Update 12/15/08: Donofrio’s move for a stay was denied by the Supreme Court and Cort Wrotnowski’s file for a stay was also denied. Thus the Electoral College went through with their vote which will obviously reveal Obama as President. The vote in Wrotnowski’s case was 9-0. A Constitutional travesty, but there is still the option for Congress to protect the Constitution and take care of this thing once and for all. Of course, we all know where that will go. Welcome to 2009 and our new Precendent (President) – no more allegiance to Constitution.
Leo Donofrio, the man who has brought the strongest case against Obama’s lack of Constitutional eligibility, has been keeping a painstaking record and accounting of his case and that of another man named Cort at his website http://naturalborncitizen.wordpress.com/ There is a ton of material, but I highly recommend that anyone who cares about the Constitution head over there and take the time to read some of the postings. Donofrio is coming from a completely different standpoint then prior people who have tried to declare Obama uneligible. Most arguments have been that Obama was either not born in Hawaii, but rather in Kenya or that he was adopted by his Indonesian step-father and thus became an Indonesian citizen. There have been claims that the birth certificate posted on Obama’s website is fraudulent. The website Atlas Shrugs (you can find it on my blogroll) was, I believe, the first to declare the birth certificate a fraud.
Donofrio is coming at this from the angle that Obama was more than likely born in Hawaii, but that his citizenship falls under that of his father who was a Kenyan and Kenya was under British rule at the time. Obama’s website even seems to back up this claim by posting the following revelation from Factcheck.org:
“When Barack Obama Jr. was born on Aug. 4,1961, in Honolulu, Kenya was a British colony, still part of the United Kingdom’s dwindling empire. As a Kenyan native, Barack Obama Sr. was a British subject whose citizenship status was governed by The British Nationality Act of 1948. That same act governed the status of Obama Sr.‘s children.
Since Sen. Obama has neither renounced his U.S. citizenship nor sworn an oath of allegiance to Kenya, his Kenyan citizenship automatically expired on Aug. 4,1982.”
It is obvious that there are two big problems here for Obama. The first is the statement that Obama Sr’s children fall under the status of their father making them British citizens. That makes Obama a British citizen at birth. The second problem is that glaring revelation that Obama had Kenyan citizenship that expired. How can someone become president and claim to be a natural born citizen under either of those facts? They cannot and if the Supreme Court does not stop this then the Constitution will once and for all be nothing more than a relic of our past.