“I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the
Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and
domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same;
that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation
or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge
the duties of the office on which I am about to enter: So help me God.”
Congressional oath of office
Hall of Shame
A letter received from Senator Saxby Chambliss of
Georgia regarding Barack Obama’s eligibility issues:
“Thank you for contacting me to share your concerns over President-
elect Obama’s citizenship. I appreciate hearing from you.
Article II, Section 1, Clause 5 of the United States Constitution
states, “No Person except a natural born Citizen, or a Citizen of
the United States, at the time of the Adoption of this Constitution,
shall be eligible to the Office of President; neither shall any
Person be eligible to that Office who shall not have attained to the
Age of thirty five Years, and been fourteen Years a Resident within
the United States.” President-elect Obama demonstrated his citizenship
during his campaign by circulating copies of his birth certificate,
which showed he was born in Hawaii on August 4, 1961.
On December 8, 2008, the Supreme Court declined to hear a case filed
by a New Jersey attorney, Mr. Donofrio, regarding President-elect
Obama’s citizenship. Unlike many of the lawsuits regarding President-
elect Obama’s citizenship, which claim he was really born on foreign
soil, Mr. Donofrio’s case concedes that President-elect Obama was born
in Hawaii but contends he still held foreign citizenship at birth. Mr.
Donofrio’s lawsuit argues that since President-elect Obama’s father was
a Kenyan citizen and therefore subject to the jurisdiction of the
United Kingdom at the time of President-elect Obama’s birth, then Obama
was a British citizen at birth and not eligible to be President of the
Another attorney, Mr. Berg, has filed a lawsuit regarding President-
elect Obama’s citizenship and is waiting to hear whether the Supreme
Court will take up the case or not. A federal judge in Eastern
Pennsylvania threw out Mr. Berg’s lawsuit in October, saying he lacked
legal standing to bring the challenge since he could not show he faced
individual harm even if he could prove his claims about President-elect
Obama’s citizenship. The judge did not get to the merits of the case.
Mr. Berg is appealing the standing issue to the Supreme Court.
If a person is born in the United States, a certificate of live birth
issued where one is born is sufficient proof of U.S. citizenship. The
certificate, confirmed by the Hawaii Department of Health as authentic,
shows that President-elect Obama was born in Hawaii.
If you would like to receive timely email alerts regarding the latest
congressional actions and my weekly e-newsletter, please sign up via my
web site at: http://www.chambliss.senate.gov . Please let me know
whenever I may be of assistance.”
Senator Saxby Chambliss stated:
“President-elect Obama demonstrated his citizenship during his campaign
by circulating copies of his birth certificate, which showed he was
born in Hawaii on August 4, 1961.”
The Obama campaign has never produced a birth certificate despite
many attempts in court to force him to. Obama, instead has spent
hundreds of thousands of dollars and employed numerous attorneys
to avoid proving eligibility.
Senator Chambliss then stated:
“If a person is born in the United States, a certificate of live birth
issued where one is born is sufficient proof of U.S. citizenship.”
That may be true. However, one must prove that one is born in the US.
NOtice he begins with “If a person is born in the United states.”
Senator Chambliss then stated:
“The certificate, confirmed by the Hawaii Department of Health as
authentic, shows that President-elect Obama was born in Hawaii.”
Hawaii Health Dept. Officials never stated that Obama was born in
Hawaii. See below.
From the Alan Keyes lawsuit
“A press release was issued on October 31, 2008, by the Hawaii Department
of Health by its Director, Dr. Chiyome Fukino. Dr. Fukino said that she
had “personally seen and verified that the Hawaii State Department of
Health has Senator Obama’s original birth certificate on record in
accordance with state policies and procedures.” That statement failed to
resolve any of the questions being raised by litigation and press accounts.
Being “on record” could mean either that its contents are in the computer
database of the department or there is an actual “vault” original.”
“Further, the report does not say whether the birth certificate in the
“record” is a Certificate of Live Birth or a Certificate of Hawaiian Birth.
In Hawaii, a Certificate of Live Birth resulting from hospital documentation,
including a signature of an attending physician, is different from a
Certificate of Hawaiian Birth. For births prior to 1972, a Certificate of
Hawaiian Birth was the result of the uncorroborated testimony of one witness
and was not generated by a hospital. Such a Certificate could be obtained up
to one year from the date of the child’s birth. For that reason, its value
as prima facie evidence is limited and could be overcome if any of the
allegations of substantial evidence of birth outside Hawaii can be obtained.
The vault (long Version) birth certificate, per Hawaiian Statute 883.176
allows the birth in another State or another country to be registered in
Hawaii. Box 7C of the vault Certificate of Live Birth contains a question,
whether the birth was in Hawaii or another State or Country. Therefore,
the only way to verify the exact location of birth is to review a certified
copy or the original vault Certificate of Live Birth and compare the name of
the hospital and the name and the signature of the doctor against the
birthing records on file at the hospital noted on the Certificate of the