Saturday, October 11, 2008

Was Obama Born In Kenya?

A new court filing this past week by a prominent Democratic Pennsylvania attorney who is suing Sen. Barack Obama and the Democratic National Committee, alleging that Obama is not a "natural born citizen" eligible to become president of the United States, asserts that evidence exists to prove that Obama was born in Kenya and not Honolulu, Hawaii as Obama maintains. Attorney Philip J. Berg's pleading reads, in part:

Through extensive investigation Plaintiff learned Obama was born at Coast Hospital in Mombosa, Kenya located in Coast Province. Obama's father was a Kenyan citizen and Obama's mother a U.S. citizen who was not old enough to register Obama's birth in Hawaii as a "natural born" United States citizen. The laws on the books at the time of Obama's birth required the U.S. citizen parent to have resided in the United States for ten (10) years, five (5) years of which were after the age of fourteen (14). Obama's mother was only eighteen (18) years old when Obama was born in Kenya.

TexasDarlin blog, a pro Clinton blog, has a post based on "an unverified tip" claiming that certified copies of Obama's Kenyan birth certificate have been received by three unidentified individuals. Questions already existed with Obama's citizenship status after it was learned that he became an Indonesian citizen as a child after either his step father adopted him or acknowledged him as his own. His name was also changed from "Barack Hussein Obama" to "Barry Soetoro". It is unclear when Obama had his name changed back to his birth name.

If the assertion Berg makes in his pleading is true, this changes everything. An interview with Berg has been posted on YouTube here discussing his explosive allegations. Several document experts previously concluded that the birth certificate Obama's campaign posted online claiming his birth in Hawaii was a forged document. Berg confirmed to America's Right Blog that he has been receiving many news inquiries recently, including the AP and the Washington Post. Obama and the DNC is fighting to have Berg's lawsuit dismissed and his efforts to force them to produce Obama's original, long version birth certificate and other evidence of his U.S. citizenship.

15 comments:

Vox Populi said...

I'm more interested in learning about John McCain's role in the USS Forrestal accident in 1967. We know he was an erratic cowboy pilot. Did he accidentally drop his bombs while fleeing the flight deck? How many sailors died that day?

gnwmann said...

Wait.. was he born of an American mother? If so, that's all it takes.

bobisimo said...

Since his mother is a US citizen, does it matter if he was born in Kenya?

When you mentioned Berg before, I quoted this line from wikipedia: "George Romney, who ran for the Republican party nomination in 1968, was born in Mexico to U.S. parents."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Natural-born_citizen#US_presidential_candidates_born_outside_the_US

I'm all for an investigation, but even if he was born in Kenya it doesn't seem to matter. I know you point out the bit about "after the age of fourteen" but that just sounds like a weird loophole that makes little sense if she was born in the US.

Advance Indiana said...

Because Obama's mother was a U.S. citizen, she could register his citizenship in the U.S.; however, under U.S. law, she had to have resided in the U.S. for at least 10 years, 5 of which had to be after she reached the age of 14. His mother did not satisfy this requirement. She also moved to Indonesia where Obama was made an Indonesian citizen when he was 6. This may explain why Obama has refused to release any of his college records from Occidental, Columbia or Harvard.

Downtown Indy said...

The one person best qualified to resolve this question contiues to ignore it. The only reason I can see for not wanting to prove what one says is true would be because it isn't true.

Concerned Taxpayer said...

That's right, you liberal pukes. Keep changing the subject. Let's not find out the truth about someone trying to get elected as POTUS.

Concerned Taxpayer said...

Watch this video if you have the guts:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gA6_k3NtXZs&eurl=http://www.americasright.com/

True Conservative said...

I have read the peladings of this lawyer when you first posted about his suit. I went on PACER and downloaded them. Why do you say he is a prominent lawyer? The pleadings quote unidentified sources from blogs and what he had read on the internet. Now whether Obama is a citizen can be an issue, I would hate for this lawyer being the one who runs the suit. I was not surprisd the judge denied his TRO as his pleadings did not even qualify for such a request. His pleadings look more like what you would see some non lawyer pro se file.

