Report: Obama Will Have to Produce Birth Certificate to Run Again


obama-muslimIt could be a game-changer. A plan in Arizona to require presidential candidates to prove their eligibility to occupy the Oval Office is approaching critical mass, even though it has just been introduced.

The proposal from state Rep. Judy Burges, who carried a similar plan that fell short last year only because of political maneuvering, was introduced yesterday with 16 members of the state Senate as co-sponsors.

It needs only 16 votes in the Senate to pass.

In the House, there are 25 co-sponsors, with the need for only 31 votes for passage, and Burges told WND that there were several chamber members who confirmed they support the plan and will vote for it, but simply didn’t wish to be listed as co-sponsors.

The proposal, which also is being taken up in a number of other states, is highly specific and directly addresses the questions that have been raised by Barack Obama’s occupancy of the White House. It says:

Within ten days after submittal of the names of the candidates, the national political party committee shall submit an affidavit of the presidential candidate in which the presidential candidate states the candidate’s citizenship and age and shall append to the affidavit documents that prove that the candidate is a natural born citizen, prove the candidate’s age and prove that the candidate meets the residency requirements for President of the United States as prescribed in article II, section 1, Constitution of the United States.

The critical phrases are “natural born citizen” and the requirements of “article II, section 1, Constitution of the United States,” which imposes on the president a requirement not demanded of other state and federal officeholders.

At the time the Constitution was written, many analysts agree, a “natural born citizen” was considered to be a citizen born of two citizen parents. If that indeed is correct, Obama never would have been qualified to be president, as he himself has confirmed his father was a Kenyan subject to the jurisdiction of the United Kingdom, making Obama a dual citizen with Kenyan and American parentage at his birth.

Other definitions have called for a “natural born citizen” to be born of citizen parents inside the nation.

There have been dozens of lawsuits and challenges over the fact that Obama’s “natural born citizen” status never has been documented. The “Certification of Live Birth” his campaign posted online is a document that Hawaii has made available to those not born in the state.

The controversy stems from the Constitution, Article 2, Section 1, which states, “No Person except a natural born Citizen, or a Citizen of the United States, at the time of the Adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the Office of President.”

The challenges to Obama’s eligibility allege he does not qualify because he was not born in Hawaii in 1961 as he claims, or that he fails to qualify because he was a dual citizen, through his father, of the U.S. and the United Kingdom’s Kenyan terroritory when he was born and the framers of the Constitution specifically excluded dual citizens from eligibility.

There are several cases still pending before the courts over Obama’s eligibility. Those cases, however, almost all have been facing hurdles created by the courts’ interpretation of “standing,” meaning someone who is being or could be harmed by the situation. The courts have decided almost unanimously that an individual taxpayer faces no damages different from other taxpayers, therefore doesn’t have standing. Judges even have ruled that other presidential candidates are in that position.

The result is that none of the court cases to date has reached the level of discovery, through which Obama’s birth documentation could be brought into court.

Obama even continued to withhold the information during a court-martial of a military officer, Lt. Col. Terrence Lakin, who challenged his deployment orders on the grounds Obama may not be a legitimate president. Lakin was convicted and sent to prison.

Burges told WND she’s asked the proposal to be assigned to the Government Committee.

“I think every American should consider it of prime importance to ensure that all candidates for the highest elected position in our nation meet all constitutional requirements,” she told WND. “We do not accept the federal government’s unconstitutional treatment of states as one of their extended branches.”

The Arizona bill also requires attachments, “which shall be sworn to under penalty of perjury,” including “an original long form birth certificate that includes the date and place of birth, the names of the hospital and the attending physician and signatures of the witnesses in attendance.”

It also requires testimony that the candidate “has not held dual or multiple citizenship and that the candidate’s allegiance is solely to the United States of America.”

“If both the candidate and the national political party committee for that candidate fail to submit and swear to the documents prescribed in this section, the secretary of state shall not place that presidential candidate’s name on the ballot in this state,” the state plan explains.

