by Sharon Rondeau

(Jun. 26, 2016) — On Saturday, former Colorado Representative Tom Tancredo authored an article published at Breitbart News in which he deplored that the Obama regime last year quietly provided a new option to naturalized citizens in their taking of the oath of allegiance.

“Under the Obama administration’s expansive interpretation of executive authority, legal immigrants seeking citizenship through the nation’s Naturalization process are now exempt from a key part of the Oath of Allegiance,” Tancredo began his piece, noting in the next paragraph that new U.S. citizens are no longer required to “bear arms on behalf of the United States.”

As a spinoff to Tancredo’s article, Newsmax on Sunday published its own piece entitled, “Secret Order Allows Immigrants to Opt Out of Defending America.”

Tancredo argued that while Congress remained silent when the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) made the “radical change” last July, termed “guidance” by the agency, it should have purview over the Oath of Allegiance and any changes that might be made.

Without any alternations, the oath reads:

“I hereby declare, on oath, that I absolutely and entirely renounce and abjure all allegiance and fidelity to any foreign prince, potentate, state, or sovereignty, of whom or which I have heretofore been a subject or citizen; that I will support and defend the Constitution and laws of the United States of America against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I will bear arms on behalf of the United States when required by the law; that I will perform noncombatant service in the Armed Forces of the United States when required by the law; that I will perform work of national importance under civilian direction when required by the law; and that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; so help me God.”

The taking of the oath may be waived entirely under certain conditions.

A civics test, photographing, fingerprinting, an interview and five years of residency are required for naturalization in the United States.

The “new guidance” on the Oath, effective July 21, 2015, states:

On April 27, 2011, a “long-form” birth certificate image was posted on the White House website in an apparent attempt to “prove” that Barack Hussein Obama was born in Hawaii after businessman Donald Trump created a media firestorm by demanding its release early that year.

Article II, Section 1, clause 5 of U.S. Constitution requires the president and commander-in-chief to be a “natural born Citizen,” which excludes naturalized citizens.

Former Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie claims to have known Obama’s parents at the time their purported son, Barack Hussein Obama II, was born in Honolulu in 1961

In January 2011, then-Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie had said that he was unable to find Obama’s original birth record within the archives of the Hawaii Department of Health, contradicting his stated resolve of only a few days before to locate it.

The birth certificate image states that Obama was born on August 4, 1961 at the Kapiolani Maternity & Gynecological Hospital in Honolulu, HI and provided greater detail than that which had appeared on an earlier, short-form Certification of Life Birth.

Questions arising from various reports in both domestic and overseas newspapers stating that Obama was born in Kenya or Indonesia have never been answered.  Dozens of lawsuits filed since August 2008 to obtain discovery and proof of Obama’s claim to “natural born Citizen” status were not granted hearings, including by the U.S. Supreme Court.

The day after Obama’s “historic” election on November 4, 2008, then-Kenyan Ambassador to the United States Peter Ogego told three radio show co-anchors that it was “well-known” that the man elected to be the next U.S. president was born in Kenya. After a media uproar, Ogego amended his statement to say that his comments were misunderstood and that it was Obama’s father who was born in Kenya.

To the question of where Obama was born, Ogego then said, “I don’t know. You should ask your government.”

Within 24 hours of its publication, several computer experts came forward to say that the long-form birth certificate image is a poorly-crafted forgery.

On March 1, 2012, Maricopa County, AZ Cold Case Posse lead investigator Mike Zullo and Maricopa County Sheriff Joseph M. Arpaio gave a press conference in which they announced that their six-month probe of the image, conducted after a number of Arpaio’s constituents expressed concern should it prove fraudulent, is a “computer-generated forgery.”

Also divulged during the March 1, 2012 presser was that the Selective Service registration form bearing Obama’s name and mailed to various requesters under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) is fraudulent.  The investigation noted that other such forms acquired through its own FOIA requests all yielded a four-digit date stamp, while Obama’s contains a two-digit date stamp.

Although as of this writing, the Selective Service System website appears to be down, the Federal Register states of the requirements for Selective Service registration:

The Selective Service System provides manpower to the Armed Forces in an emergency and operates an Alternative Service Program during a draft for men classified as conscientious objectors.

