From: The Western Center for Journalism
Barack Hussein Obama obviously has something to hide. He obviously knows how to keep a secret when it comes to releasing his Birth Certificate; the one document that could bolster the argument that he is, in fact, eligible under Article 2, Section 1, of the United States Constitution to hold the office of President of the United States.
And yet, Barack Hussein Obama has no problem sharing information that SHOULD remain secret to the entire world and to our enemies.
Case in point! The Obama Administration just released secret memos and photographs that detail the interrogations of terrorists that were being held in American custody.
Obama authorized the release of these photographs and memos in spite of the undeniable fact that releasing these memos and photographs places the lives of our intelligence operatives and their families in imminent danger.
Obama authorized the release of these photographs and memos in spite of the undeniable fact that releasing these memos severely compromises our national security, and endangers each and every one of us.
It's becoming more and more clear, with each passing day, that the issue surrounding Obama's refusal to release his Birth Certificate and prove his eligibility to hold the office of President of the United States goes much deeper than initially thought.
The fact that Obama has something to hide when it comes to his Birth Certificate (and some of his college records for that matter) is now more than apparent.
And Obama, through his own obstruction in this matter, has established that contention as valid. It can no longer be reasonably questioned.
But what is now becoming apparent is that Obama's refusal to release his Birth Certificate hints at an arrogance and disdain of the American people that is unprecedented... an arrogance and disdain that places all of us, our children, our grandchildren and our way of life in extreme jeopardy.
What I Do Is None Of Your Business.
Consider the following incident. It clearly speaks to Obama's character and the character of those in his Administration.
Team Obama recently dispatched a Boeing-747 and an F-16 fighter jet to buzz New York City. The residents of New York City were not informed, and, with the tragedy of 9-11 still fresh in their minds, understandably went into a panic.
Not to worry, said the Obama Administration, it wasn't an attack or even a drill. It was just a photo-op. We needed updated photographs of Air Force One flying by the Statue of Liberty.
But when asked to release the photographs, the Obama Administration stonewalled.
Why? Were those really cool photographs, that sent the people of New York into a panic and cost the American taxpayer hundreds of million of dollars to shoot, a secret?
Do you see a connection here?
When it comes to sharing legitimate secrets with America's enemies and endangering the lives of Americans, Obama is an open book.
But, when it comes to releasing information about himself or those close to him... even information that is not of a highly personal nature, that the American people SHOULD know (Hey folks, don't panic, the planes flying perilously close to the New York Skyline are ours, or, here's my Birth Certificate which proves I am eligible to hold the office of President of the United States) Obama takes an it's-none-of-your-business attitude.
Who knows, perhaps this combination of courtesy for those that hate the United States and disdain for average Americans explains why Obama has gone to extraordinary lengths to keep his Birth Certificate under lock-and-key.
Perhaps this combination of courtesy for those that hate the United States and disdain for average Americans explains why teams of lawyers have been tasked to thwart the efforts of Americans who simply seek to compel Obama to produce his Birth Certificate.
Perhaps this combination of courtesy for those that hate the United States and disdain for average Americans explains why Team Obama has gone to extraordinary lengths to confound, confuse, distort and spin the issue surrounding his citizenship and eligibility, under the Constitution, to hold the office of President of the United States.
But one thing is becoming painfully obvious, Barack Hussein Obama is not an American, at least not in the truest sense of the word; he does not respect or admire or love the United States as you or I love and respect and admire the United States.
The Birth Certificate Controversy And The Obstruction... Just The Facts.
It's been stated before but, as there is so much erroneous information published on this issue (from both sides of the ideological aisle), it's beneficial to state the facts whenever possible.
Barack Obama Senior (Obama's Father) was a subject of the British Commonwealth (Kenya was not an independent nation when Obama was born. It was under the control of the British Crown).
As an aside, since many have asked... yes, even under the best case scenario, Obama was born with dual citizenship and there are legal arguments as to whether his status as a dual citizen would also disqualify him under Article 2, Section 1 of the Constitution.
However, we don't address those arguments at this point so as not to confound matters. Essentially, one cannot even progress to that question until Obama proves that he was born in Hawaii.
His mother, while an American citizen, was not of sufficient age, under the laws of the United States, to bestow citizenship onto any of her offspring that were not born on American soil.
