Sunday, March 15, 2009

Eligibility bill hits Congress - Representative files law requiring candidates show birth certificate

Posted: March 13, 2009
3:09 pm Eastern

By Drew Zahn
© 2009 WorldNetDaily

U.S. Rep. Bill Posey, R-Fla.

A freshman representative has introduced a bill to the U.S. Congress that would require presidential candidates to provide a birth certificate and other documents to prove their eligibility to occupy the Oval Office.

Rep. Bill Posey, R-Fla., filed H.R. 1503, an amendment to the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971, which increased required campaign fund disclosure and was later amended to establish the Federal Elections Commission.

According to the Library of Congress' bill-tracking website, H.R. 1503 would "require the principal campaign committee of a candidate for election to the office of president to include with the committee's statement of organization a copy of the candidate's birth certificate, together with such other documentation as may be necessary to establish that the candidate meets the qualifications for eligibility to the Office of President under the Constitution."

George Cecala, a spokesperson for Rep. Posey's office, told WND that constituents had been calling, questioning whether Barack Obama – who has publicized a Certificate of Live Birth, but not his official birth certificate – has demonstrated that he meets the Constitution's requirement to be a natural-born citizen.

"Those are legitimate constitutional concerns," Cecala said. "Folks have brought the issue up, and the court really hasn't clarified. And I think American citizens have a right to have answers from their government."

Where's the proof Barack Obama was born in the U.S. or that he fulfills the "natural-born American" clause in the Constitution? If you still want to see it, join more than 325,000 others and sign up now!

"When 7-year-olds play soccer in Brevard County, to be in Little League they have to prove their residency," Cecala said. "To be president there are three requirements: one is citizenship, two is the age of 35, and three, you have to have been a resident for 14 years. We're simply saying when you file your statement of candidacy with the FEC, you should also file documentation that you fulfill the three requirements to be president.

"There's two standards here," Cecala told WND, "one for Little League and one for president."

"Opponents of President Bush used the 2000 election results and the court decisions to question the legitimacy of President Bush to serve as president," explained Rep. Posey in an official statement. "Opponents of President Obama are raising the birth certificate issue as a means of questioning his eligibility to serve as president. Neither of these situations is healthy for our republic. This bill, by simply requiring such documentation for future candidates for president will remove this issue as a reason for questioning the legitimacy of a candidate elected as president."

Cecala further told WND that there's no political motivation in proposing the bill, and the Congressman hopes passing the bill will help clear the air for the president, enabling the government to get beyond the election controversy to dealing with the nation's other important issues.

"Once we pass this bill, we can be assured that future elections won't have this problem," Cecala said. "It's not an attack on President Obama; it's just clarifying for future elections."

Cecala also explained that if passed, the amendment to election law would require Obama, just like any other candidate, to provide a birth certificate in any future presidential elections.

H.R. 1503 has been referred to the House Committee on House Administration.

WND has reported on dozens of legal challenges to Obama's status as a "natural born citizen." The Constitution, Article 2, Section 1, states, "No Person except a natural born Citizen, or a Citizen of the United States, at the time of the Adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the Office of President."

Some of the lawsuits question whether he was actually born in Hawaii, as he insists. If he was born out of the country, Obama's American mother, the suits contend, was too young at the time of his birth to confer American citizenship to her son under the law at the time.

Other challenges have focused on Obama's citizenship through his father, a Kenyan subject to the jurisdiction of the United Kingdom at the time of his birth, thus making him a dual citizen. The cases contend the framers of the Constitution excluded dual citizens from qualifying as natural born.

Although Obama officials have told WND all such allegations are "garbage," here is a partial listing and status update for some of the cases over Obama's eligibility:

  • New Jersey attorney Mario Apuzzo has filed a case on behalf of Charles Kerchner and others alleging Congress didn't properly ascertain that Obama is qualified to hold the office of president.
  • Pennsylvania Democrat Philip Berg has three cases pending, including Berg vs. Obama in the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, a separate Berg vs. Obama which is under seal at the U.S. District Court level and Hollister vs. Soetoro a/k/a Obama, (now dismissed) brought on behalf of a retired military member who could be facing recall to active duty by Obama.

  • Leo Donofrio of New Jersey filed a lawsuit claiming Obama's dual citizenship disqualified him from serving as president. His case was considered in conference by the U.S. Supreme Court but denied a full hearing.
  • Cort Wrotnowski filed suit against Connecticut's secretary of state, making a similar argument to Donofrio. His case was considered in conference by the U.S. Supreme Court, but was denied a full hearing.
  • Former presidential candidate Alan Keyes headlines a list of people filing a suit in California, in a case handled by the United States Justice Foundation, that asks the secretary of state to refuse to allow the state's 55 Electoral College votes to be cast in the 2008 presidential election until Obama verifies his eligibility to hold the office. The case is pending, and lawyers are seeking the public's support.
  • Chicago attorney Andy Martin sought legal action requiring Hawaii Gov. Linda Lingle to release Obama's vital statistics record. The case was dismissed by Hawaii Circuit Court Judge Bert Ayabe.

  • Lt. Col. Donald Sullivan sought a temporary restraining order to stop the Electoral College vote in North Carolina until Barack Obama's eligibility could be confirmed, alleging doubt about Obama's citizenship. His case was denied.

  • In Ohio, David M. Neal sued to force the secretary of state 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.

  • Also in Ohio, there was the Greenberg v. Brunner case which ended when the judge threatened to assess all case costs against the plaintiff.

  • In Washington state, Steven Marquis sued the secretary of state seeking a determination on Obama's citizenship. The case was denied.

