Saturday, November 8, 2008

What About Obama’s Grandmothers?

Barack Obama will visit Hawaii in December to honor his grandmother, Madelyn Dunham, who died on Nov 2 in Honolulu at 86 after a long illness. No plans for Dunham's funeral or memorial service have been announced.

Although it will be more than a month since her death before Obama returns to Hawaii, the Honolulu Advisor reported Thursday that it isn’t uncommon for funerals to be held “more than a week after the death of a Hawai'i resident because of the time it takes for loved ones to fly to the Islands.”

There have been no news reports as to burial arrangements for Madelyn Dunham.

According to the Voice of America News, US President-Elect Barack Obama's 84-year old step-grandmother, Sarah Hussein Obama, wants to travel to the United States to witness the inauguration of her grandson on January 20, 2009.

Although Sarah is Obama's step grandmother, the president-elect reportedly treats her like his natural grandmother.

Because Barack Obama’s step-grandmother, Sarah, has been so very adamant that Senator Barack Obama, was born in Kenya, and that she was present and witnessed his birth in Kenya, not the United States, his eligibility to run for President has been questioned.

Attorney Philip J. Berg filed a U.S. Supreme Court Writ of Certiorari and Application for Stay of the Presidential Election based on affidavits by Rev. Kweli Shuhubia and interviews by Bishop McRae with Sarah Hussein Obama.

According to Family Security Matters, U.S. Supreme Court Justice David Souter rejected an emergency appeal for the court to halt the tabulation of the 2008 presidential election results until Barack Obama can prove his eligibility to run for office because “ordinary” American citizen such as Berg lack standing to bring such a suit.

A 34-page memorandum that accompanied the court order from Judge R. Barclay Surrick stated that “ordinary citizens can't sue to ensure that a presidential candidate actually meets the constitutional requirements of the office.”

Congress would have to pass a new law granting citizens the power to police the Constitution's eligibility requirements for the Presidency.

According to World Net Daily, Berg said the defendants "are required to respond to the Writ of Certiorari" by Dec. 1.

The governor’s office in Hawaii has stated that it has a valid birth certificate but has rejected requests for access “and left ambiguous its origin.”

. .Does the certificate on file with the Department of Health indicate a Hawaii birth or was it generated after the Obama family registered a Kenyan birth in Hawaii. . . Obama's half-sister, Maya Soetoro, has named two different Hawaii hospitals where Obama could have been born. . .


  1. http://atlasshrugs2000.typepad.c...s-souter- t.html

    I was just at the site above and was going to post some information from the site, but you beat me to it.

    Berg doesn't give up - thank goodness.

  2. I am curious about this. OBVIOUSLY it was intended that a challenge could be made, or that particular "qualification" for the Presidency would never have been written in. How, exactly, does this judge expect that challenge could be made without a "new" law, when the current one's been on the book for over 200 years?

    How is this judge performing his duty to UPHOLD AND DEFEND the Constitution - or is that no longer a requirement for a seat on the bench?

    And what happens if it IS proven he is not natural-born or that he was and lost his citizenship at the time of his adoption? Do we get stuck with Mr. Ticklethebackofmythroatwithmyrightbigtoe Biden? Wouldn't his candidacy be called into question then, also, since it was a part of the larger illegal candidacy?

    Good grief.

  3. I think that these are becoming non-issues. Unless a court is willing to hear these arguments, it will just be fodder for any impeachment proceedings that might happen.

    Remember it took the Democrats 6 years to get Nixon out of office and the Republicans 6 years to impeach Clinton. I don't want to wait that long and will not.

  4. ordinary citizens can't sue to ensure that a presidential candidate actually meets the constitutional requirements of the office.”

    So, who can?
    There must be some folks who can say: Yes, we can!

  5. i applaud mr berg for his efforts. i do not applaud surrick.
    perhaps WE THE PEOPLE should march on D.C. and demand we be heard.
    nothing like a few million well armed citizens saying "no standing huh?" i want to 'polergize for saying this, but i don't see the solution to this any other way.
    i understand if you wont post my comment roger, it is not my intention to incite violence. however the catalyst for my writing this didn't start with me.
    i won't be silenced.

  6. Allee: you've asked all the right questions. IF we never know whether or not Obama is natural-born, what about the next time?

    Harvard Law scholar, Dr. Vieira, asserts that there is no such thing as "standing," and that "standing" is simply a "judicial intervention." Dr. Vieira says standing is not constitutional. I think many of us should be better acquainted with the constitution. Having said that, it appears that knowledge will not get in the way of the Obama minions.

  7. Harveydawabbit: Roger is away from his computer today. I don't think he will have a negative reaction to your comment here. I think he will agree with you.

  8. Anonymous: That IS the question. We have to push it or we'll never get an answer.

  9. Hi, Maggie! I usually get to come and irritate Roger, but it's nice to meet you, also! :)

    I have to ask (seriously, not in jest; I need answers):

    Countless lawsuits have been and will continue to be filed (thanks ACLU), alleging violation of one's "Constitutional Rights" in some way. Homosexuals, felons of all stripes, sexual predators, you name it, they file it - and WIN. "The Constitution says..."

    If Mr. Berg, as a citizen, has no standing to file suit alleging an infringement of clearly outlined Constitutional directives...

    What gives the others - with their ACLU support - standing to do what Mr. Berg has been refused? If his challenge has no basis and he has no standing, the suit irrelevant, frivolous...

    Then is not EVERY lawsuit alleging violation of Constitutional rights equally as irrelevant/frivolous, without basis...


  10. allee, at least a partial answer to your question is that to sue there must be an injury. In the Berg v. Obama case, the courts says there has been no injury...yet.

    Perhaps judges are looking at this from the perspective of, oh no - what if I stop the election and he IS natural born? No one wants to be known as the judge who derailed the Obama Presidency.