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Report: Congressman challenges Obama eligibility
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Rep. Nathan Deal
A new media initiative by a group of citizen-journalists reports
Rep. Nathan Deal, R-Ga., has written to President Obama asking him to prove his eligibility to hold the office of president.
According to the Post and Email, “This forever changes the public discourse.”
“What does this mean?” the site asks. “This is probably the first time in 233 years of American history that a sitting member of the House of Representatives has officially challenged the legitimacy of a sitting president … one full year into his term.”
The website said Deal’s chief of staff, Todd Smith, confirmed Deal sent a letter “to Barack Hussein Obama requesting him to prove his eligibility for the office of president of the United States of America.”
“The letter was sent electronically the first of December 2009 in .pdf format, and Mr. Smith said that Representative Deal has confirmation from Obama’s staff that it has been received. The letter did not have additional signatories. It originated solely from Representative Deal,” the report said.
“Even if the putative president ignores the challenge, he cannot hide from it, because by doing so he admits his guilt through silence. The question has to be asked near and far, why would a president who has promised greater transparency than any previous administration pay upwards of $2,000,000 of taxpayer money to hide documents that could resolve the matter once and for all time for the cost of $20.00. He has publicly admitted on more than one occasion that his father was NOT an American citizen. This alone disqualifies him from eligibility based on Article 2, Section 1, Paragraph 5 of the Constitution, and consequently makes him a usurper,” the site said.
Deal’s office did not respond immediately to WND requests for comment.
Obama’s original birth papers have yet to be made available for review, and there are critics who contended he wasn’t actually born in Hawaii. Others say that doesn’t make any difference, since with a father subject to British rule at the time of his birth, he was at best a dual citizen. The critics contend the framers of the Constitution excluded dual citizens from being called a “natural-born citizen,” as required by the Constitution.
The “natural-born citizen” issue has been raised in a multitude of lawsuits since before Obama was elected, including some pending at various levels of the judicial system.
Most judges, however, have concluded that U.S. citizens and political candidates simply have no right – or “standing” – to question whether Obama has met the requirements of the Constitution.
But the questions have been exacerbated by other information Obama has chosen not to release.
As WND has reported, other documentation not yet available includes Obama’s kindergarten records, Punahou school records, Occidental College records, Columbia University records, Columbia thesis, Harvard Law School records, Harvard Law Review articles, scholarly articles from the University of Chicago, passport, medical records, files from his years as an Illinois state senator, his Illinois State Bar Association records, any baptism records and his adoption records.
“Where’s The Birth Certificate?” billboard at the Mandalay Bay resort on the Las Vegas Strip
The campaign followed a petition that has collected a figure now approaching 500,000 signatures demanding proof of his eligibility, the availability of yard signs raising the question and the production of permanent, detachable magnetic bumper stickers asking the question.
The “certification of live birth” posted online and widely touted as “Obama’s birth certificate” does not in any way prove he was born in Hawaii, since the same “short-form” document is easily obtainable for children not born in Hawaii. The true “long-form” birth certificate – which includes information such as the name of the birth hospital and attending physician – is the only document that can prove Obama was born in Hawaii, but to date he has not permitted its release for public or press scrutiny.
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