JR Dieckmann
December 9, 2008
Why the media blackout on Obama's citizenship
By JR Dieckmann

It seems that everyone today is asking why there is no media coverage of the many legal challenges to Obama's eligibility to become president, based upon many valid questions regarding his citizenship. Instead of simply answering these challenges with documented proof of his citizenship, he has chosen instead to conceal from public view, every single legal document he has, and spend a half million dollars in lawyer fees to fight the cases in hopes of getting them dismissed or delayed indefinitely.

The documents he has had sealed that would answer this looming question are his original birth certificate, his passport, his college records from both Columbia and Harvard universities, his health records, and his original Selective Service registration — if it exists at all. Many inconsistencies in the Selective Service registration form, which has appeared on the web indicate it has been forged or altered. Obama seems determined to hide his true identity. Some investigators are even questioning the identity of his paternal father, based on his stronger resemblance to Frank Marshal Davis and Malcolm X than to Barack Obama Sr.

The electronic copy of the document posted on Obama's website, authenticated by the Hawaii Department of Health and FactCheck.org, and being called his birth certificate is not a birth certificate. The Hawaiian "Certification Of Live Birth" is a document available to any child in Hawaii over one year of age, regardless of where the child was born. The Hawaiian "Certificate Of Live Birth" is a Hawaiian birth certificate showing that the child was born in Hawaii, and Obama doesn't seem to have one. At least, not one he is willing to show us.

How could 44 million Americans vote for a man they really know nothing about other than what he has told them? Has any president ever before in history been elected without revealing the most basic of documents like a birth certificate and academic records? Remember how Bush's and Kerry's college and military records were highly scrutinized during their campaigns? For all we really know about Obama, he could be a space alien sent to Earth as a small child. Yet 44 million people voted for him based on nothing more than his campaign rhetoric of undefined "hope" and "change," and anti-American redistribution of wealth.

Two of the cases challenging Obama's citizenship have just been dismissed by the Supreme Court, but several more have already been filed for review. Citizens across the country are signing petitions, blogging, and posting on the Internet. They are demanding that this issue be resolved before Obama is elected by the Electoral College on Dec. 15, or at the latest by Jan. 20 when he is scheduled to be sworn into office. Yet in spite of this nationwide outrage, the media refuses even to mention what is likely to be a major news story of the century — people want to know why.

I suspect that the media aren't covering the story because they are convinced that Obama will become our next president, and they've decided to be safe, rather than sorry. We have all seen what happens to people who publicly challenge Obama or disagree with him — reporters tossed off his campaign plane; investigation of Joe the Plumber, challengers smeared, etc. Obama and his surrogates attempt either to shut them up or shut them down. Any mention of his citizenship status is dismissed as a conspiracy theory or a hoax. Yet we have only his word that he is an American citizen, and that seems to be all the evidence that his supporters have as well on which to base their cynical and arrogant assumptions about his citizenship and our grounds to question it.

Any media outlet that covers this issue will likely be denied a seat in the White House press room as well as any other access to White House staff and the presumed president. They would also be concerned about their broadcast license being threatened by an Obama administration. I suspect what has happened is that media outlet executives have given strict orders to their news directors and editors that this story is not to be mentioned for fear of repercussions by the proposed future administration should it actually become a reality.

MSNBC and perhaps NBC doesn't seem to share this fear, and for good reason. They have been deep into the tank for Obama all along and have been one of his best propaganda outlets. MSNBC is the only news channel that has actually giving any coverage to the controversy but always paints it as nothing more than a right wing conspiracy theory and laughs it off. We'll see who has the last laugh.

Fox News, which we would expect to take some interest in this story has been consistently and conspicuously silent on the issue. My suspicions mentioned above were reinforced yesterday during the Fox News Watch program when Eric Shawn was talking with Liz Trotta about some conservative writers on the Internet who "praised" Obama for some of his "centrist" appointments. As Trotta discussed the various articles, Shawn interjected that blogs were widely talking about Obama's citizenship. Trotta quickly and disdainfully dismissed it and changed the subject which was not referred to again. It was almost as though she was reminding him that the subject is not to be brought up.

Even talk radio commentators are afraid to talk about it. Rush Limbaugh stated that he is not sure if it "passes the smell test," and Sean Hannity has not even mentioned it as far as I know except when a caller brought it up. Hannity remarked that he didn't know enough about it and moved to another topic.

Hannity may be restricted by his bosses, but Rush is the CEO of his own broadcasting network and has nothing to fear except the possible loss of some of his franchise radio stations across the country which carry his show. Rush is known for facing down any amount of political pressure or politician so he must have his own reasons for not giving it credibility on the air. Privately, I suspect Limbaugh takes this matter very seriously but he has two relatives on the bench; Stephen N. Limbaugh, Sr., Stephen N. Limbaugh, Jr. and other friends who may have advised him to avoid the subject until the issue is officially in the hands of the courts.

