Petition to the Hawaii Government to release Obama’s Vital Records

This Petition Campaign began on January 4, 2010.

Petition to the Hawaii Government to release Obama’s Vital Records

FULL TEXT OF PETITION

(To be included as a cover letter, with the consignment of every 1,000 petitions)

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Dear Esteemed Officials of the State of Hawai’i,

I am quite certain that you are aware that there is widespread public concern as to whether  or not Barack Hussein Obama II is eligible to serve as President in accordance with Article II, Section 1, Clause 5 of the U.S. Constitution, which requires that the president-elect be a “natural born Citizen” of the United States of America.

You may not be aware, however, that 4 Supreme Court Decisions have authoritatively explained that those born of two U.S. Citizens, on U.S. soil, are “natural born Citizens” [cf. The Venus, 12 U.S. 8 Cranch 253 253 (1814); Shanks v. Dupont, 28 U.S. 3 Pet. 242 242 (1830); Minor v. Happersett, 88 U.S. 162 (1875); United States v. Wong Kim Ark, 169 U.S. 649 (1898).]  In fact, the Supreme Court of the United States has never admitted the use of this term to describe the citizenship of any other category of citizen.

Barack Obama, however, claims as his father, Barrack Obama, Sr., a man who was a Citizen of the United Kingdom and Colonies in 1961.  He makes this claim in his book, Dreams from My Father, and via the release of an electronic image of a Hawaii Certification of Live Birth.  If such is the case, he cannot legitimately hold the U.S. Presidency.

As I am sure you will readily admit, it is patently absurd for the United States of America and its citizens to rely upon electronic images of alleged government documents, while the general public is refused an opportunity to inspect such documents.  Such a manner of acting violates all that America represents and everything which our Founding Fathers fought and died for in the American Revolution.  We are a nation of the people, by the people, and for the people. Our government by nature must be open and transparent.

The State of Hawai’i echoes this long tradition of freedom when in its Uniform Information Practices Act it states  (92F-2):

…the people are vested with the ultimate decision-making power. Government agencies exist to aid the people in the formation and conduct of public policy. Opening up the government processes to public scrutiny and participation is the only viable and reasonable method of protecting the public’s interest. Therefore the legislature declares that it is the policy of this State that the formation and conduct of public policy—the discussions, deliberations, decisions, and action of government agencies—shall be conducted as openly as possible.

WHEREFORE, being that upon entering the office which you presently hold, you swore: “that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States, and the Constitution of the State of Hawaii, and that I will faithfully discharge my duties…to best of my ability” (Hawai’i Constitution Article XVI, Section 4); and,

WHEREAS, the Hawai’i Constitution in its Preamble declares:  “We reaffirm our belief in a government of the people, by the people and for the people, and with an understanding and compassionate heart toward all the peoples of the earth”; and,

WHEREAS, the Constitution of the United States of America imposes in Article II, Section 1, Clause 5, the absolute requirement of being a “natural born Citizen” of the United States, in order to hold the Office of the U.S. Presidency; and,

WHEREAS, four Supreme Court decisions have defined that a “natural born” citizen is one born of two U.S. citizen parents, on U.S. soil (cf. see above), it having never defined or used the term to signify any another class of citizenship; and,

WHEREAS, Barack Hussein Obama II, in releasing an electronic image of what purports to be a Hawaii Certification of Live Birth, issued in 2007; has (1) claimed a British subject as a father, and (2) waived all right to oppose the disclosure of the originals on the grounds that such a disclosure would be “a clearly unwarranted invasion of personal privacy”[92F-13(1)]; and,

WHEREAS, on July 27, 2009, Dr. Chiyome Fukino, Director of the Hawai’i Department of Health, publicly admitted that said department has in its possession “the original vital records of Barack Hussein Obama” — even though for nearly all U.S. Citizens there is only one original vital record — and  furthermore since at the same time  she claimed  that he was a “natural-born American citizen” — a statement which seemingly both contradicts his claim that his father was Barrack Hussein Obama, Sr., and which does not specify his actual nationality, in a manner consistent with the terminology of 8 U.S. Code § 1401; and,

WHEREAS, the Hawai’i Uniform Information Practices Act specifies in 92F-12 that “each agency shall make available for public inspection and duplication … information collected and maintained for the purpose of making information available to the general public” (subsections 1 & 15), such as is the above mentioned press release of Dr. Fukino.

