Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Barack Obama isn't American: He's Kenyan (?!)

An article in a newspaper published next Monday says "Dismissal of Suit Against Obama Proves Nothing" - and goes on to prove that President-Elect Barack Obama was really born in Kenya, and isn't a real American.

Since the article is from Issue # 45, November 10, 2008, of AmericanFreePress.net (America's Last Real Newspaper), it's either a Message From the Future, or from a publication that believes in post-dating. Either way, I think it's a sign of things to come.

'Barack Obama isn't an American Citizen:' I'm Not Making This Up

President George W. Bush is sincerely and profoundly hated by many Americans: to the point where an otherwise-sensible person I know called him "diabolical."

Those people aren't likely to see Obama as the Antichrist, but others are equally convinced that there's something terribly wrong with Barack Obama. There's the notion that he's a "Muslin," or a radical Muslim: definitely not 'American.'

That article from November 10, 2008, says: "...The behavior of Barack Obama the past six months has greatly increased the doubt that he is a 'natural born' American. Some backers went so far as to produce a phony 'Certification of Live Birth' from Hawaii and post it on a website....

"However, in addition to other discrepancies, the form upon which the data appeared, showing Obama's birth as August 4, 1961 in Honolulu, was printed on a form 'revised 11/01.' The certificate’s number was blocked out (upper right).

"His paternal grandmother has sworn that she was present at his birth in Kenya...."

That's enough for quite a few people to feel that Barack Obama isn't an American. No way, now how.

Not From the Vast Right Wing Conspiracy

A high-profile advocate of the Obama-isn't-American cause is a former deputy attorney general of Pennsylvania, Philip J. Berg. He's a Democrat.

While that lends a little credence to the story, I am not convinced. At all.

A Major Political Party Runs an Illegal Candidate: Wouldn't this be News?!

For starters, it's illegal for someone who is not an American citizen, and born in America, to be president. That's one reason why we won't have a President Schwarzenegger.

If the Democratic Presidential candidate's immigration status disqualified him this would be a huge news item.

I suppose it's remotely possible that one or two American newspapers, like The New York Times, might decide that a major American party nominating an illegal candidate wasn't 'fit to print.' I can't, however, imagine that CNN, Fox News, the Associated Press, United Press International, ABC, CBS, MSNBC, PBS, Reuters, and all the rest, would decide to ignore it.

Actually, a Fox News column did mention the Internet rumors about Barack Obama's birth:

"I have thought the emails a waste of keyboard time and have ignored them.
... I now think Senator Obama should release his birth certificate but I also think, to be fair, so should the other 3….yes, all 4. ... it is not fair to Senator Obama ... Let's see them….and then let's move on.
"
[Greta Van Susteren's emphasis]

Is Obama Really an American?

Short answer: yes.

He was born in Hawaii.

He had dual citizenship (American/Kenyan) until he was 21. After that, he's been an American citizen. Period.

I'll admit that Barack Hussein Obama has a funny-sounding name. And he'd never be mistaken for people with real American names, like Taylor, or Johnson, or Schrecengost, or Bongiardina, or Ng.

But the days when all Americans had proper British names and proper British accents are over. Deal with it.

Background:

8 comments:

smrstrauss said...

Bravo.

If you need more ammunition, you can point out.

Re: "His paternal grandmother has sworn that she was present at his birth in Kenya...."

No, she did not swear. She was asked it on the telephone and the call was translated. It is not clear from the recording that she understood the question. In any case, it is not evidence.

If in fact Obama were born in Kenya (and of course there is plenty of documentary proof that he was born in Hawaii), then there would be a record in Kenya of Obama's mother arriving in Kenya in 1961.

All the people who claim Obama was born in Kenya need to do is to go to Kenya go to the archives and find out if she arrived in Kenya. This should not be difficult. It is likely to be a public record, and most countries retail the records in their national archives.

The burden of proof is on them to prove that Obama was born in Kenya. So, why haven't they done it?

