Skip to comments.An Open Letter to Barack Obama:(Draft of WTP full-page ad to be published in USA TODAY
Posted on 11/07/2008 8:16:05 PM PST by Smokeyblue
An Open Letter to Barack Obama: (Draft of WTP full-page ad to be published in USA TODAY the week of November 10, 2008)
Are you a Natural Born Citizen of the U.S.?
Are you legally qualified to hold the Office of President?
Dear Mr. Obama:
On October 24, 2008, a federal judge granted your request to dismiss a lawsuit by Citizen Philip Berg, who challenged your qualifications under the Natural Born Citizen clause of the U.S. Constitution to legally hold the office of President of the United States of America.
Mr. Berg presented factual evidence to the Court in support of his claim that you are either a citizen of your fathers native Kenya by birth, or that you became a citizen of Indonesia, relinquishing your prior citizenship when you moved there with your mother in 1967.
In your response to the lawsuit, you neither denied Mr. Bergs claims nor submitted any evidence which would refute his assertions. Instead, you argued that the Court lacked the jurisdiction to determine the question of your legal eligibility because Mr. Berg lacked standing.
Astonishingly, the judge agreed, simply saying, [Mr. Berg] would have us derail the democratic process by invalidating a candidate for whom millions of people voted and underwent excessive vetting during what was one of the most hotly contested presidential primary [sic] in living memory.
Unfortunately, your response to the legal claim was clearly evasive and strikingly out of character, suggesting you may, in fact, lack a critical Constitutional qualification necessary to assume the Office of President: i.e., that you are not a natural born citizen of the United States or one who has relinquished his American citizenship.
Before you can exercise any of the powers of the United States, you must prove that you have fully satisfied each and every eligibility requirement that the Constitution mandates for any individuals exercise of those powers.
Regardless of the tactics chosen in defending yourself against the Berg lawsuit, significant questions regarding your legal capacity to hold this nations highest office have been put forth publicly, and you have failed to directly refute them with documentary evidence that is routinely available to any bona fide, natural born U.S. Citizen.
As one who has ventured into the fray of public service of his own volition, seeking to possess the vast powers of the Office of President, it is not unreasonable to demand that you produce evidence of your citizenship to answer the questions and allay the concerns of the People. Indeed, as the one seeking the office, you are under a moral, legal, and fiduciary duty to proffer such evidence to establish your qualifications as explicitly mandated by Article II of the Constitution.
Should you proceed to assume the office of the President of the United States as anything but a bona fide natural born citizen of the United States that has not relinquished that citizenship, you would be inviting a national disaster, placing our Republic at great risk from untold consequences. For example:
· Neither the Electoral College on December 15, nor the House of Representatives on January 6 would be able to elect you, except as a poseur - a usurper;
· As a usurper, you would be unable to take the required Oath or Affirmation of office on January 20 without committing the crime of perjury or false swearing, for being ineligible for the Office of the President you cannot faithfully execute the Office of the President of the United States;
· Your every act in the usurped Office of the President would be a criminal offense as an act under color of law that would subject the People to the deprivation of their constitutional rights, and entitling you to no obedience whatsoever from the People;
· as a usurper acting in the guise of the President you could not function as the Commander in Chief of the Army and Navy and of the militia of the several states, as such forces would be under no legal obligation to remain obedient to you;
· No one in any civilian agency in the Executive Branch would be required to obey any of your proclamations, executive orders or directives, as such orders would be legally VOID;
· Your appointment of Ambassadors and Judges to the Supreme Court would be VOID ab initio (i.e., from the beginning), no matter what subsequent actions the Senate might take as well as rendering any such acts by such appointed officials void as well;
· Congress would not be able to pass any new laws because they would not be able to acquire the signature of a bona fide President, rendering all such legislation legally VOID;
· As a usurper, Congress would be unable to remove you from the Office of the President on Impeachment, inviting certain political chaos including a potential for armed conflicts within the General Government or among the States and the People to effect the removal of such a usurper.
As an attorney and sitting U.S. Senator, Im sure you agree that our Constitution is the cornerstone of our system of governance. It is the very foundation of our system of Law and Order indeed, it is the supreme law of the land. Im sure you also agree that its precise language was no accident and cannot be ignored if Individual, unalienable, natural Rights, Freedoms and Liberties are to be protected and preserved.
As our next potential President, you have a high-order obligation to the Constitution (and to those who have fought and died for our Freedom) that extends far beyond that of securing a majority of the votes of the Electoral College. No matter your promises of change and prosperity, your heartfelt intent or the widespread support you have garnered in seeking the highest Office of the Land, the integrity of the Republic and Rule of Law cannot, -- must not -- be put at risk, by allowing a constitutionally unqualified person to sit, as a usurper, in the Office of the President.