Obama, or as Dr. Jack Wheeler calls him "Zero," has campaigned on transparency and uniting the country — a statement many of us laughed at from the start. It's time "Zero" showed some transparency of his own by disclosing his original birth certificate; his college records; his health records; his unaltered draft registration; his campaign contributors; his true connections, citizenship, and allegiance to Indonesia and Kenya; and show the American people that he is willing to come clean and be honest with us. In his brief political career so far, "Zero" has hidden more secrets from the American people than George W. Bush has in his entire 8 years as President of the United States.

On his To The Point News website, Jack Wheeler has divulged that he knows "the true story" about Obama's birth situation, and it is "wild," but he — and the contact person who also runs a major news site and told him the facts — are apparently not yet prepared to reveal this shocker to the public. Wheeler said he will let the source of the information reveal it in his own time. "...The details of what he told me is for him to reveal when he chooses, not me. I can tell you it is OMG wild."

Any hopes of uniting the country will depend heavily on Mr. Obama's willingness to disclose the personal documents he has been hiding under lock and key, thereby erasing all doubts about his eligibility to become our president. Until he does that, he will be considered an illegitimate usurper of the presidency by at least half of the American people and will be given none of the respect and allegiance afforded to other presidents.

He will be viewed as a traitor to this country from the day he takes the oath of office and America will be considered a country without a president. Furthermore if the military has any patriotism for America, they will consider themselves to be armed forces without a Commander in Chief. There will be no uniting of the country, only further division and animosity toward the president and the government.

The consequences of not resolving this problem before inauguration day will be catastrophic for the country. Should "Zero" be found not to be a natural born citizen of this country after he takes office, it will be the duty of Congress to impeach him and the duty of the Justice Department to take him into custody on charges of treason and fraud. Those charges should also extend to Howard Dean and other leaders of the Democrat party as well as the state of Illinois Democrat party officials and the person who placed the usurper's name into the nomination for president. All of these entities should have vetted the candidate for eligibility before his name was ever placed on the ballot.

But there's more. It would mean that every directive, every Executive Order, every piece of legislation, every "signing statement" and 100% of his Cabinet plus thousands of other appointments would be unlawful. Any judicial appointees would have to resign. All of the above personnel would have to be immediately replaced as would his V.P. who would — under these tumultuous circumstances — NOT assume the office of the presidency.

Should this become the case, the Constitution does provide a procedure for resolving it by placing the Vice President in the position of acting president. The 25th Amendment states in Section 1:

    "In case of the removal of the President from office or of his death or resignation, the Vice President shall become President."

But there is problem with this. It assumes that the vice president was legally appointed by a legitimate presidential candidate or president. If the president is illegitimate, then any selections to his cabinet would be invalid including the vice president.

The 20th Amendment provides for the case of a president elect and vice president elect being found unqualified for the office, but this applies to the candidate prior to being sworn in. Section 3 of Amendment XX states in part:

    "... or if the President elect shall have failed to qualify, then the Vice President elect shall act as President until a President shall have qualified; and the Congress may by law provide for the case wherein neither a President elect nor a Vice President elect shall have qualified, declaring who shall then act as President, or the manner in which one who is to act shall be selected, and such person shall act accordingly until a President or Vice President shall have qualified."

These may be helpful in determining a procedure for replacing the president and vice president, but neither one was intended to apply to the situation we face today, or may face after "Zero" is sworn in. But neither amendment applies to both president and vice president being removed from office. From other language in these Amendments, it would appear that it would be up to the House of Representatives to select an acting president until such time as a qualified president can be elected. God only knows whom this House would select.

Clearly such a turn of events would be cataclysmic for America, because it would lay us wide open for terror attacks everywhere in the nation, due to a temporarily leaderless country in utter turmoil — all due to the hubris and thirst for power by one man and his disgraceful minions.

We must also consider the very real possibility that "Zero's" citizenship issue will be ignored and the courts will permit him to serve as president in spite of his lack of proper natural born citizenship status. A precedent will have been set for any foreigner from anywhere in the world to assume control of the United States of America. Imagine President Soros — President Mugabe — President Assad — or perhaps even President Andrιs Manuel Lσpez Obrador.

This issue must be pursued to it's legal conclusion. The public must not fall prey to the liberal media propaganda that attempts to paint conservatives, who believe and trust in the Constitution as the law of the land, as nutcase right wing conspirators. If Mr. Obama is a natural born citizen of the United States of America, then show us the proof. Release the critical documents. We will accept nothing less.

In 1959, Nikita Khrushchev said "We will bury you." He also said "We will take you over from within." Of course, he was talking about communism. Obama could very well be the final nail in America's coffin as a student of Marxism and a usurper of the presidency of the Untied States of America. His citizenship status must be verified and this issue resolved without delay or America may be facing a revolt like never before seen in the history of the country.

© JR Dieckmann

 

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JR Dieckmann is Editor, Publisher, Writer, and Webmaster of GreatAmericanJournal.com. He also works as an electrician in Los Angeles, Ca. He has been writing and publishing articles on the web since 2000. Permission for reprints and reposts of his articles are freely granted and approved by the author, provided credit is given to the writer and linked to the original source at GreatAmericanJournal.com. JR can be contacted at www.greatamericanjournal.com/contact.htm

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