Conversely, the document that Obama presented as proof he was born in Hawaii (Certification of Live Birth) is perfectly authentic and legal to prove that he was born in Hawaii. A copy of this document was presented to a court in Virginia on Monday and, as you'd expect, the judge ruled it valid and legal.

Here is a report from a web posting that is not official, of course, but it seems accurate mainly because the fellow who posted it was AGAINST Obama. He is disappointed, but accepts the ruling. You can find this post at : (
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2123806/posts)

(Note that sometimes the author correctly puts COLB correctly and sometimes he types it as CLOB, but he means certificate of live birth throughout.)

Quotes:

The Court made the following findings:

1. The Certification of Live Birth presented to the court is unquestionably authentic.

The court noted that the certification had a raised seal from the state of Hawaii, had a stamp bearing the signature of the registrar of vital statistics. The court found “wholly unpersuasive” any of the internet claims that the birth certificate was altered in any way. Furthermore, the document itself was accompanied by an affidavit from the State Health Director (of Hawaii) verifying that the document is an authentic certification of live birth. The court held that there could be no doubt that the document was authentic unless one believed that the state of Hawaii’s health department were in on an elaborate and complex conspiracy – and that there is not a shred of evidence that this is the case.

2. The Certification of Live Birth establishes that Mr. Obama is a natural born citizen.

The affidavit of the State Health Director states that the information on the CLOB is identical to the information on the “vault” copy of the birth certificate, and that both documents establish that Mr. Obama was born in Honolulu. The Court noted that the CLOB is valid for all citizenship purposes. The court noted our argument that the COLB is not valid for determining citizenship, but referred us to Hawaiian law that states otherwise. “There is no difference between a certificate and a certification of live birth in the eyes of the state. For instance, either can be used to confirm U.S. citizenship to obtain a passport or state ID.” The court found that Hawaiian law makes the COLB valid for all purposes with the exception of determining native Hawaiian heritage for certain state and federal benefits. The court held that if Mr. Obama were born elsewhere and the birth registered in Hawaii, the “place of birth” line on the COLB would reflect that fact. The court stated that there could be no doubt that Mr. Obama was born in Hawaii and that any argument to the contrary was fanciful and relied on completely unsubstantiated internet rumors.

3. For that reason, 8 U.S.C. §1401(g), which at the relevant time provided as follows:

“The following shall be 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 ten years, at least five of which were after attaining the age of fourteen years:…..
is irrelevant to this matter, as Mr. Obama was conclusively born in Hawaii.

4. Mr. Obama did hold dual citizenship in the U.S. and Kenya until he became an adult. When Barack Obama Jr. was born Kenya was a British colony. As a Kenyan native, Barack Obama Sr. was a British subject whose citizenship status was governed by The British Nationality Act of 1948. That same act governed the status of Obama Sr.’s children: “British Nationality Act of 1948 (Part II, Section 5): Subject to the provisions of this section, a person born after the commencement of this Act shall be a citizen of the United Kingdom and Colonies by descent if his father is a citizen of the United Kingdom and Colonies at the time of the birth.” In other words, at the time of his birth, Barack Obama Jr. was both a U.S. citizen (by virtue of being born in Hawaii) and a citizen of the United Kingdom by virtue of being born to a father who was a citizen of the UK. Obama’s UK citizenship became an Kenyan citizenship on Dec. 12, 1963, when Kenya formally gained its independence from the United Kingdom. The court noted that Chapter VI, Section 87 of the Kenyan Constitution specifies that:

1. Every person who, having been born in Kenya, is on 11th December, 1963 a citizen of the United Kingdom and Colonies or a British protected person shall become a citizen of Kenya on 12th December, 1963…

2. Every person who, having been born outside Kenya, is on 11th December, 1963 a citizen of the United Kingdom and Colonies or a British protected person shall, if his father becomes, or would but for his death have become, a citizen of Kenya by virtue of subsection (1), become a citizen of Kenya on 12th December, 1963.
Thus the court held that as a citizen of the UK who was born in Kenya, Obama’s father automatically received Kenyan citizenship via subsection (1). So given that Obama qualified for citizen of the UK status at birth and given that Obama’s father became a Kenyan citizen via subsection (1), thus Obama did in fact have Kenyan citizenship in 1963.