Amazingly, the liberal media initially treated the matter of Article 2, Section 1 of the Constitution with a degree of seriousness. In fact, the liberal media probably started the ball rolling by aggressively questioning Senator McCain's eligibility.
McCain's father was stationed in Panama at the time of McCain's birth. McCain was NOT born on American soil.
Is McCain eligible to be President of the United States? ... The media aggressively pursued that question.
And McCain's campaign promptly answered the question and put it to rest. Although McCain was NOT born on U.S. soil, McCain's parents were both natural born citizens of the United States and of sufficient age to pass that status onto McCain... case closed.
The McCain incident was all but forgotten. Then Obama's paternal grandmother reportedly made a statement that Obama was born in what is now Kenya and that she witnessed the birth.
Admittedly, at the time, the statement was unverified and even if Obama's grandmother had, in fact, made the statement, it could be dismissed as a little white-lie told by a proud grandmother.
The story might have died were it not for the actions of Team Obama. In a rush to respond to the situation, Team Obama published a Hawaii CERTIFICATION of Live Birth on Obama's Fight the Smears (or as we call it, Obama's Fight the Truth) website... an action that raised more questions than it answered.
The Certification of Live Birth, while an official document is NOT an ACTUAL BIRTH CERTIFICATE (a CERTIFICATE of Live Birth).
Why not produce an actual birth certificate? That was - and still is - the legitimate question that keeps this all too important controversy alive.
Except when it came to the media; what was initially a valid question, when it came to McCain, was apparently no longer of any importance.
When it came to McCain, they pursued the issue with diligence. When it came to Obama, to even ask the question was a conspiracy theory.
But, as shall become apparent, the ONLY conspiracy going on here is the conspiracy on the part of Team Obama, to keep his Birth Certificate vaulted.
The Real Obstruction Begins.
Again, the Certification of Live Birth is a legal document, but it is TOTALLY INADEQUATE when it comes to proving an individual was born in Hawaii.
The State of Hawaii DOES NOT EVEN ACCEPT the Certification of Live Birth as valid proof that an individual was born in Hawaii.
The Hawaii Department of Homelands, which administers programs to encourage property ownership for native Hawaiians states the following on its website.
"In order to process your application, DHHL utilizes information that is found ONLY on the original Certificate of Live Birth, which is either black or green. This is a more complete record of your birth than the Certification of Live Birth (a computer-generated printout). Submitting the original Certificate of Live Birth will save you time and money since the computer-generated Certification requires additional verification by DHHL." [Emphasis Mine].
The bottom line is that the Certification of Live Birth can be erroneous. It has been reported that it was not uncommon for foreigners residing in Hawaii to bring their infant children to the Clerk of the Court, swear they were born in Hawaii and have actual Certificates of Live Birth issued to their children.
It has even been reported that foreigners residing in Hawaii, in some cases, produced birth certificates from foreign countries and the State of Hawaii still issued Hawaiian Certificates of Live Birth to the infants in question.
Could either of those two things have happened in Obama's case?
The question remains unanswered because Team Obama started moving heaven and earth to keep Obama's Certificate of Live Birth (the ACTUAL Birth Certificate which lists information such as the hospital, attending physician etc. that would verify Obama's physical place of birth) under wraps.
The only person who may have seen it is the head of Hawaii's Department of Health, Dr. Chiyome Fukino. Fukino issued the following statement to the media.
"Therefore, I as Director of Health for the State of Hawaii, along with the Registrar of Vital Statistics who has statutory authority to oversee and maintain these type of vital records, have 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."
When pressed for details... who was the physician... what hospital is listed... does the certificate say "unknown" ... does it indicate Obama was delivered by a Mid-Wife ... does it actually acknowledge he was born outside the United States... Fukino went silent. And the hospital where Obama was born appears to be a hard question to answer because Obama won't even answer it.
Obama's own sister was once willing to answer the question but seems confused. She named two different hospitals on two different occasions and then, she too, went silent.
And the question remains unanswered.
What Is Obama Hiding?
Obama could easily answer the question by releasing his actual Birth Certificate. But not only has Obama refused to do so, teams of attorneys are thwarting efforts to compel Obama to produce it.
