From the December 2008 Idaho Observer:

Media blacks out birth, life of the top public servant-elect

America’s first non-black, non-American black U.S. president-elect with no public records history invents an office and presumes presidency; Republicans and Democrats are mum, courts evade the issue and both the conservative and liberal media play dumb.

By Don Harkins

Barack Obama was ordered by the U.S. Supreme Court to produce a certified copy of his birth certificate by Dec. 1. He didn’t. A U.S. Supreme Court clerk said that the justices will publish an opinion but would not commit to a time frame.

Though there are many public documents that Obama has refused to produce, some of which are listed below, the most important one is a certified copy of his birth certificate. Anyone who was born in an American hospital since the turn of the last century can produce a birth certificate and, if they refuse a court order, a copy could be subpoenaed. The fact that Obama cannot or will not produce the most basic documents is really strange; the fact that not one court in this country has ordered them to be produced in evidence for the record is stranger still.

A list of documents not provided by the presumed 44th president-elect:

Original, vault copy of Certificate of Live Birth in the USANot Released

(one version is allegedly "sealed" in Hawaii; original "Kenya" birth certificate alleged)

Certificatation of Live BirthReleased (proven to be counterfeit)

Obama/Dunham marriage licenseNot released

Soetoro/Dunham marriage licenseNot released

Soetoro adoption recordsNot released

Fransiskus Assisi School applicationReleased

Punahou School recordsNot released

Selective Service RegistrationReleased ? Proven Counterfeit

Occidental College recordsNot released

Passport (Pakistan)Not released

Columbia College recordsNot released

Columbia thesisNot released

Harvard College recordsNot released

Harvard Law Review articlesNone (maybe 1, Not Signed)

Baptism certificateNone

Medical recordsNot released

Illinois State Senate recordsNone (Locked up to prohibit public viewing)

Illinois State Senate scheduleLost (All other IL state senators’ records are intact)

Law practice client listNot released

University of Chicago scholarly articlesNone

A made man. The public records of most political figures are already in the public domain by the time they run for office so there is no hiding them. In the case of Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), all Vietnam-era POW records, including his own, were conveniently sealed with his blessing in the 1990s.

The fact that Obama’s public records from infancy through adulthood do not exist suggests that his tracks began being covered when he was very young. The fact that records generated while he was a public figure in high elected political office have been in a perpetual process of being expunged further indicates that Obama, in the jargon of organized criminals, has been a "made man" since before he was born.

Indeed, a genealogical investigation into Barack Obama by Don Nicoloff (The IO, Sept. and Oct., 2008) strongly suggests that Obama was "created" and groomed his entire life to fill some purpose that is not likely to be in the best interests of America or her people. As bizarre as some of Nicoloff’s conclusions about Obama may seem, his behavior and the behavior of those who should be questioning his motives support rather than undermine Nicoloff’s assertions.

The courts. The plot against America thickens even more when you consider the manner in which state and federal courts, including the U.S. Supreme Court, has received, docketed and accepted filings into cases challenging Obama’s citizenship status only to sidestep rulings on procedural grounds. It should be of particular interest to Republicans that Obama would rather spend an estimated (to date) $500,000 on high-powered law firms to block the release of key records (like a birth certificate or a passport) than spend a few bucks arranging for them to be made available.

Proof of live birth controversy. When the issue of Obama’s citizenship status came up in June, 2008, his campaign quickly posted an electronic version of his Hawaiian "CERTIFICATION OF LIVE BIRTH" and posted it to the Obama 2008 campaign website. The document was allegedly authenticated by the Hawaii Department of Health and, as his "birth certificate." But it is not a birth certificate. The Hawaiian "CERTIFICATION OF LIVE BIRTH" is a document available to any child in Hawaii over one year of age, regardless of where the child was born. The document posted to the campaign website and reproduced in The IO (Oct., 2008) clearly states at the top, "CERTIFICATION OF LIVE BIRTH.

Additionally, the "certification" document Obama posted states at the bottom, "ANY ALTERATIONS INVALIDATE THIS CERTIFICATE." Forensic analysis of the document Obama posted as proof he was born in Hawaii contains numerous anomalies that indicate it is a forgery (The IO, Oct., 2008). Proof that the document does not evidence Obama’s live birth in Hawaii can be inferred by the Supreme Court ordering that he produce other documents to prove he is a natural born U.S. citizen.

The Hawaiian "CERTIFICATE OF LIVE BIRTH" is a Hawaiian birth certificate issued a child born in Hawaii. If Obama has one, he is expending a lot of effort and resources to hide it from us (To our knowledge, a social security number for Obama has not yet been located, either).

Media sinning by silence. The media, both the liberal and conservative, sin by silence by refusing to take up the issue. The liberals (and Obama himself) are doing Obama supporters a terrible disservice by not admitting that the controversy exists. Most "Obamatons" have been celebrating since Nov. 4 in anticipation of the coming presidency and have no idea that serious challenges as to the actual identity of their "Obamassiah" have reached the Supreme Court.

The conservative media is betraying their listeners, watchers and readers by pretending they don’t know anything about the Obama citizenship controversy and by not demanding that certain records that would reveal his true history as a citizen and as a public official be made available. Even rabid "liberal haters" Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Michael Savage and Bill O’Reilly are silent on the issue and play dumb when asked (even though they have all received thousands of calls and emails on the subject).

Risk to national security. When asked what they would think if it turned out that Obama had lied about being born in Hawaii, two Obama supporters said they would not care. When asked if they thought nondisclosure of his true identity could compromise national security, one said, "No" and the other said, "I hope not."

The attitude is short-sighted and shockingly naive. First of all, adults should seriously question the motives of anyone hiding his true identity. What can we infer from a president-elect who has already snubbed a U.S. Supreme Court order to produce documentation proving he is the "natural born U.S. citizen Barack Obama"—the next president of the United States ?

With the documentation Obama has provided to prove who he is, where he was born, and where he has been for large segments of his life, he could not get a minimum security clearance from any branch of the military. Since the office of president comes with it the responsibility of being commander-in-chief of the armed forces, the threat to national security jumps to "code red" if the man with his finger on THE button suddenly chose to reveal his true identity at that moment—and he is not one of us?