  • In Georgia, Rev. Tom Terry asked the state Supreme Court to authenticate Obama's birth certificate. His request for an injunction against Georgia's secretary of state was denied by Georgia Superior Court Judge Jerry W. Baxter.
  • California attorney Orly Taitz has brought a case, Lightfoot vs. Bowen, on behalf of Gail Lightfoot, the vice presidential candidate on the ballot with Ron Paul, four electors and two registered voters.

In addition, other cases cited on the RightSideofLife blog as raising questions about Obama's eligibility include:

  • In Texas, Darrel Hunter vs. Obama later was dismissed.

  • In Ohio, Gordon Stamper vs. U.S. later was dismissed.

  • In Texas, Brockhausen vs. Andrade.

  • In Washington, L. Charles Cohen vs. Obama.

  • In Hawaii, Keyes vs. Lingle, dismissed.

Urgent Plea from Dr. Orly Taitz regarding Obama's Illegal Activities

Written by: Dr. Orly Taitz

Date: March 15, 2009

Thank you and let's keep working until Obama resigns or until he is removed.

Thank you all for your beautiful, warm words of support. It really touched my heart to read some 160 comments that were posted so far. Thank you for your prayers. Those kept me safe so far and hopefully will keep me safe in the future.

It is interesting that completely deranged Obama thugs are now posting messages on the blogs saying that the meeting with Chief Justice John Roberts never happened, and that Justice Roberts doesn't have Secret Service protection. It is particularly laughable in light of the fact that their own leftist liberal newspaper the Seattle Observer posted an article confirming the event, my presence there, my plea to Chief Justice Roberts, and his request to give the papers to his Secret Service agent. Although they twisted my words, and the reaction of the audience, they confirmed that I was there, stated that I brought documents proving Obama's lack of eligibility, letters from a half a million citizens, and that Chief Justice Roberts told me to give the documents to the Secret Service.

After the event a number of students and professors approached me and stated that it was an example of devotion and zealous advocacy, they commended me on it, and they gave me their names and asked how they can help. Most of them stated that I had more guts than 99% of the people.

We have to move on and continue researching, lobbying politicians and demanding action from law enforcement and the judiciary. Please, let's work together to end this nightmare of illegal and criminal activity surrounding Obama, as soon as possible. I need your help in the following areas:

  1. Sending by certified mail with my return address letters to Attorney Generals of each state demanding an immediate criminal investigation, Grand Jury action, and subpoena of records.
  2. Demanding quo warranto proceedings by every US attorney and criminal investigation by a Grand Jury and subpoenas.
  3. Demand Judicial hearings and subpoena of records by the State and US Representatives and Senators.
  4. Searching for decent judges with some guts that would issue subpoenas.
  5. Federal employees should join us in requesting that all of their federal agencies demand Obama's proof of qualification or immediate resignation or removal, as Federal employees cannot be true to their oath to uphold the Constitution with a Foreign National usurping the White House.
  6. Each and every member of the military should write a 138 grievance to Secretary Gates, Chief of Staff Mullen, and all their commanding officers demanding that Obama proves his qualifications or is removed from the position of Commander in Chief ASAP.
  7. I need to get in touch with Martin Didier who has written articles in Chicago about the mob laundering stolen or otherwise illegal money through fictitious mortgages. This might explain all of the fictitious addresses and social security numbers listed for Obama in various databases.
  8. I need to get in touch with people running Intelius,, Lexis Nexis and Choice Point. I need to get information from them regarding how they collect data, and from what sources.
  9. I need as many articles as possible about 3 or 4 gay men, members of Trinity church, that were found shot to death within a period of 45 days at the beginning of the Democratic primaries from November-December 2007.
  10. I need information on a company named Magic Plumbing, AKA Burlew Plumbing, and the lien they had on the house of Kelly McCrum Robinson (Michelle Obama's sister-in-law). I also need actual newspaper articles about Magic Plumbing doing maintenance on the sprinkler system in the World Trade Center on 09/05/2001. And the articles from Nashville, TN newspapers about one of Magic Plumbing's employees being arrested along with a person working in the Nashville DMV, who was accused of issuing fraudulent drivers licenses. (This woman later died under questionable circumstances).

Please move fast. Material is being scrubbed from the Internet awfully fast. You may need to go to the libraries and get actual newspapers, or go to the State and National Archives.

Together we can end this nightmare soon.

Thank you again for all your help,

Dr. Orly Taitz

[Edited and reposted with permission by: Larry Walker Jr.


Saturday, March 14, 2009

Attorney Dr. Orly Taitz Gets The Attention of Chief Justice Roberts: Obama's Eligibility

by: Dr. Orly Taitz 03/14/2009

I Did It. Chief Justice Roberts Agreed to read all of my documents.

Yesterday I traveled to Idaho. I was able to address Chief Justice Roberts during the question answer session after his lecture. There were numerous cameras recording this event and a simultaneous feed broadcast to all the campuses of the University of Idaho.

Roughly 5,000 people in all the campuses had an opportunity to hear what I had to say. It is in video archives and now everybody knows the truth and knows that leftist media thugs such as Seattle Washington Observer shamelessly twist the truth to fit their Pro-Obama (blind-idiot) agenda.

It was a grueling day. I left home at three o'clock in the morning after sleeping only 3 hours and drove to San Diego. From there I flew to Salt Lake City, from there to Tacoma, Washington, then drove for a couple of hours to be in Moscow Idaho, in order to address Chief Justice Roberts.

