Friday, August 22, 2008

Obama Sued in Fed Court Over Citizenship Status

A story came to light yesterday afternoon that Barack Obama is being sued in Federal Court. Jeff Schreiber owner of the blog America's Right, says the suit seeks to stop Barry O from running for US President and prevent the Democrat Party from placing the name of The One in nomination on the grounds that Barry Soetoro-Obama may not be an American citizen and/or he may possess dual citizenship which, in the year of his birth, would make him ineligible for the highest office. (h/t Atlas Shrugs)

A prominent Philadelphia attorney and Hillary Clinton supporter filed suit this afternoon in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania against Illinois Sen. Barack Obama, the Democratic National Committee and the Federal Election Commission. The action seeks an injunction preventing the senator from continuing his candidacy and a court order enjoining the DNC from nominating him next week, all on grounds that Sen. Obama is constitutionally ineligible to run for and hold the office of President of the United States.

In the lawsuit, [Phillip] Berg states that Sen. Obama was born in Kenya, and not in Hawaii as the senator maintains. Before giving birth, according to the lawsuit, Obama's mother traveled to Kenya with his father but was prevented from flying back to Hawaii because of the late stage of her pregnancy, "apparently a normal restriction to avoid births during a flight." As Sen. Obama's own paternal grandmother, half-brother and half-sister have also claimed, Berg maintains that Stanley Ann Dunham--Obama's mother--gave birth to little Barack in Kenya and subsequently flew to Hawaii to register the birth.

Berg cites inconsistent accounts of Sen. Obama's birth, including reports that he was born at two separate hospitals--Kapiolani Hospital and Queens Hospital--in Honolulu, as well a profound lack of birthing records for Stanley Ann Dunham, though simple "registry of birth" records for Barack Obama are available in a Hawaiian public records office.

Should Sen. Obama truly have been born in Kenya, Berg writes, the laws on the books at the time of his birth hold that U.S. citizenship may only pass to a child born overseas to a U.S. citizen parent and non-citizen parent if the former was at least 19 years of age. Sen. Obama's mother was only 18 at the time. Therefore, because U.S. citizenship could not legally be passed on to him, Obama could not be registered as a "natural born" citizen and would therefore be ineligible to seek the presidency pursuant to Article II, Section 1 of the United States Constitution.

Moreover, even if Sen. Obama could have somehow been deemed "natural born," that citizenship was lost in or around 1967 when he and his mother took up residency in Indonesia, where Stanley Ann Dunham married Lolo Soetoro, an Indonesian citizen. Berg also states that he possesses copies of Sen. Obama's registration to Fransiskus Assisi School In Jakarta, Indonesia which clearly show that he was registered under the name "Barry Soetoro" and his citizenship listed as Indonesian.
On the face of it, this sounds like a great story with legs. And it may be. The biggest problem is Phillip Berg, though. He's a 9/11 nutter. He believes the entire day's events on September 11, 2001 were orchestrated from inside the US government.

That doesn't make Berg wrong about Obama. Afterall, three expert analysts have independently examined Barry O's birth certificate as presented on Obama's website and have determined it to be a forgery manufactured on top of his half-sister's, Maya Kasandra Soetoro, Hawaiian birth certificate.

All of this could be managed by nutcases across the country. Or, it could be true. We will never know if no one looks into the charges. Just remember - Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone ... unless he didn't.

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Indigo Rose said...

If correct,this definately would throw a wrench into things.
What would the process be if O has to step down? Would Hillary automatically fill the spot, or would McCain win the race?
Or, will facts uncovered be put under a bigger, heavier rug?
I've seen Conspiracy Theory...

Indigo Red said...

I think the course of events would depend on when a verdict, public or legal, is reached. Before the election, I would suspect the second place finisher, Clinton, would probably be drafted by the party leadership. After the election, if Barry wins, the office would then go to the VP as the Constitutions treats.

dcat said...

He was dropped on his head! I am sure of it!

Indigo Red said...

...and then pinned to the clothes line by his ears.

dcat said...