However, the court further held that the Kenyan Constitution prohibits dual citizenship for adults. Kenya recognizes dual citizenship for children, but Kenya’s Constitution specifies that at age 21, Kenyan citizens who possesses citizenship in more than one country automatically lose their Kenyan citizenship unless they formally renounce any non-Kenyan citizenship and swear an oath of allegiance to Kenya. The court held that there was no evidence that Mr. Obama has ever renounced his U.S. citizenship or sworn an oath of allegiance to Kenya, his Kenyan citizenship automatically expired on Aug. 4, 1982.

The court held that there was no legal requirement that Mr. Obama renounce his Kenyan citizenship or affirm his U.S. citizenship in order to maintain his status as a natural born citizen.

5. Mr. Obama did not lose his U.S. Citizenship based on the acts of his parents, including adoption by an Indonesian citizen. The Court held that no action taken by the parents of an American child can strip that child of his citizenship. The court cited to the 1952 Immigration & Nationality Act, Title III, Chapter 3, Sections 349 and 355, which was in effect in the late 1960s when Obama went to Indonesia, and which stated that a minor does not lose his US citizenship upon the naturalization of his parents or any other actions of his parents, so long as the minor returns to the US and establishes permanent US residency before the age of 21. Thus the adoption of Obama did not serve to strip him of his U.S. citizenship. The fact that Indonesian law does not allow dual citizenship is irrelevant, as U.S. law controls. Furthermore, the Court held that traveling on a foreign passport does not strip an American of his citizenship. The Court noted first that there was no evidence that Mr. Obama traveled on an Indonesian passport (Mr. Berg and others we reached out to for evidence never provided any evidence of this claim or any other of the claims we could have used some proof of.) Nonetheless, the court held that such travel does not divest an American of his citizenship.

The Court makes other holdings and findings that I won’t bother you with here. Needless to say, the decision is wholly against us. The court finds the claims against Mr. Obama’s citizenship “wholly unpersuasive and bordering on the frivolous, especially in light of the complete absence of any first-hand evidence on any critical issue” and further classifies it as “conspiracy theory of the lowest sort, fueled by nothing than internet rumor and those who truly want to believe egging each other on.”

I like the part about “conspiracy theory of the lowest sort.”

Repeat: “The court held that if Mr. Obama were born elsewhere and the birth registered in Hawaii, the “place of birth” line on the COLB would reflect that fact. The court stated that there could be no doubt that Mr. Obama was born in Hawaii and that any argument to the contrary was fanciful and relied on completely unsubstantiated internet rumors.”

Brian, aka Nanoc, aka Norski said...

smrstrauss,

Thanks for taking the time to write that comment. And the URL.

I was wondering about that "...grandmother has sworn..." assertion. This won't convince the 'true believers,' but you have filled in some blanks.

I'd say that this has the potential for becoming a wack-conservative analog to the wack-liberal notion that 9/11 was an inside job.

Anonymous said...

*U.S. Supreme Court case could prove Obama is NOT a U.S. Citizen AND is INELIGIBLE to be President AND Electoral College COULD REFUSE TO VOTE OBAMA INTO THE OFFICE IN DECEMBER!

Could this mean that McCain Palin would win the White House after all??
Let's explore this!