HENCE, as the above constitutes both a reasonable basis for doubt as to the citizenship status of Barack Hussein Obama II, in a matter touching the national security of these United States of America, and a reasonable basis to demand and allow for the disclosure of his vital records by the State;

And WHEREAS, inaction by Hawai’i State officials in disclosing these original vital records contributes to the growth of suspicions, doubts, and a weakening of the legitimacy of the State and Federal government; and,

WHEREAS the defense of the legitimacy of these institutions is a sufficiently compelling State interest (cf. Hawai’i Constitution, Article I, Section 6) overriding Obama’s rights to privacy in this matter;

THEREFORE,

We, the undersigned, demand in the name of an open and transparent government, accountable to the people it serves, that the State of Hawaii release ALL VITAL RECORDS, which pertain to the individual known as “Barack Hussein Obama II,” and ALL government documents pertaining to the preparation of the public statements made by Dr. Fukino in regard to the same, which are in possession of any State government office or agency, registry, or held by any governmental officer (such as the State Attorney General) or representative, whether these be original, amended, modified, or otherwise, and that such a release,

(1) Be publicly announced,

(2) Provide the general public the opportunity to personally view the originals under conditions which would guarantee their safety and protection,

(3) Include an independent verification of the authenticity of the documents,

(4) Be done immediately, that is, within the next 30 days, or as soon as possible, and

(5) Be effected by whatever legal or administrative means are necessary, whether by order of the State Governor, the Director of the Department of Health, or by a special enactment of the State Legislature, or by whatever other effective means.

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TEXT OF LETTER TO BE SENT TO STATE OFFICIALS

(In the name of each individual, who signs on to this petition campaign)

Month, day, Year

Name of Elected Official
Street Address
City, State  Zip Code

Appropriate Salutation:

As I am sure you will readily admit, it is patently absurd for the United States of America and its citizens to rely upon electronic images of alleged government documents, while the general public is refused an opportunity to inspect such documents.  Such a manner of acting violates all that America represents and everything which our Founding Fathers fought and died for in the American Revolution.  The State of Hawaii echoes this long tradition of freedom when in its Uniform Information Practices Act it states: “the legislature declares that it is the policy of this State that the formation and conduct of public policy—the discussions, deliberations, decisions, and action of government agencies—shall be conducted as openly as possible.”

WHEREFORE, being that upon entering the office which you presently hold, you swore: “that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States, and the Constitution of the State of Hawaii, and that I will faithfully discharge my duties…to best of my ability” (Hawai’i Constitution Article XVI, Section 4); and, WHEREAS, the Hawai’i Constitution in its Preamble declares:  “We reaffirm our belief in a government of the people, by the people and for the people, and with an understanding and compassionate heart toward all the peoples of the earth”; and, WHEREAS, the Constitution of the United States of America imposes in Article II, section 1, paragraph 5, the absolute requirement of being a “natural born Citizen” of the United States, in order to hold the Office of the U.S. Presidency; and, WHEREAS, four Supreme Court decisions have defined that a “natural born” citizen is one born of two U.S. citizen parents, on U.S. soil (cf. see above), it having never defined or used the term to signify any another class of citizenship; and, WHEREAS, Barack Hussein Obama II, in releasing an electronic image of what purports to be a Hawaii Certification of Live Birth, issued in 2007; has (1) claimed a British subject as a father, and (2) waived all right to oppose the disclosure of the originals on the grounds that such a disclosure would be “a clearly unwarranted invasion of personal privacy”[92F-13(1)]; and, WHEREAS, on July 27, 2009, Dr. Chiyome Fukino, Director of the Hawai’i Department of Health, publicly admitted that said department has in its possession “the original vital records of Barack Hussein Obama” — even though for nearly all U.S. Citizens there is only one original vital record — and  furthermore since at the same time  she claimed  that he was a “natural-born American citizen” — a statement which seemingly both contradicts his claim that his father was Barrack Hussein Obama, Sr., and which does not specify his actual nationality, in a manner consistent with the terminology of 8 U.S. Code § 1401; and, WHEREAS, the Hawai’i Uniform Information Practices Act specifies in 92F-12 that “each agency shall make available for public inspection and duplication … information collected and maintained for the purpose of making information available to the general public” (subsections 1 & 15), such as is the above mentioned press release of Dr. Fukino.

