Thursday, February 14, 2013

Where WAS Obama born?

This email arrived in my inbox today. Some say it no longer matters. Wrong. It does matter. There should not be any question, whatsoever, about Obama's citizenship!

[Editor's note (2/15/13): the person who sent this to me has informed me that it's a hoax. It still makes pretty good reading...]


"In a move certain to fuel the debate over Obama's qualifications for the presidency, the group "Americans for Freedom of Information" has Released copies of President Obama's college transcripts from Occidental College ... Released today, the transcript school indicates that Obama, under the name Barry Soetoro, received financial aid as a foreign student from Indonesia as an undergraduate. The transcript was released by Occidental College in compliance with a court order in a suit brought by the group in the Superior Court of California. The transcript shows that Obama (Soetoro) applied for financial aid and was awarded a fellowship for foreign students from the Fulbright Foundation Scholarship program. To qualify, for the scholarship, a student must claim foreign citizenship.

"This document would seem to provide the smoking gun that many of Obama's detractors have been seeking. Along with the evidence that he was first born in Kenya and there is no record of him ever applying for US citizenship, this is looking pretty grim. The news has created a firestorm at the White House as the release casts increasing doubt about Obama's legitimacy and qualification to serve as President article titled, "Obama Eligibility Questioned," leading some to speculate that the story may overshadow economic issues on Obama's first official visit to the U.K. In a related matter, under growing pressure from several groups, Justice Antonin Scalia announced that the Supreme Court agreed on Tuesday to hear arguments concerning Obama's legal eligibility to serve as President in a case brought by Leo Donofrio of New Jersey . This lawsuit claims Obama's dual citizenship disqualified him from serving as president.. Donofrio's case is just one of 18 suits brought by citizens demanding proof of Obama's citizenship or qualification to serve as president.

"Gary Kreep of the United States Justice Foundation has released the results of their investigation of Obama's campaign spending. This study estimates that Obama has spent upwards of $950,000 in campaign funds in the past year with eleven law firms in 12 states for legal resources to block disclosure of any of his personal records. Mr. Kreep indicated that the investigation is still ongoing but that the final report will be provided to the U.S. Attorney general, Eric Holder. Mr. Holder has refused to comment on the matter...


"Subject: RE: Issue of Passport?

"While I've little interest in getting in the middle of the Obama birth issue, Paul Hollrah over at FSM did so yesterday and believes the issue can be resolved by Obama answering one simple question: What passport did he use when he was shuttling between New York , Jakarta , and Karachi ?

"So how did a young man who arrived in New York in early June 1981, without the price of a hotel room in his pocket, suddenly come up with the price of a round-the-world trip just a month later?

"And once he was on a plane, shuttling between New York , Jakarta , and Karachi , what passport was he offering when he passed through Customs and Immigration?

"The American people not only deserve to have answers to these questions, they must have answers. It makes the debate over Obama's citizenship a rather short and simple one.

"Q: Did he travel to Pakistan in 1981, at age 20?
A : Yes, by his own admission.

"Q: What passport did he travel under?
A: There are only three possibilities.
1) He traveled with a U.S. Passport,
2) He traveled with a British passport, or
3) He traveled with an Indonesia passport.

"Q: Is it possible that Obama traveled with a U.S. Passport in 1981?

A: No. It is not possible. Pakistan was on the U.S. State Department's "no travel" list in 1981.
"Conclusion: When Obama went to Pakistan in 1981 he was traveling either with a British passport or an Indonesian passport.

"If he were traveling with a British passport that would provide proof that he was born in Kenya on August 4, 1961, not in Hawaii as he claims.. And if he were traveling with an Indonesian passport that would tend to prove that he relinquished whatever previous citizenship he held, British or American, prior to being adopted by his Indonesian step-father in 1967.

"Whatever the truth of the matter, the American people need to know how he managed to become a "natural born" American citizen between 1981 and 2008.

"Given the destructive nature of his plans for America, as illustrated by his speech before Congress and the disastrous spending plan he has presented to Congress, the sooner we learn the truth of all this, the better.

"If you don't care that your President is not a natural born citizen and in violation of the Constitution, then delete this, and then lower your American Flag to half-staff, because the U.S. Constitution is already on life-support, and won't survive much longer.

"If you do care then forward this to as many patriotic Americans as you can."


Mike said...

With the rogue goverment now in Washingto it wont matter anyway.

Clem Kadiddlehopper said...

Sounds like Obama committed fraud by applying for financial aid as a foreign student.

Unfortunately, the statute of limitations has long expired, because this is an impeachable offense.

As for being natural born, or not, now that he has taken the Oath, the only recourse is impeachment. I do not believe that there is a judicial remedy once he has taken the oath of office. That leaves impeachment.

Clem Kadiddlehopper said...

Looks like Obama committed fraud by obtaining financial aid claiming to be a foreigner. Too bad that the statute of limitations has long expired.

As for being foreign born or not, now that he has taken the Oath, I do not think there is a judicial remedy. The minute he became President, I am pretty sure that separation of powers prevents the actions of the Congress in certifying the election in the electoral college from being undone.

However, it is my opinion that either committing financial aid fraud or not being "natural born" are offenses that can be used to remove him via impeachment.

Robert said...

Clem, even if the basis for your ravings were accurate, you should better understand the rule of law and the U.S. Constitution. A President may be impeached for high crimes and misdemeanors. A high crime is a criminal official action undertaken in the capacity the office. Even if he were foreign born, running for president and even taking the oath of office are not criminal actions and are not undertaken as official acts of office.