Lawsuit Filed Against Obama Claims He's Not Eligible for the Presidency

Philip J. Berg, Esquire, of Pennsylvania filed a lawsuit on Thursday seeking a Declaratory Judgement and Injunction that Barack Obama does not meet the qualifications to become President of the United States. In the lawsuit Berg alleges that Obama is not eligible for the presidency because he is not a naturalized citizen, and/or lost his citizenship when he was adopted in Indonesia, and/or has duel citizenship with Kenya and Indonesia.

Berg said that he has filed the suit on behalf of the Democratic Party and citizens of the United States for their best interests. Berg, an attorney with offices in Montgomery County, PA and an active practice in Philadelphia, filed the lawsuit, Berg vs. Obama, Civil Action No. 08-cv-4083, in Federal Court.

In the filing Berg says:

There have been numerous questions raised about Obama’s background with no satisfactory answers. The questions that I have addressed include, but are not limited to:

1. Where was Obama born? Hawaii; an island off of Hawaii; Kenya; Canada; or ?

2. Was he a citizen of Kenya, Indonesia and/or Canada?

3. What was the early childhood of Obama in Hawaii; in Kenya; in Indonesia when he was adopted; and later, back to Hawaii?

4. An explanation as to the various names utilized by Obama that include: Barack Hussein Obama; Barry Soetoro; Barry Obama; Barack Dunham; and Barry Dunham.

5. Illinois Bar Application – Obama fails to acknowledge use of names other than Barack Hussein Obama, a blatant lie.

If Obama can prove U.S. citizenship, we still have the issue of muti-citizenship with responsibilities owed to and allegance to other countries.

Berg goes on to make very direct accusations against Obama, stating that he "lied and cheated his way into a fraudulent candidacy and cheated legitimately eligible natural born citizens from competing in a fair process."

Interestingly, Obama isn't the only one who's citizenship has been questioned in this election. John McCain's citizenship was also questioned because he was born on a military base in the Panama Canal Zone, which is not a US territory.

The full court filings and claims can be found at, Berg's website. Philip J. Berg is the former Deputy Attorney General of Pennsylvania, former candidate for Govenor and US Senate in Democratic Primaries, former Chair of the Democratic Party in Montgomery County, and former member of the Democratic State Commitee.

This filing comes less than two weeks after an AP photo was revealed of the school register of a child then known as Barry Soetoro, now known as Barack Hussein Obama, whose citizenship was listed as "Indonesian" and whose religion was listed as "Islam." the photo strongly contradicts the Obama camp's claim that he was not a Muslim, and is said to confirm he is a national of at least one other country. The AP has confirmed the authenticity of the photograph.


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Well where is CNBC or Fox or CBS or CNN when you need them? Either this story is a crock or it's the real deal but either way someone - some big organisation has to take a look at it on our behalf and pronto.

Where are they? They are some of the biggest proponents of Obama/the Democratic party. I wouldn't doubt that in a few days or weeks, they will be denouncing this lawsuit as a feeble attempt to reverse the nation's decision by an unhappy H. Clinton supporter, or something like that. If this is even half as true as it sounds, this spells disaster for the outcome of this election; do we have McCain as a winner, or does Biden take over? This would shake an already unsteady nation, but I don't want a dishonest foreigner in control of this nation either. I hope this gets resolved fast...

Well, first. The nation is not unsteady. Second, anyone and everyone who wants to part of a class action lawsuit am in. Just find us a Constitution lawyer who wants to work for the notoriety and pro-bono.

It falls back on the electoral college who vote on the 13th of December to decide who of the other candidates they will vote for.

Where is CNBC or FOX, CBS, NBC, ABC???
The media is controlled by the FCC.
The presidents of all these networks are jewish.
It's true.
Knowing this,,, ask the question again.

Ya know why Jewish people are the heads of these companies? Not because they're Jewish. Because they are bright, hard-working people who have a reputation for contributing to organizations, their employers and society as a whole.

The media is liberally biased, they won't dare tread on the Messiah!

The media is not liberal and never was. If anything, it has moved further to the right. It used to be objective and fact based but that was not good enough for conservatives. I suggest you read 'The Republican Noise Machine' by David Brock. It too is fact based but you probably won't believe it because it confronts your preconceived ideas.

