Skip to comments.Where is Obama’s Birth Certificate and Why Doesn’t He Produce It?
Posted on 10/23/2008 6:09:46 AM PDT by pissant
Four years ago, when I had just about completed the lengthy legal and financial vetting process required by the U.S. government to place my then-92-year-old-mother in a nursing home, I was asked to produce her birth certificate as proof of her citizenship. While she was born in America, had voted in every election for untold decades, and paid her taxes religiously, that wasnt good enough to qualify my elderly mother deaf, legally blind, and confined to a wheelchair to be admitted to the facility I had chosen for her near my home.
Frankly, I didn't think finding my mother's birth certificate was possible, given the fact that she had been born in a farmhouse in Storrs, CT, along with nine of her 10 siblings, to parents who didn't speak English. Despairing that she would never be "qualified" to receive the care she desperately needed, I set about to find the document, which I was sure had vanished in the unreliable record-keeping of 1913.
First I called an official in Hartford, the capitol of Connecticut, who recommended that I call the Storrs record-keeping office.
That took two minutes.
Next I called the Storrs office and was told to call another number.
That took two minutes.
When I called the third number, I explained to the woman who answered the phone that I was "asking something impossible." I gave her my mother's first name and her father's last name.
Within four minutes, she said, "Here it is!" She had found my mother's birth certificate, and it surprised me when I learned my mother's "real" first name and "real" last name had changed significantly as she and her family became Americanized.
When I expressed my amazement, the woman said: "That's nothing...we're routinely asked to find birth certificates from the 1800s, and we do that all the time!"
Total time it took me to find my mother's 1913, born-in-a-farmhouse birth certificate: 10 minutes.
WHERE IS OBAMA'S? To this date, Barack Obama has refused - or been unable - to produce an authentic birth certificate that attests to the fact he is an American-born citizen. He has had more than the two-years of campaigning for the presidency of the United States to do this, but failed.
Why is this important? Because the Constitution of the United States expressly forbids anyone born on foreign soil to run for the highest office in our land.
You would think that Obama would have volunteered the "proof" of his eligibility within a nanosecond of entering the race. But here we are, less than two weeks away from the election, and Americans still don't know if Obama is an American!
While Obama's camp submitted a supposedly authentic birth certificate to the far-left blog Daily Kos, it was found to have been a photo-shopped version of the birth certificate of his half-sister, who was actually born in Hawaii, as Obama claims he was.
While this glaring omission in Obama's eligibility to become the most powerful man on earth mystified some and rankled others, a few people - clearly alarmed at what they considered a stealth candidate's attempt to dance his way around the Constitution and venture into the realm of criminality - took action.
SLEUTH #1 The first sleuth was lawyer Philip J. Berg, a Democrat from Pennsylvania and an undisguised Hillary fan. Last August, Berg - a former deputy attorney general of Pennsylvania and one-time candidate for both governor and senator - filed a lawsuit in Federal Court (Berg v. Obama, Civil Action No. 08-cv-4083) seeking a Declaratory Judgment and an Injunction against Obama, alleging that the first-term Illinois senator did not meet the qualifications to be President of the United States.
Berg's suit was based on Obama's failure to answer satisfactorily the question of where he was born. Was it in Hawaii, Kenya, or Indonesia? Was his legal name Barack Hussein Obama, Barry Soetoro (his stepfather's surname), Barry Obama, Barack Dunham (his maternal grandparents' surname), or Barry Dunham?
Among the other questions Berg raised were the authenticity of the name Obama used on his Illinois Bar Application and his possible allegiance to other countries.
Details of the case, including direct quotations, are found on Berg's website: http://www.obamacrimes.com/ .
"Voters donated money, goods and services to elect a nominee and were defrauded by Senator Obama's lies and obfuscations," Berg said. "He clearly shows a conscience of guilt by his actions in using the forged birth certificate and the lies he's told to cover his loss of citizenship. We believe he...supported this belief by his actions in hiding his secret, in that he failed to regain his citizenship and used documents to further his position as a natural born citizen...His very acts prove he knew he was no longer a natural born citizen. We believe he knew he was defrauding the country or else why use the forged birth certificate of his half sister?...If the DNC officers and/or leaders had performed one ounce of due diligence, we would not find ourselves in this emergency predicament...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 through an oath of allegiance at age eighteen  as prescribed by Constitutional laws."
