Dual Citizenship Confusion, "Natural
Born" Presidential Eligibility - What a Mess!
UPDATE: Most links on this page no longer exist. One blog is now private. We are updating accordingly.
and confusion surrounding the birthplace and citizenship of Barack Obama is unfortunately more confusing than it appears at
The most important question has been where Barack Obama was born. But that
is far from the only question, as you'll see.
TheSavageMichael.com (which is not the official site of Michael Savage, but is a
tribute to Michael Savage), does not wish for the disaster that would ensue should it come out that Obama was not qualified
to be president under the Constitution.
But for the public, these many questions have yet to be adequately addressed so that
there is no room whatsoever for any doubts. It is also troubling that there have not been more questions asked and a
lot louder. It's also troubling that anyone should fear asking the questions too.
1. Barack Obama's birthplace.
The birth certificate shown is nothing that anyone can say has any authenticity.
Compare the Hawaiian birth certificates on this page: (scroll down the page)
What is needed is a hospital record, and a named doctor, with several living people
who have nothing to gain or lose by their affidavits.
Two hospitals have been named as the birthplace; so each hospital needs to go on
record stating that the birth did or did not take place there.
Also quoting the above website, here is what will prove an important question:
Was Barack Obama's mother in the USA when she gave birth to Obama?
Instead of trying to get a copy of his birth record from Hawaii, perhaps someone could think of another approach that
is within the parameters of the law.
Option 1 - Passport records of Senator Obama's
mother and father will show travel dates.
Option 2 - Entrance Visa to Kenya around
the date of Senator Obama's birth for the mother and father.
Option 3 - When a child
is born abroad to an American Citizen, the State Department issues a certificate of birth abroad.
4 - If Senator Obama was born in Kenya, he would have to have a passport in order to leave Kenya to fly to Hawaii. The State
Department would have to have a record of a passport application either at the Embassy in Kenya or in Washington DC.
IMO, I think this is a dog with different fleas. Too many conspiracy theories would have to happen (newpaper
article of birth, certificate of live birth, etc).
2. Let's say that Barack Obama was born in Hawaii. It's unfortunately still
not clear about the citizenship question. Of course, Barack Obama's mother was a US citizen, and his father was a citizen
4. December 24, 1952 to November 13, 1986
If, at the time of your birth, both your parents were U.S. citizens and at least
one had a prior residence in the United States, you automatically acquired U.S. citizenship with no conditions for retaining
If only one parent was a U.S. citizen at the time of your birth, that parent must
have resided in the United States for at least ten years, at least five of which had to be after the age of 16.
There are no conditions placed on retaining this type of citizenship. If your one U.S. citizen parent is your father and you
were born outside of marriage, the same rules apply if your father legally legitimated you before your 21st birthday and you
were unmarried at the time. If legitimation occurred after November 14, 1986, your father must have established paternity
prior to your 18th birthday, either by acknowledgment or by court order, and must have stated in writing that he would support
you financially until your 18th birthday.
From this, it needs to be clear whether Barack's mother met these
qualifications. She had Obama at age 18. Did she stay in the USA at least five years after she was 16?
That is a question that the passport would answer. This is an important question that I think should be addressed with
But that's still not all! There are the questions about whether
Barack Obama was adopted by his stepfather, by some accounts, and school records. Barack did take the name of his stepfather.
Look at this: What was the intent of the framers of the Constitution
regarding the meaning of "Natural Born Citizen"? Some say that neither McCain nor Obama were eligible to run
If Barack Obama was indeed born in the USA, what about his dual citizenship at birth
because of his natural father's Kenyan citizenship? How does that affect his eligibility to be President?
The confusion continues. Frankly, it's a mess. We simply want to
know the truth on this - the truth about what "natural born" means in terms of the presidency, and the truth about dual citizenship.
Never before has this issue been unclear in terms of the presidency.
Here's another good link on this issue:
3. Yet another question has to do with Obama's university records. They are
sealed. They have not been shared with the public. Why is this? This seems to have something to do with
evidence related to citizenship including possibly financial aid, as Michael Savage wondered on his show when Philip Berg
was a guest discussing these matters.
Let's hope that this question becomes one that is not shunned in the media but one
that will be independently and objectively investigated as well as examined by our court system so that we can get answers
once and for all.