Barack Obama’s Birth Certificate

Barack Obama's Birth Certificate

I’ve never really been interested in where Barack Obama was born.  I don’t care if he was born in Kenya or Indonesia or Hawaii.  I would care if he was born at Monticello as a direct descendant of Thomas Jefferson.  If Barack Obama was my own baby brother I would still call him a liar and a thief.

Up to this point, I’ve ignored all of the people who are arguing that Barry Obama was born outside of the United States and is therefore not eligible to be the President.  If Barry were to resign tomorrow, the country would be in the hands of that idiot Joe Biden.  That’s not really an improvement.

The Birther Movement Is Obama’s Fault by Tommy De Seno of JustifiedRight really changed my views on this issue.

A few excerpts from Tom’s excellent article:

The reason why people still question Obama’s citizen status is one-fold: “President Transparency” has refused to release any original documents on the matter. He can end the controversy in a day by releasing original documents, but for some inexplicable reason he refuses, and his love-struck media never asks him why he won’t.

The issue is the subject of several lawsuits, which only seek a peek at original documents. Can anyone explain why it is smarter for Obama to spend tens of thousands of dollars and man-hours defending the suits, when he can win the lawsuit for free by showing the original documents?

The Birth Certificate: The certificate put on the Internet by Obama and held up by the media was created in 2007. In the lower left corner of the form there is reference to a Hawaiian statute that was revised in November of 2001, and if you look closely at the front you can see bleeding through from the back the date stamp from 2007 when the document was created. It’s just a certification that an original does exist. The Birthers say: “Then show us the original.” Obama says, “No.” Why?

School Records: The Birthers believe that Obama’s records from college and graduate school will show he matriculated as a foreign born student. This is easy – shut them up by releasing them! Obama’s response? “No.” Why?

Financial Aid Records: Barack Obama relishes his own personal Sonia Sotomayor-like story of how he came from a broken home and pulled himself up by his own bootstraps. But he refuses to show how his very expensive tuition from Occidental College, Columbia University and Harvard Law School were paid for. The Birthers believe the records will show Obama received financial aid as a foreign born student. Obama says they won’t. Not to sound like a broken record, but releasing the records will end the controversy, and Obama refuses to do so. Why?

The entire article is well worth reading.  Go have a look and it may change your mind as it did mine.

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smrstrauss1
smrstrauss1

Obama has released the official COPIES, which are all that Hawaii or any state sends out. He cannot release the originals because those are kept in the files in Hawaii (or any state) and are never sent out because, duh, they have to keep the original. BTW, Mitt Romney also showed only a COPY of his official short form birth certificate from Michigan, not the original (and no officials in Michigan have confirmed that they sent that document to Romney---in contrast to Hawaii where four officials of both parties, including the former Republican governor of the state, a strong supporter of Sarah Palin---have repeatedly confirmed that they sent the short form and long form birth certificates to Obama and that all the acts, repeat ALL THE FACTS on the copy that the White House put online, are exactly the same as on what they sent to him.


The fact that Hawaii issued a birth certificate for Obama in 1961 (when Hawaii was not allowed by its law to issue birth certificates to children born outside of Hawaii) is ALSO confirmed by the public Index Data file and the birth notice in the “Health Bureau Statistics” section of the newspapers (which ONLY the DOH could send birth notices to) and by the INS inspector who checked on Obama’s father’s status and wrote: “one child, born in Honolulu”---and by the Hawaii teacher who wrote home about Stanley having a baby.


And there is no indication whatever that Obama’s mother even had a passport in 1961, and very very few 18-year-olds did at the time, and EXTREMELY few women traveled abroad in the last few months of pregnancy. Yet birthers hope a few GULLIBLE people will just assume that both of those happened and that Obama’s birth certificate is forged and that the officials of both parties are lying, and that the Index Data and the birth notices are forged, and that the INS inspector made an error in his “one child, born in Honolulu” note, and that the teacher who wrote home was lying. But you’d have to be terribly GULLIBLE to think that all of that happened.


