Obama Signs Executive Order Barring Release Of His Birth Certificate

Carl Andrews | July 18, 2009 

UPDATE: At the time this post was published it appears as though we may have been misinterpreting the section of US Code covered by this Executive Order. While this EO may not necessarily cover Obama’s birth certificate, the question raised in the post still applies. Why, with everything going on at the time, was this one of Obama’s first orders of business? For a more precise analysis of this EO and its implications see Pamela Geller’s comment below or visit this link: http://atlasshrugs2000.typepad.com/atlas_shrugs/2008/07/atlas-exclusive.html. Our attention to the eligibility issue started with the case of Major Cook because of the implications the outcome of his case could have on all members of the military and the potential of a Constitutional crisis. We will continue to follow his case and others that reach the courts.

Original Post:

First, we did a story about an Army Major who filed suit regarding his deployment to Afghanistan on the grounds that Obama was not America’s legitimate Commander-In Chief.

World Net Daily thought highly enough of this article to link to it on their front page.

Then we did an article pointing out the differences between a Birth Cerificate and a Certification Of Live Birth.

Some of the biggest names in conservative news have weighed in on this topic, such as Michelle Malkin, Sean Hannity, Rush Limbaugh and numerous others have offered their opinions.

One of the people at the forefront of this issue is Joseph Farah and his staff over at World Net Daily.

They are even running an online petition demanding Obama produce a long-form birth certificate.

Thanks to the alertness of our great friend and loyal supporter Erica, who gave us the heads-up on this.  it appears that the issue of Obama being forced to produce a copy of his birth certificate may prove to be extremely difficult, if not impossible.

On January 21st, 2009, his very first day in office, Barack Obama implemented and signed into law Executive Order 13489.

For those of you who can’t take the time to read it. here is the section that applies:


Notice Of Intent To Disclose Presidential Records

When the Archivist provides notice to the incumbent and former Presidents of his intent to disclose Presidential records  pursuant to section 1270.46 of the NARA regulations, the Archivist, using any guidelines providied by the incumbent and former Presidents, shall identify any specific materials, the disclosure of which he believes may raise a substantial question of executive privilege.”

Now for all of you who commented on our previous articles that we were no more that right-wing nut jobs, that this thing about Obama’s birth certificate was a non-issue, and those of you who tried to shift the focus of the stories, doesn’t this strike you as just a little odd?

That the first order of business Obama took care of on day one of his Presidency was to sign off on an Executive Order that states that only the records he chooses to be made public will be released?

This is the subject that was at the absolute top of his agenda?

If this isn’t proof that Obama is hiding something, I don’t know what is.

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6 Responses to “Obama Signs Executive Order Barring Release Of His Birth Certificate”

  1. Jah Red on July 18th, 2009 9:27 am

    Why don’t people ever read the laws they are talking about… This EO did NOT seal his Birth Certificate… Who is the Archivist that this EO is talking about? if we read the Definitions in Section 1 of the EO.. (a) “Archivist” refers to the Archivist of the United States or his designee. (hmmmm this isn’t Hawaii where his birth record is kept) (b) “NARA” refers to the National Archives and Records Administration.(this isn’t the State of Hawaii which is keeping his Birth records this is the Archivist who keeps the records of the President while there is a President) (e) “Presidential records” refers to those documentary materials maintained by NARA pursuant to the Presidential Records Act, including Vice Presidential records.( so Presidential records are not his Birth Certificate maintained by Hawaii) If we go to the Presidential Records Act and read § 2201. Definitions: we Read what Presidential Records are: “(2) The term “Presidential records” means documentary materials, or any reasonably segregable portion thereof, created or received by the President, his immediate staff, or a unit or individual of the Executive Office of the President whose function is to advise and assist the President, in the course of conducting activities which relate to or have an effect upon the carrying out of the constitutional, statutory, or other official or ceremonial duties of the President. Such term– (A) includes any documentary materials relating to the political activities of the President or members of his staff, but only if such activities relate to or have a direct effect upon the carrying out of constitutional, statutory, or other official or ceremonial duties of the President; but (B) does not include any documentary materials that are (i) official records of an agency (as defined in section 552(e) of title 5, United States Code; (ii) personal records; (iii) stocks of publications and stationery; or (iv) extra copies of documents produced only for convenience of reference, when such copies are clearly so identified.” We also Read that there are Personal records…. “(3) The term “personal records” means all documentary materials, or any reasonably segregable portion thereof, of a purely private or nonpublic character which do not relate to or have an effect upon the carrying out of the constitutional, statutory, or other official or ceremonial duties of the President. Such term includes– (A) diaries, journals, or other personal notes serving as the functional equivalent of a diary or journal which are not prepared or utilized for, or circulated or communicated in the course of, transacting Government business; (B) materials relating to private political associations, and having no relation to or direct effect upon the carrying out of constitutional, statutory, or other official or ceremonial duties of the President; and (C) materials relating exclusively to the President’s own election to the office of the Presidency; and materials directly relating to the election of a particular individual or individuals to Federal, State, or local office, which have no relation to or direct effect upon the carrying out of constitutional, statutory, or other official or ceremonial duties of the President. (4) The term “Archivist” means the Archivist of the United States. (this isn’t the state of Hawaii which is maintaining the Birth Records of Obama) (5) The term “former President”, when used with respect to Presidential records, means the former President during whose term or terms of office such Presidential records were created.”

  2. Greg Goss on July 19th, 2009 7:43 am

    You actually have to BE president to to have your signature mean something…

  3. Dan Moadus on July 19th, 2009 11:48 am

    Perhaps Rah Red is right, but why then this, as his first act?

  4. Marie Devine on July 19th, 2009 2:19 pm

    This is more than a birth certificate issue. This is a fraud issue. Evidence shows Barack Obama was an Indonesian citizen in the US on a student visa even after his parents were divorced when he was over 18 years old. That is why he did not register for the selective service, he was not required to, being a foreign citizen. Then he had to create one for the campaign when questions were asked.

    The charges and evidences against Barack Obama are on my website, court style:

    A copy was sent to Barack Obama and US Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald. Both were sent about 2-11-09. Barack Obama clearly thinks he has something to hide.

    Email the president that you want this controversy ended, http://www.whitehouse.gov/contact/ The president, administration and Congress, and media will only press the president to quickly end this controversy if the people press them for a quick end. He should easily be able to end this controversy with proofs he has held as hidden. The president is open for blackmail from his own administration and others who have his records: Kenya, Pakistan, Indonesia, classmates and faculty at his colleges etc. This is serious and he cannot get out without prayer.

  5. Stormy on July 19th, 2009 11:37 pm

    If this were a Republican President pulling this hide and seek garbage the dems would be going haywire! The American people have a right to know if this man is an imposter or legitimate.
    Clearly he has something to hide or he would not have spent millions to conceal his birth certificate. We must continue to keep pushing this issue no matter how many times the dems say it’s a witch hunt. Even they cannot deny this is strange.

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