What The Heck Is Going On?

26 11 2008

h/t to Giovanniworld member Eowyn.qmark

 

The Great Birth Certificate Scandal/Cover-Up of 08
By Joan Swirsky
Monday, 24 November 2008

Analysis: Last week, newscasters reported that al Qaeda’s #2 terrorist disparaged the election of Barack Obama, and hurled racial slurs at Obama himself. The report has not been confirmed by the State Department, they all said, but they reported it anyway.

Fox News reporter Carl Cameron told viewers that three anonymous insiders of Sen. McCain’s campaign said that Sarah Palin was, in essence, a diva and a dunce. He and dozens of others who picked up the story on other channels never identified, or even verified, the sources of the quotes, but they reported them anyway.

Contrast these shabby examples of journalism with the legions of identifiable, verifiable and credible sources who for months have been investigating the disturbing allegation that Barack Obama is ineligible for the presidency because he has failed to meet one of the three requirements that the U.S. Constitution mandates, specifically that he provide proof of his natural born U.S. citizenship.

What follows is a partial list of people and organizations that have challenged Obama’s eligibility. Further on I will comment on how egregious the media’s failure to cover this story has been.  And last, I will speculate on the reason for the cover-up of this full-blown scandal.

*Attorney Philip J. Berg, former deputy attorney general of Pennsylvania and a longtime Democrat partisan, sued Obama and the Democratic National Committee for what he alleged was the DNCs failure to vet Obama, and Obama’s failure to provide an authentic and verifiable U.S. birth certificate. The suit was dismissed as “too vague.” Berg filed a writ of certiorari in the U.S. Supreme Court on Oct.30, to force Obama to produce his birth certificate. On Nov. 3, Justice David Souter rejected Berg’s emergency appeal for the court to halt the tabulation of the 2008 presidential election results, but set a schedule for a response from Obama, the DNC and all co-defendants on or before Dec. 1. Berg claims to have a tape recording of Obama’s Kenyan grandmother saying that she was present at Obamas birth in Kenya, along with his half-brother and half-sister. Here is his website: http://www.obamacrimes.com/

*According to WorldNetDaily, blogger Jeff Schreiber said a second case was presented to the Supreme Court on the same issue, i.e., the Federal Election Commission (FEC) has waived its right to respond to a complaint brought by attorney Philip Berg, possibly  among other reasons because they liked their odds of Berg’s petition getting denied. Berg said that if the FEC filed not solely on its own behalf but on behalf of the DNC and Barack Obama too, it reeks of collusion.”

*Dr. T.B. Bradley, a forensic psychologist, stated, as part of the Berg case, that, “Upon reading all of the books written by or about Barack Hussein Obama, Jr. aka Barry Soetoro (hereinafter Obama) Applicant discerned that Obama was not a natural born citizen of the United States or if he was a natural born citizen that he had lost his citizenship when his biological mother married Lolo Soetoro, a citizen of Indonesia. Obama then became a citizen of Indonesia as a result of his mother’s expatriation of herself and her son, by self declaration on legal public educational records that Obama was formally known as Barry Soetoro, a citizen of Indonesia [and] was not US Constitutionally qualified to hold the Office of the United States Senator from Illinois or the Office of the President of the United States.”

*Author, radio host, blogger, and Chicago attorney Andy Martin filed a suit in Hawaii’s Supreme Court to compel Gov. Linda Lingle to release a certified copy of Obama’s vital statistics record. His request was denied. On Nov. 18, he petitioned a judge in Hawaii for access to Obama’s original 1961 birth certificate, and reported that the judge reserved judgment. But when he arrived back in the states, he learned that Judge Bert Ayabe had dismissed the case.

*Former presidential candidate Alan Keyes filed a suit with the California Secretary of State asking that the state’s 55 Electoral College votes not be cast on December 15 until Obama verifies his eligibility to hold the office. Keyes suit was filed by Gary Kreep of the United States Justice Foundation, along with California Electors Wiley S. Drake and Markham Robinson. The action states: “Should Senator Obama be discovered, after he takes office, to be ineligible for the Office of President of the United States, and, thereby, his election declared void.(a) usurper will be sitting as the President of the United States, and none of the treaties, laws, or executive orders signed by him will be valid or legal.” Former California Secretaries of State have reviewed background documents to verify the eligibility of candidates. In 1968, the Peace and Freedom Party submitted the name of Eldridge Cleaver as a qualified candidate for POTUS. Then Secretary of State, Frank Jordan, found that according to Cleaver’s birth certificate, he was only 34 years old, one year shy of the age needed to be on the ballot. Mr. Jordan removed Mr. Cleaver from the ballot. Cleaver unsuccessfully challenged this decision to the Supreme Court of the State of California and to the Supreme Court.

