Perennial Presidential election footnote Alan Keyes has filed a suit in California’s Superior Court against Barack Obama, Joe Biden, the Secretary of State, every California elector, and “DOES 1-100”, which covers anyone in the State that he may have forgotten to actually name.
Keyes’s suit is the same basic lawsuit as Phillip Berg’s, but unlike Berg’s, whose claim was dismissed by a Clinton appointee to the bench for “lack of standing”, as a (ahem) Presidential Candidate, Keyes can make the claim of having standing.
Ambassador (ahem) Keyes wants Obama to produce proof of his Constitutional eligibility to hold the office of POTUS by way of that elusive “vault copy” of his Hawaiian birth certificate. Unfortunately, I think that all these suits are slightly missing the mark…it’s not being born in Kenya that would make Barack Obama Constitutionally unqualified for office, it is rather the age of his mother at the time of his birth that would do that.
According to the U.S. Statutes in effect at the the of Obamas birth, the offspring of an American citizen and a foreign national that is born overseas is legally considered a “natural born” citizen, so long as that US citizen had lived in the US for a minimum of ten years, five of them after the age of fourteen.
So if Barry was born in Kenya in 1961, and Stanley Ann Dunham was eighteen, she obviously had not been anywhere for five years after the age of fourteen, which makes America’s President-elect not a “natural born US citizen”, and not Constitutionally qualified to hold the office; the Statute has been modified several times since then, relaxing the standards, but none of the modifications apply retroactively.
In addition, if the above hold true and Stanley Ann Dunham WAS in Kenya, giving birth to Barack Obama Jr., a child of a non-US citizen, in 1961, at the age of eighteen, then Barack Obama is not only NOT qualified to hold the office, but unless records of his naturalization, or of Stanley Ann Dunham’s, surface (Dunham may have expatriated her American citizenship when she married Lolo Soetoro and took up residence in Indonesia), our President elect may not be a US citizen at all, as the Nationality Act of 1940 (prevailing law at the time) stated that a minor child would lose citizenship should the parent/guardian become a naturalized citizens of another country. In The U.S., when parents become naturalized citizens, their minor children who hold green cards, automatically become citizens, so it’s not to imagine that Indonesia could be similar.
So then, where does all this leads us?
Phillip Berg, in his lawsuit claimed that:
“…laws in effect at the time of Obama’s birth prevented U.S. Citizenship at birth of children born abroad to a U.S. Citizen parent and a non-citizen parent, if the citizen parent was under the age of nineteen (19) at the time of the birth of the child. Obama’s mother did not qualify under the law on the books to register Obama as a “natural born” citizen. Section 301(a)(7) of the Immigration and Nationality Act of June 27, 1952, 66 Stat. 163, 235, 8 U.S.C. §1401(b), Matter of S-F- and G-, 2 I & N Dec. 182 (B.I.A.) approved (Att’y Gen. 1944)”.
We think that Stanley Ann Dunham gave birth to her son, the future President-elect, in Mombasa, Kenya…there are witnesses to his birth on Kenya…among them his paternal grandmother, his half-brother, and half-sister, so Berg’s suit (and Keyes by default) make a strong argument toward establishing Obama’s lack of Constitutional qualification for the office.
But wait…there may be even more substance to this little lawsuit that could.
ABC News confirmed that Barack Obama traveled to Pakistan in 1981, at a time when the country was under strict military rule, an difficult for an American to enter…unless that American was traveling under an Indonesian passport. Mind you, he may have been traveling under his U.S. Passport, and if his records were made public, this story could go away.
One would think these issues would all be a matter of record, and easily resolved, but there is a growing awareness of just how much we DON’T know about this President that could be easily solved by the simple act of presenting that elusive Hawaiian birth certificate.
So why doesn’t Barack Obama set everything to rest?
Possibly because he understands that the people paying attention to this story are absolutely immaterial to his career. They never supported him, and they never will, and he also understands that should this new lawsuit get some traction in the main stream media, the majority’s curiosity will be satisfied with a forged document, and a simple lie.
However…there is one small obstacle standing in the way of our Mombasan candidate’s victory: the U.S. Supreme Court has ordered the President-elect to produce that mythical birth certificate by December 1st.
Stay tuned folks…things could get hot.