Skip to comments.Obama Sued in Philadelphia Federal Court on Grounds he is Constitutionally Ineligible...
Posted on 08/21/2008 8:19:44 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
A prominent Philadelphia attorney and Hillary Clinton supporter filed suit this afternoon in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania against Illinois Sen. Barack Obama and the Democratic National Committee. The action seeks an injunction preventing the senator from continuing his candidacy and a court order enjoining the DNC from nominating him next week, all on grounds that Sen. Obama is constitutionally ineligible to run for and hold the office of President of the United States.
Phillip Berg, the filing attorney, is a former gubernatorial and senatorial candidate, former chair of the Democratic Party in Montgomery (PA) County, former member of the Democratic State Committee, and former Deputy Attorney General of Pennsylvania. According to Berg, he filed the suit--just days before the DNC is to hold its nominating convention in Denver--for the health of the Democratic Party.
"I filed this action at this time," Berg stated, "to avoid the obvious problems that will occur when the Republican Party raises these issues after Obama is nominated.".
Berg cited a number of unanswered questions regarding the Illinois senator's background, and in today's lawsuit maintained that Sen. Obama is not a natural born U.S. citizen or that, if he ever was, he lost his citizenship when he was adopted in Indonesia. Berg also cites what he calls "dual loyalties" due to his citizenship and ties with Kenya and Indonesia.
Even if Sen. Obama can prove his U.S. citizenship, Berg stated, citing the senator's use of a birth certificate from the state of Hawaii verified as a forgery by three independent document forensic experts, the issue of "multi-citizenship with responsibilities owed to and allegiance to other countries" remains on the table.
In the lawsuit, Berg states that Sen. Obama was born in Kenya, and not in Hawaii as the senator maintains. Before giving birth, according to the lawsuit, Obama's mother traveled to Kenya with his father but was prevented from flying back to Hawaii because of the late stage of her pregnancy, "apparently a normal restriction to avoid births during a flight." As Sen. Obama's own paternal grandmother, half-brother and half-sister have also claimed, Berg maintains that Stanley Ann Dunham--Obama's mother--gave birth to little Barack in Kenya and subsequently flew to Hawaii to register the birth.
Berg cites inconsistent accounts of Sen. Obama's birth, including reports that he was born at two separate hospitals--Kapiolani Hospital and Queens Hospital--in Honolulu, as well a profound lack of birthing records for Stanley Ann Dunham, though simple "registry of birth" records for Barack Obama are available in a Hawaiian public records office.
Should Sen. Obama truly have been born in Kenya, Berg writes, the laws on the books at the time of his birth hold that U.S. citizenship may only pass to a child born overseas to a U.S. citizen parent and non-citizen parent if the former was at least 19 years of age. Sen. Obama's mother was only 18 at the time. Therefore, because U.S. citizenship could not legally be passed on to him, Obama could not be registered as a "natural born" citizen and would therefore be ineligible to seek the presidency pursuant to Article II, Section 1 of the United States Constitution.
Moreover, even if Sen. Obama could have somehow been deemed "natural born," that citizenship was lost in or around 1967 when he and his mother took up residency in Indonesia, where Stanley Ann Dunham married Lolo Soetoro, an Indonesian citizen. Berg also states that he possesses copies of Sen. Obama's registration to Fransiskus Assisi School In Jakarta, Indonesia which clearly show that he was registered under the name "Barry Soetoro" and his citizenship listed as Indonesian.
The Hawaiian birth certificate, Berg says, is a forgery. In the suit, the attorney states that the birth certificate on record is a forgery, has been identified as such by three independent document forensic experts, and actually belonged to Maya Kasandra Soetoro, Sen. Obama's half-sister.
"Voters donated money, goods and services to elect a nominee and were defrauded by Sen. Obama's lies and obfuscations," Berg stated. "If the DNC officers ... had performed one ounce of due diligence we would not find ourselves in this emergency predicament, one week away from making a person the nominee who has lost their citizenship as a child and failed to even perform the basic steps of regaining citizenship as prescribed by constitutional laws."
"It is unfair to the country," he continued, "for candidates of either party to become the nominee when there is any question of the ability to serve if elected."
Jay just posted this.
I wonder if Berg put this in court to be quashed, on behalf of Obama in a preemptive strike.
Last minute bombshell dropped.
Clinton’s name in nomination at the convention.
Obama behind in the polls.
This has the Clintons all over it.
Get out the popcorn. Hillary can and well deny she has had anything to do with this lawsuit. But it will be interesting to see how long the enemedia ignores it.