*Lt. Col. Donald Sullivan, a retired 23-year veteran of the Army, National Guard, and Air Force filed another suit in North Carolina, which claimed Obama should not have been on the state’s election ballot because his citizenship is in doubt.

*David M. Neal of Ohio filed a suit in Warren Common Pleas Court to force the Ohio Secretary of State, Jennifer Brunner, to request documents from the Federal Elections Commission, the Democratic National Committee, the Ohio Democratic Party and Obama to show the presidential candidate was born in Hawaii. The case was denied.

*Cort Wrotnowski of Connecticut asked the court to order Secretary of State, Susan Bysiewicz, to verify Obama’s citizenship before allowing the candidate to appear on the state ballot. The case was denied.

*Steven Marquis filed a suit Washington State Superior Court, calling for Secretary of State, Sam Reed, to determine whether Obama is a citizen before Election Day, claiming the Hawaii birth certificate reveals neither the hospital where Obama was born nor a doctor’s name the baby’s footprint. The case was denied.

*Rev. Tom Terry of Georgia appealed to the Georgia Supreme Court the day before the election to determine authenticity of Obama’s original birth certificate and his qualifications to be president. Georgia Superior Court Judge Jerry W. Baxter denied Terry’s request for an injunction against Secretary of State Karen Handel.

*Author Jerome Corsi, who has written extensively about this case, traveled to Hawaii and Kenya. He learned that the Certification of Live Birth that the Obama campaign posted is, according to the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands, not the same as a Certificate of Live Birth, which authenticates Hawaiian birth.

*Obama’s half-sister, Maya Soetoro, has named two different Hawaii hospitals where Obama could have been born. In November 2004 she said he was born at Queens Medical Center in Honolulu, but in February 2008, she said he was born in the Kapiolani Medical Center for Women and Children. Before the election, the Internet site, WorldNetDaily, retained a private investigator in Hawaii to visit both hospitals, but he reported that sheriff’s deputies were stationed at both hospitals to fend off inquiries.

*Leo C. Donofrio a retired attorney, started a website and filed a suit in New Jersey on November 3, asking Secretary of State, Nina Mitchell Wells, for an emergency stay prohibiting Obama, Sen. McCain, and Socialist Workers Party candidate Roger Calero, from appearing on New Jersey’s ballot, claiming all three are not natural born citizens. On Nov. 6, Supreme Court Justice David Souter denied Donofrio’s application. But the case has now entered the docket of the U.S. Supreme Court and Justice Clarence Thomas has decided to send it to conference on December 5th! This means that only 10 days before the Electoral College votes, the nine Justices of the U.S. Supreme Court will meet privately to discuss Donofrios case.

*Douglas J. Hagmann, director of HomelandSecurityUS.com, has reported that 17 lawsuits in 12 states are challenging the eligibility of Obama to become the next President of the United States.

*Numerous activist groups have undertaken letter-writing campaigns to the Supreme Court Justices, members of the Electoral College, and elected officials, as well as sending urgent appeals to the White House and the Department of Justice.

*Websites like Citizens for the United States Constitution, We The People, PeoplesPassion, America Must Know, and Faith2Action have sprung up in passionate defense of our Constitution’s integrity. The last of these has even posted the names and addresses of Electoral College members from each state, as well as an ad in The Washington Times.

*Dozens of petitions, like this one, have been circulated.

*And dozens of mostly-conservative writers (including Devy Kidd and Miichelle Malkin), bloggers and journalists have written about his strange case and potential Constitutional crisis, as I have in a series of articles here and here and here and here.

Coverage of the above by the media: Zero.

A DEAFENING SILENCE

It is no mystery that the leftist media have refused to mention this potentially looming Constitutional crisis in virtually all of their print and electronic coverage. Having shilled for Obama for the past two years dismissing his longtime radical associations, obfuscating his radical voting record, and taking a pass at their jobs of vetting a presidential candidate, their failure to cover the most explosive story of the 2008 campaign speaks volumes about collusion of the highest order.

Then there are the late-night comics, as well as snarky humorists like Bill Maher and Jon Stewart, who take pride in being irreverent and outing both people and subjects that others avoid. Not a word.

