The Great Birth Certificate Scandal
Cover-Up of 2008This week, newscasters reported
that al Qaeda’s #2 terrorist disparaged the election of Barack Obama,
and hurled racial slurs at Obama himself. "The report has not been
confirmed by the State Department,” they all said, but they reported it
November 24, 2008
Last week, Fox News reporter Carl Cameron told viewers that three
"anonymous” insiders of Sen. McCain’s campaign said that Sarah Palin
was, in essence, a diva and a dunce. He – and dozens of others who
picked up the story on other channels – never identified, or even
verified, the sources of the quotes, but they reported them anyway.
Contrast these shabby examples of "journalism” with the legions of
identifiable, verifiable and credible sources who for months have been
investigating the disturbing allegation that Barack Obama is ineligible
for the presidency because he has failed to meet one of the three
requirements that the U.S. Constitution mandates, specifically that he
provide proof of his "natural born” U.S. citizenship.
What follows is a partial list of people and organizations that have
challenged Obama’s eligibility. Further on I will comment on how
egregious the media’s failure to cover this story has been. And last, I
will speculate on the reason for the cover-up of this full-blown
▪ Attorney Philip J. Berg, former deputy attorney general of
Pennsylvania and a longtime Democrat partisan, sued Obama and the
Democratic National Committee for what he alleged was the DNC’s failure
to vet Obama, and Obama’s failure to provide an authentic and verifiable
U.S. birth certificate. The suit was dismissed as "too vague…" Berg
filed a writ of certiorari in the U.S. Supreme Court on Oct.30, to force
Obama to produce his birth certificate. On Nov. 3, Justice David Souter
rejected Berg’s emergency appeal for the court to halt the tabulation of
the 2008 presidential election results, but set a schedule for a
response from Obama, the DNC and all co-defendants on or before Dec. 1.
Berg claims to have a tape recording of Obama’s Kenyan grandmother
saying that she was present at Obama’s birth in Kenya, along with his
half-brother and half-sister. Here is his
▪ According to WorldNetDaily,
blogger Jeff Schreiber said a second case was presented to the
Supreme Court on the same issue, i.e., the Federal Election Commission (FEC)
has waived its right to respond to a complaint brought by attorney
Philip Berg, possibly – among other reasons – because they liked their
odds of Berg's petition getting denied. Berg said that if the FEC filed
not solely on its own behalf but "on behalf of the DNC and Barack Obama
too, it reeks of collusion."
▪ Dr. T.B. Bradley, a forensic psychologist, stated, as part of the Berg
case, that, "Upon reading all of the books written by or about Barack
Hussein Obama, Jr. aka Barry Soetoro (hereinafter Obama) Applicant
discerned that Obama was not a natural born citizen of the United States
or if he was a natural born citizen that he had lost his citizenship
when his biological mother married Lolo Soetoro, a citizen of Indonesia.
Obama then became a citizen of Indonesia as a result of his mother's
expatriation of herself and her son, by self declaration on legal public
educational records that Obama was formally known as Barry Soetoro, a
citizen of Indonesia [and] was not US Constitutionally qualified to hold
the Office of the United States Senator from Illinois or the Office of
the President of the United States.”
▪ Author, radio host,
blogger, and Chicago attorney Andy Martin filed a suit in Hawaii's
Supreme Court to compel Gov. Linda Lingle to release a certified copy of
Obama's vital statistics record. His request was denied. On Nov. 18, he
petitioned a judge in Hawaii for access to Obama’s original 1961 birth
certificate, and reported that "the judge reserved judgment.” But when
he arrived back in the states, he learned that Judge Bert Ayabe had
dismissed the case.
▪ Former presidential candidate Alan Keyes filed a suit with the
California Secretary of State asking that the state's 55 Electoral
College votes not be cast on December 15 until Obama verifies his
eligibility to hold the office. Keyes’ suit was filed by Gary Kreep of
United States Justice Foundation, along with California Electors
Wiley S. Drake and Markham Robinson. The action states: "Should Senator
Obama be discovered, after he takes office, to be ineligible for the
Office of President of the United States, and, thereby, his election
declared void….(a) usurper will be sitting as the President of the
United States, and none of the treaties, laws, or executive orders
signed by him will be valid or legal." Former California Secretaries of
State have reviewed background documents to verify the eligibility of
candidates. In 1968, the Peace and Freedom Party submitted the name of
Eldridge Cleaver as a qualified candidate for POTUS. Then Secretary of
State, Frank Jordan, found that according to Cleaver's birth
certificate, he was only 34 years old, one year shy of the age needed to
be on the ballot. Mr. Jordan removed Mr. Cleaver from the ballot.
