Sheriff Joe Sics 'Posse' on Obama Birth Certificate
Secret five-member team will investigate its authenticity
By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff
Posted Sep 20, 2011 8:29 AM CDT
Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio says he has not decided to whether to endorse Republican presidential candidate Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., at his office Sept. 14, 2011, in Phoenix.   (AP Photo/Paul Connors))

(Newser) – You thought the birther controversy was over, what with President Obama releasing his long-form Certificate of Live Birth? Well, think again. Arizona’s fiery Sheriff Joe Arpaio has a secret five-member Cold Case Posse looking into the authenticity of said birth certificate, World Net Daily reports. Sheriff Joe explains that he’s just doing his duty: “When I get allegations brought to me by the citizens of Maricopa County, I look into the allegations,” and in this case he got allegations from the Surprise Tea Party of Surprise, Arizona. Seems the Tea Partiers are worried residents’ voting rights will be compromised if the prez uses a forged birth certificate to run for re-election.

Arpaio has a 3,000-member-strong volunteer posse, which he uses for tasks ranging from search and rescue to crime prevention. The Cold Case Posse is a “posse within the posse,” and its members typically have backgrounds in law, law enforcement, or other specialized fields including accounting and forensics. Arpaio has assigned five members, who will be kept anonymous for safety reasons, to investigate the birth certificate under the Cold Case Posse umbrella. Once the investigation is complete, Arpaio explains, he will have the “ultimate authority” to decide how to proceed. None of this is costing taxpayers—the Cold Case Posse is a 501(c)3 organization, and if you want to help fund the investigation, you can donate.

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Sep 23, 2011 11:03 PM CDT
In conclusion: it is important to understand this list is fact and can be backed up with records. 1) Obama sealed all his personal and school records by Executive Order in his first week as President. 2) Obama released a short form birth certificate which was deemed by experts to have been altered. 3) After months of saying there was no Long Form Birth Certificate, Obama put a PDF file of one on the White House Website. 4) Information from Hawaii came out that, in 1961, persons born in Hawaii would be issued a short form (certificate of live birth) if a resident was born out of state or not in a hospital. 5) The LFBC was issued to residents born in an accredited hospital. 6) Obama may be the only resident of Hawaii with both types of certificate. 7) No hospital in Hawaii has records showing Mrs. Obama ever to have been a patient and no records can be found that Obama or his mother ever were treated by the Doctor who’s signature is on the LFBC. 8) The Social Security number that Obama has been using since the early 1980's was issued not to him, but to a very much older person from Connecticut. 9) E-Verify, the government program set up for employers to check for legal SSN’s of potential employees, rejected the SSN Obama uses, when associated with his name. 10) The Selective Service form Obama released has been shown to have been altered. 11) The LFBC that Obama released in April of this year, has been proven, beyond any possible doubt, not to be authentic. In other words, it is a forgery. 12) A liberal federal judge has refused to allow the Social Security Administration to release information on the SSN Obama uses. 13) A Federal Court has issued a subpoena to the Hawaii Department of Health and the Attorney’s General office requesting they allow experts to inspect the LFBC on file in that state 14) That court order was ignored and as a result those officials have been ordered to appear in Federal Court in November to show cause for failing to honor a court directive. 15) A birth certificate showing Obama was born in Kenya has surfaced. That document has also been proven to be a forgery. It appears this document was created by the Obots as bait for the Birthers in order to discredit the movement. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Sep 23, 2011 7:14 AM CDT
“When Barack Obama Jr. was born on Aug. 4,1961, 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.” By the common law, a subject travelling abroad on public or private business, with the express or implied license of his sovereign, is under that sovereign’s protection; and, consequently, both he and his children born while so travelling owe allegiance to and are citizens of the native country of their father. The length of the father’s residence abroad is not material, so that it was, in intention and in fact, temporary, not perpetual. And whether the mother was a citizen or not is unimportant: the status of the child is determined by that of the father. Ludlam v. Ludlam, 31 Barb. 486; Davis v. Hall, 1 Nott fr M. 292; Lasportas v. De la Motta, 10 Rich. Eq. 38.
Sep 22, 2011 10:38 PM CDT
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