Question: Could it be true that the then Senator Obama was never vetted to find out if he was eligible to be our president?
The following articles and/or blog posts and videos reveal a congressional document that was posted on the internet that confirms that no one, to include Congress, the states, or election officials bothered to check Senator Obama’s eligibility to be our president-What’s wrong with this picture?-You Decide:
Congress report concedes Obama eligibility unvetted: ‘There is no specific federal agency’ to review candidates for federal office-Posted on WND.com-By Jerome R. Corsi-On November 8, 2010:
These are pertinent excerpts from this article and/or blog post:
“A congressional document posted on the Internet confirms no one – not Congress, not the states and not election officials – bothered to check Barack Obama’s eligibility to be president, and that status remains undocumented to this day.
It’s because state and federal law did not require anyone in Congress or elsewhere to check to see if Obama was a “natural born Citizen” under the meaning of Article 2, Section 1 of the Constitution, according the document.
The analysis by the Congressional Research Service, a research arm of the U.S. Congress, openly admits no one in the federal government, including Congress, ever asked to see Obama’s long-form, hospital-generated birth certificate. It explains no one was required to do so.
Technically, the CRS is a public policy research arm of the United States Congress that is organized as a legislative branch agency within the Library of Congress; the CRS works exclusively for members of Congress, congressional committees and congressional staff in an advisory capacity, answering questions.
The CRS memorandum, published and distributed to congressional offices April 3, 2009, was written to explain to senators and member of the House how they could answer constituents who were demanding to see Obama’s birth certificate.
Authored by Jack Maskell, the legislative attorney in the American Law Division of the Congressional Research Service, the document was a memorandum written for the subject “Qualifications for the Office of President of the United States and Legal Challenges to the Eligibility of a Candidate”
It can be viewed and downloaded on Scribd.com.
Maskell confirmed to WND that the document is authentic.
He explained he wrote it only for distribution to congressional offices, not for public distribution, and it was not posted on any of the CRS report sites where the public might have been able to find it.
He suggested one of the congressional offices that got the report facilitated its release, and it ended up posted on the Internet.
Maskell told WND he wrote it because so many members of Congress were getting questions from constituents about the issue, and they wanted to know how to respond. It would explain why so many mailed and e-mailed responses to constituents on the issue of eligibility sound just alike.
The CRS begins the memo by stating the problem:
“Many of the inquiries have questioned why then-Senator, and now President, Obama has not had to produce an original, so-called ‘long’ version of a ‘birth certificate’ from the State of Hawaii, how federal candidates are ‘vetted’ for qualifications generally, and have asked for an assessment of the various allegations and claims of non-eligibility status.”
In other words, senators and members of the House could not explain why nobody ever saw Obama’s long-form, hospital-generated birth certificate, and they needed a ready answer to give angry constituents who were writing, faxing and telephoning their offices for an answer.
The second full paragraph of the CRS memo must be read in its entirety to understand fully the circumstance that allowed a candidate for whom documentation was concealed from the public to be elected and sworn in as president.
“Concerning the production or release of an original birth certificate, it should be noted that there is no federal law, regulation, rule, guideline, or requirement that a candidate for federal office produce his or her original birth certificate, or a certified copy of the record of live birth, to any official of the United States government; nor is there a requirement for federal candidates to publicly release such personal record or documentation. Furthermore, there is no specific federal agency or office that ‘vets’ candidates for federal office as to qualifications or eligibility prior to return.”
What the CRS admits is that Obama got a pass from Congress and the federal government as a whole on his birth qualifications under Article 2, Section 1.
Nobody in Congress or the federal government sought to look for Obama’s certified long-form, hospital-generated birth certificate, because no law or regulation required them to look.
After the document was written, nobody in Congress could claim that Congress or anyone else in the federal government had reviewed Obama’s birth certificate or determined Obama was eligible to be president. It simply did not happen.
A screen capture of the document’s first page, including the key second paragraph, confirms the conclusion….
The CRS memo also admits that federal elections are administered under state law, a circumstance apparent to lawyers but sometimes complicated for others.
The relevant paragraph:
“The mechanics of elections of federal officials within the several states are administered under state law. The quadrennial presidential election, although required since 1845 to be held on the same day in each state is, in an administrative and operational sense, fifty-one separate elections in the states and the District of Columbia for presidential electors. States generally control, within the applicable constitutional parameters, the administrative issues, questions, and mechanisms of ballot placement and ballot access.”
The next key point is that like federal law, neither do state laws require anyone to examine the birth qualifications of presidential candidates.