*WHAT WOULD CONSTITUTIONAL CRISIS LOOK LIKE IF OBAMA IS LYING ABOUT BIRTH CERTIFICATE?
*Audio Tape Of Obama's Kenya Grandmother stating Obama BORN IN KENYA
*Obama must respond to Berg v Obama case appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court by Dec. 1, 2008 regarding his Birth Certificate

Two parts: 1) Computer read affidavit then 2) actual recorded phone call with Sarah Obama (Barack Obama's Paternal Grandmother who lives in Kenya)
At the end of the phone call you can hear Ms. Obama affirmatively says "Obama Mombassa" when she was asked where Barack Obama was born. In other words, she adamantly states he was born in Kenya, NOT Hawaii as Obama claims. If Obama is not a natural born citizen of the U.S. he cannot be President. The Electoral College could block him from becoming President by not voting him officially into the White House in December. He won the election but the Electoral College has not yet voted.

LISTEN TO AUDIO: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JlFc4wCpvSo
or http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OirvxsUsxb0

or LISTEN TO AUDIO of this Sunday, November 2, 2008: http://www.americasright.com/2008/11/sarah-obama-tapes.html
This is some of actual evidence submitted to U.S. Supreme Court. See printed affadavits on website of Phillip J. Berg: www.obamacrimes.com
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EXCERPT FROM AFFIDAVITS W/ AUDIO TAPE THAT WERE PRESENTED TO THE U.S. SUPREME COURT BY PHILLIP J. BERG
(found at his website: www.obamacrimes.com ):

Bishop McRae asked Ms. Obama specifically,“Were you present when your grandson Barack Obama was born in Kenya?” This was asked to her in translation twice, and both times she specifically replied,“Yes”. It appeared Ms. Obama’s relatives and her grandson, handling the translating, had obviously been versed to counter such facts with the purported information from the American news media that Obama was born in Hawaii. Despite this, Ms. Sarah Hussein Obama was very adamant that her grandson, Senator Barack Hussein Obama, was born in Kenya, and that she was present and witnessed his birth in Kenya, not the United States. When Ms. Obama’s grandson attempted to counter his grandmother’s clear responses to the question, verifying the birth of Senator Obama in Kenya, Bishop McRae asked her grandson, how she could be present at Barack Obama’s birth if the Senator was born in Hawaii, but the grandson would not answer the question, instead he repeatedly tried to insert that,“No, No, No. He was born in the United States!” But during the conversation, Ms. Sarah Hussein Obama never changed her reply that she was in deed present when Senator Barack Obama was born in Kenya. A copy of the Tape transcript is attached hereto as EXHIBIT “A”.

I left Kisumu City and traveled to Mombosa, Kenya. I interviewed personnel at the hospital in which Senator Obama was born in Kenya. I then had meetings with the Provincial Civil Registrar. I learned there were records of Ann Dunham giving birth to Barack Hussein Obama, III in Mombosa, Kenya on August 4, 1961. I spoke directly with an Official, the Principal Registrar, who openly confirmed the birthing records of Senator Barack H. Obama, Jr. and his mother were present, however, the file on Barack H. Obama, Jr. was classified and profiled. The Official explained Barack Hussein Obama, Jr. birth in Kenya is top secret. I was further instructed to go to the Attorney General’s Office and to the Minister in Charge of Immigration if I wanted further information.

Second, Ronald McRae's affidavit:
Since Senator Obama’s birth was reportedly in 1961, birth records may or may not be available, so I felt it very important to obtain the testimony of his grandmother as a first hand witness, since it is commonly known throughout Kenya, and especially around the Kisumu area, that Sarah Obama was present when Barack Obama, Jr. was born in Kenya.
Accordingly, on Thursday, October 16, 2008 Reverend Kweli Shuhubia, an evangelist with our ministries in Kenya traveled to Kogello and located Ms. Sarah Obama at her home, see the attached email, attached as Exhibit “4”.
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The October Surprise—Suit To Remove Barack Obama From The Ballot. Barack Obama Is A Citizen Of ?
Watch This Interview With Attorney Phillip J. Berg
VIDEO: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xyspCRmJv7w

