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Staff Sgt. Daryn John Moran (Photo BirtherReport.com)
A Germany-based staff sergeant in the U.S. Air Force has challenged the eligibility of President Obama, announcing in an email posted on the BirtherReport.com website, “Arrest B. Obama or arrest me.”
In a case that recalls the months-long challenge to Obama’s eligibility by Lt. Col. Terrence Lakin, the noncommissioned officer, Daryn J. Moran, said he had stopped reporting for duty at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center.
He reported he would return when Obama “provides a birth certificate which stands up to professional examination.”
“I’ve read the reports about President Obama. His birth certificate has been proven, to my satisfaction, proven false, fraudulent and a forgery,” Moran wrote.
Lakin ultimately was sentenced at a court-martial to six months in prison for his decision not to follow deployment orders because Obama had failed to document his eligibility to be commander in chief of the armed services. Lakin has been released from Ft. Leavenworth.
Moran previously told WND that he was in danger of losing his career because he could not endorse the congressionally approved addition of open homosexuality to the U.S. military. He told WND in an email early in his decision-making process that he was concerned about what he was doing but felt he had no option.
“The mainstream media cannot gloss over the situation any further. Money does not solve the problem of B. Obama’s false birth certificate,” he said.
“That is what I mean when I say it’s time to fix this. I’ll do my part, God willing, but you and all others must do [yours] too.”
In the followup email posted on BirtherReport.com, he said, “In essence, I have placed myself squarely against B. Obama, and will continue to do so under the present circumstances. If B. Obama will reach out to me, help me, talk to me, be honest with me, seek the Lord with me, hear other Americans with me, correct his lies, and allow the blessings of God on himself and this country, I would be happy. I’m in no position to prevent God’s blessings on B. Obama, but currently B. Obama is preventing that himself.”
He said, “I am speaking directly for myself. I have shouted ‘Arrest B. Obama or arrest me.’ This was my heart. And still is. But I don’t want to be arrested by the Air Force or by the president. Even if B. Obama is an illegal president, God still allows him to sit in the Oval Office, and both the Air Force and B. Obama may yet arrest me at any day. I submit to my God in these matters.”
He was identified by the pseudonym James Moran in the earlier WND report regarding his concerns over the abandonment by the government of the longstanding policy that forbade public homosexuality in the ranks.
But he said the issue of Obama’s eligibility is too important, too big and too urgent.
“I’ve identified why I will not follow orders in the military anymore. Should B. Obama provide an original birth certificate from Hawaii that professionals prove valid, it would be nice to know he was born in our country, instead of still having no rational reason to believe he was. He cannot change the fact that his dad was never an American citizen, and I won’t be addressing the natural born citizen clause at this moment, except to say, of course, I believe as an American, that the founders meant two citizen parents and that our history of court rulings etc fully validate this.
“The crux now lies in what will B. Obama do. If B. Obama learns not to lie, and indeed tells the truth, he deserves credit for his change of heart. My personal primary concern is to be as solid as a rock in my battle against his known lying and forgery, for this I will die. However, all other issues and circumstances can be worked out and there is no need for such rock solid standing.”
“The Joint Chiefs of Staff of our military should be taking action. They took a solemn oath to support and defend the Constitution against all enemies foreign and DOMESTIC. It is now obvious that we have a domestic enemy of the Constitution in the Oval Office. The Joint Chiefs should call on Congress and arrange for a private, secret meeting with the key leaders of Congress and tell them that what is going on in our country (with the criminal activities in the White House exemplified with the placing of a forged Obama birth certificate onto the White House servers on 27 April 2011) is of great concern to them and that it is of great concern also to maintain the morale and integrity of our military and to their living up to their common core values and their oath to support and defend the Constitution.”
He said the Joint Chiefs should give Congress up to 10 days to call for a congressional investigation of Obama, and if “the Congress does still does not act, then the Joint Chiefs of Staff should hold a public news conference and reveal that they have made a plea to Congress to act.”
Questions about Obama’s eligibility have been in the public arena since before his election, with numerous court cases that mostly have been dismissed on technical grounds. The issue has been presented to the U.S. Supreme Court several times.
Thomas was before the House subcommittee when Chairman Rep. Jose Serrano, D-N.Y., raised the question amid a discussion on racial diversity in the judiciary.
“I’m still waiting for the [court decision] on whether or not a Puerto Rican can run for president of the United States,” said Serrano, who was born in the island territory. “That’s another issue.”
Yet after Serrano questioned him on whether or not the land’s highest court would be well-served by a justice who had never been a judge, Thomas not only answered in the affirmative but also hinted that Serrano would be better off seeking a seat in the Supreme Court than a chair in the Oval Office.
“I’m glad to hear that you don’t think there has to be a judge on the court,” said Serrano, “because I’m not a judge; I’ve never been a judge.”
“And you don’t have to be born in the United States,” said Thomas, referring to the Constitution, which requires the president to be a “natural-born citizen” but has no such requirement for a Supreme Court justice, “so you never have to answer that question.”
“Oh really?” asked Serrano. “So you haven’t answered the one about whether I can serve as president, but you answer this one?”
“We’re evading that one,” answered Thomas, referring to questions of presidential eligibility and prompting laughter in the chamber. “We’re giving you another option.”
During his 2008 campaign, Obama’s webmaster posted online an image of a Hawaiian Certification of Live Birth and Obama contended that it was the only document available from the state.
However, as others were obtaining long-form Certificate of Live Birth forms, the explanation was questioned.
Then in April, just as Jerome Corsi’s book “Where’s the Birth Certificate?” was about to be released, Obama’s White House released an image of a “Certificate of Live Birth” from Hawaii.
Since then,. numerous experts in computers, images and documents have agreed that the released image is not only forged, it’s not even a good forgery.
This is what the White House released:
At the time, Hawaii officials declined to respond when WND requested confirmation that the image released was an accurate representation of the state’s records.
Some argue that even if he was born in Hawaii, he remains ineligible because his father never was a U.S. citizen. Scholars cited by some of the Founders at the time the Constitution was written defined a “natural-born citizen” as the offspring of two citizen parents.
According to the Air Force Times, the officer’s father, retired Air Force Master Sgt. Howard Moran, told the Omaha World-Herald he’s supportive of his son.
“I think he thinks he’s right, and so I’m behind him,” Howard Moran said. “I am concerned they are going to put him in jail, though.”