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Where is the birth certificate?

Barack Obama should provide his long-form birth certificate and prove that he is actually eligible to serve as president. Even my children had to provide certified copies of their birth certificates in order to participate in little league baseball.

College and passport records should also be made public for all presidential candidates.

A reasonable person does not spend more than a million dollars in legal fees to... more »

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How Can We Take This Transparency Topic Seriously?

....when the President spends a million to keep his vault birth certificate and other personal records secret?? He is very willing to make "transparent" secrets of the previous administration, but not so willing to show a simple document that would prove his eligibility and alleviate concerns of the people he is supposed to "serve".

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Promote Open Government and Protect Privacy

We have open government laws and privacy laws for the federal government. Individual privacy and government transparency are complementary ideals in a democratic society. Open government helps ensure transparency and enhance public participation. Privacy protections bolster public confidence in the government’s treatment of citizens. Citizens are better able to participate in government initiatives when they are certain... more »

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Minimum Waiting Time Before Spending Bills Are Voted On

I believe that there should be a minimum waiting time, say at least 48 hours, before spending bills are voted on in congress (both house and senate).

 

The last spending bill was voted on less than 12 hours before being voted on. The result? AIG Bonuses!!!!!

 

Why the rush? Afraid the bill will be fully vetted in the public forum?

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Eligibility Requirements Article II, Section I, Par. 4

Mr. Obama, I respect the office of the Presidency. Even though I don't agree with your political ideology, I respect the authority given to the President by the Constitution of the United States..but unless you prove your eligibility to serve as President of these United States as outlined in this very Constitution by our Founding Fathers, I am unable to legitimately acknowledge your title as being that of President of... more »

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Birth Certificate

President Obama,

Let's REALLY begin a new era in transperency. Please release your birth certificate for the People of the United States to review. My kids cannot play organized sports without showing a certified copy of their birth certificate. Disneyland even requires your birth certificate to enter their park for free on your birthday. I think the least you could do is provide this document. Why wouldn't you?... more »

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Make government officials reveal all conflicts of interest with legislation

From the Congress to the President, when a bill comes before them make them reveal all potential conflicts of interest. When it's proposed, they must reveal their ties to the industries, the lobbyists, etc;... as well as the connections their family members have. This would help to root out corruption by exposing potential personal gain and holding officials accountable for not revealing their potential conflicts of interest.... more »

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Constitutional Requirements and Transparency in Government

The Constitution states:

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.

 

President Obama should instruct Governor Lingle of Hawaii to unseal his birth certificate and to order the state's Department of Health to allow the public to obtain copies of this important document.

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Show us your live birth certificate...

I am sick and tired of being ripped off by the crooks in Washington. The system is now a joke. We have a president who is not even eligible to be the president of the United States being completely opaque with his own records, yet he is offering transparency. A major example of this new "transparency" is the stimulus bill which wasn't even finished the night before it was handed out. It was over 1000 pages long and... more »

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I want to see Obama's Birth Certificate

Obama was granted a Fulbright Scolarship which is only offered to students who are not citizens of the United States. Obama has been stone-walling this request and can put all of this to rest if he has the Supreme Court and a independent third party examine and verify that the certificate is valid. In Hawaii certificates are granted with little verification that the child was actually born in Hawaii based on word of mouth... more »

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