Thursday, October 02, 2008

Now I've heard it all

I received an e-mail today from a friend at work. It reads as follows:

For Immediate Release: - 09/24/08

Obama & DNC Hide Behind Legal Issues While Betraying Public in not Producing a Certified Copy of Obama’s “Vault” Birth Certificate and Oath of Allegiance

Country is Headed to a Constitutional Crisis

( Lafayette Hill , Pennsylvania – 09/24/08) - Philip J. Berg, Esquire, the Attorney who filed suit against Barack H. Obama challenging Senator Obama’s lack of “qualifications” to serve as President of the United States, announced today that Obama and Democratic National Committee [DNC] filed a Joint Motion to Dismiss on the last day to file a response, for the obvious purpose of delaying Court action in the case of Berg v. Obama, No. 08-cv-04083.

Their joint motion indicates a concerted effort to avoid the truth by delaying the judicial process, although legal, by not resolving the issue presented: that is, whether Barack Obama was “natural born” within U.S. territory.

It is obvious that Obama was born in Kenya and does not meet the “qualifications” to be President of the United States pursuant to our United States Constitution. Obama cannot produce a certified copy of his “Vault” [original long version] Birth Certificate from Hawaii because it does not exist.

I'd post the link where this press release came from, but the Web site is running a smear campaign against Sen. Barack Obama, and I'd rather not give them more business. I really have heard it all now, though. I can't believe someone is even wasting the court's time with such a frivolous lawsuit. Obama has produced his birth certificate. The controversy is ridiculous. I won't blame the McCain campaign, because these claims haven't come from them, from what I can tell. But some conservatives who dislike Obama are jumping all over this.

Let's just look at this a little closer. The attorney who filed the lawsuit, Philip Berg, has had troubles of his own lately. $10,000 in sanctions for unethical actions? Now, there's a guy with credibility problems. Oh, and here's another interesting factoid about Phil Berg. He filed a lawsuit against individuals in the Bush administration because he believes the administration covered up the truth about 9/11, i.e. that the U.S. government had something to do with the attack. He considers the Bush administration's version the "Official Story." Read the complaint posted on his 911 For The Truth Web site. It's good stuff. And now Berg claims Obama isn't a natural born citizen.

The part in the press release that struck me was how filing a joint motion to dismiss can be seen as "obviously delaying Court action." I took a look at the Obama/DNC motion to dismiss (PDF). They asked for dismissal based on lack of subject-matter jurisdiction and because the complaint fails to state a claim for which relief can be granted. But the motion also states the allegations are false. I don't see how that's delaying Court action. The lawsuit is frivilous, filed by someone who also wasted the Court's time with a 200-plus page complaint stating that the government's version of 9/11 is not the "Official Story."

Here's another little item to think about. The Obama/DNC motion to dismiss cites a case filed by a voter against Sen. John McCain (Hollinger v. McCain) for the very same reason -- that McCain wasn't a natural born citizen of the U.S. and therefore not eligible to run for President. McCain filed a motion to dismiss in that case for the same reasons as Obama and the DNC filed theirs. So what's the problem?

These issues aren't even real issues. McCain is a natural born citizen, and Democrats even passed a resolution in the Senate saying as much. Obama is a natural born citizen. End of story. Get over it.

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