HOWEVER, ANSWER DISREGARDS CONSTITUTIONAL REQUIREMENTS FOR PRESIDENTIAL ELIGIBILITY
by Sharon Rondeau
(Mar. 30, 2010) — Many of our readers are reporting that they have received a letter from Hawaii State Senator Fred Hemmings in response to The Post & Email’s Hawaii Petition and letters mailed on March 1, 2010. The text of Hemmings’s response is as follows:
March 23, 2010
To whom it may concern:
Dwelling on the non issue of President Obama’s place of birth is harmful. His birth was reported in Honolulu papers and has been validated by Hawaii state officials. You are hurting those of us with legitimate concerns with President Obama’s ultra left agenda by the dogged pursuit of this nonissue. Please stop and concentrate your efforts on the huge and vexing problems that Obama is creating by his disastrous policies.
Senator Fred Hemmings
State of Hawai’i
Senator Hemmings is one of only four Republicans in the Hawaii legislature and to date, the only legislator who has responded to the thousands of letters which The Post & Email sent to Hawaii officials regarding the question of Obama’s constitutional eligibility to serve as president.
However, his response appears to be an attempt to marginalize the eligibility issue by falsely stating that Obama’s “birth was reported in Honolulu papers and has been validated by Hawaii state officials.” As The Post & Email recently reported, the only Hawaii official to have made any type of statement about Obama’s origins is Dr. Chiyome Fukino, Director of the Health Department. No other official from Hawaii will back up Fukino’s claim nor provide any supporting documentation as is required by Hawaii’s UIPA law.
While The Post & Email agrees with Senator Hemmings that Obama’s policies are “disastrous,” the bigger issue is whether or not Obama is even eligible to occupy the office of president and therefore sign legislation, treaties, and executive orders to enact those policies. If Obama does not meet the definition of “natural born Citizen,” which by his own admission he does not, then he should step down or be removed from office as a usurper.
Moreover, Senator Hemmings apparently does not understand that Article II, Section 1, paragraph 5 of the U.S. Constitution requires that the president be a “natural born Citizen,” which means more than simply being born in the United States. It means that both parents would have had to be citizens at the time of the child’s birth to avoid the confict of dual citizenship and foreign allegiances.
Hemmings’s letter is another indication that both state and federal legislators are either completely ignorant of the requirements of the U.S. Constitution or are choosing to ignore what the Constitution says.
Some of our readers have sent the following response to Sen. Hemmings:
Dear Senator Hemmings,
I think you are a bit misinformed and perhaps I can enlighten you on a couple of matters. My reason for requesting releasable information under your UIPA laws are entirely my own. I neither know nor care if Obama was born in Hawaii or not. That is not his problem. Obama’s problem is with the U.S. Constitution and his ineligibility to serve as our president under the requirements of Article II, Section 1, Clause 5. Mr. Obama is not a natural born citizen as required. Even if he were born in Hawaii, because his father was British/Kenyan, so was Barack Obama at his birth. So that is Obama’s little problem and one he will, sooner or later, be called to account for. And those who have been complicit aiding and abetting in Obama’s fraud will also be brought to justice. The momentum is building all across this land, by state legislatures and attorneys general, multitudinous lawsuits, and citizen lawsuits, to name a few, to expose this fraud against our country.
Your letter’s sentiment is vastly misplaced. For you to dismiss a matter of Constitutional importance and with huge ramifications for this country is incredulous. Obama could have been born in Hawaii, Timbuctu, or under Philadelphia’s liberty bell. We who love this country and clearly understand the Constitutional issue simply do not care where he was born. We do care that he most decidedly is not a natural born citizen. Only such a person would have undivided allegiance to his country. Obama, if his mother had been a U.S. citizen five years after her 14th birthday (she wasn’t), would have received both American and British/Kenyan citizenship. Dual citizenship = dual allegiance. The best Obama could be is a dual citizen. Since he is not eligible to serve as president, his “disastrous policies” stem from a disastrous fraud. You can’t just treat the symptoms; you must treat the disease. The disease is his ineligibility to sign any kind of laws, or pursue any kind of agenda.
I am surprised that a man who is a state senator presumably does not know that Barack Obama is constitutionally ineligible to serve as a de jure president, and thus, is a usurper. Or if you did know and are being complicit in a cover-up? If so, that is a very dangerous position to be in.
