National media query Martin on the legal basis for the claim that Obama was born illegitimate because his parents were never legally married and could not be legally married under Hawai’i law. Obama’s putative father, Barack, senior, was a bigamist. Martin appeals for contributions to his U. S. Senate campaign.
Illinois U. S. Senate candidate Andy Martin becomes a factor in Massachusetts U. S. Senate race
Martin is contacted by media seeking clarification concerning Barack Obama’s illegitimate birth
Martin appeals for campaign contributions as “Obama’s worst nightmare”
ANDY MARTIN /2010
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Andy Martin says attempts to smear Scott Brown as a “birther” are despicable distortions
Martin confirms Barack Obama was illegitimate under Hawai’i law.
Obama’s father was a bigamist and therefore the “marriage” of Obama’s parents was void under Hawai’i law
(CHICAGO)(January 17, 2010) Republican U. S. Senate candidate and insurgent "Internet Powerhouse" Andy Martin has unexpectedly become a small factor in the hotly contested U.S. Senate race in Massachusetts.
Martin has been contacted by national media seeking clarification concerning a statement by Republican Scott Brown concerning Barack Obama’s parents’ marriage.
“The attempts to smear Scott Brown as a ‘birther’ are nothing but a liberal media fraud. The term ‘birther” was invented by the media to describe individuals who believe Barack Obama was not born in the United States. Neither I nor Brown fall into that category.
“I have consistently taken the view that Obama was born in Hawai’i as he says. Neither I nor Brown are ‘birthers.’ Neither of us believes Obama was born anywhere but Hawai’i,” Martin says. “Obama was born in Hawai’i.”
“But, the issue of whether Obama was legitimate, and whether his parents were legally married, is an entirely different matter.
“Under United States law, in 1961 we followed British law in recognizing non-US marriages (we still do). Under British law, Barack Obama senior was legally married in Kenya. Liberal media have tried to adopt the racist view that ‘tribal marriages’ were not legal. But under British colonial law, the marriage of Barack (Sr.) and Kezia Obama was 100% legal under British law.
“The argument that Barack Onyango Obama, President Obama's grandfather, would have allowed his son Barack senior to engage in an illegal marriage in Kenya is sheer nonsense. The Kenyan marriage was 100% legal. Period. I do not think you could find anyone in Kenya who would argue otherwise. Because the Obama marriage in Kenya was legal under British law, President Obama’s father’s purported marriage in Hawai’i was bigamous and therefore null and void under Hawai’i law.
“Hawai’i law is very clear on that fact. Tagupa v. Tagupa, 121 P.3rd 924 (Hawai’i App. 2005).
“No competent attorney who is familiar with marriage law could argue to the contrary. Barack senior was legally married under British-Kenyan law, with a family. He came to Hawai’i while legally married. He purported to marry a second time.
“The Obama ‘marriage’ in Hawai’i was bigamous and therefore null and void. When Barack was born, he was born in Hawai’i, but his birth was illegitimate.
“Obama’s sense of shame that he was illegitimate may explain his reluctance to release his original, typewritten 1961 birth certificate,” Martin says.
“I do not think the term ‘illegitimate’ is used generally any more,” Martin concludes. “But in Obama's case the term still applies. Unlike a child born of two unmarried parents, who can now be called a ‘nonmarital’ child, Barack Obama was born of a void marriage, due to the prior valid marriage of his father.
“So the Obama ‘marriage in Hawai’i enjoyed no legitimacy under either American or Kenyan law. President Obama could not, for example, have inherited from his father had the father left an estate when he died.
“Both Barack Obama and I know the truth. That's why he constantly has his smear artists attacking me and trying to stop me from becoming the Republican Party candidate for U. S. Senator in Illinois.
“Obama’s latest attempt to smear Scott Brown with lies is despicable. Why won’t Barack Obama just admit the truth to the American people and be done with it? Obama’s ego is so colossal and his arrogance is so all-encompassing that he is mentally incapable of admitting to the American people the true facts concerning his birth: born in Hawai’i, to parents who could not be legally married because his father was already legally married and therefore a bigamist.
“Americans would feel a whole lot better about Barack Obama if he stopped lying to us and just faced the truth. The truth may be painful for Obama to acknowledge. But the truth is the truth. Obama should stop smearing people who tell the truth about his unfortunate legal situation when he was born. Obama himself did nothing wrong; it was his putative parents who broke the law. Still, the fact that he was the product of an illegal and void marriage under Hawai’i law is a legal fact that he cannot deny or conceal.
“Scott Brown was absolutely correct to express his concerns. Maybe he had read my book, ‘Obama: The Man behind The Mask.’”
Go to www.AndyforUSSenator.com to watch Andy Martin’s new movie “Obama: The Hawai’i Years,” which covers Obama’s life in Hawai’i from the ages of 10-18.
“I would remind every American that we welcome contributions to my U. S. Senate campaign. Andy Martin in the U. S. Senate is Barack Obama’s worst nightmare. Not because I lie about Obama. But because I scrupulously tell the truth about him. The 'truth' is 'kryptonite' to Obama & Co. Please donate at www.AndyforUSSenator.com,” Martin appeals.
Andy Martin is a legendary Chicago muckraker, author, Internet columnist, radio talk show host, broadcaster and media critic. He has over forty years of broadcasting background in radio and television and is the dean of Illinois media and communications. He is currently promoting his best-selling book, Obama: The Man Behind The Mask and producing the new Internet movie "Obama: The Hawai'i years." Andy is the Executive Editor and publisher of www.ContrarianCommentary.com. Martin comments on regional, national and world events with more than four decades of experience. He holds a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Illinois College of Law and is a former adjunct professor of law at the City University of New York.
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