Update on this suit: Berg said he was told by a clerk for U.S. Supreme Court Justice Souter that his application for an injunction to stay the election was denied. But he also said the defendants [Obama ] "are required to respond to the Writ of Certiorari" by Dec. 1, 2008.
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In a separate case:
A president who will not release his birth certificate is an illegitimate official, Martin charges
Andy Martin calls for 'national disunity'
I will be in court in Honolulu on November 18, 2008 seeking a court order to open Barack Obama's secret birth certificate. http://www.pr-inside.com/andy-martin-calls-for-national-disunity-r897151.htm
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WHAT WOULD CONSTITUTIONAL CRISIS LOOK LIKE IF OBAMA IS LYING ABOUT BIRTH CERTIFICATE:

Article: "Obama Must Stand Up Now Or Step Down"
By Dr. Edwin Vieira, Jr., Harvard Attorney who has argued cases before the Supreme Court. Weds. Oct 29, 2008. Click here: http://www.americasright.com/2008/10/gaining-...

What are some of those consequences? Perjury etc.

------------------------also of interest is this video below:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AiJS0fCf0Js
VIDEO: Barack Obama's Grandmother from Kenya says that Barack Obama "is a native of this village." This video is NOT included in the Berg v. Obama case that was appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court

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There is still time for you to act! :
Summary of U.S. Electoral College Key Dates, Events & Information in Nov, Dec, Jan http://www.archives.gov/federal-register/electoral-college/2008/dates.html
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What you can do:
1) Copy this email and send it to your U.S. Senators and Congressmen/women asking them to take up this issue to protect our Constitution! http://www.visi.com/juan/congress/
2) Copy this email and send requesting the the news media (including Fox News) to broadcast this!

"All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing." Edmund Burke

Brigid said...

He's Barak Obama Jr, right? Is it possible she was confused and thought they were talking about her son rather than grandson?

In any case, as much as I'd like to see McCain in the White House, I highly doubt the birth certificate is a fake.

Brian, aka Nanoc, aka Norski said...

Anonymous,

I'm sorry, but even though a few people really believe that Barack Obama was born in Kenya, here in the real world the evidence and testimony simply isn't there.

It looks like the equivalent of the Bush-haters have emerged.

Brian, aka Nanoc, aka Norski said...

Brigid,

Me, too.

But, try this on for size: the whole 'born in Kenya' thing is a cover story for the REAL TRUTH!!! (All caps and lots of exclamation points: very important when writing about conspiracies.)

Barack Obama doesn't look like 'regular folks' because he's a SPACE ALIEN!!!!!!!!! That story about being born in Kenya is to cover up the fact that he wasn't born at all: he was hatched from a great, big, space-alien bird egg.

I really shouldn't joke about this. Someone might take me seriously.

Brian, aka Nanoc, aka Norski said...

All,

I suppose I shouldn't be sarcastic. There are very sincere people who really believe that the FBI killed Kennedy, the CIA blew up the World Trade Center, and now that Barack Obama was born in Kenya.

I'd take the allegations about Obama just a little more seriously, if believing them didn't require that I also believe that The News York Times, CNN, Fox News, The Los Angeles Times, AP, UPI, Reuters, and the entire Republican Party, were all in a vast conspiracy to get a Democrat elected to the presidency.

Right now, the rumors and crackpot lawsuits focus on the hope that Barack Obama isn't a 'regular American.'

Give this time, and I'm quite confident that stories will develop, about how They are behind it.

smrstrauss said...

Re Obama being born in Kenya:


If Obama had been born in Kenya, there would be a record of his mother arriving in Kenya in the archives of the Kenya government.

The critics of Obama, who allege that he was born in Kenya, have not shown anything like this. All they would have to do is to go to those files in Kenya and show that Obama’s mother had been in Kenya in 1961. But they have nothing.

I listened to the tape, and it is not clear that Obama's grandmother understood the question. The translator (who is also apparently a relative) says repeatedly that Obama was born in Hawaii. (And, as pointed out on this site earlier, she could have been referring to her son, who was also known as Barak Obama).

The officials in Hawaii say he was born in Hawaii.

The certificate (or certification, whatever) of live birth has been accepted as legal proof of Obama's birth in Hawaii by a court in Virginia. (Monday. See: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2123806/posts)

After Berg, several other cases against Obama on the natural born citizen issue were brought in other states.

While most of them just did what the Berg case did, which was to rule that Berg had no standing to sue, some of the others looked at the “evidence” - and concluded that the stuff was absurd.

In Ohio, for example the judge (magistrate) said:

“(Neal) presented no witnesses but himself. From that testimony, it is abundantly clear that the allegations in [Neal]’s complaint concerning “questions” about Senator Obama’s status as a “natural born citizen” are derived from Internet sources, the accuracy of which has not been demonstrated to either Defendant Brunner or this Magistrate … Given the paucity of evidence… this Magistrate cannot conclude that Defendant Brunner has abused her discretion in failing to launch an investigation into Senator Obama’s qualifications to hold the office of President of the United States. ” See:
http://www.oxfordpress.com/hp/content/oh/story/news/local/2008/10/31/ws103108obamasuit.html

In Virginia, which was just ruled on Monday, the judge went further and said that the certificate of live birth was good proof that Obama was born in Hawaii, and there was NO proof presented that he was born anywhere else.

Here is a report from a web posting that is not official, of course, but it seems accurate mainly because the fellow who posted it was AGAINST Obama. He is disappointed, but accepts the ruling. You can find this post at : (
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2123806/posts)

(Note that sometimes the author correctly puts COLB correctly and sometimes he types it as CLOB, but he means certificate of live birth throughout.)

Quotes:

The Court made the following findings:

1. The Certification of Live Birth presented to the court is unquestionably authentic.

The court noted that the certification had a raised seal from the state of Hawaii, had a stamp bearing the signature of the registrar of vital statistics. The court found “wholly unpersuasive” any of the internet claims that the birth certificate was altered in any way. Furthermore, the document itself was accompanied by an affidavit from the State Health Director (of Hawaii) verifying that the document is an authentic certification of live birth. The court held that there could be no doubt that the document was authentic unless one believed that the state of Hawaii’s health department were in on an elaborate and complex conspiracy – and that there is not a shred of evidence that this is the case.

2. The Certification of Live Birth establishes that Mr. Obama is a natural born citizen.

The affidavit of the State Health Director states that the information on the CLOB is identical to the information on the “vault” copy of the birth certificate, and that both documents establish that Mr. Obama was born in Honolulu. The Court noted that the CLOB is valid for all citizenship purposes. The court noted our argument that the COLB is not valid for determining citizenship, but referred us to Hawaiian law that states otherwise. “There is no difference between a certificate and a certification of live birth in the eyes of the state. For instance, either can be used to confirm U.S. citizenship to obtain a passport or state ID.” The court found that Hawaiian law makes the COLB valid for all purposes with the exception of determining native Hawaiian heritage for certain state and federal benefits. The court held that if Mr. Obama were born elsewhere and the birth registered in Hawaii, the “place of birth” line on the COLB would reflect that fact. The court stated that there could be no doubt that Mr. Obama was born in Hawaii and that any argument to the contrary was fanciful and relied on completely unsubstantiated internet rumors.

3. For that reason, 8 U.S.C. §1401(g), which at the relevant time provided as follows:

“The following shall be 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 ten years, at least five of which were after attaining the age of fourteen years:…..
is irrelevant to this matter, as Mr. Obama was conclusively born in Hawaii.

