Yes, it’s been 4 years now since the Barack Obama Campaign responded to rumors that candidate Obama’s middle name was really “Mohammed,” by publishing a copy of his Hawaiian Birth Certificate on the FightTheSmears1 web site, June 12, 2008. I published my musical tribute to its 2nd birthday in 2010. Now with 4 years of birther denialism come and gone, the birth certificate is still as much prima facie evidence as ever, proof that Obama was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, August 4, 1961.
To commemorate the auspicious 4th birthday, Loren Collins has posted a document detailing 26 separate proofs that Barack Obama was born in Hawaii. If someone expresses doubts about where Obama was born, show ‘em!
Barack Obama Was Born in Hawaii
1Today, FightTheSmears has been re-branded “AttackWatch.” You can read their latest (May 18) response to Breitbart’s Obama birthplace nonsense there.
He could add Senate Resolution 225 passed the day after the House resolution.
“Whereas the 44th President of the United States, Barack Obama, was born in Hawaii on August 4, 1961;”
and he could add the Chicago Magazine:
“At the head of this effort was a little-known 31-year-old African-American lawyer, community organizer, and writer: Barack Obama. The son of a black Kenyan political activist and a white American anthropologist, Obama was born in Hawaii” January, 1993
And the Los Angeles Times;
“His own upbringing is a blending of diverse cultures. Born in Hawaii, where his parents met in college, Obama was named Barack (blessed in Arabic) after his father.”
Can’t be real. Everyone knows he spent over a billion dollars to erase all record that he was ever an Illinois Senator.
Oh no, you’re completely wrong…. it was $10 trazillion!!!!
In Hebrew, ‘blessed’ is baruch – ברוך
Once again, the Kenya birth scenario is physically impossible:
Good work, Loren!
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And I suppose the Encyclopedia Britannica article on Obama.
Lately, I’ve been seeing birther sites that swear prior to 2004 President Obama always said he was born in Kenya. The early 90s articles show that to be another fabrication. So why not pile on the citations.
Yep, just like we all learned Vatelism in school …. ran across that again last night in some WND comments. Crowdsourcing an alternate history!
Rewriting the distant past a la David Barton is one thing, rewriting the events of your own life is downright creepy. Takes a willingness to sacrifice any principle, even your own identity.
As I’ve mentioned before, I have a home-schooling textbook from 1985 published by the right-wing National Center for Constitutional Studies which states that Article II, Section 1 guarantees “the American people the right to have a President who would always be one of their own native-born fellow citizens.”
I once mentioned this at Dr. Kate’s cesspool and I was immediately banned.
I believe you are lying about that Doc. I don’t remember any kind of news stories coming out about Barack Obama releasing a birth certificate. I could be convinced about this, but you would have to send me the original newspaper clipping from some newspaper, then schedule a tour of their offices so I can see the original, hand written article. Do this and I’ll believe you. I promise I won’t shift the goal posts.
Don’t be too hard on the Birthers. This war we’ve been having with Eastasia has got everyone on edge. It’s such a long and drawn out war. It has literally been going on forever.
There’s a new revision of the PDF up now, with an additional 6 historical news articles, for a total of 26 items.
you, doc, nbc, fogbow and others provide great, CREDIBLE resources
without you, the NOISE would be deafening
You can still add Los Angeles Times, March 9, 1990 as mentioned by Gorefan above…
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The Natural Born Citizen Clause
Just came across The Odd Clauses: Understanding the Constitution Through Ten of Its Most Curious Provisions on Google Books. Their #5 is our #1. Published last year, the chapter is half a critique of the clause, half a review of Obama’s eligibilty and those who birth against it.
JPotter-The part I was able to read on Google was brilliant; wittily written and dead on. I rarely agree 100% with anything I read, but this is an exception.
I have several times here challenged anyone to justify the clause on grounds other than, “It’s in the Constitution, ” or, “The Founding Fathers”. But really, what possible justification is there for an eligiibility criterion that excludes Madeleine Albright but allows Charles Manson? The NBC nonsense should be put out of its misery. Yesterday. Until then, it should be ignored. Schwarzenegger and Granholm should run as a bi-partisan unity ticket in 2016, win in a landslide and dare anyone to do anything.
I think most authorities would disagree with his statement that Martin van Buren was the first natural born American President.
But if those authorities find the clause “highly objectionable”, “inane”, “blatantly discriminatory”, “morally dubious” and “a lowdown dirt shame”, then what difference does it make?
Care to take a stab at defending the clause on its merits?
It is an opinion piece; in my opinion, our first natural born American President was Peyton Randolph (b. 1721, not the later Governor of same name). But, alas, IANAE.
I thought the clause coming up in a group discussion of the ‘least best’ parts of the Constitution would ring familiar. The rest of the book, and the rules of the discussion that created it, is of interest.
PS–I would have posted to the open thread…apologies for littering. I thought it deserved a mention on OCT.