Daniel P.
Daniel P.

Thought your information concerning the Barack Obama birth certificate was interesting. Also, not sure if you heard about this: The Hawaiian government was contacted about the birth certificate. They will neither confirm or deny it is an legitimate government. Simply more info for you.

Norma
Norma

I choose to believe his PATERNAL GRANDMOTHER, who stated to three different interpreters that she was proud to have been in the delivery room (in Kenya) the day Barack Obama was born. In addition, the people of her village also said how proud they were that a man, born in Kenya, could become the President of the United States. The dems. answered this by stating that the interpreter did not get it right.....but....three (3) interpreters didn't get it right.......Give me a break. She made the statement at least 3 times to at least 3 different interpreters, and we are not to believe that she knows what she is talking about..........RIGHT? Here is what I would like to see......1. Release the real birth certificate!.....2. Release his entrance paperwork from college!....3. Release his true grades!.... 4. Show who paid for all his college fees and costs!....and 5. GET GRANDMA OUT OF HIDING, AND GET HER TO TELL THE TRUTH ONE MORE TIME!

Antonio Cobile
Antonio Cobile

My Hawaiian-born father was 89 years old when he passed away in July this year. I assisted by mother in putting away and securing documents which happen to include copy of his original birth certificate issued by Hawaii Department of Health. The certificate appears to be a form printed by a print plant and all entries including hospital name, address, doctor's name, father's name, occupation & citizenship, mother's name, occupation & citizenship, time of birth, date of birth, etc, were all handwritten. On the reverse side of the form is the seal of the Hawaii Dept of Health. Also the seal has a signature over it (appears to be of the registrar's) and an annotation stating that the certifcate is a certified copy of the original. What Obama showed us is supposedly a Cerificate of Live Birth printed in Laserjet or Inkjet with no seal or signature that can attest or affirm the information being posted or printed. Furthermore, I couldn't care less about what the governor of Hawaii or any other politician have said about B.O.'s birthplace. If B.O. really cares about our country, he would not hesitate one bit to show his birth certificate if he really has one that states he was born in the United States. One more thing, before his grandmother passed away in Hawaii, why do you think B.O. banned all media from visiting or interviewing her. One answer: "He knows that she was the only one left alive who knew well about his true birth place"! We all must wake up before it's irreversibly too late! B.O. as well as his henchmen are played by the "puppet master" who's hell-bent in bringing our coutnry down to the ground!!! B.O. as he is, will never have an iota of "patriotic" feeling for our country to protect or defend us from potential economic demise. I highly suggest research the name "George Soros". FYI, he's descretely known to be a frequent visitor to the current White (Pink) House! Also, as a side note, Van Jones is one of Soros' henchmen! If you really care about our country, perhaps it's time for you to see or know it for yourself!

Bo Time
Bo Time

Always two sides of the story until one discovers the truth.

pops in colorado
pops in colorado

Its amazing how much ignorance there is on this subject. Some of us were paying attention several months before the election when a commercial came on the tube (i was doing my dishes at the time). The commercial was of Barack and his wife and children sitting in a tight group, Barack started talking about how great this country is when a person such as himself could become president even though he was born in Africa. When I heard it I nearly hit the floor. It was sunday and I couldnt get in touch with anyone that would listen. Unfortunately by monday the corruption of the media had already taken place. Quit bitching and help me find a copy of the commercial and we can end this corrupt coverup. It was on CBS.

Mike in Mass
Mike in Mass

Mountain Jack, Please lay off the Rocky Mountain Oysters. They are affecting your thinking. The country of Kenya is not a reliable source, and I’d also like to see your reference. If you'd like to see what a real Birth Certificate looks like; Please Google the Nordyke Twins. Believe it or not, they were born in Hawaii, at the same hospital and within only hours of what Obama claims to be his birth place and time. What’s also interesting is how Obama’s Mama at 18 year old, gave birth in Hawaii on Aug 4th, and then only 2 weeks later was enrolled at the U of Washington in Seattle attending classes with a mixed race newborn. AND Obama’s Dad was writing letters back home around the same time and failed to mention his newly wed status to a second wife (as a polygamist) and newborn son in Hawaii. But he DOES ask that his wife and kids in Kenya be taken care of as needed. Quote from the Wizard of Oz – “Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain”.