Obama is actively obstructing efforts to un-vault his actual Birth Certificate and this active obstruction, in and of itself, should arouse a tremendous amount of suspicion. Without a doubt, there is something on his actual Birth Certificate that he does not want known.
And for those maintaining some hope that the courts will resolve this issue... don't hold your breath.
Court actions have been unsuccessful. Team Obama actually has the audacity to claim that the courts have settled the issue but THAT'S NOT A FACTUAL ASSERTION. In all cases, the courts have dismissed these suits WITHOUT ever considering the claims or even the MERITS of the actual claims.
In most cases, the courts have simply ruled that the petitioners "lacked standing" to bring the suits. In layman's terms, the courts have basically stated, we're not even going to look at this because you have NO RIGHT to even ask Mr. Obama to produce a Birth Certificate.
Generally, rulings on "standing" are valid. Simply put, you don't have the right to un-vault your next-door neighbor's Birth Certificate simply out of curiosity.
But in this particular case, there is a nagging issue of the Constitution that simply won't go away. In our humble opinion, approximate 300 million people have standing to compel Barack Hussein Obama to un-vault his ACTUAL BIRTH CERTIFICATE.
So what's happening with the courts? Simply put, they're punting the ball. No judge wants to be the person who opens this Pandora's Box.
But the American public thinks otherwise. While some in the political and media establishment are trying to convince everyone that this matter is some kind of conspiracy theory, a recent AOL poll (while non-scientific) indicates that 52 percent of the respondents believe this matter has validity.
It's YOUR country. It's YOUR Constitution. No one is going to honor or preserve it but YOU! You have to stand up for your rights and you can do that by keeping up the pressure.
The liberal media wants this story to go away. The liberal media wants YOU to go away.
Don't let that happen. Don't give them the satisfaction. Demand they cover this story.
The Constitution Is NOT Just A Piece Of Paper.
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..."
Now... Obama supporters have written us hate-filled letters and told us that Article 2, Section 1 of the Constitution, as it pertains to Obama, is nothing more than a "legal technicality."
Can you believe that?
Others have gone so far as to take the "living-breathing argument" to its unfortunate and dangerous conclusion and told us that Article 2, Section 1 of the Constitution is outmoded, outdated and no longer relevant.
Sadly, even some conservatives have advanced that erroneous argument.
Erroneous because Obama's own actions PROVE exactly WHY our Founding Fathers ratified Article 2, Section 1 of the Constitution and why Article 2, Section 1 is STILL relevant today.
In under 100 days, Barack Hussein Obama:
Supplicated himself by bowing before the King of Saudi Arabia. But Obama did not simply supplicate himself. As the elected leader of the United States, he obsequiously and subserviently supplicated you... supplicated me... supplicated the entire United States before a man who is arguable, as the protector of Mecca and Medina, the most important man in the Muslim world.
Contrast Obama's subservient bow to the actions of then-New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani in October of 2001. Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, came to the United States after the 9-11 attacks and, during a high-profile ceremony, gave Giuliani a $10 million disaster relief check.
After the ceremony, the Prince released a statement to the media saying the policies of the United States partially led to, and by implication, were a justification for, the 9-11 attack. Giuliani, gave the check back! Obama, on the other hand, traveled to Europe and profusely apologized for America's arrogance. He's snuggled up to Hugo Chavez and the Castro regime in Cuba and is even reaching out to Iran's Mahmoud "the-Holocaust-never-happened" Ahmadinejad.
Radio talk-show host, Tom Roeser comments on yet another incident:
"When Nicaragua's president Daniel C. Ortega spent 55 minutes ripping the U. S. as a fascist, anti-humane power he smilingly said, 'I'm grateful President Ortega didn't blame me for things that happened when I was three months old'-referring to the climactic test with USSR-sponsored Cuba, supposedly a shining hour of the Kennedy years. Shove off JFK: your travail has nothing to do with me. You see, I was only a baby! To our enemies he says hate the U. S. but love me!"
Mark Rhodes, writing for the Internet news blog, Illinois Review, offered additional insights on Roeser's point:
“Does Barack Obama... view himself as a citizen of the world who only happens to be the custodian of the American executive branch? This is a question that Tom Roeser hints at and it is an entirely legitimate one that in an unguarded and honest moment, President Obama himself might have a tough time answering. ... Roeser's point is that Obama can happily shake hands with enemies of America because he does not see their rants against our country as anything he needs take personally since he is detached from the history of the nation and is not emotionally bound up in its identity as most Americans are."
