The Birther Theory

Local lawyer Phil Berg is convinced the president is an illegal alien.

By Jonathan Valania

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In the soft twilight of the first Saturday of August, a gray-bearded man in a dark suit stood on the grassy knoll in front of Independence Hall and declared for the benefit of a film crew on hand that we are, as a nation, through the looking glass, people. Black is white, up is down, cats are dogs and the President of the United States is a fraud and a liar, a “usurper,” a foreign-born alien unqualified to hold office and the fact that he currently resides in the White House represents a constitutional crisis on a scale not seen since the darkest hours of Watergate.

The man who said these things was one Philip Berg, Esq., a private practice lawyer based in the Philadelphia suburb of Lafayette Hill, a lifelong Democrat and a former deputy attorney general of Pennsylvania. The film crew was shooting a sky-is-falling exposé with the working title Fall Of The Republic: The Presidency Of Barack Obama , produced by Austin, Texas-based talk-radio host Alex Jones, whose previous work includes The Obama Deception, which alleges darkly that the president is a puppet of a multinational cabal of corporate oligarchs, and Loose Change, which claims that 9/11 was an inside job. 

“Our nation is in jeopardy,” Berg gravely intoned, as clusters of tourists filed past, some doing a double-take when they noticed the cameras, briefly studying Berg’s face for the earmarks of someone recognizably famous and then moving on when he failed to register. 

“There are three constitutional requirements to be president: first, you must be 35 years old. Second, you must reside in the U.S. for 14 straight years and lastly you must be a natural-born citizen. And on this last point, Obama fails ... ” As Berg spoke, a warm breeze gusted behind him, wreaking havoc on his back-to-front combover. Long strands of hair flapped wildly in the breeze, peaking out behind his ears only to disappear and then reappear on the crown of his skull, creating the disturbing impression on camera that white tentacles were sprouting out of the back of his head. 

This simply would not do.

The cameras stopped rolling and the film crew asked Berg to fix his hair. He gamely tamped down the stray hairs, but this would prove to be a fight with the summer wind that Berg wouldn’t win. 

“I wish I would have brought some hairspray,” he said, wetting his fingers and plastering down the stray hairs before turning and asking a passing woman if she happened to have some hairspray he could borrow. She didn’t.

“I am doing this for the 1.5 million Americans that have died defending the Constitution,” he said righteously when the cameras started rolling again, only to stop yet again when the tentacles reappeared. 

This time the camera crew asked Berg to turn slightly, hoping to angle the tentacles out of the shot. 

“I believe Obama is setting himself up to be blackmailed by other countries, and that may explain the reason he has relaxed travel restrictions on Cuba—because they are blackmailing him,” said Berg before the hair-raising breeze returned and the tentacles were back.

Welcome to the bizarro nation, where everything we hold true is in fact a lie, magical thinking trumps scientific analysis, hysterical partisan operatics drown out the low hum of objective connect-the-facts narrative, and a recent survey indicates that nearly 60 percent of registered Republicans openly question whether or not the President of the United States is a natural born citizen. The one prominent Republican naysayer is, shockingly enough, Anne Coulter who publicly called people who question the president’s citizenship “cranks.” Truly, when Ann Coulter is the voice of reason, we are through the looking glass, people. 

Almost exactly one year ago, just days before Barack Obama received his party’s nomination at the Democratic National Convention in Denver, Berg made headlines when he filed a lawsuit alleging that the candidate was not a natural born citizen of the United States and therefore not qualified to hold the office of president. In the time since Berg first filed suit, people who openly question President Obama’s place of birth have been dubbed “Birthers” by the media—a play on the nickname the media afforded believers in the so-called 9/11 Truth movement, aka Truthers. Because Berg has the dubious distinction of filing the first legal salvo in The Battle For Obama’s Birth Certificate, he is in essence the Alpha Birther, a status he both relishes and cultivates. 

When the right wing fringes of the Internet began buzzing with questions of Obama’s eligibility early last summer, the Obama campaign posted a lo-res JPEG of his Certification Of Live Birth (COLB), the short form proof of birth currently used by the state of Hawaii. The poor quality of the JPEG provided an opening for self-styled forensic experts—
emboldened by their triumphant debunking of the documents used for Dan Rather’s 2004 ill-fated 60 Minutes broadcast questioning George W. Bush’s National Guard service—to question the authenticity of Obama’s COLB., a respected non-partisan online outfit that truth squads various political claims, was able to examine Obama’s COLB and vouched for its authenticity (and posted a hi-res version of it online), as have Hawaiian state officials. 

Still, the Birthers insist, the COLB is short on details such as the presiding physician and the name of the hospital where Obama was born. Those records are sealed, as per the federal Health Information Privacy Act of 1999 and Hawaiian state law, and will remain that way unless Obama greenlights their release, which to date he has not. 

The Birthers take this as proof Obama is hiding something, while most others just assume he has more pressing concerns: two wars, a cratering economy and a health care reform effort that has triggered a right wing jihad.