Chester
Chester

RE: “… how to avoid the brain damaged Biden as President…..Since he was never legally replaced, GW Bush should return to the office of president to function as interim president until an emergency election can be held…” The law clearly states that the VP should be interim Prez, if the Prez is disqualified, until Congress decides what to do. GW does not come into the picture. Joe is not as calculating as Mr. Transparency, but at least likes his country and he is nbc. He could not do much damage in a couple of months or so, as interim Prez.

Mountain Jack
Mountain Jack

You have to be kidding. The document you refer to has already been debunked several times. Nice try. The fact is that Obama's mama was NEVER in Kenya. Who says so? The Kenyan govt. His father was not in Kenya in 1961 or at any time until he returned there in 1965. Why not try something unique -- like FACTS?

B. Steadman
B. Steadman

Many good patriots have pointed to the "dual citizenship" status of Obama at birth as being a cause for his ineligibility. Unfortunately, there exists considerable doubt that the Supreme Court would rule in support of this obviously valid conclusion. In fact, on December 5, 2008, the Supreme Court denied an application for an emergency stay that sought to block Barack Obama from being sworn in. In that case, the Court denied a petition for certiorari from a New Jersey man who claimed that since Obama had dual nationality at birth, he could not fulfill the requirements as set by the constitution that the President must be a "natural born citizen". Again, just this morning, we have learned that POTUS has denied a similar petition for certiorari from attorney Mario Apuzzo in the Kerchner case. This is a tragic state of affairs, but it may well be the reality we are facing. I prefer to pursue the "Birth in Kenya" route as a more reliable way of removing Obama from office. Virtually everyone agrees that, with a birth on foreign soil, a father who was not a US citizen, and a mother who at age 18 was not old enough under the laws in effect at the time to confer US citizenship on her newborn, that OBAMA IS INDEED INELIGIBLE TO HOLD THE OFFICE OF POTUS! Barack Obama was born August 4, 1961 at the Coast Province General Hospital in Mombasa, Kenya. A high resolution copy of his Kenyan birth certificate is available for free download at WasObamaBornInKenya.com We must DEMAND THAT CONGRESS fully investigate Obama's serious violation of the Constitution.

Sally Hill
Sally Hill

THAT is the information that made you sit up and notice our illegitimate President? OMG! I could care less what his original BC says (however I appreciate that you acknowledge that one exists!). I could care less how he got into school and who paid for the tuition. I could care less about any of his sealed documents. And it would seem that you could care less about the only real issue that matters----to the Constitution. His father was a British Citizen at Obama's birth; thus making Obama a dual citizen at birth which renders him ineligible to be President because his not a natural born citizen. He has dual allegiances, which apparently don't concern you. Which country is he loyal to? His answer to that question does make any difference whatsoever. It's the question that matters. That is a question that should NEVER EVER have to be asked of ANY president of the US. E V E R !! I agree that his sealed records will more than likely reveal unsavory information; information that Obama would prefer to keep from prying eyes. However, none of it would make him ineligible to be POTUS. It might raise issues about his ethics and morals, or a possible criminal background, but not about his eligibility for the office he now holds. I'm glad that De Seno's article opened your eyes to a very serious issue, but you have opened your eyes for the wrong reasons. None of what you are concerned about makes any difference to the Constitution. The Constitution clearly states that POTUS needs to be a NBC and Obama clearly is not, even by his own admission. I commend your concern, just be concerned for the right reasons.