The net result of Berg's efforts was that, on September 9, both Obama and the Democratic National Committee filed a joint motion for a Protective Order to Stay Discovery pending a decision on the Motion to Dismiss his lawsuit. In other words, to make Berg's lawsuit go away!
Berg said he was "outraged, as this is another attempt to hide the truth from the public; it is obvious that documents do not exist to prove that Obama is qualified to be President." The joint motion, Berg asserted, was a concerted effort to avoid the truth by attempting to delay the judicial process, although legal, by not resolving the issue presented: that is, whether Barack Obama meets the qualifications to be President. He said it is obvious that Obama was born in Kenya and does not meet the qualifications to be President of the United States. Simply stated, Obama "is unable to produce a certified copy of his Birth Certificate from Hawaii because it does not exist."
An e-mail friend of mine, a lawyer, stated: "What has boggled my mind about this case is that Berg simply waited for a court order to compel the production of the birth certificate, when he could just as easily have served a subpoena on the Hawaii County Clerk or County Recorder - or whoever is the custodian of records in Hawaii - to produce the original birth certificate for examination by an expert forensic-document examiner to produce certified copies to the Court, the Plaintiff, and the Defendants, which would have shifted the burden to Obama to quash the subpoena - and if he filed a motion to quash the subpoena to produce his own birth certificate, that would sure as hell tell us that he has a lot to hide."
SLEUTH #2 Also in August, longtime Obama nemesis Andy Martin - a Chicago journalist, lawyer, author of the bestseller, "Obama: The Man Behind The Mask," and executive editor or http://www.contrariancommentary.com/ - filed a suit in the Court of the First Circuit State of Hawaii (08-1-2147-10) against the Republican governor, Linda Lingle, and the director of the Department of Health, Dr. Chiyome Fukino.
Martin's suit alleged that the defendants had refused to provide a copy of the requested, certified copy of the birth certificate of Senator Obama "attested to by the State and not a `certificate' which is posted on a website and which has been debunked as possibly having been altered."
"It is axiomatic," Martin's suit said, "that the birth certificate of a presidential candidate is a document of crucial public concern and significance."
Failing both his petition and an initial "emergency motion," Martin filed his second emergency motion this month (-1-2147-10 BIA) "for an Order to Show Cause (`OSC') directing the defendants...on or before October 22, 2008...at a hearing before this Court why the relief requested by the Plaintiff should not be granted...This lawsuit does not involve complicated or disputed facts."
"Why is Barack Obama obstructing access to his birth records?" Martin asks. "Along with his obstructing access to college records and other essential information about his past? I want to see a certified copy issued by the State of Hawaii, not one issued by the State of Obama... Interestingly, we think we also know now why he has virtually imprisoned his white grandmother and refuses to allow her to appear in public?"
Numerous conservative journalists, talking heads and bloggers have addressed Obama's fitness to be president, questioning his: * Reed-thin résumé. * Stunning lack of concrete legislative accomplishments (both in the Illinois legislature and the U.S. Senate). * Long-time close relationships and associations with Marxists and anti-American militants like Frank Marshall, Rev. Jeremiah Wright, Father Michael Phleger, Khalid Rashidi, et al. * Failure to provide transcripts of his years at Occidental College, Columbia University, and Harvard Law School. * Failure to provide any more than a one-page "report" from his medical doctor about his health status.
* Rationale for flip-flopping on every major issue - economic policy, domestic policy, foreign policy, et al - during this campaign. The sleuthing continues. According to Berg, Martin, and a number of other sources, Obama was really born in the Coast Provincial General Hospital at Mombassa, Kenya at 7.24 PM on August 4, 1961, a birth that was documented by a certificate with an embossed seal that displays the name of the hospital, as well as witness signatures. In addition, if these reports are accurate, his grandmother in Kenya, as well as his brother and sister, claim they were present during Obama's birth in Kenya.
Now - belatedly - that the net is closing in on Obama, and the suspicions, as many have alleged, are that he is a Trojan Horse for Islamic interests, or a Manchurian Candidate, or a total fraud - Obama has seemingly discovered an interest in his ailing grandmother. Yes, that Grammy who he so facilely threw under the bus during the early days of his campaign.