After the lecture the audience was told, that they could ask questions (give their name and present a shot question). I was the first to run to the microphone and told Chief Justice Roberts the following:

"My name is Orly Taitz, I am an attorney from Southern California. I left home at three o'clock in the morning and flew and drove thousands of miles to talk to you and to ask you a question."

Justice Roberts seemed to be impressed by that and I continued.

"Are you aware that there is criminal activity going on in the Supreme Court of the United States?"

"I have submitted to you my case Lightfoot v Bowen. You agreed to hear it in the conference of all 9 Justices on January 23rd. Your clerk, Danny Bickle, on his own accord refused to forward to you an important supplemental brief. He has hidden it from you and refused to post it on the docket. Additionally, my case was erased from the docket, completely erased one day after the inauguration, only two days before it was supposed to be heard in the conference."

"Outraged citizens had to call and demand for it to be posted. On Monday I saw Justice Scalia and he had absolutely no knowledge of my case, that was supposedly heard in conference on January 23rd. It is inexplicable, particularly knowing that roughly half a million American citizens have written to him and to you Justice Roberts demanding that you hear this issue concerning the eligibility of Barack Hussein Obama, aka Barry Soetoro, to be the President of the United States."

At that point I showed to Roberts a stack of papers, that I held. Those were my pleadings and printouts that I got from WorldNetDaily. It contained your names, names of about 350,000 that signed the petition. (there were others that have written individual letters,) .

Roberts stated, "I will read your documents. I will review them. Give them to my Secret Service Agent and I will review them."

His Secret Service Agent approached me and stated, "Give me all the documents, I promise you Justice Roberts will get them."

I had a full suitcase of documents. The agent went to look for a box, he found a large box to fit all the documents. He showed me his badge, and introduced himself as Gilbert Shaw, Secret Service Agent assigned to the security of Chief Justice Roberts.

I gave him the following documents:

  1. Motion fo reconsideration of Lightfoot v Bowen with all the supplemental briefs.
  2. Quo Warranto Easterling et al v Obama et al
  3. 3300 pages of your names, people that signed WorldNetDaily petition, demanding that the Supreme Court hear Obama elligibility case.
  4. Copy of a 164 page dossier and all the other documents sent to Eric Holder, Attorney General, describing suspected criminal activity, associated with Obama and his supporters.
  5. It described a whole campaign of cyber crimes, intimidation, harassment, defamation and assassination of character, impersonation of US army officer Scott Easterling and impersonation of me.
  6. It showed screen shots of information being erased from the docket of the Supreme Court.
  7. It contained information of court cases being created, and fabricated in order to commit voter fraud and sway public opinion.
  8. It contained a list of a 100 addresses for Barack Obama with numerous social security numbers, issued all over the country and attached to those addresses.
  9. It showed the address Obama used in Somerville Massachusetts, attached to the social security of a man who is 118 years old.
  10. It showed evidence of Obama committing perjury, and lying under oath.
  11. It had his school registration from Indonesia under the name Barry Soetoro, citizen of Indonesia, religion Muslim.
  12. Right after this page there was a page of Obama's registration to become an attorney and officer of the court in Illinois, where he stated under oath that his name is Barack Hussein Obama and he had no other prior names.
  13. It contained a report from a federal agent Steven Coffman, stating that there are numerous signs of forgery in his Selective Service Certificate.
  14. It contained a letter from a renown expert Sandra Line, stating that there are signs of forgery in Obama's short version Certification of Live Birth, and why the original birth certificate needs to be reviewed in order to ascertain his status.
  15. It contained 130 current job positions for Barry Obama, Barack H. Obama and Michelle Obama, that were obtained from Intellius None of them were reported on Obamas' tax returns.
  16. All of these documents suggest possible massive tax fraud, corruption of a public official, bribery and massive campaign contributions fraud, whereby large campaign contributions, over allowed limits were reported as fictitious positions with different companies, not surprisingly involving most mainstream media outlets.

Regarding #16 - These need to be reviewed in light of a pattern, I've seen previously.

For example, as a State Senator Obama arranged for his friend Robert Blackwell from killerspin to get a grant of $320,000 of our taxpayers money for his ping-pong tournaments. In exchange Blackwell gave Obama back roughly a third, $100,000 in the form of a salary.

Similarly, Obama arranged for Chicago university hospital to get a $1 million grant of our taxpayer money, and they gave him back roughly a third $357,000 in the form of a board salary for his wife, Michelle, for working 20 hours a week. Not to mention that Michelle was totally worthless as a board member since she had zero medical education and her law licence is on a mandatory inactive status (I wonder why).

I am writing this in a hurry, ready to leave my hotel room, finishing yesterday's dinner (leftovers) and getting ready to board a plane for a grueling flight back home.

I'll add one more detail. As one of the announcers introduced Roberts, he stated that Roberts has his priorities straight. He described an event when Roberts missed most of a reception because he wanted to be there for his young son, at the sports tournament where his son was participating. He described Roberts as a caring and loving father. At that point I was just about ready to cry. I have 3 sons, I love them too and I would love to be there, attending their events.

I am a proud parent. My oldest son scored in the top one percent in the Nation in PSATs and he is in an IVY league school studying to be a doctor. He is also a gifted comedian, who formed a stand up comedic improv group and I would love to see him perform. My two younger sons are great students. My middle son has a beautiful, low bass, Elvis Presley voice, he sings opera and I would love to hear him perform. My youngest son is a top student taking 5AP classes in tenth grade, a gifted mathematician and basketball player, I would love to see him get academic awards and play basketball.

