Monthly Archives: December 2008

Senator Robert Menendez, New Jersey, US Constitution Hall of Shame, Obama not eligible, US Congress, Electoral College Votes, Obama’s eligibility must be challenged, NJ senator

“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

US Constitution

Hall of Shame

A letter received from Senator Robert Menendez of
New Jersey regarding Barack Obama’s eligibility issues:

“Thank you for contacting me regarding your support for the cases
brought before the Supreme Court regarding President-Elect Obama’s dual
nationality at birth. Your opinion is very important to me, and I
appreciate the opportunity to respond to you on this vital issue.

These cases allege that President-Elect Obama’s Hawaiian birth
certificate is counterfeit or that he may have dual citizenship.
However, based on state health department records, Hawaii state
officials have confirmed that Barack Obama was born August 4, 1961,
in Hawaii. That means he is a natural born citizen, and thus, eligible
to serve as President of the United States.

As you may have heard, on December 8, 2008, the US Supreme Court turned
down the emergency appeal in one of these cases. Other appeals have been
dismissed in the federal courts of Pennsylvania, Ohio and Washington State.

Again, thank you for sharing your thoughts with me. I appreciate your
support. Please do not hesitate to contact me if I may be of more
assistance. I invite you to visit my website (http://menendez.senate.gov)
to learn of other important issues to New Jersey.

Sincerely,

ROBERT MENENDEZ”
Senator Robert Menendez stated:

“These cases allege that President-Elect Obama’s Hawaiian birth
certificate is counterfeit or that he may have dual citizenship.”

It is apparent that senator Menendez is not up to speed on the court
cases in the US Supreme Court and state courts. The counterfeit aspect,
pertains to Versions of Obama’a alleged COLB, not a birth certificate,
that have been placed on the internet. This is not one of the major
arguments. It is documented, not conjecture, that Obama had dual
citizenship. Obama’s father was Kenyan, under British rule. The
remaining question is whether Obama had Kenyan or US citizenship as
well.

Mr. Menendez then stated:

“However, based on state health department records, Hawaii state
officials have confirmed that Barack Obama was born August 4, 1961,
in Hawaii.”

Hawaii Health Dept. Officials never stated that Obama was born in
Hawaii. See below.

Mr. Menendez then stated:

“That means he is a natural born citizen, and thus, eligible
to serve as President of the United States.”

Being born in Hawaii is not sufficient to make Obama a natural born
citizen. If it did, then British citizens vacationing in Hawaii and
delivering a child would enable that British child to be president.

Mr. Menendez then stated:

“As you may have heard, on December 8, 2008, the US Supreme Court turned
down the emergency appeal in one of these cases. Other appeals have been
dismissed in the federal courts of Pennsylvania, Ohio and Washington State.”

What is Senator Menendez trying to say here? It is obvious that he does
not have a clue.

Why Obama is not eligible

What Hawaii Health Official really said

Latest information on court cases

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
Live Birth.”

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What is a Natural Born Citizen, December 31, 2008, Obama not natural born citizen, Obama’s father Kenyan, British rule, Obama born in Kenya?, US Constitution, Founding fathers, Obama lies, restoretheconstitutionalrepublic.org

 

Exactly What IS a Natural Born Citizen?

 

 

 Why Obama is not eligible

 

What Hawaii Health Official really said

 

Latest information on court cases

Representative John Tanner, Tennessee, US Constitution Hall of Shame, Obama not eligible, US Congress, Electoral College Votes, Obama’s eligibility must be challenged, TN Representative

“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

US Constitution

Hall of Shame

A letter received from Representative John Tanner of
Tennessee regarding Barack Obama’s eligibility issues:

“Thank you for contacting our office regarding the allegations that
President-Elect Barack Obama was not born in the United States. I
appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts with me on this
issue.

There are claims that President-Elect Obama was born in Africa and not
in the United States which would make him ineligible to become
president. The Obama campaign released a scanned copy of his birth
certificate in June 2008, but many people believe it was a forgery.
The non-partisan organization Political Fact Check (this group monitors
the factual accuracy of political information) has examined Mr. Obama’s
birth certificate and they report that it is valid and he is a U.S.
citizen. I have included a link to a Newsweek article that was written
on this subject and includes links to pictures of the birth certificate
(http://www.newsweek.com/id/154599).