The states may have discretionary authority to question a candidate’s eligibility to run for federal office, but there is no requirement in state law to do so, not when it comes to looking at birth records.
Once more, the memo makes this plain:
“In Keyes v. Bowen, the California Supreme Court discussed a suit against the secretary of state that challenged President Obama’s eligibility and the California electoral votes for [the] finding that: ‘Petitioners have not identified any authority requiring the secretary of state to make an inquiry into or demand detailed proof of citizenship from presidential candidates,’ and thus mandamus (a writ of mandate) was not granted. However, although no ‘ministerial duty’ or mandatory requirement exists to support a mandamus action, there may still exist discretionary authority in such elections official.”
A writ of mandamus in this case brought by Ambassador Alan Keyes would have involved a court order being issued by the secretary of state in California demanding Obama produce his long-form, hospital-generated birth certificate to get his name on California’s presidential ballot in 2008.
What the CRS is saying is that since there was no state law demanding Obama show his birth certificate, the court could not demand he do so.
It was entirely up to the California secretary of state who had discretion to ask for the document or not ask for the document, depending upon what the California secretary of state, a Democrat for this election cycle, wanted to do.
The CRS’s conclusion is that Obama could refuse to show his long-form, hospital-generated birth certificate because no state or federal law required him reveal it.
The report said, therefore, Obama could release exactly what information he chose.
“Despite the absence of any formal administrative or legal requirement or oversight at the federal level, or specific state requirement to produce a birth certificate for ballot placement, it may be noted here briefly that the only ‘official’ documentation or record that has been presented in the matter of President Obama’s eligibility has been an official, certified copy of the record of live birth released by the Obama campaign in June of 2008, as an apparent effort by then-candidate Obama to address rumors and innuendos concerning the place of his birth.”
The result is that Obama could choose exactly what information – and in what format – he wanted released.
He chose the computer-generated Certification of Live Birth, a form from the state of Hawaii that officials there have provided to those not born in the state, to document his eligibility.
The CRS also makes it clear that if the birth requirements of the Constitution are to be taken seriously, new laws at the state and federal levels will be needed to institutionalize government procedures requiring president candidates to come forward with their eligibility documentation.
WND has reported on a multitude of legal and other challenges to Obama’s eligibility that arose even before his election.
The claims are that Obama does not meet the U.S. Constitution’s requirement that a president be a “natural born citizen.” The lawsuits have asserted he either was not born in Hawaii as he claims or was a dual citizen because of his father’s British citizenship at the time of his birth.
The Constitution, Article 2, Section 1, states, “No Person except a natural born Citizen, or a Citizen of the United States, at the time of the Adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the Office of President.”
However, none of the cases filed to date has been successful in reaching the plateau of legal discovery, so that information about Obama’s birth could be obtained.
Besides Obama’s actual birth documentation, the still-concealed documentation for him includes kindergarten records, Punahou school records, Occidental College records, Columbia University records, Columbia thesis, Harvard Law School records, Harvard Law Review articles, scholarly articles from the University of Chicago, passport, medical records, his files from his years as an Illinois state senator, his Illinois State Bar Association records, any baptism records, and his adoption records.
Several states already have begun working on various requirements for candidates to document their eligibility, and one proposal remains pending at the federal level.
Jerome R. Corsi, a Harvard Ph.D., has authored many books, including No. 1 N.Y. Times best-sellers “The Obama Nation” and “Unfit for Command.” Along with serving as WND’s senior staff reporter, Corsi is a senior managing director at Gilford Securities.
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Memo to members of Congress proves they never saw Obama’s long-form birth certificate-Posted on The Post & Email-By Arnie Rosner-On November 12, 2010:
The Framers Used Emer de Vattel, Not William Blackstone to Define a “Natural Born Citizen”-Posted on Puzo1.BlogPost.com-By Mario Apuzzo, Esq.-On November 1, 2010:
Note: What follows are two videos that contain: (1) an eye-oepning documentary exposé on the ongoing Constitutional crisis of the usurpation of the office of the President of the United States, which reveals previous ineligible candidates as well as a candidate that has already filed with the Federal Election Commission for the 2012 election, knowing he is not eligible but admits the Supreme Court will do nothing to stop him; and, (2) an interview at the Georgia State Capitol with Georgia Representative Sean Jerguson discussing House Bill 401 -Presidential Eligibility Assurance Act-You Decide:
Natural Born Citizen Crisis – Presidential Usurpation-Posted by pixelpatriot-On April 2011:
Presidential Eligibility Assurance-Posted by pixelpatriot-On March 2011:
Note: These web sites relate to and/or support the above articles and/or blog posts and videos-You Decide:
I. Are Persons Born Within The United States IPSO FACTO Citizens Thereof?-Posted on Scribd-By George D. Collins:
These are pertinent excerpts from this web site:
“Prior to the adoption of the Fourteenth Amendment to the Constitution there was no full and complete definition of citizens of the United States in any of the laws thereof.