Maybe Obama realizes that he’s soon to become toast because of the Philadelphia lawsuit. Here’s an excerpt from an interview yesterday aft. with the lawyer (Philip Berg) who filed the suit:

“Sen. Obama really owes it to everyone to confront this. He should threaten me. “Berg,” he should say, “here are the documents and, if you do not withdraw the suit, I will sue you.” Right now, he has no basis to sue me. If he does have the documents, he should show them, and I’ll walk away. I’ll withdraw the case. But, again, he must show me a certified vault copy of his birth certificate and must show me a certified copy of the oath of allegiance taken between the time he was 19 to 21 at a Consulate, U.S. Embassy or the like. If those documents can be presented, again, I’m out of here. But I don’t think he can, I don’t think he will, and I think it is a total disgrace on his part.”

I estimate that if Obama/his campaign can’t produce this stuff in 48 hours, he’s history. (And history shows that it’s the cover-up/lies that are the worst!)

I think it is time this man is exposed as what he is; and the big time TY News channels need to dig into this and other accusations before he get elected. I don't think he will but give people a pencil and paper and ask them to vote, you just don't know which way the cookie will crumble; now is the time to do it.

Why is it that a white man with no good intentions be rewarded with praise, but a black man with negative vibe. As you can clearly see, Obama is actually trying to help with situation at hand (The United States People)

Why does everyone like him so much? he is not trying to help. He claims he wants to spread the wealth around, take money from the rich and give to the poor. Thats socialism! Russia already tried to "spread th wealth around" Guess what, they went bankrupt!

All he has to do is show one simple little original birth certificate that every american has handy. Show it once and be done with it! Oh, but you can't show one if you don't have it...right?

are you retarded?

Your just a stupid asshole that voted for him. You do not realize that he follows the Bible word for word as the Antichrist! This is the end of days people!

I have to agree with you, these kool-aid drinking Americans that voted this man in office need to wake up..

it does not matter if Obama is trying to help the situation with this country. It clearly states in the constatution that you must be a born citizen of the US to become president period. Even though McCain was born in Panama he was born in a US facility with US parents. I personally believe that if a military family has a child on a US base in a US military hospital in a different country should not be deprived of being a born US citizen.

Very contradictory. It's not about what you believe. You just talked about what's in the constitution and then want to toss in your opinion about McCain. Doesn't work like that buddy it's not about what you believe. I believe everyone human being should be able to live in peace and harmony, unfortunately that's not how the system works.
There are no special grants because of your situation. Forget that. Look at the cold hard straight up evidence. Was he born in the USA. Then the next question where he was born is that considered the USA. When you started

I agree completely

If he can not produce a legal and documented American birth certificate he should step down and quit the lies. It has nothing to do with black, white,purple or green. It has to do with honesty and character. Which the way he rose in power he has neither of.

Well, I guess your theories are toast. Today is September 17, 2008.

Get over it.

Don't fuck with this. If supreme court steps in and reverses 64 million black votes, there will be hell to pay. Watts riots would look like childs play. I as well as half the nation would take part in a major uprising -- You will not win.

Well, I am glad that you wrote such a comment on a public site that tracks your email! Because if the suit goes through and is proven (like I believe it will) and riots do break out. Guess whose going to come knocking on your door? Hmm let me guess police, feds, all the like because you are insighting a riot! Dipshit! Have you ever heard of events like Cedar Fest on MSU Campus, tons of students and non students where arrested and charged for writing comments similar to the one your just posted! And PS if Obama is not a natural born citizen than he does not deserve nor have the right to be our 44th president he has basically stolen and lied to you and all the rest of the 64 million black/white/hispanic etc Americans. And on further note with McCain being born on a Military Base it has been written that a hospital located on a Military Base outside of the country is an extension of the USA. If he was born on a hospital outside the base he would not be a native born American but sense he was born on the base hospital he is AMERICAN. Unlike Obama.

The constitution states that you have to be a Citizen and what example would that set if this case is not heard? If he is not a citizen then he should not be president. The people have every right to demand proof!

Get over yourself already!!! YOU are NOT God Almighty. And remember for every one of you, there are at least 2 others on the opposite side.

Well if Obama s proven not to be a citizen then he needs to step down, You can't let him get away with it because some people will riot. If he is allowed to stay in office and he is proven not to be a citizen of the US. Whats to stop the doors from opening for people from other countries coming in and running, possibly ones that hate us. Like dictators from other countries. Just think about that one.

There is no way back, Berg will become another nut job or social outcast, just like 911 truthers, Kenedy assassination conspiracy advocates, etc., etc., etc........

