Another Birther Joins the Club

16 10 2009

Obama Birth Certificate Cartoon

The Left dismiss those who ask for tangible evidence of Obama’s constitutional eligibility by ridiculing us as “birthers.”

Well, here’s one more “birther”!

He is former White House speechwriter Michael Johns, whose article below lodges Obama’s eligibility within the context of an increasing disregard for law in our contemporary culture, especially for America’s founding legal document — the U.S. Constitution.

Welcome to the club, Mr. Johns! We’re Birthers, and we’re proud!!

~Eowyn

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Former White House Speechwriter Calls for Barack Obama to ‘Release the Birth Documents’

October 15th, 2009 – By Bob McCarty

Editor’s Note: Several times during the past few years, I’ve turned to Michael Johns, a White House speechwriter during the George H.W. Bush presidency who brings a more-scholarly-than-average approach to the news topics of the day. Three weeks ago, he tackled the issue which, if one is on the “wrong” side of it, can get him labeled as a “birther”. Well written and free of hyperbole, his article appears below.

By Michael Johns
Guest Blogger

One of the most constructive developments of the past eight months is that tens of millions of Americans appear to be reawakening to the critical importance and relevance of the U.S. Constitution. The brazen growth of the federal government, which now controls sizable portions of the economy (automobiles, banks, health care, mortgages and other industry segments), violates the tenets of free market capitalism, the system that has been the foundation of our nation’s globally unprecedented growth and prosperity. But this debate is not merely a policy one. Increasingly, as millions of Americans associated with the burgeoning Tea Party and 912 Project movements are demonstrating, the debate is about whether such expansions of federal powers are even Constitutionally permissible.

It is difficult to pinpoint exactly when the dangerous disregard for our nation’s founding legal document began. It certainly predates this administration. But the culture upon which it rests might be best exemplified in the apparent congressional and media group think that our 44th president holds no obligation to respond to questions about his Constitutional eligibility, under Article II, Section I of the Constitution, to hold the office to which he ran and was elected. This Constitutional provision states unequivocally that no person except a natural born citizen shall be eligible to the Office of President.

Is Barack Obama a natural born citizen of the United States? Probably. But because Obama is going to great lengths to conceal the documents that would settle this issue definitively, it is impossible to say for sure. Since October 2008, Obama has spent in excess of $1.35 million in legal fees to file protective and privacy motions in at least eight federal lawsuits to avoid releasing his birth documents — his mother’s hospital admission record, his Hawaii certificate of live birth, his educational records during his four years of residence in Indonesia, his Indonesian citizen status at that time and the time of his subsequent reentry to the U.S., and his college and law school admission records–that likely would definitively establish his Constitutional eligibility. Congress, the media, and even many Obama opponents, meanwhile, have failed to exert any pressure on him to halt his pro-active legal measures to avoid disclosure of these documents.

Quite obviously, the question of a president’s Constitutional eligibility is serious business. It was serious business when, in February 2008, The New York Times called into question Senator John McCain’s eligibility for the office because McCain was born on an American Naval base in the Panama Canal Zone, which was then under U.S. control. “It is certainly not a frivolous issue,” The Times quoted Atlanta attorney Jill Pryor as saying at the time. The questions also were serious enough for the U.S. Senate to investigate them, with the Senate ultimately concluding in a unanimous vote that the U.S. administration of the Panama Canal Zone at that time meant that McCain was indeed a natural born citizen and eligible for the Presidency.

Whatever these records might reveal, Obama’s extensive, year-long efforts to conceal them are now inexplicable, inexcusable and harmful to the nation. There is no innocuous explanation for his extensive efforts to conceal them, especially since their release is easily authorized and would settle the controversy, permitting the nation to move on with full confidence in his Constitutional eligibility and the Constitutional foundations of our nation in 2009. But Obama has refused to do this and, as a result, a frightening and growing number of Americans now understandably ask the question: What exactly is he hiding?

Let me stipulate that, despite following this issue for a year, I am utterly unable to answer that question. But logic dictates that one would not expend in excess of a million dollars in legal fees, as Obama has done, knowing that the only likely result is that a certain percentage of the American people will view such efforts as non-transparent, or even malfeasant. Conversely, it also is wrong to conclude, in the absence of these documents, that Obama has necessarily misrepresented anything about his birth location or Constitutional eligibility, as some critics of Obama’s concealment of these documents continue to do. Under pressure to settle the issue during his presidential candidacy, the Obama campaign ultimately produced a Certification of Live Birth in 2007, but that document, skeptics argue, is manufactured by the state and is not an unequivocal authentication of his birth location.

