Obamacon 2012 Chairman Andy Martin discusses the coming together of Daniel Ellsberg, of Pentagon Papers fame, with Obamacon 2012 and the significance of Ellsberg’s epiphany four decades ago for current issues involving President Barack Obama’s secrecy.
Coming later this week: Why Barack Obama is a Muslim.
Obamacon 2012/Honolulu 2010 ends Tuesday, November 16th. The Honolulu convention has explored all aspects of Obama’s roots in Hawai’i; secondary and college schooling; and religious beliefs and practices.
Third National Conference on Barack Obama's Missing Birth Certificate, College Records and Religion, November 9-16, 2010 Honolulu
Honolulu 2010 blog for Obamacon 2012:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
FROM THE PENTAGON PAPERS TO THE OBAMA PAPERS
PARALLELS BETWEEN THE LIES OF THE VIET-NAM ERA AND THE LIES OF THE OBAMA ERA
November 16, 2010
All of us at Obamacon 2012 are in Honolulu for a very specific purpose: to root out the truth about President Barack Obama’s personal history.
The convention has been a spectacular success. We are issuing statements on Obama’s religion, education and “roots” in Hawai’i, and reminding the American people (and the somnolent American media) that Obama’s life story is a blank. I am indebted to everyone who has participated.
In this letter I would like to do two things. First I would like to make another appeal for financial support for Obamacon 2012 and our continuing efforts. Second, I want to connect Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers battle in 1971 to the work being done today by so-called “Birthers,” now 100 million strong. Birthers/Doubters are the 100 million Americans who question Barack Obama’s “story.”
Let me get the money out of the way. We can’t operate on hot air. We need your financial support. We do everything we can to keep costs under control but cash is still in short supply. Obama’s supporters have donated over a billion dollars to his political committees. That’s why Obama is strong and his opponents are weak.
If you have not yet made a contribution, please make an online donation at www.CommitteeofOneMilliontoDefeatBarackObama.com, or if you prefer ultimate privacy send us a check or money order at our mailing address in New York. Just remember we can’t do the good work we are doing without your financial support. The more you contribute, the more resources we have to fight for the truth and the facts about the pretender/usurper in the White House.
Now on to the Ellsberg connection.
While I was still a law student at the University of Illinois I was asked by some friends at a Chicago newspaper to help them decipher a paper trail involving corrupt judges on the Illinois Supreme Court. Even before I received my Juris Doctor diploma I was warned that the Supreme Court was going to retaliate against me for assisting the newspaper in fighting corruption. The court did just that, by trying to brand me a bad person as “payback” for my small role in eventually removing two corrupt justices from the Illinois Supreme Court.
Over the decades I have never looked back, or expressed regret at what I felt was the profound moral necessity to confront corruption in the courts. It was a liberating experience to be free to expose abuses in the judicial system.
A couple of years after my battle with the Supreme Court began (it dragged on for years) Daniel Ellsberg released the “Pentagon Papers” to the media in 1971 and exposed how Americans had been deceived about the Viet-Nam War. Ellsberg’s behavior manifested for great personal courage. He forfeited his bright career on the alter of truth and justice. Ellsberg was attacked by many who felt Americans could not be trusted with the truth and the facts.
Listening to Ellsberg in Honolulu last Saturday gave me comfort that I had chosen the right path in life. Ellsberg is still full of energy for fighting the good fight against government secrecy and political perfidiousness. And he is still controversial.
In retaliation I wrote the first critical article about Barack Obama in 2004, over six years ago. My comments questioned some of Obama’s claims about his family history and religious conversion. In 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2008 I continued to expose new lies about Obama’s past. Obama’s political gangsters led by David Axelrod increased the tempo of their attacks on me.
I was brutally attacked by left-wing, tax exempt organizations subsidized by the evil George Soros and his thugs.
But it was not only liberals who smeared me. Rupert Murdoch and Fox News attacked me to appease Obama. In other words, when “conservatives” thought the wind was blowing in Obama’s direction, and media mogul Murdoch wanted to curry favor with the forthcoming Obama administration, Fox News threw me under the bus as a matter of corporate convenience. Fox news has never apologized for smearing me for telling the truth on Hannity. (You can see my Hannity appearance at our web sites, www.StopObamaCoalition.com and www.CommitteeofOneMilliontoDefeatBarackObama.com
Everything I said about Obama on the Hannity program turned out to be true.
When I started questioning Obama in 2004, I was a “committee” of one. Today nearly one hundred million Americans share my doubts about the mystery man in the Oval Office.
What are the media doing today? They are still protecting and promoting Obama. The liberal media call us “Birthers” because we ask for evidence of where Obama was born. No original documents have ever appeared to support Obama’s claims. The public has never seen Obama’s original, typewritten 1961 birth certificate. Hawai'i Governor Linda Lingle has betrayed every effort to obtain access to Obama's original records. No hospital records from 1961 have ever been released. The circumstances of Obama’s birth remain a secret. The address listed in 1961 birth announcements was a residence where Obama never lived.
As for being called a “Birther,” I accepted that term as shorthand for “Doubter.” I have serious doubts about Barack Obama’s origins. So do 100 million Americans.
In the case of the Pentagon Papers, the government was concealing its own records from the American people. In the case of the “Obama Papers,” Obama is concealing his personal papers and concealing the truth about himself from the American people.
So what’s the bottom line? Today there are 100 million brave Americans who are enduring the same abuses from the political establishment that the American people experienced during the Viet-Nam era. Our crime? We want Obama to produce evidence from 1961 documenting where he was born, not just a laser print-out from a state of Hawai’i database.
We want Obama to authorize the release of his Punahou School, Occidental College, Columbia University and Harvard Law School records. We would like to see his baptismal records, if any, from Trinity United Church. Is this too much to ask of the president of the United States?
We want to know how Obama paid private school fees in Honolulu; how he paid for a private colleges in California, Columbia University in New York and Harvard Law School.
I have serious concern that Barack Obama is the greatest fraud in American history. All of us, all 300 million Americans, not just “Doubters” and Birthers, are the victims.
Just as the media betrayed us during the Viet-Nam era, the media betrayed us during the Obama campaign when they concealed evidence that Obama was ineligible for the presidency. Any debate was stifled. Media covered up any evidence that Obama’s résumé as not genuine and smeared anyone (me in particular, but many others as well) who dared to stand up and question Obama origins.
My spirit is strong and I will continue to confront Obama and ask the questions that need to be asked about his origins. I draw my strength from your growing numbers. Together we will arrive at the truth, find the facts and learn just who Barack Obama really is.
May God bless all of you who share this journey with me.
P.S. And please be sure to consider supporting our cause with a generous contribution.
ABOUT ANDY: Chicago Public Radio calls Andy Martin a “boisterous Internet activist.” Andy is the legendary New York and Chicago-based muckraker, author, Internet columnist, radio talk show host, broadcaster and media critic. He has over forty years of background in radio and television and is the dean of Illinois media and communications. He promotes his best-selling book, “Obama: The Man Behind The Mask” and his Internet movie "Obama: The Hawai'i years." Martin has been a leading corruption fighter in Illinois for over forty years. He is currently sponsoring www.AmericaisReadyforReform.com
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