The Selective Service System was established by the Military Selective Service Act (50 U.S.C. app. 451-471a). The act requires the registration of male citizens of the United States and all other male persons who are in the United States and who are ages 18 to 25. The act exempts members of the active Armed Forces and nonimmigrant aliens. Proclamation 4771 of July 20, 1980, requires male persons born on or after January 1, 1960, and who have attained age 18 but have not attained age 26 to register.

The act imposes liability for training and service in the Armed Forces upon registrants who are ages 18 to 26, except those who are exempt or deferred. Persons who have been deferred remain liable for training and service until age 35. Aliens are not liable for training and service until they have remained in the United States for more than 1 year. Conscientious objectors who are found to be opposed to all service in the Armed Forces are required to perform civilian work in lieu of induction into the Armed Forces.

Although recessed for the Independence Day holiday, Congress is currently considering changing current law to also require females to register for Selective Service.  In 2010, Congress repealed the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” law signed by President Bill Clinton regarding gays serving in the military.  Females have now been designated as appropriate for all combat roles, and Obama has ordered that as of July 1, transgendered persons can serve.

Cold Case Posse lead investigator Mike Zullo explains why the long-form birth certificate posted on the White House website is a forgery

During a second press conference on July 17, 2012, Zullo and Arpaio provided greater detail as to how the posse reached its conclusions regarding Obama’s fraudulent documentation, calling upon Congress to launch its own investigation.

Zullo subsequently said that the investigation, which remains ongoing, found no evidence that Obama was ever in Hawaii before the age of five.

While the Associated Press in 1990 reported that Obama went to live in Indonesia at the age of two and that his father, Barack Hussein Obama of Kenya, attended Oxford University in the United Kingdom, Obama’s typical life story states that he was born in Hawaii, attending public school there for a year, then went to live in Indonesia at the age of six and that his father attended the University of Hawaii, not Oxford.

The AP did not provide a response to The Post & Email after it questioned the discrepancies in its reportage of Obama’s story.

In 2008, The Washington Post reported that Obama was “raised in the Kansas heartland” but did not answer how it obtained that information.

The White House has not commented on the report of forgery of the government-issued documents bearing Obama’s name, and Selective Service System Director Lawrence Romo would not agree to allow Arpaio and Zullo to view a certified copy of Obama’s Selective Service registration form following the announcement of their conclusions.

In 1991, Obama’s then-literary agent stated in a printed pamphlet containing his biography that Obama was “born in Kenya and raised in Indonesia and Hawaii.” Inexplicably, two months after Obama declared his presidential candidacy in 2007, the biography was altered to say that he was “born in Hawaii.”

After its discovery by Breitbart News in May 2012, the biographical discrepancy was attributed to a “fact checking error” by Miriam Goderich, formerly of the literary agency Obama used to promote his first book.

Over the past 7+ years, the Obama regime has been slow to deport illegal aliens, prioritizing the removal of only those found to be the most hardened criminals.  Over the last three years, tens of thousands of illegal aliens convicted of crimes have been released into American communities without the knowledge of local or state officials, only to commit additional crimes in many cases, including murder.

Syrian and other “refugees” from the Middle East have been brought in to the country as a result of the five-year-old Syrian civil war, while the FBI has asserted that there is no way to properly vet them for terrorist ties.

Islamic terrorist attacks in San Bernardino, CA; Orlando, FL, at Ft. Hood; Chattanooga, TN, and the 2014 beheading of an employee at Vaughan Foods in Oklahoma by a “Muslim convert” have not deterred Obama from stepping up the importation of Middle Eastern “refugees.”

Illegal aliens pouring over the southern border with Mexico have been provided housing, food, medical and mental health care, and other assistance while they await court dates likely years away and for which a majority of them do not appear.

In June 2012, Obama declared that by executive action, young illegal aliens without a criminal history could apply for a newly-created program, “Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals,” or “DACA.”  Congress had no input to the executive-branch move but did not attempt to block its funding.

On November 20, 2014, Obama announced “executive actions” intended to “change the law” as a result of his frustration with Congress for failing to pass “comprehensive immigration reform.”  Obama’s stated purpose was to keep families together in the U.S. in the event that illegals had one or more relatives who were U.S. citizens, particularly children.

