I have never viewed what he said on the Occidental College
scholarship application as particularly significant. Along with
the remainder of the Indonesian citizen and activities evidence,
most of which has also been scrubbed.
As a lawyer, I
recognize that there is a much broader legal issue behind the
"natural born citizen" Constitutional provision if it ultimately
proved that he was in fact born in Hawaii, to which this
Indonesian citizen evidence would be relevant.
having been in court once or twice and looking at the likely
development of a courtroom legal controversy over this issue, I
have come to the relatively firm conclusion that if he could
ultimately prove he was born in Hawaii, he is going to remain
President of the US, notwithstanding what looks like a
reasonable legal Constitutional argument that he still doesn't
qualify. That is just how it is.
So I have ignored the
evidence behind the rest of these arguments. Although I will say
that a year ago, in the early stages of the long thread, a link
was posted to a person who had been at Occidental College in his
period or who had been involved with getting him there (maybe
not a fellow student) who as I recall stated that he had been
subsidized as a foreign student from Indonesia. I ignored
that--in the modern world, kids going to college get all the
financial aid they can get on any basis they can get it and it's
just part of the dance of dealing with the educators who have
constructed an uneconomic and unfair admissions system. Just
part of life. But I think that comment was the origin of the
inquiry about what he might have said to Occidental.
interest in the issue has continued because as a lawyer who has
been involved in legal contests of this variety, my judgment is
that it is pretty clear that he was in fact born at Coast
Hospital in Mombassa Kenya.
And I will tell you that the
next upcoming round is likely to get into the factual contest
over where he was born. I expect to see much better fake
documents than we have seen to date. I expect that ultimately,
officials at the state of Hawaii will decide to scrub their
records of whatever offending documentary material they have
that does prove he was born in Kenya; and we will be left with
needing to introduce documents and evidence on the subject
I think Polarik has been in a courtroom
before and understands what we are likely to face. It isn't
going to be enough that it turns out that once Hawaii gets done
with their files, there is no real evidence that he was born in
Hawaii. Although he ought to be required to prove he was born in
the US and that he meets whatever other legal test is implicit
in the "natural born" requirement, that isn't going to be the
way the courtroom argument will come out.
It is going to
be necessary to at least make a prima facia case that he was
born in Kenya. For that purpose, it would be very helpful to get
our hands on the record certification document that has been out
there floating around. I am concerned that the Opposing Forces
may have reached it first.
--posted on Thursday, July 16, 2009 10:59:16 AM by David