HENCE, as the above constitutes both a reasonable basis for doubt as to the citizenship status of Barack Hussein Obama II, in a matter touching the national security of these United States of America, and a reasonable basis to demand and allow for the disclosure of his vital records by the State;

And WHEREAS, inaction by Hawaii State officials in disclosing these original vital records contributes to the growth of suspicions, doubts, and a weakening of the legitimacy of the State and Federal government; and, WHEREAS the defense of the legitimacy of these institutions is a sufficiently compelling State interest (cf. Hawai’i Constitution, Article I, Section 6) overriding Obama’s rights to privacy in this matter;

THEREFORE,

I, the undersigned, demand in the name of an open and transparent government, accountable to the people it serves, that the State of Hawaii release ALL VITAL RECORDS, which pertain to the individual known as “Barack Hussein Obama II,” and ALL government documents pertaining to the preparation of the public statements made by Dr. Fukino in regard to the same, which are in possession of any State government office or agency, registry, or held by any governmental officer (such as the State Attorney General) or representative, whether these be original, amended, modified, or otherwise.

To read the full text of my petition, see http://www.thepostemail.com/2009/12/26/petition

I affirm that the people of the United States have the right to know who their president is; such a right includes full disclosure of all documents pertaining to his citizenship status and his constitutional eligibility to hold said office.

Signed,

Name of Petition-signer

Street Address
City, State Zip Code

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10 Responses to Petition to the Hawaii Government to release Obama’s Vital Records

  1. ShowMeTheBC

    Monday, December 28, 2009 at 6:27 AM

    Can’t wait to sign whatever you come up with. Looks good so far!

    Great site as well! I have a feeling you guys are gonna have a nice run.

  2. John Charlton

    Monday, December 28, 2009 at 12:46 AM

    Texoma,

    You are correct in noticing the subtlety of the petition: it was crafted for a win-win situation; to checkmake the entire State government. Even if they deny it, egg will be on their face. And such a denial could be used one day to prosecute the culpable for conspiracy to overthrow the Republic, if infact it was not the case that both parents were U.S. citizens and the child, Barack Jr., was born on U.S. soil.

  3. Ladysforest

    Sunday, December 27, 2009 at 10:51 PM

    Hi John,
    I’m behind your effort 100%. I’ll post it on my blog and my forum. Might I suggest that you provide a PO box for those that need to mail in a payment/contribution? Not as a personal check but rather a MONEY ORDER instead. This would pose no banking problems for you and are very inexpensive if the sender were to purchase at the bank they do business with or at the US Post Office.

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    Mr. Charlton says: I commiserate with those who do not have credit cards to be able to send an electronic payment nor a paypal account. I am in the same boat myself. But I just don’t have the volunteer staff to key in all the data manually. The Post & Email is still working on incorporating, but as it is no one gets a salary for anything, yet.

    If I put out a POB, and 1000 checks arrived, how would The Post & Email fulfil the obligation it took upon itself to send out petitions in their name?

    My writers and I would have to stop everything and mail your checks in boxes to each other to do the work to key them all in. That is neither secure, nor does it serve the readers who want to see new articles; nor those who have made electronic payments, whose petitions need to be processed and mailed out. And I don’t want to add to the cost of everyone to process checks coming from a minority.

    I am willing, therefore, but unable to accept checks of any kind at this time.

  4. Texoma Ed

    Sunday, December 27, 2009 at 4:52 PM

    I disagree about leaving out the four US Supreme Court decisions, each of which defined natural born citizen as someone born in the country to citizen parents. If Hawaii is successful in defeating the efforts to reveal Obama’s vital records, which may show a birthplace outside of the US, then they would still need to explain and back up their statement that Obama is a natural born citizen, given that Obama has admitted on his website (see quote below) that his father was not a US citizen.

    “When Barack Obama Jr. was born on Aug. 4,1961, in Honolulu, Kenya was a British colony, still part of the United Kingdom’s dwindling empire. As a Kenyan native, Barack Obama Sr. was a British subject whose citizenship status was governed by The British Nationality Act of 1948. That same act governed the status of Obama Sr.‘s children.”

    They would have to answer this question: How can the status at birth of a US natural born citizen be “governed” by the laws of Great Britain?

  5. MinutemanCDC_SC

    Sunday, December 27, 2009 at 3:56 PM

    Please forgive me for naysaying, but this information will not be released. If push comes to shove, the demanded information will be mysteriously cauterized from State of Hawaii records, just as the passport file was cauterized.
    http://atlasshrugs2000.typepad.com/atlas_shrugs/2009/04/key-witness-in-presidential-passport-tampering-case-murdered.html
    (Incidentally, “Lt.” was Quarles Harris’ first name; he was not a lieutenant.)