jai
jai

Every theory of Obama's birthplace is founded on the obviously and admittedly fictionalized autobiography, "Dreams from My Father" The birth place is a red herring to distract us from the fact that no matter where Obama was born, by his own admission, he will never meet the requirements of "natural born citizen" explicit in the U.S. Constitution. Wake up! By his own admission, his father was not an American citizen, thus no matter where he was born, he will NEVER be natural born no matter where he was born because as is obvious in the papers of John Jay and other constittional drafters, to be natural born one must be born of parents, both of whom were American citizens and by his own admission, Obama's father was a Brittish citizen from Kenya. This has been adequately debated, however, and the issue now is how to avoid the brain damaged Biden as President. Since Obama was fraudulently and illegally elected, he was never legally President. Therefore, he does not deserve the legal procedure of impeachment. Instead, he should be forced to cooperate with a congressional investigation, charged, indicted, found guilty, and JAILED like any other American. If it is discovered that he is not an American citizen, he should be deported to his country of origin, to probably be executed or at least never to be heard from again. Since he was never legally replaced, GW Bush should return to the office of president to function as interim president until an emergency election can be held. It is the only way to peacefully and logically replace a criminal and possibly the only way to avoid the bloody civil war Obama would love to see us plunge into.

smrstrauss1
smrstrauss1

@Daniel P. The Hawaii government has confirmed that the birth certificate was sent to Obama and that all the FACTS on the copy the White House put online are exactly the same as on what they sent to him. It is pretty nutty to think that the Department of Health of Hawaii would attempt to confirm the authenticity of a IMAGE of one of their birth certificates. When a document is on SECURITY PAPER, the image is SUPPOSED to look different from the original; that is what security paper does---and different images vary depending on how the copy was made. So, duh, Hawaii has never confirmed the image of the document, only the FACTS on it. Here are SOME of the many confirmations:


Here are the confirmations of the officials of BOTH parties in Hawaii, repeated confirmations (and by the way, the one to the secretary of state of Arizona, a conservative Republican, was ACCEPTED by the secretary of state of Arizona, who then put Obama on the ballot):

http://www.obamaconspiracy.org/2013/01/heres-the-birth-certificate/


Here is the confirmation by the former governor of Hawaii, Linda Lingle, a Republican (and a friend of Sarah Palin’s), that says that Obama was born in Hawaii, in Kapiolani Hospital:

http://voices.washingtonpost.com/right-now/2010/05/hawaii_gov_lingle_answers_the.html


smrstrauss1
smrstrauss1

@Norma :

No she didn't. The story that she did WAS MADE UP BY BIRTHER SITES. In fact, she said repeatedly in the taped interview that OBAMA WAS BORN IN HAWAII. Birther sites just cut off the tape recordings on  their sites just before she said it so that nobody who visited their sites could learn what she  really said. Oh, and there were TWO more interviews with the Kenyan grandmother, and in one of them said that the first that her family in Kenya had heard of Obama's birth was in a LETTER FROM HAWAII, and in the other she said that Obama was not born in Kenya (which, BTW, is what the Kenyan government said too---but of course birther sites did not show you that---I wonder why not??)

Here is an account of how birther sites treated the Kenyan grandmother telephone interview and their failure to carry  the other two interviews with her:


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barack_Obama_citizenship_conspiracy_theories


Here is the report of what the Kenyan government said about Obama's place of birth:



http://washingtonindependent.com/53654/forged …    


Here is something else that the birther sites did not report:


http://www.obamaconspiracy.org/2011/04/kapiol

Also they did not report that the US Immigration and Naturalization Service report for the year that Obama was born shows that only 21 people---twenty-one---came to the USA from Kenya that year, and that of the 21, all but one came by SHIP. (And at the time there no regular ships from Kenya to Hawaii---making the story that Obama and his mother took that trip highly unlikely------to say the least.)

