GOP Candidates on Obama's Eligibility

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Barack Hussein Obama, Jr., may well go down in history as being the least vetted president in modern U.S. history. His birth eligibility to be President continues to be an issue, despite his release, with great fanfare, of an image (instead of the actual paper document) of his purported Hawaiian long-form birth certificate on April 27 last year.
If Obama’s birth eligibility to be President of the United States is a matter that concerns you, as it should, you should know what the current crop of GOP candidates’ positions are.

Michele Bachmann

Last March, Bachmann said Obama’s constitutional eligibility is probably the least important issue in the United States right now. A month later, she was more emphatic. Interviewed on FoxNews, Bachmann stated that Obama has not proven his eligibility, but that all he has to do is to answer some questions and show his document and have someone “who is legally tasked” attest to the validity of the document”.

Newt Gingrich

In a recent campaign stop in Storm Lake, Iowa, a woman asked Newt about Obama’s country of birth. Newt replied:
“All I can report is the state of Hawaii has certified that he was born there. We both were with a taxi driver one day who showed us the hospital. There is every reason to believe he is a citizen of the United States. The fact that he’s already a terrible president, we don’t have to go beyond that and try to find something beyond that. In all fairness, this is one of those issues where it’s a fact: he is the president of the United States. Therefore, at a factual level, citizenship is a moot issue. He is the president. He’s not going to lose the presidency over that. He will lose the presidency because all of us will vote him out, which is the American way of doing it.”

Ron Paul

On April 20, 2011, Congressman Ron Paul (R-Texas) said he thinks the matter of whether Obama is constitutionally eligible to be President is an “irrelevant” argument because it’s a “private matter.” Besides, “nobody’s going to put him out of office” anyway.

That is most curious because Paul, like all members of Congress, took this oath upon taking office:

I, (name of Member), 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.”

Rick Perry

Last October, Perry told an interviewer that he did not have “any idea” if the image of his birth certificate released by Obama earlier in March 2011, was authentic. Then Perry said: “It doesn’t matter. He’s the president of the United States. He’s elected. It’s a distractive issue.”

Mitt Romney

I can’t find anything online about Mitt’s stance on this issue. But 3 days ago, on December 30, 2011, his son Matt Romney said Obama should release his birth certificate and college grades (h/t

But Matt Romney quickly apologized for his remarks on Twitter: “I repeated a dumb joke. My bad.” (Source: TPM)

Rick Santorum

Last September, at a Tea Party debate in Tampa, Florida, Santorum told WND, “My understanding is that issue was solved. If there’s evidence to the contrary [showing Obama is not eligible], they should bring it forth.”
The Constitution requires a president to be a “natural-born citizen,” which many legal analysts believe means being the child of two U.S. citizen parents at the time of birth. When that was pointed out to Santorum, he responded, “I don’t think that’s what the Constitution requires, and he (Obama) was born in the country, so it doesn’t matter.”
The Obama records that have not been released include: Passport records, Obama kindergarten records, Punahou School records, Occidental College records, Columbia University records, Columbia thesis, Harvard Law School records, Harvard Law Review articles, University of Chicago scholarly articles, Illinois State Bar Association records, Illinois State Senate records/schedules(said to be lost), Medical records, Obama/Dunham marriage license, Obama/Dunham divorce documents, Soetoro/Dunham marriage license, Adoption records and of course the actual (not an image or a copy) long-form Certificate of Live Birth.

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  1. I am like an elephant with memory on this issue. According to our “Constitution” he is not POTUS. Ineligible. Bachmann and Santorum have left theirselves an opening. The rest of them are guilty. We The People will not let this go. The Constitution will stand. This will come back to haunt those that say it is not important. If aka obama is let to pull off the biggest crime in the history of the world,we all might as well throw it in. There are way too many people that will not let this go. Like I said before,if this is not dealt with properly,what’s to say Putin couldn’t run for POTUS,or Chavez etc… The conspiracy is cracking at several levels. All of D.C. needs to be thrown out. There is a petition going right now to support the arrest of all the Senators that voted for the NDAA. Only 14 did not. Might as well get them all while we are at it.