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1. Anonymous said... on Aug 19, 2009 at 09:49AM

“Berg is paranoid and wants his 15 minutes of fame. Its a shame that some people take him seriously. It's also a shame that you published this.

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2. Anonymous said... on Aug 19, 2009 at 10:33AM


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3. Anonymous said... on Aug 19, 2009 at 12:21PM

“just show your birth certificate you president obama caused all of this go berg constitutional rights”

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4. Anonymous said... on Aug 19, 2009 at 03:28PM

“Maybe you should get your facts straight. The cases are in the Appeals Courts and a move on reconsideration of the False Claims Qui Tamm case because Eric Holder refuses to do his job and prosecute his Boss. Instead he would rather be party in the continued deception towards the American People.

And the Congress should be ashamed that they have not followed their oath of office to Preserve, Protect and Defend the Constitution against all Enemies Foreign and Domestic. Congress should be labeled as Constitutional Terrorists, We deserve better from our elected officials.

So what is Obama/Soetoro Foreign or Domestic either way you and the Congress are making a mockery of our Constitution. If $15.00 is to much for you to spend on a copy of your long form Birth Certificate I will pay it since you may be broke from spending nearly 2 Million Dollars to keep us from knowing. Gee, he sounds Guilty just on that fact alone.”

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5. kinthenorthwest said... on Aug 19, 2009 at 04:09PM

“Why not just show the Birth Certificate .Barack Hussein Obama

I have to in my state to get a Driver's license.

But my president gets to use some form that says there is some type of certificate in Hawaii. Obama gets to show some certificate that doesn't even have any type of signature on it , much less an authorized signature. Strange.

The changing statements of the officials in Hawaii also baffle me. One day they can't say anything, the next say they saw it , then the next they know nothing see nothing. If you do some research you'dl find the changing statements

It would take less than an hour to have a team of unbiased people to look at it. Or put on a desk at the front of the Senate like McCain did.
McCain showed his, where is Obama's.

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6. Marie Devine said... on Aug 19, 2009 at 05:32PM

Sending: Psychopolitics-Communist Address of Health Care and Control. “Soviet Art of Brain Washing”

Sending “45 Communist Goals For Take Over Of America.” 1963 Congress reviewed goals almost completed

At the website see my comments and what the Communist teacher said was the great danger that could stop the Communist plan to rule through the health care plan and how it must be overcome. Mr. Beria was addressing American students at Lenin University before the course on PSYCHO-POLITICS.

PSYCHOPOLITICS - the art and
science of asserting and maintain-
ing dominion over the thoughts and
loyalties of individuals, officers,
bureaus, and masses, and the ef-
fecting of the conquest of enemy
nations through "mental healing."

Link: Video: Obama’s Communist Influences: Youtube

Communist Ties Behind B. Obama – David Simon Canter, Do”

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7. Phillybits said... on Aug 19, 2009 at 07:10PM

“To quote Bugs Bunny, "What a maroon."”

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8. Anonymous said... on Aug 20, 2009 at 07:06AM

“Fact Check is not Bi- partisan they are backed by What do you now, it’s the Annenberg foundation, ( is a project of the Annenberg Public Policy Center of the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania, and is funded primarily by the Annenberg Foundation."

Barack Hussein Obama, I ascertained, was a founding member, chairman, and president of the Chicago Annenberg Challenge, which was also funded by the Annenberg Foundation. ‘Media matters’ another of the disinformation fronts parrots YES Obama is a Natural Born USA citizen. Sounds like a conspiracy theory? Well it is not a theory, but hey what the heck, they are just a bunch of dumb Americans. If you don’t believe this information and want to continue to be dumbed down, and continue going thru the drive thru, then heaven help us all here in America.

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9. Anonymous said... on Aug 20, 2009 at 08:26AM

“It's simple. There's no reason to not show the long-form birth certificate if there is nothing being hidden. The fact that Obama will not show it tells any thinking person that he is hiding something and certainly is not transparent. The fact that he is not transparent about his college records that might show he was here on a foreigner's scholarship, is also just as worrysome. It is out constitution that is being challenged and it is dividing the country and weakening us even on an individual level. It has had me upset for over a year now. No president should be able to have this effect on everyday Americans. What surprises me is how people just let it stand and don't fight to have transparency. I am ashamed of Americans who don't demand to know the truth.”

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10. commy said... on Aug 20, 2009 at 09:09AM

“i am a communist - keep up the good work bho”

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11. Armand Serio said... on Aug 20, 2009 at 09:27AM

“Keep up the good work Phil, we will get to the truth and pull that "clown" out of office with the same people who are covering his "illegal butt" today!”

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12. Harry H said... on Aug 20, 2009 at 09:55AM

“Pee-U to the PW for this stinking piece of trashy propaganda. The truth is that we have a constitutionally disabled pseudo-president and a phony, fake Commander-in-Chief. A great wrong has been done to this nation, and PW is part of the cover-up.

