[UPDATE: OK I DID NOT EXPECT THIS]
According to a report from Andy Martin in Hawaii, Sen Barack Obama is the illegitimate son of Frank Marshall Davis, the family friend mentioned in Dreams of My Father, Sen Obama’s first memoir. This would end the question of citizenship. Read it HERE:]
The first time I heard rumors that Sen Obama’s sudden cessation of campaigning and rush to his grandmother’s side in Hawaii had less to do with family and more to do with litigation, I was skeptical. The Berg v Obama lawsuit seemed incredible on the surface of it. How in the world could a candidate make it all the way through the primary season without being vetted as to his eligibility for office?
And then, Informed Lawyer began writing about the issue at The Minority Report, and I began to wonder.
Just today, he has updated the piece twice.There are actually two different suits in question. The first, Berg v Obama, brought about by Philip J Berg, a lifelong Democrat and Philadelphia attorney, claims that Sen Obama was either born in a hospital in Kenya, not in Hawaii, and therefore under British law (which was applicable in Kenya at the time) he is not a natural-born American citizen. He further claims that Sen Obama lost whatever claim to US citizenship he might have had when his Indonesian Step-father adopted him in Indonesia, again subjecting him to Indonesian law.
“The Times Herald even reports: “the senator’s grandmother, brother and sister, who live in Kenya, believe they were present during Obama’s birth in the African country.” Here, the Times Herald uses the word that his family ‘believe’ he was born in Kenya (perhaps to avoid possible law suits by Obama’s Truth Squad?).”
I don’t pretend to know the truth of Berg’s allegations or the validity of his arguments. I suspect, from past history, that Philip Berg is a hard-core Hillary supporter, but that is just my own speculation. [note: Informed Lawyer confirms my suspicions in his piece] A video of Berg is available at this TMR article (I am not even going to TRY to embed it here with the new RS 3.0.)
From that article:
As a means of evaluating the credibility of Philip Berg, the former Deputy Attorney General of Pennsylvania and Democratic candidate for Governor and U.S. Senate, understand that Berg represented Ellen Mariani in a RICO lawsuit against President Bush, Vice President Cheney, Defense Secretary Rumsfeld and other administration officials, claiming they had advanced knowledge of the 9-11 attacks.
Is Berg a nut? Well, yes, but even a blind squirrel finds an acorn now and again.
Back to the trip to Hawaii.
[It appears that] “An hour or so before Obama’s announcement of his trip to grandma’s house, conservative commentator and Obama critic Andy Martin was scheduled to file an emergency petition with the Hawaii Supreme Court to “release Barack Obama’s family records,” including his “birth certificate and related records.” (No additional information at this time.)”.
“But Andy Martin, an anti-Obama columnist, says the real reason for Obama’s emergency trip is to stop his own pursuit of birth records, including an emergency writ to the Hawaii Supreme Court to request expedited handling after a previous filing to demand that the State’s Department of Health release the records. “Obama did not pay any attention to his grandmother until I showed up in Honolulu,” he wrote in an email. “Suddenly she is the center of his attention. She is so central to his campaign that he has suspended it! But when Obama was here last summer he only visited his grandmother for an hour. One hour! Now he suspends his campaign for her?””
The Berg allegations, it would have seemed, were easily handled more than a month ago. Sen Obama was given 30 days from the September 15th filing to respond to Berg — such response would have ended the entire matter. Instead, Sen Obama, and his attorneys allowed the deadline to pass, unanswered.
“They did not file answers or objections or anything else to the request for admissions we served upon them on September 15,” Berg said. “They knew the admissions were due. They knew they must object or answer specifically in 30 days. Here, they did nothing.””
Why would he do such a foolhardy thing? He could have simply put the entire matter to rest.
Instead, he now faces the prospect of the Hawaii court system forcing the opening of his private records. Hence, the sudden trip to Hawaii to visit his ailing grandmother.
Informed Lawyer posts:
[It is quite apparent that Obama’s Hawaii trip was NOT scheduled for the purpose of visiting his ailing grandmother. That was the story fed to the media and the public by an embarassed and perhaps alarmed Obama campaign. This was confirmed by a number of sources. However, it is also quite clear that Attorney Andy Martin is not working with all of his cylinders.]
What was it I said about blind squirrels? Andy Martin would appear to be another blind-squirrel Hillary Clinton supporter.
“Anthony Robert Martin-Trigona, usually known as Andy Martin (born 1945 in Middletown, Connecticut) is an American journalist, perennial candidate, and vexatious litigant. Known for anti-semitic remarks, he once ran for Congress as a Democrat of Connecticut in 1986…On October 17, 2008, Martin filed a lawsuit in a state circuit court of Hawaii against Governor Linda Lingle and health department director Dr. Chiyome Fukino seeking to verify the state’s official birth certificate of Barack Obama. Months before this suit, Barack Obama had posted a scanned image of his birth certificate on one of his websites called Fight the Smears, showing his date of birth as August 4, 1961, his place of birth as Honolulu, Hawaii, and other details. Andy Martin rejects this and retorts that “I want to see a certified copy issued by the state of Hawai’i, not one issued by the state of Obama.””
So, in closing, if all of the people bringing suit against Sen Obama trying to force him to come forth with documentation that his is in fact a natural born US citizen, are partisan Democrats supporting Hillary Clinton, why is it that Republicans are being tarred with this inquiry?
And, if there is nothing to the allegations, why has Sen Obama NOT come forth with proof, and WHY has he suddenly dropped everything to address it in court in Hawaii? I doubt we will see any answers before the Nov 4th election. But, after the election will be too late.
If Sen Obama is elected, and we discover weeks later that he is ineligible to hold that office, what will happen? I can only guess that a hue and cry will arise to ignore the Constitutional provisions regarding the Presidency… a further erosion of that document.