is there any truth to the following story?
is this legit? are there any sources to confirm this? anybody know anything?
By Jon Christian Dryer
October 3, 2008
On September 29, 2008 US District Court Judge R. Barclay Surrick, the federal magistrate for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania ruled in the matter of Philip J. Berg vs Barack Hussein Obama, et al as the world was distracted by the $700 billion subprime mortgage crisis. Obama signed a breathe of relief as the mainstream media chose to ignore the question: "Can Senator Barack Hussein Obama legally seek the office of President of the United States?"
The flap began in June when National Review's Jim Geraghty raised the question and asked the Obama Campaign to release a copy of his birth certificate in order to prove that he actually was born in the United States. (Reports had previously surfaced claiming that Obama's Kenyan grandmother, Sarah Hussein Obama, told reporters that Obama was not born in Hawaii, but in Kenya. She reportedly told reporters that when her son, Barack Hussein Obama, Sr. returned to Kenya he was accompanied by a pregnant white wife who was close to term.)
Obama's family did not take to Stanley Ann Dunham Obama well according to Sarah Obama because she was white. Shortly after she arrived in Kenya Stanley Ann decided to return to Hawaii because she did not like how Muslim men treated their wives in Kenya. However, because she was near term the airline would not let her fly until after the birth of her baby. Obama's grandmother said the baby was born in Kenya and that shortly after Barack Hussein Obama, Jr. was born, Stanley Ann returned to Hawaii.
Purportedly, when she arrived back in Hawaii, Stanley Anne registered her son's live birth as an event which had just happened—in Hawaii. This supposition is based on the appearance, shortly after Nov. 6, 2007, of a Hawaiian birth certificate that was issued, as a duplicate birth certificate, by the State of Hawaii to a US Senator who requested it.
While the Internet screamed that the birth certificate, which appeared on the Obama Campaign's "Fight The Smears" website and was also downloaded and used by far left blogger Markos Zuniga on his website, Daily Kos, it was not an electronic image concocted by Daily KOs as was hypothesized by a self-described cyvbersleuth who uses the cyber pseudonym Techdude. It was the real McCoy—even if it was issued as a political favor to a prospective Democratic presidential candidate by a Democrat official in Hawaii. The county clerk who issued the document, which purports to be a copy of an original document, was date stamped "Nov. 6, 2007" on the reverse side of the birth certificate in blue ink which bled through and is visible on the front of the electronic image.
Attorney Philip J. Berg, the former head of the Montgomery County. Pennsylvania Democratic Party and a former member of the Democratic State Convention and, reportedly a Hillary Clinton supporter, wanted to learn the truth from the myriad of rumors that also suggested that Sen. Obama may also have been a citizen of Indonesia. The only consistent part of the story was Stanley Ann returning to Hawaii to claim he had been in the United States and was a US citizen. In his ruling, Judge Surrick noted that the "...cause came before the United States District Court Judge, Honorable R. Barclay Surrick on defendant Barack Hussein Obama and the Democratic National Committee's motion to dismiss." The order continued, "Having reviewed the motion and plaintiff's opposition to said motion and for good cause shown, it is hereby ordered that the motion to dismiss pursuant to F.R.C.P. 12(b)(1) and 12(b)(6) is denied. It is further order of this court that the following discovery is to be turned over to plaintiff within three (3) days.
1. Obama's "vault" version (certified copy of his "original" long version) birth certificate; and
2. a certified copy of Obama's Certificate of Citizenship;
3. a certified copy of Obama's oath of allegiance."
In his original filing, Berg specifically asked for those three items. Berg told the court that "...at the time Plaintiff's complaint was filed, Plaintiff was requesting protections from the court in order to stop Obama from being nominated by the DNC as the Democratic Presidential Nominee as Obama is not eligible to serve as President of the United States. However, Obama was nominated by the DNC...For that reason, Plaintiff must amend his complaint and will be amending this complaint to file a First Amendment complaint...."
Berg argued that he felt it was the role of the Federal Election Commission to ensure that presidential and congressional candidates are eligible to hold the positions for which they were seeking, and that those candidates run a fair and legitimate campaign. "In vetting the presidential candidate," Berg argued, "the DNC and the FEC are required to ensure the eligibility requirements pursuant to our Constitution are met and the Presi
- 1 decade agoFavorite Answer
Nope. It's NOT true at all. Both Snopes.com and FactCheck.org have debunked these LIES.Source(s): VOTE OBAMA/ BIDEN '08!!
- margaret hLv 71 decade ago
As of 1 PM on Oct 3, according to Mr Berg himelf, the judge had not yet ruled.
Follow the links in this blog and you can see the actual legal filing from the parties in the case.
Berg is asking for discovery, or the production of the actual legal documents which the Obama campaign has so far refused to provide.
Earlier in the campaign, Senator McCain provided his documents to the US Senate and asked them to rule on the validity of his Constitutional qualifications as a "natural born citizen."
The Senate voted to affirm that McCain was qualified.
Senator Obama did NOT do that which he COULD easily have done to put all of these questions to rest in a responsible manner.
- 4 years ago
Ranger Co has it WRONG. The GOP did not do that. A company they had hired to process information did that, and the GOP fired them when they found out.
- 1 decade ago
Is this the best you can do? Boy I betcha just can't get any worser then this with having that six pack. I would put that six pack away and get your facts down right. VOTE OBAMA FOR TRUTH.
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- VLv 61 decade ago
Do you honestly believe the DNC doesn't do thorough background checks and validate all necessary paperwork? Get Real!Source(s): Can you say propaganda?
- Anonymous1 decade ago
It is true that a National Review writer brought a spurious suit.
- bad newsLv 41 decade ago
John McCain was not born in America. Infact he is actually a panamanian.
Can you please help me expose John McCain as a fraud and a illegal immigrant.
- Anonymous1 decade ago
No, a sign of desperation.
- Anonymous1 decade ago
Wow, hope it is true, I dont believe Obama is a US citizen either
- 1 decade ago
If he was born in Washington D.C, he would still be a racist idiot.