I have missed spending time with my children, time that will never come back because I am criss-crossing this country talking to Justices of the Supreme court, Representatives, Senators, FBI agents, Attorney Generals, and US attorneys, asking all of them, what is wrong with you? Did some evil magician put a spell on the men in this country and they stopped being men? Why are you afraid to speak up, to stand up for you Constitution? Why are you afraid to tell this arrogant jerk from Africa and Indonesia - You need to go home? You cannot be a President and Commander in Chief because you are not a Natural born Citizen.

To be a Natural born Citizen both of your parents have to have been US Citizens at the time of birth. Your father was never a US Citizen. You don't qualify and you also spit in our faces by refusing to unseal your vital records. There is no proof that you are even a citizen. For all we know, you need to go back to Kenya and wait for your green card, and even then, after we try you for all the crimes perpetrated upon American citizens. I hope Justice Roberts teaches his son that he is a descendant of people that were real men who fought in the Alamo and at Valley Forge. Chief Justice Roberts has a power to issue a stay and to appoint Joe Biden a President Pro-Tempore until Obama proves his qualifications, or until a new president is chosen. I hope Roberts teaches his son by example and not by empty words.

[Edited and re-posted by Larry Walker, Jr. with permission.]

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

WND Exclusive BORN IN THE USA? Scalia: You need 4 votes for Obama eligibility case Lawyer confronts justice about prez's qualifications

Posted: March 10, 2009
9:19 pm Eastern

By Bob Unruh
© 2009 WorldNetDaily

Antonin Scalia

A lawyer lobbying the U.S. Justice Department and the U.S. Supreme Court for a review of Barack Obama's qualifications to be president says a key conservative justice has hinted that another conservative justice has been voting against hearing the dispute.

According to Orly Taitz, a California attorney working through her Defend Our Freedoms Foundation on several cases challenging Obama, said she was presented with an opportunity to ask a question of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia yesterday.

The issue of Obama's eligibility has been raised before the Supreme Court at least four times already but has yet to be given a single hearing. Cases have been brought by Taitz, Philip Berg, Cort Wrotnowski and Leo Donofrio.

While the requests have been heard "in conference" by the justices, no hearings have resulted on the evidence. WND previously has reported that cases brought to individual justices on an emergency basis can be discussed in such conferences, but they need the affirmative vote from four justices before a hearing on the merits can be scheduled.

The Supreme Court today is considered to have mainly a 4-4 conservative-liberal split, with one swing vote on most issues. On the conservative side generally are Chief Justice John Roberts, Justice Samuel Alito, Scalia and Justice Clarence Thomas. Justice Anthony Kennedy often is the swing vote. The liberal side frequently includes Justices Stephen Breyer, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, David Souter and John Paul Stevens.

No explanations on the court's response to the Obama citizenship issue have been offered until now.

Taitz reported she attended a reception for Scalia and stood "right by the mic, just to make sure I have an opportunity to ask a question. Only four lawyers out of about 300 in the audience got to ask their questions and I was lucky to be one of them."

She said, "I told Scalia that I was an attorney that filed Lightfoot v. Bowen that Chief Justice Roberts distributed for conference on Jan. 23 and now I represent nine state reps and 120 military officers, many of them high ranked, and I want to know if they will hear Quo Warranto and if they would hear it on original jurisdiction, if I bring Hawaii as an additional defendant to unseal the records and ascertain Obama's legitimacy for presidency."

Taitz said she had some worries asking the question.

"I have to say that I prepared myself to a lot of boo-ing, knowing that Los Angeles trial lawyers and entertainment elite are Obama's stronghold, however there was no boo-ing, no negative remarks," she said. "I actually could see a lot of approving nods, smiles, many gasped and listened intensely. I could tell, that even Obama's strongest supporters wanted to know the answer.

"Scalia stated that it would be heard if I can get four people to hear it. He repeated, you need four for the argument. I got a feeling that he was saying that one of these four that call themselves constitutionalists went to the other side," Taitz said.

"He did not say that it is a political question, he did not say that it is for the legislature to decide. For example, right after me another attorney has asked him about his case of taxing some Internet commerce and right away Scalia told him that he should address it with the legislature. He did not say it to me. He did not say that Quo Warranto is antiquated or not appropriate. No, just get four," she said.

She then bought Scalia's book and waited in line to get it autographed.

"I gave him the books to sign and asked, 'Tell me what to do, what can I do, those soldiers [her plaintiffs] can be court-martialed for asking a legitimate question, who is the president, is he legitimate.' He said, 'Bring the case, I'll hear it, I don't know about others.'"

Taitz' latest effort is a case of Quo Warranto submitted to U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder.

The legal phrase essentially means an explanation is being demanded for what authority Obama is using to act as president. An online constitutional resource says Quo Warranto "affords the only judicial remedy for violations of the Constitution by public officials and agents."

The plaintiffs allege Obama failed to submit prima facie evidence of his qualifications before Jan. 20, 2009.

"Election officers failed to challenge, validate or evaluate his qualifications. Relators submit that as president elect, Respondent Obama failed [tO] qualify per U.S. CONST. Amend. XX [paragraph] 3," the document said.

John Eidsmoe, an expert on the U.S. Constitution working with the Foundation on Moral Law, said the demand is a legitimate course of action.

"She basically is asking, 'By what authority' is Obama president," he told WND. "In other words, 'I want you to tell me by what authority. I don't really think you should hold the office.'"

Taitz said Americans should flood Holder's office with calls, e-mails and faxes, urging him to take action on the case.

