by Chelsea Schilling Chelsea Schilling is a commentary editor and staff writer for WND, an editor of Jerome Corsi's Red Alert, and a proud homeschooling mother of two. Schilling joined the Army at age 17, receiving the rare designation of expert marksman three times. In addition to WND, Schilling has worked as a news producer at USA Radio Network and as a news reporter for the Sacramento Union.
A presentation by WNDâ€™s Jerome Corsi to a standing-room-only crowd has convinced a New Jersey lawmaker and a local sheriff that the issue of President Obamaâ€™s eligibility for office â€œwill have to be addressed.â€
â€œThe easiest way to put this to rest is to have the records unsealed,â€ Morris County Sheriff Ed Rochford told the Huffington Post in an email following the April 4 event in Morristown. â€œMr. Corsi made a very convincing argument that President Obama may not be a natural born citizen of the United States.â€
Likewise, New Jersey Assemblyman Anthony Bucco, R-Boonton, said Corsiâ€™s speech leaves doubts about Obamaâ€™s citizenship status. He told the website it is not his place to determine whether Obama is a citizen, and he believes â€œa higher authorityâ€ must resolve the issue.
â€œI am not in a position to say what he put up on screen is demonstrative of evidence; that is for the court of law,â€ Bucco said. â€œThis issue has not resolved itself. It wonâ€™t until some higher authority is involved.â€
The evening was organized by Billy Baer and Dan Haggerty, who cohost the radio program â€œThe Baer Haggerty Offensiveâ€ on Repatriot Radio broadcast on WNJC 1360 AM in Philadelphia. Corsi told a crowd of 250 people: â€œThe mainstream media has not given this fair treatment. But this is not going away. We really donâ€™t know who our president is.â€
Presenting research from â€œWhereâ€™s the Birth Certificate?â€ and utilizing a MacBook to show documents on a screen, Corsi used Abode Illustrator software to separate the layers of the document released by the White House and zoomed in on irregularities that show the document is a â€œbad forgery.â€ In his presentation, he provided evidence of inconsistencies between Hawaii health officialsâ€™ statements that there was no long-form birth certificate and Obamaâ€™s release of the purported certificate, and discrepancies concerning the name of the hospital where Obama was said to have been born. Corsi reported that Obama may be using a fraudulent Social Security number. He explained the evidence suggesting Obamaâ€™s Selective Service documentation is not genuine, and he also discussed the topic of Obamaâ€™s school transcripts â€“ which have yet to be released.
â€œThere were many other talking points that I can say raised â€˜a red flag,â€™â€ Sheriff Rochford said after the event.
According to the report, Bucco said he wouldnâ€™t oppose a requirement that presidential candidates provide evidence of citizenship before getting on the New Jersey ballot.
â€œI think everyone should be able to provide something that shows citizenship,â€ Bucco added.
Meanwhile, Bucco warned that the eligibility issue will not simply disappear.
â€œHeâ€™s sitting in the Oval Office and heâ€™s running again,â€ he said. â€œBased on the information that this gentleman put out, itâ€™s not going away. This will have to be answered at some time. It will have to be addressed.â€
The following is a video of Corsiâ€™s presentation: