Sunday, April 10, 2011

The "Birther's" guide to Talking Points and Questions about Obama's citizenship and Birth Certificate...

Literary agent Acton & Dystel 1991 promotional booklet:  Barack Obama, the first African-American president of the Harvard Law Review, was born in Kenya and raised in Indonesia and Hawaii.

Assocaited Press June 27, 2004: Kenyan-born US Senate hopeful, Barrack Obama, appeared set to take over the Illinois Senate seat...

TP: Asking to see the President's official certified long form Birth Certificate is an exercise of intellectual curiosity.
TP: A Certificate of Live Birth is not a Birth Certificate; The Certificate of Live Birth does not have an embossed seal, signature, or hospital listed.
Q:  Assuming President Obama was born in Hawaii, why are we not allowed to see the Birth Certificate of an elected President of the United States?
TP: Article 2 Section 1 of the United States Constitution requires that the president be a natural born citizen.
Q: Are you considered a Birther if you believe Obama was Hawaiian born but want to see your President's hospital birth record?
TP: Senate Resolution 511 of April 2008 established the legal citizenship of Senator John McCain for his run for president.
TP: Hawaiian Statute 338-17 allows foreign born children of Hawaiian residence to obtain Hawaiian birth certificates.
TP: Hawaiian Statute 338-5 allows a child to obtain a birth certificate based on the signed statement of one relative.
Q: Is there something on Obama's Birth Certificate that he does not want the public to see?
TP: $2.3M has been paid to the law firm Perkins Coie and Robert Bauer to defend against lawsuits challenging Obama's presidential eligibility.
Q:  Is it possible that Obama has a dual British / US citizenship?
TP: Obama's father was a British national (Kenya was a British colony until December 1963).  Under the British Nationality Act of 1948, his father's British nationality is passed on to his son at birth.
TP: In 1961 the only document required for a birth announcement by the Vital Records Office of the Hawaiian Health Bureau of Statistics was a doctor's signature on a Form 1 of Birth.
Q:  Who notified the Hawaiian Health Bureau of Statistics to place the birth notice in the paper?
TP: Hawaii Vital Records Office accepted mail-in forms to register births back in 1961.
Q:  Why was the grandparents' address used in the birth announcement?
TP: Placing a birth notice with the Health Bureau of Statistics would help in acquiring all the benefits guaranteed to a US citizen.
Q:  Who was the doctor that delivered Obama?
TP: Hawaiian Governor Abercrombie claims he was there at the birth of Obama.
Q:  Why was an additional form with the official seal and signature issued in June of 2007 provided to the public instead of the Birth Certificate?
TP: Governor Abercrombie publicly promised to find the Birth Certificate.
Q:  If it is illegal under Hawaiian law for anyone, including the person in question, to see the official long form hospital birth certificate why have them in the first place?
TP: Citizens born in Honolulu the same week as Obama have released their long form Certificate of Live Birth.
Q:  Should the President play a political game of hide and seek with the public instead of releasing the Birth Certificate?
TP: The President has, if not the Constitutional authority, the personal power to release his confidential state records.
TP: Obama's certified Social Security Number, 042-68-4425, according to his selective service card filled out in July 1980, was originally issued to a Jean Paul Ludwig of Connecticut in 1977.  Jean Paul Ludwig was born in 1890 and died in either Hawaii or California in 1981 having two social security numbers issued to him.
Q:  Is there anyone who argues that President Obama's Social Security Number is not 042-68-4425?
TP: The first three digits of a Social Security Number are called the Area Number.  (Prior to 1972 the area number represented the state in which the card was issued.  After 1972 the area number was based on zip codes of the mailing address provided.)  Connecticut's area numbers range from 040-049; Hawaii's area numbers range from 575-576.
TP: Obama's maternal mother Madelyn Dunham worked part-time at the Probate Office of the Honolulu Courthouse that has access to death notices and social security numbers.
TP: Showing the Birth Certificate will answer the questions and end the debate.