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13. Aaron Stella said... on Aug 20, 2009 at 10:25AM

“To all of you who believe that one's birthplace affects one's ability to lead: get a life. In the end, I don't care where Obama came from; I only care about what changes he makes in our country. I completely agree with JV's final statement: "The rest of us should probably just get some sleep." Come on folks, this article is telling us that we need to concern ourselves with bigger issues matter, and abandon these trifling ventures. Lastly, if I did care whether Obama was borne on US soil, and there was a plot to gloss over his true place of birth so to keep the ball in a cataclysmic conspiracy rolling, don't you think that conspirators, assuming they're diligent, would have enough money and enough sense to avoid this whole issue? If I was a conspirator and knew that something like origin of birth could foil my plans for world domination or what have you, I would cover all my bases. Which makes this how bucket of bull stinkier than ever.”

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14. Robert Reynolds said... on Aug 20, 2009 at 11:28AM

“It’s sad that the media continues to give coverage to these “birthers” that clearly suffer from some sort of mental illness and need psychiatric attention. After 8 years of the Bush Administration, I thought, as a liberal, that it would simply be nice to have a Democratic President in office again to return to liberal policies. Now, after these birthers and town hall health care meetings, I ‘m just thinking how nice it would be to have some semblance of human sanity back again in America. Can you imagine what would happen if people protested this garbage under President Bush. I bet Berg and Taitz would be in prison right now. As Barney Frank recently to a woman who compared Obama to Hitler, "It's a tribute to the First Amendment that this vile, contemptible nonsense is tolerated."”

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15. FedUp said... on Aug 20, 2009 at 12:32PM

“Robert Reynolds-Typical liberal double-standard BS from you. There were all sorts of protests from Bush haters during his term. You know, the ones Pelosi said "I support disruption" to. Now that people from all parties are participating in these town halls protests, she labels them "unAmerican". What a hypocrite....what a *itch!!! Barney Frank is a freak with a speech impairment that he needs to get fixed. He's a big part of the housing mess that liberals also blame on Bush.”

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16. John said... on Aug 20, 2009 at 01:41PM

“It's sad that you have to put on a smear campaign against true americans like Phil Berg who are only searching for the truth. To this very day Obama has yet to prove he is an american citizen and he still got elected thanks to your corporate controlled media like this article. You have to provide a birth certificate to be a janitor at the whitehouse but not to be president. Oh and why has Mr. Obama (AKA Barry Soteoro) Sealed all his records. No other Candidate did that???? We should Question everything with this illegitamate government we have today. Wake up people.”

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17. Anonymous said... on Aug 20, 2009 at 01:43PM

“the scary part is, i can't post my real name anymore, or the obama peoplewill hunt me down.
i also strongly believe obama is an illegal alien, and i am stunt what happens to that america i immigrated too.
in order to become naturalized, i had to put my live from a-z on the table. what about all of the missing paperwork, or sealed paperwork.?”

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18. Anonymous said... on Aug 20, 2009 at 04:23PM

“In July, 1947

Some of you will recall that on July 8, 1947, a little over
60 years ago, witnesses claim that an unidentified flying
object (UFO) with five aliens aboard crashed onto a sheep
and mule ranch just outside Roswell , New Mexico . This is
a well known incident that many say has long been covered
up by the U.S. Air Force and other federal agencies and

However, what you may NOT know is that in the month of
April 1948, nine months after that historic day, the following
people were born:
Albert A. Gore, Jr.
Hillary Rodham
John F. Kerry
William J. Clinton
Howard Dean
Nancy Pelosi
Dianne Feinstein
Charles E. Schumer
Barbara Boxer

See what happens when aliens breed with sheep and jackasses?

I certainly hope this bit of information clears up a lot of things for you. It did for me.

No wonder they support the bill to help illegal aliens!
Now You Know.

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19. waycoolsnoopy said... on Aug 20, 2009 at 05:10PM

“It would be an effort in futility to list all of the obfuscations, misnomers, and outright lies contained in this piece of crap "journalism" but aside from the juvenile, superficial efforts to cast Mr. Berg as someone who is "uncool" in the eyes of this derelict yuppie DOUC*E-B*G author, I would, just for starters, question his assertions that the State of Hawaii put up a copy of the COLB on their Web site. Valania also intimates that they vouched for its authenticity but conveniently omits Hawaii's inconsistent positions or outright refusal to confirm what Barry Soetoro has released or what the "non-partisan" ANNENBERG FOUNDATION ("FACT CHECK") attested to! No mention of the "musical hospitals." No mention of the newspapers scrubbing the name of one hospital for the name of another. Total ommision of the 1.4 million Obama (Soetoro) has spent to keep EVERY SINGLE FACET OF HIS PAST UNDER SEAL! Not one word about his father's very questionable lineage. The list is endless!”

