Archive for January, 2011

Hawaii to Create Obama Birth Document

January 30, 2011

Some Hawaiian legislators have introduced a bill that will allow the state to create a document that says Obama was born in Hawaii, but does not officially certify his parentage, birthplace, or attending physician, etc.  The document will carry the official seal of the state of Hawaii.

Recently, the governor of Hawaii, Neil Abercrombie, sought to bring the controversy over Obama’s birth certificate to a halt by vowing to release the document using his powers as governor. However, no official long-form birth certificate for Obama could be found in the Department of Health vital records or in either the Kapi’olani Medical Center or Queens Medical Center in Honolulu and the governor’s office has gone quiet on the issue.

Undaunted, the legislators who are sponsoring the bill plan to simply declare Obama was born in Hawaii and they somehow believe that will end the controversy. Such arrogance is not likely to stop the questions about his birth. Obama has steadfastly refused to have his official birth certificate released (if it exists) and has spent an estimated $2 million to keep his records secret from the public.

The U.S. Constitution requires that a President be a “natural born” citizen. Obama’s own autobiography says his father was a British subject from Kenya, and his own grandmother has claimed that she attended Obama’s birth — in Kenya. Either of these would seemingly make him ineligible to be President. Making up an official document, even with a state seal, will not solve the situation. It will eventually be resolved in the courts, if necessary, but so far no court has agreed to hear a case challenging Obama’s eligibility. To do so would, it is assumed, force him to release his birth certificate.


Affidavit: Obama’s Birth Certificate Not in Hawaii

January 26, 2011

Former senior Hawaiian elections official Timothy Adams has released a sworn affidavit that he was told by his supervisors in 2008 that Obama had no official long-form birth certificate on file in the Hawaii Department of Health vital records. Furthermore, neither the Kapi’olani Medical Center nor Queens Medical Center in Honolulu have any hospital records showing Obama was born there.

On page two of the affidavit, point 8 states: “During the course of my employment, I was told by senior officers in the City and County of Honolulu Elections Division to stop inquiring about Senator Obama’s Hawaii birth records even though it was common knowledge among my fellow employees that no Hawaii long-form hospital-generated birth certificate existed for Senator Obama.”

Recently, new Hawaiian governor Neil Abercrombie swore he would clear up the matter of Obama’s eligibility to be President by releasing Obama’s official birth certificate. However, the governor and his people failed to find a birth certificate for Obama and have suddenly gone quiet on the matter.

According to the U.S. Constitution, Article 2, Section 1, the president must be a “natural born” citizen — which is usually interpreted to mean both parents were American citizens. Obama’s father was a British subject from Kenya, so even if a Hawaiian birth certificate did surface, his eligibility is in question. The courts have yet to hear or resolve the issue, but this affidavit may push them closer to doing so.

Some MS Media Question Obama Birth Certificate

January 21, 2011

Portraying an incredible lack of interest and disturbing bias, the mainstream media has either ignored or mocked questions regarding Obama’s eligibility to be President under Article 2, Section 1, of the U.S. Constitution which requires the president to be a “natural born” citizen.  However, since new Hawaiian Governor Neil Abercrombie recently admitted that he had failed to find Obama’s official birth certificate in the Hawaii Department of Health vital records, a few mainstream media outlets have taken notice.

Even though it is well known that Obama’s father was a British subject from Kenya, which Obama says in his autobiography, (and which means he is not a “natural born” citizen and which would seemingly make him ineligible to be President), the mainstream media has been so infatuated with Obama it has shown no interest in looking into the matter.

Even after a former senior elections official for the city and county of Honolulu, Tim Adams, stated that he was told during the 2008 election that there was no official birth certificate showing Obama was born in Hawaii and neither Kapiolani Medical Center or Queens Medical Center had a record of his birth, the media virtually ignored the potentially headline-making story. 

Whether the admission by a die-hard Democrat governor and ardent supporter of Obama that the birth certificate cannot be found will finally pique the curiosity of the mainstream media remains to be seen. They have been somehow so mesmerized that they’ve been seemingly incapable of questioning or investigating anything Obama, though former presidents and presidential candidates were thoroughly examined by the press in minute detail.

Some day the truth will be known, but it may take the next generation of journalists to do the work as this current crop seem most comfortable doing all they can to prop Obama up instead of doing the work journalists are supposed to do.  It will be a career-making story for whoever breaks the secrecy behind Obama’s missing birth certificate.

Obama’s Birth Certificate Not Found in Hawaii

January 19, 2011

Recently elected Hawaiian Governor Neil Abercrombie made headlines while running for election claiming he knew and would prove that Obama was a Hawaiian-born citizen.  Abercrombie said he knew Obama’s parents personally as university students in Hawaii back in the early 1960s and that he knew for a fact that Obama was born in Hawaii. However, since becoming governor his search through the vital records in the Hawaii Department of Health has failed to turn up an official birth certificate for Obama.

