Saturday, August 01, 2009

Obama's Lack of Honesty

Andrew McCarthy does not describe himself as a "birther." On the contrary, he believes that Obama was born in Hawaii, is a U.S. Citizen, and is "almost certain" that he legitimately holds the office of the presidency. This is where I disagree with the author.

However, McCarthy makes some great points about Obama's lack of honesty on a whole host of issues.

National Review Online: Suborned in the U.S.A. - The birth-certificate controversy is about Obama’s honesty, not where he was born.

In my opinion, McCarthy is correct on two counts. The birth certificate controversy IS about Obama's honesty and NOT REALLY about WHERE he was born. In his article, McCarthy speculates that the adoption of Obama by Lolo Soetoro made him an Indonesian citizen. Therefore, since Obama at least had to have had dual citizenship, this was hidden from the public during the election. McCarthy mentions the lack of Obama's "natural born citizenship" status in this portion of his essay:

The editorial desire to put to rest the “Obama was born in Kenya” canard is justifiable. The overwhelming evidence is that Obama was born an American citizen on Aug. 4, 1961, which almost certainly makes him constitutionally eligible to hold his office. I say “almost certainly” because Obama, as we shall see, presents complex dual-citizenship issues. For now, let’s just stick with what’s indisputable: He was also born a Kenyan citizen. In theory, that could raise a question about whether he qualifies as a “natural born” American — an uncharted constitutional concept.

I disagree that his dual citizenship is an "uncharted constitutional concept." It is a FACT that a person cannot possibly be considered a "natural born citizen" of the United States of America when his citizenship was originally governed by Great Britain!

I will repeat what I have included in former posts:

[Leo Donofrio] originally posted the following on December 5, 2008 – the date SCOTUS discussed his case in private conference.

‘When Barack Obama Jr. was born on Aug. 4,1961, in Honolulu, Kenya was a British colony, still part of the United Kingdom’s dwindling empire. As a Kenyan native, Barack Obama Sr. was a British subject whose citizenship status was governed by The British Nationality Act of 1948. That same act governed the status of Obama Sr.‘s children…’ “

Read that last line again.

“That same act governed the status of Obama Sr.‘s children…”

That’s an admission that Great Britain “governed the status” of Barack Obama, Jr. He has chosen to highlight this on his own volition.
And this leads to the relevant question:


A natural born citizen’s status should only be governed by the United States.

For this reason, I believe that McCarthy's contention that Obama's eligibility is "almost certain" is terribly inaccurate.

Attorney Mario Apuzzo has several great essays that elaborate on "natural born citizen" status.

Article II 'Natural Born Citizenship' Means Unity of Citizenship at Birth - by Mario Apuzzo, Esq.

~Obama When Born in 1961 was a British Subject

Apuzzo's sidebar includes:

Useful Info, Docs, & Videos
Learn What is America's True Form of Government

Five Types of Citizenship Category Terms Used in U.S. Constitution

Exactly What is a Natural Born Citizen?

What is a Natural Born Citizen?

See How Easy it is to Produce a Phony Certification of Live Birth (COLB) and a Digital Image of Same and Put it Online.

Here is one for Mickey Hussein Mouse II. Such a digital image is all that Obama has given to the electorate and public to support his claim of birth in the USA.

Analysis of Obama's Certification of Live Birth (COLB) and Examples of Other Type Birth Records by syc1959.

Analysis of Obama's Certification of Live Birth (COLB) by Ron Polarik, PhD.

Last, but not least, read one of Attorney Apuzzo's latest essays that should be emailed to Andrew McCarthy:

What To Tell Birthers Bashers

Despite the fact that I think McCarthy misses the boat on what the Framers of our Constitution meant by "natural born citizen" for POTUS, at least he gives some credit to the "birther" movement for exposing a plethora of hidden information about Obama as well as dozens of lies perpetuated by Obama. I can agree with his conclusion, too:

The point has little to do with whether Obama was born in Hawaii. I’m quite confident that he was. The issue is: What is the true personal history of the man who has been sold to us based on nothing but his personal history? On that issue, Obama has demonstrated himself to be an unreliable source and, sadly, we can’t trust the media to get to the bottom of it. What’s wrong with saying, to a president who promised unprecedented “transparency”: Give us all the raw data and we’ll figure it out for ourselves?

Hat Tips:

National Review Online

Attorney Mario Apuzzo's blog: A Place to Ask Questions To Get The Right Answers

Leo Donofrio: Natural Born Citizen blog

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