03 November 2008

Barack Obama's Birth Certificate And Other Records

Barack Obama talks about "transparency in government" but he has kept his own life about as transparent as Joyce's Ulysses.

Yes, he's written two memoirs about his life . . . which at his age must mean that he really, really likes himself . . . but what have those memoirs actually told us?

Obama's people have blocked access to all of his university transcripts, college papers that he had written have mysteriously disappeared from library archives, his records and paperwork (including date books) as an Illinois senator are unavailable, even his birth certificate has been sealed by the state of Hawaii. In fact, Newsmax called him the most secretive democratic candidate ever.

Three questions that may be fun to explore:

Why is Obama so secretive?

When will some of these documents be release?

What will they contain?


  1. John Wallace said...


    To Barack Obama,

    I know you are busy running for President of the greatest country in the world, but there are a couple of things about your background and qualifications for the office that concern me and many of my fellow Americans. Never before has a Presidential candidate failed to fully disclose routine information about their background that might help the voters make an informed choice in an election.

    It seems that many records concerning your background have either been sealed or are temporarily unavailable for review. I know that any honest person like yourself, who is running for the highest office in the land, would never overtly want to keep such information from public review.

    Here's a partial list:

    1. College records from Occidental College, Columbia University and Harvard -- Not available and locked down by college administrators.
    2. Columbia Thesis paper -- not available, locked down by college administrators
    3. Certified Copy of original Birth certificate - - Not released (sealed?)
    4. Certified Copy of Certification of Live Birth -- Not released (sealed?)
    5. Birth records from Kenya (sealed by the government of Kenya until after Election Day)

    I believe items #3,4 and 5 are the most critical and they concern two issues that are very important to the American people:

    1. Are Are you a Natural Born Citizen of the U.S.? and
    2. Are you legally qualified to hold the Office of President?

    In a recent federal court case in Pennsylvania, an American citizen, Philip Berg, filed a lawsuit claiming you were not a natural born citizen of the United States and therefore not qualified to be President. During that case, you never denied Mr. Berg's claims, but neither did you provide a valid birth certificate or other proof that you are a natural born citizen of the United States and therefore qualified under the Constitution to be President. Rather, you hid behind technicalities in the law to avoid the issue and the federal judge hearing the case dismissed Mr. Berg's lawsuit stating that Mr. Berg, acting as a "citizen," did not have legal standing to make such a challenge. This is a prime example of another outrageous decision by a federal judge to deny the American people their rights clearly outlined in the constitution.

    There have been several lawsuits filed, or currently being filed, in 7 or 8 states with various state Boards of Elections, claiming you are ineligible to be on their ballots because you have not produced proof that you are a natural born citizen of the United States.

    This past weekend, Hawai’s Health Director Dr. Chiyome Fukino said that there is a valid 1961 Certificate of Live Birth (“COLB”) in the file for Barack Obama. That's great, but one of the questions that has arisen during the past few months is whether or not the document that appears in the file is authentic, or has is been recently placed in the file. Dr. Fukino issued a very limited opinion based on a review of the supposedly "original" document in the file that may or may not be accurate. As you may recall, there was a COLB for you posted on the internet in the recent past that was reported as an original, but which was later found to be only an abstract of a computer record having no connection to the original 1961 COLB document. The abstract was later taken down.

    In an election of a President, where being a "Natural Born Citizen" is a requirement for the position, I believe that the American people have a right to know if the document reviewed by Dr. Fukino is the actual original document and what does it say about the birth? What hospital were you born in? Who was the attending physician? What was the date and time? What names are listed on the COLB? I think the question of your birth is a very important constitutional issue and the issue should be publicly put to rest one way or the other.

    Mr Obama, it seems that you are creating needless confusion when you could easily avoid all of this doubt simply by asking for release of your original 1961 document and let it be examined. Why haven't you done this? and why have you fought against every attempt to produce the document?

    Mr. Obama, if you are truly and honorable man and a "Natural Born Citizen of the United States" you can clear up this issue very quickly. Just sign a release to have the full document examined and made available for public scrutiny in any one of the names you have been know by (Barack Obama, Barry Soetoro, Barry Obama, Barack Dunham and Barry Dunham).

    Your avoidance of the issue and your subsequent failure to provide proof that you are a "Natural Born Citizen of the United States" is very suspicious and raises a very important constitutional issue that must be addressed before the November 4th election. I am asking you to stop using legal technicalities, record sealing and courtroom maneuvers to avoid the issue. The American people have every constitutional right to know whether or not you are a "Natural Born Citizen" and they will eventually find out.

    Let's put this issue to rest once and for all. Either prove that you are a "Natural Born Citizen of the U.S." and are legally qualified to hold the Office of President, or withdraw the race.

    If you do not provide the necessary proof, or withdraw from the race, and win the election on November 4th, rest assured that the American people, regardless of party affiliation, will stand up for their constitution and remove you from office.

    John Wallace

  2. Khaki Elephant said...

    Interesting and educational. Thanks for stopping by, John!