In any case, Obama's Kenyan grandmother DID NOT SAY he was born in Kenya, and neither did any other relative. Birther sites just made that story up. 



smrstrauss1
smrstrauss1

@Antonio Cobile :

Obama's birth certificate---both the short form and the long form---are not the originals. Those are in the files in Hawaii (as BCs are in all states) and are never sent out (as is the practice in all states). What Hawaii and other states send out are official copies on security paper, and they do so whenever people lose their originals and ask for copies, which is what Obama did in 2007 and 2011, and the short-form is a computer-generated document on modern security paper with current raised seal attached---which is what it is supposed to be. Why didn't Obama show the original that was sent to his family when he was born? Because they LOST IT. People do lose things. BTW, Mitt Romney also showed a computer-generated short form because he also could not lay hands on the one that was sent to his family. Unlike Obama, however, Mitt Romney's Michigan birth certificate did not have the confirmation by the officials of the state that they sent it to him, much less the Index Data file and the birth notices in the "Health Bureau Statistics" section of the newspapers which further confirms that the state issued the birth certificate.

smrstrauss1
smrstrauss1

@pops in colorado said: "when a person such as himself could become president even though he was born in Africa."

Answer: He never said it. You have a nutty memory. (However, there HAVE been various videos on YouTube that allege that Obama said "I was born in Kenya." But (1) you cannot see his mouth move; (2) the originals of the videos have been found, and the words "born in Kenya" are not in them-------in other words, those are forged videos.) They are forged for the same reason that birther sites have shown THREE forged "Kenyan birth certificates" and for the same reason that birther sites did not show their readers that the Kenyan government has said that it investigated the "born in Kenya" story------and that it is not true. 

Seth
Seth

You've got to be kidding me. Way to many ignorant people in the world.

smrstrauss1
smrstrauss1

@Mike in Mass: There is an interview with Obama's Kenyan grandmother in which she says that they did indeed receive a letter from Obama senior, and in it was the first news they had that Obama was born.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barack_Obama_citizenship_conspiracy_theories (see footnote 65.)


But that is only a small part of the proof that Obama was born in Hawaii. 


 Obama's birth in Hawaii has been proven by: (1) his Hawaii birth certificate; (2) the repeated confirmation of their sending it to Obama and all the facts on it being the same as what they sent by the officials of BOTH parties in Hawaii; (3) the public Index Data file; (4) the birth notices sent to the Hawaii newspapers by the DOH of Hawaii in 1961 (and ONLY the DOH could send birth notices to that section of the papers, and it only did so for births IN Hawaii); (5) the Hawaii teacher who wrote home to her father, named Stanley, after hearing of the birth of a child to a woman NAMED STANLEY from the head of obstetrics at Kapiolani Hospital; (6) the INS inspector who checked on Obama's father's residence status and wrote: "They have one child, born in HONOLULU."


Oh, and in regards to the normal birther forgery CLAIM:

http://www.obamaconspiracy.org/2013/11/blogger-shows-obama-birth-certificate-artifacts-caused-by-xerox-machine-no-joy-in-birtherville/



smrstrauss1
smrstrauss1

@Chester has shown why Ann Coulter, Glenn Beck and the National Review have all called birthers CRAZY.

smrstrauss1
smrstrauss1

@B. Steadman


There is nothing in the Constitution that forbids a dual citizen WHEN THEY ARE ADULTS from becoming president, much less one whose dual citizenship status lapsed years ago. In fact, Thomas Jefferson and James Madison were dual citizens WHEN THEY WERE PRESIDENT owing to the fact that they had been made full voting citizens of France by the French Assembly during the French Revolution.


The meaning of Natural Born citizen is neither affected by dual citizenship nor even by the foreign citizenship of one or even two parents at the time of birth. It relates to birth on US soil:



“What is a natural born citizen? Clearly, someone born within the United States or one of its territories is a natural born citizen.” (Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on OCTOBER 5, 2004)--Senator Orrin G. Hatch (R-UT).


