Greg wrote with this question:
"I have some friends who still
believe that Obama was born in the United States and thus he's a legal citizen.
Without getting into forensics or conspiracy theories, is there a brain power
way to determine who is right?"
Well, Greg, by "brain power
way" I assume you mean arriving at the correct conclusion by using one's brain a
bit and thinking about the question.
I haven't spent much time
wading through the Obama birth mystery. It just has not seemed like a good use
of my time. But since you raised the question, let's do some thinking on it. As
we go, see if you can identify the specific thinking skills being used.
One of the original contentions was
that he didn't have a birth certificate. I don't know where mine is. Do you know
where yours is? So I don't see this lack of a certificate as meaning he's an
illegal alien. But...
...if you lost your birth
certificate, the hospital you were born in should have records and be able to
issue you a replacement. We do know that the hospital where Obama was allegedly
born still has records; those have been produced for babies born a bit before he
was and a bit after he was.
We also know that, instead of
obtaining a copy (or replacement) of his birth certificate from the hospital, he presented an
obvious forgery. It has fonts that did not exist at that time and that do not
match those on other birth certificates from the era. It shows his race as
"Black" though during the 1960s the word used was "Negro" and we also know he's
Arabic not Negro anyhow. His parents gave him three Arabic names and his
father's genealogy shows the Arabic lineage. But the fact remains the race
designation he used is an anachronism that gives away the forgery. It's like
spotting an automobile in a painting that's allegedly a Da Vinci original.
It doesn't help that the SSN
on that certificate belongs to another person in another state, either. That
negates the authenticity of his alleged certificate, and it also means he does
not have his own SSN. If you know anything about how SSNs are issued, you see a
giant red flag here. And it's yet more evidence he is an illegal alien.
So it's not the fact that he
didn't have his original birth certificate that is the problem. It's that he
could not obtain a copy and, in response, submitted an obviously fraudulent one
that (among other flaws) uses an SSN belonging to another person. His gross
ignorance of American history and culture may be another clue, but then many
people are grossly ignorant of American history and culture so we have to give
him a pass on that one.
Now, let's think about the
birth record thing.
Suppose the hospital had lost his birth record somehow (just not anybody else's
birth record). Sounds implausible, but let's say it that's what happened.
Somebody went into the records, picked his file at random, and tossed it. Then
left all the other record intact. This would leave the hospital with no record
that little Barry was born there. What is the adult Barry to do?
Since in this scenario we
accept the implausible, we must also accept the plausible (that is only fair,
much to the chagrin of the "alternate universe" folks). This means we can
reasonably assume the victimized hospital would, if it had sufficient supporting
evidence, "reconstruct" the records and issue a genuine birth certificate. Even
the IRS permits people to "reconstruct" records that are missing.
The IRS uses supportive facts,
and so would the hospital in question. What supportive facts could Obama have
used that were apparently unavailable? For starters, he'd want to prove his
mother was in Hawaii at a time close to his birth. This, he did not do. And why not?
There is apparently no
evidence she was in Hawaii any time near his birth. This fact is rather
astounding. This fact alone makes it a huge leap of faith for a person to
believe that Obama was born in Hawaii.
Was there no record of his
mother's staying in Hawaii around the time of his birth? No rent records,
telephone records, address with the Post Office, hotel records? No bank records,
cancelled checks, or other evidence she was ever there? At least she didn't get
a speeding ticket or get arrested for shoplifting....
Were there no travel
records showing her arrival? Did not anybody remember seeing her there?
Remember, she was not at the age of majority when she bore little Barry. A minor
has a baby in 1961 and there's no fuss about it? This is odd in the extreme. Who
checked her into the hospital? Who paid the bill? As a minor, she did not have
an insurance policy. Did Mr. Obama (Barry's sperm donor) go with her? Write the
check? What's the story here, or more to the point why isn't there one?