Advance Indiana said...

Philip Berg is a former Pennsylvania Deputy Attorney General. He has been a Democratic county chairman and he served on the state central committee for 8 years. He has also been an unsuccessful statewide candidate for governor. Saying he is prominent does not amount to saying he's a good lawyer. In fact, I criticized his original filing seeking a TRO because it was devoid of any affidavits to back up his claims, which could have been obtained had he bothered to do a little more investigative work before he ran to the courthouse. Democrats loved this guy when he was trying to overturn Gore v. Bush. Now they hate him.

iPOPA said...

And here remains the unanswered questions....

WHY do so many Republicans bash Obama over this question of citizenship without ever filing their own lawsuit?

Can someone PLEASE answer this for me. The RNC could have done it, McCain could have done it, Gary Welsh could have done it, Swiftboat Commanders for Citizenship could have done it. And not a single Republican in this entire country thought it was worthwhile, even though I KNOW every prominent one either knows a lawyers or is one.

Why rely on some idiot who can't even get a TRO right?

You don't want to know the truth. You just want to churn the story until election day.

Advance Indiana said...

It wouldn't even be a story, Chris Worden, if Obama had done what McCain did and immediately made available his original, long version birth certificate to the media. The fault for this being an issue lies totally at the doorstep of Obama. He has sought to keep so much about himself shielded from the public and out news media refuses to ask the tough questions of him. If the news media had done the kind of digging they've done on Gov. Palin these last few weeks with Obama, he would have never been nominated by the Democratic Party.

soncearae said...

To Gnwmann

No that is not good enough natural born means ON U S SOIL not have a U S citizen for a mom

massliberatarian said...

I really wish the truth would come out one way or the other. I admit that I don't like the guy after he arrogantly apologized for America and gave our children s money to crooked CEO's. But, if he is an usurper, the term for one who takes power illegally, the harm he would have done to the constitution is irreversible. On the other hand, if these claims are false, I believe the one who has made them is guilty of treason. Either way, we as Americans are entitled to the guilty party being prosecuted. I end by stating that Obama could answer this very easily unless he is the one who has much to lose.

massliberatarian said...

I have to admit that I do not like Obama after his apology for America to the world and the Trillions of our childrens money given to crooked CEO's and his ACORN Fannie/Freddy Mae friends.
But, if he is really NATURAL Born, I believe the one who made these claims is guilty of treason. One must, however review the second article to the Constitution and see that the purpose of restricting those not born on US soil from the Presidency is to protect us from a leader with dual allegiance. It actually calls for two US parents for that reason. That has been overlooked for some time by those thinking we will never have to worry about this. I am here to present a President, however that seems to represent the interests of everyone else except Americans. I think it is our right to have this question answered once and for all and the guilty party prosecuted to the fullest. Get to work, GOP, DNC, FBI, Justice Dept. and every other relevant agency. If we allowed an usurper to take office, the damage is already done and we have still not seen how low the Dow can drop. It will come out eventually and the only way we can control the fallout is to do this sooner than later. Also, for those who feel that since he was elected by popular vote, wake up. This is not a democracy and thankfully so. This is a CONSTITUTIONAL REPUBLIC and it is the constitutional laws that make us America. The Kenyon/Indonesian has broken them and challenged everything everyone who every died for this ideal null and void. If he is a Kenyon, he must be DEPORTED at the least. If he isn't guilty, he only has to produce a piece of paper that isn't fake. The fact that he still defies this screams his guilt

lostlove15 said...

I am not "against" obama per say. No I am not happy with the fact that he is using all of our money to fix the fact that we have no more money but that is a different case. If President Barack Obama was born on Kenyan soil and has a birth certificate in kenya then by everything our country stands for he not only can not be our president as is stated in the constitution but he should also be brought up on charges unless he tells the truth, and admits that he knowingly lied to the United States government and the United States citizens and that he broke the law.