No more thinly-veiled threats, sir, as that is how I perceived your letter to me. I suggest you get your head out of the sand and join the rest of us who will never stop until the truth is known. If you do not, you will prove to have been on the wrong side of history, at the very least. Do you really want your constituents to believe you helped cover up Obama’s fraud on this country?
Fighting for the truth,
Dear Sen. Hemmings,
Line by line I am compelled to respond to your letter of March 23, 2010 regarding the Constitutional eligibility of Barry Soetero aka Barack Obama.
Per your opening line- “Dwelling on the non issue of President Obama’s place of birth is harmful.” Your position defending the very oath your swore to uphold the Constitution of this Republic in taking the office of senator is revealed by this first admission, “it is a non issue”. Why is it a non issue? Are you saying natural born status as an American citizen is no longer required? Are you stating the requirement no longer applies? When did the requirement of natural born status become amended in our founding documents?
Second sentence- “His birth was recorded in Honolulu papers and has been validated by Hawaii officials.” This statement alone reveals your unqualified discernment to ascertain the serious aspects of passing laws and policies in the executive branch of our government. At face value, following your advice, the articles I do have in archive from various Hawaiian news publications suggest otherwise. The Honolulu Advertiser reported an interview of Tammy Duckworth (appointed to high position in the VA by Obama) stating he, as well as her, shared the commonality of being foreign born and being in the same high school. Using your confident trust as a newspaper article being confirming evidence to the facts, then let it be so. As written, he is foreign born according to the Honolulu Advertiser. To further your point, the Hawaiian officials validating his citizenship have not, will not, release documentation confirming your statement. To the contrary, the continued obfuscation of any real proof of citizenship fuels the speculation. A simple process in verification of long form birth certificate made available to concerned taxpaying citizens can alleviate ALL the mystery.
Third sentence- “You are hurting those of us with legitimate concerns with Pres. Obama ultra left agenda by the dogged pursuit of this non issue.” Allow this numerical point summary:
1. You say “us”. We the people are us. If your primary concern would focus on the legitimacy of his office occupation, the ultra leftist agenda would be the “non issue”. You have your priorities flip flopped.
2. Hurting? What have you done to stop the power grab going on? The lame non action of Congressmen & Senators challenging his ascent to power is the real hurt.
3. Why is this not your “dogged pursuit”? Are you complicit? There is MISPRISON of FELONY law to be enforced.
4. Again you use the phrase “non issue”. Are you satisfied with the liar-in-chief based on what you DON”T KNOW of his background?
Fourth sentence- “Please stop and concentrate your efforts on the huge and vexing problems that Obama is creating by his disastrous policies.”
We won’t stop until the truth is revealed either confirming his status or exposing the fraud. The actual concentration to thwart the fast pace Alinsky agenda of Obama and his czars is not working. Look, this weekend Craig Becker is now appointed to the Labor Board. After being rejected by the Senate, the circumventing of checks and balances by Obama is the norm. Vexing problems and disastrous policies are demolished by exposing the usurpation of office.
The long drawn out path of waiting to vote in 2010 or 2012 for our voice to be heard is ludicrous. The exposure of his falsified qualifications and non vetting by the DNC is paramount to re-uniting this fractured Republic on Constitutional adherence. Your position as a Senator demands more than a form letter stating the lame logic presented. At the very least, your duty demands vigorous investigation to put the “non issue” to rest. It is interesting to note the “non issue ” is a concern of millions of citizens. Very large numbers of skeptical voters to be a “non issue”.
Your salutation of Aloha in this case seems disingenuous,
Another reader wrote this in response:
Dear Senator Hemmings:
Thank you for your enlightening letter. I had no idea I would be hurting your efforts to deal with problems created by Obama. Please accept my apologies.
At 73 years of age, I find many of these issues are very confusing. It is hard to know what to believe and who to trust for information.
Based on your response, I suspect it would be safe to take your word for Obama’s eligibility. After all you are a respected and trusted public official. I would even hazard a guess a Republican representative as well. Is that correct? If we could not trust you just who could we trust?
You mentioned the Honolulu papers and the Hawaii State Officials have validated the eligibility. Forgive me Senator, not being from the great state of Hawaii, I would not know of such things directly. Perhaps I could call on your generosity to provide me with such verification. I would find that most helpful. At that point it might help me to put this concern to rest.
I really appreciate your taking the time out from your busy schedule as a Hawaii State Senator, to write me from your office to officially advise me of my confusion.