And why didn't the newspaper
archives contain his birth announcement? Maybe the archives aren't there, but I
have been in libraries all over the USA and viewed archived newspapers dating
back to before World War I. And this was Hawaii, home to Pearl Harbor. No
newspaper archives a mere two decades after that event? I have not checked to
see if Hawaii somehow is so backwards as to not have libraries with newspaper
archives. It's another of those implausibilities upon which this idea he was
born in America is based.
So again, key evidence is
missing. And it should have been there if his tale is true.
I didn't follow the whole
Obama circus act, so don't know how long his mother allegedly was in Hawaii. But
if she was there for longer than it took just to pop a baby out, it stands to
reason she had a job there. And a residence, or stayed with people who would
have kept some sort of record somehow. It is yet another implausibility that she
simply stayed in the streets until her water broke.
And if she lived somewhere,
surely she had subscribed to a newspaper or magazines at a Hawaii address during
that time. Is this not highly plausible?
Did she own or rent a car?
What about her driver's license? Did she have any kind of insurance? If she
rented a car, how was a 17 year old able to do that (rental agencies require the
renter to be 25 or older)? So she almost certainly
must have bought one. unless Mr. Obama flew to Hawaii (again, no record), bought
one for her, and flew back to avoid being there for the birth of his son. Not
Which means the Hawaii DMV would have a record of that car
in her name. Unless she lived with people who drove her around or let her borrow
their car; who would that have been, and where are they? Did everyone she ever
knew in Hawaii die, or is there another explanation (such as she wasn't there
when she had the baby).
People leave a trail, and we
don't see that she had one in Hawaii when Barrack was born. Nor did Barrack's
Again, she was a minor; she was
only 17 when Barrack was born. This has many implications. For one thing, minors
can't freely travel all over the world. How did she manage to sneak into Hawaii?
When did she first arrive there? Was she pregnant and traveling alone? Does any
airline have a record of her travel, and if not why not?
Again, there's no evidence he was born in that
hospital or that his mother was in Hawaii when he was born.
It's important to note, again,
that she was 17 when he was
born. And note that his father was not a citizen. She could not confer citizenship on
Barrack, according to immigration laws (as I understand them) because she was
not of the age of majority. His father, a British subject, certainly could not
confer citizenship on him. So he was not a citizen regardless of where he was
born (and Hawaii is a very unlikely locale). We have no record that he was ever
naturalized, so he is an illegal alien.
When he was little, his mother took him to Indonesia where he was adopted and his name legally
changed to Barry Soetoro. That is still his legal name, as there's no record he
changed it back to Barrack Obama. Thus, among his many other fraudulent acts, he's illegally using an alias while
posing as President. To leave Indonesia legally, he had to travel on his own
So maybe he was born in Kenya
as many people believe. Or maybe he was born in Hawaii, it's just that his
mother wasn't there for the birth (some libtards will probably claim this is
exactly what happened). We really can't be clear where he was born, but the USA
seems very unlikely.
What's clear is he was not an
American citizen prior to his adoption in Indonesia. If he is an American
citizen today, when was he naturalized? There's no record he was naturalized, so
he's an illegal alien. There is evidence he was not naturalized, because this
alleged "Constitutional scholar" has made errors on Constitutional questions
that no naturalized person would make. That is, he never studied civics enough
to pass the exam immigrants must pass to become naturalized.
We also know he was a very
poor student. Something like a C-. Yet, he was able to attend not one but two
Ivy League universities. Such an option is totally closed to low-grade students
who are American citizens. It is open to foreign exchange students, even if they
have bad grades. A a poor student with an Indonesian passport could do it. Gee,
do you wonder why his records are sealed? And his attorneys keep fighting
expensive battles to keep them sealed?
See what a little thinking can
do? It can show you massive holes in the stories upon which people build lies
such as the one that "Barrack Obama" is an American citizen. When you think, you
can see the truth.
How many different thinking
methods did you spot in this short article? See if you can put them to work for