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November 20, 2008

Update: Open Letter to Mr. Obama

Funds, Decisions & Developments

There is a growing body of evidence establishing that President Elect Barack Obama is not a “natural born” U.S. citizen, meaning he is not eligible to hold the office of President.

On October 31st we announced our intention to publish an Open Letter to President-Elect Obama. In effect, the letter would be a Petition for Redress of a violation of the natural born citizen clause of the Constitution (Article II, Section 1), which reads:

“No Person except a natural born Citizen, or a Citizen of the United States, at the time of the Adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the Office of President; neither shall any person be eligible to that Office who shall not have attained to the age of thirty five Years, and been fourteen Years a Resident within the United States.”

The First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution guarantees the free People of America the Right to Petition the Government, including a U.S. Senator or a President-Elect, for Redress of a violation of the Constitution:

“Congress shall make no law …abridging…the Right of the People …to Petition the Government for a Redress of Grievances.”

Inherent in the Right to Redress (i.e., remedy) is the free People’s Right to a response, and their Right to withdraw their allegiance and support from the Government should there be no responsive response.

 “If money is wanted by Rulers who have in any manner oppressed the People, they may retain it until their grievances are redressed, and thus peaceably attain relief, without trusting to despised petitions or disturbing the public tranquility.” Act of the Continental Congress, passed unanimously in 1774, titled, “Continental Congress To The Inhabitants of Quebec.” Journals of the Continental Congress. Journals 1:105-113.

“In every stage of these Oppressions we have Petitioned for Redress in the most humble terms. Our repeated Petitions have been answered only by repeated injury. A Prince, whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a Tyrant, is unfit to be the ruler of a free people.” United States Declaration of Independence,1776.

Silence can only be equated with fraud where there is a legal or moral duty to speak or where an inquiry left unanswered would be intentionally misleading.” United States v. Prudden, 424 F.2d 1021 (5th Cir. 1970), cert. denied, 400 U.S. 831 (1970).

We stated our intention to raise $90,000 to pay for the publication of the Open Letter in USA TODAY and a room at the National Press Club to publicly discuss any response by Mr. Obama. We explained that all donations received by the Foundation after October 31 would be used to cover our expenses, and the general treasury of the Foundation would not be used.

Should we receive less than $90,000 we would either publish the Open Letter in a half-page or regional edition of USA TODAY, or publish the full-page Open Letter in an appropriate city or regional newspaper.

To be effective, we would need to publish the Open Letter two weeks or more in advance of the date (December 15, 2008) when the Electoral College’s state electors are certified and cast their votes. If Mr. Obama is not able to prove his eligibility by then, the electors would have to cast their votes for someone else for it would be treason to the Constitution to do otherwise.

 The purpose of this Update is threefold: (1) to provide the updated total of the funds received to date; (2), to inform you of our tentative decision and schedule regarding the publication of the Open Letter; and (3), to comment on a few related developments.


As of noon today, we have raised $27,131.04, which is sufficient for a full-page in the Chicago Sun-Times and the event at the National Press Club, but not enough to cover the cost of a team of forensic scientists to travel to Hawaii to examine the vault copy of the birth certificate or the cost of mailing a package to each of the state electors in the event Mr. Obama chooses not to respond to the open letter (see latest draft of our Open Letter for details). We are willing to commit now to publish in the Chicago Sun-Times as soon as its legal department approves the content. However, we will need additional funding, so please continue spreading the word about the project. Become a  WTP “fund raiser.”

NOTE: If there is anyone in the range of this Update that has the means to donate thousand(s) dollars toward this project, we would ask them to contact us immediately. While it would be adequate to publish the Open Letter in one of the two newspapers in Mr. Obama’s home town, it would be much more desirable to publish the Open Letter in the national edition of the USA TODAY if we could afford the cost. The circulation for the Chicago Sun-Times is about 140,000, compared to 2.2 million for USA TODAY. In addition, the physical size of a full-page in USA TODAY is about twice the size of the Sun-Times, which would allow us to add a short Open Letter to the state Electors below the Open Letter to Mr. Obama, encouraging them to urge Mr. Obama to respond appropriately, and warning them of their liability should they cast their vote for someone for whom they know is not eligible to assume the office of President of the United States.

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On Monday, December 1, we will publish the Open Letter that will ask Mr. Obama to immediately direct the appropriate Hawaiian officials to allow access to the vault copy of his birth certificate by our forensic scientists on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, December 5, 6 and 7, and to arrange to have certain other evidence delivered to the National Press Club by noon on December 8, 2008.

On December 8th, we will sponsor a Press Conference at the National Press Club. We will invite C-SPAN to broadcast the event live. Invited speakers will include constitutional scholar and attorney Edwin Vieira, who would speak about the natural born citizen clause and the seriousness of the adverse consequences of having a usurper in the position of President of the United States of America. Other invited speakers include the licensed attorneys from each of the cases that have been filed (Phil Berg from PA, Leo Donofrio from NJ, and Orly Taitz from CA), a Plaintiff from the CA case (Alan Keyes), and the Plaintiff from the HI case (Andy Martin).

