Kentucky physician Todd House admitted to a Kentucky newspaper that he lied in documents filed in Franklin Kentucky Circuit Court. The complaint in the ballot challenge lawsuit, House v. Obama, contains the following unqualified statement on page 6:
25. Defendant Obama is foreign born.
However, in an interview with a local newspaper, the Courier-Journal in Louisville, House admitted that he doesn’t actually believe this to be true.
House said in the interview that he doesn’t believe Obama was born in Kenya but said that the president has not proved he was born in the United States.
“I think really, the claim is, we don’t know where he was born,” House said. “The Kenyan birth issue was placed in the restraining order because it is one of several possibilities and no one really knows the truth.
The Kentucky Rules of Civil Procedure say:
The signature of an attorney or party constitutes a certification by him that he has read the pleading, motion or other paper; that to the best of his knowledge, information, and belief formed after reasonable inquiry it is well grounded in fact.
Birthers just throw stuff against the wall and hope something sticks. The balance of the House suit is the “two-citizen parent” crank legal theory that has been rejected specifically by at least 5 courts.
What House and other birthers are trying to do is not to prosecute a lawsuit where they have been injured and can prove it. They are really acting out their frustration that no one in authority pays any attention to their crank claims. They want to to bypass legitimate authority, the Congress who is tasked with all questions of presidential eligibility, and to set themselves up as some kind of “people’s investigator” with the power to subpoena evidence and to compel testimony to find out whether there is anything amiss with Obama’s candidacy. In a sense, House is asking the Commonwealth of Kentucky to grant him a fishing license.