Cleaver unsuccessfully challenged this decision to the Supreme Court of
the State of California and to the Supreme Court.
▪ Lt. Col. Donald Sullivan, a retired 23-year veteran of the Army,
National Guard, and Air Force filed another suit in North Carolina,
which claimed Obama should not have been on the state's election ballot
because his citizenship is in doubt.
▪ David M. Neal of Ohio filed a suit in Warren Common Pleas Court to
force the Ohio Secretary of State, Jennifer Brunner, to request
documents from the Federal Elections Commission, the Democratic National
Committee, the Ohio Democratic Party and Obama to show the presidential
candidate was born in Hawaii. The case was denied.
▪ Cort Wrotnowski of Connecticut asked the court to order Secretary of
State, Susan Bysiewicz, to verify Obama's citizenship before allowing
the candidate to appear on the state ballot. The case was denied.
▪ Steven Marquis filed a suit Washington State Superior Court, calling
for Secretary of State, Sam Reed, to determine whether Obama is a
citizen before Election Day, claiming the Hawaii birth certificate
reveals neither the hospital where Obama was born nor a doctor's name
the baby's footprint. The case was denied.
▪ Rev. Tom Terry of Georgia appealed to the Georgia Supreme Court the
day before the election to determine authenticity of Obama's original
birth certificate and his qualifications to be president. Georgia
Superior Court Judge Jerry W. Baxter denied Terry's request for an
injunction against Secretary of State Karen Handel.
▪ Author Jerome Corsi, who has written extensively about this case,
traveled to Hawaii and Kenya. He learned that the Certification of Live
Birth that the Obama campaign posted is, according to the Department of
Hawaiian Home Lands, not the same as a Certificate of Live Birth, which
authenticates Hawaiian birth.
▪ Obama's half-sister, Maya Soetoro, has named two different Hawaii
hospitals where Obama could have been born. In November 2004 she said he
was born at Queens Medical Center in Honolulu, but in February 2008, she
said he was born in the Kapiolani Medical Center for Women and Children.
Before the election, the Internet site, WorldNetDaily, retained a
private investigator in Hawaii to visit both hospitals, but he reported
that sheriff's deputies were stationed at both hospitals to fend off
▪ Leo C. Donofrio a retired attorney, started a
website and filed a suit in New Jersey on November 3, asking
Secretary of State, Nina Mitchell Wells, for an emergency stay
prohibiting Obama, Sen. McCain, and Socialist Worker’s Party candidate
Roger Calero, from appearing on New Jersey's ballot, claiming all three
are not "natural born citizens.” On Nov. 6, Supreme Court Justice David
Souter denied Donofrio's application. But the case has now entered the
docket of the U.S. Supreme Court and Justice Clarence Thomas has decided
to send it to conference on December 5th! This means that only 10 days
before the Electoral College votes, the nine Justices of the U.S.
Supreme Court will meet privately to discuss Donofrio’s case.
▪ Douglas J. Hagmann, director of
HomelandSecurityUS.com, has reported that 17 lawsuits in 12 states
are challenging the eligibility of Obama to become the next President of
the United States.
▪ Numerous activist groups have undertaken letter-writing campaigns to
the Supreme Court Justices, members of the Electoral College, and
elected officials, as well as sending urgent appeals to the
White House and the
Department of Justice.
▪ Websites like
Citizens for the United States Constitution,
We The People,
America Must Know, and
Faith2Action have sprung up in passionate defense of our
Constitution’s integrity. The last of these has even posted the
names and addresses of Electoral College members from each state, as
well as an
ad in The Washington Times.
▪ Dozens of petitions,
like this one, have been circulated.
▪ And dozens of mostly-conservative writers (including
Devy Kidd and
Miichelle Malkin), bloggers and journalists have written about his
strange case and potential Constitutional crisis, as I have in a series
of articles –
Coverage of the above by the media: Zero.
A Deafening Silence
It is no mystery that the leftist media have refused to mention this
potentially looming Constitutional crisis in virtually all of their
print and electronic coverage. Having shilled for Obama for the past two
years – dismissing his longtime radical associations, obfuscating his
radical voting record, and taking a pass at their jobs of vetting a
presidential candidate – their failure to cover the most explosive story
of the 2008 campaign speaks volumes about collusion of the highest
Then there are the late-night comics, as well as snarky "humorists” like
Bill Maher and Jon Stewart, who take pride in being irreverent and
"outing” both people and subjects that others avoid. Not a word.
But what about the failure of the powerful conservative media – how to
explain their total blackout of this story? Let’s look at their
▪ Fox News: Total Silence. Did the healthy shares that Saudi Arabia
bought of Fox influence the network’s non-coverage of this story? After
all, it’s no secret which candidate the Saudis endorsed! We know that TV
shows, including Fox, are on a seven-second delay, the better to bleep
out offensive or inappropriate material. Doesn’t it strike Fox viewers
as strange that not one of their outspoken guests, even once, mentioned
this story? Who warned them not to?