The governor’s office is occupied by Republican Jan Brewer, who has had no difficulty in bringing direct challenges to Washington, such as a year ago when lawmakers adopted provisions that allowed state law enforcement officers to enforce federal immigration law. The state’s move prompted an immediate court challenge by Washington.

WND also has reported that similar efforts are under way in Montana, Pennsylvania, Georgia and Texas:


Under Montana’s plan by Rep. Bob Wagner, candidates would have to document their eligibility and also provide for protection for state taxpayers to prevent them from being billed for “unnecessary expense and litigation” involving the failure of ‘federal election officials’ to do their duty.

“There should be no question after the fact as to the qualifications [of a president],” Wagner told WND. “The state of Montana needs to have [legal] grounds to sue for damages for the cost of litigation.”

Wagner’s legislation cites the Constitution’s requirement that the president hold “natural born citizenship” and the fact that the “military sons and daughters of the people of Montana and all civil servants to the people of Montana are required by oath to defend and uphold the Constitution of the United States and Montana against enemies foreign and domestic.”

But there are estimates of up to $2 million being spent on Obama’s defense against eligibility lawsuits. There have been dozens of them and some have been running for more than two years. So Wagner goes a step beyond.

“Whereas, it would seem only right and just to positively certify eligibility for presidential and congressional office at the federal level; and whereas, it is apparent that the federal authority is negligent in the matter; therefore, the responsibility falls upon the state; and whereas, this act would safeguard the people of Montana from unnecessary expense and litigation and the possibility that federal election officials fail in their duty and would ensure that the State of Montana remains true to the Constitution,” says his proposed legislation.


In Pennsylvania, there was excitement over the GOP majority of both houses of the state legislature as well as the governor’s office.

Assemblyman Daryl Metcalfe told WND he is working on a proposal that would demand documentation of constitutional eligibility.

He described it as a “problem” that there has been no established procedure for making sure that presidential candidates meet the Constitution’s requirements for age, residency and being a “natural born citizen.”

“We hope we would be able to pass this legislation and put it into law before the next session,” he said.

He said any one of the states imposing such a requirement would be effective in solving his concerns.

“I think the public relations nightmare that would ensue if any candidate would thumb their noses at a single state would torpedo their campaign,” he told WND.


Rep. Mark Hatfield has confirmed to WND that he will have a similar proposal pending.

He had introduced the legislation at the end of last year’s session to put fellow lawmakers on alert that the issue was coming.

“I do plan to reintroduce the bill,” he told WND. “We’ll move forward with trying to get it before a committee.”

In Georgia, Republicans hold majorities in both houses of the legislature as well as “every constitutional statewide office,” he noted.

“I would be optimistic that we can [adopt the legislation],” he said.

Hatfield said if only one or two states adopt such requirements, it readily will be apparent whether a candidate has issues with eligibility documentation or not. And while he noted a president could win a race without support from a specific state, a failure to qualify on the ballot “would give voters in other states pause, about whether or not a candidate is in fact qualified,” he said.

“My goal is to make sure any person that aspires to be president meets the constitutional requirements,” he said. “This is a first step in that direction.”

Read more at WorldNetDaily.



  1. Every day that passes without his birth certificate lends more credence to the claim that he is in fact NOT a citizen.
    What his supporters will claim, come 2012 is his eligibility based on the fact that he already held office…you wait and see.

  2. I’m amazed that this is still going on and that Matzav is still publishing these stories.

    They released his certificate of live birth over 2 years ago.

    Check it out here

    It’s an official document. It certifies his birth.

    There’s also an ad in the paper announcing his birth (not official, but whereas one might claim some conspiracy regarding the certificate of live birth, the only explanation of the advertisement involves incredible foresight or time travel.)

  3. why ?
    don`t we learn that someone who lived for 3 years on a piece of land can claim hassacka?
    so he is then president by hassacka.
    then there is the other thing, what do we care about which goy comes from where to be elligible for what ?
    they are all goym.

  4. A bill is needed for what is a basic requirement for many jobs? The Secret Service should seize Obama and make him produce the documents that are needed to qualify for the job he has.

  5. to HAHA:

    1 – Contrary to your natural slip of the brain – the USA runs on democratic law provided by the constitution

    2 – If you don’t like goyim so much, why aren’t you living in Israel?

  6. Arizona has 11 electoral votes. Does Obama need those votes? That’s the question.

    To icomeanon:

    No document is official without a signature – something that’s plainly on my birth certificate, yet glaringly absent on Obama’s. Hm.

  7. To Icomeanon
    That certificate is NOT the long form of the birth certificate! That certificate was possibly able to be acquired by someone who was born outside the country. This is why this issue is still on the table. It is not Matziv who keeps on digging up this issue, its the congressman and senators who are working to pass laws!

  8. This should be so obvious to everyone-nothing to do with President Obama. One needs to submit proof of age and citizenship (5 points) to get a driver’s license. Why can a person run for President without submitting any sort of proof?

  9. Are you people serious? the certificate WAS released you can see it for yourself, (incidently what is it baout this president that makes you demand a birth certificate, how is he different than the 43 previous ones hmm…) If you dont accept it or claim it isne good enough or isnt real, fine that is your right but stop pretending all you want is for him to do that which has already been done, you wont be satisfied by anything until 2016 when he is out of office.
    Its the 90% of you wacko republicans who give the sane 10% a bad name, stop destroying a once great party

  10. A certificate of live birth is not a birth certificate. Anyone (including grandparents who missed the birth of their grandchild because it took place on a visit overseas) can ask for such a document, regardless of whether or not the person was born there. Also, those same grandparents could have put the birth announcement in the newspaper. Why doesn’t someone call Rabbi Pinny Lipschutz and ask him how many of the birth announcements in Spreading Simcha in the Yated are put in by parents, and how many by other miscellaneous proud relatives.

  11. Even Eric Cantor says this is a non-issue. Can these “birthers” get a life? The Supreme Court threw their “quest” out a long time ago.

    If you don’t like the President – OK, it’s a democracy. But whatever these people are smoking, it’s not tobacco.

  12. This entire discussion is a ridiculous. It has been proven that he is a citizen. He has shown his birth certificate. The republican leadership accepted this.

    The man is our president, and while we may not agree with him WE OWE HIM RESPECT. We have the right to voice our opinion and the responsibility to due so appropriately and with civility.

    Please Matzav, stop publishing this drivel. Obama is our president, he is a US citizen and he is not a muslim. Stop showing pictures out of context and stop making claims even most of the extreme conservatives have stopped making. this only supports the unfortunate notion that erliche yidden are not informed or well educated.

  13. midwesterner, how many of those “miscellaneous proud relatives” do you think lie about the address? And why would they so that almost 50 years later, he’ll be able to run for president? Even among conspiracy theories this one is ridiculous

  14. During the 2008 campaign there was confusion and misinformation on the subject of Obama’s Birth Certificate.

    Rather than go into lengthy discussion on this matter, the readers of this site would be more informed by accessing the following website:

    You will find a compilation of over 100 reputable news stories on this issue

    The articles listed at this link will answer many of your questions.

  15. To #14. Comment from Please don’t publish these articles.

    It is clearly obvious that you are a left wing liberal.

    All Americans deserve to hear all opinions and have the right to do so under our Constitution.

    Left wingers apparently disregard constitutional requirements. They suppress and try to prevent opposing articles from being published if they do not meet the left wing requirements.

    You have no right to censor what others believe to be true. You do have a right to voice your opinion or as most liberals have a tendency to do, not read the article at all.

    As to the subject matter at hand, if Obama would just release his ORIGINAL Birth Certificate to the American Voters who hired him, then this question would go away once and for all.

  16. to #14

    Breath in, breath out, breath in, breath out.

    Doing these breathing exercises won’t help you obtain saichel but it will calm you down.

    Breath in, breath out, breath in, breath out.

  17. how did obama become our president with showing someone his birth certificate or did you just take his word for it???and why didnt someone check it out first just what is our world coming to???? and were he went to law school know one knows him there shouldn’t a teacher or a friend remember him if he was in law school but know one knows him ??why


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