I look forward to receiving the documentation I seem to be missing to straighten me out on this matter. Thank you once more for your kindness.
This letter also went out to Hemmings this morning:
Dear Senator Hemmings:
Thank you for your letter of March 23, 2010, in which you responded to petitioners of the Hawaii Petition Campaign organized by The Post & Email, an electronic newspaper incorporated in Wyoming and dedicated to transparency in government and the upholding of constitutional principles on all levels.
Not one Hawaii official will validate Obama’s birth records by revealing them publicly. The only official to have made any kind of statement about Obama’s records is Dr. Chiyome Fukino, Director of the Department of Health. While her public information officer, Janice Okubo, stated in an email to a researcher that Dr. Fukino’s statement of July 27, 2009 was “reviewed and approved” by Attorney General Mark Bennett, Bennett’s office refuses to corroborate it and has sent The Post & Email a formal letter declaring such. Therefore, nothing has been “validated” as you claim.
Last year, the Kapiolani Medical Center displayed a “letter” on its website that purportedly came from the White House with Obama’s signature on it in which Obama referred to the hospital as “the place of my birth.” As previous news reports, including a statement from Obama’s half-sister, Maya, had stated that Obama had been born at Queens Medical Center and this information was then released, the “letter” mysteriously disappeared from Kapiolani’s website. News reports were actually changed to reflect that Obama’s birthplace was now Kapiolani instead of Queens. How often does that happen?
At that point, Kapiolani Hospital officials refused to comment, and, when queried, the White House press secretary, Robert Gibbs, refused to answer any questions as to whether or not Obama wrote the letter.
As you must know, the state of Hawaii has failed to release any original documents relating to Obama’s birth there. The image which Obama posted on the internet and to which his press secretary touted as Obama’s “birth certificate” during a press conference last year has been debunked as a forgery by several forensic experts. Original Hawaiian birth certificates from the same time period have been produced by Miki Booth, candidate for Congress from the Second Congressional District of Oklahoma and others which have a completely different appearance and many more details than the form Obama provided, which could have been produced on any laser printer. Another very detailed report of the alleged forgery can be found here.
In addition to the doubts raised by the foregoing facts, Obama admitted himself on his “Fight the Smears” website that he was born a dual citizen of Great Britain and the U.S. Article II, Section 1, paragraph 5 of the U.S. Constitution 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; neither shall any Person be eligible to that Office who shall not have attained to the Age of thirty-five Years, and been fourteen Years a Resident within the United States.” The term “natural born Citizen” is defined by Emmerich de Vattel in his treatise “The Law of Nations,” in which he states, “The citizens are the members of the civil society: bound to this society by certain duties, and subject to its authority, they equally participate in its advantages. The natives, or natural-born citizens, are those born in the country, of parents who are citizens. As the society cannot exist and perpetuate itself otherwise than by the children of the citizens, those children naturally follow the condition of their fathers, and succeed to all their rights. . . .”
Our nation’s Founding Fathers relied heavily upon de Vattel’s work when they wrote the Constitution.
With a foreign-born father, Obama never qualified to be president, and the disgrace is that not one Secretary of State or Governor objected to his name being placed on the ballot. Our entire system of government has failed, and the sooner that is acknowledged, the sooner this horrendous situation can be corrected.
Obama is not eligible to serve and needs to step down or be removed from office. You, as a state legislator, can begin the process of issuing a subpoena for Obama’s records to be released. He is a public figure and therefore has no right to privacy. On his first full day usurping the office of the president, Obama signed an executive order blocking the release of any personal records except upon the approval of Eric Holder or Gregory Craig, the latter of whom has since been fired.
Please help us begin the end of this national nightmare in which we have a person with foreign allegiances and does not meet the constitutional requirements to serve occupying the highest office in the land and commanding our military. Clearly, Obama has shown that he values our enemies over our allies and prefers to bow to Muslim princes rather than have his photo taken with Prime Minister Netanyahu of Israel.
Obama’s usurpation of the office of the presidency has allowed our entire government to be subverted by foreign influences, and our national security is now greatly imperiled. While this was brought up extensively during the campaign, not one judge or legislator had the courage and conviction to tackle it in the name of upholding our Constitution.
Will you, sir, be the one who will?
The Post & Email, Inc.
Sharon Rondeau has operated The Post & Email since April 2010, focusing on the Obama birth certificate investigation and other government corruption news. She has reported prolifically on constitutional violations within Tennessee’s prison and judicial systems.