4. Mr. Obama did hold dual citizenship in the U.S. and Kenya until he became an adult. When Barack Obama Jr. was born Kenya was a British colony. As a Kenyan native, Barack Obama Sr. was a British subject whose citizenship status was governed by The British Nationality Act of 1948. That same act governed the status of Obama Sr.’s children: “British Nationality Act of 1948 (Part II, Section 5): Subject to the provisions of this section, a person born after the commencement of this Act shall be a citizen of the United Kingdom and Colonies by descent if his father is a citizen of the United Kingdom and Colonies at the time of the birth.” In other words, at the time of his birth, Barack Obama Jr. was both a U.S. citizen (by virtue of being born in Hawaii) and a citizen of the United Kingdom by virtue of being born to a father who was a citizen of the UK. Obama’s UK citizenship became an Kenyan citizenship on Dec. 12, 1963, when Kenya formally gained its independence from the United Kingdom. The court noted that Chapter VI, Section 87 of the Kenyan Constitution specifies that:

1. Every person who, having been born in Kenya, is on 11th December, 1963 a citizen of the United Kingdom and Colonies or a British protected person shall become a citizen of Kenya on 12th December, 1963…

2. Every person who, having been born outside Kenya, is on 11th December, 1963 a citizen of the United Kingdom and Colonies or a British protected person shall, if his father becomes, or would but for his death have become, a citizen of Kenya by virtue of subsection (1), become a citizen of Kenya on 12th December, 1963.
Thus the court held that as a citizen of the UK who was born in Kenya, Obama’s father automatically received Kenyan citizenship via subsection (1). So given that Obama qualified for citizen of the UK status at birth and given that Obama’s father became a Kenyan citizen via subsection (1), thus Obama did in fact have Kenyan citizenship in 1963.

However, the court further held that the Kenyan Constitution prohibits dual citizenship for adults. Kenya recognizes dual citizenship for children, but Kenya’s Constitution specifies that at age 21, Kenyan citizens who possesses citizenship in more than one country automatically lose their Kenyan citizenship unless they formally renounce any non-Kenyan citizenship and swear an oath of allegiance to Kenya. The court held that there was no evidence that Mr. Obama has ever renounced his U.S. citizenship or sworn an oath of allegiance to Kenya, his Kenyan citizenship automatically expired on Aug. 4, 1982.

The court held that there was no legal requirement that Mr. Obama renounce his Kenyan citizenship or affirm his U.S. citizenship in order to maintain his status as a natural born citizen.

5. Mr. Obama did not lose his U.S. Citizenship based on the acts of his parents, including adoption by an Indonesian citizen. The Court held that no action taken by the parents of an American child can strip that child of his citizenship. The court cited to the 1952 Immigration & Nationality Act, Title III, Chapter 3, Sections 349 and 355, which was in effect in the late 1960s when Obama went to Indonesia, and which stated that a minor does not lose his US citizenship upon the naturalization of his parents or any other actions of his parents, so long as the minor returns to the US and establishes permanent US residency before the age of 21. Thus the adoption of Obama did not serve to strip him of his U.S. citizenship. The fact that Indonesian law does not allow dual citizenship is irrelevant, as U.S. law controls. Furthermore, the Court held that traveling on a foreign passport does not strip an American of his citizenship. The Court noted first that there was no evidence that Mr. Obama traveled on an Indonesian passport (Mr. Berg and others we reached out to for evidence never provided any evidence of this claim or any other of the claims we could have used some proof of.) Nonetheless, the court held that such travel does not divest an American of his citizenship.

The Court makes other holdings and findings that I won’t bother you with here. Needless to say, the decision is wholly against us. The court finds the claims against Mr. Obama’s citizenship “wholly unpersuasive and bordering on the frivolous, especially in light of the complete absence of any first-hand evidence on any critical issue” and further classifies it as “conspiracy theory of the lowest sort, fueled by nothing than internet rumor and those who truly want to believe egging each other on.”

I like the part about “conspiracy theory of the lowest sort.”

Repeat: “The court held that if Mr. Obama were born elsewhere and the birth registered in Hawaii, the “place of birth” line on the COLB would reflect that fact. The court stated that there could be no doubt that Mr. Obama was born in Hawaii and that any argument to the contrary was fanciful and relied on completely unsubstantiated internet rumors.”

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