Oh, oh… Now Alan Keyes, the presidential candidate of the American Independent Party has joined the fray. According to an article entitled, “‘Constitutional crisis’ looming over Obama’s birth location” a new lawsuit has been filed in California court challenging Obama’s claim to being a natural born citizen, and demanding that the CA Secretary of State ascertain his Constitutional eligibility for the office before certifying California’s 55 electors to cast their ballots in the Electoral College. While other lawsuits in other States have been dismissed on the grounds that a mere voter does not have standing, it would seem that Keyes and the two electors who have joined him certainly do.
I spent a lot of time looking into this subject before the election, and was frankly amazed that it went all the way to election day without forcing Obama to produce a birth certificate. There is a lot of confusion surrounding the subject, and most folks think he has produced one; but he has not. He has produced a computer generated document stating that his birth was registered in Hawaii, but it does not state where he was born. His sister, unquestionably born in Indonesia of an Indonesian father, has a similar document. This explains how that could be arranged:
“Hawaii Revised Statute 338-178 allows registration of birth in Hawaii for a child that was born outside of Hawaii to parents who, for a year preceding the child’s birth, claimed Hawaii as their place of residence,” the document said. “The only way to know where Senator Obama was actually born is to view Senator Obama’s original birth certificate from 1961 that shows the name of the hospital and the name and signature of the doctor that delivered him.”
Further, the case addresses the issue of Obama’s Indonesian citizenship after being adopted by his sister’s father. School records have been uncovered listing him as an Indonesian citizen:
The case also raises the circumstances of Obama’s time during his youth in Indonesia, where he was listed as having Indonesian citizenship. Indonesia does not allow dual citizenship, raising the possibility of Obama’s mother having given up his U.S. citizenship.
Any subsequent U.S. citizenship then, the case claims, would be “naturalized,” not “natural-born.”
I have seen much legal discussion of this issue, and if it can be proven that he was once an Indonesian citizen, even through no fault of his own, he cannot be POTUS constitutionally, regardless of his place of birth.
One new twist, that could make it very difficult for the suit to be dismissed as frivolous, was this gem:
“Historically, California Secretaries of State have exercised their due diligence by reviewing necessary background documents, verifying that the candidates that were submitted by the respective political parties as eligible for the ballot were indeed eligible. In 1968, the Peace and Freedom Party submitted the name of Eldridge Cleaver as a qualified candidate for President of the United States. The then SOS, Mr. Frank Jordan, found that, according to Mr. Cleaver’s birth certificate, he was only 34 years old, one year shy of the 35 years of age needed to be on the ballot as a candidate for President. Using his administrative powers, Mr. Jordan removed Mr. Cleaver from the ballot. Mr. Cleaver unsuccessfully challenged this decision to the Supreme Court of the State of California, and, later, to the Supreme Court of the United States.”
Given Obama’s Marxist underpinnings and the Black Radical path he traveled to get to where he is, it would be poetic justice if a precedent involving Eldridge Cleaver did him in. 🙂
For those who think this issue is inconsequential, there are a few matters of fact that common sense cries out to explain otherwise:
- His paternal grandmother swears that she was present at his birth in Kenya.
- His mother visited old friends in the Seattle area when he was just a few days old.
- His sister has claimed he was born in two different hospitals on Oahu.
- Police are stationed at both of them to chase off anyone attempting to inquire into the hospital records.
- Obama refuses to produce, or allow Hawaiian authorities to release, a copy of his original birth certificate.
Why? He has been sued over this issue in at least 15 States now. Wouldn’t common sense suggest that he simply release it, if it did indeed prove him to be born in Hawaii? Instead, he has expended considerable resources and legal talent fighting each of them. Why?
Then, what other rational explanation could there be for an 18-year-old kid of modest means, with a brand new baby in arms, to be traveling between Seattle and Honolulu, unless she were returning home after being refused earlier passage on an airplane, because she was too close to her delivery time? To suggest that she was merely on a holiday from Hawaii to Seattle with a newborn, just doesn’t pass the laugh test; and had he been born anywhere on the mainland, she wouldn’t have needed to register the birth in Hawaii, would she?
The MSM could have put this issue to rest a year ago when it first surfaced. They had the power to make him put up or shut up at the time. That they didn’t, is gross negligence and rank dereliction of duty. ◄Dave►