“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 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.
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:
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.
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