Will Release Of Obama's Purported Birth Certificate Give Rise To New "Certer" Movement?

This morning’s White House release of President Barack Obama’s long form birth certificate will, of course, do little to derail the “birther” movement, which will now analyze the document with the kind of verve previously directed toward those Texas Air National Guard memos faxed to CBS from that Kinko’s in Abilene.

So here’s a few nutty points about the birth certificate sure to be seized upon by the nonbelievers:

• If the original document was in a bound volume (as reflected by the curvature of the left hand side of the certificate), how can the green patterned background of the document's safety paper be so seamless?

• Why, if Obama was born on August 4, 1961, was the “Date Accepted by Local Reg.” four days later on August 8, 1961?

• What is the significance of the smudges in the box containing the name of the reported attendant?

• David A. Sinclair, the M.D. who purportedly signed the document, died nearly eight years ago at age 81. So he is conveniently unavailable to answer questions about Obama’s reported birth.

• In the “This Birth” box there are two mysterious Xs above “Twin” and “Triplet.” Is there a sibling or two unaccounted for?

• What is the significance of the mysterious numbers, seen vertically, on the document’s right side?

• Finally, the “Signature of Local Registrar” in box 21 may be a desperate attempt at establishing the document’s Hawaiian authenticity. Note to forgers: It is spelled “Ukulele.”

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His father was not born in Kenya or a citizen Of Kenya! I was born there in 1962, I am British!! Kenya became an independent state on 12 December 1963. Kenya's legal status as an independent nation was provided for by section 1 of the Kenya Independence Act 1963, an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. That Act provided, "On and after 12th December 1963 (in this Act referred to as 'the appointed day') Her Majesty's Government in the United Kingdom shall have no responsibility for the government of Kenya or any part thereof." On independence, Kenya became a constitutional monarchy with Elizabeth II as head of state. All duties of the Queen were exercised by the Governor-General of Kenya. Though Kenyan citizens ceased to be citizens of the United Kingdom and Colonies, they remained British subjects by virtue of their citizenship in a country that was a member of the Commonwealth. On 12 December 1964, major amendments to the Kenyan constitution came into force. The amendments provided for the governance of Kenya as a presidential republic. Elizabeth II ceased to be head of state and the position of Governor-General was abolished. The British Parliament enacted the Kenya Republic Act 1965 to provide that Kenya's status as a republic would not affect Kenyans' status as Commonwealth citizens and British subjects.
why no follow up info on o,s certificate is it real or fake if I had a name like the smoking gun I would at least investigate weather this is the real or fake after all this is at least the 5th different certificate Ive seen I would hope the editors at the smoking gun would have more info than I do I hope they did,nt run out of bullets.
Their prime concern is how many hits the site gets. I am surprised this topic is still active. Liberals care nothing about the Constitution. A man with no records of his past available has held the office of President for two years now. Sadly, those supporting this agenda will become the working class, not the ruling class, if they continue to allow the government to remove freedoms. Tragic for all of us who live in a great nation.
The whole point of obama's birth is not being made. Even if this document is legitimate, it makes him ineligible to be United States President. His father was not a United States citizen. He has dual citizenship, British citizenship being conveyed upon him by his father. This standard was last visited in 2008 when a Senate hearing, including obama, agreed John McCain was eligible because his parents were U.S. citizens. The United States Constitution has been breached.
It makes no difference if his father was a US citizen or not. The President was born on US soil in the state of Hawaii. He has a birth certificate to prove this. Anyone who is born on US soil is considered a natural born citizen. You crazy birthers need to find some other cause, one that's actually worthwhile, to spend your time on. The President is a natural born US citizen!
He has not presented a long form birth certificate. The President must have parents that are U.S citizens: Whereas John Sidney McCain, III, was born to American citizens on an American military base in the Panama Canal Zone in 1936: Now, therefore, be it Resolved, That John Sidney McCain, III, is a `natural born Citizen' under Article II, Section 1, of the Constitution of the United States.The statement was sponsored by Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., who was joined by Sens. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y.; Thomas Coburn, R-Okla.; Patrick Leahy, D-Vt.; Jim Webb, D-Va.; and obama.
your ideas of "natural born citizen" under the constitution are silly. as much as you wish the constitution was clear on this issue, it was not. you can keep saying the constitution defines what a natural born citizen is, but it does not. where the constiution is unclear, issues are decided by law. Over and over, whether it applies to children of illegal aliens or other legal matters, the definition is--someone born on american soil. period, end of story. I'm not saying I always like this definition, but it is what is. So let it go.
Unfortunately for you, it really doesn't matter where he was born. He was born the son of a British subject. His father was a British subject, having derived his British citizenship by being born in what we now call, Kenya. Kenya was a part of the British Commonwealth when BHO, jr. was born. And, in accordance with the British Nationality Act of 1948, BHO, Jr. was born a British subject as well. So: 1) even if Obama were born in Hawaii in 1961... 2) even if you can argue successfully that he didn't need for BOTH parents to be citizens of the United States at the time of his birth (an point highly debatable)... 3) even if this fake birth certificate was NOT fake... Barack Hussein Obama, Jr. would be, at best a dual citizen of both the United States and Great Britain. In accordance with every known understanding of the laws of the land, the Constitution, and original intent of the presidential qualifications provision of the Constitution, no one with dual allegiance...meaning dual citizenship...will be considered a "natural born citizen" and thus be ineligible to hold the office of president of the United States. Additionally, if the reports are true that Barry's step-father, Lolo Soetoro adopted Barry so he could attend schools in Indonesia (only Indonesia citizens could attend their schools AND Barry's school registration card SAID he was an Indonesian citizen) then that would make Barry, at best, a dual citizen of Indonesia and the United States (not to mention still being a British subject). Unfortunately, for Barry, Indonesia would have required him to have his United States and British citizenships rescinded in order to become an Indonesian citizen. Since Indonesia, in the mid-60s, did not ALLOW for dual citizenships. As you can see, there are multiple ways in which Barry Soetoro (most likely his legally adopted name...there is no evidence he ever had his birth name restored) may be ineligible to be the president of the United States:
1) if he wasn't born in Hawaii (or any other state or territory of the United States); 2) even he was born in Hawaii, if his father truly was Barack Obama Sr. then he was given British Nationality by birth as per the British Nationality Act of 1948, thus making him a dual citizen and ineligible to be president. 3) if he was adopted by Lolo Soetoro and given his surname and granted Indonesian citizenship through that adoption, then he would be purely Indonesian, having been required by Indonesian law at the time to have his other citizenships rescinded. No matter the situation, BHO's eligibility to be president of the United States is deeply questionable, AT BEST, and should warrant deep concerns from ANY American, of ANY political party. To not want to at least get to the bottom of this matter...legally...is simply placing your party and/or your political ideals above your constitution...what does that make you?
Thank you for picking up this cause, I have been to busy to be on this site. There is no doubt obama is not Constitutionally qualified to hold the office of President of the United States. To allow this person to hold this office does great damage to the security of this nation.