$25 million reward offered for Obama’s birth certificate
By Linda Bentley | April 29, 2009
Obama campaign has paid $1,066,691.90 to fight eligibility lawsuits
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Last month, a website was launched under the domain name rewardforobamasbirthcertificate.com, announcing the owners of the website will pay a $25 million reward to Barack Hussein Obama if he will simply produce his “real” long-form birth certificate.
The owners of the website, who registered the domain privately, say they will continue to increase the amount of the reward “until it is so huge that the American people will begin to question why he has sealed all his background info …”
They say Obama is “a fraud on the American people” that the “lunatic left” helped get elected and are “using him in a power grab to rapidly replace our capitalist system with far-left socialism that will ruin our country.”
They are not seeking donations and specifically state not to send money, only letters if you are willing to pay more than they are.
While speaking at the Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York City on Oct. 17, 2008, Obama joked, “Contrary to the rumors that you've heard, I was not born in a manger. I was actually born on Krypton and sent here by my father, Jor-el, to save the planet Earth.”
Although he made light of the issue, the controversy over Obama’s birth place goes beyond just rumor.
And, according to campaign finance reports, his Political Action Committee Obama for America has paid $1,066,691.90 to the Perkins Coie law firm between Oct. 16, 2008 and March 30, 2009 to fight every legal challenge requesting proof of his constitutional eligibility to hold the office of President of the United States.
It is uncontested that Obama’s father was a Kenyan citizen and a British subject at the time of Obama’s birth.
Obama’s citizenship status is further clouded by his family’s move to Indonesia after his mother’s second marriage to Indonesian citizen Lolo Soetoro, who adopted Obama and changed his name to Barry Soetoro.
There is no evidence Obama changed his name back to Barack Obama or regained his U.S. citizenship upon returning to the United States.
During a campaign stop in San Francisco, Obama spoke about his trip to Pakistan in 1981, but has since refused to answer questions regarding the passport he used, since Americans were prohibited from traveling to Pakistan at the time.
Obama claims he was born in Hawaii but has blocked access to his birth records. His half-sister named two different hospitals in Hawaii as her brother’s birthplace during interviews for two different publications, while Obama’s paternal grandmother in Kenya insists she was present during his birth in Mombasa, Kenya.
Then there’s a little problem with Obama’s Selective Service System registration, which appears to have been fraudulently fabricated last September, long after his 26th birthday.
Failure to register would have barred Obama from holding a position in the executive branch of the federal government.
Meanwhile, since Attorney Mario Apuzzo filed his second amended verified complaint and petition for emergency injunction, declaratory relief, mandamus and quo warranto in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey, on behalf of Plaintiffs Charles Kerchner, Jr., Lowell Patterson, Darrell James LeNormand and Donald Nelsen, Jr., the defendants in the suit have requested another 20 days to respond past the initial May 5 extension. The defendants haven’t been able to decide who will represent them.
The complaint asserts Obama was not born in the U.S.A., has not met his burden to adequately prove he was born in the United States and the Certification of Live Birth (COLB) posted online in June 2008 is insufficient to prove he was born in Hawaii, which, at the time, granted such documents to parents whose children were born outside the United States.
“Rather than producing the original and authentic, long form Certificate of Live Birth (BC) in support of any of his motions to dismiss actions filed against him,” Apuzzo stated Obama “has incorrectly asked the courts to take judicial notice of public news reports that are erroneous, misleading and incomplete as proof he was born in Hawaii.”
Even though plaintiffs and concerned citizens wrote Congress numerous grievance letters, some even filed lawsuits, over the question of Obama’s constitutional eligibility, Apuzzo states, “Congress, having an unconstitutional bias in favor of Obama, did absolutely nothing to verify whether Obama was born in the United States and whether he is an Article II ‘natural born citizen,’” while citing, “There exists a possibility that Obama could be an illegal alien.”
“There was far less hue and cry from the people about McCain’s citizenship status than about Obama’s,” said Apuzzo, “but Congress … gave the people concerned about McCain’s status due process … but did nothing for the plaintiffs and other concerned Americans concerning their petitions, grievances and questions about Obama's citizenship status.”
Plaintiffs are asking that the court order Obama to bear the burden of proof that he is an Article II “natural born citizen” and that defendants nullify and cancel the election of defendant Barack Hussein Obama II as President of the United States if it is determined he is not an Article II “natural born citizen.”
The reward website asks, “How much do you think it will take to get him to produce the ‘real’ birth certificate – $5 million, $10 million, $25 million, $50 million, $100 million, $1 billion?”
Considering Obama’s PAC has already spent over $1 million to defend against lawsuits requesting proof of his eligibility, with numerous lawsuits still active in various state and federal courts across the country, it appears Obama is committed to spending as much of other people’s money as necessary to block Americans from finding out who he really is.
That brings up another question. If Obama could have resolved this very issue several months ago with a $10 bill, can spending upwards of $1 million to avoid resolving the question of his eligibility actually be considered a legitimate campaign expense?