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A report accompanying Farah’s petition explains the many questions raised about Obama’s eligibility, from an apparently fabricated “Certification of Live Birth” posted online to questions about what nation’s passport he used during to travel to Pakistan.
The signature total passed 10,000 within hours and was more than 45,000 just over a day later.
As WND reported, one case is scheduled for a conference among U.S. Supreme Court justices Dec. 5.
Conferences are private meetings of the justices at which they review cases and decide which ones to accept for formal review. The Supreme Court’s website listed the date for the case brought by Leo C. Donofrio against Nina Wells, the secretary of state in New Jersey, over not only Obama’s name on the 2008 election ballot but those of two others, Sen. John McCain and Roger Calero.
The case, unsuccessful at the state level, was submitted to Justice David Souter, who rejected it. The case then was resubmitted to Justice Clarence Thomas. The next line on the court’s docket says: “DISTRIBUTED for Conference of December 5, 2008.”
If four of the nine justices vote to hear the case in full, oral argument may be scheduled.
His report said the Federal Election Commission now has waived its right to respond to a complaint brought by attorney Philip Berg.
Last week, WND reported worries over a “constitutional crisis” that could loom over the issue of Obama’s citizenship.
Former presidential candidate Alan Keyes and others filed a court petition in California asking 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 biggest question is why Obama, if a Hawaii birth certificate exists as his campaign has stated, simply hasn’t ordered it made available to settle the rumors.
Obama’s half-sister, Maya Soetoro, has named two different Hawaii hospitals where Obama could have been born. There have been other allegations that Obama actually was born in Kenya during a time when his father was a British subject.
The California action was filed by Gary Kreep of the United States Justice Foundation on behalf of 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.
“What makes Obama non-respon[sive] to the simplest of requests?” asked one reader. “Does he think that it is politically incorrect to ask for authentication of the myriad of facts about himself … Is he testing the grounds to see how far he can play with this charade?”
Other comments included:
“Obama won his first election ever by getting three Democratic opponents thrown off the ballot? He’s all for using the law to help himself win. Wouldn’t it be ironic if he is not allowed to serve as president due to the law? … Turn around is fair play!
“Even the left-wing liberal news media is beginning to ask the question: ‘Who is this man we have elected? We really do not know much about him.’”
“Obama’s refusal to produce the ORIGINAL given birth certificate gives us all pause. His silence on these allegations is deafening. The anointed one believes that if he can hold us all back until he’s in the Oval Office he’s hit a home run and he’s ‘safe.’ Ah, not so! Check your law, Obama, and you will see that even if were to make it to the White House you will no longer be able to hide behind those red velvet ropes.”
“There must be something that would have caused him great harm prior to the election, and would have stopped him from becoming elected. What could that little piece of information be?”
On Janet Porter’s Faith2Action radio program today, computer specialist Ron Polarik left no doubt the image posted as Obama’s “Certification of Live Birth” from the state of Hawaii was not genuine.
“Here’s a smoking gun,” he said. “Apparently Hawaii changes its borders [on documentation] every year. In 2007 it had a certain border, and it’s got a 2007 border. However if you dig a little deeper you find it has a 2008 signature and seal,” he said.
“Whomever did the forgery was not very clever,” he said.