Barack Obama is eligible to be President of the United States

Lets put this silly hoax to rest. It flared up again recently because of a video.

What does Ed Morissey one of the leading conservative bloggers think of this? Ed writes-

I really thought we’d put this conspiracy theory to rest over the summer, but it has arisen like a zombie yet again to suck the credibility out of the conservative blogosphere.

How was this put to rest? Here are exhibits A and B.

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and this from a 1961 Honolulu Advertiser newspaper

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Ed writes the following about the 1961 newspaper entry

Wouldn’t it be nice if we had a contemporaneous corroboration of Obama’s Hawaii birth? As it happens, we do – provided by another PUMA who wanted to find ways to disqualify Obama. Lori Starfelt found this in the archives of the Honolulu Advertiser in a print copy from August

Unless people want to start claiming that the conspiracy to have Barack Obama infiltrate the political system started at the moment of his birth, that’s pretty conclusive evidence that Obama was born in the US and is a natural-born citizen.

Other conservatives who think this ‘issue’ is idiotic includes James Joyner of OTB, Allah Pundit of Hotair, and Charles Johnson of Little Green Footballs.

Note- AJ Strata wrote extensively here that the above birth certificate is not a forgery.

The conservative blogosphere self inflicts another wound on its credibility when it continues to beat this and other outlandish notions. The Nancy Pelosi head scarf brouhaha and Rachael Ray’s Dunkin Donuts commercial being two that come to mind. The Obama video isn’t going to convince moderates or undecideds of anything except that conservatives are becoming increasingly unhinged. That’s a good way to get them to vote for McCain next month. NOT!

Update- Jay here at Wizbang wrote the following less than two months ago-

When I first started thinking about this, I found myself reminded of how the Obama campaign handled the whole “Obama’s birth certificate” kerfuffle. When rumors first started circulating that there might be something about Obama’s birth that would, somehow, disqualify him for the presidency or otherwise damage him, the Obama camp did exactly nothing. They could have ended the whole thing by simply releasing the actual certificate, but rather chose to ignore the whole thing for weeks.

I thought the whole thing was bullshit from the outset, and ignored it too. But as the heat grew and grew, I read one theory that explained perfectly what was going on, and it’s one that I think is pretty close to true:

The Obama camp knew, immediately, that the whole birth certificate issue was bogus. It was a valid document, showing that Obama was born in the United States and a citizen thereof, and had nothing like a different name or declaration of religion or anything else. But someone in the Obama camp heeded Napoleon’s legendary counsel to “never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake,” and let the nuts run with the story for weeks, knowing that all the energy poured into this red herring would be energy that would not be funneled into other, more potentially fruitful, alleys.

Of course, this gives the Obama camp credit for more brains than they’ve exhibited in other areas, but I’m willing to extend them that much credit.

Obama’s failure to respond can be summed up from some internet advice I was given ago. Don’t feed the trolls. The same can be said for dealing with nuts both on the right and left.

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  • http://oyster.journalspace.com Oyster

    Thank you, Bill. We need to distance ourselves from such conspiratorial bull. That’s 9/11 troofer territory and I’ll take no part in it.

  • http://www.pal2pal.com Sara

    The conservative blogosphere self inflicts another wound on its credibility when it continues to beat this and other outlandish notions.

    How is it the “conservative blogosphere self-inflicting” anything when it isn’t the blogosphere, but a Federal courtcase that is being reported on, and not by many. Most accounts, after the initial flurry of proofs and debunking, seem to be follow-ups from time to time on what is happening with this Federal case. In those accounts, I see most writing it off as a nutcase lawsuit, a few continuing to question some of the discrepancies as they try to tie up loose ends, but most just ignoring it.

    I figure it will all shake out. I ask only one question at this point and that is why the Obama camp would hire high-priced lawyers to do everything they can to obfuscate and delay the case until after the election, paying big bucks for these attorneys, when the whole issue could easily be put to rest with the production to the court of the long form certified birth certificate. End it once and for all in a very decisive fashion. The fact that they don’t do this keeps the questions alive and makes one wonder if the Obama camp isn’t using this to their own advantage and in trying to make the questioners out to be idiots. A charge that some of the conservative bloggers are more than willing to carry the water on for the Obama campaign.

  • epador

    OK OK I’m convinced, as long as someone can say these aren’t photoshopped. [just joking about the photoshop comment]

    As before, one would think that this could have been clearer earlier, but o well, I stepped in something nasty and my shoe will stink for a while.