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20. Shawn said... on Aug 21, 2009 at 03:14AM

“I am by far not the sharpest tool in tha shed,But from what I'm seeeing from Obama we should all be worried.To me Berg sounds like a crack pot, but that doesn't mean he's not correct.I fear the sad truth is the world as we now know it will change, will it be for tha better or are most american's to passive to stand up, common sense say's Obama has something going on that is not good for america/ I love this country and was an ABE3rdclass in the navy normally I would not say anything negative about the commander an cheif but the truth is important”

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21. LA Law said... on Aug 21, 2009 at 04:01AM

“Hey Anonymous, why don't you use your real name so "real" people can take your posts seriously. You and the rest of the silly, cave dwelling lemmings who truly believe that "PRESIDENT" Barack Obama is a foreign-born citizen have spent too much time sniffing from the empty spray paint cans left over from making your anti-health care protest signs. I guess you would prefer to have the last two guys back in there to finish tearing down the laws of this land (and other lands, come to think of it), and to involve us in another conflict created through lies and deceit for their own personal gain. As I sit here in the middle of my second tour of Iraq, I can personally tell you we have wasted nothing but time, money, and lives here for no good reason! Instead of placing the majority of our military resources in Afghanistan from the get-go and maintaining the upper hand on the Taliban, we lost any good advantage we had for the sake of going to war on a bunch of falsehoods and lies, period!”

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22. Anonymous said... on Aug 21, 2009 at 04:35AM

“I'm not an American,but from what I've read so far,it's pure common sense.Why is Barry Soetoro spending millions to hide his past?What's he scared of?I'm a black man,but to see black americans calling Mr.Berg a racist,hater and all sorts of names misses the point completely.It just shows Black americans just don't care about the constitution of their beloved country.They care more about Barry Soetoro being the first Black President that their own welfare,which is first and foremost,abide by the constitution of your beloved free country.All you non-birthers do is claim what the biased decisions the court have given.None of you can prove Mr.Berg is wrong,that there has and will ALWAYS be doubts of where Mr.Soetoro was born,because he spent millions hidding those facts,not Mr.Berg.It's simple,Mr. Berg asks Mr.Soetoro 'where were you born and show me the long birth certificate to prove it'.Mr Soetoro goes numb till today and surely forever will be.And non-birthers rejoice in that.”

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23. Cal Kid said... on Aug 21, 2009 at 10:42AM

“Freedom of the Press means the MSM must demand that Obama present his personal records that indicate where he was born with a CBC that will answer all of the Birthers questions. Please look at your own CBC and compare with the LIVE BIRTH OCCURRENCE presented on the Internet by the Obama campaign! We know where other presidents were born and most everything regarding their personal records,why not Obama?

Forget Politics for once and do your job as stated in the Constitution.I have to present my CBC to apply for,Passport,Drivers License,and many other situations. If Obama applied for a US Passport there must be records indicating his CBC information,unless when elected to the US Senate the INS gave him a Passport as a courtesy.All this name calling and other dumb comments should stop and the MSM should do their job!”

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24. NC said... on Aug 21, 2009 at 10:43AM

“Our 1st Amendment rights are diminished when we voice opinions anonymously. What we don't use, we lose, and that includes our US Constitution! For the sake of our country's future, we cannot afford to be afraid to speak out.

Obama's campaign platform included the promise of a transparent administration. It seems to me that presenting a legitimate birth certificate is the easiest thing to do, compared to the rest of what's on his plate. Why, after such a campaign promise, does he continue to refuse the request for a birth certificate? It makes no sense to any rational person.

Obama's spokes people and supporters respond to the issue saying that "Obama is in the White House," and they use that alone as proof of his legitimacy. Their circular arguments make less sense than Obama's refusal to produce. Obama is a pathological liar, and as far as I know, has yet to tell the truth on any issue.”

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25. sginco said... on Aug 21, 2009 at 12:29PM

“Since BHO is in charge of the most powerful military in the world, we better know his credentials. We better know that he is a trusworthy person! If he is covering up his true identity, then what else will he do with our weapons that we don't want him to do?

I know exactly where my original vaul birth certificate is and I am proud to show it. Why can't he show his?

All sorts of people have great abilities to decieve and lead by deception! Just because BHO has good leadership abilities doesn't mean he is a moral and ethical person. Let's get this one right and clear the air so that all of us can sleep at night.

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26. Dustin Ayres said... on Aug 21, 2009 at 01:14PM

“Go berg!!! Make obama show his birth certificate. I know he doesn't have one so he will get kicked out of office. The problem is that the liberal media worships obama like he is god. Obama is a fraud. When obama is found to be an illegal alien the liberal media should be cut off because of the lies they are giving. They always bring up a story if obama gets in trouble like mike jackson or the weather. The media is so bad they are calling anyone against obama a racist.”

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27. Anonymous said... on Aug 21, 2009 at 01:37PM

“The proper and only remedy to oust an ursuper and/or to protect an office is by the Writ of :


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28. Vinnie said... on Aug 21, 2009 at 01:51PM

“This article was forwarded to me and I have to comment. I am a registered Democrat from New Jersey. We have our own problems with dishonest politicians. I am for fairness and honesty and I believe that Pres. Obama has not been honest or transparent in addressing the issue. If he is truly a citizen, then produce an actual birth certificate and end this conversation once and for all. I heard Phil Berg on talk radio and if he was a Republican, I would question his motives. However, as a Democrat, he has more credibility to me. This discussion will not go away until the question is resolved. The United States has laws and they must be followed, especially from the highest office in this land.”

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29. eric villalobos said... on Aug 21, 2009 at 02:05PM

“You know what really is crazy? after all this attention and obama is still hiding his long form birth certificate - now that is what I call a joke - or better yet a joker!”

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30. Anonymous said... on Aug 21, 2009 at 05:32PM

“Give me a flippin' break. Obama is a citizen. He was born in Hawaii two years after it officially became a state. You can look up his birth certificate online you idiots. It doesn't matter who is in the white house because WE will never know WHO is really running the country. Basically you are looking for blame and Obama is just an easy target. The real answer here is to not criticize the leaders of our country but to get rid of ALL of them. Even if Obama is a great guy we will NEVER know the truth about anything because the SYSTEM is the one that is corrupt. It is like knowing if Jesus exists, yes some believe, but will you really EVER know? It is faith. You either put your faith to the test by trusting these leaders or you say no to them and demand the truth.”

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31. No Idiot Anonymous said... on Aug 21, 2009 at 06:35PM

“No Anonymous...Obama has NEVER SHOWN his LONG FORM BIRTH CERTIFICATE.... The long form birth certificate from Hawaii shows a box 7 C that is titled "County and State or FOREIGN COUNTRY" Statute 338-17.8 in Hawaii allowed the certificates of birth from Hawaii to a baby that was born outside of the state as long as the parents provided proof that they lived in the State...Look at long form certificate from Hawaii Duffus.”

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32. Anonymous said... on Aug 21, 2009 at 06:47PM

“Mr. President Transparency refuses to release simple, harmless biographical documents: his long form birth certificate, his selective service and college records, ostensibly stating nothing more than what the public already knows.

It certainly does appear he's hiding something.

At the mere request for these simple truths, his cultists react as did fanatics over the release of cartoons depicting the prophet Mohamed. These anti-birthers are blind faithful zealots.”

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33. Marie Gallagher said... on Aug 21, 2009 at 07:28PM

“Your article is factually inaccurate. No Official, other than the Ambassador from Kenya, has ever said they saw BHO's "Birth Certificate" from Hawaii. They stated they saw his "official records" never stating what they actually showed. However, the Kenyan Ambassador is on the record as stating that BHO was born in Mombasa, and that it is "common knowledge where" BHO "was born in Mombasa". Why would someone spend a million dollars to fight court battles that would be rendered moot by a $25 long form birth certificate?
If that question is too much for you try this one. BHO was adopted by an Indonesian, where is his paperwork showing that he requested repatriation? (From his own autobiography, BTW.)
And lastly, How is that Hope and Change thing working for ya?”

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34. Cheryl D. Uzamere said... on Aug 21, 2009 at 09:30PM

“Philip Berg is a member of a percentage of Ashkenazim (German Jews) who are faithful to the Talmud's explanation that black people are cursed and meant to be enslaved to white people (

Many people do not know that the Ashkenazi community's premier book on halakhic law, the Talmud, advocates the enslavement of blacks. It also advocates the Law of the Moser, the doctrine that prohibits Jews from reporting the crimes of fellow Jews to non-Jewish authorities.

I hope that after Mr. and Mrs. Obama have left the white house, that they file a lawsuit against Philip Berg for defamation.

It seems to me that Philip Berg is bitter because the son of an African man became president before a Jewish man did.

Philip, Mr. Obama is president. Pull you head out of your ass and get over it.”

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35. B said... on Aug 22, 2009 at 09:06AM

“1-Has any other president ever been asked to show his birth certificate?

2-How did this start? Why does Berg believe Obama was born in Kenya? Just a hunch, or was there a story/revelation that made him first believe this?”

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36. zone said... on Aug 22, 2009 at 05:23PM

“If "birther's" really want to mix it up, each should pledge five dollar
to whatever USA hospital can prove itself the true birthplace of
the current Commander and Chief.

If this was just 1 percent of USA population, it would be 15 million dollars.

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37. Anonymous said... on Aug 22, 2009 at 06:30PM

“It is time to see how much fidelity to the law Sonia Sotomayor has. Lets all write her a letter and see what she does about our illegal President.”

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38. True Patriot said... on Aug 22, 2009 at 09:28PM

“The Truth of the Matter is.....we can't pick and choose which parts of the CONSTITUTION should be followed. All the laws, amendments, and the bill of rights need to be followed.
The first three words of the CONSTITUTION -- We The People --- have the true final say.
We control the government.
we are in charge of them.
Not the way it sits now.
It is, the way it is, because WE let it get out of control.
If WE all came together the way WE did at the times this country was founded....none of this current BS would be happening.
Is it too much for Obama to present his records?
Yes it is when you things to hide.
Obama could have ended all of this if he just released his records.
Just think about this one......
How many democrats have been charged criminally in the last 50 years in comparison to the republicans.????
now be honest with yourselves here......
who are the real conspirators then?
they spend our money like it is an endless well.
(stimulus bill) socialist pigs!”

