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Obama open for questions from you today
Posted By -NO AUTHOR- On 03/25/2009 @ 9:27 am In Front Page | Comments Disabled
WND Editor Joseph Farah notices the White House website is open for questions directly from the American people today and urges the public to raise the one issue that is troubling millions – where’s the birth certificate?
In just the last few months, nearly 350,000 people have signed WND’s petition asking any and all controlling legal authorities to demand proof of Barack Obama’s constitutional eligibility to serve as president as a “natural born citizen.” Dozens of lawsuits have been filed and some have been reviewed by the U.S. Supreme Court. Yet Obama continues to fight all attempts by the public to see his long-form birth certificate that would prove he was really born in Hawaii – releasing instead to select news organizations only a certification of live birth which could have been issued to someone born outside the country.
“This is another opportunity for the American people to be heard,” says Farah. “Obama promises to answer ‘some of the most popular’ questions in an online townhall meeting Thursday. With all of his broken promises, let’s see if he’ll keep this one – and his pledge to run the most open, transparent government in American history.”
Farah urges Americans to continue signing the petition on WND. He also suggests those who ask questions of the White House today post copies at the WND Forum “MR. PRESIDENT!”
“We need 1 million signatures on our petition in the next few months to demonstrate to the world the deep concerns of Constitution-revering Americans,” said Farah. “I believe that is achievable. Then, perhaps, others in the media will begin to cover this story. Then, perhaps, other reporters will begin to ask this very serious question.”
WND has reported on dozens of legal challenges to Obama’s status as a “natural born citizen.” 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 legal challenges 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.
Further, others question his citizenship by virtue of his attendance in Indonesian schools during his childhood and question on what passport did he travel to Pakistan three decades ago.
Adding fuel to the fire is Obama’s persistent refusal to release documents that could provide answers. While his supporters cite an online version of a “Certification of Live Birth” from Hawaii, critics point out such documents actually were issued for children not born in the state.
Hawaiian officials have confirmed they have a birth certificate on file for Obama, but it cannot be released without his permission, and they have not revealed the information it contains.
John Eidsmoe, an expert on the U.S. Constitution now working with the Foundation on Moral Law, told WND a demand for verification of Obama’s eligibility appears to be legitimate.
Eidsmoe said it’s clear that Obama has something in the documentation of his history, including his birth certificate, college records and other documents that “he does not want the public to know.”
Officials for the Obama campaign repeatedly have refused to comment on the questions, relenting only once to call the concerns “garbage.”
Here is a partial listing and status update for some of the cases over Obama’s eligibility:
In addition, other cases cited on the RightSideofLife blog as raising questions about Obama’s eligibility include:
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