The most important point is this: No national interest is served by permitting these important questions to linger and persist. To settle them, Obama should cease blocking release of the documents sought by the plaintiffs in the various federal cases over his eligibility. And going forward, it seems reasonable to insist that our nation’s Federal Election Commission, which is charged with regulatory oversight of presidential elections, require presidential candidates to submit, along with their candidacy filing, the documents that clearly establish their natural-born eligibility for the office. Americans’ confidence in our Constitutionally-rooted democratic political system requires no less.

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28 responses

16 10 2009
Action Jackson

You’re Birthers, and you’re smart.

Obama’s birth certificate was released last year, and it was confirmed TWICE as being genuine by the State of Hawaii.

16 10 2009
Eowyn

A Jackson,

There’s a direct correlation between your arrogant contempt for others and your willful ignorance.

Anyone who’s remotely informed knows that what was released last year was Obama’s Certificate of LIve Birth (COLB), not his original vault birth certificate. And anyone who’s informed knows that the state of Hawaii at the time issued COLBs even to babies born outside of Hawaii & even outside of the United States. COLB is simply what its name says: a certification that a live human birth took place; not a certification that the birth took place in Hawaii.

As for what Hawaiian officials said last year, they merely confirmed that they’ve seen Obama’s birth certificate. They did not confirm that his birth was in Hawaii, or where his birth place was.

Since you are so abysmally uninformed, I’ll leave facts aside and just ask you this one common-sense question:

Why has Obama hired three law firms and spent more than $1.35 million in legal fees to fend off lawsuit after lawsuit, when the matter can be resolved simply by producing his original birth certificate?

17 10 2009
Cec Moon

We’re simple people down here in the Ozarks. We do not invest a fortune in a fence or a wall to keep out air or good neighbors. We do it to retain livestock and avoid unwelcome intrusion. Sometimes it to preserve privacy but rarely are barriers constructed for secrecy. Most folks have unlocked gates and welcome friends since they have nothing to hide.

Throughout his brief history in the White House we have seen sure evidence of a desire to shroud every facet of his life, both past and present. The only exception is when he is in complete control and can program the situation. Clinical psychologists would have no difficulty diagnosing his very obvious problems. Most people who think they are a god have difficulty admitting to any reality. Even rich people don’t stay rich long if they habitually spend that kind of money protecting nothing.

17 10 2009
Action Jackson

Anyone who’s remotely informed knows that this past July, the director of the Hawaii State Department of Health verified that President Obama was born in Hawaii and is a natural-born American citizen.

http://hawaii.gov/health/about/pr/2009/09-063.pdf

And here’s her previous statement on the topic:

http://hawaii.gov/health/about/pr/2008/08-93.pdf

Since you are so obviously ignorant of the truth, you should know that the State of Hawaii no longer issues the “Certificate of Live Birth” document, only the “Certification of Live Birth” document, which is recognized by the U.S. Supreme Court.

http://www.starbulletin.com/columnists/kokualine/20090606_kokua_line.html

As for the claims about Obama …do you have actual proof of this from a legitimate news source, or are you just parroting unsubstantiated rumors that have been published on conservative websites?

Numerous lawsuits regarding Obama’s eligibility to be President have been filed by wackos such as Gary Kreep, Orly Taitz, and Philip J. Berg, and all but the few that are pending have been dismissed. Kreep and Berg both have long histories of filing frivolous lawsuits. Just the other day, Taitz was fined $20,000 by a judge for misconduct.

Obama has proven that he is a natural-born U.S. citizen, despite what Birthers claim. We have a black President, and he’s legit. Deal with it.

17 10 2009
giovanniworld

You have two very glaring mistakes in what you wrote.

1. Obama is NOT a natural born U.S. citizen, something he has yet to prove.

2. Obama is NOT a black president. He is a Mulatto president, which is someone that is half white/half black. Neither of his colors are legit.

Gio-

17 10 2009
Action Jackson

Good Lord, did you even look at the documents I linked?? The State of Hawaii confirmed that our President IS a natural-born American.

As for his race, he’s half and half, but obviously looks more black than white. He identifies himself as black, which is his choice. Would you say that Colin Powell and Lena Horne aren’t black even though they identify themselves as such?