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39. Bill said... on Aug 23, 2009 at 09:33AM

“This is all very futile. I don't care if Baby Barrack was born on the White House Lawn and delivered by the Surgeon General. He is not and could not ever be a NATURAL BORN CITIZEN, his father was never an American Citizen.”

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40. Anonymous said... on Aug 23, 2009 at 10:36AM

“Berg is right. If Obama - Soetoro is born in Kenya (despite his mother is
born in Kansas) doesnt matter at all. But as a President in the U.S.A it
matters everything. A foreign born citizen cant be a real elected president
in the United States.”

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41. Anonymous said... on Aug 23, 2009 at 12:44PM

“Just think of all the classified information he and his Chicago goons have had access to and can use against us.

The Supreme Court has contributed to our national insecurity by not hearing this case.

Write to your Supreme Court Justices and insist they clear this up.”

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42. Thomas in S.C. said... on Aug 23, 2009 at 07:19PM

“I anymore question all of the motives of Journalists as they are all pretty much the same, in one regard. They all have an axe to grind. They have to do what their told. They are kept on a short leash and "on message," by their editorial staff, which in turn answer ultimately to whatever conglomerate board of directors owns their organization, be it a print, video, or radio based medium. When Phil Berg who was and is a Democrats Democrat "stepped up," and did what was right for the country, by filing the first lawsuit in this ongoing saga, I put more trust in what he's doing as opposed to what the illegitimately elected administration has been doing to us ever since they were sworn in to office, 9 months ago. Obama has to do what his masters tell him to do, just as the Mainstream Media that has been shamelessly "brownnosing" him and his stooges, ever since he got the nod from the DNC; have to do what their told. The man isn't a traitor, you have to be a citizen in order to be that.”

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43. Anonymous said... on Aug 23, 2009 at 07:25PM

“If Obama HAD a genuine long form USA birth certificate, WE WOULD HAVE ALL SEEN IT BY NOW!!! Watch out, Obama!!!! Perry Mason (Phil Berg) is on your a$$ !!!”

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46. Ken M. Pittsburgh, Pa said... on Aug 24, 2009 at 03:34PM

“The long and short of all of this is the truth. If he is really a "citizen" prove it. Its that simple, but they wont do that ever. Typical cover up of what government whats up to know. The "true citizens" of the United States of America are only on what they feel is a need to know basis. Barry/ Barrack isnt a "citizen" we know and the Federal government knows it. So let the people speak out and the truth be heard. We all need to move on this before it is too late. Please tell your family and tell your friends to spread the wor. The more it gets out the more pressure we will put on this crowd of so-called "leaders" in our country. Remember "One nation under God."”

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47. Long Form Indeed said... on Aug 24, 2009 at 03:52PM

“Perhaps Mr. Berg and the rest of the crack smoking fuckwad bithers could get their conspiracies in fucking order for once?

I get the whole "he's not a citizen" crap but on the one hand are claim he's Kenyan and on the other, he's Canadian. On the one hand he's a Communist and yet on the other, he's a homosexual, cocaine sniffing, ex-boyfriend AND grandmother murdering Chicago thug with Manchurian candidate possibilities due to his roots in radical Islamic fundamentalism.

Oh yeah, and he's a racist against white people too!

And now to top it all off, a segment of the birthers wants to see if there's any truth to the allegations of none other than Larry "I had cocaine fueled gay sex in the back of a limo with Barack Obama" Sinclair who apparently made a statement about the circumcision or lack of one with regards to Obama's penis.

Really? His penis? You want to see the President's penis? You want to see the Official "Long Form" of the United States?

Talk about jumping the shark!”

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48. Anonymous said... on Aug 24, 2009 at 05:56PM

“what does his birth matter when the entire gubermint left and right(alleged) sides
have the honesty ,and sincerity of a Tony Soprano

look up Hegelian dialectic”

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49. Mauka said... on Aug 24, 2009 at 09:50PM


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50. Anonymous said... on Aug 25, 2009 at 08:57AM

“natural born citizen

combines the new born's hereditary & territorial right jus sanguinis/soli

the word "natural" is not superfluous

If you are under the impression that simply being born "on the soil" or that the soil and one citizen parent is sufficient to grant natural born American citizenship then you have not considered the very real world implications of such lazy thinking. Imagine if you will for a moment and these are merely examples of a more obvious nature--mind you---- former KGB boss Vladimir Putin, South Korea's resident madman, Kim Jong-il, legendary tyrants of days gone by such as Adolph Hitler & Josef Stalin and more contemporary buffoons like Saddam & Ahmadinejad or even Mother Teresa , for that matter, needing to do nothing more than impregnate or becoming pregnant by an American citizen then insure that the birth take place on U.S. soil --meet the age & residency requirement--et viola

What have we wrought???!!!

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51. Anonymous said... on Aug 25, 2009 at 09:05AM


The Obama Campaign states that Obama was subject to British Law at birth.

“When Barack Obama Jr. was born on Aug. 4,1961, in Honolulu, Kenya was a British colony, still part of the United Kingdom’s dwindling empire. As a Kenyan native, Barack Obama Sr. was a British subject whose citizenship status was governed by The British Nationality Act of 1948. That same act governed the status of Obama Sr.‘s children.