WND has reported on dozens of legal challenges to Obama's status as a "natural born citizen." The Constitution, Article 2, Section 1, states, "No Person except a natural born Citizen, or a Citizen of the United States, at the time of the Adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the Office of President."

Some of the lawsuits question whether he was actually born in Hawaii, as he insists. If he was born out of the country, Obama's American mother, the suits contend, was too young at the time of his birth to confer American citizenship to her son under the law at the time.

Other challenges have focused on Obama's citizenship through his father, a Kenyan subject to the jurisdiction of the United Kingdom at the time of his birth, thus making him a dual citizen. The cases contend the framers of the Constitution excluded dual citizens from qualifying as natural born.

In case Mr. Holder is bored, here is another one from NH

Forgot to copy you.....please know we're 100% in support of your efforts!

----- Forwarded Message -----
From: TomPMahoney
Sent: Wednesday, March 11, 2009 1:35:45 PM GMT -05:00 US/Canada Eastern
Subject: Eligibility

Dear Attorney General,

I am writing today to ask you to please take action to ensure our Constitution is worth more than the paper it was written on.

Please take action regarding the numerous challenges brought to the Supreme Court regarding Barack Hussein Obama's eligibility to be President of the United States.

The Constitution, Article 2, Section 1, states, "No Person except a natural born Citizen, or a Citizen of the United States, at the time of the Adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the Office of President."

Dr. Orly Taitz, working through her Defend Our Freedoms Foundation deserves every American's support. Her most recent Quo Warranto approach involves nine State representatives and 120 Military officers - there is most definitely a NEED TO KNOW.

Please know that this request is not partisan in any way. Questions involving the relevancy of our Constitution are far more important than politics, race, or creed.

Thank you Dr. Taitz - for caring about the Constitution of the United States of America.

Thomas Mahoney

Newton, NH 03858

To Eric Holder- A petition with 324,000 signatures. Hear the case.

Attorney General Holder:

Recently, Dr. Orly Taitz has sent you a great deal of information about Mr. Obama's Constitutional eligibility to be president, including a quo warranto request. I am just writing to let you know that many of us are well aware of this matter.

A petition at demanding the truth has over 324,000 signatures. This issue isn't going to go away and considering all of the evidence, the public concern and the repercussions of such a weighty matter, it is your duty to accede to the quo warranto request and appoint an independent counselor to immediately and publicly investigate the issue. America is watching to see what you will do.

Nicholas Gausling

Sunday, March 8, 2009

The Obama Legacy: Not a Natural Born Citizen

Holding to Vattel's definition of natural born Citizen as being one "born in the country to parents who are citizens", Barack Obama II is not a natural born citizen as required by Article II, Section 1 of the United States Constitution and thus not eligible to be President. In support of this fact, today we will look at the Paternal family of the, so called, President of the United States. All I can say is God forbid, the U.S. were to become engaged in some foreign war involving Kenya, Indonesia, or their neighbors while the usurper is still in office.


The Obamas are members of the Luo, Kenya's third-largest ethnic group, which is part of a larger family of ethnic groups, collectively also known as Luo. This group belongs to the Eastern Sudanic branch of the Nilo-Saharan phylum. The Obama family is largely concentrated in the western province of Nyanza.

Barack Obama, Sr.
Barack Obama's father, (1936–1982). Government economist in Kenya. In addition to President Obama, Barack Obama Sr. fathered six other sons and a daughter.[37]

Hussein Onyango Obama
Barack Obama's paternal grandfather (c. 1895–1979);[38] he worked as a mission cook. He joined the British Army during World War I. (One source gives 1870–1975 as his dates of birth and death based on his tombstone reading "Mzee Hussein Onyango Obama" in his home village.[39] The term "mzee" is a Kenyan honorific meaning "old man" or "elder.") According to his third wife, Sarah, he originally converted to Catholicism, but took the name Hussein when he later converted to Islam; she said he passed the name, not the religion, on to his children.[40]

Habiba Akumu Obama
Barack Obama's paternal grandmother, and the second wife of Hussein Onyango Obama. A photograph of her holding her son, Barack Sr, on her lap is on the cover of her grandson's memoirs titled Dreams from my Father.[41]

Sarah Obama
Third wife of Obama's paternal grandfather, born 1922.[39] Also known, through the addition of her late husband's name, as Sarah Onyango Obama,[42] and sometimes referred to as Sarah Ogwel, Sarah Hussein Obama or Sarah Anyango Obama,[43] she lives in Nyang’oma Kogelo village, 30 miles west of western Kenya's main town, Kisumu, on the edge of Lake Victoria.[44][45]

Although not a blood relation, Barack Obama calls her "Granny Sarah".[43][46] Sarah, who speaks Luo and only a few words of English, communicates with President Obama through an interpreter.

On July 4, 2008, she attended the United States Independence Day celebrations in Nairobi, hosted by Michael Ranneberger, the US ambassador in Kenya.[47]

During the campaign she protested attempts to portray Obama as a foreigner to the United States or a Muslim, saying that while Obama's grandfather had been a Muslim, "In the world of today, children have different religions from their parents."[40] Sarah Obama herself is "a strong believer of the Islamic faith,” in her words.[48]

Kezia Obama
First wife of Barack Obama's father, born c. 1940. She is Barack Obama Sr.'s first wife, whom he married in Kenya before studying abroad in the United States. Also known as Kezia Grace Obama.[49][50] She currently lives in Bracknell, Berkshire, England.[51][52]