But what about the failure of the powerful conservative media how to explain their total blackout of this story? Lets look at their reactions:

*Fox News: Total Silence. Did the healthy shares that Saudi Arabia bought of Fox influence the networks non-coverage of this story? After all, its no secret which candidate the Saudis endorsed! We know that TV shows, including Fox, are on a seven-second delay, the better to bleep out offensive or inappropriate material. Doesn’t it strike Fox viewers as strange that not one of their outspoken guests, even once, mentioned this story? Who warned them not to?

*Rush Limbaugh: Total Silence. Why has the Excellence-in-Broadcastings Dr. of Democracy–the man who eats sacred cows for breakfast not touched this story?

*Mark Levin: Total Silence. Why has this popular radio host, commonly known as the Great One, abandoned his well-deserved reputation as a Constitutional scholar to studiously not address this Constitutional issue?

*Laura Ingraham: Total Silence. Here is another radio powerhouse and former clerk to Justice Clarence Thomas taking pains not to mention this casenot a word!

*Bill O’Reilly: Total Silence. Yes, the guy who claims hes just looking out for the folksvoiceless!

*Sean Hannity: Total Silence. The iconic radio and TV host who tackles every controversial subject under the sunmissing in action!

I could go on and on, but you get the picture. The very people–the so-called loyal opposition–who should have been shouting this story from the rooftops for months on end went mute. Ordinarily they would be the first to tell you that our Republic has no more precious document than the U.S. Constitution–a document that set the stage for the greatest experiment in human freedom since the beginning of recorded history. People like me and multi-millions of others are aware of what happens when the salami tactics of tyrants are employed in the service of leftwing ideology.

First, there is a charismatic character promising change and hope, but who changes his tune once in power. Second there is a whittling down of the laws of the land and the arrogant dismissal of the documents on which the nation was founded. Third there is the blacking-out of all media that disagree with Dear Leader’s message. And fourth there is the rounding-up and incarceration or worse of all dissidents.

This is not theory. This is history. But while both left and right media thought it appropriate to comment at length about Obama’s seven-page Questionnaire for those seeking work in his administration–a probing that makes a Pap Test, mammogram, colonoscopy, and endoscopy in one visit seem mild by comparison–not one of these cowardly journalists has asked the simple question: Mr. Obama, where is your birth certificate?

Or were they not cowards but patriots?

SCROUNGING FOR ANSWERS

I’ve written several books, not one of them fictional. And thousands of articles, not one of them based on sinister suspicions or conspiracy theories. But the case of the U.S. media’s complete non-coverage of this major story has gotten me to speculate on what–or who–may be behind this phenomenon. What force could be so powerful as to silence our country’s putative guardians of free speech–the titans of the Fourth Estate?

Perhaps the mystery goes back to 2004, when President Bush won his second term in office and in his first press conference in the White House said that he had “earned political capital and intended to spend it.”

Then  suddenly and inexplicably he went into a year-long hibernation. He rarely appeared in public and gave no major speeches. Finally he reemerged albeit weakly, in late November or early December of 2005

Could it be that shortly after the president’s reelection, he and major government officials received highly credible evidence from America’s ruthless Islamist enemies that they had a number of devastating (probably
nuclear suitcase) weapons–set up and ready to be activated in as many as six-to-10 of our major cities–unless he (the president) tacked left and played nice for the following two years?

Was America taken hostage?

The president, one could speculate, had only two choices: (1) play chicken and possibly sacrifice the lives of millions of Americans and the destruction of major American cities, or (2) opt for the lesser of two evils, the second being to pave the way for a dangerous Trojan Horse, qualified or not, to capture the White House.

Could it be that the media blackout of the most explosive story of any presidential election in American history has been choreographed by none other than the current POTUS, the most powerful man in the entire world? This would certainly explain why President Bush has not been himself since January 20, 2005. It would also explain why the all-powerful media have taken his marching orders including the New York Times, which takes particular pleasure in undermining and sabotaging the president, even when it comes to national security issues.

If this happened, it would have had to involve the highest echelon in our intelligence services, who might have paid personal visits to publishers throughout the United States, as well as to top TV and radio executives, who themselves would have passed down iron-clad orders  to their anchors, broadcasters, even comedians  to follow the blackout order or face Draconian consequences.

