Questions of Obama’s Citizenship Still Simmer Below Surface

Is it possible that President Barack Obama was illegally elected?  No, this isn’t an endorsement of the “birther movement”.  Instead, this is a call for answers to some relatively simple questions.

In Georgia, Obama is being challenged as to his right to appear on the state’s ballot because he (and his campaign) would rather put forward legal arguments than provide simple answers to relatively simple questions. Arising from this lawsuit are a host of questions.  Again, simple answers could put these matters to rest.  Political grandstanding by Obama’s lawyers will not.

This was provided by a reader:

WASHINGTON (AP) – In a move  certain to fuel the debate over Obama’s qualifications  for the presidency, the group "Americans for Freedom  of Information" has released copies of President  Obama’s college transcripts from Occidental College .  Released today, the school transcript indicates  that Obama, under the name Barry Soetoro, received  financial aid as a foreign student from Indonesia as  an undergraduate. The transcript was released by Occidental College in compliance with a court order in  a suit brought by the group in the Superior Court of  California. The transcript shows that Obama (Soetoro)  applied for financial aid and was awarded a fellowship  for foreign students from the Fulbright Foundation  Scholarship program. To qualify, for the scholarship,  a student must claim foreign  citizenship.

This document would seem to provide the smoking gun that  many of Obama’s detractors have been seeking. Along  with the evidence that he was first born in Kenya and  there is no record of him ever applying for US citizenship, this is looking pretty grim. The news has  created a firestorm at the White House as the release  casts increasing doubt about Obama’s legitimacy and  qualification to serve as President article titled,  "Obama Eligibility Questioned," leading some to  speculate that the story may overshadow economic  issues on Obama’s first official visit to the  U.K.

In a related  matter, under growing pressure from several  groups, Justice Antonin  Scalia announced that the Supreme Court agreed on  Tuesday to hear arguments concerning Obama’s legal  eligibility to serve as President in a case brought by  Leo Donofrio of New Jersey . This lawsuit claims  Obama’s dual citizenship disqualified him from serving  as president.. Donofrio’s case is just one  of 18 suits brought  by citizens demanding proof of Obama’s citizenship or  qualification to serve as  president.

Gary Kreep of the United States Justice Foundation has released  the results of their investigation of Obama’s campaign  spending. This study estimates that Obama has spent  upwards of $950,000 in campaign funds in the past year  with eleven law firms in 12 states for legal resources  to block disclosure of any of his personal records.  Mr. Kreep indicated that the investigation is still  ongoing but that the final report will be provided to  the U.S. Attorney general, Eric Holder. Mr. Holder has  refused to comment on the  matter.

The same reader provided another related article:

While I’ve  little interest in getting in the middle of the Obama  birth issue, Paul Hollrah over at FSM did so yesterday  and believes the issue can be resolved by Obama  answering one simple question: What passport did he use when he was shuttling between New York , Jakarta   and Karachi ?

So how did a  young man who arrived in New York in early June 1981, without the price of a hotel room in his pocket,  suddenly come up with the price of a round-the-world  trip just a month later? And once he was on a plane,  shuttling between New York , Jakarta and Karachi , what  passport was he offering when he passed through  Customs and  Immigration?

The American  people not only deserve to have answers to these  questions, they must have answers. It makes the debate  over Obama’s citizenship a rather short and simple  one:

Q:  Did he  travel to Pakistan in 1981, at age  20?
A:  Yes, by  his own admission.

Q:  What  passport did he travel  under?
A:  There are  only three  possibilities.

  1. He  traveled with a  U.S. Passport,
  2. He  traveled with a British passport,  or
  3. He  traveled with an Indonesia passport.

Q:  Is it  possible that Obama traveled with a U.S. Passport in  1981? 
A:  No. It is  not possible. Pakistan was on the U.S. State Department’s "no travel" list in  1981.