On November 21, 2014, Obama stated in a presidential memorandum that “the integration of new Americans” would be a priority of his regime by creating “Welcoming Communities,” while referring to “refugees” and “foreign-born residents” as “new Americans.”

Obama’s purported father, noted as a citizen of “Kenya, East Africa” on Obama’s long-form birth certificate, reportedly arrived in the United States on a student visa which was terminated in July 1964, when he returned to his home country. Obama the elder never became a U.S. citizen.

In 2008, Michelle Obama referred to Kenya as her husband’s “home country” as well.

Twenty-six states filed a lawsuit challenging the immigration executive actions, citing anticipated financial hardship if they were to be implemented.  Decisions by U.S. District Court Judge Andrew Hanen and the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals placed an injunction on the actions.

In May of last year, the Obama regime had said it would not “take the fight over executive immigration amnesty to the Supreme Court” but six months later reversed course.

On Thursday, the U.S. Supreme Court announced that it would not alter a lower court’s opinion that the executive actions are unconstitutional.

Clearly disappointed as a result of the court’s decision, Obama gave a public address that day wherein he again stated that immigrants have made America stronger and that individuals from “Kenya” and other countries can come and contribute to U.S. society.  “Sooner or later, immigration reform will get done,” Obama said.

USCIS has not yet updated its website to reflect that the executive actions cannot be implemented.

While many Obama supporters have attacked the posse’s findings of forgery and fraud over the years, Zullo and Arpaio have continued to stand by their conclusions.

In October 2012, Donald Trump called upon Obama to release his passport and college application forms, offering him first $5 million, then $50 million to go to a charity of Obama’s choice should he accept the challenge. The White House made no response.

At a press conference in May 2014, Trump stated that he reasoned that either Obama was born in Hawaii and misrepresented himself as a foreign national in order to be eligible for foreign-student financial aid or that Obama was actually born overseas and therefore eligible for such assistance programs.

If Obama arrived in the U.S. and was naturalized after the age of 26, he was not required to register for Selective Service.  If he were born in a foreign country, it would explain why his purported birth record is a declared “computer-generated forgery.”

It is understood by even the most liberal constitutional interpretations that “a naturalized citizen cannot serve” as president.

In addition to the many “undocumented” people currently in the U.S., Obama himself could share the same status.

USCIS does not release naturalization records without a signed consent form from the subject.


Correction, 06-27-16:  The fourth-to-the-last paragraph has been corrected to say, “If Obama arrived in the U.S. and was naturalized after the age of 26…” instead of “If Obama was naturalized after the age of 26…,” as the latter could have encompassed Obama’s presence in the U.S., however undocumented, before age 26.  As noted in a comment by Loggia, all males residing in the U.S., regardless of citizenship status, are required to register for Selective Service, other than those here on visitors’ visas or foreign diplomats.


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  1. Sharon, thanks for your updates and info. Knowledge is power, and your reporting is powerful. I appreciate your honest and detailed coverage. You put the puzzle pieces together.

    While I am biased, I’m not for sale. Your work and article fine-tune the great volume of info and remind me of important details.

    Thanks so much…

    1. I received similar documentation from the Selective Service System, although there were a number of questions which they claimed they “cannot answer” at the time. I made the request long before the Cold Case Posse declared the registration form a forgery.

      There is also a second, or rather, original, version of the accompanying DLN printout issued to what is believed to be the first requester: http://www.debbieschlussel.com/4428/exclusive-did-next-commander-in-chief-falsify-selective-service-registration-never-actually-register-obamas-draft-registration-raises-serious-questions/

      The Post & Email and others received a printout different than Stephen Coffman’s.


  2. Having a stolen, non-valid, social security number from Connecticut should’ve been all we need to nail him. High crimes and misdemeanors galore!

  3. Although all males between 18 and 26 MUST/SHALL register for Selective Service, regardless of visa Status.


    The fine for failing to do so is a fine of $250,000 or five years in Prison or BOTH.

    They will ALSO become INELIGIBLE for future US Citizenship if they have not registered:


    Can you imagine if TRUMP begins to enforce that?

    He doesn’t need to mass deport as millions will make the decision to return to their home countries when they understand the consequences in black and white.

    1. This is a good point; I will issue a clarification in the article to say that if Obama arrived in the U.S. after age 26 and then naturalized, he would not have had to register for Selective Service. Thank you.