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Michael Savage, the nation’s No. 3-rated radio talk show host, blasted America for either disregarding or covering up questions of Barack Obama’s eligibility to serve in the Oval Office and the possibility that “the presidency may have been usurped by a foreign power.”
“To have elected an unknown man of unknown origin, a man who’s probably not even an American citizen – How can the whole military not know this?” Savage asked on air this past week. “How could the entire military establishment not be asking the same question that millions of Americans are asking?
“Do you think it’s plausible that the entire United States military complex does not understand the extreme dangers of having a commander in chief with dual allegiances in the White House?” Savage asked of Obama, who has publicly admitted he was born to a British father and therefore born a dual citizen. “Do they not understand that the presidency may have been usurped by a foreign power?”
An extended audio clip of Savage’s monologue is included below, including his comments on Obama’s eligibility both at the opening and two minutes and 39 seconds into the clip.
Editor’s note: The clip also includes the audio of an interview with White House press corps member Helen Thomas, who uses mild profanity.
Savage stated that Obama’s dual allegiances lie both “partly in the Muslim world” and “partly, perhaps, in the American world.”
Savage also expressed concern that, as many constitutional analysts believe, a child born in the U.S. to a parent of a foreign citizen – as Obama claims he was – may be “native born” but does not fit the Constitution’s requirement that a president be “natural born.”
“You’re telling me that someone in the government somewhere at the top of the military intelligence complex hasn’t thought that, maybe, ‘Wait a minute, this man is not even eligible under the U.S. Constitution to be [president]‘?” Savage asked. “His father was not even a U.S. citizen. His father was a British subject at the time of Obama’s birth. Therefore Obama was not and is not legal to be [president].”
Specifically, Section 1 of Article 2 of the U.S. Constitution 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.”
The question of Obama’s eligibility has only been exacerbated by the sitting president’s refusal to make public his long-form birth certificate.
Besides Obama’s actual birth documentation, the still-concealed documentation for him also includes 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, his 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 helps light up the night at the Mandalay Bay resort on the Las Vegas Strip.
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.