Color me amazed (pun intended) by your apparent inability to accept the fact that we have a black President.

17 10 2009
giovanniworld

You seem to have comprehension problems.

Hawaii only confirmed he was born. There is NO proof that he is a natural born citizen.

He may be generally accepted as a black man, but the truth is he’s only half black. Why can’t you accept the truth?

Gio-

17 10 2009
Action Jackson

No, YOU have comprehension problems.

From one of the links I posted:

“I, Dr. Chiyome Fukino, director of the Hawaii State Department of Health, have seen the original vital records maintained on file by the Hawaii State Department of Health verifying Barack Hussein Obama was born in Hawaii and is a natural-born American citizen…”

Why can’t YOU accept the truth?

17 10 2009
Eowyn

Instead of stonewalling elibility lawsuits, Obama’s attorneys have a simple solution:

Just call Dr. Chiyome Fukino to be an expert witness for the Defense.

17 10 2009
Bob

Action Jackson,

PROOF?
Read this: http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=112707

It’s not JUST about the Birth Certificate!

That dang Constitution will get you every time!

17 10 2009
Action Jackson

I asked for proof from a LEGITIMATE news source, not a “pseudo-news” website like World Nut Daily! The link you posted contains nothing but info about yet another frivolous lawsuit, and numerous lies about the President that have been disproved.

Birthers just can’t accept the fact that we have a black President. Remarkable.

17 10 2009
Steve

Jackson…we have no problem accepting a black president. Problem is you are making him black. At best he is 50% White Some % between 10-40 Arab….which is not Black and then some percent Black. So Mostly he’s white…then we could quibble. I could care less except of course you brought up race, Race plays no factor in our politics here. What doe’s is barry’s socialist policys and communist friends and advisors. Oh…………How’s that hopey changy thing working out for ya? your life rapidly improve?..Thought so.

17 10 2009
Action Jackson

You’re so right, Steve! You’re my man!

That hopey-changey thing is just TERRIBLE! We got rid of a President in January who actually stood up to Islamoterrorists. In his place, we have Obama who bow before the King of Saudi Arabia!

We got rid of a President who values life and banned EMBRYONIC stem cell research. In his place, we have Obama who’s hellbent on EMBRYONIC stem cell research, despite the fact that scientific study after study has shown that ADULT stem cells work just fine, whereas transplanted EMBRYONIC stem cells have been known to have produced cancerous cells. What a moron!

And, on top of that, because of Obama’s profligate spending — on TARP, stimulus (that didn’t stimulate a darn thing), etc. etc. — the federal budget deficit for 2009 will be $1.42 trillion! More than three times the most red ink ever amassed in a single year. More than the total national debt for the first 200 years of the American Republic, more than the entire economy of India, and more than $4,700 for every man, woman and child in the United States.

Which means that you and me and our children and grandchildren will be paying through our noses in record-level confiscatory taxes in the years and decades ahead!

17 10 2009
Steve

“That hopey-changey thing is just GREAT. We got rid of a failed President in January, got a credit card bill of rights, have had lower federal income tax deductions since April, no longer have restrictions on stem cell research, are finally seeing an improvement in the economy (the Dow going over 10000 is a very good sign), and are on the verge of having health care available to all Americans.”

I wasn’t heart broken to see GW go. As for the CC bill of rights have ya noticed all your cards have went up severl points…take a good look next bill.yeah that helped.
They had stem cell with which to work, by the way none have shone any promise.Now the’ll just KILL some babies and get more.I’m sure you don’t care. That big old average 13.00 bucks a week going along way for ya…..woo hoo. Let’s see the Dow’s at 10K…means the big boys and their bail outs are working for them,,,,have you profited? Meanwhile unemployment is 10-12 %…and climbing. Health care needs reform…….wonder why the won’t include tort reform or purchase across state lines. Jackson who’s gonna pay the 3 trillion dollar tab……..Me and you buddy……..no hopey changy not so good, and arab’s are not black in indonesia

17 10 2009
DCG

That hopey-changey thing is just GREAT.

You obviously don’t understand the basic principals of econ 101. The Obama administration said Friday the deficit for the fiscal year just ended was $1.4 trillion, the largest relative to the size of the economy since 1945.
The final tally for fiscal 2009, which ended Sept. 30, was nearly $1 trillion greater than the $459 billion deficit for fiscal 2008. This year’s deficit translates to nearly 10 percent of the size of the economy, up from 3.2 percent of gdp for last year’s deficit, according to a joint statement from the Treasury Department and the Office of Management and Budget.

