You’ve made an important point: we don’t know much of anything about Obama’s background or his family. Almost everything we’ve been told is his story — and we know how honest and straightforward The One is, don’t we? Open and transparent, eh?
Other than some evidence that Stanley Ann and the child were in Washington state in the late summer/fall of 1961, there are no known witnesses or evidence as to her whereabouts from the fall of 1960 until she returned to Hawaii with a child in 1962.
No evidence of a pregnancy, or a birth. No reason, other than his word, that Obama was born in August, 1961. No evidence that the parents were legally married or that Obama Sr. is the boy’s biological father.
Throw out everything you’ve been told or read. List only those facts that can be backed up with evidence.
There’s not much there. What is there, the stray document or picture, often contradicts the story he’s told us or raises more questions. Lots of inconsistencies.
It’s a tantalizing and frustrating puzzle, and I, as a patriotic American, resent it. This guy has gone to great lengths to hide his past from us, and that is wrong.
Wrong — and likely to backfire one of these days. There are too many people looking, and too many loose ends, and someone, somewhere, who knows.
We have the divorce papers, and people who were never legally married don't get divorced. And long-established law is that the child of a marriage is the legal child of both partners of the marriage, no matter who the biological father is.