Exclusive: Petition Requests Presidential Candidate Prove Eligibility for Presidency

by THE EDITORS October 27, 2008
We urge all of you to contact your elected officials via email, U.S. Mail and/or by phone to deliver a like-minded message. This is not a partisan matter; rather, it is an effort to protect our Constitution. Qualifications to serve as the U.S. president must be met, requirements must be satisfied, and unless we insist on this, we are not doing our civic duty to defend our sacred U.S. Constitution.
 
You can sign a petition, generate a letter and add a closing statement by clicking here.
 
The letter addresses this Constitutional concern by covering these issues. 
 
Article II, Section 1 of the U.S. Constitution reads: "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; neither shall any person be eligible to that office who shall not have attained to the age of thirty five years, and been fourteen years a resident within the United States."
 
We would ask that both presidential candidates submit proof of their natural-born American citizenship. John McCain has addressed this issue, demonstrating that he was born in the Panama Canal Zone while his father was serving in the U.S. military. The Canal Zone was a U.S. territory at the time of his birth. Case closed.
 
On the other hand, on the web and in the media, there are numerous allegations surrounding Barack Obama's claim of natural birth in the U.S., all raising suspicion and doubt as to Obama's actual place of birth and thus qualification to run for the American presidency. So far, these allegations have not been addressed. Some of the assertions to which Philip Berg, an attorney who has filed suit in the Pennsylvania courts to request that Obama prove his eligibility, claims Obama "admitted" (due to no response within the allotted time period) and which one can find in Philip Berg’s suit are: Barack Obama was born in Mombassa, Kenya in 1961 while his mother, Stanley Ann Dunham, was married to Barack Obama Sr., a Kenyan; when his mother, divorced from Obama Sr., moved to Indonesia and married Lolo Soetoro, an Indonesian, Obama was adopted by Soetoro and became an Indonesian citizen; while in Indonesia, Obama had his name changed to Barry Soetoro; Obama traveled to Pakistan in 1981 under an Indonesian passport when Pakistan was a no travel zone for Americans. Additionally, there is an allegation that Obama's Kenyan grandmother claims that Obama was born in Kenya; Muammar Gadhafi, leader of Libya, has publicly claimed that Obama was born in Kenya and studied in Muslim schools in Indonesia.
 
A lawsuit in Honolulu in the First District Court is seeking a court order to open Obama's birth records. Obama has thus far neglected a Freedom of Information request for the records at two hospitals in Hawaii.
 
It’s reported that lawsuits in Washington, Georgia, California, Florida, New York and Connecticut are seeking state Superior Courts to force the states' Secretary of State, as the chief state elections officer, to perform their state constitutional duties to require original certifying birth records from Mr. Obama that would verify his birth in Hawaii.
 
Philip Berg's months-long lawsuit in Federal Court in Philadelphia reached a dramatic plateau as Mr. Obama and the Democratic National Committee (DNC) failed to respond to the court that Mr. Obama is not a natural born U.S. Citizen and therefore not qualified to run for office of President of the U.S. Berg believes they “admitted” to Obama's non-qualification by their failure to respond to a 30-day court ordered discovery in which Obama and the DNC were ordered to answer a petition by Berg. Mr. Berg has stated that if the Federal court chooses to dismiss he will appeal all the way to the Supreme Court. This has now come to pass.
 
These allegations will not go away until Mr. Obama produces proof to State and federal authorities. If he will not do so voluntarily he must be compelled by every means available.
 
If our elected representatives exercise their obligations as servants of the People and it turns out Mr. Obama is qualified, then there is no harm done. If they choose not to act on behalf of the people and it is proven that Mr. Obama is unqualified, they should carefully consider the personal political implications they may suffer due to their inaction. 
 
Please go to the petition  and do your civic duty today.
 
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