Malik Obama
Barack Obama's half-brother, also known as Abongo or Roy, born c. March, 1958,[51] son of Barack Obama, Sr. with his first wife, Kezia.[53] Malik Obama was born and raised in Nairobi, Kenya.[54] He earned a degree in accounting from the University of Nairobi.[55] He met his half-brother for the first time in 1985[54] when Barack flew from Chicago to Washington, D.C. to visit him.[56] Malik and his half-brother Barack were best men at each other's weddings.[54] Barack Obama brought his wife Michelle to Kenya three years later, and they met with Malik again while Barack was introducing Michelle to many other new relatives.[57]

Although much of the Obama family has dispersed throughout Kenya and overseas, most, including Malik Obama, still considered their rural village on the shores of Lake Victoria to be their true home, and feel that those who have left the village have become culturally "lost".[58] A frequent visitor to the United States,[57] and consultant in Washington, D.C. for several months per year,[54] he nevertheless settled in the Obamas' ancestral home, Nyang’oma Kogelo, a village of several hundred people that he prefers to the city for its slow pace.[54] He runs a small electronics shop a half hour drive outside of town.[54]

During his brother's presidential campaign, Malik Obama was a spokesman for the extended Obama family in Kenya, dealing with safety and privacy concerns arising from increased attention from the press.[59]

Abo Obama
Barack Obama's half-brother, born 1968. International telephone store manager in Kenya.

Auma Obama
Barack Obama's half-sister, born c. 1960.[60] As of July 2008, development worker in Kenya.[61] She studied German at the University of Heidelberg from 1981 to 1987. After her graduation in Heidelberg she went on for graduate studies at the University of Bayreuth, which awarded her a PhD in 1996. Her dissertation was about the conception of labor in Germany and its literary reflections.[61] Auma Obama lives in London, and in 1996 married an Englishman, Ian Manners. They have a daughter named Akinyi (b. 1997).[61][verification needed]

Bernard Obama
Barack Obama's half-brother, born 1970, son of Barack Obama, Sr. and his first wife, Kezia. He had been an auto parts supplier in Nairobi, Kenya, and has one child. Bernard converted to Islam as an adult and has said: "I’m a Muslim, I don’t deny it. My father was raised a Muslim. But it’s not an issue. I don’t know what all the hullabaloo is about."[62] He currently resides in Bracknell, England, with his mother Kezia.[62]

Ruth Ndesandjo
Born Ruth Nidesand, in US c. 1940s, Barack Obama Sr.'s third wife and a private kindergarten director in Kenya.[63] Ruth's two sons with Barack Obama, Sr., are Mark and David Ndesandjo; her third son, Joseph Ndesandjo, was born c. 1980 from a subsequent marriage to a Tanzanian.[64][65]

Mark Ndesandjo
Barack Obama's half-brother, son of Ruth Nidesand and Barack Obama Sr.[66] He runs an Internet company called WorldNexus that advises Chinese corporations how best to reach international customers.[67] Mark graduated from Brown University, studied physics at Stanford University, received an MBA from Emory University, and has lived in Shenzhen, China, since 2002 and is married to a Chinese woman.[68] He is also an accomplished pianist.[69]

David Ndesandjo
Barack Obama's half-brother (also known as David Opiyo Obama), son of Ruth Nidesand and Barack Obama Sr. Killed in a motorcycle accident.[70]

George Hussein Onyango Obama
Youngest half-brother of Barack Obama, born c.1982, son of Barack Obama Sr.[71] and Jael (now a resident of Atlanta, Georgia).[72][73] George was six months old when his father died in an automobile accident, after which he was raised in Nairobi by his mother and a French step-father. He later lived in South Korea for two years while his mother resided there for business reasons.[72] Returning to Kenya, George Obama "slept rough for several years," until his aunt gave him a six-by-eight foot corrugated metal shack in the Nairobi, Kenya, slum of Huruma Flats.[72] As of August 2008, Obama was studying to become a mechanic.[72] George received little attention until being featured in an article in the Italian language edition of Vanity Fair in August 2008, which portrayed him as living in poverty, shame, and obscurity.[74] The article quoted Obama as saying that he lived "on less than a dollar a month" and stated that he "does not mention his famous half-brother in conversation" out of shame at his poverty.[75] In later interviews George contradicted this picture. In an interview with The Times, Obama "said that he was furious at subsequent reports that he had been abandoned by the Obama family and that he was filled with shame about living in a slum."[73] He told The Times, "Life in Huruma is good." Obama said that he expects no favors, that he was supported by relatives, and that reports he lived on a dollar a month were "all lies by people who don’t want my brother to win.”[73] He told The Telegraph that he was inspired by his half-brother.[72] According to Time, George "has repeatedly denied...that he feels abandoned by Obama."[76] CNN quoted him as saying, "I was brought up well. I live well even now. The magazines, they have exaggerated everything... I think I kind of like it here. There are some challenges, but maybe it is just like where you come from, there are the same challenges."[74] George's reported poverty was seized on by conservative critics of Barack Obama. Columnist Dinesh D'Souza solicited donations for George Obama from his readers,[77] while Jerome Corsi planned to give him a $1,000 check during a trip to Kenya (Corsi was expelled from the country by immigration authorities).[76]

Omar Obama
Half-uncle of Barack Obama,[78] born on June 3, 1944 in Nyang’oma Kogelo. Oldest son of Onyango and Sarah Obama, resides in Boston, Massachusetts.[citation needed]

Zeituni Onyango
Half-aunt of Barack Obama,[79] born May 29, 1952, in Kenya,[80] Onyango is referred to as "Aunti Zeituni" in President Obama's memoir, Dreams from My Father.[81]

Yusuf Obama
Half-uncle of Barack Obama,[78] born c. 1950s in Nyang’oma Kogelo; son of Onyango and Sarah Obama.[citation needed]

Said Obama
Half-uncle of Barack Obama,[78][82] born c. 1950s in Nyang’oma Kogelo; son of Onyango and Sarah Obama.[citation needed]


Saturday, March 7, 2009

Senate Definition of "Natural Born Citizen' - The Demise of Obama II

In April of 2008 the U.S. Senate concured with the definition of Vattel via Senate Resolution 511 stating that a 'natural born Citizen' is a child who is born of American citizens [with an "s"].