I agree with ya, dont drop anything until we all have proof, cause i think he was sent over here to destroy the usa and take away our rights. Dont let that happen. The people that voted over and over for him and you know who i mean, probably have never voted in their life until there was a black man running for presidency

It's about GD time.



"Interestingly, Obama isn't the only one who's citizenship has been questioned in this election. John McCain's citizenship was also questioned because he was born on a military base in the Panama Canal Zone, which is not a US territory." This is incorrect, as the Philip Berg suit properly invokes 8 USC 1401, which covers birth abroad by U.S. citizens. Obama's mother was too young at the time of Obama's birth to convey "natural born" citizenship at the time of his birth because she was 18. The pre-1986 statute required that the parent conveying U.S. citizenship have lived at least 5 years in the U.S. after age 14, which means that Obama's mother couldn't convey citizenship to a born-abroad child until she was 19.

To obtain a security clearance one must give up any and all foreign passports.

Also --- Obviously obama has a u.s. passport so what information did he use to obtain it?

Obama is irrefutably not eligible for the presidency.

I'm shocked the court has not ruled immediately in favor of Berg. This will never be over if the court doesn't rule on this before the convention and if he wins the election this will not die.

It's all right here:

If it is not yet clear, you cannot get into office of any sort without having citizenship. I believe the bogus lies need to stop; and carry on with the plan of rebuilding America

Being a Citizen and a Natural citizen is not the same thing. Arnold is not a Natural Born Citizen, he can hold any office in the US except for President The same thing goes for Obama.

Indeed, there aren't very many places where this lawsuit is even acknowledged; it is definitely being assiduously ignored by the mainstream media.

I'm not a lawyer, but I was a paralegal for a topnotch litigation firm for 25 years and I've worked researching, drafting and proofing litigation for all those years. I read Mr. Berg’s court filings (file-stamped images of which are online). I have to say that this is one of the most substandard pieces of work I've ever come across. One could determine, just from reading, that this would never pass court muster. I was astonished that Berg would sign the thing, especially after naming himself as plaintiff.

I absolutely agree with those who say that this rumbling growling underground issue could have been so easily quelled by merely producing true and correct documents. Why wouldn't Obama want to get the issue totally out the way and behind him?

Unfortunately, the papers filed with the court did nothing to bolster the allegations contained therein. Instead, they foster the impression that Mr. Berg has no evidence whatsoever to back up the allegations. It may be that no evidence exists. It certainly wasn't presented to the court.

It is no wonder that the court denied Mr. Berg’s request for TRO (temporary restraining order).

From an evidentiary standpoint, Mr. Berg’s filing was lacking. Adherents of the charges insist that there is substantial evidence (they’re certain the Republican Party has possession of such evidence) and there very well may be, but Mr. Berg did not reference any of it in his court filings. He alluded, for instance, to “a rumor circulating on the internet.” This is certainly not evidence to be presented to a court of law. There were no supporting affidavits and there was only one exhibit, a photocopy of Obama’s Indonesian school entrance form, which had been obtained by the Associated Press.

Adherents have claimed elsewhere on the Net that the “RNC has all this information and is waiting to drop it after the convention,” but that does nothing to strengthen the weight of Berg’s court filing; the RNC didn’t file anything with the court.

Beyond the lack of evidence, Mr. Berg’s filing was very poorly written. Frankly, I don’t believe Mr. Berg actually wrote it. The quality of the writing was so bad that it appeared to be a first draft put together by an inexperienced paralegal or assistant. The document had not been proofread and was improperly punctuated and formatted. Even if filed in a hurry, the court expects and deserves better than that.

If this is a bona fide issue that is actually being suppressed, it is a shame that a better legal presentation was not made. As it is, a filing that is not worthy of serious attention by the court just detracts from the effort.

Why hasn't Mr McCane Looked into This, The American needs to know true
we are older folks and been reading a lot about this on net, please
allow the true information to get out,not hear say...thanks

you spelled McCain wrong.

We are all working together here, stop fusing & start working with Obama. Even if any of this has credentials, an extremely smart & cultured individual with Lincoln philosophy & a progressive mindset is ideal for this current global economic situation. He was also elected by both the popular & electoral vote, this legislation is trying to revoke the word of the people?

To be President, one must live in America for at least 3 decades before eligible, but I personally don't believe in a different between born & naturalized citizens. None the less, Obama was born in Hawaii, saying otherwise is implying he isn't "American" enough when frankly he represents America in all its greatness.