Abercromie is concerned that the continuing controversy over Obama’s constitutional standing to be President could hurt his re-election chances in 2012. According to the U.S. Constitution, Article 2, Section 1, the President must be a “natural born” citizen, usually taken to mean that both parents are United States citizens.

Controversy about Obama’s eligibility continues because it is well known that his father was a British subject from Kenyan in Hawaii at university on a student visa. In addition, Obama’s own grandmother has said that she was at his birth — in Kenya.  Questions have also arisen because Obama’s stepfather changed his name to Barry Soetoro and moved the family to Indonesia where Obama was enrolled in school as Indonesian. Any of these would put Obama’s eligibility as a “natural born” citizen in question.

Several court cases have been filed challenging Obama’s eligibility to be President under the constitutional requirement, but so far no court has agreed to hear the evidence. However, certain states have taken up legislation that will require future presidental candidates to provide their official long-form birth certificate. So even if the courts continue to refuse to hear one of the eligibility lawsuits, Obama will not be eligible in 2012 if  he cannot produce a Hawaiian birth certificate.

Supreme Court Denies 3rd Eligibility Petition

January 19, 2011

The U.S. Supreme Court has denied, without comment, the lastest petition challenging Obama’s eligibility to be President under Article 2, Section 1, of the U. S. Constitution.  Hollister v. Barry Soetoro, et. al., which was filed by veteran attorney John D. Hemenway, contended that Obama does not meet the eligibility requirement to be a “natural born” citizen of the United States since his father was a British subject.

Hollister v. Barry Soetoro, et. al., which was filed by veteran attorney John D. Hemenway, contended that Obama (aka Soetoro, his stepfather’s name when he lived in Indonesia) does not meet the eligibility requirement to be a “natural born” citizen of the United States since his father was a British subject.  The Supreme Court declined to hear the case.

Other cases challenging Obama’s eligibility are still working their way through the court system, but so far no court has been willing to hear the evidence. To date, Obama has spent an estimated $1.7 million to keep his birth certificate  and other documents secret. He has steadfastly refuse to show the public his official birth certificate or college records. Questions about his eligibility are expected to continue until the court agrees to hear one of the cases and end the controversy.

A Third Obama Challenge at Supreme Court

January 2, 2011

For the third time a petition has been filed with the U.S. Supreme Court challenging Obama’s eligibility to be President under Article 2, Section 1, of the Constitution.  Hollister v. Barry Soetoro, et. al. filed by veteran attorney John D. Hemenway contends that Obama does not meet the eligibility requirement to be a “natural born” citizen of the United States. (Soetoro was Obama’s stepfather’s name and the name Obama lived under when a school boy in Indonesia.) The Court will include this case for consideration at its January 14 conference.

Unlike other lawsuits challenging Obama’s eligibility, this case has not been refused in the lower courts for “lack of standing.” In addition, Hemenway has made a strong case that Justices Sotomayor and Kagan recuse themselves since they potentially have a personal stake in the outcome of the case if the Court agrees to hear it. Both were appointed by Obama, but if he is not Constitutionally eligible to be President, then their appointments are in question, as are other actions he has taken as President. In a previous conference the justices did not recuse themselves which raised questions among some in the legal community.

A major point of Hemenway’s case relies on the Immigration and Naturalization Act of 1952, which was in effect when Obama was born in 1961. According to this Act, since Obama’s father was Kenyan and a British subject, Obama’s mother could confer “naturalized” citizenship upon him only if she had resided continuously in the United States after the age of 14 for a period of 5 years prior to his birth. Since his mother was 18 at his birth, this requirement was obviously not met.

Other lawsuits have contended that Obama was not born in the United States (his own grandmother claims to have attended his birth — in Kenya) and/or that since his stepfather moved the family to Indonesia and Obama was listed as Indonesian on school records, his citizenship was forfeit.  With Hemenway’s lawsuit it wouldn’t matter if he were born in the United States because he still would not have “naturalized” citizenship under the law at the time.

For over two years Obama has repeatedly refused to make public his records:  long form birth certificate, school records, college records, social security, passport, etc., records most Americans are used to showing on request for drivers licenses, etc. Instead he has fought every request and every attempt to prove his eligibility. However, if the Court agrees to hear one of the upcoming cases, he will finally have to turn over his records to the Court. Then the rule of law will prevail.

Happy New Year 2011

January 1, 2011
Happy New Year photo credit BBC

Happy New Year to You!