On November 4  Election Day  the Dow was above 9,000. It is now plummeting, suggesting that even the globalists among us prefer tax cuts and capitalism to tax hikes and not creeping but galloping socialism  or what the esteemed Dr. Jack Wheeler insists is fascism.

Buyers remorse is in the air. America has been hijacked. What a price we will pay if the Supreme Court and the Electoral College abandon their oaths to uphold the U.S. Constitution by capitulating  as the media have to our enemies. God Save America!

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About the author:
Joan Swirsky (www.joanswirsky.com) is a New York-based journalist and author who can be reached at joansharon@aol.com.

 

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For an in-depth look at what makes Obama tick, I suggest you read this.

Why Obama Scares The Crap Out Of Me

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19 responses

27 11 2008
Ted

Best explanation (following 2 you tube videos) I’ve seen for the total media blackout of what is the single greatest news event and domestic threat — let’s call it OBAMAGATE — since the outbreak of the American Civil War and for the sincere prayers of the American people that the United States Supreme Court — let’s call it OUR LAST HOPE — now to have the courage to save our great nation as we have come to know it:

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27 11 2008
Jackie3

The whole congress/house and government has rolled over and played dead.

27 11 2008
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28 11 2008
John B.

I can’t believe you people are still going on about Obama’s birth certificate, especially since top Hawaiian officials recently confirmed that it is absolutely correct. You seem to think that when you ask for a birth certificate, some little guy goes and digs through mountains of ancient paper files and takes a sheet of paper to the Xerox. Get real – most if not all states computerized their records years ago, and they simply print out the information on State stationery and of course on a modern laser printer (which seems to have excited some folks.) Face it – the election is OVER and we have the man who will lead us for the next 4, or hopefully 8, years. Start thinking like Americans, not like conspiracy theorists, and especially not like the totally discredited Jerome Corsi, who needs to get back under his stone.

28 11 2008
Eowyn

John B.:

Resorting to namecalling bloggers interested in this issue only shows that your priorities are skewed. What is at stake is nothing less than the sanctity of the U.S. Constitution. Please note that when a newly elected president is sworn into office, he is sworn to obey & protect the Constitution of the United States, NOT some political party, NOT the American people, NOT even the United States itself.

You wrote that “most if not all states computerized their records years ago, and they simply print out the information on State stationery and of course on a modern laser printer.” How do you know that? Are we to just take your word for it?

FYI, Janice Okubo, Director of Communications of the State of Hawaii Department of Health, told Israel Insider: “At this time there are no circumstances in which the State of Hawaii Department of Health would issue a birth certification or certification of live birth only electronically.” http://web.israelinsider.com/Articles/Politics/12939.htm

You also wrote “top Hawaiian officials recently confirmed that it [Obama’s certificate of live birth] is absolutely correct,” thereby implying that those officials were saying that Obama had been born in Hawaii.

But the problem is that when Okubo said that “It’s a valid Hawaii state birth certificate,” that does NOT mean that Obama had actually been born in Hawaii. At that time, Hawaii issued certificates of live birth even to babies born outside of Hawaii, so long as mother & baby returned to Hawaii & mother applied for such a certificate. The following is from http://israelinsider.ning.com/profiles/blogs/keyes-adds-his-standing-to:

“While Hawaiian health officials do say that there is a birth record on file, they did not comment on the contents of the record, which leaves open the questions of where he was really born. 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 childʼs birth, claimed Hawaii as their place of residence…. 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.”

As you well know, “the name of the hospital & the name & signature of the doctor that delivered him” are precisely the information that is missing from the certificate of live birth that was posted online by the Obama campaign.

You also well know that the Hawaii state govt has declared that Obama’s birth records are sealed.

I’ve said this before and will say it once again: There’s a REALLY REALLY simple way for Obama to put all this to rest ONCE AND FOR ALL, and for you and other supporters of Obama to show that we skeptics really are tinfoil-hat “conspiracy theorists.”

And that is to produce that original vault birth certificate in court, NOT a fascimile of it on a webpage. Didn’t Obama portray himself as the candidate of “hope,” “change,” and a new open post-partisan politics?

28 11 2008
Eowyn

Furthermore, John B., don’t you at all find the following interesting:

October 24, 2008: Obama leaves his campaign to visit sick grandmother, Madelyn Dunham, in Honolulu.

October 26, 2008: Hawaii state Gov. Linda Lingle announces she has placed Obama’s birth certificate under seal and instructed the state’s Department of Health to make sure no one in the press obtains access to the original document under any circumstances.

