Kenya Find Your Birth Certificate, Barack?

Here is a column from a local paper here on Philadelphia, The Bulletin.  I will reserve my comments til the end because I want everyone to read it with no preconceptions (except for those produced by my incredibly clever title for this post).  Thanks Jeff, for showing me this.

My Mother’s Birth Certificate – And Barack’s
By Joan Swirsky, For The Bulletin
Four years ago, when I had just about completed the lengthy legal and financial vetting process required by the U.S. government to place my then-92-year-old-mother in a nursing home, I was asked to produce her birth certificate as “proof” of her citizenship. While she was born in America, had voted in every election for untold decades and paid her taxes religiously, that wasn’t good enough to qualify my elderly mother to be admitted to the facility I had chosen for her near my home.Frankly, I didn’t think finding my mother’s birth certificate was possible, given the fact she had been born in a farmhouse in Storrs, Conn., along with nine of her 10 siblings, to parents who didn’t speak English. Despairing that she would never be “qualified” to receive the care she desperately needed, I set about to find the document, which I was sure had vanished in the unreliable record-keeping of 1913.First I called an official in Hartford, the capital of Connecticut, who recommended that I call the Storrs record-keeping office.That took 2 minutes.Next I called the Storrs office and was told to call another number.That took 2 minutes.

When I called the third number, I explained to the woman who answered the phone that I was “asking something impossible.” I gave her my mother’s first name and her father’s last name.

Within 4 minutes, she said, “Here it is!” She had found my mother’s birth certificate, and it surprised me when I learned my mother’s “real” first name and “real” last name had changed significantly as she and her family became Americanized.

When I expressed my amazement, the woman said: “That’s nothing … we’re routinely asked to find birth certificates from the 1800s, and we do that all the time!”

Total time it took me to find my mother’s 1913, born-in-a-farmhouse birth certificate: 10 minutes!

To this date, Sen. Barack Obama has refused – or been unable – to produce an authentic birth certificate that attests to the fact he is an American-born citizen. He has had more than the two-years of campaigning for the presidency of the United States to do this, but failed.

Why is this important? Because the Constitution of the United States expressly forbids anyone born on foreign soil to run for the highest office in our land!

You would think that Mr. Obama would have volunteered the “proof” of his eligibility within a nanosecond of entering the race. But here we are, less than two weeks away from the election, and Americans still don’t know if Mr. Obama is an American!

While Mr. Obama’s camp submitted a supposedly authentic birth certificate to the far-left blog Daily Kos, it was found to have been a Photosop-ed version of the birth certificate of his half-sister, who was actually born in Hawaii, as Mr. Obama claims he was.

While this glaring omission in Mr. Obama’s eligibility to become the most powerful man on earth mystified some and rankled others, a few people – clearly alarmed at what they considered a stealth candidate’s attempt to dance his way around the Constitution and venture into the realm of criminality – took action.

According to the plaintiffs in the lawsuits against him, Mr. Obama was really born in the Coast Provincial General Hospital at Mombassa, Kenya on Aug. 4, 1961, a birth that was documented by a certificate with an embossed seal that displays the name of the hospital, as well as witness signatures. In addition, reports say his grandmother in Kenya, as well as his brother and sister, claim they were present during Mr. Obama’s birth in Kenya.

Now that the net is closing in on Mr. Obama, he has seemingly discovered an interest in his ailing grandmother. Yes, that Grammy who he so facilely threw under the bus during the early days of his campaign.

He is now so worried about Grandma Dunham – the woman who raised him but strangely didn’t attend his nomination – that he is taking a few days off from his intense campaign to visit this ailing widow.

Or could his strangely-timed trip to Hawaii really be to “clear up” the sticky case of his missing birth certificate?

I live in New York, where it is not uncommon for BIG payoffs to influence people to come up with “the goods.” A half-a-million here, a dire threat there, often influence people to do things – like perjure themselves, produce phony documents, et al. – that they would never do under less “pressured” circumstances.

If the magic document doesn’t appear, it is possible, and entirely legal, that Mr. Obama could be removed from the ballots in states that are questioning his eligibility.

Interest in this case is understandably intense. But predictably, the overwhelmingly liberal media has yet to pick up on this story, as if ignoring a story that has profound implications for our republic and for the potential of a constitutional crisis is less important than discussing Sarah Palin’s wardrobe.

It’s possible that all the states that are working on obtaining Mr. Obama’s birth certificate will simultaneously remove him from the ballot at one time. It’s also possible that, failing to produce the birth certificate, Mr. Obama will voluntarily step aside, leaving a breach through which Hillary Clinton will walk.

Meanwhile, as legal challenges proceed at warp speed, and Mr. Obama’s lawyers scramble to avoid the Scandal of the Century, one thing remains intractably the same: Mr. Obama still hasn’t produced proof of his U.S. citizenship.

Joan Swirsky is a New York-based journalist and author who can be reached at [email protected]

©The Bulletin 2008


I almost don’t know what to say, although I do know there is nothing that will ever be able to convince me that B. Hussein was born in the United States.  How difficult is it?  “I’m Barack Obama and I am running for President, here is my birth certificate.”  Unless he was truly born in a manger (and I was glad to see his birthday isn’t 12/25) a birth certificate shouldn’t be too much to ask for.

And if he was born in Kenya, as I believe, I can’t even imagine the kind of balls it takes to run in the first place.  Hell you learn that little Constitutional snag in like the fifth grade.  “But I’m Barack Obama, I’ll come up with a better birth certificate forgery if anyone actually presses me for one.”  And c’mon, that’s gotta be what he went to Hawaii for.

Now for the two saddest parts.  The first is obvious, where the hell is the “National Media” when it comes to this issue.  I can’t help but think they would be all over the story if there were the slightest suggestion that McCain was born in another country.  Did BHO negotiate script approval for all the network newcasts? 

Here’s the second scenario:  Obama gets elected.  His birth certificate that he will have magically found after his trip to Hawaii will be all but proven a forgery by Drudge or Rush or Hannity, and he will simply claim that the law that the Prez must be born here is unconstitutional.  Biden, Reid and Pelosi will say things like, “Hey, George W was born in America, and look how that worked out.  Why not give a foreigner a chance?”  And too few will argue, and even fewer of their voices will ever be heard.

This whole thing makes me want to scream.  It’s kind of the way I feel when I see a dead tree.

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6 Responses to “Kenya Find Your Birth Certificate, Barack?”

  1. Great blog. Keep up the good writing.

  2. I would appreciate more visual materials, to make your blog more attractive, but your writing style really compensates it. But there is always place for improvement

  3. Really great points. You touched on a few of outstanding ideas. Thanks for taking the time to put that together. Putting this website on my RSS feed!

  4. President Obama needs to stop bowing to foreigners all the time. They should be equals.

  5. Hehe I expext that Obama will be be elected again. Too bad so many of us cant recognize the good he has done and all we do is whine. >:)