He is now so worried about Grandma Dunham - the woman who raised him but strangely didn't attend his nomination - that he is taking a few days off from his intense campaign to visit this ailing widow.
Or could his strangely-timed trip to Hawaii really be to "clear up" the sticky case of his missing birth certificate?
I live in New York, where it is not uncommon for BIG payoffs to influence people to come up with "the goods." A half-a-million here, a dire threat there, often influence people to do things - like perjure themselves, produce phony documents, et al - that they would never do under less "pressured" circumstances.
If the magic document doesn't appear, it is possible, and entirely legal, that Obama could be removed from the ballots in states that are questioning his eligibility.
According to a recent article in The Daily Herald in Everett, WA, a civil action was filed in Washington State Superior Court against Sam Reed, Secretary of State, demanding that Illinois Sen. Barack Obama be removed from the ballot in Washington unless he can provide verification of his status as a United States citizen. The citizen who filed the suit, Steven Marquis, asked that Reed verify - by looking at "original or certified verifiable official documents" - that Obama is a natural-born citizen of the United States and eligible to serve as president, and that the office do so by Election Day.
Like others investigating the matter, Marquis said that answering the unanswered questions about Obama's citizenship and background would "preclude a constitutional crisis and likely civil unrest" that would arise if information about Obama's ineligibility came to light after the election.
EXPLOSIVE PRESS RELEASE
This week, on October 21, 2008, Mr. Berg released the result of his investigation. In a startling press release, he has announced that "Obama & DNC admit all allegations in Berg v. Obama." In his release, Berg explained that "by way of failure to timely respond to Requests for Admissions...the DNC `ADMITTED' that Obama is "NOT QUALIFIED" to be President and therefore Obama must immediately withdraw his candidacy for President and the DNC shall substitute a qualified candidate."
Berg stated that he filed Requests for Admissions on September 15, 2008 with a response by way of answer or objection had to be served within thirty  days. No response to the Requests for Admissions was served by way of response or objection. Thus, all of the Admissions directed to Obama and the DNC are deemed "ADMITTED." Therefore, Obama must immediately withdraw his candidacy for President.
According to Berg, Obama - by default - admitted to every charge the lawyer made, among them: 1. I was born in Kenya. 2. I am a Kenya "natural born" citizen. 3. My foreign birth was registered in the State of Hawaii. 4. My father, Barrack Hussein Obama, Sr. admitted Paternity of me. 5. My mother gave birth to me in Mombosa, Kenya.
The list includes 56 admissions.
The DNC's admissions, which number 27, include that: 1. They nominated Barack Hussein Obama as the Democratic Nominee for President. 2. They have not vetted Barack Hussein Obama. 3. They did not have a background check performed on Barack Hussein Obama. 4. They did not verify Barack Hussein Obama's eligibility to serve as President of the United States. 5. Barack Hussein Obama was born in Kenya.
For the entire list, go to: http://www.obamacrimes.com/
WHAT HAPPENS NOW?
Interest in this case is understandably intense. Berg's website has already received over 55 million hits. But predictably, the overwhelmingly liberal media has yet to pick up on this story, as if ignoring a story that has profound implications for our Republic and for the potential of a Constitutional crisis is less important than discussing Sarah Palin's wardrobe.
It's possible that all the states that are working on obtaining Obama's birth certificate will simultaneously remove him from the ballot at one time. It's also possible that, failing to produce the birth certificate, Obama will voluntarily step aside, leaving a breach through which Hillary will walk.
Meanwhile, as legal challenges proceed at warp speed, and Obama's lawyers scramble to avoid the Scandal of the Century, one thing remains intractably the same: Obama still has not produced proof of his U.S. citizenship.
McCain should get his and wave it in front of the cameras and say to the Zero, PUT UP OR SHUT UP!............
That would be extremely risky - what happens if and when Obama does produce his birth certificate? It is possible that they are holding on to the paper to nail McCain's coffin shut.
That's not what the Constitution says. By that standard, John McCain can't be President.
We need a website where we can post our birth certificates (minus sensitive info) so we can set an example for Zero.
