Alan Keyes Files CA Court Petition Regarding Obama’s Eligibility

His is just the latest of a series of challenges over the issue of Obama’s citizenship, as the  U.S. Constitution requires the status of a candiate for POTUS to be a “natural-born citizen.”

PDF file of petition, here.

WND reports:

The Governor’s office in Hawaii said there is a valid certificate but rejected requests for access and left ambiguous its origin: Does the certificate on file with the Department of Health indicate a Hawaii birth or was it generated after the Obama family registered a Kenyan birth in Hawaii?

 Obama’s half-sister, Maya Soetoro, has named two different Hawaii hospitals where Obama could have been born, while a video posted on YouTube features Obama’s Kenyan grandmother Sarah claiming to have witnessed  Obama’s birth in Kenya.

The California action was filed by Gary Kreep of the United States Justice Foundation on behalf of Alan Keyes, the presidential candidate of the American Independent Party, along with Wiley S. Drake and Markham Robinson, both California electors.

“Should Senator Obama be discovered, after he takes office, to be ineligible for the Office of President of the United States of America and, thereby, his election declared void, Petitioners, as well as other Americans, will suffer irreparable harm in that (a) usurper will be sitting as the President of the United States, and none of the treaties, laws, or executive orders signed by him will be valid or legal,” the action challenges.

Similar cases are being tracked in Ohio, Connecticut, Washington, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Georgia and Hawaii, and WND reports of other cases being developed in Utah, Wyoming, Florida, New York, North Carolina, Texas, California and Virginia.

The Obama camp has dismissed all of such lawsuits as “garbage”:

An Obama campaign spokeswoman told WND the complaints are unfounded.

“All I can tell you is that it is just pure garbage,” she said. “There have been several lawsuits, but they have been dismissed.”

As I’ve been saying all along, why doesn’t he just produce the vault copy of the birth certificate to put an end to these questions?

I no longer trust “Fact Check.org”, which claims to have seen a hard copy of Obama’s COLB and verified it, as a fair and unbiased entity.

The “certificate of live birth” posted by the Obama campaign cannot be viewed as authoritative, the case alleges.

“Hawaii Revised Statute 338-178 allows registration of birth in Hawaii for a child that was born outside of Hawaii to parents who, for a year preceding the child’s birth, claimed Hawaii as their place of residence,” the document said. “The only way to know where Senator Obama was actually born is to view Senator Obama’s original birth certificate from 1961 that shows the name of the hospital and the name and signature of the doctor that delivered him.”

The case also raises the circumstances of Obama’s time during his youth in Indonesia, where he was listed as having Indonesian citizenship. Indonesia does not allow dual citizenship, raising the possibility of Obama’s mother having given up his U.S. citizenship.

Any subsequent U.S. citizenship then, the case claims, would be “naturalized,” not “natural-born.”

“Based on all of the above, it is the duty of the SOS to obtain proper documentation of Senator Obama’s citizenship to confirm his eligibility for the office or the President of the United States,” the case said.

Hat tip: Gateway Pundit

Sort Of Related:

Deb Schlussel is raising questions about Obama’s Selective Service document.  A personal friend who’s a retired federal agent, spent almost a year trying to obtain the document through the Freedom of Information Act. He finally received it, (“after much stonewalling”) and released his findings to her.

16 thoughts on “Alan Keyes Files CA Court Petition Regarding Obama’s Eligibility

  1. Unavoidable scenario: If SCOTUS disqualifies Obama BEFORE 1/20/09 inauguration, McCain is POTUS per remaining electoral college electors; if SCOTUS disqualifies Obama after 1/20/09 inauguration, Hillary likely becomes POTUS per vote of Dem controlled House of Rep. Either way, is clear Obama will NOT be or remain POTUS.

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  2. You people are crazy. If Obama was born in Kenya, then his mother’s passport would have an entry stamp for Kenya and a re-entry stamp for the U.S. which she clearly returned to finish her Masters.

    Many siblings, especially those from families that move a lot, cannot name the hospital where their other siblings are born.

    Obama has published the accounts of his birth in his biographies for the last 7 years, yet some idiots have waited until the people that would know for sure (his parents and grandparents) died before they asked for ‘proof’.

    It’s just more smoke and mirrors for a sad group.

    I hope the U.S. gov charges the entire bill for this nonsense back to A.K. and other repubs. The rest of America is tried of paying for their goofs.

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  3. I’m leaning that Obama was born in Hawaii, myself, but I think there’s something embarrassing on his birth certificate that he doesn’t want made public. It’s enough for him to have hired three lawyers at probably $1000 an hour each, to prevent the vaulted copy from being seen.

    I’m also interested in his possible duel citizenship Indonesia, which would disqualify him if he gave up his American citizenship.

    If you read the whole petition, you realize that there’s more in question here, than where he was born.

    By the way, Obama’s published accounts of his birth do nothing to sway my opinion of him, as he has proven himself to be a patholigical liar.

    48% of us picked up on that. Many more will join us before Obama’s done trying to destroy the country.

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  4. As you know, I’ve been doubtful of this story from the start. I still don’t think there’s anything of significance there, particularly if Alan Keyes is involved. So I wouldn’t get too excited about this.

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  6. Deb, I wonder if it’s just BHO’s way of thumbing his nose at us ~ you know how he tends to do so , with various gestures ’round his face ~ possibly as a smoke screen to obscure everything else he and his willing accomplices are doing just now.

