The Supreme Court of the United States is about to consider a
lawsuit alleging that Barack Obama was not born in the United States.
If that were true, he would not qualify to serve as president. Sounds
like an outlandish hoax, doesn’t it?

That’s what I thought when I first saw a copy of a lawsuit back in
October, one of several it turns out, charging that Obama’s birth
records were falsified and he is not eligible to run for president in
the US. Which is why it seemed natural that his campaign would ignore
it altogether, which they did. So did the media, though the lawsuits
circulated widely.

Former Ambassador Alan Keyes, who ran against Obama for the Senate
seat from Illinois, joined the suit. Okay, the story had legs. Should
be easy to put to rest, right? After all, the Obama campaign had been
so good at shutting down rumors and smear tactics before the election.
And this only required a mere show of his actual birth records.

So why are they locked in a vault in Hawaii? People are asking, they have been asking, and are about to go public with their concerted effort to get answers.

Mr. Obama is respectfully requested to direct the
Hawaiian officials to provide access to his original birth certificate
on December 5-7 by our team of forensic scientists, and to provide
additional documentary evidence establishing his citizenship status
prior to our Washington, D.C. press conference on December 8.
 
A First Amendment Petition to any official of the Government for
Redress of a violation of the Constitution is substantially different
from the garden-variety political petitions frequently received by
government officials.  This Petition demands it be given the highest
priority for an expedited review and official Response by Mr. Obama. 
 
As a formal “Notice of a Constitutional Violation,” the Petition
naturally includes the People’s inherent Right to an official
Response.  As a time-sensitive, election related Petition involving the
Office of the President, failure to Respond as requested would
constitute an egregious breach of the public trust and confirm the
certainty of a Constitutional crisis.

This is no joke, and it’s not a hoax.

Today’s Chicago Tribune reports that the case is headed to the Supreme Court. The
Justices will decide tomorrow whether to hear it, or dismiss the
question of whether or not the newly elected president of the United
States is actually…eligible to be.

How can they not? Thought the same thing on this matter of gravity.

Sheila Liaugminas

Sheila Liaugminas is an Emmy award-winning Chicago-based journalist in print and broadcast media. Her writing and broadcasting covers matters of faith, culture, politics and the media....