His name is Barry Soetoro, and his father was not Obama
Better yet....where is the Fourth Estate on this?
McCain’s status was specifically cleared by Congress when the question first came up. A military installation in the Canal Zone, military parents, is “natural born.” And he has shown his vault version BC.
I still think that his glorious, exceptional, humongous, tv extravaganza will be nothing but a “Fight The Smears” show, and on it, he may produce the docs.
“The, uh, VRWC has been, uh, screaming that I’m ,uh, uh, not a citizen. Well here’s uh, proof that they’re, uh, wrong. Vote for me. Uh.”
I don’t trust ‘em!
They won’t do that. Obama is in Hawaii trying to “produce” one right now.
Could it be there is no Hawaii certificate because he wasn’t born there ? There was one theory he was born in Canada. His mother was reported in WA with a baby so new she didn’t know how to change his diapers.
I understand that, but I was still right about my response. The constitution requires the President to be a “natural born citizen” not born on American soil.
The fake one was his sisters, which was altered. A blogger exposed it already, and that’s what started the game. The alteration done digitally was easily exposed by just “undoing” the alteration and up came his sisters name who was born in 1971
If that is true, then McCain, who was born in Panama, is not eligible to be president.
Our author needs to read the constitution a little more carefully.
BHO certainly has the means to have a really good forgery created (instead of that crappy one that appeared on his website with the cert number blackened) and has willing accomplices to “place” the forgery in the appropriate records office in Hawaii.
I don’t know why he hasn’t “taken care of this.”
Aided and abetted by the Left Stream Media.
Um - Obama’s group had McCain’s birth status authenticated last spring when the subject of Obama’s birth came up.
McCain was investigated and cleared as his parents were deemed to be living within American rules and confines in Panama in service to the nation (military base).
It’s all on Texasdarlin’s site...
Actually that is what's in the Costitution. It was and act of Congress that spelled it out differently in the late 1800's IIRC
There have also been questions about his draft registration. 8/7/08 BHO went to Hawaii on vacation. On 8/12/08, a Selective Service System spokesman said that BHO had presented himself for registry at a PO in Hawaii (he did not say WHEN BHO appeared at the PO) and was registered with "...an effective date of 9/4/80"
I fully expect similar legalistic tap dancing with his BC.
BTW, even if BHO had appeared at the PO on 9/4/80, he was still a month late by law.
McCain’s candidacy will not be impacted by obama producing a birth certificate. I guess you’re making the assumption that McCain has been beating the drum about this...........he hasn’t and neither has the RNC.
Childern born outside of the US of personnel in the service of the Federal Government (military, diplomats, etc) ARE considered natural born citizens by law. This has been true since the 18th century.
Did not know if you’d seen the results of the Andy Martin presser in Honolulu yesterday. Anyway....here is the link:
Then McCain is not constitutionally eligible.
The fact of the matter is that "Natural Born Citizen" only means that you are a citizen of the United States at the time of your birth. There is nothing in the Constitution about having to be born on United States Soil.
The author is wrong.
“Time for the GOP to take a blowtorch to Obama on this”
Too late, too late.
This won’t blow up until AFTER the election; it has been kept too-well-hidden by the media, and they’ll continue to bury it until November 4th.
Court cases move slowly and there isn’t enough time to prevail that way.
I see one option left to stop Obama on the “birth issue” (which may not even be possible):
Republican electors must challenge Obama’s eligibility in the Electoral College when it meets after the election (but BEFORE the inauguration). And hold up the vote therein, fight, fight, fight, and make things stick.
If they do this, it will become impossible for the mainstream media to ignore, and the facts will become more widespread.
I believe Obama is hiding something explosive behind the concealment of his birth records which could disqualify him from the presidency.
It will create a Constitutional Crisis of the first magnitude when the truth comes out _after_ he is already installed as president - particularly in his role as “Commander-in-Chief” of the military. Would military commanders still be bound to respect his authority if it were proven he was NOT qualified to be their C-in-C?
If Boehner and McConnell called a press conference demanding Obama show proof of eligibility, it would make the news.
Alas, they don’t have the nads for it. Neither does Mccain.
Go to the Texasdarlin weblog - to her entry of October 11th update on OBs Certificate.
