Oct. 23 eligibility rally (Photo credit: Dwain Currier)
A rally today at the U.S. Capitol pulled no punches in declaring President Barack Obama an “impostor” and “fraud” who should resign before a constitutional crisis of his own making rips apart the nation.
The rally was called by Philip Berg, a Pennsylvania attorney who runs the ObamaCrimes.com website and was the first to sue over allegations Obama is constitutionally ineligible to occupy the Oval Office.
“The main thrust of the rally,” Berg told WND, “was to get out the continuing message that Obama is a phony, a fraud, an imposter, and [his eligibility to serve as president] is the biggest hoax committed against the U.S. in 234 years.”
Berg believes there is enough evidence, both hard and circumstantial, to justify an investigation into whether or not Obama is a “natural-born citizen” as required by the Constitution to serve as president. Berg is looking for a court with “the guts” to demand Obama provide proof of his eligibility.
Berg told WND that though the crowd, which he estimated at a couple of hundred, was smaller than anticipated, he still considered the event a success – in part, because of what he hopes it will inspire.
“The feedback we received was that the attendees are going to go back and spread the word,” he said. “Groups of six or so are planning to get together at intersections with signs that read, ‘Where’s the birth certificate?’ At rush hour, those six people can get the message out to thousands.”
“I think it was successful to that degree,” he continued. “It was a step in the right direction.”
Berg told WND he isn’t pushing for Obama’s resignation out of some right-wing venom – he’s a lifelong Democrat – or racism or hatred, but out of dedication to preserving the U.S. Constitution and out of concern about what will happen to the country if Obama continues his presidency and is discovered ineligible years down the road.
“My goal is to have a peaceful revolution before something worse breaks out,” Berg said. “The sooner the better.”
He continued, “Obama is walking all over the Constitution, destroying the Constitution through holding office while ineligible, through a health-care plan that is clearly unconstitutional, and he has plans for more unconstitutional actions. I’m doing this because nothing is more important to the U.S. than its Constitution.”
Berg’s initial emergency appeals to the U.S. Supreme Court when Obama first took office, like those of a number of other attorneys, were not accepted by the panel. He has one case pending, and it is being prepared for presentation to the high court now.
It alleges that, based on Obama’s status as a student in Indonesia and the complete absence of documentation that he ever returned to the U.S. as a citizen, it is unlikely he is a “natural born citizen” as the Constitution requires of the president. Obama was registered in school as an Indonesian Muslim by his stepfather, Lolo Soetoro.
Berg’s case alleges further that without documentation that Obama preserved or regained his U.S. citizenship after being registered as an Indonesian as a student at school, he may not even be a “naturalized” citizen.
“Therefore, his term as a U.S. senator was a fraud. His salary and benefits should be returned to the U.S.,” he told WND.
He says that if it weren’t for the U.S. media, Obama would already have been exposed and removed from office.
“The media gave him a free ride,” he said.
“I’m hoping we can bring to the attention of the national media and the Congress the seriousness of this. The positive result I would like to see is that if the national media would cover this and Congress would pay attention, we could force Obama out of office,” Berg said.
He said those who come to the rally are being asked to bring a copy of their own birth certificates. He described the assembly as a “Yes, We Can” event to empower the people to once again make determinations about their nation’s future.
The problems with the issues Obama has addressed and the campaigns he’s launched are important, Berg said.
“However, the most important issue is Obama not being ‘constitutionally eligible’ to be president,” he said.
Berg is not the only one who has challenged Obama’s residency in the White House. A case is developing involving Lt. Col. Terrence Lakin, who has questioned the legitimacy of the orders in the U.S. military under a president whose eligibility is under question.
Another case being handled by California attorneys Gary Kreep of the United States Justice Foundation and Orly Taitz is on behalf of another presidential candidate and challenges Obama’s inclusion on the ballot.
There’s even been a series of discussions about impeachment.