It is evident, however, that all those who constituted the people of the several States at the time the Constitution went into operation were citizens of the United States, and were so termed by it; and all persons born of the United States, whose fathers were at the time of such birth citizens thereof, are likewise citizens of the United States.
But the question presents itself, are persons born within the United States, whose fathers at the time of such birth aliens, citizens thereof?…
Vattel defines Natural Born Citizen: “The native or natural citizens are those born in the country of parents who are citizens;” and he continues: “As the society can not exist and perpetuate itself otherwise than by the children of citizens, those children, naturally follow the condition of their fathers and succeed to all their rights. The society is supposed to desire this in consequence of what it owes to its own preservation, and it is presumed as a matter of course that each citizen on entering into society reserves to his children the right of becoming members of it.
The country of the father is therefore that of the children, and these become true citizens merely by their tacit consent.”
Note: President Obama has admitted that his father was a British subject at the time of his birth and not a citizen of the United States, which means that at birth he automatically became a British subject, the country of his father-You Decide.
II. 14th Amendment of United State Constitution: Section 1-Posted on Cornel University Law School Web Site:
Note:President Obama has admitted that his father was a British subject at the time of his birth and not a citizen of the United States, which means that at birth he automatically became a British subject, the country of his father and is therefore not entitled jurisdiction of Section 1 of the 14th Amendment-You Decide.
III. A Century of Lawmaking for a New Nation: U.S. Congressional Documents and Debates, 1774 – 1875-Posted on The Library of Congress:
IV. Slaughterhouse Cases-Posted on Cornel University Law School Web Site:
These are pertinent excerpts from this web site:
“Hence, the fifteenth amendment, which declares that the right of a citizen of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by any State on account of race, color, or previous condition of servitude.
“The negro having, by the fourteenth amendment, been declared to be a citizen of the United States, is thus made a voter in every State of the Union.”
Note: President Obama has admitted that his father was a British subject at the time of his birth and not a citizen of the United States, which means that at birth he automatically became a British subject, the country of his father and is therefore not entitled jurisdiction of Section 1 of the 14th Amendment-You Decide.
V. 7 FAM 1130: ACQUISITION OF U.S. CITIZENSHIP BY BIRTH ABROAD TO U.S. CITIZEN PARENT-Posted on U.S. Department of State Foreign Affairs Manual Volume 7 – Consular Affairs Web Site:
These are pertinent excerpts from this web site (7 FAM 1133.2-2-Original Provisions and Amendments to Section 301 (Page 17 of 101)):
“a. Section 301 as Effective on December 24, 1952: When enacted in 1952, section 301 required a U.S. citizen married to an alien to have been physically present in the United States for ten years, including five after reaching the age of fourteen, to transmit citizenship to foreign-born children.
The ten-year transmission requirement remained in effect from 12:01 a.m. EDT December 24, 1952, through midnight November 13, 1986, and still is applicable to persons born during that period. As originally enacted, section 301(a)(7) stated: Section 301. (a) The following shall be nationals and citizens of the United States at birth:
(7) a person born outside the geographical limits of the United States and its outlying possessions of parents one of whom is an alien, and the other a citizen of the United States who, prior to the birth of such person, was physically present in the United States or its outlying possessions for a period or periods totaling not less than ten years, at least five of which were after attaining the age of fourteen years: Provided, That any periods of honorable service in the Armed Forces of the United States by such citizen parent may be included in computing the physical presence requirements of this paragraph.”
Note: Obama’s Mother was not old enough to convey U.S. citizenship onto President Obama because must have been ten years a resident, 5 of which shall be over the age of 14, which would mean that she had to be age nineteen at the time of his birth and his mother was only 18 years old (shy by 3 months)”-You Decide.