“Under the longstanding English common-law principle of jus soli, persons born within the territory of the sovereign (other than children of enemy aliens or foreign diplomats) are citizens from birth. Thus, those persons born within the United States are "natural born citizens" and eligible to be President. Much less certain, however, is whether children born abroad of United States citizens are "natural born citizens" eligible to serve as President ..."---- Edwin Meese, et al, THE HERITAGE GUIDE TO THE CONSTITUTION (2005) [Edwin Meese was Ronald Reagan’s attorney general, and the Heritage Foundation is a well-known Conservative organization.]

"Some birthers imagine that there is a difference between being a “citizen by birth” or a “native citizen” on the one hand and a “natural born” citizen on the other. “Eccentric” is too kind a word for this notion, which is either daft or dishonest. All three terms are identical in meaning."---The Wall Street Journal (http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970204619004574322281597739634.html?KEYWORDS=obama+%22natural+born+citizen%22+minor+happersett)

"Every child born in the United States is a natural-born United States citizen except for the children of diplomats.”---Senator Lindsay Graham (December 11, 2008 letter to constituents)

And there have now been EIGHT state court rulings on Obama alone, and one federal court ruling on Obama, and one more state court ruling on McCain. All TEN of them said that the meaning of Natural Born Citizen was defined by the US Supreme Court in the Wong Kim Ark case, and that the Wong Kim Ark case said that the meaning of Natural Born came from the common law (as Meese also said), and that it referred to the place of birth (as Meese, Hatch and Graham all say), and that every child born in the USA except for the children of foreign diplomats is a Natural Born US Citizen.

More reading on the subject:

http://www.fredthompsonsamerica.com/2012/07/31/is-rubio-eligible/

http://www.economist.com/blogs/democracyinamerica/2012/02/birtherism-2012

http://www.obamabirthbook.com/http:/www.obamabirthbook.com/2012/04/vattel-and-natural-born-citizen/


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Natural-born-citizen_clause_of_the_U.S._Constitution

http://tesibria.typepad.com/whats_your_evidence/scotus-natural-born-citizen-a-compendium.html

smrstrauss1
smrstrauss1

@Sally Hill :

See above. Moreover on the subject of allegiances and "dual allegiances." There are quotations from  the writers of the Constitution that held that a person can have only one allegiance, and that the criterion for determining that allegiance was THE PLACE OF BIRTH. 

Seth
Seth

He held both U.S. and Kenyan citizenship as a child, but lost his Kenyan citizenship automatically on his 23rd birthday. The Rocky Mountain News did in fact run an online article asserting that Barack Obama holds both American and Kenyan citizenship. The article was incorrect, and the paper removed the item from the article and ran a correction. The paper's editor, John Temple, formally apologized for the error in an Aug. 15, 2007, column. Neither the correction nor the apology has prevented the column from circulating across the Internet as part of the latest set of baseless rumors that Obama is ineligible to run for president.

smrstrauss1
smrstrauss1

@jai 

See above. Moreover:

 Hollander v. McCain (New Hampshire 2008) ruling: “Those born “in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof,” U.S. Const., amend. XIV, have been considered American citizens under American law in effect since the time of the founding, United States v. Wong Kim Ark, 169 U.S. 649, 674-75 (1898), and thus eligible for the presidency..."

Ankeny v. Governor of Indiana (Indiana 2008 – Appellate Court) ruling: “Based upon the language of Article II, Section 1, Clause 4 and the guidance provided by Wong Kim Ark, we conclude that persons born within the borders of the United States are “natural born Citizens” for Article II, Section 1 purposes, regardless of the citizenship of their parents.”

Tisdale v. Obama (Virginia federal court 2012) ruling: “It is well settled that those born in the United States are considered natural born citizens.”

Purpura v. Obama (New Jersey 2012) ruling: “No court, federal, state or administrative, has accepted the challengers’ position that Mr. Obama is not a “natural born Citizen” due to the acknowledged fact that his father was born in Kenya and was a British citizen by virtue of the then applicable British Nationality Act. Nor has the fact that Obama had, or may have had, dual citizenship at the time of his birth and thereafter been held to deny him the status of natural born. It is unnecessary to reinvent the wheel here. … The petitioners’ legal position on this issue, however well intentioned, has no merit in law. Thus, accepting for the point of this issue that Mr. Obama was born in Hawaii, he is a ‘natural born Citizen’ regardless of the status of his father.”