Barack Obama clearly does not meet that definition no matter where he was born. That you would not be worried about the United States being diluted into some 'world' nation state is insane, any other country in the world that would allow such insanity would be short lived.

As our Senators have clearly forgotten or overlooked their own unanimous resolution, it is incumbent upon us Citizens to bring this matter to a head. Currenly 94 active and retired military members have joined a suit being filed with the attorney general's office. This matter will be brought to a head by those who understand the original intent of the law.

Recognizing that John Sidney McCain, III, is a natural born citizen. (Agreed to by Senate)



2d Session

S. RES. 511
Recognizing that John Sidney McCain, III, is a natural born citizen.


April 10, 2008
Mrs. MCCASKILL (for herself, Mr. LEAHY, Mr. OBAMA, Mr. COBURN, Mrs. CLINTON, and Mr. WEBB) submitted the following resolution; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary

April 24, 2008
Reported by Mr. LEAHY, without amendment

April 30, 2008
Considered and agreed to


Recognizing that John Sidney McCain, III, is a natural born citizen.

Whereas the Constitution of the United States requires that, to be eligible for the Office of the President, a person must be a `natural born Citizen' of the United States;

Whereas the term `natural born Citizen', as that term appears in Article II, Section 1, is not defined in the Constitution of the United States;

Whereas there is no evidence of the intention of the Framers or any Congress to limit the constitutional rights of children born to Americans serving in the military nor to prevent those children from serving as their country's President;

Whereas such limitations would be inconsistent with the purpose and intent of the `natural born Citizen' clause of the Constitution of the United States, as evidenced by the First Congress's own statute defining the term `natural born Citizen';

Whereas the well-being of all citizens of the United States is preserved and enhanced by the men and women who are assigned to serve our country outside of our national borders;

Whereas previous presidential candidates were born outside of the United States of America and were understood to be eligible to be President; and

Whereas John Sidney McCain, III, was born to American citizens on an American military base in the Panama Canal Zone in 1936: Now, therefore, be it

Resolved, That John Sidney McCain, III, is a `natural born Citizen' under Article II, Section 1, of the Constitution of the United States.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

True Definition of Natural Born Citizen

Free Republic follows up on NBC definition:

True Definition of Natural Born Citizen
Townhall ^ March 1, 2009 Glenn Flowers

Posted on Sunday, March 01, 2009 7:35:14 PM by 2ndDivisionVet

There has been much debate over what constitutes a natural born citizen. Much of the debate has been misinformed calling the concept of natural born an obscure technicality or an overight by the writers of the Constitution. Neither of these characterizations are true.

Many times the true meaning of consitutional wording must be determined by looking at the era and the circumstances, and, in some cases, terminology in other sections of the constitution, the inclusion or exclusion of supporting verbage, and even writings other than the Constitution.

Article 2, section 1 of the Constitution states, "No person except a natural born citizen, or a citizen of the United States at the time of the adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the office of president; neither shall any person be eligible who shall not attained to the age of thirty-five years, and been fourteen years a resident within the United Satates."

The addition of a grandfather clause in this paragraph says a lot as to the meaning of natural born. The first thing it says is that being born in the US is not enough to be natural born, otherwise the grandfather clause would not be necessary. The writers and delegates, having been born in the US, wanted to be eligible for the presidency, but most were the children of British subjects. Knowing that that eliminated them from being natural born and, thus, from eligibility, they included the grandfather clause which expired when the last person alive at the time of the ratification of the Constitution died. So, being a native born citizen is not the same as being natural born. If it were the framers would not have included the clause.

When asked to define natural born citizen, John Bingham, the author of the 14th ammendment which extended the bill of rights to former slaves, stated, "Any human born to parents who are US citizens and are under no other jurisdiction or authority." The Naturalization Act of 1790, also passed by this congress, declared "And the children of citizens of the US shall be considered as natural born, provided that the right of citizenship shall not descend to persons whose fathers have never been a resident of the US." Neither of these definitions, one from US law, mentions birthplace, only the parents' citizenship.

This concept of citizenship by blood as opposed to citizenship by geography is a concept with a long history in British common law. A law passed in 1677 says that natural born citizens are those persons born to British citizens, including those born overseas. Alexander Porter wrote an article over 100 years ago in which he declares that the framers drew upon this difference in the law of heredity and territorial allegiance to define a third class of citizen applicable only to the eligibility to hold the office of president. According to Morse, "the framers thought it wise to provide that the president should at least be the child of citizens owing allegiance only to the US at the time of birth." He goes on to say that the the eligibility of the president "was scarcely intended to bar the children of American citizens, whether born at sea or in foreign territory."

The concept of citizenship by blood also precludes the equation of natural born with native born as the latter strictly demands geographical requirements.

Many argue that Barack Obama was eligible to be a state senator and a US senator and could not suddenly be ineligible to be president, but that is exactly the case. If this premise were true, Arnold Schwarzenegger, governor of California, would also be eligible to be president, and it is established that he is not.