  • tyree

    Sara makes a good point.
    John Kerry never did make his military records public, this from a man who ran on a “reporting for duty” platform.
    I am going to ignore this issue until the court case is settled, but Senator Obama has spent years trying hide his 20 year association with William Ayers and Bernadine Dohrn, so I don’t trust him to tell the truth about anything.

  • ECM

    Why, exactly, is inquiring about an admittedly curious situation (fighting it in court; not simply supplying an actual long-form birth cert to get the case tossed; re-posting a doc that has had its credibility questioned left and right from another site on the main Obama site; etc.) acting like a “troofer”?

    It seems to me there are some very simple questions that could be very easily answered with little-to-no fuss and, yet, this thing keeps moving forward because the Obama camp simply doesn’t want to put a stake through its heart (and no, there is no political advantage to keeping alive a matter that is even less-known than the barely-known Ayers situation amongst the teeming masses).

  • Michelle's American White Racist

    And, of course, Ed is the authority of what?

    Ed, of course, has an explanation why the ObamACORN/DNC are stalling in court? Ed, your answer to that is where?

    And, Michelle ObamACORN venting to the African Press International about the status of her husband vis-a-vis those “American White Racists” who want to steal the election from her husband. Ed, you can explain that too right?

    Ed is a marginal player and certainly has no expertise in this arena. He’s like the rest of us, able to express his limited opinion.

  • http://oyster.journalspace.com Oyster

    What’s “troofer” about it is the defacto assertions that he’s not a citizen which makes it easier to say he’s also a “secret Muslim”.

    Yeah, he’s obfuscating, but that doesn’t mean he’s not an American citizen. It means he’s obfuscating. And I think it’s to give the appearance of just enough doubt that troofers will grab on to it and give him the ammo to ridicule “the right”. And they’re playing right into it.

    John Kerry is a whole ‘nother issue. I believe he really does have something to hide.

  • Michelle's American White Racist

    Let’s get two things straight:

    1. Ed is not “one of the leading conservative bloggers”. He is just a person with an opinion and a keyboard

    2. The information Ed has put forth is certainly not conclusive. To suggest otherwise is at best misleading.

    Finally, if ObamACORN has nothing to hide, why doesn’t he do as all other candidates have done, factually refute any arguments.

  • hacdbz

    The first part of this augment is invalid. Obama was an American Citizenship at the time of his birth because his mother is an American Citizen. He would have been declared an American Citizen born aboard to US parent and would have gotten a US Passport if was out of the country he would not have need to undergo any immigration process. He would have not need to go under any naturalization process. American Citizenship cannot be taken away unless the Citizen denounces his American Citizenship at a Legal age.
    The only way Obama would be in trouble is if his mother had renounced her citizenship before his birth.
    Or he has renounced his Citizenship. I think Obama not releasing this because his mother’s faith might be on it, he would then be caught in the lie that she was Christian. Which would have made some of the writing in his book suspect .

  • http://oyster.journalspace.com Oyster

    Now that I’ve refreshed the page I see that Bill’s update from one of Jay’s earlier posts summed up what I said perfectly.

  • http://oyster.journalspace.com Oyster

    “Michelle’s American White Racist”, Ed Morissey is indeed a leading conservative blogger. He has been for a long time. I don’t always agree with Ed, but his commentary has always been of high value.

  • Michelle's American White Racist

    Oyster,

    That doesn’t make you right, however. To suggest that there is anything conclusive on the matter is misguided at best.

    Why not let the court run its course before wading in with simply more opinion.

    And, for those of you who can’t hold your water, you owe an informed explanation as to why ObamACORN/DNC are stalling in court.

  • Michelle's American White Racist

    Oyster,

    To each there own.

    But, answer me what expertise or authority Ed has acquired in his background that would qualify him as “a leading conservative blogger,” hell, he is nothing more than someone with an opinion and a keyboard.

    Sorry, but I apply a filter of credentials before buying someone’s opinion. I trust but verify.

  • http://www.dabubbler.com StevefromMKE

    Next, I’d like to find the senior GOP members that have tried to tie Obama with being a Muslim, as Colin Powell asserts.

  • RicardoVerde

    Barry could put a quick stop to all of this by simply releasing his ORIGINAL birth certificate (not the computer print-out). My vote will not be swayed by some archaic terminology on an old certificate. I think I am a little beyond that. I do find it amazing that one has to offer proof of age, citizenship, and who knows what else to work at a chicken plant, but we don’t require the candidates to offer similar bona fides for the most important job in the world.

