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Tell Congress what Arpaio learned about Obama!

A good number of members of Congress still believe that an online image posted by the White House – the one Sheriff Joe Arpaio concluded likely is a forgery – is all that’s needed for Barack Obama to meet the Constitution’s requirements that a president be a “natural born citizen.”

And that’s the same document some experts say simply proves his ineligibility.

That congressional opinion comes from a number of letters WND readers have forwarded; letters that come from their members of Congress in response to questions about why isn’t that body doing something to investigate the many questions about Obama’s eligibility.

The letters came at the same time a new petition allows Americans to urge their members of Congress to take the issue seriously with an investigation. The number of names on that document has surged past 40,000 and soon will be approaching 50,000.

Click on this link to read the petition and add your name (Please sign only once).

Among the comments that arrived in just the past few days:

Sen. Kent Conrad, D-N.D., said that while “Sheriff Arpaio claims that this birth certificate is a forgery … Hawaiian officials from both parties have repeatedly stated that the president’s birth certificate is genuine.”

Tom McClintock, R-Calif., explained that there’s a political vetting process, then the voters weigh in, Congress oversees the results and then the courts have a say. “President Obama has passed each of these requirements.”

Sen. Dean Heller, R-Nev., told his constituent that, “You may be pleased to learn that the White House recently published a copy (sic) president Obama’s birth certificate, which can be viewed [online].”

And from Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ill., was this: “I will continue to take the president at his word that he is a natural born citizen of the United States.”

WND previously reported that Jerry W. Mansfield, an information research specialist in the Knowledge Services Group of the Congressional Research Service, issued a memo to prepare members of Congress to rebut and defuse questions constituents were asking regarding Obama’s presidential eligibility under the natural-born citizen requirement of the Constitution.

Many members of Congress have been found to be quoting from the memo to turn away questions about eligibility. Attached to the memo was an attack piece published by FactCheck.org to dismiss claims that Obama’s short-form Certification of Live Birth, originally published during the 2008 presidential campaign by DailyKos.com, was a forgery.

When Obama released an image of a Hawaiian long-form birth certificate on April 27, 2011, after years of stating that the document was not available, the Hawaii Department of Health and governor’s office refused to confirm for WND that the image released was an accurate representation of the state’s records.

That’s the document Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s law enforcement investigators say probably is a forgery, while other critics have said since they believe the “natural born citizen” cited in the Constitution was to have been the offspring of two citizen parents, the document proves Obama’s ineligibility, as it lists his father as Barack Sr., who never was a U.S. citizen.

The new petition demands that the 112th Congress begin a “full and impartial investigation into the constitutional eligibility of Barack Hussein Obama.”

Arpaio recently told radio host Aaron Klein on “Aaron Klein Investigative Radio” on New York’s WABC that media and politicians alike are afraid to touch the issue.

“Why didn’t someone investigate this? I mean, where is everybody?” Arpaio asked Klein. “How come the federal agencies aren’t investigating? We’re dealing with federal issues here. So everybody’s hiding, and they’re still hiding.”

Arpaio said he had told lead investigator Mike Zullo to debunk the “birther” claims about Obama’s documents.

“My instructions were this: ‘I want you to clear the president. I want to get to the bottom of this and get it off the table forever,'” Arpaio told Klein. “Didn’t happen that way.”

Instead, Zullo and the Cold Case Posse only confirmed concerns about the authenticity of Obama’s documents.

As WND reported, Arpaio and his Cold Case Posse conducted an extensive examination of documents released by the White House last April purported to be Obama’s original, long-form birth certificate and Selective Service registration form, only to conclude there is probable cause the documents are forgeries.

And the sheriff concluded there is probable cause that there was fraud in the presentation of the birth document image as a genuine document.

Here’s the interview:

The dispute has been around since before Obama was elected in 2008 when the first cases were filed in courts challenging his eligibility, based on a long list of missing documents or absent verifications.

Numerous court cases have come and gone. Some were rejected by the U.S. Supreme Court, where one justice admitted the panel was avoiding the issue. In recent weeks a new round of court challenges has arisen in which citizens have utilized state laws allowing challenges to candidate eligibility. They simply are asking Obama to document his eligibility.

Judges in those cases so far have been in concert in refusing voters permission to pursue their questions under state law.

The petition specifically cites Arpaio’s investigation into Obama’s documentation.

