“I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the
Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and
domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same;
that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation
or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge
the duties of the office on which I am about to enter: So help me God.”
Congressional oath of office
Hall of Shame
A letter received from Representative Jay Inslee of Washington
regarding Barack Obama’s eligibility issues:
“Thank you for contacting me about claims about President-Elect Obama’s
status as a natural-born citizen, as required for admittance to U.S.
Presidential office by the Constitution. As always, I appreciate hearing
As you know, President-Elect Obama has indeed provided his actual paper
Certification of Live Birth to several media organizations, as well as
the Annenberg Foundation’s non-partisan “Factcheck.org” website and the
conservative news website World Net Daily, which reported that a “WND
investigation into Obama’s birth certificate utilizing forgery experts
also found the document to be authentic.” In fact, all of these groups
have recognized that the President Elect’s actual birth certificate
document is real and genuine. Furthermore, the director of Hawaii’s
Department of Health confirmed on Oct. 31 that Obama was born in
Honolulu and that he is therefore eligible to hold the office of
President. I hope you will join with me and honor the position of next
President of the United States just as we have honored the current one.
I applaud your interest in federal issues and will be sure to keep your
thoughts in mind as we move through the legislative process. It is great
that we have people in this country who are so actively engaged in
helping make public policy.
Please keep in touch.
Very truly yours,
Member of Congress”
Representative Jay Inslee, do you know what a COLB is?
Do you know what a COLB means under Hawaii statutes?
If you were born under confusing circumstances, would you provide a
COLB to news organizations or provide a vault copy (long form) birth
to Congress, as John McCain did.
If you had a vault copy birth certificate (not a COLB) would you:
a) Spend hundreds of thousands of dollars and employ an army of attorneys
to avoid presenting it.
b) Present the Vault copy of the original birth certificate to congress
or other legal source such as a court.
Mr. Inslee, do you know what “natural born citizen” means in the
eligibility provision of the US Constitution?
Being born in Hawaii does not make one a natural born citizen of the US.
If it did, then British citizens vacationing in Hawaii and delivering
a child would enable that British child to be president.
From the Alan Keyes lawsuit
“A press release was issued on October 31, 2008, by the Hawaii Department
of Health by its Director, Dr. Chiyome Fukino. Dr. Fukino said that she
had “personally seen and verified that the Hawaii State Department of
Health has Senator Obama’s original birth certificate on record in
accordance with state policies and procedures.” That statement failed to
resolve any of the questions being raised by litigation and press accounts.
Being “on record” could mean either that its contents are in the computer
database of the department or there is an actual “vault” original.”
“Further, the report does not say whether the birth certificate in the
“record” is a Certificate of Live Birth or a Certificate of Hawaiian Birth.
In Hawaii, a Certificate of Live Birth resulting from hospital documentation,
including a signature of an attending physician, is different from a
Certificate of Hawaiian Birth. For births prior to 1972, a Certificate of
Hawaiian Birth was the result of the uncorroborated testimony of one witness
and was not generated by a hospital. Such a Certificate could be obtained up
to one year from the date of the child’s birth. For that reason, its value
as prima facie evidence is limited and could be overcome if any of the
allegations of substantial evidence of birth outside Hawaii can be obtained.
The vault (long Version) birth certificate, per Hawaiian Statute 883.176
allows the birth in another State or another country to be registered in
Hawaii. Box 7C of the vault Certificate of Live Birth contains a question,
whether the birth was in Hawaii or another State or Country. Therefore,
the only way to verify the exact location of birth is to review a certified
copy or the original vault Certificate of Live Birth and compare the name of
the hospital and the name and the signature of the doctor against the
birthing records on file at the hospital noted on the Certificate of the