Monday, December 8, 2008

Born in the USA: President-Elect Barack Obama and the Birth Certificate Controversy

160pxobamabarackFactCheck.Org has an updated posting on the "controversy" over President-Elect Barack Obama's birth certificate and whether he in fact is a "natural born Citizen" eligible for the Presidency, which does not seem to be going away (despite unsuccessful litigation).  According to the summary:

"In June, the Obama campaign released a digitally scanned image of his birth certificate to quell speculative charges that he might not be a natural-born citizen. But the image prompted more blog-based skepticism about the document's authenticity. And recently, author Jerome Corsi, whose book attacks Obama, said in a TV interview that the birth certificate the campaign has is "fake." We beg to differ. staffers have now seen, touched, examined and photographed the original birth certificate. We conclude that it meets all of the requirements from the State Department for proving U.S. citizenship. Claims that the document lacks a raised seal or a signature are false. We have posted high-resolution photographs of the document as "supporting documents" to this article. Our conclusion: Obama was born in the U.S.A. just as he has always said. Update, Nov. 1: The director of Hawaii’s Department of Health confirmed Oct. 31 that Obama was born in Honolulu."

By the way, is this the first election in which there has been some discussion about the eligibility as "natural born Citizens" of Presidential candidates of both major parties?  Recall Professor Jack Chin's article questioning Senator John McCain's eligibility.Mccain_context

UPDATE  The Supreme Court acts:  "The Supreme Court turned down an emergency appeal Monday from a New Jersey man who claimed that President-elect Barack Obama was not a "natural born citizen" and therefore was ineligible to become president. The setback is the latest for a small group of persistent litigants who want the courts to block Obama from taking office. So far, none of these plaintiffs has convinced any judge that Obama's assertion that he was born in Hawaii on Aug. 4, 1961, is incorrect."


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Wrong. The posted document was a "Certification of Live Birth" which is not a substitute for a hospital issued Birth Certificate. You know, the one with the signature of both the mother, the father and the attending doctor. It also has the infants ink foot prints on it. This issue is not over yet and even if the fact of Obamas ineligibility is discovered after he takes office, he will be required to step down and face criminal charges for defrauding the U.S. government and the American people. I can provide my original hospital issued Birth Certificate, ink prints and all, from 1947. Why can't Obama? Answer, because it does not exist and a lot of his supporters in government positions are helping him get away (for the time being) with fraud.

Posted by: EYES OF TEXAS | Dec 9, 2008 6:14:17 AM

Personally, I think it's a hoot how many people are convinced that Obama's parents went out of their way to cover up his "secret" birth overseas - going so far as to place a false birth announcement in the Honolulu paper - JUST IN CASE their baby might want to be President of the United States when he grew up.

He'd still be a citizen regardless, because he was born to a United States citizen mother. Therefore the only purpose in perpetuating such a fraud is (1) in case he grows up and wants to be President AND (2) in case there's a Court holding that only individuals born within the geographic confines of the United States are "natural born citizens."

Of course, if the latter is true, then McCain isn't eligible for the Presidency, either - he was born in Panama.

Heeheehee. Some people really will believe anything.

Posted by: Sarah | Dec 9, 2008 8:56:03 AM

McCain was born to two American citizens on a U.S. Naval Base in Panama which at the time was under U.S. control. Obamas own Kenyan grandmother admits to being in the hospital to witness Obamas birth in Kenya. The scam perpetrated by his mother was only to make him a U.S. citizen, like herself. She was pregnant while in Kenya and at her late stage of pregnancy would not have been allowed to fly commercially because the Kenyan government did not allow "late terms" to board airplanes in order to prevent births while in transit.

Like I said before, this issue is far from over until Obama can present an official hospital issued birth certificate complete with all signatures and ink foot prints. I have one and you prpbably have one, so where is Obamas? As usual, Obama is being given a free pass, again, on issues that a White Republican candidate would be required to have answers for. So, don't look at any facts or question anything about Obamas past, just ignore important unexplained facts about Obamas past so he can make history. Talk about the blind leading the blind.

Posted by: EYES OF TEXAS | Dec 9, 2008 12:12:21 PM

Hahahahaahahahaha, poor, delusional Eyes of Texas.

Posted by: Dream Act Knight | Dec 13, 2008 12:18:24 PM

Who verifies eligibility of presidential candidates?

So far, only Obama (and organizations tied to him) have verified his eligibility.

Clearly there's a problem here.

Posted by: J.D. | Dec 15, 2008 7:14:52 AM

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