Lou Dobbs, CNN, Obama Birth Certificate

Did Lou Dobbs Leave CNN Over Obama Birth Certificate? 

Did long-time CNN anchor Lou Dobbs actually leave CNN and 9 million dollars over the controversy surrounding Barack Obama's refusal to release his actual birth certificate?

The New York Post says so: "Lou Dobbs walked away from more than $9 million when he quit CNN, ending a long-running clash that boiled over during a debate about President Obama's birth certificate...."

But those who have actually watched and listened to Dobbs know the real irony here. The fact of the matter is that Dobbs is NOT, what the media derisively calls, a "birther."  In fact, Dobbs has consistently insisted that he believes Barack Obama is the President of the United States.

      What plagued Dobbs is his insistence on asking a legitimate and crucial question that Obama has refused to answer... and a question the rest of the media simply refuse to ask.

      And that question is, why doesn't Barack Obama simply produce his birth certificate,  and put the controversy over his eligibility to be President... to rest.

      And Dobbs question begs two more crucial questions:

Why has Team Obama spent as much as 1.4 million dollars in legal fees fighting actions that would compel him to produce his actual birth certificate... a document that would cost him perhaps 10 dollars to release?

Why do Obama's handlers continue to insist that Obama has produced his actual birth certificate when, in fact, he has done no such thing?

      Here are Dobbs' own words, spoken on his radio show on Friday:

"What you can't do in America today... you can't ask a question without there being severe repercussions."

      Dobbs goes on:

"But what I don't see, with all the controversy, is why he [Obama] just doesn't produce his birth certificate. And what is extraordinary is the firestorm that the left-wing ginned up over that [question]...."

      Think of it this way. Lou Dobbs in now poorer by 9 million dollars because he dared to ask a question.

      We're with Dobbs. We applaud the fact that he had the courage to ask that question and moreover, patriotic Americans should demand that the rest of the media start asking that same question.

      If you love freedom, you have a duty to castigate each and every one of them until they start asking that question.

      That's what we're going to do and with Dobbs' departure from CNN, the time to make that demand is right here and right now.

But Wait A Minute?  
Didn't Obama Publish His Birth Certificate?  
Isn't It Posted On The Internet?

      Actually... no... he DID NOT.

     The document that is published on the Internet... the document Obama actually released... is a "Certification of Live Birth." It's a "short-form" document that is generated on-the-spot and is based on information that is contained in a computer database at the time it was printed.

      A copy of the "Certification of Live Birth" (the actual document Obama produced on his website) and an actual "Birth Certificate" issued by the State of Hawaii are below. The two are shown side-by-side to simply illustrate that the document Obama's handlers claim he produced is NOT the document that Obama actually produced.

Obama's  Certification of Live Birth
The Document Obama Produced

Hawaii Certificate of Live Birth  
The Document Obama Refuses To Produce

 Admittedly, for many people, the fact that Obama produced the document on the left [top] instead of the document on the right [bottom] (and the fact that his people insisted on calling it an actual birth certificate) did not raise alarm bells.

      But when asked to produce his actual birth certificate... Barack Obama's people started spending enormous sums of money to stop efforts to compel him to produce it.

      Rational people, like Dobbs, could only ask why.

      Is the name of a hospital... or an attending physician... or an imprinted seal from around the actual time of birth, a state secret?

      Obviously not.  In fact, it shouldn't really be a big deal... and that's why it doesn't really matter where one stands on the issue of Obama's citizenship and legitimacy... you don't have to be what some in the media have derisively call a "birther" to ask...  what is Barack Obama hiding and why?

      Either he's hiding something... or he's so incredibly arrogant, he simply doesn't believe he should be required to produce anything he is asked to produce... even something as seemingly insignificant as his actual birth certificate.

      Is he that arrogant... or is he hiding something? That's the question Dobbs was essentially asking... that's the question that deserves an answer... and that's the question that Barack Obama DOES NOT want anyone to ask.

      And again... it's the question the media doesn't seem to want to ask either... it's a simple question... and for that reason alone... it's the one question we should ask.

      But no one in the media will ask it (now that Dobbs has moved on from CNN) unless patriotic Americans start demanding that the question be asked.

      And we can start asking that question right now. 

Another Interesting Point Of Order.

      The "Certification of Live Birth" (the document Obama actually provided) was not always adequate for the purpose of proving that an individual was physically born in Hawaii.

      At least that's what the State of Hawaii used to say.

      Specifically the Hawaii Department of Home Lands (DHHL) used to state the following on its website:

"In order to process your application, DHHL utilizes information that is found only on the original Certificate of Live Birth, which is either black or green. This is a more complete record of your birth than the Certification of Live Birth (a computer-generated printout). Submitting the original Certificate of Live Birth will save you time and money since the computer-generated Certification requires additional verification by DHHL."

      And Hawaii's policy in that regard only changed months ago... only after the controversy of Obama's eligibility came to light... and more than likely as a result of the controversy.

     Obama's eligibility depends upon his actual place of birth. The law at the time of his birth was very clear. As his father was not an American citizen and his mother was too young to bestow her citizenship upon him, there is no way he could even claim to be a "natural-born" citizen of the United States (as required by Article II, Section 1 of the Constitution) were he not born on American soil.

     So... why spend up to 1.4 million dollars to avoid producing a document that the State of Hawaii required (until recently) to prove that one was born in Hawaii... a document that could satisfy - and POTENTIALLY SHUT-UP - millions of naysayers... a document that would cost Obama about 10 dollars to produce?

