Maybe there is an explanation for the 2012 presidential election – in the responses from students at Denver’s Metropolitan State College, who took stabs at explaining the eligibility requirements to be president.
Those have been all over the news over the last five years because of the controversy over Barack Obama’s obscure birth records and whether, in fact, he even qualifies to be president. Books have been written on the topic and Obama himself even addressed it in a White House news conference where he released a document that he purported to be his birth certificate from the state of Hawaii.
The interviews were conducted and the video assembled by Campus Reform, a premiere source for details about what’s happening on American campuses.
The organization took several questions from a “basic knowledge test administered to 8th graders in 1912, which had been reprinted recently by Smithsonian Magazine.
The question about “what are the eligibility requirements to be president?” left students foundering.
“A man,” said one.
“To be president you have to have a high school diploma, you have to be at least 25 years of age, that’s what I know,” said another student.
Campus Reform reported another student guessed that one had to deliver the “best lecture.”
Another student rambled…. “The president would be the best elective that would sustain this country and I have the best lecture about ….”
Still another ignored the question and attacked President George Bush as a m*********** who put the country “down the hole.”
“George Bush just crashed it all. Obama is here to fix everything,” the student told Campus Reform.
The publication reported the test from which it drew the question actually covered history, government, grammar, geography, and math, and was given to 8th grade students at Kentucky’s Bullitt County school 100 years ago.
WND has reported, ever since it became an issue during the runup to the 2008 election, about questions regarding Obama’s qualification under that last requirement. Dozens of lawsuits have been filed, and dismissed, in the courts alleging he either was not born in America, causing him to fail the natural born citizen requirement, or that that requirement is defined as the offspring of two U.S. citizens.
Obama’s father, a Kenyan who attended school in the U.S. and then returned to his home country, never was a U.S. citizen.
There even have been those who argue the father Obama identifies wasn’t his real father.
Just recently, the the lead investigator for Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s Cold Case Posse in Arizona, which was assigned to do a thorough investigation of the document posted by the White House as Obama’s birth certification, said members of Congress are expressing interest in the conclusion.
Investigator Mike Zullo said that is that the document the White House released is fraudulent.
A contingent of citizens in Maricopa County had asked Arpaio to look into the issue because they were concerned an ineligible candidate would be on their 2012 presidential election ballot.
Zullo previously has contributed evidence to a court case – now pending before the state Supreme Court in Alabama – on the dispute. He has testified that the White House computer image of Obama’s birth certificate contains anomalies that are unexplainable unless the document had been fabricated piecemeal by human intervention, rather than being copied from a genuine paper document.
“Mr. Obama has in fact not offered any verifiable authoritative document of any legal significance or possessing any evidentiary value as to the origins of his purported birth narrative or location of the birth event,” he explained earlier. “One of our most serious concerns is that the White House document appears to have been fabricated piecemeal on a computer, constructed by drawing together digitized data from several unknown sources.”
Zullo also has noted that the governor of Hawaii was unable to produce an original birth document for Obama, and it should have been easy to find.
See some of Zullo’s evidence:
Most recently, Grace Vuoto of the World Tribune reported that among the experts challenging the birth certificate is certified document analyst Reed Hayes, who has served as an expert for Perkins Coie, the law firm that has been defending Obama in eligibility cases.
“We have obtained an affidavit from a certified document analyzer, Reed Hayes, that states the document is a 100 percent forgery, no doubt about it,” Zullo told the World Tribune.
“Mr. Obama’s operatives cannot discredit [Hayes],” the investigator told the news outlet. “Mr. Hayes has been used as the firm’s reliable expert. The very firm the president is using to defend him on the birth certificate case has used Mr. Hayes in their cases.”
The Tribune reported Hayes agreed to take a look at the documentation and called almost immediately.
“There is something wrong with this,” Hayes had said.
Hayes produced a 40-page report in which he says “based on my observations and findings, it is clear that the Certificate of Live Birth I examined is not a scan of an original paper birth certificate, but a digitally manufactured document created by utilizing material from various sources.”
“In over 20 years of examining documentation of various types, I have never seen a document that is so seriously questionable in so many respects. In my opinion, the birth certificate is entirely fabricated,” he says in the report.
The question behind the question is why are details about Obama’s birth records being concealed, as Zullo has concluded they are.
And Zullo notes that the re-creation of an official document or the creation of an image represented as an official document is a crime itself.
Zullo also recently made a public presentation at the annual convention of the Constitutional Sheriffs and Peace Officers Association in St. Charles, Mo. He then held a closed-door session for police officers, elected officials and others.
He elicited audible gasps and shock when he showed evidence that Obama’s document is fraudulent.
The argument over Obama’s eligibility first was raised by Hillary Clinton’s campaign when she ran for the Democratic nomination for president in 2008.
Zullo said Obama has raised further questions by refusing to release the marriage license of his father (Barack Sr.) and mother (Stanley Ann Dunham), name change records (Barry Soetero to Barack Hussein Obama), adoption records, records of his and his mother’s repatriation as U.S. citizens from Indonesia, baptism records, Noelani Elementary School (Hawaii) records, Punahou School financial aid or school records, Occidental College financial aid records, Harvard Law School records, Columbia senior thesis, Columbia College records, record with Illinois State Bar Association, files from his terms as an Illinois state senator, his law client list, medical records and passport records.
Christopher Monckton, who writes a column for WND, said Zullo’s sworn affidavit in the case provides much information, and a sworn mathematical analysis demonstrates the near-zero probability that the White House “birth certificate” is genuine.
Monckton also noted the recalcitrant attitude on the part of authorities in Hawaii to the official law enforcement questions about the document’s validity.
And he cited the fact that in 1961, state law permitted Hawaiian parents of children born anywhere in the world to register them as Hawaiian-born, a legalized backdoor to U.S. citizenship.
“Neil Abercrombie, Hawaii’s governor, said he was present at Obama’s birth. Then he changed his story,” Monckton wrote.
“The posse has reported to the sheriff that two crimes have been committed: first, fraudulently creating a forgery that the White House had characterized, knowingly or unknowingly, as an officially produced governmental birth record; and secondly, fraudulently presenting to the residents of Maricopa County and to the American public at large a forgery that the White House had represented as ‘proof positive’ of Obama’s authentic 1961 Hawaiian long-form birth certificate.”