  6. Bert Lawrence

    Sunday, December 27, 2009 at 11:49 AM

    John. I am encouraged and delighted that you are directing this movement. However, I have a problem: I have no credit card and will need to send a check when I am desiring to be a party to the letter that will be sent.
    Please give out an address so I and others who have this same porblem can be part of it.
    Thank you,
    Bert Lawrence

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    Mr. Charlton replies: Bert the insecurity of checks, and the fact that the letters of petition will be printed by computers, means that if we accepted checks, we would have to charge a lot more for those submitting petitions and paying by check, to hire someone to key in their name and address, and then delay their sending, while risks paying “bounced check” fees at the bank ($25 per check); all of which we could do, but not without larger financial resources and a larger volunteer staff, since we are scattered round the country, and the one volunteer who does the banking is already overwhelmed with work.

  7. ksdb

    Sunday, December 27, 2009 at 5:27 AM

    This petition is way too long. If I were a public official in Hawaii, I doubt that I would bother to read it. A simpler petition might inspire more cooperation. I’d leave out citations of Supreme Court rulings and the text of the statements made by Dr. Fukino. Maybe something like:

    “This letter is being sent to you in the interest of open and transparent government. Your state’s Uniform Information Practices Act says the public’s right to know outweighs an individual’s privacy interests. We understand your Department of Health holds records pertaining to the birth and citizenship of the president of the United States. He is the most public figure in the world and does nto have the same legal right to privacy as regular citizens.

    You are probably well aware of the number of requests being made on a regular basis to your Department of Health to release the president’s vital records. There is current and historical interest in releasing these records to the public for full disclosure. Release of these records would answer the many questions being asked by the public and mitigate the demand and burden put upon your Department of Health. Further, there is concern that American citizens are being denied basic access to information held by the health department in direct violation of Hawaii’s own disclosure laws and practices. The state of Hawaii should respect the public’s right to know and not hide information or attempt to mislead the public.

    Contacts have been made to the Office of Information Practices to get help in releasing information. This has been somewhat successful, but it appears the Department of Health is intentionally ignoring some of this office’s directives, apparently to hide information, but for no legitimate reason.

    As a public servant, we request your help in unlocking access to all vital records pertaining to the president, who himself, has pledged transparency in government. These vital records are the most basic documents for proving birth and citizenship.”

    If you wanted to cite a couple of the UIPA rules and demonstrate how they are being ignored, that would be okay, but keep it short. They don’t need definitions of natural born citizen or other extraneous narrative.

  8. MinutemanCDC_SC

    Sunday, December 27, 2009 at 12:54 AM

    My great hope is for Divine intervention.

    But until that happens, Mr. Obama probably considers the greatest threat to his usurpation to be the rallying of the U.S. armed forces to support and defend the Constitution of the United States.

    I would prefer to send such a petition to the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

  9. MinutemanCDC_SC

    Sunday, December 27, 2009 at 12:47 AM

    We have the truth; Mr. Obama has (limited) power.

    Usually, might overrules right, unless and until greater might rallies to the banner of the truth and the right:
    Moses vs. Pharaoh,
    David vs. Goliath and the Philistines,
    the Maccabees vs. the Seleucids,
    the Habsburg army vs. the Ottoman Empire,
    Great Britain, the U.S., and the Allies vs. the Third Reich,
    Coalition forces led by the U.S. vs. Saddam Hussein and the Baathists of Iraq.

    But there are some notable exceptions:
    Mahatma Gandhi in India,
    Dr. Martin Luther King in the U.S.,
    Lech Walesa in Poland,
    Desmond Tutu in South Africa.

  10. Texoma Ed

    Sunday, December 27, 2009 at 12:43 AM

    A very well-written petition, and I will be sure to participte and spread the word on other sites that I blog on.

    Also, a very good reply to Ann. However, I believe that even if Obama was born in Hawaii and it turns out that his real parents were US citizens (and a such he really was a natural born citizen at birth), that he still would not meet the intent of the Founding Fathers.

    Requiring that presidents be natural born citizens was a means to an end, and that end was to have presidents who had no foreign entanglements and whose allegiance was 100% to the US. This end is evidenced by the 14-year residency requirement in Article II Section 1 Cause 5. It was not enough that presidents be natural born citizens, for the Founding Fathers understood that foreign influence comes not only from birthplace and birthparents, but also from having lived in foreign lands — and so intent of the 14-year residency requirement was to cleanse (so to speak) a natural born citizen president of foreign influence.

    So this is why Obama, even if found to be a natural born citizen, does not pass the Constitutional intent of the Founding Fathers. We cannot change history. Obama’s history is that of a dual citizen since birth, and with that history came the foreign claim upon his birth (from Britain and Kenya) and foreign influence that the Founding Fathers did not want in presidents.