Taking into account Obama's past associations with the Reverend Jeremiah "God D___ America" Wright and Nation of Islam leader, Louis Farrakhan; it's almost as if hating America is a major prerequisite for those who wish to make it into Obama's cozy little circle.
Our Founding Fathers ratified Article 2, Section 1 of the Constitution for just such a reason. It should be obvious that the President of the United States should have sole allegiance to the United States.
When it comes to Barack Hussein Obama, many rational people will always have doubts when it comes to issues of his loyalty and allegiance.
Hiding his Birth Certificate from the American public will only compound those doubts. That issue must be resolved.
And While We're On The Subject Of Allegiance And Loyalty, A Few More Points... .
It should come as no shock that Obama is reaching out to Iran's Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Obama, after all, expressed a willingness to meet Ahmadinejad without preconditions during the campaign.
Unfortunately, Ahmadinejad appears to have some preconditions of his own.
According to MSNBC; "Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has said Iran would welcome talks with the U.S. - but only if there was mutual respect. Iranian officials have said that means the U.S. needs to stop accusing Iran of seeking to build nuclear weapons and supporting terrorism... ."
Of course, there's just two small problem with Ahmadinejad's demands. Iran IS seeking to secretly build nuclear weapons and IT DOES support terrorism.
And on another front, Obama's still moving forward with plans to close Guantanamo Bay.
Last week, Attorney General Eric Holder told the media that at least 30 of these terrorists had already been cleared for release. Allusions were initially made that these 30 terrorists could actually be released on U.S. soil and that most of the remaining terrorists could be tried on U.S. soil (Essentially meaning that after retaining slick ACLU lawyers, who would make a mockery of our legal system, many of these remaining terrorists would also be released onto U.S. soil).
Holder quickly contained the situation and issued a "clarification" on Thursday, saying that no terrorists will be released in the United States. However, as things stand now, we have no place to put these terrorists... no other country will take them. So WHERE ARE THEY GOING TO GO!
Frankly, coming from an Administration that distributed a secret report to law enforcement officials contending that patriotic Americans are the real terrorists, such statements are far from reassuring.
Senator Kit Bond of Missouri said: "While President Obama has no plan for what to do with these killers, he has pledged to close the terrorist detention facility in January, to fulfill a campaign promise. This is a dangerous case of putting symbolism over security."
And things are even worse on the domestic front.
Under the guise of "bailing-out" the auto industry, Obama essentially took control of General Motors and Chrysler. Not being a selfish man, he then turned around and effectively gave away pieces of the former to Big Labor and Fiat (a foreign automobile manufacturer).
But Obama's not done yet. In a time of severe economic hardship, Obama has proposed to triple the national debt and he is laying the groundwork for an effective nationalization of the health-care industry.
As for the banks, they're ripe for takeover as well. Economist Stuart Varney, in an editorial published by The Wall Street Journal, alerted us to the Obama Administration's reluctance to accept money from banks that are attempting to repay TARP bailout money:
"My answer: The government wants to control the banks, just as it now controls GM and Chrysler, and will surely control the health industry in the not-too-distant future. Keeping them TARP-stuffed is the key to control. And for this intensely political president, mere influence is not enough. The White House wants to tell 'em what to do. Control. Direct. Command."
Varney goes on and talks about what is happening to a large well-known bank that was FORCED to accept TARP money and is NOT being allowed to pay the money back to the American taxpayer:
"The chairman offers to write a check, now, with interest. He's been sitting on the cash for months and has felt the dead hand of government threatening to run his business and dictate pay scales. He sees the writing on the wall and he wants out. But the Obama team says no, since unlike the smaller banks that gave their TARP money back, this bank is far more prominent. The bank has also been threatened with 'adverse' consequences if its chairman persists. That's politics talking, not economics."
Are Obama's actions, the actions of a man that loves the United States?
Many patriotic Americans will say no; but, at the very least, we should compel the man occupying the office of President of the United States to prove that he is eligible, under the highest law in the land, to occupy that office.