Note: What follows is a letter that was drafted by Mr. Lucas Daniel Smith and mailed to United States Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi on July 4, 2010, which provided her with a Certified True Copy of President Obama’s Kenyan Birth Certificate that he personally obtained in February 2009 from his birth hospital in Mombasa, Kenya-You Decide:
Letter addressed to United States Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi on July 4, 2010:
Note: The following videos reveal the Main Stream Media’s disgusting propaganda regarding this issue-You Decide:
Republican State Rep Leo Berman debates his Obama Citizenship Bill on CNN-Posted on YouYube.com-By PoliticalSkeptic-On Dec 1, 2010:
Dissecting Anderson Cooper’s Leo Berman interview, Obama eligibility, birth certificate, natural born citizen-Posted on YouYube.com-By CitizenWells-On Dec 1, 2010:
Anderson Cooper Asks Birther Arizona Rep. Cecil Ash Why He’s Perpetuating Internet Rumors-Posted on YouTube.com-By traffikcop-On Apr 22, 2010:
Note: What follows are numerous articles and/or blog posts and videos that relate to and/or support the above web sites, articles and/or blog posts and videos-You Decide:
Response Received From Our NM U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman Regarding My Request For Full-scale Investigation Into Allegations Made By Sheriff Arapio’s Cold Case Posse!-Posted by Jake Martinez-On May 8, 2012:
Follow-up Letter to NM Governor Martinez Regarding The Removal of President Obama From The NM 2012 Presidential Election Ballot!-Posted on We The People USA-By Jake Martinez on May 1, 2012:
Follow-up Letter To NM U.S. Senator Bingaman Requesting Congressional Investigation Into Allegations Made By Sheriff Arpaio’s Cold Case Posse!-Posted on We The People USA-By Jake Martinez-On May 1, 2012:
Follow-up Letter To NM U.S. Congressman Heinrich Requesting Congressional Investigation Into Allegations Made By Sheriff Arpaio’s Cold Case Posse!-Posted on We The People USA-By Jake Martinez-On May 1, 2012:
Follow-up Letter To NM U.S. Senator Udall Requesting Congressional Investigation Into Allegations Made By Sheriff Arpaio’s Cold Case Posse!-Posted on We The People USA-By Jake Martinez-On April 30, 2012:
Dictatorship transformation almost complete!-Posted on The Roth Show-On May 26, 2011:
CNN: Trump Makes ‘Stunning Claim’ About Obama Birth Certificate-Posted on The Blaze-By Scott Baker-On April 26, 2011:
Hawaii senator questions Obama’s true birth father: ‘There is information, for reasons known only to him, he doesn’t want released’-Posted on WND.com-On April 24, 2011:
White House Blasts Franklin Graham for Birther Comment-Posted on NewsMax.com-On April 25, 2011:
Franklin Graham Curious About Obama Birth Issue-Posted on NewsMax.com-By Hiram Reisner-On April 24, 2011:
Breitbart: Obama story has ‘Swiss cheese holes': ‘He’s probably been videotaped millions of times, yet we don’t know anything about him’-Posted on WND.com-On April 22, 2011:
What if the Birthers are right?-Posted on Hot Air Green Room-By SUSANANNE HILLER-On April 20, 2011:
Obama social security number questioned-Posted on YouTube.com-By microserf2001-On Jun 19, 2010:
Trump offers support for Ind. senator’s birther bill-Posted on WishTv.com-On April 22, 2011:
Trump Gives Heated Interview To ABC: ‘Obama & His Minions‘ Have ’Co-opted You’-Posted on The Blaze-By Jonathon M. Seidl-On April 19, 2011:
Trump poll triumph built on doubting Obama’s birth: ‘President should just release full birth documentation ending legitimacy questions’-Posted on The Washington Times-By Jeffrey T. Kuhner, The Washington Times-On April 12, 2011:
Obama birth certificate debate: A closer look-Posted on News Sentinel-By Joe Guzzardi-On April 16, 2011:
American History Shows Elected Officials can be Removed from Office for Ineligibility-Posted BirtherReport.com-By CDR Charles Kerchner (Ret)-On November 19, 2010:
Supremes punt on Obama eligibility again-Lawyer: Decision ‘doesn’t mean that this issue goes away’-Posted on WND.com-By Brian Fitzpatrick-On November 29, 2010:
Washington Times – Kerchner v Obama & Congress et al Petition for Writ of Certiorari scheduled for Conference on 23 Nov 2010 with U.S. Supreme Court-Posted on A Place to Ask Questions to Get the Right Answers-On November 21, 2010:
U.S. Supreme Court confers on Obama eligibility: Is president a ‘natural-born citizen’ as Constitution requires?-Posted on WND.com-By Brian Fitzpatrick-On November 23, 2010:
State GOP leaders grab issue of Obama eligibility: ‘Republican lawmakers, governors poised to demand documentation’-Posted on WND.com-By Bob Unruh-On November 18, 2010:
Globe Magazine Does it Again: Obama Birth Certificate Bombshell; New Congress Launches Top Secret Obama Birth Certificate Investigation!-Posted on BirtherReport.com-On November 10, 2010:
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