Barack Obama has proudly and publicly stated that his father was a citizen of Kenya. We know his mother was eigteen years old when he was born. These two facts make Obama ineligible to be president. No birth certificate is needed as proof, and it doesn't matter at all where Obama was born. His father's non-citizenship is all the law requires. He is ineligible from the beginning, meaning he is NOT the president and can be removed from office without any impeachment or trial, it requires only a ruling by the SCOTUS. HE is, in fact, a usurper, a pretender or a fake.

So why has Obama been shepharded into our highest elected office regardless of the fact that he is, according to his own statements and the law of the land, ineligible for that office? It is because those whose responsibility it is to insure the eligibility of the president, the SCOTUS, has chosen, in violation of the law, not to override the voters that voted for Obama. They are are cowards who violate their sworn oath rather than make an unpopular ruling. We are no longer a republic ruled by law, but, instead have become a democracy with rules made up as we go along, never to be written as law.

POSTSCRIPT: In each and every case dismissed by the SCOTUS challenging Obama's eligibility the reason for dismissal had nothing to do with the merits of the plaintiff's claim. Not once did the SCOTUS rule Obama was eligible or even consider whether he was or not, rather they dismissed each case on the technicality of plaitiff's lack of standing to file the case.

Barack Obama’s brother pushes Chinese imports on US

July 27, 2008
London Times

Michael Sheridan
Shenzhen, China

BARACK Obama’s half-brother has been helping to promote cheap Chinese exports in a low-profile business career while the Democratic senator has been winning worldwide fame in his race for the White House.

He has gone to extraordinary lengths to avoid public attention and his family links remain unknown to most of his acquaintances in Shenzhen, a border boomtown in southern China where he has lived since 2002.

Mark Ndesandjo is the son of Barack Obama’s late father and his third wife, an American woman named Ruth Nidesand who runs the up-market Maduri kindergarten in Nairobi.

Obama, however, refers to him simply as “my brother” and says he was the only uncontested heir after their father, a Kenyan, died in a car crash in 1982.

Friends say he has a long-term Chinese girlfriend in her 20s from Henan, a poor landlocked province that sends millions of migrants to the coastal cities.

He lives in Nanshan, a brash new district of high-rises and streets teeming after dark with young migrants eating spicy street food and cramming into bars, karaoke joints and massage parlours.

“He is big, strong and full of energy, speaks good Chinese and is a really easygoing guy,” said a Chinese friend, “He always wears a hat over his shaven head. I believe he has several consultancy jobs.”

Chinese officials said there are unanswered questions about his internet-based company, Worldnexus Ltd. It has provided corporate communications and website design to Chinese firms seeking customers in English-speaking markets, of which the United States is the biggest.

Worldnexus is not registered to conduct business in Shenzhen and officials at the city’s commercial administration bureau said this raised potential issues of taxation and compliance with the law by its customers.

The company’s Chinese-language website promises “increased communication efficiency” to clients and lists Shenzhen exporters of electronics and machine parts among its contracts.

The website lists an office address in the west of the city but despite a search of the area and checks with local police, no such building could be located.

Nor is Worldnexus Ltd legally registered in Hong Kong, where many businesses choose to incorporate for their China trade, according to an official data check.

Contacted by The Sunday Times last week, Ndesandjo said: “Thanks for your interest. However I am not giving interviews at this time.”

He did not respond to four subsequent requests for comment.

However Ndesandjo told a Chinese businessman last week that Worldnexus was not trading at the moment, saying that he hoped to “re-start the business next year” and adding that the website was “out of date.”

Any family connection between the Democratic presidential contender and the flood of Chinese imports that are blamed by many Americans for destroying American jobs could be politically embarrassing.

Obama has staked out a populist position on trade with China in the US election campaign, calling in December 2007 for a ban on all toys from Chinese factories until safety inspections were put in place.

But although the kinship between the two men is bound to cause a sensation in China – as in their father’s native Kenya, no distinction is drawn between full and half brothers – they do not appear to be close.

Ndesandjo, who had an elite education in the United States, collecting a degree from Brown University, a masters in physics from Stanford and an MBA from Emory, did not share Obama’s emotional view of his roots.

Obama painted a disappointed picture of his half-brother in his 1995 memoir, Dreams from My Father, in which he celebrated his own return to Kenya and rediscovery of his African inheritance.

At a rather tense lunch, Obama quoted “Mark” – his family name is never given away in the book - as saying Kenya was “just another poor African country” to which he felt little attachment.

Mark added: “there’s not much work for a physicist, is there, in a country where the average person doesn’t have a telephone.”

According to Obama’s account, Mark looked him in the eye and said: “You think that somehow I’m cut off from my roots, that sort of thing. Well, you’re right.”

“At a certain point I made the decision not to think about who my real father was. He was dead to me even when he was still alive. I knew that he was a drunk and showed no concern for his wife and children. That’s enough.”

Barack Obama senior fathered eight children by four different women.

Obama wrote that Mark didn’t want to ask himself a lot of questions about the meaning of racial identity, dismissing the idea with the words: “life’s hard enough without all that excess baggage.”

Asked last week whether he was quoted accurately in the book, Ndesandjo did not respond.

Obama wrote that on parting, “we exchanged addresses and promised to write, with a dishonesty that made my heart ache.”

Two decades after that encounter, the extended and complex Obama family is bound to come under further scrutiny as the US election enters its final months after the Democratic and Republican party conventions.

“That not enough has been written about his family is strange,” wrote columnist Roger Cohen in the New York Times last March, “If nominated, Obama’s family baggage will be pored over.”