Monday, July 20, 2009

Presidential Executive Order 13489 -- Forbids the Release of President Obama's Long-Form Birth Certificate.

I previously blogged about President Obama's long-form birth certificate, or the lack thereof. Whether there is anything suspect about the birth certificate or not, the fact that Obama will not release the document leads me to believe that he is trying to hide something in the document.

CNN host Lou Dobbs even discussed the Obama citizenship issue on his radio show.

Whether we want to see it or not may be irrelevant at this point, because of Executive Order 13489. I do not know how many people may have noticed, but one of Obama's first acts as President was to sign Executive Order 13489 on January 21, 2009. Executive Order 13489 can be viewed by clicking this sentence.

Analysis of Executive Order 13489:


Notice Of Intent To Disclose Presidential Records

When the Archivist provides notice to the incumbent and former Presidents of his intent to disclose Presidential records pursuant to section 1270.46 of the NARA regulations, the Archivist, using any guidelines provided by the incumbent and former Presidents, shall identify any specific materials, the disclosure of which he believes may raise a substantial question of executive privilege. However, nothing in this order is intended to affect the right of the incumbent or former Presidents to invoke executive privilege with respect to materials not identified by the Archivist.”

Basically, the President has to right to object to any disclosure of his records under the guise of "executive privilege." We all remember how that particular doctrine turned out under George W. Bush. Therefore, I do not expect to see President Barack H. Obama's long-form birth certificate any time soon. Nevertheless, there needs to be transparency in the government.

Source: The Freedom Medium

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