Saturday, October 25, 2008

Judge Dismisses Suit On Obama's Citizenship

I won't link to the Micheal Hinkelman article because it is so ham-handedly in the tank for Obama that it is not worthy of a link. Still the gist of it is that a Democrat named Phillip Berg filed a lawsuit challenging the U.S. citizenship, and thus eligibility for President, of Barack Obama. Berg claimed that he has testimony from three Kenyan relatives of Obama that said the airlines would not let Obama's mother fly back to the states so close to giving birth, so she hopped the first plane to Hawaii after his birth in Kenya. There she filed a Certificate of Live Birth, and put an announcement in the paper. Usually, a COLB is filed by the staff of the Doctor who does the delivery. In this case it appears Obama's mother filed it.

Obama could have ended the suit immediately simply by producing his actual birth certificate, which he claimed in his book "Dreams of My Father", to possess. Instead, his lawyers fought it every step of the way for over a month. Berg also produced documentation that Obama was claimed as an Indonesian citizen by his adopted step-father.

The Obama campaign argued that Berg did not have standing to sue, and that the charges were not worthy of a response. Does that make sense to you when the charges should be so easy to refute? Me neither. Still, judge R. Barclay Surrick must believe in change, because the judge ruled that Berg could not show "actual damages" if Obama was unconstitutionally elected and that Berg's accusations were not credible enough to be worthy of an answer. No damages? I wonder if judge Surrick has any memory of an oath he/she took when elevated to office. What document was he/she supposed to be upholding?

Obama may have gotten a friendly judge to violate their oath in order to avoid short term pain, but the way this was handled makes it look like Berg is onto something.


Blogger Ted said...

Handled right, the Fed District Court throwing out Berg for lack of standing can present a political check-mate “win” on appeal for the anti-Obama side (if not in law, in the Court of Public Opinion). Here’s how: SIMPLY SPREAD AROUND OBAMA’S APPELLATE BRIEF HAVING TO ARGUE AGAINST AN AMERICAN VOTER’S RIGHT TO RAISE THE QUESTION UNDER THE CONSTITUTION. Should be a PR disaster for the Dems and Obama!!!

10:42 AM, October 25, 2008  
Blogger Mark Moore (Moderator) said...

Gooooood point. Do you think camp McCain has the guts and the brains to do that?

6:35 PM, October 25, 2008  
Blogger Mark Moore (Moderator) said...

OK, got one up on my profile. We will see how this works. I have only so much stomach for hatemail from intellectual cowards.

6:38 PM, October 25, 2008  

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