Protecting Constitutional concepts is apparently truly non-partisan. Now, not only are loyal 'D' party supporters of Sen. Hillary Clinton involved and some former Obama supporters figuratively clasping hands along with various picks from the 'R' party, but Presidential candidate of the American Independent Party, Alan Keyes; Wiley S. Drake, V.P. candidate of the Independent Party & California elector, and Markham Robinson, another California elector as well all want to know the answers.
Alan Keyes has filed suit in California
on Nov. 12, 2008 against Obama and others. Yeah, I know -- some loyal Obama supporters are keeping their eyes closed, sticking fingers in their ears and chanting lalalala
... after all, Berg supposedly had no standing
to sue (Berg v. Obama: Surrick dismissed the case , finding that Berg lacked standing
to bring the suit - standing defined thusly -- because he did not face direct harm even IF the allegations were true
). Ah fine on the legal lingo, but that's still avoidance. Berg has filed again with the Supreme court and still has a Writ of Certiorari
As I pointed out in a recent post about the forensics
of our recent politics, ignoring or obsfucating unanswered questions does not make them go away. Even FactCheck.org which was oft' cited in reams of forums very pointedly did the same -- fingers in ears, lalala
-- and it remains. Dated from back in August it passes their decree to their unquestioning faithful
that Obama is "born in the USA"... Yet, they wrote: We tried to ask the Hawaii DOH why they only offer the short form, among other questions, but they have not given a response.
Even Snopes which is increasingly unreliable, cites factcheck
as proof that Obama was born in the USA. Sorry folks, it hasn't been proven yet. Self referential is bad forensics.
We'll just have to see how our various judges address the issues.
Alan Keyes may have standing
as it was defined in the Berg v. Obama, PA suit, we'll just have to see. Keyes v. Bowes, Petition of Writ of of Mandate (get the PDF here
) develops on what was learned about Bergs previous technicalities and then some. Quoted in part, below:
[...]At this point, Senator Obama has not allowed independent or official access to his vault (original hospital) birth records and supporting hospital records. Senator Obama’s citizenship status has been, and is being, challenged in 17 different legal actions in various federal and state courts, which challenges cast doubt on the validity of the electoral process, regardless of outcome, if not resolved prior to the certification of the election by the Electors. SOS is specifically charged with certifying and guaranteeing the validity of official documents and overseeing the elections in California, such that the people’s confidence in the fundamental aspect of democracy is maintained. To date, in this regard, SOS has not carried out that fundamental duty
The PDF does outline a case when the Secretary of State did do
the job they were supposed to do regarding another young candidate.
Below, as the rest of us have continued wondering over past months... have we a metaphysical
However, there are a number of separate reasons that would make Senator Obama ineligible to serve as President of the United States. On August 21, 2008, Mr. Phillip J. Berg, former Deputy Attorney General of the State of Pennsylvania, filed a legal action against Senator Obama and the Democratic National Committee. With his action, and in the subsequent appeal to the Supreme Court of the United States, Mr. Berg provided documents to the effect that Senator Obama was born in what is now Kenya (the British East African Protectorate of Zanzibar at the time) and that his paternal grandmother was present at his birth. Senator Obama claims that he was born in Hawaii. According to statements made by his half-sister, Maya Soetoro Ng, he was born in Kapiolani Hospital in Hawaii. According to his biography posted on Wikipedia, Senator Obama was born in Queens Hospital in Hawaii. [Map] However, he has never provided the original hospital birth certificate from 1961, with the name of the hospital and the name and the signature of the doctor in attendance. All that Senator Obama has posted on his website is a Registry of Live Birth (short version), obtained in 2007, that does not provide the name of the hospital or the doctor. Clearly, one human being cannot be born in three different places. 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.
Interesting times indeed. Over all, I see in the groups with which I communicate, there is less concern about the party that leads our nation (no concern at all regarding race) than there is for concern that 'We the People' are truly able to ask questions without being forced into silence by our own constitutional judiciary.
I don't think Obama wanted his life to be secret if he wrote about his life. Do the facts stack up? Will we find out? Have his legions been swept up into a Harry Potter-like world in Obama novels
loosely based on someone's imaginary life?