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A Research Project For Texas Darlin Alumni to Review

By ITookTheRedPill

“Obama has been confirmed as Constitutionally eligible for the office he seeks”

Oh, really? Confirmed by whom? Confirmed by what evidence and what legal definition of “natural born citizen”?

Birth announcements from the Star-Bulletin (left) and Honolulu Advertiser (right), with Barack Obama’s announcement marked

Many of us here were regular readers and commenters at Texas Darlin’s blog and came here when she put her blog on break. She’s back now, and I’ll leave the following in a comment for her, but also want to have the TD almuni who are here take a look at a research project done by “ladysforest” about the infamous “obama newspaper birth announcements”:

Extra, Extra, Announcing Obama’s Birth

She left this link for me on my blog, but I don’t have time right now to do more than a cursory review. I found the following interesting:

The ONE and ONLY time that the two papers published the birth list, beginning at the first announcement, in order, was in the editions that obama’s birth announcement appeared.

I wanted to put this out there for the rest of you to review, and see what you think…

Update: Let’s go back and review what Ed Morrissey at HotAir.com said on July 23, 2008:

The only issue for which a birth certificate is germane is the question of Obama’s eligibility for office as a native-born citizen. Obama’s campaign already released a copy of their Certificate of Live Birth which shows his eligibility, and the blurb in the Honolulu Advertiser confirms the data on the COLB. Obama has been confirmed as Constitutionally eligible for the office he seeks.

1) Ed believes that the Constitutional eligibility requirement of “natural born citizen” is can be met by a “native-born citizen”. Ed gives no legal reasoning for this belief, even though from the founding of this country forward there have been legal writings that disagree with that view and state that being “native-born” is only one part of being “natural born”… the other part being that both parents are citizens, so there is no question of dual citizenship or divided loyalty.

2) Ed believes that the COLB produced at and by the Obama campaign headquarters is authentic. Even though the State of Hawaii has never verified that it is authentic, nor confirmed that all of the information on it matches an original birth certificate on file in Hawaii.

3) Ed believes that “the blurb in the Honolulu Advertiser confirms the data on the COLB”. Perhaps Ed should review the research done by ladysforest, and see if he still trusts that announcement.


If there is documentary evidence to prove every bit of the “Obama birth narrative”, then it should be a very simple matter to present it.

And if “natural born citizen” means nothing more than “native born citizen”, then it should be a very simple matter to show that with prior legal precedent.

President Ronald Reagan was famous for (among many other things) saying, “Trust, but verify”.

That is all we are asking for, as well.

Please support the efforts of this Lt. Col. to “trust, but verify” that his military orders, which originate from Obama’s decision to send troops to Afghanistan, are legal orders. If Obama is not eligible to hold the office of Commander in Chief, then those deployment orders are illegal orders originating from an illegal usurper of the office.

This Lt. Col. is asking something very basic, and he is being stonewalled. It’s downright criminal.

Trust, but Verify

by ITookTheRedPill

In a post on Obamacare, Ed Morrissey says:

… Obama wants them to trust him? … Take Reagan’s advice. Trust — but verify.

Ed should take his own advice.

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What Ed Morrissey Gets Wrong When Attacking “Birthers”

By Itooktheredpill

Over at HotAir.com, Ed Morrissey posted the following at 1:00 pm on February 6, 2010 :

Farah claimed that the Tea Party movement was partially fueled on the notion that Barack Obama isn’t really a native-born citizen of the US. … Breitbart responded, “When has a president ever been asked to prove his citizenship?” But in fact, Obama did do just that when he released the Certification of Live Birth in June 2008, in response to an entirely different question. That may have been the first time a Presidential candidate has ever done so, and the COLB is a document that could get Obama a passport, a driver’s license, and a Social Security number. It’s all the legal proof required. If that wasn’t enough, Obama’s political opponents found contemporaneous records of his birth in the Honolulu Advertiser from August 1961.

Let’s break that down sentence by sentence and show where Ed Morrissey, who is very talented and usually nails things spot-on, this time gets several things wrong…
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