    I read somewhere (sigh, didn’t bookmark it…) that individuals in *several* other states have also file suits. Did you read this? And last I knew, the D’Onofrio (sp., sorry) suit really Does have legs, even though Berg’s apparently does not.

    So yes, to answer your question above, I find it odd, arrogant, and elitist of BHO to refuse to go on record with the authentic certificate of birth.

    I just am convinced something really big is going on and that it’s going to be a wild ride from here up to the very day of inauguration. Just can’t see the bigger picture yet.

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  7. This whole affair is a complete embarrassment for our side. I didn’t want Obama to be president, but I don’t want to cheat him out of a fair and square win by this sort of thing. It makes conservatives look like conspiracy nuts. I believe he was born in Hawaii, but even if he wasn’t born in Hawaii, being born abroad doesn’t mean you aren’t born a citizen. If his mother was a citizen, then he’s a citizen, period. If I went on vacation to Canada while pregnant, went into labor early and delivered over there, would my child be denied his/her American citizenship? It’s absurd. And yes, yes, I know people are talking about some sort of technicality about her residency in the U.S., citizen or no, but honestly, the whole thing is just asinine.

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  8. Brigette- you are missing one BIG point! Baraks mother was a U.S. Citizen but his father was not! So he is not a citizen period, it would take both of his parents to be natural U.S. citizens.

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  10. I don’t know where Obama was born. It could have been in Hawaii, as he claims. It could have been in Kenya, as his grandmother apparantly claims that she was present at his birth. He could have been born in Canada as has been postulated by some who have studied the issues surrounding his birth. But the American public really doesn’t know where he was born because he has refused to release a genuine birth certificate, and has only provided an altered “certification of live birth,” one that forensic experts have stated was forged.

    Even so, where he was born is less of an issue than is he a “natural born citizen” as required under the US Constitution.

    Obama claims that he is a US citizen under the 14th Amendment. Perhaps he is, perhaps not. I don’t know.

    But there appears to be at least 3 types of US citizenship, and it is important that we understand each of these.

    First, there is the naturalized citizen, and this type of citizen is clearly ineligible to become the President of the US. A naturalized citizen is one who was born outside of the US, to people who were themselves not US citizens, and later immigrated to the US, and later took a citizenship oath to become a US citizen.

    The second type of US citizen appears to be a “native-born citizen.” This type of citizen is one who was born to at least one parent who was an American citizen at the time of birth (and met other legal requirements) or was born on native soil. This type of citizenship would be conferred upon “anchor babies” of illegal immigrants born in the US, but those babies would NEVER be considered “natural born” because the baby’s parents were not citizens of the US.

    Then there is the “natural born citizen.” Only natural born citizens are eligible to become POTUS. A natural-born citizen is one whose both parents were US citizens at the time of their child’s birth, and they themselves were born on US soil.

    I do have some questions of my own regarding the above: such as could a natural-born citizen be born abroad, if the child’s parents were serving their country as in the military, or in some other official capacity? My youngest sister falls into this category, as my father was a foreign service officer, and she was born while we were overseas. The only time this might become an issue for her would be if she were ever to run for POTUS, and under such a scenario, I wouldn’t vote for her. I know at the time of my sister’s birth, she was given dual citizenship, by virtue of her being born on foreign soil, but it was rescinded when she became 18. She also never had any type of allegiance to the nation in which she was born.

    This issue also affected John McCain, as he was born in Panama to parents serving in the military, and it appears that he never had any allegiance to Panama, either.

    In Obama’s case, it appears to me that the most he can claim is that of a “native born” citizen, if in fact he was born in Hawaii, which he may or may not have been. I am fully convinced that he is not a “natural-born” citizen, as his father was from Kenya, and was both a British and Kenyan citizen. Obama, at the time of his birth, was also a British citizen, which his own website freely admits, short-lived as it was. But then his British citizenship reverted to that of Kenyan citizenship, and it is unquestionable that he has retained loyalties and allegiances to Kenya, and to his family members there.

    This, to me, is of singular importance. He still has an undisputed allegiance to his Kenyan birth tribe, the Luo’s. As an elected US official, he actively campaigned and raised finances for his cousin Ralia Odinga’s unsuccessful Kenyan presidential bid. When Odinga lost, he blamed Christians and over 7000 churches were burned down, with many Christian people having suffered death at the hands of Odinga’s supporters. Yet Obama continued to support this mass murderer.

    There are several other factors about Obama’s citizenship issues as well. Is he now still an Indonesian citizen? Is he, in fact, an American citizen at all? I certainly do not know the answers, because Obama has refused to provide the answers to them. What is he hiding, that he has hired three law firms (YES, that is law FIRMS) to keep from the American people when a $12 birth certificate and other personal documents would go a long way to clear up?

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  11. in 2007 Obama requested a bith certificate from Hawaii to meet DNC campaign requirements, Hawaii sent the only type of BC they currently send (I know, my daughter was born in Hawaii), later he posted it on his web site.

    If you don’t like Obama or his views, find a candidate to run against him in 2012, find and support that candidate. That’s the right way to go for Obama haters.

    This BC issue is over, every case brought before Supreme Court has been denied. Denied without comment which means there was no desention plus it means one or more of the followig:
    1. case has no merit
    2. court not interested
    3. case is frivilous
    which is it?

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  12. vma224, it’s an old story, it doesn’t matter any more, and I really don’t want to rehash the issue. Try it somewhere else where they’re still talking about it.

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