(Some excerpts from the Chicago Tribune)The U.S. Supreme Court will consider Friday whether to take up a lawsuit challenging President-elect Barack Obama’s U.S. citizenship, a continuation of a New Jersey case embraced by some opponents of Obama’s election.
The suit originally sought to stay the election, and was filed on behalf of Leo Donofrio against New Jersey Secretary of State Nina Mitchell Wells, however, this is simply one of the myriad of suits currently attesting that Obama either isn’t born a U.S. citizen or that he later renounced his citizenship in Indonesia.
The Obama campaign has maintained that he was born in Hawaii, has an authentic birth certificate, and is a “natural-born” U.S. citizen. Hawaiian officials agree. The Director of the Department of Health of Hawaii has issued an Official Statement saying that she has verified that Obama has a birth certificate on file in accordance with Hawaiian law, however, it was NOT stated that Obama was born in Hawaii. Hawaiian law states that if a foreign born child is adopted in Hawaii (Obama was by his stepfather) then an amended Hawaiian birth certificate can be issued! The Certification of Live Birth from Hawaii that the Obama campaign posted on the Internet isn’t considered by critics to resolve the issue, since during the 1960s when Obama was born, the new state issued the document to infants not necessarily born in Hawaii.
A fact of the matter, whether relevant or not is: Under U.S. law, since 1790, the child of any woman who is a U.S. citizen is a “natural born” citizen, regardless of where they are born…and that is why the Republican Party was able to nominate Panamanian born John McCain, however, the flip side of that is: the transferred citizenship of those born “abroad” like McCain has an age requirement of 19. Hussein Obama’s mother was under 19 so, he IF (and I truly hope he wasn’t so we avoid a huge constitutional crisis) was born in Kenya and the birth certificate on file in Hawaii is the original and is valid but is NOT from Hawaii he is not a naturalized citizen according to the Constitution.
The Phillip Berg suit of which people are generally familiar was thrown out brought up some interesting facts about Obama: Obama has not released any of his medical records. Mr. Berg believes that the reason is is because you will find Obama’s birth place on his medical records. Obama has not released his college records. Mr. Berg believes you will find that Obama received foreign aid listed on his college records. Mr. Berg wanted Obama to do just one simple thing – produce a copy of his original birth certificate. Obama for some reason just won’t produce it. Strange, huh?
Hopefully the US Supreme Court will hear this. At least get it to a conclusion.