Conclusion:  When Obama went to Pakistan in 1981 he was traveling either with a British passport or an Indonesian  passport. If he were traveling with a British  passport, that would provide proof that he was born in  Kenya on August 4, 1961, not in Hawaii as he claims.  And if he were traveling with an Indonesian passport,  that would tend to prove that he relinquished whatever  previous citizenship he held, British or American, prior to being adopted by his Indonesian step-father  in 1967.

Whatever the  truth of the matter, the American people need to know  how he managed to become a "natural born" American  citizen between 1981 and 2008.

Given the  destructive nature of his plans for America, as  illustrated by his speech before Congress and the  disastrous spending plan he has presented to Congress,  the sooner we learn the truth of all this, the better.

If you don’t  care that Your  President is not a natural born Citizen and in  Violation of the Constitution, then Delete  this, and then lower your American Flag to half-staff,  because the U.S. Constitution is already on  life-support, and won’t survive much  longer.

There are some flaws in the logic presented with these arguments:

  1. Let’s assume that Obama did hold dual citizenship.  There is nothing to prevent a person holding dual citizenship from being President of the United States.  The only question is whether or not that individual was born a citizen of this country.  Regardless of where he was born, because his mother was a US citizen, I believe that the law is clear that Obama was born a US citizen.  Barring any evidence that his mother has renounced her US citizenship, what is the problem?
  2. Let’s assume that Obama did file for financial aid as a “foreign student”.  If number one (above) holds, he would be guilty of fraud.  That doesn’t preclude him from being elected President.  He can’t even be prosecuted for the underlying crime because of the statute of limitations.  The matter could be pressed because his continuing attempts to cover up the evidence would constitute an ongoing conspiracy.
  3. Let’s assume that he did travel under a foreign passport.  Again, go back to number one (above).

Rather than attempting to play the victim, why can’t Obama just put this all to rest?  We acknowledge that some will NEVER believe that he should have been elected President.  Here at the DelMarVa Observer, we don’t believe he should have been elected either.  The difference is that we don’t believe that an incompetent socialist should have been elected.  Unfortunately, the sad fact that a majority of Americans voted for the man means that our opinion is just that – an opinion.

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  1. Congratulations. By not even bothering to check your sources against a newsbank or Google before passing them on, you’ve fallen prey to a scam. You’re the latest chump of an e-mail hoaxer.

    Bother to do the work next time.

    • G. A. Harrison says:

      The item may or not be a hoax. If you had bothered to read the entire post you would have noted that it wouldn’t matter. First, it states that it was from a reader. I know the reader and am willing to give them more benefit of doubt that you who cite ZERO evidence as to your claim. But, again, it doesn’t matter.


      As I noted in the post (which, again, you obviously didn’t read) the veracity of the claims did not add up to Obama not being constitutionally qualified to run for the office he now holds. There seems to be little doubt that Barack Obama was born in the United States. Because of the 14th Amendment he’s a natural born citizen. Doesn’t matter whether one parent, or even both, were not US citizens at the time of his birth. There is also little doubt that his mother was a US citizen. The laws of the US make him a natural born citizen. If the claim that he applied for financial aid as a “foreign” student was true, that would make him guilty of fraud (which couldn’t be prosecuted now). Again, so what? Ironically, a judge in Georgia seems to agree with my core assertion.

      I may not like the President. I’ll certainly never vote for him. That does not make him constitutionally unqualified to hold office since the only requirements are to be over 35 and a natural born US citizen.

      What is your goal? If it was to merely play “GOTCHA”, then you failed miserably. The logic of my argument was not based on the “evidence” which you claim is a hoax.

      • I most certainly did read this, and you most certainly should be embarrassed.

        My goal is to prevent you from spreading hoaxes by ceasing your credulous behavior and exercising the minimal standard of googling a crazy faked, obviously hoaxed “AP” article like this. Go search a newsbank or any reasonable fact check website and you will see plenty of evidence that this is a hoax and no evidence whatsoever that it’s true.

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