Yes she will, but considering the account in yesterday's Wall Street Journal of how he won his first election (getting everyone else disqualified) it would be poetic justice.
Rank and file Americans know nothing about this. At least the way the suit is laid out, I can understand it better. If the birth certificate were indeed forged, that in itself should be grounds for disqualification.
I'm guessing he'll weasel out of it somehow.
Yeah this is going to work.
Factcheck is an Obama controlled site via its ownership by the Annenberg Foundation. The Foundation also is the sponsor of the $500 million Annenberg Challenge initially chaired by Obama and adminstered with the help of one William Ayers. Documents of that Challenge have been kept sequestered by the University of Illinois as they may lead to illegal contributions to Acorn, leftists found fixing election results in 13 or 14 states since the 2000 election. (whew!)
Go to www.texasdarlin.wordpress.com. for an in depth report. Poor Walter Annenberg, a member or Reagans kitchen cabinet, and like many conservatives leaving fat foundations, -see Ford, Rockefeller, Pew, MacArthur - taken over by the left of left leaving their benefactors spinning in their graves.
Good news and bad news.
Good news is, Barry Hussein Obama is humiliated (again), Shrillary will be humiliated in November.
Bad news is, I think this will spawn more racial incidents on the order of Rodney King.
Berg alleges on information and belief that nobody in their right mind would name their daughter “Stanley “.
It ain't over.
A commenter posted; "How interesting that this came to light just after BO returned from a trip to Hawaii
Leave ‘em alone 2ndDivisionVet. Let the Devil turn on the Devil. Let them bite and devour and destroy each other.
I’d love to see a knock-down-drag out fight at the Dem Convention.
YeepYeepYeepie!!!!!!!!As Slim Picken hollered as the bomb dropped!!!!!
As real as a Chines passport!
As real as a Chinese passport!
Is this Scrappleface?
Or are Democrats finally doing the job Americans won’t do?
See posts #10, 12 and 17....
Wow! She’ll do anything to derail him, won’t she?!
And make it look like the Republican’s fault.
Wait. Scratch that. Reverse it.
Are Democrats finally doing the job Republicans won’t do?
Thanks for the info.
This is good news. Whatever brings this to the nation’s attention is a good thing. We need to get to the bottom of this. Is Barack a citizen of the U.S. or not? Where in the heck was he born?
Updating now. Thanks
Watching with interest.
I just did a Google search looking for more info on this lawsuit, its only here, America’s Right, and somebody’s blog. Are there any non-openly-conservative sites that are reporting this?
(If I quote an openly conservative source during a debate, its considered an automatic loss because of biased sources.)
Now this is is what I call “Operation Chaos”.
Now this is is what I call “Operation Chaos”.
Good news ... with Hillary as his opponent,
McCain can take the gloves off without being
called a vicious racist.
Bad new ... with Hillary as his opponent,
McCain can’t take the gloves off without being
called a chauvinist brute.
You mean as real as a Russian passport in South Ossetia!
“Bad news is, I think this will spawn more racial incidents on the order of Rodney King.”
Whatever. It’s time for people to be worried about upsetting white people for a change.
OPERATION CHAOS ROLLING ALONG... LIKE THUNDER!
With Hillary as his opponent not only will blacks not be voting Democrat, many will probably vote for McCain (or stay home).
Which Shrillery and Dillbo Klintoon operative filed the suit?
From the Factcheck.org discussion:
“The document is a “certification of birth,” also known as a short-form birth certificate. The long form is drawn up by the hospital and includes additional information such as birth weight and parents’ hometowns. The short form is printed by the state and draws from a database with fewer details. The Hawaii Department of Health’s birth record request form does not give the option to request a photocopy of your long-form birth certificate, but their short form has enough information to be acceptable to the State Department. We tried to ask the Hawaii DOH why they only offer the short form, among other questions, but they have not given a response.”
Just checked DU, nothing about this there. When it hits DU the fun begins.
lOOKS JUST LIKE HIM. AND IT WAS YIP YIP YIP YAHOOOOOOOOOO
Truth be told, watching here, and elsewhere, it seems as if those xenophobic folks clinging to church and guns out of frustration are a seething mass of humanity that is just waiting for the heat to bring the pot to a boil.
One more “red-state rednecks are stupid” statement is likely to bring this “dumb-ass, redneck” (likely with a higher IQ than the last four demon presidents combined) may go over the top.
Wish I had an account there and/or Daily Kos.