  • http://blogicalconclusions.blogspot.com/ Tom Blogical

    “And, Michelle ObamACORN venting to the African Press International about the status of her husband vis-a-vis those “American White Racists” who want to steal the election from her husband. Ed, you can explain that too right?”

    Ed (nor anyone else for that matter) doesn’t have to explain anything about something that never happened.

    The bottom line is this. He was born in America. He has the documentation to prove it. There is nothing any other country can do to disqualify it somehow.

    He’s an American. That doesn’t mean I think he’s qualified to be POTUS, but he’s an American nonetheless.

    Oyster is right. This is troofer territory. What’s next? We’ll hear Obama was involved with 9/11 somehow?

  • http://www.progressivevalues.blogspot.com Paul Hooson

    Interestingly, while Barack Obama was born in Hawaii which was actually a U.S. state, John McCain was born in the Panama Canal to American citizen parents while the Panama Canal was only under some American military and other control at the time and not actually part of the U.S.

    While I personally still believe that John McCain is a U.S. citizen, he may actually not be under true legal standards for citizenship. But this is hardly an important issue, just merely interesting.

  • Sam Waite

    From a member of the vast right-wing Intel. Community…

    1. What makes you a Forensic Documents Examiner?

    2. THE ISSUE: Was Obama born in Hawaii as his mother claimed (she is deceased, 1995 cancer) or in Kenya, as all of his relatives have sworn to in witnessed affidavits, submitted to the District Court?

    3. All Obama has to do is provide one simple Legal document, his real State of Hawaii notarized Birth certificate. So, what’s the problem with Obama that requires all of the legal motions by the DNC and Obama’s Lawyer to not submit as evidence his Lawful Birth Certificate?

    4. Karl Rove has had something to say about this case. Two days before the YouTube video was posted. http://www.plnewsforum.com/index.php/forums/viewthread/41216/

    5. YouTube Documentary, Pennsylvania, posted October 10, 2008 — 10:52 min. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gA6_k3NtXZs

    6. A Hawaiian “Certificate of Live Birth,” is the same as an “Attestation of Live Birth,” in other states, except without the Penalty of Perjury statement on the form. It IS NOT a Legal “Birth Certificate.”

    7. A factual trip down document forgery lanes.
    The document, “Attestation of Live Birth,” was originally created for Home birth claims.
    Anyone can fill out the form and file it with the local County Registrars Office or at a County/State Public Hospital.
    Some States due to the massive numbers of fraudulent Live Birth forms submitted; altered their forms by adding the Perjury Statements, two or more witnesses blocks and corroborating evidence to be attached (medical or utility bills). Every State did this except, Hawaii.

    8. When Democratic National Committee Lawyers earlier this year, challenged McCain’s citizenship and eligibility to run for President in a Federal Lawsuit, alleging that McCain was ineligible since he was born in the US Military Hospital in the Panama Canal Zone.
    McCain’s Lawyers promptly provided his Legal Birth Certificate and met the DNC Lawyers in court with no motions for delays or legal motions to obfuscate. The Supreme Court ruled that per the US Constitution the Panama CZ was a lawful territorial possession of the US and therefore McCain is a lawful US Citizen eligible to run for the US Presidency.
    If McCain’s parents had elected to deliver their baby at the private Hospital Amador Guerrero in Colon (Atlantic side) or at the Obaldia Children’s and Maternity Hospital in Panama City (Pacific side), then their son, now Senator John McCain, would have been ruled ineligible to run for the US Presidency.
    What a difference three miles makes.

    9. Here is a news flash, not from the MSM, Obama traveled on either his Indonesian or Kenyan passports until 2001. He dropped his Indonesian passport for a US Passport just before the more stringent passport rules went into effect for proof of citizenship.
    Yes, he did travel to Pakistan for a two month stay in a Madrassa in 1987. Besides the Kenyan trips to visit relatives.
    So here is the real news poll, I am not thrilled by Obama. Most of my associates would not vote him Mayor of even a small village.

    10. So why are National Security and IC personnel interested in this case? Because of the potential constitutional crisis that will threaten US National Security.
    Most of the Policemen, spooks and Military (>70% are not fans of Obama because of his terrorist communist friends, who enjoyed killing American cops).
    The Collin Powell and Wesley Clark type politically promoted Generals might take orders from him, but the rest of us won’t.

