Friday, January 2, 2009

Focus: Follow up Letter to Senators/Congressmen

HI Press Release Fukino.pdf

U.S. Senator Saxby Chambliss
Facsimile Transmission

January 2, 2009

Dear Senator Chambliss,

Re: Barack Obama’s Qualifications: Who Did the Due Diligence?

If you have made up your mind that Barack Obama was born in Hawaii, and that he meets the qualification under Article II, Section I of the U.S. Constitution of being a Natural Born Citizen, then may I ask, what was the procedure of due diligence?

Have you personally seen and verified Mr. Obama's credentials, or are you relying on rumors? You stated previously that the State of Hawaii has done all the verification necessary. However, when I read the (attached) statement made by the director of Hawaii's State Dept. of Health, I don't see anywhere where she stated that Mr. Obama was born in Hawaii. Ms. Fukino's statements follow. The only one who said that this verifies that Obama was born in Hawaii was the author of a popular news article and not Ms Fukino.
“There have been numerous requests for Sen. Barack Hussein Obama’s official birth certificate,” said Chiyome Fukino. “State law prohibits the release of a certified birth certificate to persons who do not have a tangible interest in the vital record.”

Citing her statutory authority to oversee and maintain Hawaii’s vital records, Fukino said she has “personally seen and verified that the Hawaii State Department of Health has Sen. Obama’s original birth certificate on record in accordance with state policies and procedures."

“No state official, including Gov. Linda Lingle, has ever instructed that this vital record be handled in a manner different from any other vital record in the possession of the State of Hawaii,” Fukino added.
Ms. Fukino made no statement verifying that Barack Obama was born in HI, nor any other claim other than that his original birth certificate is on record. To do so, would have been a violation of the Law.

Having the birth certificate on file, does not imply that Obama was born in HI. HI law states that residents of HI may request a HI birth certificate for a child born overseas within the first year after the birth.

With all of that said, the issue is not whether Obama was born in HI. Whether or not Obama was born in HI, the issue is whether a US Citizen with a parent who was not a US Citizen at the time of birth is considered to be a Natural Born Citizen as required by Article II, Section I of the United States Constitution.

You, sir, have the ability to subpoena the State of Hawaii and Mr. Obama for proof that he is eligible to be President of the United States. You also have the responsibility to object to the results of the Electoral College if upon review of the facts, you determine that he does not qualify. All I am asking is that you perform due diligence by personally requesting and examining the evidence. I pray that you take this matter seriously.

When questions arose regarding whether John McCain qualified as a Natural Born Citizen, under Article II, Section I of the Constitution, the Senate took it upon themselves to pass Senate Resolution 511. The Senate concluded that, “John Sidney McCain, III, was born to American Citizens on an American military base in the Panama Canal Zone…” and thus met the qualifications of being a Natural Born Citizen.

Similar questions have arisen regarding Barack Hussein Obama. In fact there have been more than 21 lawsuits two of which have been in conference before the U.S. Supreme Court, and two of which are pending before the SCOTUS. New lawsuits continue to be filed at both the State and Federal Level. As a citizen of the United States, and of the State of Georgia, I respectfully request that as my representative, you apply the same standard to Mr. Obama as was done for Mr. McCain. This should not be taken lightly, for it is the Constitution itself that is at risk.

It is well known that Mr. Obama’s father was a citizen of British controlled Kenya at the time of his birth, and that upon birth Mr. Obama held dual citizenship with both Kenya and the United States. The Framers of our Constitution made it clear that to be President; one must be a Natural Born Citizen, a distinction quite different from the requirements of being a Senator or Congressman. It is also well known that Vattel’s, ‘Law of Nations’, was the document referred to by our founding fathers. The document clearly defines the term Natural Born Citizen as ‘those born in the country, to parents who are citizens’.

I know that you know all of this. I am however, very concerned, that everyone has passed the buck on this question, and that not one of my elected officials has performed the necessary due diligence. I know there are many important issues today with our economy, and foreign affairs, but a breach of our Constitution will make us even more vulnerable in both foreign and domestic affairs.

I therefore request that you take this matter seriously, and do with it as you see fit.


Larry Walker, Jr.
Attachment (4 pages)

Keep the focus on letters to your representatives and to SCOTUS. This coming week is the key week with the Certification of Electoral Votes on the 8th, and the Berg SCOTUS Conference on the 9th. You have to mail your letters to SCOTUS, but you can google your Representatives and obtain their fax numbers.