Congress Goes Wild on Hawaii, Natural Born Citizenship

CNN reporter Lou Dobbs (and others in the press, including El Rushbo) really got the rhetorical juices flowing on eligibility by seriously discussing Mr. Obama’s birth certificate (or lack thereof). In fact, according to, some individuals are so mad at Mr. Dobbs that they’ve set up a site to try to take him out of the reporter’s chair:

By the way, Media Matters has unveiled a new site solely devoted to attacking Lou Dobbs and CNN for turning the network over to birthers, which is another sign that the birther tale is good business both sides.

And as you might have noticed from the referenced link, now Congress is officially trying to get around the eligibility issue as Rep. Neil Abercrombie (D-HI) attempted to introduce legislation that not only recognizes the 50th anniversary of Hawaii as the 50th State, but declaring that Mr. Obama was born there (via

While the struggle to pass health-care reform legislation continues as the biggest story in Congress right now, that other “news” story just won’t seem to die:

Dem Rep. Neil Abercrombieof Hawaii is going to introduce a resolution on the House floor today that seems designed to put House GOPers who are flirting with birtherism in a jam.

The measure Abercrombie will introduce commemorates the 50th anniversary of Hawaii’s statehood. But here’s the rub, his spokesman tells me: It describes Hawaii as Barack Obama’s birthplace.

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Kerchner v. Obama: Defendant’s Reply to Plaintiff’s Opposition Brief

Mario Apuzzo, attorney for Plaintiffs in Kerchner v. Obama, reports that the Defendants have filed their reply to his Opposition Brief:

Kerchner v Obama & Congress DOC 37 Defendants Reply to Plaintiffs Opposition Brief to Defendants MTD

Charles Kerchner, the lead Plaintiff, makes the following commentary:

As I read these documents and the docket, the motion decision dates are now scheduled as follows: on or about 3 August 2009 on the Defendants’ motion to dismiss the entire lawsuit and on or about 17 August 2009 on the Plaintiffs’ cross-motion to get leave from the court for the 2nd Amended Verified Complaint portion of the lawsuit Nunc Pro Tunc, which said motion the Defendants are opposing as the defendants want that 2nd Amended Verified Complaint stricken. Note: The 2nd Amended Verified Complaint was the only one served on the Defendants.

Atty Apuzzo will likely comment more on this later.

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Eligibility Update: Cook v. Simtech Complaint Filed, Dismissed; Kerchner v. Obama Advertorial; Donofrio on Candidate Qualifications

Rev. Tom Terry, Plaintiff in a Georgia-based eligibility lawsuit, Terry v. Handel, recently issued the following news release concerning Sergeant Stefan Cook’s latest filing, Cook v. Simtech:


Contact: Dr. Orly Taitz, Esq.

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News Update: Major Stefan Cook Files New Suit Seeking Verification of Legitimacy of Obama as President and Commander-in-Chief.

Tampa, FL. 07/26/2009 – Major Stefan Frederick Cook of Tampa, FL has filed an eight-count “Complaint for Damages, Declaratory Judgment, and Injunctive Relief” in Federal District Middle Florida Court in Tampa, FL on 7/24/09. The attorney representing Major Cook is Dr. Orly Taitz, Esq., a licensed attorney in California who has filed other cases around the nation seeking discovery of Barack Hussein Obama’s Constitutional qualification as a natural born citizen to be President of the United States and the Commander-in-Chief of the Military. Dr. Taitz, a licensed dentist in CA, also serves as legal counsel for presidential candidate and former Ambassador Dr. Alan Keyes. Dr. Keyes filed a separate suit against Mr. Obama on January 20, 2009 that will be heard in Federal District Court in California by Judge David O. Carter. Keyes’ case is the first court case in which a judge has agreed to hear the legitimacy of Obama’s presidency. The date for Keyes’ hearing has not been set.

Major Cook’s most recent court filing ( Florida District Court follows a July 16 decision by Judge Clay Land in Federal District Middle Georgia Court in Columbus, GA to deny Cook’s request for injunctive relief.  The Army moved quickly before that date of hearing to revoke his deployment orders to Afghanistan and Judge Land agreed with the Army’s counsel who argued that the case was then moot.

Asked about the new filing, Maj. Cooks responded: “I hope that this situation is resolved quickly and based on the merits of the arguments – not on the basis of procedural grounds.  My expectations are that I shall ultimately be vindicated through either this injunction filed in Florida or through the case filed in California. I passionately want to restore faith in both the Constitution of the United States of America as well as its Government.”

Cook is seeking the Court to declare that his officer’s oath, “to 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,” requires him to challenge the chain of command if there is a reasonable suspicion that Mr. Obama is a possible Presidential Usurper. His filing asserts that Mr. Obama has taken the office of President under false pretenses of constitutional qualifications since he has withheld his original birth certificate that would verify his U.S. natural born citizenship and thus may be a “domestic enemy”, and “a clear and present danger as an enemy to the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America.”

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