On August 21, 2008, Philip J. Berg, former Deputy Attorney General of Pennsylvania, filed a lawsuit against presidential candidate Barack Obama. In the lawsuit Berg challenges Obama's claims to natural-born citizenship, raising questions about the authenticity of his birth certificate which has not been produced in original form and asking about his possible dual citizenship. According to Article II, Section 1 of the United States Constitution, "No person except a natural born citizen, or a citizen of the United States, at the time of the adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the office of President."
Mud has been slung both ways. McCain’s birth in American territory in Panama was called into question. Many Internet rumors concerning Obama’s citizenship have floated helplessly in the cyber abyss. But in both instances, the truth surfaced just as quickly as the lie.
However, as of today, Berg’s case against Obama has yet to be resolved. I know, women and children alike fawn and faint over this savior. But it is actually possible that Oprah was wrong. Even if he is a natural-born citizen, Obama’s tongue isn’t “dipped in the unvarnished truth.”
Here’s the video of the "October Surprise" where Berg explains his case:
I do not support Obama. I’ve been a Republican since before I could vote, so my bias can’t be trusted by those who would so easily dismiss this case. But like Berg, a dedicated Democrat, I do have a question. Why doesn’t Obama just release the tangible copy of his birth certificate , instead of this unrealistic version that many are questioning?