“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 Senator Jim Inhofe of Oklahoma
regarding Barack Obama’s eligibility issues:
“Thank you for your correspondence. As your voice in Washington, I
appreciate knowing your concerns.
There is a considerable amount of information circulating over the
Internet making various claims about Senator Obama, including that
he was not born in Hawaii and has not provided a valid birth
certificate as proof he is a natural born citizen. Likewise, there
was information on the Internet claiming Senator John McCain was not
eligible to run for President due to an alleged lack of U.S.
jurisdiction over the military installation in Panama Canal in which
Senator McCain was born. These issues have resulted in a number of
unsuccessful legal filings challenging the natural born citizen
qualification of both Senators Obama and McCain. The most recent of
these cases was dismissed in the U.S. Supreme Court on December 8,
Specifically, with regard to Senator Obama’s birth certificate, in
June 2008, Senator Obama produced a certificate of live birth from
the State of Hawaii Department of Health, which has been available
for inspection by various news media over the past number of months.
In addition, Hawaii’s Health director, in October, has verified that
the Health Department has Senator Obama’s original birth certificate
I can certainly appreciate the need for the appropriate review to
ensure all candidates for the Presidency meet the basic requirements
in the Constitution. Again, thank you for bringing your concerns to my
attention. Please do not hesitate to contact me again.”
Senator Jim Inhofe has written one of the more intelligent letters
with what appears to be the intent of being accurate.
However, Mr. Inhofe stated:
“The most recent of these cases was dismissed in the U.S. Supreme Court
on December 8, 2008.”
That statement could imply that all cases have been dismissed, which is
not true. We will give Senator Inhofe the benefit of the doubt but we
would also like clarification of what he is stating.
It is not clear from Senator Inhofe’s statement on the COLB and remark
regarding Obama’s original birth certificate, if he totally understands
what this means under the Hawaii statutes.
It appears from what I read here and what I have been told about Senator
Inhofe, that he seeks the truth about Obama’s eligibility. Let’s seek
a clarification from him and make sure he is aware of all of the
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