Obama Calls on Romney for More Transparency
July 10, 2012 in Politics
July 10, 2012
In an interview with ABC News yesterday, President Barack Obama attempted to school opponent Mitt Romney on the value of transparency in any presidential candidate:
“What’s important is if you are running for president is that the American people know who you are and what you’ve done and that you’re an open book. And that’s been true of every presidential candidate dating all the way back to Mr. Romney’s father.”
Obama made the comments in a bid that Romney is not forthcoming enough with his overseas financial records.
How important is being an “open book” to Obama? On the day after he was sworn into office, Obama signed his first Executive Order: 13489, “Presidential Records”. While some have claimed this was the new president’s first act towards a more transparent office, section 2 of the order leaves many with a different impression:
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 provided 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.
Why would Obama feel the need, as his first order of presidential duty, to identify materials to be sealed that may raise questions of his executive privilege? As Infowars has reported at length, perhaps it is because a multitude of records regarding our president have never been released to the American people. These items include:
Passport records, Obama kindergarten records, Punahou School records, Occidental College records, Columbia University records, Columbia thesis, Harvard Law School records, Harvard Law Review articles, University of Chicago scholarly articles, Illinois State Bar Association records, Illinois State Senate records/schedules (said to be lost), Medical records, Obama/Dunham marriage license, Obama/Dunham divorce documents, Soetoro/Dunham marriage license, Adoption records and of course the long-form Certificate of Live Birth.
Questions surrounding the president’s eligibility have spawned a flurry of ballot lawsuits across the nation, including in New Jersey, North Carolina, Georgia, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Alabama, and Florida. Many judges have struck down such suits, claiming that presidential candidates are not required to present an official birth certificate or vet themselves. An attorney representing the president in New Jersey actually argued that Disney cartoon character Mickey Mouse would be legally allowable on the state’s ballot under current NJ laws.
State Rep. Carl Seel (R-Phoenix) and state Sen. Judy Burges (R-Sun City West) have also revived a previously struck down bill in Arizona HB 2480, which would require U.S. presidential candidates to prove their citizenship before they can be officially added to the state’s ballot. Candidates would be required to sign a sworn affidavit along with their national party chairs; both could be charged with perjury if the candidate was later found ineligible. If Seel and Burges’ bill passes, Arizona would be the first state in U.S. history to adopt such a requirement.
This legislation may seem necessary in light of the proven fraudulent Obama birth certificate released by the White House last year. After Arizona constituents presented Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio with a petition expressing their concerns Obama may not be eligible for the presidency, Arpaio spearheaded an investigation which concluded there was probable cause the birth certificate had indeed been forged. In addition, veteran private investigator Susan Daniels has recently filed a lawsuit in Ohio to require Obama to prove his Social Security Number is legitimate after repeated attempts to validate it failed.
Irony continues to abound that Obama invoked Mitt Romney’s father in his comments on presidential candidate transparency. Filmmaker Joel Gilbert has recently released convincing evidence that Kenyan goat herder Barack Obama Sr. is not our president’s father in Dreams from My Real Father: A Story of Reds and Deception. This documentary thoroughly exposes the possibility that Frank Marshall Davis, a communist activist and Obama childhood mentor, may actually be Obama’s real biological father.
Even as Obama and Romney slam each other up and down the campaign trail, unanswered questions regarding Obama’s past continue to mount. Arpaio’s cold case posse is set to release “shocking” new information regarding the president’s birth certificate at an upcoming press conference later this month.
The reality is, in a technological age when we have more information at our fingertips than ever before, the American people know less about our sitting president than any other president in the history of our nation. While Romney’s financial records are certainly of public interest, perhaps the president should take his own advice and clue the American people in to who he really is.