Wednesday, March 25, 2009

The Birth Certificate Issue and Why It Matters

I first heard that Barack Obama's birth certificate was embargoed early last summer, perhaps maybe in June of '08. I wondered "why would somebody running for president hide his birth certificate?" In keeping track of this story simply from a curious angle I started to hear possible reasons why. "Well it probably says his religion is Muslim, was one." "Well it probably shows that his real father is not Barack Obama Sr." was another hypothesis. I actually started this blog because the amount of information "out there" was really "out there" and so I tried to boil it down. (That's a cooking term for reducing liquids so you can see the meat, I like to cook.)

Then I find out that all of his college records have been "embargoed", all of his medical records as well. Then I learn that Michelle's college records are sealed and I start to be a little skeptical. I mean if none of your past is visible and off the table then who can we expect you to be? How can we vote and endorse you to be our leader? Then I look at the polls and say "he can't win anyway don't worry about it."

Fast forward to just before the election and look at the various law suits that "we the people had to file to actually see proof of eligibility that is required!". Even writing that I had to let it sink in. So far none of these cases have been heard on the merits. Just today there have been new filing's at the SCOTUS. Most of the problems with the law suits have been lack of legal standing, in other words if I brought a suit to look at the birth certificate I would have to show why I would be harmed if I didn't see it. Then because some of the suits were looking to halt the process, either the electoral vote or the inauguration, they were not heard in time so they are now being dismissed as being moot.

In all there have been about 30 odd cases filed. These have been filed at the expense of these individual citizens. In all cases the attorney's for Obama are being paid for by Obama. The law firms he has hired to fight the public disclosure of required documentation to hold the office, that the people choose him to hold in good faith, are high priced. There are estimates that range from one half to one million dollars and counting.

Now as I look around the blogosphere there are more and more and more blogs questioning his eligibility. It is slowly creeping into some corners of the main stream media, at least their blogs are starting to see hundreds of comments. "Why won't he release his BC?" We, the people that have not seen proof of his eligibility to be POTUS, are now called "Birthers". I take that as a sign that we have traversed from the fringe.

Then there are the defenders that claim he has released his birth certificate and Hawaiian officials have stated that he was born in Hawaii and he won get over it.

Well this is extreme regurgitation but here goes. Barack Obama released what is called a "Certification of Live Birth" (COLB). In Hawaii at the time he was alleged to be born Hawaii issued these certificates to anyone who presented a baby that was not born in a hospital but born, obviously it is alive hence the title. It didn't matter the place of actual birth, it could have been on another planet and they would issue them for babies up to 1 year of age. In Hawaii right now there is an entitlement program that has a requirement to qualify that you are a “native” of Hawaii, or a “natural born Hawaiian”. In that language it specifically states that a COLB is not proof that you are a native born Hawaiian and that you would need to present a "certificate of birth"(COB). You can read that here Applying for Hawaiian Home Lands.So the State of Hawaii does not recognize a COLB as proof of being a native of Hawaii but we the people of the United States of America need to accept this as proof positive that Barack Obama is a "natural born citizen?"

Before I move on I would point out that Barack Obama could have born on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial and he would not be a "natural born citizen" because his father was a Kenyan citizen and therefore a British subject at the time. Thus he had dual citizenship at birth rendering him not born of "parents that are citizens of the United States", to quote our constitution, and hold no allegiance to a foreign country. Note that "parents" is plural as is "citizens" meaning what that means, to be redundant. I say that because I have received letters of response from our representatives in congress that simply state "he was born in Hawaii and therefore he is a citizen and eligible to be president". Incredible as that may seem that very statement has been repeated many times by almost all of the representatives that responded to letters of inquiry on this subject. Of course the press has simply picked up on these responses and continue perpetuate the incorrectness of the "fact". To hear how ignorant our elected officials are with respect to their knowledge of our founding document is just scary.

“Hawaiian officials stated the he was born in Hawaii”. Well here is a copy of the statement as reported by AP. You tell me where it states anything definitive about where he was born.

"There have been numerous requests for Sen. Barack Hussein Obama’s official birth certificate. State law (Hawaii Revised Statutes §338-18) prohibits the release of a certified birth certificate to persons who do not have a tangible interest in the vital record," DOH Director Dr. Chiyome Fukino said. (Greg asks “Don’t we have a tangible interest?)

Fukino said she and the registrar of vital statistics, Alvin Onaka, have personally verified that the health department holds Obama's original birth certificate.

"Therefore, I as Director of Health for the State of Hawaii, along with the Registrar of Vital Statistics who has statutory authority to oversee and maintain these type of vital records, have personally seen and verified that the Hawaii State Department of Health has Sen. Obama’s original birth certificate on record in accordance with state policies and procedures," Fukino said.

Why does all this matter? Well the bigger picture is that our representatives have either chose not to honor their oath to uphold the Constitution of The United States of America from enemies both foreign and domestic or they are ignorant of it’s contents. In either case it is cause for their removal from office. Seeing as how that would take policing themselves we can all but forget about that.

The other issue is that Barak Obama knows he is ineligible, his website states that fact that he held dual citizenship in Kenyan that expired when he reached 18. Hence he was not a natural born citizen. He knows he went by the name of Barry Soetoro and never legally changed his name. He knows he traveled to Pakistan on an Indonesian passport in 1981. These are now facts. So what we have is someone who has lied for many years about his past. His actions have been completely in contradiction to his words, both from the campaign to his first 6 weeks as acting president. I am not concerned about his policies in this piece. This is about the very core of our country. The Constitution is at risk here! Another question is why would Joe Biden make a joke about Obama's birth certificate? Humor is based in truth.

What boggles my mind is that he continues to employ law firms to keep his past from the public. Why? The other obvious fact is that Hawaii did not issue both a COLB and a COB, you have either one or the other, and that means there is no “birth certificate”.

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  1. Difference between USSR Communist media and USA "mainstream media"

    In Russia government make media say what they want - even if lie. In USA "Mainstream media" try make government what they want - even if lie.......eventually they become same thing?!

    I Igor produce Obama birth certificate at

  2. Excellent summary. Good to see your matter of fact notes. Please let me make a few observations. I look forward to your comments.

    RE: BC containing religion

    That was my first thought. However, I found a copy of the Hawaii BC on the internet (for another person) and it does not contain the religion. So religion is not the protected secret. That he is Moslem, according to Shariah law, there is no doubt. If your father is Moslem you are one as well forever. Both his father and stepfather were Moslems. According to Western public opinion who knows. McCain could have defeated him solely on that ground (among the many others.)

    RE: Joe Biden joking about the BC

    Joe is known that he opens his mouth sometimes without thinking about the consequences. I don’t read anything more behind it. You can bet that he was taken behind the woodshed.

    RE: The utter ignorance of our representatives

    No big surprise. Most of them are lawyers; one would think that they read the Constitution. I guess they were missing from school when the natural-born clause was discussed.

    However, please explain:

    1. The moral corruption of both lower and high courts – hiding behind the very flexible Standing Doctrine. (See Alen Keyes video, published on the internet).

    2. The GOP not objecting at the Elector’s confirmation during the joint session of Congress. What could they loose?

    3. The passivity of conservative radio talk show hosts. Rush with his 20M audience could have single-handedly force the impotent GOP to raise the objection. Michael Savage once interviewed Berg – that was it. Almost total silence.

    4. Is this going to be swept under the rug forever, or is this slowly growing to Husseingate? (Much bigger than Watergate.)