Obama’s citizenship issue not going away
By Linda Bentley | November 5, 2008
Justice Souter denies application for injunction to stay election
WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Oct. 31, Andy Martin, the author and law professor who filed a lawsuit in Hawaii in an attempt to procure a copy of Obama’s “original” birth certificate, said the state of Hawaii confirmed there is an original type-written 1961 birth certificate, that has not been previously released.
On Monday, Supreme Court Justice David Souter denied Attorney Philip Berg’s application for injunction to stay the Nov. 4 election, pending the disposition of his petition for a writ of certiorari, to which the defendants have until Dec. 1 to respond.
However, what Berg has learned with respect to birth certificates and recordation of such explains the deep concern over Obama’s citizenship:
If a person is born in a hospital, the hospital transmits the information to the state department of health and a birth certificate is created.
If a person is born abroad, the original foreign birth certificate must be taken to the department of health in the state where the birth is being registered.
The original foreign birth certificate is stored at the department of health, which produces a “Certification of Live Birth.”
If a person is born at home, the birth must be registered at the department of health with the medical records and birth certificate, which a doctor issues upon examination of the mother and child.
In other words, for just about everyone, the department of health will have a “vault” copy of that person’s birth certificate on file.
Berg also learned that in 1961 Hawaiian birth certificates were black and typewritten. In 2001 the Hawaii Department of Health offered a short and long version of these documents.
If the birth occurred in a hospital in Hawaii the short version, called a “Certificate of live Birth,” was issued, not a Certification of Live Birth (COLB), as the Obama campaign has been using.
A COLB, according to Berg, is nothing more than a document stating the person was born, proving neither the person’s birth nor citizenship.
Additionally, on the bottom left of a COLB, if a person is born abroad, it states “accepted,” as the one produced by Obama does. It also states the date the Hawaii Department of Health accepted the registration of birth.
According to Berg, Stanley Ann Dunham, Obama’s mother, “could not have registered Obama’s birth in Hawaii without the original ‘vault’ version of the foreign birth certificate, nor could she have gotten Obama out of Kenya,” where Berg believes Obama was born.
Another lawsuit was filed on Monday in U.S. District Court in Ohio by Allen Stamper against U.S. District Court Judge R. Barclay Surrick, Obama and Senator John Sidney McCain, claiming neither Obama, McCain, nor any other candidate for U.S. President is “entitled” to be President of the United States without establishing his eligibility to run for office.
On Oct. 29, Dr. Edwin Vieira, Jr., who holds four degrees from Harvard, A.B., A.M., Ph.D. and J.D., and has practiced constitutional law for over thirty years, wrote an article for newswithviews.com titled, “Obama must stand up now or step down.”
He wrote, “America is facing potentially the gravest constitutional crisis in her history. Barack Obama must either stand up in a public forum and prove, with conclusive documentary evidence, that he is ‘a natural born Citizen’ of the United States who has not renounced his American citizenship — or he must step down as the Democratic Party’s candidate for President of the United States — preferably before the election is held, and in any event before the Electoral College meets.”
He said Obama’s “stubborn refusal” to provide conclusive proof strongly suggests “no sufficient evidence in his favor exists.”
When Surrick dismissed Berg’s case, Vieira noted it was not because Obama has proven he is eligible for the office of President, but because, simply as a voter, Berg lacks “standing” to challenge Obama’s eligibility.
Vieira wrote, “If Obama turns out to be nothing more than an usurper who has fraudulently seized control of the Presidency, not only will the Constitution have been egregiously flouted, but also this whole country could be, likely will be, destroyed as a consequence.
And if this country is even credibly threatened with destruction, every American will be harmed … Therefore, in this situation, any and every American must have ‘standing’ to demand … that Obama immediately and conclusively prove himself eligible for ‘the Office of President.’”