Citizenship Status of Barack Obama
At least a dozen lawsuits pending, one headed to SCOTUS
Called looming constitutional crisis by plaintiffs
It has long been alleged by various people that Barack Obama cannot be President, constitutionally, because he fails the Article 2: Section 1 requirement that only natural born citizens are eligible.
Obama spokesmen say the Senator has produced Hawaiian birth certification proving his eligibility, stating further the actions by some to assert otherwise are ill-advised, political, or scurrilous.
Mr. Obama becomes President-elect officially once state electors cast their ballots December 15. Inaugural ceremonies will be held Jan. 20. Plaintiffs with the U.S. Justice Foundation vow to fight on even after inauguration.
“WorldNetDaily . . . reported that Herb Titus, the Constitution Party’s running mate to Howard Phillips in 1996 and recognized authority on the U.S. Constitution, said it is up to the electors from the 50 states to make certain Obama is a natural-born U.S. citizen before they cast votes for him in the Electoral College Dec. 15.”
Some attorneys allege Obama was born in Kenya, others say there is no proof of his claim he was born in Hawaii, that the document he presents is not an original or copy of the original but rather a manufactured document, and others say his mother forfeited his citizenship when she moved him to Indonesia, married an Indonesian, and was naturalized there.
There are three primary actions pending, and several other cases have been filed in federal and state courts in Ohio, Connecticut, Washington, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Georgia and Hawaii. According to WorldNetDaily other cases are being prepared in Utah, Wyoming, Florida, New York, North Carolina, Texas, California and Virginia, all challenging Obama’s citizenship status.
Among the three primary cases presently:
Brought by Andy Martin in Hawaii asking the circuit court to order presentation of an original birth certificate. Initial ruling rejected the request, now being appealed.
Brought by Philip Berg in Philadelphia. Initial action rejected on grounds Berg does not have standing to bring suit. On appeal. U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to rule:
Just called and the court clerk said SCOTUS will hear the case, I think she said Dec. 1. However, this article says Souter ordered Obama to produce his birth certificate by Dec. 1, and if he defies the Court, the Justices will likely proceed to hear arguments.
“Supreme Court Of The United States (SCOTUS) Justice David Souter has agreed that a review of the federal lawsuit filed by attorney Phil Berg against Barack Hussein Obama II, et al., which was subsequently dismissed for lack of standing is warranted. SCOTUS Docket No. 08-570 contains the details.”
The United States Justice Foundation (USJF)/Alan Keyes.
“The California action was filed by Gary Kreep of the United States Justice Foundation on behalf of Alan Keyes, the presidential candidate of the American Independent Party, along with Wiley S. Drake and Markham Robinson, both California electors.”
“Should Senator Obama be discovered, after he takes office, to be ineligible for the Office of President of the United States of America and, thereby, his election declared void, Petitioners, as well as other Americans, will suffer irreparable harm in that (a) usurper will be sitting as the President of the United States, and none of the treaties, laws, or executive orders signed by him will be valid or legal,” the action challenges.
The Presidential Election is not Over
MEDIA ADVISORY, Nov. 14
/Christian Newswire/ — There are critical issues that need to be resolved before the Electoral College makes the election official in mid-December. Faith2Action has placed a full page ad in next Monday’s issue of The Washington Times National Weekly, a publication that is read by many of our nation’s leaders, to address them.
The ad asks these three questions: (1) “Was Barack Obama born in Kenya?”; (2) “Is he really a citizen of Indonesia?”; and (3) “Does the Constitution still matter?” These questions point to various cases that have been filed before the U.S. Supreme Court and other Federal courts. The ad also lays out several alarming facts which question whether the Constitutional requirements for becoming President are satisfied by Senator Barack Obama.
“Attorney Philip Berg, multiple legal cases, and a growing number of American citizens are demanding answers to these critical questions,” states Janet (Folger) Porter, the founder and president of Faith2Action. “The Constitution and our nation’s future are too important to not fully investigate this.”
“It’s our hope that the American people will rise up and call for Congressional hearings and immediate court action to avoid a Constitutional crisis,” added Porter. “If we are willing to ignore the Constitutional requirements for the highest office of the land, what else are we willing to forgo? That part about free speech? Freedom of the press? Freedom of religion?”