to Kenya during her pregnancy; however, she was prevented from boarding a flight from Kenya to Hawaii at her late stage of pregnancy, which apparently was a normal restriction to avoid births during a flight. Stanley Ann Dunham (Obama) gave birth to Obama in Kenya, after which she flew to Hawaii and registered Obama's birth. There are records of a "registry of birth" for Obama, on or about August 8, 1961 in the public records office in Hawaii.
  5. Upon investigation into the birth of Barack Hussein Obama in Honolulu, Hawaii, Obama's birth is reported as occurring at two (2) separate hospitals, Kapiolani Hospital and Queens Hospital. Wikipedia English Version under the subject "Barack Obama"

So according to Berg, Obama will not produce the Birth Certificate. I decided to go to to see what that site says. They argue:

In June, the Obama campaign released a digitally scanned image of his birth certificate to quell speculative charges that he might not be a natural-born citizen. But the image prompted more blog-based skepticism about the document's authenticity. And recently, author Jerome Corsi, whose book attacks Obama, said in a TV interview that the birth certificate the campaign has is "fake."

We beg to differ. staffers have now seen, touched, examined and photographed the original birth certificate. We conclude that it meets all of the requirements from the State Department for proving U.S. citizenship. Claims that the document lacks a raised seal or a signature are false. We have posted high-resolution photographs of the document as "supporting documents" to this article. Our conclusion: Obama was born in the U.S.A. just as he has always said.

Now what is interesting is that they do have pictures and attempt to quell the allegations. Yet the pink elephant in the room is being overlooked. Why does Obama rely on this website to be some kind of official and legal declaration of the charges against him? Simply provide the Birth Certificate before the Court and be done with it. So far, Obama refuses.

This picture of the certificate doesn't answer some of the other problems such as dual citizenship. What about his having lost his citizenship while overseas as Berg charges? Posting pretty pictures won't make this stuff go away. Perhaps one could answer every question and never get to the end due to political agendas.

Than again, perhaps there is more to this than meets the eye? Internet conspiracies are so much fun.

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