It’s addressed to “All members of the U.S. Congress” and states:

Whereas, the first official U.S. law enforcement investigation into Barack Obama’s legal eligibility for the presidency, led by Maricopa County, Ariz., Sheriff Joe Arpaio and involving a six-month investigation by three professional criminal investigators and two attorneys, established “probable cause” that the document released with great fanfare by the White House April 27, 2011, as Obama’s “long-form birth certificate” is a forgery;

Whereas, specifically, these investigators, after interviewing dozens of witnesses, examining hundreds of documents, and taking numerous sworn statements from witnesses around the world, including multiple document experts, concluded that said “birth certificate” did not originate in a paper format, but was created – that is, forged – as an electronic file on a computer;

Whereas, the Arpaio-led law-enforcement investigation cited numerous experts demonstrating that an additional fraud was allegedly committed in the forgery of Barack Obama’s Selective Service registration card;

Whereas, the investigation also found that, according to a sworn affidavit by the longtime mailman for the parents of ex-Weather Underground terrorist Bill Ayers, Ayers’ mother enthusiastically claimed she had helped pay for the Harvard Law School education of “foreign student” Barack Obama;

Whereas, Arpaio’s lead investigator Michael Zullo explained at a March 1 press conference that the 1961 Hawaiian newspaper “announcements” of Barack Obama’s birth confirm nothing, since the investigators “can prove beyond a doubt” that these newspapers also announced arrivals of foreign babies as well as native-born; and that the investigators even possess “documented evidence of two adopted individuals who were breathing three years prior” to their supposed Hawaii “birth” and subsequent newspaper “birth announcements”;

Whereas, the investigation determined that immigration files in the National Archives recording overseas arrivals into Hawaii are missing from one particular week – the week of Obama’s birthday, August 4, 1961;

Whereas, lead investigator Mike Zullo also said his team believes the Hawaii Department of Health has engaged in a systematic effort to hide from public inspection any original 1961 birth records for Obama it may have in its possession;

Whereas, investigators have advised Sheriff Arpaio they believe at least two crimes of fraud were committed: 1) The White House allegedly created a forgery it claimed was an officially produced governmental birth record; and 2) the White House allegedly presented to the residents of Maricopa County, Ariz. – and to the entire American public – a forgery represented as “proof positive” of President Obama’s authentic 1961 Hawaii long-form birth certificate;

Whereas, Sheriff Arpaio said March 1: “The president can put all this to rest quite easily. All he has to do is demand the Hawaii Department of Health release to the American public and to a panel of certified court-authorized forensic examiners all original 1961 paper, microfilm and computer birth records the Hawaii Department of Health has in its possession”;

Whereas, Arpaio concluded: “Absent the authentication of Hawaii Department of Health 1961 birth records for Barack Obama, there is no other proof he was born anywhere within the United States”;

Whereas, despite a virtual media blackout on the issue, repeated national polls show that almost half of registered U.S. voters remain unconvinced that Barack Obama’s birth certificate is authentic:

The signers then demand that Congress launch an investigation because “not to finally resolve this monumental and unprecedented constitutional issue would be intolerable, and would constitute the most extreme disrespect and contempt for the U.S. Constitution.”

Click here to sign the petition to Congress. (Please sign only once)

See the image released by Obama:

Among the recent statements that arrived from members of Congress:

Nearly 20 statements from members of Congress on the issue had been reported earlier, and several reflected that they had questions.

One of those was Rep. Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., who said, regarding the constitutional qualifications for president, “Any circumvention of these constitutional requirements would be a slap in the face to the rule of law and our very democracy.”

Also, Rep. Blake Farenthold, R-Texas, told a constituent that it appears the courts should resolve the issue, not Congress, and he wondered what claims can be brought to Obama’s doorstep.

One other voice in the wilderness was that of U.S. Rep. Bill Posey, whose H.R. 1503 said:

“To amend the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 to require the principal campaign committee of a candidate for election to the office of President to include with the committee’s statement of organization a copy of the candidate’s birth certificate, together with such other documentation as may be necessary to establish that the candidate meets the qualifications for eligibility to the Office of President under the Constitution.”

Click on this link to read the petition and add your name (Please sign only once).

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High court justice: Obama birth certificate fishy

Russian media expose Obama birth ‘forgery’

Media blackout on Obama eligibility near-total

Mailman discouraged from telling Obama story

U.S. military purging ‘birthers’?

Immigration records missing for week of Obama’s birth

Sheriff Joe: ‘Tons’ more shocking info on Obama

O’Reilly: My probe better than Sheriff Joe’s

Donald Trump: Say it is so, Sheriff Joe

Sheriff Joe to Eric Holder: ‘Prove it!’

Arpaio: ‘Probable cause’ Obama certificate a fraud

What does law say about Obama’s eligibility?

Alinsky-style leftist ramps up effort to oust Sheriff Joe

100,000 line up to back Sheriff Joe

Obama backer arrested for death threats against Sheriff Joe

Justice Department blinks in battle against Sheriff Joe

Anti-Arpaio protesters ousted from meeting

Another protest against Sheriff Joe fails

Obama’s harassment of Sheriff Joe

‘Resign now’ protest against Sheriff Joe fizzles

Sheriff Joe targeted for ouster

Sheriff Joe ‘suspicious’ of motive behind Obama attacks

Sheriff Joe to Obama: I’ll keep doing my job

Arpaio gets death threats over Obama investigation

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