There is a legion of Obama haters who just can't accept the fact that he is our President. These self-styled "patriots" are doing everything they can by clogging the courts with frivolous lawsuits and the Internet with anything they can throw. You know who you are. You are Phil Berg, Andy Martin, Orly Taitz, Devvy Kidd, Alan Keyes, Leo Donofrio, Eric Wrotnowski . . . and the list goes on. You have now recruited a couple of lost soldiers who, according to the World Nut Daily, "have grave concerns about the constitutional eligibility of Barack Hussein Obama to hold the office of president of the United States." They claim that President Obama MUST come forward and prove his citizenship status thus certifying his eligibility.
They wave the Constitution as if it means something to them, yet it occurs to me that what they demand is in direct conflict with our constitutional rights. Since when do you have to prove yourself innocent in this country? Our Constitutional protections include having to be proven guilty. They can't have it both ways.
What actually happened? President Obama requested his birth certificate from the State of Hawaii and was furnished a short-form copy. He submitted it and its authenticity has been verified by the State. In Hawaii, they have not distributed long-form or vault certificates in roughly 30 years as state policy, and the short form is sufficient to get a drivers license, run for office, etc. We verified this policy with the Recorders office. Obama followed the proper protocol. If someone wants to PROVE that he was born in Kenya which would really have to be a miracle since his mama was never in the country, then do so. Until then,
WHAT'S THE BIG DEAL?
Some of the lawsuits question whether he was actually born in Hawaii, as he insists. If he was born out of the country, Obama's American mother, the suits contend, was too young at the time of his birth to confer American citizenship to her son under the law at the time. There is one MAJOR HOLE in that theory. Nobody has ever come up with one shred of solid evidence that his mother was EVER in Kenya.
We do know through travel records that his father was in Kenya in 1960, but not again until 1965. That means that if Barack Obama was really born in Kenya in 1961, his father was not there. Now what person in their right mind truly believes that his pregnant 18-year-old mother decided to leave her comfortable home in Hawaii where she was staying with her parents, and travel to Kenya during the late stages of the Mau Mau Rebellion WITHOUT HER HUSBAND, to give birth, then traveled back to Hawaii? IT JUST DIDN'T HAPPEN. The only reasonable conclusion is to believe the state of Hawaii's verification of the authenticity of his birth certificate is true, since the other "option" is so obviously ridiculous.
Other challenges have focused on Obama's citizenship through his father, a Kenyan subject to the jurisdiction of the United Kingdom at the time of his birth, thus making him a dual citizen. The cases contend the framers of the Constitution excluded dual citizens from qualifying as natural born. Over the years it has evolved to the following Supreme Court opinion. The SCOTUS has already ruled several times on the definition of “natural born citizen” (PERKINS v. ELG; US v. Wong Kim Ark.)
"It is without question that a citizen born on US soil is natural born."