Again, thank you for sharing your views with me and I hope you will feel
free to contact our office with any issues of concern to you in the
future.

Sincerely,

John Tanner, M. C.”
Representative John Tanner stated:

“The Obama campaign released a scanned copy of his birth
certificate in June 2008, but many people believe it was a forgery.”

The Obama campaign has never produced a birth certificate despite
many attempts in court to force him to. Obama, instead has spent
hundreds of thousands of dollars and employed numerous attorneys
to avoid provong eligibility.

Mr. Tanner then stated:

“The non-partisan organization Political Fact Check (this group monitors
the factual accuracy of political information) has examined Mr. Obama’s
birth certificate and they report that it is valid and he is a U.S.
citizen.”

Factcheck.org is hardly non-partisan and Obama has ties to them via
his Annenberg connections and support.

John McCain presented a vault copy (long form) birth certificate to
congress.

Why Obama is not eligible

What Hawaii Health Official really said

Latest information on court cases

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
Live Birth.”

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Representative Tammy Baldwin, Wisconsin, US Constitution Hall of Shame, Obama not eligible, US Congress, Electoral College Votes, Obama’s eligibility must be challenged, WI Representative

“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

US Constitution

Hall of Shame

A letter received from Representative Tammy Baldwin of
Wisconsin regarding Barack Obama’s eligibility issues:

“Thank you for contacting me regarding President-elect Obama’s
citizenship. It is always good to hear from you.

As you know, some have suggested that President-elect Barack Obama
may have been born outside the U.S. and is not a “natural born citizen”
eligible for the presidency. During the presidential campaign,
President-elect Obama voluntarily posted his birth certificate on his
campaign website indicating he was born in Honolulu, Hawaii in 1961.
Media accounts report that Hawaiian officials verified health department
records and determined there is no doubt that Mr. Obama was born in
Hawaii.

You may be interested to know that concerns surrounding President-elect
Obama’s citizenship are the subject of at least one legal challenge
before the U.S. Supreme Court. However, on December 8, 2008, the Supreme
Court denied consideration of the claim that Mr. Obama lacks the
citizenship requirement to become president.

Again, thank you for sharing your views. Your opinion matters to me. If
I can be of service to you in any other way, please do not hesitate to
let me know. As a security precaution, all mail sent to Congress is first
irradiated. This process causes significant delays. To ensure the fastest
response, I encourage all constituents who have access to the internet to
contact me through my website at http://tammybaldwin.house.gov.

Sincerely,

Tammy Baldwin
Member of Congress”

Representative Tammy Baldwin stated:

“During the presidential campaign, President-elect Obama voluntarily
posted his birth certificate on his campaign website indicating he was
born in Honolulu, Hawaii in 1961.”

Wrong, wrong, wrong!

A COLB was posted on Obama’s site. It is believed to be fake.

Obama has never presented his birth certificate for scrutiny.

Obama has presented no legal proof that he was born in Hawaii. In fact,
Obama has spent hundreds of thousands of dollars and employed many
attorneys to avoid proving his eligibility.

Ms. Baldwin then stated:

“Media accounts report that Hawaiian officials verified health department
records and determined there is no doubt that Mr. Obama was born in
Hawaii.”

Hawaii Health Dept. Officials made no such statement. See below.

Ms. Baldwin then stated:

“However, on December 8, 2008, the Supreme Court denied consideration
of the claim that Mr. Obama lacks the citizenship requirement to become
president.”

Representative Baldwin, this is an important matter. Are you paying
attention?

Representative Tammy Baldwin, where are you getting your information?
Do you care about this country?

Why Obama is not eligible

What Hawaii Health Official really said

Latest information on court cases

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
Live Birth.”

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Representative John Sarbanes, Maryland, US Constitution Hall of Shame, Obama not eligible, US Congress, Electoral College Votes, Obama’s eligibility must be challenged, MD Representative

“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

US Constitution

Hall of Shame

A letter received from Representative John Sarbanes of Maryland
regarding Barack Obama’s eligibility issues:

“December 23, 2008
Dear Mr. XXX:

Thank you for contacting me to express your concerns about
President-elect Barack Obama’s citizenship status.

The Supreme Court has turned down emergency appeals over the
President-elect’s constitutional eligibility for the presidency
on several occasions. State officials in Hawaii have also
confirmed that their records indicate President-elect Obama was
born in Hawaii. I hope you find this information helpful.

Again, I appreciate hearing from you. Please do not hesitate to
contact me about other issues of concern to you in the future.

Sincerely,
John Sarbanes
Member of Congress”

Most of the readers and commenters of the Citizen Wells blog are
intelligent and well informed. It is sad that many members of
Congress are uninformed or do not care about this country.
Here is a commenter’s response to the letter:

“Congressman Sarbanes,

The Democratic National Committee as well as the Republican National
Committee are private entities. They are not responsible to check to
see if their candidate is qualified to be President of the US,
although they should. The Secretaries of State should be the persons
responsible to check a candidate’s qualifications. By all reports I
have read all 50 Secretaries of State relied on both the DNC, the RNC,
and the minor parties committees as the authority to provide qualified
candidates. Proof of this is the fact that the Socialist Workers Party
provided a candidate, Roger Calero, who was on several states ballots
even though he was born in Nicaragua. Since this has failed, you are
part of the checks and balances, that we the people have vested upon
you to insure our Constitution is upheld.

The Second Amendment to the Constitution specifically states as a
requirement, “natural born citizen” for president and vice president.
This is different than a citizen, or a naturalized citizen.
President-elect Obama was born to a father who was a citizen of the
United Kingdom. Further he has not provided a legitimate copy of his
birth certificate, he most likely lost his US citizenship if he had it
when he was adopted in Indonesian, he also traveled to Pakistan in 1981
or 1982 when US citizens could not legally travel there. He is NOT a
natural born citizen he is at best a citizen but more likely an illegal
alien. Why has he spent around $800,000 in defending himself in these
various lawsuits instead of providing a $12 document where many of
these cases would go away?

His birth certificate on his website has been proven to be false and
even if it was a legitimate certificate, that particular kind of
certificate is one in which a person born outside the US could obtain.
What is being requested is the long form where it states the doctor
who delivered him and the hospital where he was born.

The statement from the Hawaiian officials stated the fact that they
have the original document, that is all. They never released it, nor
did they confirm that he was born in Hawaii.

The Supreme Court has NOT reviewed the merits of the cases and have
NOT dismissed the cases. They denied the requests to stay the election.
Many lawsuits are pending at both the state and federal level.

I understand you are a democrat and want to see a democrat in the white
house. However, you took an oath to uphold the Constitution. I
seriously hope that you review the facts and do your duty.

Very Respectfully,”

Well said!

Why Obama is not eligible

What Hawaii Health Official really said

Latest information on court cases

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
Live Birth.”

mdsarbanes

Representative James Sensenbrenner , Wisconsin, US Constitution Hall of Shame, Obama not eligible, US Congress, Electoral College Votes, Obama’s eligibility must be challenged, WI Representative

“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

US Constitution

Hall of Shame

A letter received from Representative James Sensenbrenner of
Wisconsin regarding Barack Obama’s eligibility issues:

“December 2, 2008
Dear Mrs. xxx:
Thank you for your recent correspondence regarding the eligibility
of President-elect Barack Obama to serve as President of the United
States. I appreciate the opportunity to learn of your views.

As you may know, the Senate unanimously passed S.Res.511, recognizing
that Senator McCain is a natural born citizen. This measure came about
in response to questions that were raised with respect to Sen. McCain’s
eligibility due to the fact that he was born outside of the United
States to U.S. citizens while his father was serving in the U.S.
military. In President-elect Obama’s case, such legislation was not
deemed necessary because claims that Mr. Obama is constitutionally
ineligible for the nation’s highest office are unfounded. No credible
evidence has surfaced to call into question his eligibility to run.

I hope this information is helpful. Thanks again for taking the time
to contact me.

Sincerely,
F. JAMES SENSENBRENNER, JR.
Member of Congress”

Most of the readers and commenters of the Citizen Wells blog are
intelligent and well informed. It is sad that many members of
Congress are uninformed or do not care about this country.
Here is a commenter’s response to the letter:

“December 10, 2008
Dear Mr. Sensenbrenner,
Thank you for your initial reply to my correspondence regarding the
eligibility of Mr. Barack Obama to serve as President of the United
States.

Your letter stated “…claims that Mr. Obama is constitutionally
ineligible for the nation’s highest office are unfounded.

