Skip to comments.Obama's Literary Agent in 1991 Booklet: 'Born in Kenya and raised in Indonesia and Hawaii'
Posted on 05/17/2012 10:58:09 AM PDT by AtlasStalled
Breitbart News has obtained a promotional booklet produced in 1991 by Barack Obama's then-literary agency, Acton & Dystel, which touts Obama as "born in Kenya and raised in Indonesia and Hawaii."
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Historical practice confirms that birth on soil that is under the sovereignty of the United States, but not within a State, satisfies the Natural Born Citizen Clause. For example, Vice President Charles Curtis was born in the territory of Kansas on January 25, 1860 one year before Kansas became a State. Because the Twelfth Amendment requires that Vice Presidents possess the same qualifications as Presidents, the service of Vice President Curtis verifies that the phrase natural born Citizen includes birth outside of any State but within U.S. territory. Similarly, Senator Barry Goldwater was born in Arizona before its statehood, yet attained the Republican Partys presidential nomination in 1964. And Senator Barack Obama was born in Hawaii on August 4, 1961 not long after its admission to the Union on August 21, 1959. We find it inconceivable that Senator Obama would have been ineligible for the Presidency had he been born two years earlier.
Essentially, when you read the entire opinion, you can be a "natural born citizen thru jus sanguinis OR jus solis. You don't need both. That is Tribe and Olson's opinion. SCOTUS has yet to rule on it in connection with eligibility to be President. We desperately need a decision on this issue given the changing demographics of this country fueled by immigration.
Minor vs Happersett is the closest settled law that I know of on the subject.
The point was SR 511 and who signed off on it, you're right about force of law of the resolution but why was it necessary to begin with?
Also note the use of the term parents in it.
BTW, meant to say thank you for your service!
I agree, but also your congressman, state senators, Gov., election officials.
It’s beginning to take traction.
I agree, but we still need SCOTUS to put this matter to rest.
Gone entirely as of 2004.
You seem to be missing the point. The reason I mentioned anchor babies and the growing foreign born population of the US is because of the urgency to resolve it. There are over 15 million green card holders running around this country. They are having children as well. Can their offspring born in the US be eligible to be President?
Politics. (Frank Abagnale, Jr. style)
All of your points are well said. Ironically, Rush just today explained that the sky is, in fact, blue.
I read Sinclair’s book. The details are in there down to the last freckle.
Agreement and you have been typing this, thus will give credit where credit is due, and I too will Thank You for your service. The fear of this issue is the one thing which bothers me most. Without the media will tell Americans all which has been dug up about this man Obama, yet instead will vet anyone who questions this issue to the hilt, there is something which has been lost of our nation's sanity(imho). Even though level playing fields do not exist (anywhere) one would think politicians would be vetted for the good of keeping our nation great. Guess not.
The uber-liberal New York Magazine reports:
Breitbart.com, as part of its continuing quest to bring you the stories the mainstream media refuses to report on, or else has already reported on but without the requisite paranoid hysteria, has a breathtaking new blockbuster exclusive: Barack Obama's literary agent created a promotional booklet in 1991 that described him as having been "born in Kenya."There's a bit more at the link plus 202 comments and counting. I haven't looked at the comments yet but I would guess that NY Mag has more left-wing posters than we do here at FR.
Ummm, you’re not paying attention. I already pointed out that Tribe was Obama’s adviser. Why on Earth are we to think he would write an opinion that would prevent Obama from being eligible for office?? Eighteen Supreme Court justices agreed on an exclusive definition of natural-born citizen: all children born in the country to citizen parents. It requires both jus soli and jus sanguinis. It jibes with the Law of Nations. The Supreme Court is the nation’s highest judicial authority and it outweighs the opinions of Obama’s campaign adviser.
i guess this proves Obama is a liar. Either then or now. Which is it Barry?
American anthropologist? Finance Minister? I think we can assume that the author just made stuff up he thought would sell.
I almost choked when I saw that and checked your link. I didn't hear his show today and had no idea he had said that.