I am actually less concerned with Obama’s legal ability to run for POTUS than I am about what he is hiding. No-one in such a public position refuses to release a real copy of their birth certificate unless there is something serious they are hiding. Period.
Well, the disregard for the issue shown by all in authority so far is quite disconcerting, for it shows they have a very poor understanding of or niggardly regard the Constitution.
According to breaking news, the BC may show that Frank Marshall Davis is the father. Among other interesting fallout, that means BHO _is_ a natural-born citizen - disqualification hopes over.
She wouldn’t win because the Obamamaniacs won’t leave his side. However politics is a long term game and would position her perfectly for 4 years from now. Also there’s the added bonus of anger that would be directed at the GOP for “stealing” another election.
And the fed/guv will be most happy to let this commie sh-t on us!
This information from October 11th Texasdarlin’s blog explains ineligibility...
BHO has already perpetrated the largest act of fraud in history with his campaign and should be prosecuted. If elected, he should be tried for treason and executed! That, of course, wouldn’t happen, as his lemmings and puppet masters would prevent it. Think of the consequences: Lyin’ Joe has an aneurysm, Peloser is sworn in as POTUS, etc. If POS BHO is elected, we’re screwed no matter what.
Whether you think the story’s legit or not (I do), the MSM will pick it up eventually. Cause it is a-bubblin’ up. More sources are picking it up.
Someone in another blog said that the reason Obama refused public financing is that he would have had to prove he was a citizen in order to receive it. Any truth to that?
And why do I have to have a complete criminal background check, including getting fingerprints and a drug test to be a server at a Senior Apartment complex (or almost any other place of employment these days) and a person doesn’t have to do this to be the leader of the greatest country on the face of the earth? Anyone know why? Preposterous!
Hadn’t thought of it but you’re correct.
You get bonus points for NOT POSTING THIS IN ALL CAPS.
Actually, he has gone by at least five different names: Barack Hussein Obama; Barry Obama; Barry Dunham; Barry Soetoro; Barack Dunham. He appears to change his name in order to fit in or identify with whatever group he is in at the time. His legal name at present is unknown. If the MSM would report on this (I'm sure they have already investigated), it would bring his house of cards down.
Because it's imprinted on a piece of water buffalo hide.
If he hasn't legally changed his name, would it invalidate ballots that don't have his official name?
Also, would his Illinois state bar license be invalid too, if no alias is mentioned and he's never legally changed his name?
Obama - by default - admitted to every charge the lawyer made, among them: 1. I was born in Kenya. 2. I am a Kenya "natural born" citizen. 3. My foreign birth was registered in the State of Hawaii. 4. My father, Barrack Hussein Obama, Sr. admitted Paternity of me. 5. My mother gave birth to me in Mombosa, Kenya.
Too late for that, actually - in law he has already admitted that he isn't qualified to be POTUS.
If (in the unlikely case that) the law matters any more . . .
Thank you - the more Obama refuses to address this issue - with his rushed trips to Indonesia and to Grandmother in Hawaii - he becomes less and less believable.
We all misplace important records at one time or another in our lives - and they turn up again when we aren’t looking for them (serendipity) - but a registered duplicate is often a phone call or e-mail away.
If one was never issued there are still ways of securing testament to your birth (as in the case of a woman I helped a couple of years ago) She is of Black/Native heritage - born in Oklahoma before hospitals were always available to births in the 30s much less legal paperwork.
She is highly educated and for her first trip necessitating a passport, she ran into all kinds of trials of frustration. Finally we located an interested party working in the Library in the County in which she was born. There are many home births unrecorded from that era so the County gets as many particulars as they can by phone or mail and then researches and provides identification necessary for all future legal paperwork. In those days few people in that social group could even write much less understand the need for legalizing a birth.
She had enough valid information just over three weeks, to provide the Passport people for a trip. His birth certificate or replica has become so important to her as she resisted going to college because they asked for proof of birth then. She is of high intelligence and has made great use of her life without a formal collegiate degree - in spite of the handicap.
If there is an honest search without ‘games being played’ paperwork is always possible.
I am inclined to think Obama has none which would suit his campaign and application for the office of POTUS according to the Constitution of this nation.
Worse: He knows better and laughs at us.