US conservative activist Alan Keyes, stood against Obama in the 2004 Illinois Senate race.
Keyes knows Obama well and is not impressed.
Unfortunately Keyes has fallen for the “Obama is not a citizen” red herring, but is spot on with the rest of his evaluations.
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BHO’s Constitutional eligibility to serve as POTUS is not a “red herring,” but a legitimate question yet to be answered.
For BHO to be POTUS, he must first meet the basic Constitutional requirements for the office of president.
He must be a natural-born citizen, at least 35 years old, and have at least 14 years of residency in these United States. That’s not a lot to ask. Pretty basic, really.
And easy to answer. Either you’re a natural born citizen or you aren’t. Just deliver the original birth certificate and everyone can move on. Poo or get off the pot!
Surely BHO couldn’t get this far without meeting the basic requirements, could he? Turns out he could. Especially if the political party whose job it is to verify that their candidate is qualified had a conflict of interest – they wanted BHO to win.
That’s why numerous lawsuits (which continue to be filed) have been lodged in various State Courts and even as far as the US Supreme Court: to see if those basic requirements are actually met.
Not extreme. Not fringe. Just constitutional. Obama says he’s qualified. Multiple lawsuits and growing number of Americans say: “Prove it.”
Why is there any doubt?
Exhibit A: The Grandmother’s tape
“I was in the delivery room in [Mombosa] Kenya, when he was born Aug. 4, 1961.”
– Obama’s paternal grandmother
While politicians are known for lying, grandmothers seldom lie.
Exhibit B: No birth certificate
Experts have called the Certificate of Live Birth posted online a forgery. Experts who have examined the online document say, “It’s clearly been altered,” which invalidates it, according to the document itself.
As well, there is no indication even on this certificate as to specifically where the birth took place. And it turns out that Hawaiian law at the time allowed people to register for this non-hospital short form certificate (without a doctor’s signature) up to one year from the date of the child’s birth, even if the child was born abroad.
Exactly what is contained on BHO’s “Certificate of Live Birth” which is presently under lock and key? If a “Certificate of Live Birth” – the vaulted birth certificate – proves that BHO was actually born in Hawaii, WHY WON’T HE ALLOW IT TO BE RELEASED?
Specifically, the statute reads:
” Certificates for children born out of State.
(a) Upon application of an adult or the legal parents of a minor child, the director of health shall issue a birth certificate for such adult or minor, provided that proof has been submitted to the director of health that the legal parents of such individual while living without the Territory or State of Hawaii had declared the Territory or State of Hawaii as their legal residence for at least one year immediately preceding the birth or adoption of such child.”
Dr Chiyome Fukino with Hawaii’s Department of Health stated:
“Therefore, I as Director of Health for the State of Hawaii, along with the Registrar of Vital Statistics who has statutory authority to oversee and maintain these type of vital records, have personally seen and verified that the Hawaii State Department of Health has Sen. Obama’s original birth certificate on record in accordance with state policies and procedures.”
But officials in Hawaii got mysteriously silent about the details recorded on the valted birth certificate,and it remains under lock and key.
The only person who can authorise its publication is BHO, and he’s not coming to the party.
Exhibit C: The matter of Indonesian citizenship
Only Indonesian citizens could attend Indonesian schools at the time BHO attended school in Indonesia where he was registered as Barry Soetoro. His citizenship was listed as Indonesian and his religion as Islam. There was also no dual citizenship at the time.
If BHO was adopted by his Indonesian stepfather, he would have forfeited any US citizenship he may have had, just as when a child is adopted in America, he or she becomes an American.
Exhibit D: Travel to Pakistan
BHO traveled to Indonesia, Pakistan, Southern India and Kenya in 1981. He said he went to Indonesia to see his mother. This seemed plausible, except for the fact that his mother returned to Hawaii in August 1980 to file for a divorce from her second husband, Lolo Soetoro. Unless she went back to pal around with the man she divorced, she wasn’t there at the time of BHO’s “visit.”
There’s another problem. No record of BHO holding an American passport prior to the one he received once becoming a US senator has been found. If he traveled to Pakistan with an American passport, he wouldn’t have been allowed in.
Pakistan was in turmoil in 1981 and under martial law. It was also on the State Department’s travel ban list for US citizens.
If BHO couldn’t get into Pakistan with a US passport, perhaps he went there with an Indonesian passport in the name of Barry Soetoro. But the only way you can get one of those is if you are an Indonesian citizen.
Exhibit E: Immigration back to the U.S.
If BHO went through immigration as he re-entered the United States, he would have become “naturalised,” which would not qualify him to become President. If he did not, there is a likelihood that he is now an illegal alien – not even eligible to serve in the US Senate. In fact, there has been no evidence that Barack Obama legally changed his name from Barry Soetoro.
Exhibit F: BHO’s college records
Then there is the issue of college records that BHO refuses to release. Why? Could those records indicate that he received financial aid as a foreign student under the name of Barry Soetoro?
Exhibit F: Existing US Law
According to US law, from “Dec. 24, 1952, to Nov. 13, 1986,” a US natural-born citizen at the time of Obama’s birth (1961) must be:
A natural-born citizen;
Born to two US citizen parents; OR
If only one parent was a US citizen at the time of the birth, that parent must have resided in the United States for at least 10 years, at least five of which had to be after the age of 16.
Since BHO’s father was not a US citizen and his mother was only 18 at the time of his birth, she failed to meet the legal requirements of U.S. residency for at least five years after the age of 16.
One cannot overlook BHO’s ongoing unwillingness to release an authentic copy of his vaulted birth certificate, nor can it be ignored that BHO has hired teams of attorneys (not individual attorneys but teams of attorneys) to thwart all attempts by third parties to compel him to produce a birth certificate.
The question as to whether BHO is a “natural born citizen” – as REQUIRED (not “suggested”) by the Constitution – is not just significant, it’s one that still requires an answer.
Here’s the bottom line: either the Constitution matters or it doesn’t. And if Americans are willing to ignore the Constitutional requirements for the highest office in the land, what other Constitutional protections are they prepared to forgo? That part about free speech? Freedom of the press? Freedom of religion? If they are willing to shred one part of the Constitution, kiss goodbye to the rest.
Keyes mosh pitted while a Rage Against the Machine CD was playing in 2000. He was the only Presidential nominee willing to do so. It was on Michael Moore’s TV programme.