IS OBAMA EVEN A CITIZEN?
Controversial 9-11 attorney files suit in Pa. demanding valid birth certificate now
By Pat Shannan
A Pennsylvania attorney has filed suit to block a possible election of Barrack Hussein Obama to the office of president of the United States on the grounds that he is constitutionally ineligible.
The controversial Philip Berg, active in recent years as attorney for 9-11 truth activists, filed his suit in Philadelphia’s Federal District Court seeking an injunction and court order enjoining the DNC from nominating Obama.
The suit was filed shortly before the opening of the Democratic Convention in Denver, but it was blacked out by the mainstream media.
Berg’s suit claims that not only is Obama not a “natural born” American, he is not even a citizen of the U.S. Berg had been an outspoken supporter of Hillary Clinton throughout the campaign, sparking speculation of an ulterior motive. He says he filed the suit for the health of the Democratic Party, fearing the Republicans will raise the question after Sen. Obama’s nomination.
The lawsuit challenges that Sen. Obama is not natural-born, as required by the Constitution. It suggests he was actually born in Kenya and that the so-called birth certificate made public is a forgery and lacks an ID number. He also claims that Obama is not a naturalized citizen either, and even if he ever was, he lost that citizenship when he was adopted by his Indonesian stepfather and his mother embraced the citizenship of that country. As a minor, Obama’s status legally followed his mother’s, Berg says.
Even if Obama can prove his U.S. citizenship, Berg stated, citing the senator’s use of a birth certificate from the state of Hawaii seen as a forgery by three independent document forensic experts, the issue of “multi-citizenship with responsibilities owed to and allegiance to other countries” remains on the table.
“Voters donated money, goods and services to elect a nominee and were defrauded by Obama’s lies and obfuscations,” Berg stated. “If the DNC officers had performed one ounce of due diligence we would not find ourselves in this emergency predicament, one week away from making a person the nominee who has lost his citizenship [if he ever had it] as a child and failed to even perform the basic steps of regaining citizenship as prescribed by constitutional laws.”
In the lawsuit, Berg states that Obama was born in Kenya, and not in Hawaii as the senator maintains. Before giving birth, according to the lawsuit, Obama’s mother traveled to Kenya with his father but was prevented from flying back to Hawaii because of the late stage of her pregnancy, “apparently a normal restriction to avoid births during a flight.”
As Obama’s own paternal grandmother, half-brother and half-sister have also claimed, Berg maintains that Stanley Ann Dunham—Obama’s mother—gave birth to little Barack in Kenya and subsequently flew to Hawaii to register the birth.
Berg cites inconsistent accounts of Obama’s birth, including reports that he was born at two separate hospitals—Kapiolani Hospital and Queens Hospital—in Honolulu, as well a profound lack of birthing records for Stanley Ann Dunham, though simple “registry of birth” records for Barack Obama are available in a Hawaiian public records office.
If Obama was born in Kenya, Berg writes, the laws on the books at the time of his birth hold that U.S. citizenship may only pass to a child born overseas to a U.S. citizen parent and non-citizen parent if the former was at least 19 years of age.
Obama’s mother was only 18 at the time. Therefore, because U.S. citizenship could not legally be passed on to him, Obama could not be registered as a “natural born” citizen and would therefore be ineligible to seek the presidency pursuant to Article II, Section 1 of the Constitution.
Even if Obama could have somehow been deemed “natural born,” that citizenship was lost in or around 1967 when he and his mother took up residency in Indonesia, where Stanley Ann Dunham married Lolo Soetoro, an Indonesian citizen.
Berg also states that he possesses copies of Obama’s registration in Fransiskus Assisi School in Jakarta, Indonesia which clearly show that he was registered under the name “Barry Soetoro” and his citizenship listed as Indonesian.
In the suit, the attorney states that the birth certificate on record is a forgery, has been identified as such by three independent document forensic experts, and actually belonged to Maya Kassandra Soetoro, Obama’s half-sister.
(Issue # 36, September 8, 2008)