Keyes elaborates Obama lawsuit

November 30, 2008

Thanks for the addendum Ted:

“The reason an issue has been raised about Obama is because of the simple question, which can be answered with a birth certificate that shows he was born in the United States, or born to parents who had the capacity to transmit U.S. citizenship. When the question was asked, he danced around it. If the most important office of the federal government can be occupied by someone who is not qualified under the United States Constitution, that destroys the authority of the Constitution. I think it’s something that needs to be dealt with in a clear, straightforward way. Eventually the case will get to the Supreme Court, establish the facts, and clear the air. It’s really all very simple.”


One Love

November 29, 2008

Fabulous rendering of “One Love” by Bob Marley

We Love You, We Remember You, We are Grateful . . .

November 29, 2008


Happy Thanksgiving!

November 27, 2008



November 26, 2008

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.



Additional information:

The Presidential Election is not Over


/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?”





Marine Makes Insurgents Pay the Price

November 25, 2008

During the battle, the designated marksman single handedly thwarted a company-sized enemy RPG and machinegun ambush by reportedly killing 20 enemy fighters with his devastatingly accurate precision fire. He selflessly exposed himself time and again to intense enemy fire during a critical point in the eight-hour battle for Shewan in order to kill any enemy combatants who attempted to engage or maneuver on the Marines in the kill zone. What made his actions even more impressive was the fact that he didn’t miss any shots, despite the enemies’ rounds impacting within a foot of his fighting position.

“I was in my own little world,” the young corporal said. “I wasn’t even aware of a lot of the rounds impacting near my position, because I was concentrating so hard on making sure my rounds were on target.”

After calling for close-air support, the small group of Marines pushed forward and broke the enemies’ spirit as many of them dropped their weapons and fled the battlefield. At the end of the battle, the Marines had reduced an enemy stronghold, killed more than 50 insurgents and wounded several more.

“I didn’t realize how many bad guys there were until we had broken through the enemies’ lines and forced them to retreat. It was roughly 250 insurgents against 30 of us,” the corporal said. “It was a good day for the Marine Corps. We killed a lot of bad guys, and none of our guys were seriously injured.”


Why I’m Thankful in 2008

November 25, 2008

By Doug Patton

November 24, 2008


Note: I originally wrote and published this column at Thanksgiving 2003 and updated it in 2005. As I reread it in preparation for this week’s column, I realized how timely it still is. I offer it this year (again slightly updated) as an encouragement to any who read it.



Before we all become caught up in the hectic commercialism of “The Season,” beginning with that most uniquely American holiday, Thanksgiving, I thought it would be useful to consider the things for which I am thankful.


First, I am thankful for a God who loves me, watches over me and gives me what the Bible calls “a peace that passes all understanding.” This was at the core of the first Thanksgiving celebration in Colonial America, as red men shared their bounty with white men, and early Americans gave thanks to Almighty God for the gift of life.


I am thankful for my bride of 39 years, a woman who has born my troubles and my children, who has been a partner and a prayer warrior, a counselor and a friend. As always, I offered this year to purchase a ready-to-eat Thanksgiving dinner at the local supermarket, but she will not hear of it, preferring instead to rise early on that day to prepare the traditional home-cooked dinner for the family she loves.


I am thankful for my sons. Both of them grew up far too fast, and as they went out to make their own way in the world, they left behind a trail of memories for their mother and me. They will be here at our table on Thursday, along with the grandchildren they have given us, and we will rejoice in their company and marvel at the gift they are to us.


I am thankful for the warmth of a wonderful old home, one filled with character and history, built by my wife’s grandfather in February of 1915, on land that has been in her family since before the Civil War. The story goes that the frozen Nebraska topsoil had to be blasted open with dynamite, and that the basement had to be dug using a team of mules. Since then, the home has never been out of the family. In the corner of the living room sits an antique rocking chair with a similar history. It came from my side of the family, and it has rocked five generations of Pattons.


I am thankful for the people in my life who know me well and still find it in their hearts to love me. They include my family and my closest friends. As I once told one of my sons, the people who love us will still be here long after the people we try so hard to impress have forgotten our names.


I am thankful for the Founding Fathers of the United States of America, who risked their lives, their fortunes and their sacred honor that I might be born in a free country. When I consider the odds of having been placed here in this nation at this moment in time, I cannot do the math. With so many millions of people in this world who live in political, economic or spiritual bondage, I am in awe of the blessing God has granted me.


I am thankful for the Declaration of Independence, which acknowledges that my rights come from God, not from man, and for the Constitution, which forms the basis for a system that maximizes economic opportunity by emphasizing liberty. Because it is a system implemented by fallible human beings, it will never be perfect, but it is the best anyone in this world will ever see.


I am thankful for President George W. Bush, who, despite unprecedented partisan criticism, has had the courage to lead in this post 9/11 world, the wisdom to discern that the murder of 3,000 of our neighbors was but a warning, and the vision to proclaim “freedom is the right of every person and the future of every nation.”


And I am thankful that in this land I love, power is transferred peacefully, following free and open elections. Although I did not vote for him, I will pray for Barack Obama as he enters the presidency and takes on the weight of the world’s largest job. When possible, I will praise him. When necessary, I will be a fierce part of the loyal opposition.


There is much for which to be thankful. May God richly bless this nation.



© Copyright 2008 by Doug Patton



Doug Patton is a freelance columnist who has served as a political speechwriter and public policy advisor. His weekly columns are published in newspapers across the country and on selected Internet web sites, including Human Events Online and, where he is a senior writer and state editor. Readers may e-mail him at