  2. It seems that almost all of the legislators and judges are cowards or deceptive. I applaud those who have challenged Mr. soetero’s placement on the ballots. After so many disappointing court rulings however I have given up in most cases. 🙁

  3. These candidates know about the evidence providing that the birth certificate in Hawaii is both questionable and “doctored.” It is disconcerting that none of the candidates came out and said that.

  4. Although the birth certificate of Barack Hussein Obama Soetoro Obama (“BHOSO”) is clearly fraudulent, it does not matter. Obama cannot legally serve as president, regardless of where he was born.
    In 1862, Congressman John Bingham—the “father of the 14th Amendment”—stated, “All from other lands, who by the terms of [congressional] laws and a compliance with their provisions become naturalized, are adopted citizens of the United States; all other persons born within the Republic, of parents owing allegiance to no other sovereignty, are natural born citizens. Gentleman can find no exception to this statement touching natural-born citizens except what is said in the Constitution relating to Indians.” In 1866 Bingham stated, “Every human being born within the jurisdiction of the United States of parents not owing allegiance to any foreign sovereignty is, in the language of your Constitution itself, a natural born citizen.” Bingham’s definition was never disputed by other Congressmen. (Unscrupulous Obots—including attorneys filing briefs with the U.S. Supreme Court—have omitted the words “of parents” when quoting Bingham’s statement, in a shameful and intentional effort to mislead.)
    In Minor v. Happersett (1875) Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Morrison Remick Waite wrote, “The Constitution does not, in words, say who shall be natural-born citizens. Resort must be had elsewhere to ascertain that. At common-law, with the nomenclature of which the framers of the Constitution were familiar, it was never doubted that all children born in a country of parents who were its citizens became themselves, upon their birth, citizens also. These were natives, or natural-born citizens, as distinguished from aliens or foreigners. Some authorities go further and include as citizens children born within the jurisdiction without reference to the citizenship of their parents. As to this class there have been doubts, but never as to the first.”

  5. According to, “A new lawsuit against the Hawaii Department of Health has been filed by Hawaii Attorney Gerald Kurashima on behalf of Duncan Sunahara, Virginia Sunahara’s brother. The case has been assigned to Judge Nishimura.”
    Virginia Sunahara was born in Honolulu, Hawaii on August 4, 1961, and died the next day. in March 2010 Sunahara’s name appeared in the 1960–1964 birth index of the Hawaii Department of Health (HDOH). The HDOH has refused to release a copy of the infant’s birth certificate, and now claims, “We have no records responsive to your request.” There is speculation that Obama, needing to create a forged birth certificate to prove he was born in Honolulu on August 4, 1961, had someone [close advisor Valerie Jarrett?] use Sunahara’s birth certificate as his template, changing fields on the form as necessary using Photoshop or another computer graphics program. Using the birth certificate of a person born on the same day allowed Obama to gain a document number that was within the proper range and, of course, a dead person never asks for a copy of her birth certificate. Sunahara’s gender and hospital name did not match the information Obama needed, and those were among the data fields that appear to have been altered on his alleged birth certificate. has noted that William Ayers, Obama’s domestic-terrorist pal, wrote in his book, Fugitive Days, of his methods for obtaining false identities as he hid from the FBI: “I spent impious days over the next several months tramping through rural cemeteries in Iowa and Wisconsin, Illinois and North Dakota, searching for those sad little markers of people born between 1940 and 1950 who had died between 1945 and 1955. The numbers were surprising: two in one graveyard, a cluster of fourteen in another. Those poor souls had typically been issued birth certificates—available to us at any county courthouse for a couple of bucks and a simple form with information I could copy from the death announcement at the archive of the local paper…”
    Obama’s problem is that controlling access to his own records is easier than restricting those of complete strangers. The Hawaii Department of Health has no justification for preventing the brother of a dead infant from accessing her records, and it will be interesting to see if the court rules in favor of that access.




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