November 3, 2008: Obama’s grandmother dies of cancer.

To this day, there has not been a funeral or memorial service of Madelyn Dunham, the central figure in Obama’s life who helped raise him during his teenage years.

28 11 2008
Will

John B “Us” people as you stated accepted the fact that Obama is now president and we are stuck with him for 4 years. We just don’t like the fact that for someone who is suppose to represent honesty, integrity, and the free world is being very secretive about a lot of things that should be of no big deal for someone who claims to have nothing to hide!

All Obama had to do was show the documents from the jump and put all of this behind him but it was “Obama” who opted to drag it out not us by not being immediately forthwith and as Americans we have every right to question it and not roll over and play dead like you.

One thing I do love about people like you John B is to be an American now is to no longer question government officials now that Bambi is leading the charge. That now it’s okay to wave the “Stars and Bars” and scream “Thank God…sorry “Thank Obama that I am an American!”

Obama stinks to high heaven and it will only be a matter of time before that stink finally reaches everyone’s noses.

28 11 2008
Eowyn

To all who care about this issue, including those who had voted for Obama because you don’t want him to begin his presidency under a cloud of suspicion:

Please sign a petition to the U.S. Congress, asking our elected representatives to resolve the matter of Obama’s birth, once and for all.

There’s nothing more important than the integrity of our Constitution, the
highest law of the land and, when it comes down to it, the only thing that
really binds this multi-racial, multi-ethnic, multi-religious, and multi-cultural American nation.

It doesn’t cost you anything to sign the petition. Here’s the petition:
http://www.rallycongress.com/constitutional-qualification/1244/stop-obama-constitutional-crisis

28 11 2008
Eowyn

Also, there is a long & detailed article on Obama’s most likely fake Selective Services Registration (SSR). The SSR was obtained by a man who gives his real name. Make sure you read the comments to the article, many of which are thoughtful and add substance to the article.

http://www.debbieschlussel.com/archives/2008/11/exclusive_did_n.html

28 11 2008
Will

SIGNED!

28 11 2008
Eowyn

Some say that Obama has every constitutional & privacy “right” NOT to reveal his vault birth certificate. These people are simply wrong. The following is from an outstanding article, written by a J.D. & Ph.D., on the legal ramifications surrounding this issue of whether Obama meets the Constitution’s natural-born citizen requirement:

“Now that Obama’s citizenship has been seriously questioned, the burden of proof rests squarely on his shoulders. The “burden of establishing a delegation of power to the United States * * * is upon those making the claim.” Bute v. Illinois, 333 U.S. 640, 653 (1948). And if each of the General Government’s powers must be proven (not simply presumed) to exist, then every requirement that the Constitution sets for any individual’s exercise of those powers must also be proven (not simply presumed) to be fully satisfied before that individual may exercise any of those powers. The Constitution’s command that “[n]o Person except a natural born Citizen * * * shall be eligible to the Office of President” is an absolute prohibition against the exercise of each and every Presidential power by certain unqualified individuals…. Therefore, anyone who claims eligibility for “the Office of President” must, when credibly challenged, establish his qualifications in this regard with sufficient evidence.”

Dr. Edwin Vieira, Jr., Ph.D., J.D., “OBAMA MUST STAND UP NOW OR STEP DOWN,” http://www.newswithviews.com/Vieira/edwin84.htm

28 11 2008
slicedsky

Here is another great fact-filled site a friend sent to me the other day.

http://www.theobamafile.com/ObamaLatest.htm

I have been following this closely, nada is going to be done about this illegal Prez-elect…sticking the middle finger to the Constitution once again/

I have been furious about the silence from the msm of all venues, especially conservative talk radio…I will make one point, Rush has mentioned this, only once that I know of, but he did, although briefly and I haven’t heard anything from him since, I have been disappointed in him, Hannity and Levin regarding this matter of the utmost importance.

I can’t help but wonder if some of these very people are afraid of being called racist, because I, for the life of me cannot understand the silence.

There is tons of evidence this man is NOT a legal US Citizen.

As far as I am concerned this it the very reason we are not seeing the release of a lot of his records, including his college records.

I am beyond furious about this, it is also the very reason why I will never call Barky the Prez.

29 11 2008
Ted

On Dec 5 the Supreme Court will either allow or disallow the usurpation of both the Constitution and the Government of the United States — easily the most pivotal decision since our nation’s founding — and the silence of the news media is deafening (if not downright scary).

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