Voeltz v. Obama (Florida 2012) ruling: “However, the United States Supreme Court has concluded that ‘[e]very person born in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, becomes at once a citizen of the United States. ‘Other courts that have considered the issue in the context of challenges to the qualifications of candidates for the office of President of the United States have come to the same conclusion."

Allen v. Obama (Arizona 2012) ruling: “Most importantly, Arizona courts are bound by United States Supreme Court precedent in construing the United States Constitution, Arizona v. Jay J. Garfield Bldg. Co. , 39 Ariz. 45, 54, 3 P.2d 983, 986(1931), and this precedent fully supports that President Obama is a natural born citizen under the Constitution and thus qualified to hold the office of President. … Contrary to Plaintiff’s assertion, Minor v. Happersett, 88 U.S. 162 (1874), does not hold otherwise.”


Farrar (et al.) v. Obama (Georgia 2012) ruling: “In 2009, the Indiana Court of Appeals (“Indiana Court”) addressed facts and issues similar to those before this court. [Ankeny] v. Governor, 916 N.E.2d (Ind. Ct. App. 2009). … The Indiana Court rejected the argument that Mr. Obama was ineligible, stating that children born within the United States are natural born citizens, regardless of the citizenship of their parents. … This Court finds the decision and analysis of [Ankeny] persuasive.”

And on October 1, 2012, the US Supreme Court turned down an appeal of the last of the rulings shown above, the Farrar case, which had ruled that "children born within the United States are natural born citizens, regardless of the citizenship of their parents." By rejecting the appeal, the US Supreme Court allowed the ruling of the lower court to STAND.



In addition to those rulings specifically on presidential eligibility, there are these:
Mustata v. US Dept. of Justice, 179 F.3d 1017 (6th Cir. 1999) (children born in US to two Romanian citizens described as “natural born citizens” of the US):

“Petitioners Marian and Lenuta Mustata are citizens of Romania. At the time of their petition, they resided in Michigan with their two minor children, who are natural born citizens of the United States.”

Diaz-Salazar v. INS, 700 F.2d 1156 (7th Cir. 1983) (child born in US to Mexican citizen is “natural born citizen” of US):

“Petitioner, Sebastian Diaz-Salazar, entered the United States illegally [from Mexico] in 1974 and has been living and working in Chicago since that time. *** The relevant facts which have been placed before the INS, BIA, and this court can be summarized as follows: The petitioner has a wife and two children under the age of three in Chicago; the children are natural-born citizens of the United States.”

Nwankpa v. Kissinger, 376 F. Supp. 122 (M.D. Ala. 1974) (child born in US to two Biafra citizens described as “natural born citizen” of the US):

“The Plaintiff was a native of Biafra, now a part of the Republic of Nigeria. His wife and two older children are also natives of that country, but his third child, a daughter, is a natural-born citizen of the United States.”


That makes about 13 courts that I can cite easily that have ruled that the US born children of foreigners are Natural Born Citizens.

In addition, there are articles like this:

http://www.fredthompsonsamerica.com/2012/07/31/is-rubio-eligible/

and this:

http://www.economist.com/blogs/democracyinamerica/2012/02/birtherism-2012

and this:

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970204619004574322281597739634.html?KEYWORDS=obama+%22natural+born+citizen%22+minor+happersett

smrstrauss1
smrstrauss1

Re Obama's college grades. No president or presidential candidate has ever shown complete transcripts (a couple showed grade-point averages). Mitt Romney and John McCain certainly didn't. Neither did Clinton or Bush41 or Reagan or Carter or Ford or Nixon or LBJ or JFK---so why should Obama?

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