There are those who absolutely refuse to accept Barack Obama as president under any circumstances. Case in point, there are those still at large complaining that Barack Obama may not be eligible under the Constitution because he has not produced a birth certificate proving that he was, in fact, born in Hawaii. While it may be true that he has not produced a legal birth certificate, under Title 8 U.S.C. Ch 12, Subtitle III , Part I Section1401, Barack Obama is a natural-born citizen of the United States because he was, “born outside the geographical limits of the United States and its outlying possessions of parents one of whom is an alien, and the other a citizen of the United States who, prior to the birth of such person, was physically present in the United States or its outlying possessions for a period or periods totaling not less than five years, at least two of which were after attaining the age of fourteen years”. Obama’s mother was born and raised in Kansas. You can’t get much more American citizen than that and under that clause in Title 8 Sec 1401, Obama is like it or not eligible to serve as president of the United States.
Obama has not however, ever produced a legal birth certificate. The only document ever produced is called a “Certificate of Live Birth” which is not a legal and binding document because it does not: 1) identify the exact location of the birth such as a hospital or clinic and 2) contain the signature of the doctor present at delivery. Any document labeled as a “Certificate of Live Birth” is not considered valid because they are not accepted when applying for a U. S. Passport or other government issued identification. Argue semantics all you want, but try to get a driver’s license with a “Certificate of Live Birth” and see how far you get. Finally, if the document that has been floated around the Internet is a true and exact copy of Obama’s Birth Certificate, then why is the document number redacted? It certainly does leave a cloud of suspicion and has served only to fan the flames of conspiracy theorists around the country – especially those who do not like Obama. Why not just produce the actual Birth Certificate and call it a day? What’s so hard about that? Unless Obama is trying to hide something else that could be embarrassing to him…
Like perhaps that he was known by another name?
A photograph (shown above) surfaced last year taken of a student registration card from Indonesia's Fransiskus Assisi School, a Catholic institution showing that Barack Hussein Obama II was known in Indonesia as Barry Soetoro. Soetoro is Obama’s step-father’s name. The registration card also lists young Obama as a Muslim and a citizen of Indonesia.
Now Carson’s Corner is not calling Obama’s religious background into question – at least not yet because he’s given no reason to, nor is Obama’s U.S. Citizenship being called into question – as he never renounced it, however what this does call into question is Obama’s integrity. He has claimed on numerous forms – such as his admission application to Occidental College in Los Angeles, CA – that he was never known by any other name.
Again, is this an attempt to hide something about himself that could cause a great deal of heartburn when he least needs it? Again the question is asked, why not just come clean from the beginning? What would have been so hard about telling the truth from the jump and avoid having all of these extra little things bouncing around the blogosphere (who the hell came up with that word?).
Carson’s Corner is not trying to undermine Obama or dig up something to get him thrown out of office based on his past. Quite the contrary, Carson’s Corner is trying to get people like radio talk show host G. Gordon Liddy to let go of the petty things that were never plausible reasons for keeping Obama from being elected and let’s focus on the damage he is actually doing now that he is president and should that damage prove to be at the level of high crimes and misdemeanors, then we need to impeach him and have him removed from office for those kinds of offenses – not trumped up charges that he wasn’t Constitutionally eligible to be president.