Since Sen. Obama has neither renounced his U.S. citizenship nor sworn an oath of allegiance to Kenya, his Kenyan citizenship automatically expired on Aug. 4,1982.”

The British Nationality Act of 1948 (Part II, Section 5): Subject to the provisions of this section, a person born after the commencement of this Act shall be a citizen of the United Kingdom and Colonies by descent if his father is a citizen of the U.K. & Colonies at the time of the birth”

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52. ARGH said... on Aug 25, 2009 at 01:45PM

“Jesus Christ - I can't BELIEVE how fucking stupid you dumb shit, 6000 year old, flat-Earth, black helicopter nut jobs really are!

I think if you personally believe these ridiculous theories that change by the day, when/if "Obamacare" passes, it should provide an amendment that requires all birthers and other Obama conspiracy theorists to be involuntarily committed for a period of 2 years BEYOND the last day of Obama's Presidency, in a maximum security mental institution and heavily medicated with anti-psychotic drugs that are pneumatically applied rectally at 250 psi via a rain gutter or equally sized applicator.”

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53. Anonymous said... on Aug 25, 2009 at 01:47PM

“I want to see one of these birthers ranting in the park one day to a group of obviously disinterested strangers. It'll provide me an excuse to don rubber gloves, thrust my hand through your orbital socket and remove the cockroach turd sized piece of material you could try to argue was your brain and then flick it to a nearby squirrel or bird to eat, although I suspect even they would immedaitely sense something was horribly wrong with this little morsel and if they chose to even approach it, it would only be to quickly remove it from their general area and bury deep, deep in the ground, never to be dug up again.”

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54. Anonymous said... on Aug 25, 2009 at 02:16PM


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55. Kahil said... on Aug 26, 2009 at 01:25AM

“Whatever his legal name is, Obama is the most secretive person ever to be nominated by a major party to run for president. The electoral college is clearly guilty of negligence. Whether he is or is not qualified under the Constiturion to hold the office, we can be sure of the fact that is is at least as untrustworthy and un-transparent as Cheney. We need to end the BushObama era.”

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56. Anonymous said... on Aug 26, 2009 at 07:34PM

“3 Huge Media Lies... (1) Birthers are a fringe right minority - WRONG,,,half of America wants to know the truth! (2) All Birthers are crackpots or weirdos - "Mario Apuzzo"! and (3) Birthers are racist - WRONG...race is not even a concern. Socialism is, but not race!

The truth will come out...”

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57. Anonymous said... on Aug 27, 2009 at 10:19AM

“Think people heres a history lesson. Think about our world as a whole. Lets go back in time to the 1960's when bigotry and prejudice, was at it's boiling point. Here in America we had racial riots like every day. Male dominance around the world was big time, where men are king of the castle and women are to be seen and not heard, or if a woman spoke up against her husbands authority or judgment she would be beaten black and blue. Now think about this before you comment, if you travel as much as I do, and wait before you judge me, I travel everyday into these countries, I tell you especially to Kenya, it is still going on,, big time even more so., in these third world countries. Men will have multiple wives and he is king of his families. These people are very poor, so their families are their male pride. Women are still ruled by the hand, with little voice. Now with this information. Are you still going to be as dumb as Americans are known to be around the world? You are a joke..... Like the dump blond jokes, but worst, you SO CALLED AMERICANS, are so stupefied that you make BLONDES LOOK LIKE ENSTINE!! ha ha ha. Thats the joke around the world about Americans and your so call presidential rules. You don't even know were he was born or anything. All you have is a souvenir birth certificate from Hawaii, which anyone can see is a forgery. NOW!! Think, in the 1960's a man from Kenya, receives a scholarship on a foreign diplomacy to the State. But he go's to a place in America that is safe for him, because he is black, meets a white young girl born in the U.S. Marries her, gets her pregnant. I tell you the truth that he will demand her to have his baby born in his country, or else. And the consequence at that time would be sever for her. So, she has no choice, but to do what he says. When she gets back she DEVORCES, because in the State, she realizes that she as freedom. And she is not from Kenya.

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58. kaslat said... on Aug 27, 2009 at 10:53AM

“So, now go to war, like you did with the U.K. It is called, "TREASON"

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59. Constitutional Citizen said... on Aug 28, 2009 at 11:06AM

“In response to -

Friend -- Barack Obama was NOT born in the state of Hawaii in 1961, and NOT a NATURAL BORN citizen of the United States of America. There is no verifiable evidence to support that he was.

"Smears" claiming Barack Obama doesn’t have a birth certificate are really about whether or not there exists an OFFICIAL and VERIFIABLE Birth Certificate DOCUMENT.

See Barack Obama's Certificate of Live Birth (COLB) for yourself and help push for the truth:

Together we can make sure the TRUTH wins, and the CONSTITUTION of the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA is upheld.

Thanks for your help.”

