A Democrat who served as deputy attorney general in Pennsylvania and now is leading a number of lawsuits over the eligibility of President Barack Obama to occupy the Oval Office has told radio talk show host Michael Savage that not only is Obama not eligible to be president, he’s probably an illegal alien and should be deported.
“If it’s true what I am alleging, that he’s an illegal alien … [Obama] should be arrested and deported,” Berg said this week during an interview on the “Savage Nation” program.
Berg has been a leader among attorneys across the nation bringing dozens of claims against Obama over the status of his citizenship. Berg is convinced Obama was born in Kenya to a minor mother, a U.S. citizen, and a Kenyan father who was subject to British rule at the time.
The U.S. Constitution, meanwhile, demands that occupants of the White House qualify as “natural born” citizens.
WND has reported on multiple legal challenges to Obama’s status as a “natural born citizen.” While representatives for Obama has called such claims “garbage,” 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.
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Several of the cases have involved emergency appeals to the U.S. Supreme Court in which justices have declined to hear arguments. Among those turned down without a hearing at the high court have been petitions by Berg, Cort Wrotnowski, Leo Donofrio and Orly Taitz.
According to an archive, Savage said he had not scheduled the issue of questions about Obama’s eligibility on his program much because the election was over.
However, he said he became angry when a mainstream reporter held up a copy of an Internet-posted “Certification of Live Birth” publicized by Obama’s campaign as proof of his Hawaiian birth.
Berg explained people shouldn’t misunderstand.
“It’s a copy of a certification of live birth, which Obama’s people put on their website in June of 2008,” he said. “It’s been documented by our experts to have been altered. It’s a fraud. It’s a phony document.”
Berg noted the hundreds of thousands of concerned Americans who have signed WND’s petition seeking the truth about Obama’s birth.
“There are million of supporters we have,” he said, citing his own “ObamaCrimes.com website. “We are going to continue until we expose Obama. He’s a total fraud. He’s a phony, This is the biggest fraud … ever in the United States.”
Berg said he’s convinced that Obama actually is a citizen of Indonesia, a nation where Obama lived as a child with his mother and stepfather, and where he attended school.
Berg explained he’s been a solid Democrat all his life, but he’s pursuing the case on behalf of the 300 million Americans subject to Obama’s presidency, and the thousands of soldiers who have fought and died for American freedoms.
Savage noted that even if the legal challenges are stymied, “this is going to percolate for years now.”
Obama campaign officials earlier told WND the allegations are garbage, but 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, 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.
- 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.
WND senior reporter Jerome Corsi had gone to both Kenya and Hawaii prior to the election to investigate issues surrounding Obama’s birth. But his research and discoveries only raised more questions, the biggest being why, if there exists documentation of Obama’s eligibility, hasn’t it been released to quell the rumors.
Instead, a series of law firms have been hired on Obama’s behalf around the nation to prevent any public access to his birth certificate, passport records, college records and other documents.