A Certificate of Live Birth Does Not Mean Obama Is a US Citizen
Posted under:General— @ 8:45 pm
The Hawaiian Certificate of Live Birth (COLB) is issued to families in which a child is born overseas.
by James Buchanan
Virtually everyone, who has argued that Obama does have US citizenship, has pointed to a Hawaiian document called a Certificate of Live Birth. A considerable controversy was raised over the document posted on FightTheSmears.com because it had several signs of being a forgery. A Hawaii state official came forward and stated that Obama’s COLB was genuine. There’s just one little problem: That document doesn’t prove that the named person was born in the US.
A website run by the state of Hawaii states “Amended certificates of birth may be prepared and filed with the Department of Health, as provided by law, for 1) a person born in Hawaii who already has a birth certificate filed with the Department of Health or 2) a person born in a foreign country.”
Now this is extremely interesting. The state of Hawaii will give a certificate of birth (apparently short for Certificate of Live Birth) in the case of a person born in a foreign country. Why would they do that? Well, most babies born overseas to American parents get US citizenship through the parents. The exception to this would be a child born to mixed parents (meaning one US parent and one foreigner) and if the American parent did not meet certain age and US residency requirements. Barack’s father was never a US citizen. Barack’s mother, Ann Dunham Obama, was under the minimum age, 19 years old, so she could not have transferred US citizenship to her baby.
Here is the law specified by the US State Department “Birth Abroad to One Citizen and One Alien Parent in Wedlock: A child born abroad to one U.S. citizen parent and one alien parent acquires U.S. citizenship at birth under Section 301(g) INA provided the citizen parent was physically present in the U.S. for the time period required by the law applicable at the time of the child’s birth…. For birth between December 24, 1952 and November 13, 1986, a period of ten years, five after the age of fourteen are required for physical presence in the U.S. to transmit U.S. citizenship to the child.”
This means Barack Obama Jr. would be a citizen of Kenya (assuming his grandmother is telling the truth when she says he was born over there). This also means that Barack Obama Jr. should have had to apply for US citizenship, which he never did. Basically, Barack’s mother scammed US citizenship for her son playing fast and loose with the rules and taking advantage of a sloppy state bureaucracy.
Then there’s that other little matter of Barack Obama living in Indonesia from 1967 to 1971, being adopted by his Indonesian step-father and becoming an Indonesian citizen. Obama is believed to have had an Indonesian passport (possibly from 1971 through 1986) which he used to travel to Indonesia, Pakistan and Kenya. Even if Obama had US citizenship, he would have lost it when he became a citizen of Indonesia.
The youtube video of Obama’s grandmother saying that he was born in Kenya and the youtube video of a Kenyan ambassador also stating that Obama was born in Kenya should provide reasonable doubt to any open-minded person looking into this issue. And why would Obama arrogantly try to brush off all these requests for his original US birth certificate and spend thousands of dollars on lawyers –unless he didn’t have one?
Most likely the state of Hawaii introduced the COLB so that babies born to US parents overseas would have a document they could use to get a driver’s license, a Social Security number and to enroll in US public schools. Unfortunately, giving COLBs to all families with a foreign born child will result in some non-citizens getting them (like Obama). It seems likely that the DNC was fooled by the Hawaiian COLB and now they are in “cover up mode” as the liberal media assists them in trying to trample the Constitution and give America it’s first illegal alien president.