Archive for February, 2009

Senator Shelby Questions Obama’s Eligibility

February 23, 2009

U. S. Senator Richard Shelby has questioned Obama’s eligibility to be President under the Constitution. According to an article posted by WorldNetDaily, Shelby said: “Well, his father was Kenyan and they said he was born in Hawaii, but I haven’t seen any birth certificate,” [he] told constituents in Cullman County. “You have to be born in America to be president.”

Speculation has been increasing for months, as have lawsuits, claiming that Obama is not a “natural born” citizen as required by Article 2, Section 1. Obama’s own relatives say he was born in Kenya. In every instance, Obama has refused to answer or produce a valid birth certificate. He has hire 3 law firms to keep his records sealed from the public. Perhaps it is not surprising that this has caused speculation to rise about his eligibility.


Keyes Says Obama “Has something to hide”

February 17, 2009

Former U.S. ambassador Alan Keyes who ran for President in the last election as the candidate for the American Independent Party has written in his blog that Obama “has something to hide” about his eligibility to be President of the United States.

Keyes’ lawsuit has challenged Obama’s eligibility under the Constitution questioning if he is a “natural born” citizen since Obama has steadfastly refused to release his original birth certificate as other candidates have done. Keyes’ lawyer subpoenaed Obama’s Occidental College records and Obama’s lawyers immediately threaten him with monetary damages. 

This surprisingly virulent attack for such a innocuous request is very suspicious, unless the records would reveal something Obama is trying to keep hidden, such as he attended college as a foreign student. Speculation continues to grow as Obama refuses to be forthcoming concerning his place of birth or his records, which he has had sealed by the court.

Obama Lawsuit to Keep Records from Public View

February 14, 2009

Obama’s legal team has filed a motion to keep his records hidden from public view, including his birth certificate, his college records, and his passport documents. They have further suggested that the lawyer representing presidential candidate Alan Keyes and others be subject to “monetary sanctions” for pursuing the matter.

Keyes’ lawsuit is one of many making their way through the court system on its way to the U.S. Supreme Court that claims that Obama is not eligible to be president because he has failed to prove he is a “natural born” citizen as required by the Constitution of the United States, Article 2, Section 1. 

So far the Court has not granted a hearing on the merits of any of these cases, but has refused to hear them presumably because the petitioner has “lacked standing” to sue. However, Keyes’ case may be the one that is heard eventually because Keyes was a candidate for president in the last election and can legally claim that he has standing.

In this latest legal wrangling, Keyes’ lawyer subpoenaed Obama’s records from Occidental College. It is expected that these records will show that Obama attended the college as a foreign student since it is known that his Indonesian stepfather moved the family to Indonesia when Obama was a boy and changed his citizenship to Indonesian.

All of these matters could easily be cleared up by Obama by allowing the public to see his original birth certificate, something ordinary Americans must show for any number of things. However, since the issue came up last year, Obama’s response was to refuse and to hire law firms to keep his records secret. It seems reasonable to ask: Why? Why can’t we see your birth certificate? It is a reasonable request. Why hide it?

McCain’s Eligibility Checked; Obama’s Was Not

February 11, 2009

A recent lawsuit is claiming that whereas McCain’s eligibility was checked to make sure he was eligible to run for and become President under Article 2, Secton 1, of the the Constitution, Congress failed to check Obama’s eligibility. The lawsuit accuses the Congress of not checking Obama’s birth records before approving the Electoral College vote.

This is one of several lawsuits winding its way through the court system which challenges Obama’s eligibility to serve as President claiming he is not a “natural born” citizen as the Constitution requires. Obama’s own relatives say he was born in Kenya and it is known that his father was a British subject. It is also known that Obama’s stepfather moved the family to Indonesia when Barak was a boy and changed his nationality to Indonesian. Either of these would make him ineligible to be President.

Since last year various persons and entities have been requesting to see Obama’s official birth certificate in order to clear up this matter. However, Obama’s response was to have his records sealed and to hire 3 law firms to keep his records secret from the public. He has refused to explain this peculiar behavior, so the only recourse will be to have the Court demand to see his records and settle the matter once and for all. In the meantime, we wait not knowing if the man who sits in the Oval Office is eligible to be there, simply because he refuses to show his birth certificate.

Obama Eligibility Lawsuits in Court System

February 4, 2009

Several lawsuits challenging Obama’s eligibility to be President under the “natural born” citizen requirement in Article 2 Section 1 of the U. S. Constitution are slowly making their way through the court system. Former Pennsylvania Deputy Attorney General Philip Berg is the most persistent petitioner. Though a Democrat, Berg has filed several lawsuits and currently has 3 more moving through the system.

Other lawsuits have been filed from California to New Jersey.

All of these lawsuits basically claim that Obama is not a “natural born” citizen. His own relatives have said he was born in Kenya and his paternal grandmother states that she was at his birth at the Coast Provincial General Hospital in Mombasa.

It is also known that his mother remarried and his stepfather moved the family to Indonesia where Obama’s citizenship was changed to Indonesian so he could attend school (see posting below). It is also known that as a college student Obama traveled to Pakistan in 1981 when it was restricted to U.S. citizens, meaning he could only have entered on a foreign passport.

What most of the lawsuits request is to see Obama’s “vault” copy of his birth certificate which is filed in Hawaii. However, Obama has steadfastly refused to show the birth certificate and went so far as to also have his college records sealed so no one can see what he checked under “citizenship.” His reaction to these inquires has been to hire 3 law firms to keep his records hidden from public view. The question remains: Why? What does he not want the people to see?