DOES GREG GUTFELD KNOW SOMETHING?
by Sharon Rondeau
(Mar. 23, 2015) — In a Monday evening discussion of Sen. Ted Cruz’s earlier declaration that he will seek the 2016 presidential nomination, Fox News Channel‘s Greg Gutfeld of “The Five” asked the question of the other four co-anchors (paraphrased), “Aren’t we tired of having a president who was born outside the country?”
Gutfeld must have been referring to Barack Hussein Obama, who Gutfeld has identified in the past as having been born outside of the United States. To the public’s knowledge, no other president in American history preceding Obama has been born outside the country.
Obama claims he was born on August 4, 1961 in Honolulu, HI, at Kapiolani Medical Center, a claim the hospital will not confirm.
After considerable doubt arose from the dearth of personal information Obama released during the 2008 presidential campaign, businessman and possible 2016 presidential contender Donald Trump in 2011 demanded that the White House release a more detailed birth certificate than the Certification of Live Birth posted by an unknown source at The Daily KOS on June 12, 2008.
Former White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs claimed in May 2009 that the White House had released the “short-form” birth certificate, although no formal announcement had been made.
Several years ago on the Fox News Channel’s morning program Fox & Friends, Fr. Jonathan Morris stated that Obama was born in Kenya. Then-co-anchor Alisyn Camerota appeared shocked, quickly “correcting” Morris by saying, “Oh, but Obama was born here!”
Article II, Section 1, clause 5 of the U.S. Constitution requires the president and commander-in-chief to be a “natural born citizen,” which most Americans understand to mean “born in the country.” Legal scholars disagree on whether or not a person born in the country to non-citizen parents is eligible for the presidency. Cruz was born in Canada to a Cuban-citizen father who later became a Canadian citizen, and a US-citizen mother.
One source reports that Cruz is “naturalized,” not “natural born.”
The subject of Obama’s eligibility has been off-limits for all major media since 2008 following MSNBC’s commentator Chris Matthews’s statements that Obama had “an Islamic background” and was “born in Indonesia” in December 2007.
The Post & Email has received an unconfirmed report that Cruz’s mother may also have became a Canadian citizen while the couple worked in the oil business in Alberta decades ago. Their son Ted was born on December 22, 1970 and in 2013 purported not to know that he was a Canadian citizen from birth. In June of last year, Cruz renounced that citizenship, presumably to run for the presidency.
On April 27, 2011, the White House posted what it claimed was a certified copy of Obama’s long-form birth certificate held by the Hawaii Department of Health. However, within 24 hours, the image was denounced as a poor forgery by experts. On that day, NBC reporter Savannah Guthrie claimed that she received a certified copy containing a raised seal, although she was the sole reporter to do so.
In response to his reposting of Guthrie’s claim regarding the raised seal, last month, Zullo told 1776Channel‘s Alan Jones that the investigation had found no such imprint on the image published at whitehouse.gov representing Obama’s long-form birth certificate.
In September 2011, the Maricopa County Cold Case Posse began an investigation of the long-form birth certificate image at the request of Sheriff Joe Arpaio following concerns expressed by approximately 250 Tea Party members who had read the experts’ reports stating that the image was fraudulent.
Within several days, the posse became aware that the image was fraught with problems.
On March 1, 2012 posse lead investigator Mike Zullo and Arpaio gave the first of two formal press conferences during which they explained how the team had concluded that the long-form birth certificate image, as well as Obama’s Selective Service registration form, are “computer-generated forgeries.”
The media has refused to investigate or to report widely on the conclusions of the only criminal investigation launched into the reportedly fraudulent documentation Obama has produced about his background.
The Fox News Channel has declined to air any part of the March 1, 2012 or July 17, 2012 press conferences. However, Zullo confirmed that the station’s Sean Hannity invited him on his program on the evening of March 1, 2012, only to have the invitation canceled on short notice by Hannity’s superior.
Carl Gallups, who has been close to the posse’s investigation for some time, commented on his radio show, “Freedom Friday,” last year that if claims that Obama was born in Kenya are proved true, an “illegal foreigner has his finger on the red button.”
Research into the reason for the inclusion of the “natural born Citizen” clause in Article II indicates that John Jay, who helped to write New York State’s Constitution and later became the first Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court, believed that foreign influence should be precluded from the presidency. The term of art was reportedly incorporated into the Constitution without debate.
Several retired military commanders have suggested that Obama’s allegiance lies with The Muslim Brotherhood rather than the U.S. In an article from June 2014 titled “The Agenda an Enemy Would Devise,” former Pacific Fleet Commander Adm. James “Ace” Lyons wrote of the soaring national debt, weakening of the U.S.military, and unprecedented flow of illegal aliens over the southern border:
What’s happening to America’s standing in the world is not due to incompetence, as some have claimed. This is planned. We are witnessing the Obama administration’s embrace of the Muslim Brotherhood creed, which is to destroy America from within. Congress must be responsible to take back America. Nothing less is acceptable.
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.