    11. Let the courts do their job, hopefully.

    12. On Friday, another disgruntled Veteran in the State of Washington has filed suit to force Obama to provide Proof of Citizenship.

  • Sam Waite

    For people not clear on the US Constitution. The Library of Congress in 2000 published a very nice version and is available as an Adobe PDF file.

    US Constitutional Law is clear for the very restrictive criteria for eligibility to run for the US Presidency.

    Until this election, this has never been an issue for BOTH Parties candidates. Yes, both of them.

    For Reference: Read a copy of US Constitution as printed by the Library of Congress.

    U.S. Constitution: Article II, Section 1, Clause 5. On this attached copy page 17 (but marked as page 7 of the US Constitution proper).

    The Constitutional requirements for candidates to the Office of the President are the most stringent of all. It is far more than just being born somewhere on the globe with one American parent.

    It is why California State Governor Schwarzenegger can never be POTUS. His children could be.

  • Adrian Browne

    Those birth certificate lawsuits are basically a moneymaking scam. They’re called an “advance-fee” fraud. It’s a classic confidence trick in which the target is persuaded to advance sums of money in the hope of realizing a significantly larger gain. It’s like those Nigerian Letter (also called the 419 fraud, Nigerian scam, Nigerian bank scam, or Nigerian money offer emails.

    That Berg character was asking for money to file as was that Andy Martin lowlife who is one of those people that makes a living out of filing lawsuits. And one from something called API — which claims to be an African news agency but amounts to a WordPress blog with articles cut and pasted from real news sources along with one fake article about Obama’s birth certificate. And if you only donate to their “charity” even $20, they could produce Obama’s “real” birth certificate.

    Don’t be duped.

  • http://oyster.journalspace.com Oyster

    “That doesn’t make you right, however. To suggest that there is anything conclusive on the matter is misguided at best.”

    No, it doesn’t make me right, I offered an opinion. You offered questions in a manner consistent with an opinion as well. I did, however, indicate that there are dupes out there attesting that he is in fact not a citizen. They’re doing a little more than just “suggesting”. I also said that his obfuscation was not proof of anything, while I opined on why I think the “Obama camp would hire high-priced lawyers to do everything they can to obfuscate and delay the case until after the election”. You asked and I gave an opinion. I think it makes more sense than “he’s hiding his real birth certificate”. Ask yourself this: if he wins the election and it’s found he isn’t a citizen what will happen? I don’t think they’re worried about it because this will come to naught.

    Take it or leave it. I don’t care.

  • Mac Lorry

    Obama was an American Citizenship at the time of his birth because his mother is an American Citizen. He would have been declared an American Citizen born aboard to US parent and would have gotten a US Passport if was out of the country he would not have need to undergo any immigration process.

    That doesn’t work because his mother was a minor at the time Obama was born. As such, Obama would not be a natural U.S. had he been born in Kenya. Not saying he was, just that the law you cite doesn’t apply becasue his mother was 18 when she gave birth to B.O. and 21 was the age of majority for purposes of U.S. federal law at that time.

  • LaMedusa

    Obama lies about everything he stands for. He is spouting the hollow hope and change mantra in order to proliferate the crisis strategy. That’s why he is not really clear about anything other than higher taxes, because if he actually succeeds in taking office it will be the ones guiding this strategy in charge. You do not have to be born in another country to be against free-market and the American roots that brought us here. The one thing that is overlooked in this strategy, is the person who claims he wants to implement “share the wealth” is the same corrupt politician from Chicago who had his only opponent removed from the ballot to enter politics. Different strategy “of change” with the same corrupt results.

  • hyperbolist

    Sorry, but I apply a filter of credentials before buying someone’s opinion. I trust but verify.

    I’m interested to know what credentials you require of someone who puts stuff on the internet. A PhD in electronic information dissemination? Ed Morrissey is not my favourite blogger but I fail to see why anyone–especially a conservative–would consider him to be less than qualified to do what he does.

    And yes, he is a leading conservative blogger. I’m a liberal Canadian and even I know that. Are “leading” bloggers only those who post things that you fully agree with? Bizarre, to say the least.

  • http://www.youmusthavemoved.blogspot.com Mark Ducharme

    I don’t get the equivocation of the Rachael Ray bruhaha with nancy pullotsi commiting an act of treason.

    Explain please.