      Lou Dobbs is 9 million dollars poorer for asking that question.  The very least that freedom-loving Americans can do is demand the media start asking the same question.

      Because whether you believe that Barack Obama is eligible, under the Constitution, to be President of the United States or not, it's a question that demands an answer... at least Dobbs thought so.  

John McCain And The Stench Of Media Hypocrisy.

      The liberal media made a huge deal out of the fact that John McCain was born in the Canal Zone. The liberal media relentlessly questioned whether or not McCain met the constitutional test... whether he was eligible to be President.

      On February 29, 2008, MSNBC, took the matter very seriously.

      MSNBC correspondent, Pete Williams stated the following in an article titled: "McCain's citizenship called into question: Candidate, born in Panama Canal Zone, may not qualify as 'natural born'"

"Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., and his advisers are doing their best to brush aside questions — raised in the liberal blogosphere — about whether he is qualified under the Constitution to be president. But many legal scholars and government lawyers say it's a serious question with no clear answer."

      And Williams apparently didn't think this "serious question" was a laughing matter when he mentioned in that same article that the question was also raised in reference to Barry Goldwater, who was born in Arizona while it was still a U.S. territory, and George Romney, who was born in Mexico.

      The New York Times took the issue seriously as well. On February 28, 2008, the Times published an article titled; "McCain’s Canal Zone Birth Prompts Queries About Whether That Rules Him Out" which started out as follows:

"The question has nagged at the parents of Americans born outside the continental United States for generations: Dare their children aspire to grow up and become president? In the case of Senator John McCain of Arizona, the issue is becoming more than a matter of parental daydreaming."

      Two weeks after the McCain issue was actually settled, CBS News (of Rathergate fame) still wouldn't let the issue go. On March 14, 2008, CBS News continued in its attempts to muddy the already clear waters:

"As we've previously noted, there are questions surrounding whether or not John McCain – who was born in the Panama Canal Zone in 1936, when it was a U.S. territory – is legally a 'natural-born citizen.'"

"If McCain isn't 'natural-born' then he can't be president, according to the Constitution."

      And, when it comes to McCain, the leftist so-called urban-myth debunking website still won't let what is a settled issue go and still erroneously lists the answer to the question of John McCain's eligibility under Article 2, Section 1 of the United States Constitution as "undetermined."

      And yet, gives Obama the thumbs-up on a variety of questions raising the same issue.

      What gives?

      Of course John McCain - unlike Obama - didn't brush those questions aside, as Williams and others so cockily reported. McCain promptly released all relevant records and legal opinions on the subject... there is no question regarding McCain's eligibility.

(Incidentally. McCain is eligible - as was Goldwater - because, while not born on U.S. soil, his parents were of sufficient age and had spent enough time in the United States to bestow their citizenship upon him.)

     But if it was such a serious matter then (and apparently even now with to question McCain's eligibility; why is it off-limits to question Obama's now?  

Is The Constitution Just A Piece Of Paper?

      Article 2, Section 1, of the Constitution of the United States, specifically states, "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..."

      It's not a technicality, or lunacy on the part of our Founding Fathers. It is a specific statement within a document that forms the basis for all of our laws.

      At what point does disregarding the Constitution open the doors for the wholesale disregard of the Constitution by all branches of the government ?

      Moreover, to all who believe that the Constitution is the government’s basic law, that the Constitution is the only instrument that gives our government legitimacy, at what point would it be clear that the rule of law in the United States is a fiction?

      Barack Obama has already shown himself to be a usurper. The Executive Branch has already taken effective control over huge sections of the banking industry, the automobile industry and is moving to take control of the healthcare industry.

      And yet, no one is willing to stand up and denounce this hand-in-glove relationship between government and private business.

      And one thing is certain.  The very man responsible for instigating this extreme upheaval of the American way of life either has something to hide or thinks he is simply above validating to the people that he is willing to give deference to the letter of the Constitution... that is the ultimate irony.

      Win lose or draw, freedom-loving Americans must stand in the gap. Again and again and again if necessary.

      That's our call... that's our mission.

Floyd Brown
Western Center for Journalism

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RE: I Stand With Lou Dobbs:
Lou Dobbs is hardly, what some in the media have derisively called, a birther. In fact Dobbs has stated repeatedly that he feels that Barack Obama is probably President of the United States. However, Dobbs is now 9 million dollars poorer because he had the integrity and courage to ask a pivotal question that is unanswered... a question Barack Obama refuses to answer and a question that you apparently refuse to ask... namely, why hasn't Barack Obama simply produced his actual birth certificate.

More to the point, why has Team Obama spent what may be as much as 1.4 million dollars fighting efforts to compel him to produce his actual birth certificate and why does Team Obama continue to contend that Obama has produced a birth certificate when the document Obama has produced is not an actual birth certificate.

For years the media has excused egregious actions, invasions of privacy and outright lies by citing the worn-out adage; the people have a right to know. If that's the case, the people have a right to know the answer to the question that Dobbs is now 9 million dollars poorer for asking. Is Obama resisting these efforts out of pure arrogance... is he trying to hide something unrelated to his eligibility... or would the release of his actual birth certificate bolster the argument that he might be ineligible to hold the office of President of the United States?

Shame on you for not asking the question. Asking such a question is not a conspiracy theory; however, your refusal to ask the question, and in Dobbs case, squelching the question, is cause for suspicion.



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