October 26, 2008
Joan Swirsky
Last week, during the crucial waning days of the presidential campaign, Obama left for Hawaii to visit his 85-year-old grandmother, Madelyn Dunham, who had broken her hip. In such bad shape was she – in spite of the hospital’s sending her home to heal – that Obama told ABC’s Robin Roberts, that “I’m still not sure whether she makes it to Election Day.”


Filling in for Obama on the campaign trail in Ohio was his wife, Michelle, who told the crowd that granny was doing just fine. 

Did Obama have a dual purpose in traveling to Hawaii, the other being to magically produce the birth certificate proving his eligibility to be president? While he’s now back on the campaign trail, he has still failed to produce said certificate!

After a recent article I wrote,  My Mother’s Birth Certicate – And Obama’s, a number of people e-mailed me with FactCheck.org’s “proof” of the certificate. But let’s not forget that FactCheck is owned by the Annenberg Foundation, the same foundation that gave millions of dollars to Obama and his unrepentant terrorist pal William Ayers for an “education” project. To me, that makes FactCheck ipso facto the least credible source of factual information.

Infinitely more credible is the research done by, among others, Pennsylvania attorney
Philip J. Berg (ObamaCrimes), Chicago journalist Andy Martin, ContrarianCommentaryBlog and author Jerome Corsi (The Obama Nation), who have cast persuasive, data-provided doubt not only that the birth certificate(s) so far produced were blatant forgeries, but that Obama – and his leftwing media lapdogs – have been concealing the fact that he was born in a hospital in Mombasa, Kenya, a birth his Kenyan grandmother is on record saying she and Obama’s half-brother and half-sister attended.

What else has Obama failed to provide to a public – and an electorate – that deserves to know everything possible about a presidential candidate?

  • Occidental College records – not released.
  • Columbia Thesis paper – not available, locked down by faculty.
  • Harvard College records – not released, locked down by faculty.
  • Selective Service Registration – not released.
  • Medical records – not released (only a one-page report).
  • Illinois State Senate schedule – ‘not available.’
  • Law practice client list – not released.
  • Certified Copy of original Birth certificate – not released.
  • Embossed, signed paper Certification of Live Birth – not released.
  • Harvard Law Review articles published – None.
  • University of Chicago scholarly articles – None.
  • Record of Baptism– Not released or ‘not available.’
  • Illinois State Senate records–‘not available.’

No wonder Obama’s critics have called him a Manuchurian Candidate, a Trojan Horse, and a stealth candidate! If he has nothing to hide, why on earth is he still be refusing to come clean with the American people? Answer: he clearly has a lot to hide.


In August, Mr. Berg lodged a suit against Obama and the Democratic National Committee.

On October 4, the accused parties filed a Motion to Dismiss.

On October 21, Mr. Berg released the result of his investigation – “Obama & DNC admit all allegations in Berg v. Obama” – in which he said that by failing to answer the questions the lawsuit posed, both Obama and the DNC admitted, by default, that the charges were true.

On October 24, U.S. District Judge R. Barclay Surrick threw out Berg’s suit, which asked that Obama’s name be removed from the November 4 ballot and claimed that if Obama were permitted to run for president and subsequently found to be ineligible, he (Berg) and other voters would be disenfranchised. The judge concluded that Berg’s allegations were “too vague and too attenuated.”

On October 25, Berg announced in a press release that he is immediately appealing the dismissal of his case to the United States Supreme Court.

“This is a question of who has standing to uphold our Constitution, Berg said, “If I don’t have standing, if you don’t have standing, if your neighbor doesn’t have standing to question the eligibility of an individual to be President of the United States – the Commander-in-Chief, the most powerful person in the world – then who does?”

Berg echoed the outrage reverberating throughout the nation at the prospect of Obama so brazenly flouting the U.S. Constitution, the provisions of which are very limited  for qualifying a person to run for president: Article II, Section 1: “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.”

 “For the first time in history,” writes journalist Sher Zieve, “U.S. voters are being asked to choose between continuing the Republic or bending to the will of a totalitarian Communist candidate.” 

What will the Supreme Court do? As one e-mailer told me: “The Supreme Court may be very loathe to take this case, given that they’re still smarting from being accused of `selecting’ a president in 2000 and they won’t want to be accused of `deselecting” a president” in 2008.”


