Obama not born a US Citizen?
Posted by African Press International on July 29, 2009
As far as we are concerned and as far as all known sealed evidence as per this day, The US President Barack Obama is not an American citizen. Debate on the subject will continue until Obama himself decides to come out and tell the people what he himself knows to be the truth. The American people deserve to be given answers when they ask questions. Of course there is fear now. If the contrary to what the White House has said is now said then there will be a problem because The President may have to face impeachment. The country is not prepared for this because any attempt to impeach Obama will most probably cause instability in the country.
In our earlier articles, we came out near factual, according to evidence given to us, that the President is said to have been born in Mombasa in Kenya. It will not matter actually where the man was born as long as his father was a Kenyan citizen. In many countries you belong to your father’s corner when citizenship becomes an issue. There is no difference here when it comes to being born to a Kenyan father. And if one is adopted by another nationality, that does not mean you loose your father’s citizenship unless you apply for naturalization to follow your new father, a thing that has not been pointed out by the White House when they come out to tell the public that Obama is American citizen. It may now be the time for those interested to study, know and get the truth as potrayed by the Mombasa Imam’s documents in order to satisfy their curiosity on the matter thereafter putting it top rest once and for all.
Obama is doing well now in the White House. The question, therefore, is whether it is right to open up wounds by proving Obama’s citizenship, a thing that may highten temperatures in the US. May be the Americans should accept the President and wait until his term is over.
By Chief editor Korir/ API
Obama is a US citizen, says exasperated White House:
(What makes them think they are right on this – API asks?
US President Barack Obama (C) holds a basketball and jersey given to him by Detroit Shock Women’s NBA team captain Cheryl Ford (L) and MVP Katie Smith during a ceremony welcoming them at the White House in Washington, July 27, 2009. REUTERS
A vocal group of conspiracy theorists known as birthers are riling the White House with their persistent claim that Barack Obama is not an American citizen and therefore ineligible to be president.
The claim that the United States first African-American president was born in Kenya, not Hawaii, first emerged during his presidential campaign, but it has garnered more media attention in the summer silly season, a traditionally slow news period when many Americans are on vacation.
White House spokesman Robert Gibbs looked exasperated at his briefing yesterday when a reporter asked him, Is there anything you can say that will make the birthers go away?
If I had some DNA, it wouldn’t assuage those that don’t believe he was born here, Gibbs replied. But I have news for them and for all of us: The president was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, the 50th state of the greatest country on the face of the earth. He’s a citizen.
A year-and-a-half ago I asked that the birth certificate be put on the Internet because Lord knows, you got a birth certificate and you put it on the Internet, what else could be the story?
The digitally scanned copy of the certification of live birth from Hawaii’s Department of Health shows President Obama was born in Honolulu at 7:24 pm on August 4, 1961.
The nonpartisan FactCheck.org, a project of the Annenberg Public Policy Centre of the University of Pennsylvania, examined, handled and photographed the original certificate in an effort to put the controversy to rest.
We conclude that it meets all of the requirements from the State Department for proving US citizenship. Our conclusion: Obama was born in the USA, just as he has always said.
FactCheck.org also pointed out that Mr Obama’s American mother and Kenyan father placed an advertisement in a local Honolulu newspaper on August 13, 1961, announcing their son’s birth.
Despite the seemingly incontrovertible evidence, the issue shows no sign of disappearing off the radar of right-wing radio talkshow hosts and others who say the birth certificate is a forgery to hide the fact that Mr Obama is foreign-born.
Republican Congressman Mike Castle was booed at a town hall meeting after he insisted Obama, a Democrat, was an American citizen.
Video of the meeting went viral and has been viewed nearly 700,000 times on YouTube.
Meanwhile, in Hawaii, state officials yesterday said they have once again checked and confirmed that President Obama was born in Hawaii and is a natural-born American citizen, and therefore meets a key constitutional requirement for being president.
I have seen the original vital records maintained on file by the Hawaii State Department of Health verifying Barack Hussein Obama was born in Hawaii and is a natural-born American citizen, Health Director Dr Chiyome Fukino said in a brief statement.
I have nothing further to add to this statement or my original statement issued in October 2008 over eight months ago. (Reuters)