I don't understand why we the American people, including Mr. Berg, need to provide the evidence to prove Obama is not a natural born citizen. This should be the responsibility of Obama to prove HE IS a natural born citizen, thus making him eligible to run as our Commander in Chief. If Obama has nothing to fear then what is there to hide???

I am not an Obama supporter but I can honestly say this lawsuit is confused. The article states Obama is not eligible as he is not " a naturalized citizen"

A Naturalized Citizen is a person who, like my wife, is taking her tests to become a citizen.

On the other hand, for eligibility to be President, the Constitution, 12th ammendment states: "be a natural born U.S. citizen not younger than 35"

Obama was naturally born of a U.S. Citizen - and born in the U.S. on August 4, 1961, at the Kapiolani Medical Center in Honolulu, Hawaii. Hawaii became a state in 1959 - so he is legally a U.S. Citizen by birth on U.S. soil.

Citizenship from another country can be given to a child adopted and regeitered at that countries immigration offices. A U.S. Citizen can legally carry dual citizenship for life. Did his dad give him citizenship or did he, like so many other fathers - just give him residency? a big difference.

I do have concerns over whether Obama carries dual citizenship though..... loyaties.....and whether this makes him ineligible.

Further, regardless of whether you apply or are granted citizenship in another country, you lose your u.s. citizenship by serving in a foreign military, serving in a foreign governement post, by having dual citizenship and commiting a capital crime or by reporting to a consulate or embassy officer and swearing an oath that you resign your u.s. citizenship. This is a hard process - I know someone that did it and it took forever to get it done because of all of the "are you sure you want to do this, do you realize what you are doing, have you really thought this over? Why don't you come back tomorrow.....etc.

McCain, who was born on a military base in Panama is also a natural born citizn, born on u.s. soil - as any u.s. base or embassy outside the is considered u.s. soil. He was also born of u.s. parents making him a natural born citizen, even if he was born on a raft in the middle of the pacific.

A retired U.S. Marine and Father of Dual Citizen, natural born children.

Sir, as a retired Marine I agree with you myself sir. However, what about all these Americans who move to Israel and set up business there and get a draft notice from the Israeli Defense forces? I would hope OBAMA responds quickly and puts this issue to rest quickly, otherwise, McCain will be President and the nominating process here will be a tathers during the convention.

Further, regardless of whether you apply or are granted citizenship in another country, you lose your u.s. citizenship by serving in a foreign military, serving in a foreign government post, by having dual citizenship.


Obviously most of MEDIA have been PAID OFF!

And, possibly the JUDGE also has been PAID OFF !

And, possibbly Dean, and the Democratic National Committee also have been PAID OFF!

How else could this OBVIOUS DISGRACE go un-reported in NATIONAL MEDIA?

Republicans have the REAL GOODS THIS TIME, and they await the Official Nomination of Obama to 'Spring their "Swift Boat" Surprize!

John Dean, and the DNC will not get away with this
nefarious scheme!

I'm beginning to believe John Dean and the DNC are all Members of "Scull and Bones" with Bush and Kerry, and this is one more "fiasco" designed to keep the "Rich Boy" Republicans in office so they can continue to rob the rest of us!

And now, they have conned Joe Biden to help them defy the Courts, and spit on our US Constution, after all, according to G. W. "it's just another piece of paper"!

Wow, your plain idiocy speaks volumes, you should an hero.

We need to be mindful that this is not a white or blue america. We are the united states of american. Do you know that america is one of the most racism country. We need to unite as a people and stop with the HATRED.

Chrissy, I agree 100%, however racism isn't only white people against other races, and I believe America is a diverse nation and people who are for some reason still considered minorities are now getting all the opportunites and benefits.....This is racism against caucasians, no one talks about that though. Think of all the tv stations, radio stations, scholarship funds, and organizations that are triggered for african americans.........I'm sorry, but you know as well as I do if there were a white entertainment television, or a caucasian college fund, all hell would break loose and riots would ensue......this is what it's about to not be a racist, for EVERYONE to be judged by the job they do and their qualifications and their heart....not to just assume we should give the opportunity to those who are very clearly not the "minority" any more.

the State of Hawaii has verified that Obama was born in Hawaii and that the certificate in Obama's office is valid, why don't you send Berg's expert to Obama's office to check it out. did just that, you can read their report. by the way Obama has a US passport and a Illinois Drivers license plus a US Senate ID and a Cook County ID for State senator.

if you don't like Obama or his views, fine, don't vote for him. there is no need to be stupid about it.