No matter the level of practical difficulty, embarrassment or disruption of the nations business, we must -- above all -- honor and protect the Constitution and the divine, unalienable, Individual Rights it guarantees, including the Right to a President who is a natural born citizen of the United States of America that has not relinquished his American citizenship. Our nation has endured similar disruptions in the past, and will weather this crisis as well. Indeed, it is both yours and the Peoples mutual respect for, and commitment to, the Constitution and Rule of Law that insures the perpetuation of Liberty.
As a long time defender of my state and federal Constitutions, and in consideration of the lack of sufficient evidence needed to establish your credentials as President, I am compelled to lodge this Petition for Redress of Grievances and public challenge to you.
Make no mistake: This issue IS a Constitutional crisis. Although it will not be easy for you, your family or our Republic, you have it within your ability to halt this escalating crisis by either producing the certified documents establishing beyond question your qualifications to hold the Office of President, or by immediately withdrawing yourself from the Electoral College process.
With due respect, I hereby request that you deliver the following documents to Mr. Berg and myself at the National Press Club in Washington, DC at noon on Monday, November 17, 2008:
(a) a certified copy of your vault (original long version) birth certificate; (b) certified copies of all reissued and sealed birth certificates in the names Barack Hussein Obama, Barry Soetoro, Barry Obama, Barack Dunham and Barry Dunham; (c) a certified copy of your Certification of Citizenship; (d) a certified copy of your Oath of Allegiance taken upon age of maturity; (e) certified copies of your admission forms for Occidental College, Columbia University and Harvard Law School; and (f) certified copies of any court orders or legal documents changing your name from Barry Soetoro.
In the alternative, in defense of the Constitution, and in honor of the Republic and that for which it stands, please announce before such time your withdrawal from the 2008 Presidential election process.
In a government of laws, the existence of the government will be imperiled if it fails to observe the law scrupulously. Our government is the potent, the omnipresent teacher. For good or for ill, it teaches the whole people by its example. Crime is contagious. If the government becomes a lawbreaker, it breeds contempt for law; it invites every man to become a law unto himself; it invites anarchy. Olmstead v. United States, 277 U.S. 438, 469-471.
Thank you for your understanding and cooperation in this matter.
Robert L. Schulz, Founder and Chairman, We The People Foundation for Constitutional Education, Inc.
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MSM will ignore it.
This Obama guy is like slinging snot against a teflon wall=== NOTHING STICKS TO HIM.
Not many people will read a letter this long.
How does this man have any standing to make these demands?
Only a Court may be able to force Obama to comply.
So far that hasn’t worked out.
WELCOME, Smokey. Good post, thank you! Mary
Come on! We have a socialist President elect and a Democrat rich legislature. It’s just like 1976 all over again! Wasn’t it fun the first time, let’s do it again!
Well, if this is your first stop, then you’re just like the rest of us.
Will this actually be printed in the WaPo, full page?
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Wonderful! I saw this days ago & mentioned it’s something worthy of our support! They need funds & donations!
The ad is ASKING Obuma to produce the birth certificate. It is not claiming any authority.
Thanks. I was so nervous to post. LOL.
I’ve just been sick over the results of this election. I keep thinking it can’t be possible that this mansourian candidate has gotten this far.
I felt the same horrible feeling about Obama’s win as I did on 9-11. Like America has been raped. The MSM should rot in hell.
Great post and job.
I guess my first response to this is — is this really a hill on which to die? I think it makes the few Conservatives who are participating look like a bunch of screwballs.
Oh I think the MSM will pick up the story — and use it to show to what depths the ignorant, stupid, racist hatemongering Conservatives would do to derail the Presidency of “The One.”
And the haughty Barack Obama has already demonstrated time and again that he does not answer to “We the People.” Nor will the Leftist Courts nor the Democrat Congress call him on this.
It’s a DEAD issue — unless these WTP folks decide that — by God, if he won’t answer, we won’t pay taxes, obey the laws, accept Federal Government regulations, etc...
Will they really go there? Come on — over the supposed issue of a birth certificate?
Welcome to FR. Good post.
Agree, the whole citizenship issue, even though legitimate, he has always ignored it. He pretty much can do whatever the f**k he wants and no one calls him on it. I would ask more direct questions, like, Mr. Obama, who the f**k are YOU to decide what’s fair and what’s not fair for the rest of us? You seem to have a messiahnic complex, more and more are noticing this. Are you insane? Or just narcisstic? Is your civilian national security force going to be comprised of black panthers, ACORNS, union thugs, just where are these people coming from? And what will be their purpose? As far as the fairness doctrine goes, what are you so afraid of? Can’t your ideas prevail in the “free market”-place of ideas? Do you think that Marxism will suceed, this time, even though it has failed everytime it’s been tested in history?
I could go on, and on.
“Its a DEAD issue”
What’s dead, the US Constitution?
Rush has a new screen name. Hi Rush