17 10 2009
17 10 2009
Steve

Damn Eowyn…….what ya have them on speed dial……..LOL

17 10 2009
Action Jackson

Thank you for posting links to various blogs and news websites on Obama’s eligibility!

The only person I see ranting here is me! Sorry. The truth just really bothers me!

I’m so afraid of the truth that I even gave a fake e-mail address here! broccoli@*****.com That’s how much I love the truth! Not!

17 10 2009
Eowyn

No, the truth doesn’t bother me. It’s you who’s annoying. Why? Because you keep insisting that Obama is a Natural Born Citizen, but you continue to refuse to answer the obvious question:

If that’s the truth, why are Obama’s lawyers continuing to stonewall lawsuit after lawsuit — thereby costing Obama a heap of dollars in legal fees? Why not just put this whole thing to rest by either (a) producing the darn BIRTH CERTIFICATE (not COLB — and BTW, I know full well Hawaii’s changes re. COLB); or (b) getting Dr. Chiyome Fukino to testify that Obama indeed was born in Hawaii.

Case closed. Contrary to your insistence, I don’t have ANY problems with a black (or 1/2 black or 1/4 black) president. I have problems with whether he satisfies the U.S. Constitution’s necessary conditions to be president. You who see “racism” lurking in every nook and cranny just don’t get it:

I could care less what “color” Obama or any one is. What I care about, love, and revere is the Constitution and the rule of law.

I’m sick of this, you’re sick of this, everyone is sick of this. And Obama, in particular, should be sick of this. He should get this matter resolved, so that he can give his full attention to the matter of governing.

I’ll promise you this:

Settle this in a court of law, and if Obama indeed is a Natural Born Citizen, I will forever shut up about this issue.

Unless you have something new to contribute, instead of endlessly repeating yourself from comment to comment, I will once again ask you, this time politely, to shut up already. You’ve become downright BORING.

17 10 2009
Steve

Jackson………..Will you respond to the Arab part please.After all that takes a little bit or maybe a lot from his “Blackness” since that’s what your all about. I doubt it….you trolls never answer a direct question…….Kinda like asking barry for a legal document……….LOL
….. 😉

17 10 2009
Bob

AJ, from your remarks I can only say you must be really PO’ed that Obama claims to be black. I don’t remember seeing anyone say that they had a problem with his race. HE IS HIDING, THROUGH THE COURT SYSTEM, Information that would put this debate to rest once and for all!!!! WHY????? What is he hiding????

And, If you want, I will research again, An article in an African newspaper had the headline-“KENYAN-BORN Barrack Obama poised for Illinois Senate”. Published in 2004, and the AP (associated press) mark is on the bottom of the page.

17 10 2009
Steve

Bob, Here’s one I found
Click here: Kenyan Born Obama All Set for US Senate

17 10 2009
Bob

probably the same one. Thanks Steve.

17 10 2009
Steve

welcome

17 10 2009
Steve

ooops try this link, the other one doesn’t work

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2362801/posts

17 10 2009
Bob

OK so I went anyway here is the link to the “EAST AFRICAN STANDARD” archive copy through the Obama file . com. http://www.theobamafile.com/_exhibits/Born04.htm

17 10 2009
Steve

Now I know you’ve lost……you have resorted to calling us racists and in fact it is you who are the racist.And please, Oh enlightened One, can you cite the case where the SCOTUS –that’s the Sureme Court for those less talented (Jackson) — has ruled on this new case you brought to attention. Really? Has Scotus renderd an opinion stating His Birth Certificate is in fact genuine………Well point us to the link and you have solved it all. Thank you. Jackson, you have just helped to heal this Country! Next year you get the Noble peace prize, cause at least you will have done something.

17 10 2009
Steve

Uh.Gio, If I may interject. He may not even be Black at all. To be considered part of a race you must be 1/8 th or 12.5% of that blood. His Fathers Kenyan side seems to have some Arab blood in it and I have seen figures from 10-40% . So if the Arab blood goes as high as 40% he is not even black. But even with any Arab Blood he is more White than anything…….America’s First White President with Black and Arab Blood……LOL…. 😉

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