Skip to comments.Is Obama's candidacy even constitutional?
Posted on 06/11/2008 9:15:05 AM PDT by Hal1950
Bloggers are raising questions about Illinois Sen. Barack Obama's qualifications to be U.S. president, because of the secrecy over his birth certificate and the requirement presidents be "natural-born" U.S. citizens.
Jim Geraghty, reporting on the Campaign Spot, cited the "unlikely" but still circulating rumor that Obama was born not within the United States, but elsewhere, possibly Kenya.
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Wasn’t he born at an early age?
World Net Daily will never publish anything that even RESEMBLES Breaking News.
If they said the sun was going to rise tomorrow, I'd check another source to be sure.
He’s a DemoRat so he won’t have to release anything.
Remember Slick Willy’s medical records and John Kerry’s military records?
No, neither do I.
With World Nut Daily and SnewsMax as sources, who needs enemies?
Even if born in Kenya, he qualifites because of his American-citizen mother. Anyway, the American people would never stand for a challenge to their Oprah’s Obama on constitutional grounds. Oprah means more to them than the Constitution.
If we, Republicans/Conservatives waste our time on crap like this as a way to beat Obama, we might as well swear him in now and be done with it! Geeez!
What I don’t understand is why he won’t release such a basic document as a birth certificate.
It should be simple to do. Ordinary Americans are sometimes asked to provide a birth certificate for trivial reasons. But Obama wants to run for the highest office in the land and he can’t provide such a simple document?
Did the dog eat it up or something?
I thought Obama was born of a virgin.
Yeah. It’s all breaking over there.
False. While he would be an american citizen, he would not be a natural born citizen if born in Kenya.
Oh, and further, his mother would have had to do some paperwork to get Barack his American citizenship if he was born outside of America.
WorldNutDaily is unrealiable?
McCain was born in the Canal Zone..
2. McCain was born in the Canal Zone, now part of Canada, but then part of the US.
I believe that same might be said of the Supreme Court.
I’m still waiting for the Michelle “Whitey” video....
I would have voted for Groucho.
Which is American soil.
Now, had McCains mother been out and about in Panama, went into labor, and he was born in a Panamainian hospital instead of on the military base, he would be ineligible to run for President.
I would have voted for Groucho.
They are evry bit as reliable as Debka.
Everything else about B.O. HUSSEIN turns out to be a Fraud, now We have a “Secret Birth Certificate?” and We know not where the Idiot was actually born?? B.O. HUSSEIN is truly the “ MAGIC UNKNOWN MESSIAH!!” Only a Demorat could get away with this hookus pookus. :-)
You're kidding, right?
So, his mother being from Kansas, had Obama been born at an Antartic research facility, he would still be eligible? The answer is no.
You can't release what you don't have. Bet he was born off-shore.
At least a broken clock is right twice a day :-)
If you are born overseas to a US citizen, you are yourself a natural born citizen. George Romney was born in Mexico to US citizens, and nobody questioned his qualifications when he ran for President in ‘68.
He is eligible since his Next-door-step-neighbor-in-law-uncle-on-his-mother’s-side was in the United States Navy and liberated Nazi Death Camps in World War II while on super secret undercover assignment with the Red Army.
“Remember Slick Willys medical records”
Let’s not forget Obama. He released a Doctor’s note stating he is able to run for office. This after the Democrats demanded the release of McCains and then complained that his mental health records weren’t part of the release.
Mom was 18 yrs. old when she had Barry, and there seems to be a part of the natural citizen clause about the age of the mother and the number of yrs. All very confusing right now, but it seems very odd to not release a seemingly trivial thing like a birth certificate. Barry even says in his book that he has never seen the marriage certificate of his parents because he was afraid to look. Translation: there isn’t one and Barry is illegitimate. IMHO, of course.
There have been several posts that if the mother is under age 18, certain rules apply, it's not automatic.
World Net Daily just parrots the latest news from other sources.
But this is an IMPORTANT question.
Why does Obama refuse to release his birth records? Or a dozen other important records?
Was he really born in Hawaii on the date he claims? Was his mother’s marriage actually legal? Is he an American citizen at all? Or a naturalized citizen, which would not qualify him to run for the presidency?
It is incumbent upon Obama to make these facts public, since he MAY be constitutionally forbidden to run for the presidency. Has he even given this information to the proper election authorities?
What is he hiding? Maybe nothing, but there’s nothing paranoid about demanding that he should confirm the relevant facts from the public records, if he intends to run for the presidency.
how do We know that his alleged Mother is really his Mother?
He may have been born of the Kenyan Mother or one of his Father’s other wives and/or girlfriends? To find that there is NO BIRTH CERTIFICATE defies every law in Our books, but I am sure it is accordance with Shia Law!
Thats one of the problems, there has actually never been a court determination of a persons eligibility based on place of birth.
“Even if born in Kenya, he qualifites because of his American-citizen mother.”
Dems challenged McCain’s status because he was born while his father was stationed off American soil. They said the rules were that he had to be born on American soil.
At the time that Obama was born, there was no such provision, and if one of the parents was NOT a US citizen and the child was born outside of US jurisdiction, then the child would have to go through the naturalizaton process.
Quite honestly, I see no reason to believe that Obama was not born in the US, so I think this is a false issue.
had McCains mother been out and about in Panama, went into labor, and he was born in a Panamainian hospital instead of on the military base, he would be ineligible to run for President.
All he needed was a certificate from the nearest US Consulate that he was born to TWO United States Citizens and he would still be Native born.
The laws for illegitimate children or children of a single US parent, are different then for those that are born to two US citizens joined in wedlock.
It's a great debate and really eyeopening to those that wish to explore the roots of citizenship.
A little knowledge is a dangerous thing for some people.
You’re absolutely correct - this is an utter and complete waste of time/bandwidth and will go absolutely no where.
They didn’t have the Internet way back then!
I agree. This is a bunch of smoke blowing, and if this is all we have to defeat him, just have Cheney resign, Bush appoint him VP, and then Bush resign and inaugurate him now.
Until someone produces actual, hard evidence that points to his being born elsewhere, this rumor mongering should stop.
I think it says he’s WHITE.
BC lists ethnicity/race of father and Obama would have to explain why his Kenyan father called himself "Arab" instead of "Negro." Muslim Kenyans, although black in color, thought themselves better than the negros and were often slavers.
I think this is a false alarm with BO, as I don't think his 18 year old mother would have flown to Kenya in the early 1960s to give birth, away from her own family.
I have never seen a US birth certificate list a religion.