Wednesday, January 6, 2009 update:
Ballot-access.org confirms that the letter has, in fact, been sent:
U.S. House member Nathan Deal, a Republican from northwest Georgia, sent a letter to President Barack Obama on December 1, 2009, asking the President to furnish a more complete birth certificate. See this story. Congressman Deal’s office confirms that the story is true. However, no response to the letter has been received. Deal’s web page does not appear to mention his letter.
Deal, an attorney, was elected to Congress in 1992 as a Democrat. He switched parties in 1995. He is currently running for Governor. He was re-elected in 2008 with more than 75% of the vote. Thanks to Bill Van Allen for the link.
Deal has not co-sponsored HB 1503, the bill to require candidates for President to file a birth certificate with the Federal Election Commission. That bill only has eleven co-sponsors.
After I reported on Rep. Nathan Deal’s (R-GA) forthcoming request for Mr. Obama’s birth certificate (along with a previous update), the following commentary from “Pixel Patriot” at the CitizenWells blog reports that Rep. Deal sent a PDF document to the White House on December 1, 2009:
I have just spoken with Todd Smith, the Chief of Staff for Representative Nathan Deal of the United States House of Representatives serving Georgia’s 9th district.
Representative Deal has sent a letter to Putative President Barack Hussein Obama requesting him to prove his eligibility for the office of President of the United States of America. The letter was sent electronically the first of December 2009 in pdf format and Mr. Smith said that Representative Deal has confirmation by Putative President Obama’s staff that it has been received. The letter did not have additional signatories. It originated solely from Representative Deal.
At this time, Rep. Deal’s site provides no immediate confirmation of the above news, nor does a cursory Google news search. Nevertheless, it is sometimes better confirmation to hear from someone who has actually contacted the Representative’s office instead of waiting for anyone in the press to pick up on the story.
“Pixel Patriot” went on to give their opinion on the context of this story:
Now, what does his mean? This is probably the first time in 233 years of American history that a sitting member of the House of Representatives has officially challenged the legitimacy of a sitting president….one full year into his term.
This forever changes the public discourse.
Even if the Putative President ignores the challenge, he cannot hide from it; because by doing so he admits his guilt through silence. The question has to be asked near and far, why would a President who has promised greater transparency than any previous administration; pay upwards of 2 million dollars of taxpayer money to hide documents that could resolve the matter once and for all-time for a price of twenty dollars. He has publically admitted on more than one occasion that his father was NOT an American citizen. This alone disqualifies him from eligibility based on Article 2 Section 1 Paragraph 5 of the Constitution, and consequently makes him a usurper.
Representative Deal understanding full well the magnitude and gravity of the situation and recognizing that it places our country in a national security crisis, has rightfully confronted the issue head on. The ramifications are so serious that all laws signed by a Putative President are null and void and soldiers sent into war under his command can be tried as war criminals.
Representative Deal is not a “Birther”, he is a “Truther”; as the millions of others who have been seeking irrefutable proof for over a year and a half!
Not a single law suit to date has been decided on the merits of the case with numerous cases yet to be resolved or dismissed.
To show support for Representative Deal, you may contact him here:
The Honorable Nathan Deal
2133 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20515-1009
DC Phone: 202-225-5211
DC Fax: 202-225-8272
Email Address: http://www.house.gov/deal/contact.shtml
WWW Homepage: http://www.house.gov/deal/
See the following links regarding the eligibility saga:
- The background:
- The questions:
- The State Department and Sen. Patrick Leahy’s (D-VT) Natural Born Citizen Resolution (April 10, 2008)