▪ Rush Limbaugh: Total Silence. Why has the Excellence-in-Broadcasting’s
"Dr. of Democracy” – the man who eats sacred cows for breakfast – not
touched this story?
▪ Mark Levin: Total Silence. Why has this popular radio host, commonly
known as "the Great One,” abandoned his well-deserved reputation as a
Constitutional scholar to studiously not address this Constitutional
▪ Laura Ingraham: Total Silence. Here is another radio powerhouse and
former clerk to Justice Clarence Thomas taking pains not to mention this
case…not a word!
▪ Bill O’Reilly: Total Silence. Yes, the guy who claims he’s "just
looking out for the folks”…voiceless!
▪ Sean Hannity: Total Silence. The iconic radio and TV host who tackles
every controversial subject under the sun…missing in action!
I could go on and on, but you get the picture. The very people – the
so-called loyal opposition – who should have been shouting this story
from the rooftops for months on end went mute. Ordinarily they would be
the first to tell you that our Republic has no more precious document
than the U.S. Constitution – a document that set the stage for the
greatest experiment in human freedom since the beginning of recorded
history. People like me – and multi-millions of others – are aware of
what happens when the "salami tactics” of tyrants are employed in the
service of leftwing ideology.
First, there is a charismatic character promising "change” and "hope,”
but who changes his tune once in power. Second there is a whittling down
of the laws of the land and the arrogant dismissal of the documents on
which the nation was founded. Third there is the blacking-out of all
media that disagree with Dear Leader’s message. And fourth there is the
rounding-up and incarceration – or worse – of all dissidents.
This is not theory. This is history. But while both left and right media
thought it appropriate to comment at length about Obama’s seven-page
Questionnaire for those seeking work in his administration – a
probing that makes a Pap Test, mammogram, colonoscopy, and endoscopy in
one visit seem mild by comparison – not one of these cowardly
journalists has asked the simple question: Mr. Obama, where is your
Or were they not cowards but patriots?
Scrounging for Answers
I’ve written several books, not one of them fictional. And thousands
of articles, not one of them based on sinister suspicions or conspiracy
theories. But the case of the U.S. media’s complete non-coverage of this
major story has gotten me to speculate on what – or who – may be behind
this phenomenon. What force could be so powerful as to silence our
country’s putative guardians of free speech – the titans of the Fourth
Perhaps the mystery goes back to 2004, when President Bush won his
second term in office and in his first press conference in the White
House said that he had "earned political capital and intended to spend
Then – suddenly and inexplicably – he went into a year-long hibernation.
He rarely appeared in public and gave no major speeches. Finally he
reemerged – albeit weakly – in late November or early December of 2005
Could it be that shortly after the president’s reelection, he and major
government officials received highly credible evidence from America’s
ruthless Islamist enemies that they had a number of devastating
(probably nuclear suitcase) weapons – set up and ready to be activated
in as many as six-to-10 of our major cities – unless he (the president)
tacked left and played nice for the following two years?
Was America taken hostage?
The president, one could speculate, had only two choices: (1) play
"chicken” and possibly sacrifice the lives of millions of Americans and
the destruction of major American cities, or (2) opt for the lesser of
two evils, the second being to pave the way for a dangerous Trojan Horse
– qualified or not – to capture the White House.
Could it be that the media blackout of the most explosive story of any
presidential election in American history has been choreographed by none
other than the current POTUS – the most powerful man in the entire
world? This would certainly explain why President Bush has not "been
himself” since January 20, 2005. It would also explain why the
all-powerful media have taken his marching orders – including the New
York Times, which takes particular pleasure in undermining and
sabotaging the president, even when it comes to national security
If this happened, it would have had to involve the highest echelon in
our intelligence services, who might have paid personal visits to
publishers throughout the United States, as well as to top TV and radio
executives, who themselves would have passed down iron-clad orders – to
their anchors, broadcasters, even comedians – to follow the blackout
order or face Draconian consequences. Clearly, they followed their
On November 4 – Election Day – the Dow was above 9,000. It is now
plummeting to below 7,000, suggesting that even the "globalists” among
us prefer tax cuts and capitalism to tax hikes and not creeping but
galloping socialism – or what the esteemed Dr. Jack Wheeler insists is
Buyers’ remorse is in the air. America has been hijacked. What a price
we will pay if the Supreme Court and the Electoral College abandon their
oaths to uphold the U.S. Constitution by capitulating – as the media
have – to our enemies. God Save America!