Sunday, October 26, 2008

Obama Citizenship Lawsuits Sweep US

A wave of state lawsuits challenging Obama's claims to US citizenship are sweeping across the United States, as the campaign enters its final days. The surprise move comes after Obama and the Democratic Party refused to give any evidence to a Federal court, following legal action challenging Obama's citizenship and eligibility to run for president.

Lawsuits have been filed in nine states at the time of writing – Hawaii, Washington, California, Florida, Georgia. Pennsylvania, New York, Connecticut and Ohio. Could this be McCain's 'October Surprise'?

All the lawsuits are: "Seeking to Require Barack Obama to Provide Certification of Birth in U.S. before the Presidential election Or Be Removed as Presidential Candidate on State Ballots."

The lawsuits are similar to the action brought by Democrat lawyer, Philip Berg, reported by the Orange Party in August, which has failed to force Obama to produce official documentary evidence in court. 

Now lawyers and Berg on his website argue because Obama has not responded to the lawsuit with evidence to the contrary, that legally means the allegations are true.

Obama's claim to US citizenship may have been blown out of the water with a radio revelation that his own grandmother said she was there at his birth in Kenya, not Hawaii. 

That revelation came in an interview with Berg by controversial Republican talk-radio host,  Michael Savage, on his The Savage Nation radio show last week.

Obama has always maintained he was born in Hawaii to support his claim for US citizenship. 

Berg first filed the lawsuit in the Federal Court in Philadelphia ahead of the Democratic convention in August, in an effort to force the evidence. But the judge held off until after the official nomination of the Democrat candidate. 

The lawsuit came to a head last week, when, it seems, the judge threw out the Berg case and Obama and the Democratic National Committee (DNC) "failed to respond to the court."  

Obama and the DNC continually delayed providing certifying documentation of Obama’s birth and blocked the move, trying to prevent any further disclosure of evidence, as court records, outlined here disclose. 

The Berg lawsuit threw up some interesting assertions, noted on court documents. These include:
  • Obama was born in Mombassa, Kenya in 1961 while his mother, Stanley Ann Dunham, was married to Barack Obama Sr., a Kenyan. 
  • When his mother, divorced from Obama Sr, moved to Indonesia and married Lolo Soetoro, an Indonesian, Obama was adopted by Soetoro and became an Indonesian citizen. 
  • While in Indonesia, Obama had his name changed to Barry Soetoro. 
  • Obama travelled to Pakistan in 1981 under an Indonesian passport when Pakistan was a no travel zone for Americans. 
  • Obama had “admitted” to receiving illegal contributions in his campaign for president. 
  • There is also the allegation that Obama’s Kenyan grandmother claims that Obama was born in Kenya. 
  • Libya leader, Muammar Gadhafi, has publicly claimed that Obama was born in Kenya and studied in Muslim schools in Indonesia. 
  • Obama has also “admitted” to hold citizenship in another country while the US Constitution forbids dual citizenship.
The issue of Obama's citizenship was highlighted by the Orange Party, when US bloggers revealed an alleged copy of Obama's birth certificate, posted by his campaign team on the internet showing his birth place as Hawaii, was a fake

Later revelations centred on Obama's Indonesian school record which, as Barack Soetoro, showed Indonesian citizenship and a muslim religion.

The current spate of lawsuits, with details of the plaintiffs, is being reported by a number of US websites and bloggers, including African Press International (API) and most notably Yid with lid, Radar and Atlas Shrugs.

The US Constitution (Article II, Section 1) requires presidents to be "natural born citizens" of the US. 

Much of the US Main stream media has refused to investigate the Obama citizenship claims, with only passing references to his 'exotic' background. 

Now Andy McCarthy, of the influential National Review Online (NRO), has raised the whole issue and  concludes: 

"Instead of simply clearing up any questions — which you would think would take about five minutes — Obama's lawyers moved to dismiss the suit and failed to file a timely answer, meaning that, under the applicable rules (according to Berg), Obama is legally deemed to have admitted Berg's allegations that he is constitutionally ineligible to be president. Is it a serious issue, and why does Obama seem to be so squirmy about it?"

The Orange Party has long held the view, now supported by an increasing number of commentators, that doubts over Obama's eligibility should centre on legal and constitutional issues. 

These lawsuits and claims would be dropped and the matter cleared up once and for all, if Obama would simply provide the requested official, original, paper documents, supporting his claim of being born in Hawaii.


the orange party said...

UPDATE: Berg has announced that he is immediately appealing the dismissal of his case to the United States Supreme Court. The case is Berg v. Obama, No. 08-cv-04083.
His website also posts a copy of the judge's ruling.

the orange party said...

Over 1/3 million people have signed a petition calling on Obama to come clean over his citizenship