  • WildWillie

    Yes Hyper, you are bizarre to say the least.

    How many times has the left brought out the “McCain was born in Panama” argument. Paul even hinted at it again as all lefties do. Bill is a democrat. He has a dog in the hunt. Check this out. ww

  • Patrick

    I have a question for those who are convinced beyond all doubt that Barack Obama was born in Hawaii: would you bet your life or at least your life savings on it? If not, why not? Be honest with yourself before you answer.

    It is a fact that the State of Hawaii can and has issued COLBs to people NOT born in Hawaii. Further, there are benefits that native born Hawaiians can apply for but the need to provide more than a COLB to be eligible for. The link below explains this in greater detail:

    http://hawaii.gov/dhhl/applicants/appforms/applyhhl

    My point is this: if a COLB is not adequate for a person to receive these benefits what makes all of you so sure Obama was born in Hawaii if for these folks a COLB is not adequate proof that the person was native born? To me this looks like a simple matter that can be resolved by Obama himself and he simply and steadfastly refuses to do so. Is it odd that he is willing to show his COLB to an internet fact checking site (which seems to have a political motives and a serious credibility problem) but won’t voluntarily produce them to a court of law? Presenting documents and testifying UNDER OATH and UNDER PENALTY OF PERJURY to their legitimacy and authenticity often reveals more about the accuracy and relevance of such documents than it does when you show them to people who are more than willing to carry your water for you…

    I am not saying Barack Obama isn’t who he say he is in relation to his eligibility status. I just cannot say I am as convinced as some of you others are and if that makes me some kind of lunatic then so be it. At least I am willing to ask the questions that should be asked because the Constitution should be something that is upheld and honored. John McCain presented his credentials to be examined and I hardly think that placing the same burden on Barack Obama is that unreasonable a request. I won’t even get into the issue of how his US citizenship might have been impacted if he was adopted by his Indonesian stepfather because that is just another issue Obama simply won’t acknowledge. Is anybody bothered by that fact that Obama refuses to release so many records about his life that most other candidates have done freely and openly? He has not released his college transcripts or any of his writings during that period of his life. His medical history is summed up by a one page letter from his doctor stating he is in perfect health – no other more detailed record of his health have ever been released. There seem to be no records from his time as a state legislator or no records of the clients he has done legal work for. The list goes on an on. All we have is basically what he has said in speeches (which often contradict themselves depending on when he gave them) and in his two books that he allegedly wrote all by himself. Conservatives like Ed and others who want to give him a pass on this one are just as guilty as those members of the media who have refused to investigate Obama’s other controversial ties. Lack of curiosity often translates into a profound lack of knowledge.

  • Slider

    this lawsuit is brought to you be a citizen, not the blogs, some intellectual honesty is in order here. Obama needs to produce that in which mccain has already done. The best way to discredit this “right wing conspiracy” is to swat it down with producing the real documents the ask for, it makes the “blogs” look foolish and petty

  • hyperbolist

    He’s a Democrat who clearly leans Republican, Willie. You can register for one party and vote for the other. You’re old enough to remember Reagan Democrats, aren’t you?

  • Herman

    Barack Obama was born in one of the United States. Unlike John McCain, who was born in Panama on land leased to Panama.

  • Herman

    change “land leased to Panama” in my last sentence to “land leased from Panama”

  • Brian

    How is it the “conservative blogosphere self-inflicting” anything when it isn’t the blogosphere, but a Federal courtcase that is being reported on, and not by many.

    This court case is only the latest turn. Some conservative blogs carry the flag.

  • hcddbz

    That doesn’t work because his mother was a minor at the time Obama was born. As such, Obama would not be a natural U.S. had he been born in Kenya. Not saying he was, just that the law you cite doesn’t apply becasue his mother was 18 when she gave birth to B.O. and 21 was the age of majority for purposes of U.S. federal law at that time.

    What law are you referring to, It is not US immigration Law.