No credible evidence has surfaced to call into question his
eligibility to run.” I am sure you have had ample opportunity to check
for yourself the difference between a State of Hawaii Certification of

Live Birth (which Mr. Obama has displayed on his website) and a State
of Hawaii Long-Form Birth Certificate (which Mr. Obama has not produced).
I am also sure you have had ample opportunity to read the very detailed
case by Ron Polarik, PhD (http://polarik.blogtownhall.com/) which
contends that even the Certification of Live Birth displayed by Mr. Obama

is a forgery based on forensic evidence. I am also sure you have had
ample opportunity to study the Wrotnowski vs. Byslewicz case which is
scheduled for conference at the Supreme Court on 12/12/08.

Please believe me when I tell you I am neither a conspiracy theorist nor
am I normally politically vocal. Having said that, I must strongly
disagree with your contention that “No credible evidence has surfaced to
call into question [Mr. Obama’s] eligibility….”

With all the court cases being brought regarding this subject (twelve to
my knowledge with four that have made it to the Supreme Court), and Mr.
Obama spending hundreds of thousands of dollars to have an entire legal
team deal with these questions, why does he not choose to simply end the
questioning by producing the long-form Birth Certificate? Why does he
prefer to spend all this time and money when closure of this issue is
literally one phone call away? With all due respect, Mr. Sensenbrenner,
Mr. Obama is acting very strangely regarding this issue.

Please do one small favor for me. When you see Mr. Obama face to face,
would you please ask him why he does not simply request that the State of
Hawaii bring out a copy of his long-form Birth Certificate? If he gives
you a logical answer that you can relay to me, I will be completely
satisfied with that. Please do not let potential partisanship and the

fact that I am only one of the ‘little people’ out here prevent you from
asking him such a simple, valid, and easily answered question. Thank you
very much.

Respectfully,”

Excellent!

Why Obama is not eligible

What Hawaii Health Official really said

Latest information on court cases
 

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
Live Birth.”

Sensenbrenner receives Statesman Award

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Senator David Vitter, Louisiana, US Constitution Hall of Shame, Obama not eligible, US Congress, Electoral College Votes, Obama’s eligibility must be challenged, LA senator

“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

US Constitution

Hall of Shame

A letter received from Senator David Vitter of Louisiana
regarding Barack Obama’s eligibility issues:

“Thank you for contacting me with concerns about President-elect
 Barack Obama’s citizenship status. I appreciate hearing from you
 on this important issue.

I am deeply concerned about many policies the incoming Obama
Administration may promote, including nominations of liberal judges
who do not follow a strict interpretation of the Constitution, higher
taxes on Louisiana families and businesses, fewer opportunities for
domestic energy production, and more. I will continue working in the
U.S. Senate against things like these and to promote policies that
will grow our economy and follow our Constitution.

As you know, Article II, Section I of the Constitution requires that
candidates for president must be natural born citizens, at least
thirty-five years old, and residents of the United States for fourteen
years. Hawaii state officials have verified that President-elect Obama
was born in Honolulu on August 4, 1961, making him a natural born
citizen. To this point, the U.S. Supreme Court has refused to hear
cases contesting Obama’s citizenship status, leaving in place the lower
court rulings. I will continue to monitor this situation and any cases
on this matter in our courts.

Again, thank you for sharing your thoughts on this important issue.
Please do not hesitate to contact me in the future about other issues
important to you.

Sincerely,

Senator David Vitter
United States Senator”

Senator Vitter, as a Republican I would have expected you to be
better informed on this subject.

Senator Vitter stated:

“Hawaii state officials have verified that President-elect Obama
was born in Honolulu on August 4, 1961, making him a natural born
citizen.”

Hawaii state officials did not state that Obama was born in Hawaii.

Being born in Hawaii is not sufficient to make Obama a natural born
citizen. If it did, then British citizens vacationing in Hawaii and
delivering a child would enable that British child to be president.

Senator Vitter then stated:

“the U.S. Supreme Court has refused to hear cases contesting Obama’s
citizenship status”

First of all, Philip J Berg’s lawsuit is still alive before the US
Supreme Court. Secondly, much of what the Supreme Court has refused
to review was emergency stays. So far there has been no dismissal due
to explicitly stated lack of merit.

Why Obama is not eligible

What Hawaii Health Official really said

Latest information on court cases

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
Live Birth.”

lavitter