Big hat tip here to Matt Bruce, a retired fire-rescue captain, who provided the following information.

Currently, lawsuits are being filed in nine states – California, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Washington – that are seeking to require Barack Obama to provide Certification of his Birth in the United States, or to be removed or to remove himself from state ballots. Hawaii, the state in which Obama was supposedly born, is seeking judicial authority to force the certifying or decertifying of Obama’s qualification to run as a candidate for President as a natural born U.S. citizen. Previously, two lawsuits have failed to force the certifying documents from Obama.

Every day, new lawsuits are being lodged. For more information about each lawsuit or on how to start your own, contact:

Steve Marquis, noted above, is a Washington State resident who last Tuesday filed a suit in Washington State Superior Court against Sam Reed, Secretary of State for the State of Washington, demanding that Illinois Sen. Barack Obama be removed from the ballot in Washington unless he can provide verification of his status as a United States citizen.

Marquis said that by “resolving, one way or another, the unanswered questions surrounding Obama’s citizenship and background would preclude a constitutional crisis and likely civil unrest which would arise should information come to light after the election which shows that the Illinois senator is ineligible to hold the presidency.”

Are Obama and the DNC guilty of conspiracy, treason, or sedition? According to Webster’s New World College Dictionary:

  • Conspiracy: Planning and acting together secretly, esp. for an unlawful or harmful purpose, such as murder or treason.
  • Treason: Violation of the allegiance owed to one’s sovereign or state; betrayal of one’s country, specifically, in the U.S. (as declared in the Constitution), consisting only in levying war against the U.S. or in giving aid and comfort to its enemies.
  • Sedition: The stirring up of discontent, resistance, or rebellion against the government in power.


At this 11th-hour in our election cycle, it is imperative for all activists to act!

The following site has information about contacting your elected representative by phone, fax, and e-mail, as well as extensive information about contacting the media -print, electronic, TV and radio. http://www.conservativeusa.org/megalink.htm.

Use the letter below – or your own version – which was written by Frank Salvato, proprietor of http://www.newmedia.us/ and Executive Director of Terrorism Research at the Basics Project (http://www.basicsproject.org/) literally to blitz your representatives, the media, and the Secretaries of State in your home state. Use this link to find out who they are:

Remember, this is not partisan! It is to protect the Constitution of the United States against “enemies both foreign and domestic”!

Dear ____,

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.”

There are numerous allegations regarding Sen. 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 qualification to run for president.

Some of the assertions to which Obama “admitted” on Philip J. Berg’s suit are:

  • He 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.
  • Obama’s Kenyan grandmother is alleged to have claimed that Obama was born in Kenya and she was present at the birth.
  • Muammar Gadhafi, leader of Libya, has publicly claimed that Obama was born in Kenya and studied in Muslim schools in Indonesia.
  • Obama has also admitted on his website to hold citizenship in another country (the U.S. Constitution forbids dual citizenship).
  • A lawsuit in Honolulu in the First District Court is seeking a court-order to open Obama’s secret birth records.
  • Obama has thus far neglected a Freedom of Information request for the records at two hospitals in Hawaii.
  • Lawsuits in California, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Washington are asking state Superior Courts to force the each state’s Secretary of State, as the chief state elections officer, to perform his or her state constitutional duty to require original certifying birth records from Mr. Obama that would verify his birth in Hawaii.

Philip J. 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. 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 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. You, as an employee of The People, have sworn an oath to support and defend the Constitution against ALL enemies foreign and domestic. We The People are demanding you to make every effort, both public and private, to resolve this fundamental Constitutional question before Election Day, November 4, 2008.


[Your Name, Address, and Contact info here]


Despite the threat that Obama and his supporters have leveled at the United States Constitution, we as voters have a fail-safe solution. If Obama continues to refuse to produce an authentic birth certificate, then we voters – on November 4th – can come out by the millions upon millions to end his candidacy simply by voting NO to Obama and Yes to McCain-Palin!

Then we can work to get him out of the Senate!

Joan Swirsky (http://www.joanswirsky.com/) is a New York-based journalist and author who can be reached at joansharon@aol.com.