Yahoo News this morning:
WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court has turned down an emergency appeal from a New Jersey man who says President-elect Barack Obama is ineligible to be president because he was a British subject at birth.
The court did not comment on its order Monday rejecting the call by Leo Donofrio of East Brunswick, N.J., to intervene in the presidential election. Donofrio says that since Obama had dual nationality at birth — his mother was American and his Kenyan father at the time was a British subject — he cannot possibly be a “natural born citizen,” one of the requirements the Constitution lists for eligibility to be president.
Donofrio also contends that two other candidates, Republican John McCain and Socialist Workers candidate Roger Calero, also are not natural-born citizens and thus ineligible to be president.
At least one other appeal over Obama’s citizenship remains at the court. Philip J. Berg of Lafayette Hill, Pa., argues that Obama was born in Kenya, not Hawaii as Obama says and the Hawaii secretary of state has confirmed. Berg says Obama also may be a citizen of Indonesia, where he lived as a boy. Federal courts in Pennsylvania have dismissed Berg’s lawsuit.
Donofrio’s lawsuit was the weakest of the approximately 20 suits pending in the 2008 election. Berg’s, however, is the strongest of the suits. Not only does Berg have legal standing with the PA courts, his suit does not seek to invalidate the election — simply produce the original Birth Certificate to determine eligibility.
So there’s more than a little hope still. However, if the SCOTUS decides to just say”we’ve already dealt with this” they can dismiss Berg’s suit without hearing it as well. So, that’s not good.
Joseph Farah at Worldnet Daily still has questions; simple questions, really:
This is important constitutionally beyond proving mere citizenship. The Constitution requires presidents to be “natural born” Americans – meaning born within the United States. In Hawaii circa 1961, it was possible – even routine – to register foreign births.
If, as some evidence strongly suggests, including the testimony of two Obama relatives to WND senior staff writer Jerome Corsi who say they were present when he was born in Mombasa, Kenya, in 1961, he was born abroad and merely registered in Hawaii, that would slam-dunk disqualify him from serving – unless, like John McCain, both his parents were U.S. citizens. Since Obama’s autobiography also states that his mother was a minor and his father a citizen of Kenya, only the production of actual hospital records on a long-form birth certificate can provide the necessary information.
Do you have doubts about Obama’s eligibility to serve as president because of his mysterious birth? Sign WND’s petition calling on all controlling legal authorities to seek the long-form birth certificate that will answer the questions and to release the information publicly to quell all suspicions.
Does dotting every “i” and crossing every “t” when it comes to constitutional eligibility questions for the highest office in the land warrant being characterized as a “tin-foil hat conspiracist” as some of the self-proclaimed truth-detector sites on the Internet suggest?
I don’t think so.
And I’m not afraid of being called derogatory names for defending the Constitution’s literal meaning and clear standards for eligibility for office.
I know where George W. Bush was born – Grace-New Haven Community Hospital in Connecticut.
I know where Bill Clinton was born – the Julia Chester Hospital in Hope, Ark.
I even know Abraham Lincoln was born in a log cabin.
Why is there so much secrecy about the birthplace of Barack Hussein Obama Jr.?
Try to find any reference to a hospital associated with Obama’s birth. The only one you will find anywhere is the Coast Provincial Hospital in Mombasa, Kenya, where his African relatives claim to have been present when he arrived.
I wonder if they will install a plaque there?
That would be pretty embarrassing.
In fact, it will be pretty embarrassing to America if we install a president Jan. 20 and later find out he was ineligible under Article 2, Section 1 of the Constitution.
Barack Obama can end this controversy by doing something he should have done a long time ago – especially as a presidential wannabe pledged to more open government. He should release his long-form birth certificate. If he doesn’t do it, we need to make sure some controlling legal authority does before he is sworn in as president.
Pamela Geller at ATLAS SHRUGS has a great roundup on this; as well as a statement of intent:
But hey, I say keep filing those lawsuits. One of ’em is going to stick. And for now? All I can say is, he’s not my President. And he can expect from me the same respect and decorum that President Bush got from the Democraps and the lefascists for the past 8 years.
This is going to be fun.
Indeed. I’m looking forward to the protest marches myself.
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