“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 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.
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
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
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
Sensenbrenner receives Statesman Award