Beginning December 9th, should Mr. Obama fail to respond to the repeated judicial Petitions for Redress of the Grievance, packages will be mailed to each member of the Electoral College. The package will contain: (a) a copy of each of the lawsuits with their facts and legal arguments; (b) notification that Mr. Obama had a duty to respond to the court challenges by proving his eligibility but chose not to do so; (c) notification that the chief election officials of their states had a duty to determine Mr. Obama’s eligibility before deciding to place him on their primary and general election ballots but failed to do so; (d) notification that Mr. Obama had a duty to respond to the Open Letter published in the newspaper (yet another Petition for Redress) but failed to do so; and (e) notification that in light of the evidence that Mr. Obama is not a natural born citizen of the United States and Mr. Obama’s deliberate decision not to answer the repeated Petitions for Redress of the Grievance, it would be treason to the Constitution should they cast their vote for Mr. Obama to be President of the United States of America.

Any President-elect and member of the Electoral College should be withdrawn from office whose fraud and misrepresentations are leading us to dissolution. It may, indeed, injure them in fame or fortune; but it saves the Republic.


"A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murderer is less to fear." ---Marcus Tullius Cicero 

“The people themselves have it in their power effectually to resist usurpation, without being driven to an appeal in arms. An act of usurpation is not obligatory: It is not law; and any man may be justified in his resistance. Let him be considered as a criminal by the general government; yet only his fellow citizens can convict him. They are his jury, and if they pronounce him innocent, not all powers of congress can hurt him; and innocent they certainly will pronounce him, if the supposed law he resisted was an act of usurpation”. See: 2 Elliot's Debates, 94; 2 Bancroft, History of the Constitution, 267.

“There have been powerful hydraulic pressures throughout our history that bear heavily on the court to water down constitutional guarantees and give the police the upper hand. That hydraulic pressure has probably never been greater than it is today. Yet if the individual is no longer to be sovereign … we enter a new regime. The decision to enter it should be made only after a full debate by the people of this country.” See: Terry v. Ohio, 392 U.S. 39 (1967).


As of Monday, November 17, 2008, licensed attorneys had filed three separate lawsuits in PA, NJ and CA to prevent Mr. Obama from assuming the Office of the President of the United States unless he provided documentary evidence proving he is a natural born citizen of the United States.

Attorney Phil Berg filed his suit in federal court in Pennsylvania on behalf of himself. He sued Mr. Obama and the Democrat National Committee. His primary arguments are: a) if Mr. Obama was born in Kenya as the facts indicate, he is ineligible because his father was a Kenyan citizen and his mother had not been a US citizen for five years following the age of 14; and b) whether he was born in Kenya or Hawaii, his mother relinquished her (and therefore his) American citizenship when he was 4 years of age and she married an Indonesian citizen, moved to Indonesia and became a naturalized Indonesian citizen.  His case was dismissed for “lack of standing.” He has appealed to the Supreme Court of the United States by filing a Petition for Writ of Certiorari (a plea to SCOTUS to hear an appeal from the lower Court’s decision). Defendants have notified SCOTUS they will not be filing a memorandum in opposition to Berg’s plea. Within a few weeks after December 1st, the nine justices of the SCOTUS will decide if they will hear Berg’s case.

Attorney Leo Donofrio filed his suit in federal court in New Jersey on behalf of himself. He sued the New Jersey Secretary of State, Nina Mitchell Wells. His argument is based on the historical context and purpose (the “original intent”) of the natural born citizen clause of the Constitution. He argues that to be a natural born citizen within the meaning of Article II, Section 1 of the Constitution, Mr. Obama’s father and mother both had to be US citizens and Mr.Obama had to be born on US soil. In fact, Mr. Obama’s father was a Kenyan citizen and Mr.Obama may have been born in Kenya.

Attorneys Orly Taitz and Gary Kreep from the United Justice Foundation filed their suit in State Court in California on behalf of a presidential candidate and his running mate who were on the ballot in California on the American Independent Party line – i.e., Alan Keyes and Willey Drake. They sued the CA Secretary of State and each of the 55 state electors (CA members of the Electoral College scheduled to cast their votes for Mr. Obama on December 15). Their principle argument is that they not only have standing to sue, the 55 state electors cannot cast their votes for Mr. Obama until the Secretary of State completes her ministerial task of determining if Mr. Obama is eligible to hold the office of President of the United States, a task she failed to undertake prior to the Primary and General Elections. 

There is a rumor that four licensed attorneys are representing twenty-three electors from four states in one federal lawsuit that has been filed, also challenging Mr. Obama’s eligibility.

In addition, a series of other lawsuits have been filed by citizens who are not attorneys.

Most notable, Andy Martin filed his suit in Hawaii. He is seeking an order directing the Hawaiian officials to produce Mr. Obama’s original, 1961, typewritten Certificate of Live Birth. Martin had a court hearing on November 18th. The judge reserved decision.

In addition, on October 17th New York citizen Christopher Strunk filed a Freedom of Information Request with the US Department of State seeking the foreign travel records of Mr. Obama’s mother. Thus far, the Dept. of State has not responded to the request. On November 10th, Strunk filed a Writ of Mandamus in the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit seeking an order directing the State Department to release the travel records. On November 14th the Writ was denied, without comment.

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