Archive for December, 2010

Obama Supporter Calls for Birth Certificate

December 29, 2010

In a surprising move, Chris Matthews, anchor of MSNBC’s “Hardball” news program and an Obama supporter, has called for Obama to release his birth certificate, if he has one, to quell once and for all the controversy over his eligibility to be President. The U.S. Constitution, under Article 2, Section1,  requires that the President be a “natural born” citizen.

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Obama claims to have been born in Hawaii, but has never produced an official long form birth certificate as proof and no hospital in Hawaii has a record of his birth. Several lawsuits have been filed asking to see Obama’s birth certificate, but none has yet been successful in being granted a trial. A former Hawaiian elections official has said that there is no birth certificate.

Complicating the issue is the fact that Obama’s father was a British subject and Obama’s grandmother has said that she attended his birth — in Kenya. Another issue is that his stepfather moved the family to Indonesia and Obama attended school there as an Indonesian. Any of these would mean Obama is not a “natural born” citizen.

This new tactic by Obama’s supporters could backfire badly if the Hawaiian birth certificate does not exist. Doubts remain because Obama has steadfastly refused to release any official documents regarding his birth, schooling, college records, social security, passport, etc. It is estimated that he has spent approximately $1.7 million fending off lawsuits instead of spending $15 for a copy of his official birth certificate.

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Merry Christmas 2010

December 24, 2010

“Behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the City of David a Savior, which is  Christ the Lord”   (Luke 2:10-11).

May the Lord bless you and keep you.

Merry Christmas to you  and yours.

Obama Eligibility Challenger Sent to Prison

December 22, 2010

Army surgeon Lt. Col. Terrence Lakin who lost his case challenging Obama’s eligibility to be President and Commander-in-Chief has been sent to federal military prison at Leavenworth. Dr. Lakin had refused orders to deploy until it was shown that Obama was legally eligible to be President.  A decorated flight surgeon, Dr. Lakin’s case became unwinnable when the judge disallowed discovery or any evidence that might “embarrass” the President.

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Dr. Lakin’s defense team was demanding that Obama be required to show his long form birth certificate or other documents to prove he is a “natural born” citizen as required by the U.S. Constitution, Article 2, Section 1. Obama has steadfastly refused, without explanation, to allow any of these documents or his college records to be seen. Obama’s father was a British subject and the Constitution expressly forbids a President to hold dual or foreign citizenship.

Lt. Col. Lakin was sentenced to six months in prison, lost of pay, and dismissal from military service.

Another Obama Challenge at Supreme Court

December 19, 2010

The U.S. Supreme Court is scheduled January 7, 2011, to consider in conference another case challenging Obama’s eligibility to be President. Taitz v. McDonald et. al. has been working its way through the lower courts. This case, like others, questions Obama’s eligibility under Article 2, Section 1, of the U.S. Constitution which says the President must be a “natural born” citizen. His father was a British subject when Obama was born.

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However, this case goes further as attorney Orly Taitz claims that she has standing since she was fined by a lower court and therefore is an injured party, and her civil rights were violated. Furthermore, it brings up a criminal matter in that it provides evidence obtained by private investigators that the Social Security number being used by Obama was issued in Connecticut, a state where Obama has never resided, and it was originally issued to a Connecticut resident who was born in 1890. This would appear to be evidence of fraud.

So far the Court has turned away the challenges that have been brought, most recently Kerchner et. al. vs Obama et. al., though there is some question as to why Sotomayor and Kagan did not recuse themselves since they potentially have a personal stake in the outcome of any case the Court finally agrees to hear. By not recusing themselves, it changed the vote in  Obama’s favor and case was refused.

Even if the justices turn Taitz v. McDonald et. al. away, the challenges to Obama’s eligibility do not seem to stop coming. Right behind this case is Barnett v. Obama, currently before the Ninth Court of Appeals, which might be more difficult to turn away since one of the plaintiffs is former U.N. Ambassador Alan Keyes, who ran for President against Obama and would seem to obviously have “standing.”

It would seem that sooner or later the Court will have to agree to hear one of these challenges if the Constitution of the United States is still the law of the land. Which one it will be is yet to be seen.

Lt. Col. Terrance Lakin Loses Obama Challenge

December 18, 2010

Army Flight Surgeon Lt. Col. Terrence Lakin’s gamble challenging Obama’s eligibility to be President and Commander-in-Chief failed when he was court martialed and subsequently sentenced to forfeiture of pay, six months in military prison, and dismissal from the service for disobeying deployment orders. 

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Dr. Lakin had called into question whether Obama’s orders were lawful since Lakin contended that Obama had not proven he was a “natural born” citizen as required by the Constitution. However, Lakin’s case became unwinnable when the presiding judge ruled that Lakin could not proceed with discovery — which would have required that Obama’s citizenship be shown by legal documents,  such as his long form birth certificate.

The judge also refused to allow Lakin’s defense to produce evidence, expert testimony, or information that might “embarrass” the President. Lakin can appeal to the U.S. Army Court of Criminal Appeals, but that decision has not been made.

It would appear that the military decided to make an example of Lt. Col. Lakin even though he had an outstanding military record and was a first-rate flight surgeon. The politics of the situation overtook the truth of the matter, but this is not the only case still challenging Obama’s eligibility. Other cases are pending, but the military does not want to be involved when the matter is finally resolved.

Supreme Court Denies Eligibility Challenge

December 1, 2010

The U.S. Supreme Court has denied the petition challenging Obama’s eligibility to be president under Article 2, Section 1, of the U.S. Constitution. The Court’s statement was terse and without explanation:  “The petition for a writ of certiorari is denied.”

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In the past, courts have been avoiding the numerous lawsuits filed against Obama by saying that the plaintiffs have lacked “standing,” roughly meaning they have not suffered loss or injury and therefore have no legal grounds to sue.

The Court did not comment on its decision, but the petition had asked that justices Sotomayor and Kagan recuse themselves from the consideration of the petition because they could have a personal stake in the outcome of any court decision since Obama appointed them. Neither recused herself, which changed the vote needed for approval.

This might effectively stop the Kerchner et. al. vs Obama et. al. case, but it will not stop the issue that has been raised by having a president who seemingly does not meet the requirement of being a “natural born” citizen as the Constitution demands. Some States are already preparing laws that will demand that presidential candidates prove they are “natural born” citizens by producing their long form birth certificate and other such documentation, the very documentation Obama has steadfastly refused to show the public, the Congress, or the courts.

Another case, Barnett v. Obama, currently before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, might be more difficult to stop by claiming lack of standing since Alan Keyes, former U. S. Ambassador to the U.N. is one of the plaintiffs and he was a presidential candidate in 2008. And so it goes, until the truth is told.