Arizona Sheriff Not Backing Down On Obama Birth Issue

Unimpressed with state’s announcement on presidential Ballot

By Steve Watson, Infowars.com

Sheriff Joe Arpaio of Arizona, the man leading an investigation into the eligibility of the president, says he will not back down on the birther issue despite last week’s attempts by Arizona Secretary of State Ken Bennett to lay the controversy to rest.

Bennett said he was happy that an email from officials in Hawaii sent to him last week “proves President Obama’s American birth and satisfies Arizona’s requirements for having the president on the upcoming election ballot.”

Despite not having opened the email when questioned by reporters, Bennett apologized to critics who said he had “embarrassed the state” by suggesting the president may be kept off the ballot.

“I can now report to thousands of constituents that we did what can be done and [Obama] is qualified to be on the ballot,” Bennett said.

Sheriff Arpaio is somewhat unimpressed with Bennett’s back down however.

“That doesn’t impress me,” Arpaio told a New York talk radio host. “Why doesn’t [Bennett] ask for the birth certificate? The microfilm, look at the originals to see if it exists? … Just saying that there is some information about the president’s background doesn’t impress me.”

“I don’t know why it’s a big secret,” Arpaio added. “Why is just a letter coming out and saying, ‘Yes, we say that he was born there’? Show us the proof.”

“I just said from day one,” Arpaio continued, “I wanted to clear the president. I’m not accusing him of any crime; I just want to see the microfilm. We have two twins on the microfilm around the time the president was born. So let’s see the microfilm, let’s see the original copy of the birth certificate, then we’ll put this to rest.

Arpaio’s ongoing investigation contends not only that there are inconsistencies with the long form birth certificate released last year, but also that several identifying factors on Obama’s Selective Service Form indicate that the document was created in 2008 and has been altered to appear as if it dates from 1980.

A recent request for original documents by Arpaio was turned down by The Selective Service System. Both the federal agency and Hawaii’s Department of Health have refused to comply with Arpaio’s requests to allow public inspection of the original documents.

Arpaio refused to comment when asked what course of action he believed Bennett should take on Arizona’s presidential ballot.

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Meanwhile, Mitt Romney’s campaign has also weighed in on the birther issue, with a senior advisor telling CNN that Obama’s place of birth is not an issue in the presidential race.

“I can tell you that Mitt Romney accepts that President Obama was born in the United States. He doesn’t view the place of his birth as an issue in this campaign.” Eric Fehrnstrom said.

Steve Watson is the London based writer and editor for Alex Jones’ Infowars.net, and Prisonplanet.com. He has a Masters Degree in International Relations from the School of Politics at The University of Nottingham in England.

 

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OBAMAGATE: Rev James David Manning Urges Prayers For Sheriff Joe Arpaio

Maricopa County, AZ, Sheriff Joe Arpaio is saving America from hell and Christians need to pray for him, according to Dr. James David Manning of ATLAH Media Network.

Arpaio, at the behest of WorldNetDaily, launched an “investigation” into Obama’s birth certificate and recently demanded a Selective Service System investigation into the president’s selective service registration card. Meanwhile, WorldNetDaily is complaining that there is a “media blackout” of Arpaio’s “bombshell” findings.

Squarely in the WorldNetDaily camp, ATLAH’s Manning claims that Obama is using a fake Social Security number and fake birth certificate, adding that he thought Arpaio is in danger for his investigation:

I’m at this moment calling upon all noble citizens and patriots to encamp and encircle Sheriff Joe Arpaio in prayer. The matter of his now having the authority of an official and law enforcement officer now pursuing this matter, we know how dangerous the world that we live in is, and how exposed Sheriff Joe Arpaio is at present. We need to cover him in prayer. We need to start a prayer chain.

According to Manning, “we are closer to revealing who Obama is” than ever and if Arpaio’s efforts fail, “those of us who are birthers are going to end up in jail” and “America is going to go to hell.”

Manning led his followers in prayer, explaining to Jesus why Obama is a tyrant and why angels must encircle Arpaio and all other birthers:

SHERIFF JOE: ‘TONS’ MORE SHOCKING OBAMA INFO

Rips ‘biggest censorship blackout in the history of the United States’

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“America’s toughest sheriff” says there is “tons” more potentially shocking information on Barack Obama in connection with his probe into the president’s eligibility, and he calls the media’s suppression of his findings of a likely forged presidential birth certificate and Selective Service Card “probably the biggest censorship blackout in the history of the United States.”

“I’m not going after the president to keep him off a ballot or anything else, but that could happen,” Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio said. “I’m going at it strictly as a law-enforcement guy investigating a possible forgery and fraud. I’m sticking with that, but I’ll tell you one thing. We got tons of other information that could be very shocking, too, but I’m sticking now with just the [forgery] investigation and possible criminal violations.”

The lawman from Maricopa County made the comments March 16 on a national radio show hosted by Roger Hedgecock. (Scroll down for video.)

As WND reported March 1, Arpaio and his Cold Case Posse announced there is probable cause indicating the documents released by the White House last April purported to be Obama’s original, long-form birth certificate and Selective Service registration card are actually forgeries.

He stressed on the radio show his original intent with the posse was to put to rest all the claims suggesting Obama was not meeting the constitutional requirements to hold the presidency.

“I told these guys, ‘I want you to do a good job. I hope we clear the president,’” he explained. “I said give me the microfiche in Hawaii to show that he was born in that hospital. Give us the microfiche. I said that six months ago. And that would clear everything up. But as we went into it with an open mind, now we’re coming to a conclusion that we may have some forged documents revolving around this situation.”

When asked about making an arrest, Arpaio said, “We’re trying to identify any alleged forger. We haven’t done that yet. … I’m not blaming the president, but if they’re forged, someone has to be responsible for doing that.”

The sheriff also said that on Friday, he made a decision about where to send Obama’s Selective Service Card in order to have that agency “help us or do an independent investigation.”

“We have nothing to hide. We’re bringing it to their attention, and see what happens,” Arpaio said. “My problem is, there’s a lot of conflicts out here to get somebody to look into this. [Regarding] the media … this is probably the biggest censorship blackout in the history of the United States. When I go to the toilet, I make it in national news. … I just can’t believe the media, including the cable media blocking this thing out.”

Today, Arpaio issued a statement saying he sent his request for assistance to the U.S. Selective Service System, asking its director, Lawrence Romo, to respond to him within 30 days on whether or not his national office will provide the sheriff with the original document, and if that office will move forward with an investigation of its own.

On Hedgecock’s radio show, Arpaio noted:

“I guess common sense would be to send it to them. The Selective Service director is appointed by the president. … They only have 136 employees in the whole organization. I presume if I did that, what do you think they’re gonna to do with it? The director who was appointed from San Antonio, Texas, eight months into the Obama administration, what do you think he’s gonna do? He’s probably gonna call some guy at the White House if he can get up to the chief of staff to ask some advice, and then what are they gonna do? Give it to the attorney general? I don’t know. … So I’m fighting big battles here.”

Arpaio made special note about the issue of Obama’s possibly forged Selective Service Card.

“We had a press conference. A lot of people came. They were snickering, trying to embarrass me, [saying] this is a pony show trying to get publicity,” he said. “However, when we showed the Selective Service Card on the screen, you could hear a pin drop.”

Because of inconsistencies on the form itself – including an unusually incomplete date stamp – sheriff’s investigators suspect the form, which was allegedly filled out in Honolulu in 1980, may be a forgery.

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