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60. Phillybits said... on Aug 28, 2009 at 03:58PM

“"Barack H. Obama - The Man Who Wasn't Born! The Greatest Conspiracy Theory That Never Was!" - On sale now at Wal-Mart and Joe and Babs' Sidecar Steakhouse!

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61. Thomas said... on Aug 28, 2009 at 07:26PM

“OBAMA is not the Legal President of the U.S.A. , even if he was born in Hawaii ( & I doubt that he was ) he still did not have Two ( 2 ) U.S. citizens as parents”

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62. Anonymous said... on Aug 29, 2009 at 02:32AM

“"..Those records are sealed, as per the federal Health Information Privacy Act of 1999 and Hawaiian state law, and will remain that way unless Obama greenlights their release, which to date he has not. 

The Birthers take this as proof Obama is hiding something, while most others just assume he has more pressing concerns..." He's got better things to do than to deal with this issue. That's why he's spent more than a year and a million dollars fighting it, instead of 5 minutes and $20 to release the vault copy of his birth certificare and put it to rest. Yup, makes perfect sense to me.”

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63. Just Me said... on Aug 29, 2009 at 10:40PM


“Law of Nations” Book One, Chapter 19, 212 (1758)
http :// www.

“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. The society is supposed to desire this, in consequence of what it owes to its own preservation; and it is presumed, as matter of course, that each citizen, on entering into society, reserves to his children the right of becoming members of it. The country of the fathers is therefore that of the children; and these become true citizens merely by their tacit consent. (con't)”

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64. Just Me said... on Aug 29, 2009 at 10:42PM

“(con't)We shall soon see whether, on their coming to the years of discretion, they may renounce their right, and what they owe to the society in which they were born. I say, that, in order to be of the country, it is necessary that a person be born of a father who is a citizen; for, if he is born there of a foreigner, it will be only the place of his birth, and not his country."


Rep. John Bingham, framer of the 14th Amendment, before The US House of Representatives (March 9, 1866 )in regards to addition of clause.
“I find no fault with the introductory clause [S 61 Bill], which is simply declaratory of what is written in the Constitution, that every human being born within the jurisdiction of the United States of parents not owing allegiance to any foreign sovereignty is, in the language of your Constitution itself, a natural born citizen…[6]"

Research it”

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65. DAMAGE ALREADY BEING DONE said... on Aug 30, 2009 at 01:59PM

“What strike me odd, is when Phillip Burg asked help from Oprah to write a letter to Obama to not continue with being President. Like Oprah really going to do this. DUH. Also the damage has already been done. And why isn't Phillip going after the rest of the people in Washington as Obama is not acting alone. Also I really hope BIDEN doesn't become President if Obama should be thrown out because bascially he is election with Obama is illegal as well as we didn't elect Biden. Everything that has been done is illegal.


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66. Anonymous said... on Aug 31, 2009 at 03:00AM

“What's really scary to me is the 52% of Americans who still support this secretive lying usurping bastard.We're going to have to wake up and get our country back.”

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67. Anonymous said... on Aug 31, 2009 at 03:13AM

“What's really scary to me is the 52% of Americans who still support this secretive lying usurping bastard.We're going to have to wake up and get our country back.”

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68. Anonymous said... on Aug 31, 2009 at 10:20PM

“then why did he spend a million dollars to sweep under the rug the real bc that proves he is natural born citizen. anyway, he is the tool of the banks for the banks and of the banks. are we going to continue to battle no win wars, you bet with banker barky....he is the waterboy of wall street, the almsgiver of toxic paper to the leechies of wall street, the patsy puppet of the "ZOMBIE BANK" MILieu....i.e goldman sacks the union busting prez. that tore apart the last bastion of american know how, the auto industry, and left it to degenerate, only to be finally handed over to the asset strippers. the hedge fund hyenas, the bailout bozos of wall street. give the bailout to productive endeavours, instead he handed it over to derivitives jackals, oh no not social security, and medicare, where it would do the most good, oh no barky need to line trhe pockets of the men that got him elected...the world order is coming people....i can't wait....we are truly living in interesting times.

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69. Anonymous said... on Sep 1, 2009 at 01:09AM

“Update! Flash! Usurper Update!It's now 46% .C'mon Americans lets wake up and investigate this piece of Kenyan garbage.Let's demand those personal records.We can do it if enough people join in the effort."YES WE CAN!"”

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70. soda cracker said... on Sep 4, 2009 at 03:03AM

“Surely we have finally heard the last of repairations.The actions of this one black man has cost us non-black Americans more than we ever could have profited from slavery.”

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71. ericat said... on Sep 8, 2009 at 06:16PM

“this really is about racisim, i think, and people wanting an excuse to get a black president out of office.

i wouldn't give a f*ck if we had a goddamn alien from outer space for our president if they could fix the problems bush created.”

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72. soda cracker said... on Sep 9, 2009 at 04:19AM

“Our kids are going to need an ailen from outer space to fix the problems Obama is creating,but we won't be around his healthcare plan will take care of that.”

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73. GOOD BOOK TO READ said... on Sep 12, 2009 at 08:54AM


Wayne Root, read his book The Conscience of a Libertarian
says it like it is.”


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