The Obama eligibility issue is still alive. This coming Monday, a Florida judge will hear evidence on what a natural born citizen is, and whether Barack H. Obama is one. And an Arizona sheriff, a volunteer detective, and a reporter who has worked this story for years, all have sent affidavits to that Florida court.
Background of the Florida Obama eligibility case
The case of Voeltz v. Obama is simple. Mike Voeltz is a registered Democrat and lives in Florida. He says that the Democratic Party cheated him of his vote by having on the ballot the name of a candidate who may not run. Specifically, Voeltz says that Barack Obama may not run for President because he is not a natural born citizen.
Judge Terry Lewis in Leon County, Florida, scheduled a hearing for Monday, June 18, 2012, at 9:00 a.m. Voeltz asked Larry Klayman, of Judicial Watch fame, to plead his case. Klayman sent in a brief saying in detail what a natural born citizen is, and is not. The Constitution (Article II, Section 1, paragraph 5) says that only a natural born citizen may even run for President. Klayman cited a case (Minor v. Happersett, 1875) that is the only case that defines a natural born citizen in any detail. That case describes a natural born citizen as a person born in the country to two citizen parents. That is the only place in the opinion where that phrase “natural born citizen” shows up.
Klayman said further that the Framers used the phrase natural born citizen for a reason:
The framers were not stupid. They understood that a president with divided loyalties could present a security and other risks for our nation.
The White House lawyers say that anyone born in-country is a natural born citizen, wherever the parents were born. But while Klayman cited a case to back him up, the White House legal team did not. So Judge Lewis ordered the White House to back up their idea of what a natural born citizen can be. He also ordered them to show original documents to prove that Obama is a natural born citizen.
Sheriff Joe comes to testify
Alvin T. Onaka, the Hawaii registrar, seems to be whimsical: he turned the capital "A" of his signature into a "smiley face." Note also that he misspells "THE" as "TXE" on what should be a rubber stamp. Now Sheriff Joe Arpaio says that someone pasted this stamp in, and that gives him probable cause to suspect forgery. Photo: CNAV
Early this morning, WNDreported that Sheriff Joe Arpaio of Maricopa County, Arizona, swore to his role in investigating Obama eligibility in his State. The leader of his Cold Case Posse, former New Jersey detective Mike Zullo, swore to his own role, as didWND reporter Jerome Corsi. Arpaio and Corsi both appeared before their notaries yesterday; Mike Zullo saw a notary the day before.
“Sheriff Joe” says that the Obama long-form birth certificate is not a copy of a paper document. Instead, says the sheriff, someone built it on a computer. Worse, someone copied a picture of the “registrar’s stamp” from somewhere else and pasted it in. (CNAV has already shown that the file is full of mistakes. Among other things, that “registrar’s stamp” spells the word THE as TXE.) That is why Arpaio found “probable cause” that the White House file is a forgery.
Mike Zullo went further. He said that Hawaiian officials have told different stories over the last five years on whether Barack Obama even has a birth certificate.
Klayman also introduced a copy of Jerome Corsi’s book, Where’s the Real Birth Certificate? as evidence. Corsi needed to swear in writing that his book was accurate.
Obama eligibility still spooks Hawaii
Meanwhile, WND‘s Bob Unruh reported that even asking about Obama eligiblity in Hawaii provokes officials to stall or refuse to answer. Unruh described some of the different stories that Mike Zullo described in his affidavit. He also describes the different stories that came out in the press that didn’t even agree on which hospital Obama was born in.
Most boldly of all, Unruh accused Governor Neil Abercrombie of flat-out lying. Abercrombie once said this to The Chicago Tribune:
Maybe I’m the only one in the country that could look you right in the eye and tell you, “I was here when the baby was born.”
The problem: he couldn’t have. Barack Obama, Senior, and Stanley Ann Dunham Obama did not live together as husband and wife when Abercrombie says he saw them.
Nick Purpura, of Wall Township, New Jersey, told CNAV that he would suggest to his own lawyer, Mario Apuzzo, that they cite this Florida case to move his own Obama eligiblity case to the United States Supreme Court.
We’re talking about voter disenfranchisement here!
He and Toms River, NJ resident Ted Moran challenged Obama’s place on the New Jersey Democratic Primary ballot.