    INA: ACT 301 – NATIONALS AND CITIZENS OF THE UNITED STATES AT BIRTH
    (g) a person born outside the geographical limits of the United States and its outlying possessions of parents one of whom is an alien, and the other a citizen of the United States who, prior to the birth of such person, was physically present in the United States or its outlying possessions for a period or periods totaling not less than five years, at least two of which were after attaining the age of fourteen yearsProvided, That any periods of honorable service in the Armed Forces of the United States, or periods of employment with the United States Government or with an international organization as that term is defined in section 1 of the International Organizations Immunities Act (59 Stat. 669; 22 U.S.C. 288) by such citizen parent, or any periods during which such citizen parent is physically present abroad as the dependent unmarried son or daughter and a member of the household of a person (A) honorably serving with the Armed Forces of the United States, or (B) employed by the United States Government or an international organization as defined in section 1 of the International Organizations Immunities Act, may be included in order to satisfy the physical-presence requirement of this paragraph. This proviso shall be applicable to persons born on or after December 24, 1952, to the same extent as if it had become effective in its present form on that date; and

    (h) a person born before noon (Eastern Standard Time) May 24, 1934, outside the limits and jurisdiction of the United States of an alien father and a mother who is a citizen of the United States who, prior to the birth of such person, had resided in the United States. 302 persons born in Puerto Rico on or after April 11, 1899

    It is why California State Governor Schwarzenegger can never be POTUS. His children could be.

    I do not understand what you hope to illustrate by using Schwarzenegger. He is a Naturalized citizen, neither of his parents were American Citizens. If either of his parents were American Citizens at the time of his birth and met the standards as outline in INA 301 and it was determined he was ineligible to be president then, I could see your point. However none of that applies.
    The question of course is what is Obama hiding? If nothing is his campaign really that good?

  • Dennis D

    Why let it rest? A Clinton supporter is the one who filed suit. Let Dems fight themselves. Just add a little fuel to the fire once in a while..

  • LaMedusa

    “A Clinton supporter is the one who filed suit.”

    That’s interesting you should say that. I remember in McCain’s monologue at the Alfred Smith dinner where he suggested Hillary was supporting him. Of course she laughed, but there was a lot of things that weren’t said.

  • Adrian Browne

    One of the guys that filed a birth certificate suit, Andy Martin, has also filed a suit against George Bush and Dick Cheney for “not warning Americans about 911 because they knew it was going to happen” and also against three Supreme Court judges for voting AGAINST Al Gore in Bush v. Gore.

    That’s the kind of nut you’re dealing with.

  • LaMedusa

    All the more reason to let the demmies duke it out. There are plenty of dems who don’t like Obama, not just because of the birth cert controversy.

  • JoeE

    Is that ridiculous little newspaper announcement really suppose to be confirmatory evidence agaist the concerns raised by a host of individuals as of late, including as it happens, the Governor of Hawaii who stated that Obama’s connections to Hawaii are tenous?

    I do not know the answer to these many questions about Obama, but I must say it’s totally ridiculous to have a long say so about something so easily remedied. The question of whether or not Jack is bald is not revealed by discussing the color and style of Jack’s hat, but is revealed by taking his damn hat off. Present the full COLB birth certificate as requested, not on a mile high blimp, or on an internet site, but as a material fact to the judge that has been given the remit. The rule of law must prevail or we will be experiencing a hell of a lot more than a recession soon.

  • MF

    question: If a person is a naturalized citizen (1 parent is a US citizen at the time) the other soon to become then the child is not eligible to run for President of the US, correct?

    And is this also true?
    illegal immigrants come across the border and have a child. the child whether any parent is a US citizen then becomes a US citizen?

  • hcddbz

    A child becomes a citizen at birth if one Parent is a Citizen Naturalized or Natural born and that child is born in the borders of the USA, that child can be POTUS

    If born aborad then section G applies.

    If child is Born in the USA then it gets citizenship by being born in the USA and can be POTUS.

    If the Child was born in another country and both Parents become Citizenship the child can derive American Citizenship after 10 years and the child is still a minor. That child can not be POTUS.

  • http://whatsit2you.blogspot.com Charlie On the Pennsylvania Turnpike

    I won’t debate the birth records, however: I am defense contractor with a security clearance, ‘Secret’ specifically. My background was checked back 10 years: all of my employers, at least one of which I know for certain was contacted by the FBI.

    My neighborhood was visited by agents, and at least 4 neighbors were interviewed.

    A friend of mine who lived in Albany, NY, was visited by an FBI agent.

    The landlord from whom I rented an apartment – 8 years earlier – was contacted.

    This review was conducted in 1998, before Sept. 11, and I know the process has been made even more secure.

    Now that was for my ‘Secret’ clearance; I know full well that clearance, while significant, is far from that of POTUS.

    With his troubling financial dealings, with radical and questionable friends, could Sen. Obama pass a similar clearance review?

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