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December 5, 2008

Mr. Obama’s Eligibility to be Aired Monday in DC

Open Letter Ignites Large Public Interest

What Must A Free People Do?

As planned, on Monday and Wednesday of this week, WTP published the full-page Open Letter to Mr. Obama in the Chicago Tribune. The letter respectfully requests that he direct the state of Hawaii to provide access to his original 1961 (“vault”) birth certificate, and that he arrange for delivery to the National Press Club of certain other documents, all for the purpose of providing evidence of his eligibility.

The public response and attention by the media, has been nothing short of astonishing.

Apparently, the publication of the Open Letter and huge reaction it generated has largely forced the media to finally acknowledge the existence of the Obama citizenship controversy, apparently abandoning the desires of their collective management to smother the story.

Almost immediately after the paper hit the streets of Chicago Monday morning, requests started coming in for interviews from print, broadcast and on-line news outlets, including several clear- channel (reserved frequency, high-wattage AM) radio stations from around the country. It’s been non-stop all week. Here is a link to an audio recording of a brief interview with WGN, Chicago’s leading 50,000 watt, clear-channel radio station.

On Tuesday, December 2, the Tribune’s local competitor, the Chicago Sun-Times published a column by Mary Mitchell about the open letter.  Granted, columnists do take liberties, but her column was not only riddled with important factual errors, it was largely “over-the-top” and arguably inflammatory, referring to me indirectly as one of the “skinheads from Tennessee who planned to dress up in coattails and top-hats and go on a racist killing spree before targeting Obama.”  In response, thousands of Chicagoans flooded the Sun-Times with their comments, both pro and con. I am preparing a rebuttal that will soon be sent to the paper as a suggested “guest essay.”

On Wednesday, the Tribune published a news article by Sara Olkon and James Janega about the Open Letter. It too, contained serious omissions, as well as false and misleading statements regarding critical parts of the citizenship controversy. In response, thousands of Chicagoans flooded the Tribune with their comments, pro and con. We are preparing a rebuttal to be submitted as soon as possible.

Overnight Letter to Mr. Obama

Yesterday, the Foundation sent a letter to Mr. Obama by express mail. He should have received it by noon today. The letter speaks for itself. Click here to view a copy.

Monday: WTP Press Conference in DC

As planned, on Monday, December 8, WTP will conduct a press conference at the National Press Club in Washington, DC. 

Yesterday, we issued a press release about the event. We sent the release to approximately 400 media outlets, including those on the attached list. The press conference will feature three of the attorneys behind cases now at the Supreme Court.

Almost immediately, the Wall Street Journal posted a item on its Market Watch.”  We expect a fair amount of press coverage.  On Monday morning the Supreme Court will also release its decision regarding whether to hear the case by attorney Leo Donofrio who challenged the failure of the New Jersey secretary of state to verify the eligibility of the Presidential candidates scheduled to appear on the ballot.

The press conference is scheduled to begin at 1:30 pm.



U.S. Senator Mel Martinez wrote in his letter dated December 1, 2008:

 “Presidential candidates are vetted by voters at least twice - first in the primary elections and again in the general election. President-Elect Obama won the Democratic Party's nomination after one of the most fiercely contested presidential primaries in American history. And, he has now been duly elected by the majority of voters in the United States. Throughout both the primary and general election, concerns about Mr. Obama's birthplace were raised. The voters have made clear their view that Mr. Obama meets the qualifications to hold the office of President.

Sen. Martinez would have us believe that our form of government is a pure democracy, rather than a constitutional Republic.

What if, ostensibly for the same reason, Mr. Obama refuses to respond to our Open Letter?

What if the Supreme Court refuses to hear the Petitions by attorneys Donofrio, Berg and Taitz, ostensibly for the same reason – that is, that the voters have made clear their view that Mr. Obama is eligible?

What then?

Would not this violation of the “natural born citizen” clause of the Constitution amount to our “capstone grievance,” capping all the other constitutional violations for which we have been seeking Redress?

Since 1995, we have repeatedly and respectfully petitioned the Government for Redress of its violations of the war powers, money, tax, privacy, property, and other prohibitions and restrictions placed on the Government by the People. We have established a record of numerous violations by the Government and its refusal to justify its behavior or be held accountable.

The record is so clear and unambiguous that it leaves no room for misinterpretation. The servants are taking over the house that our Creator built.

What must a free people do? What would they deem to be the appropriate next step?

We will have more to say about this in our next update.

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