Sunday, September 20, 2009

Suppose It Was True

By Alan Burkhart

Obama_TrustMe I have watched with interest and no small amount of skepticism the goings-on regarding Barack Obama’s citizenship. For those of you who’ve been living under a stone, there are literally millions of people demanding proof of Obama’s legality as President. What they want is simple: They want to see his long form birth certificate. And that is one of a number of records, unfortunately, that Obama refuses to share with the American people.

The supposed “birth certificate” provided by a handful of left-wing blogs wasn’t an actual long-form birth certificate, but rather a “certification of live birth.” This is a short form of the actual document.  I find it odd that the certificate number was blacked out. Even if it’s genuine, and many say it isn’t, it is impossible to verify without the number. This along with other inconsistencies in its appearance have led to allegations that the document is a fake.


Also removed from scrutiny are much of Obama’s college records, his health history (only a brief summary was provided) and other personal information.  We know less about this president than any other in the last 100 years.

Think back to the 2008 presidential campaign. When John McCain’s eligibility was called into question he quickly provided all necessary information. The issue was quickly laid to rest, because McCain’s parents were US citizens and US military bases abroad (he was born on a base in Panama) are considered US soil. There was no hesitation on McCain’s part.

So why hasn’t Barack Obama done the same?

A number of people, including Alan Keyes and especially Doctor Orly Taitz have doggedly pursued a court hearing to clear the air, but have met fierce resistance. One would think the President would simply provide the necessary proof and lay the matter to rest once and for all. You know, transparency in government and all those other campaign promises.

Instead, both Keyes and Taitz have been demonized by much of the media, and Doctor Taitz has allegedly received death threats. It also doesn’t help when a staunch conservative like Ann Coulter refers to the “birther movement” as a bunch of “cranks.”

While I remain skeptical on this matter, a recent email from a good friend regarding current court actions on the issue prompted me to wonder upon the consequences of Barack Obama being proven an illegitimate president by a court of law and removed from office. I was chilled by my own revelations, and as a result I believe I have a better understanding of the “cover up” if indeed there is one.

Consider the fanatical support Obama receives from the fringe left and  minorities, the “thug politics” environment from which he hails and his association with various radical leftists (including former Weather Underground terrorist Bill Ayers). I doubt Obama would willingly resign even if it was proven he's not a natural born citizen. He and his political machine would instead conjure up yet another racist conspiracy and incite those who have been brainwashed to believe the Ku Klux Klan and the Border Patrol  are hiding behind every tree on Martin Luther King Blvd.

Imagine the scene if Obama is removed from the White House by law enforcement: In an instant, the issue would cease to be about the truth and instead would be solely a matter of skin color. Thousands, perhaps millions, of angry African-Americans and Hispanics would clog the streets in violent protest. Pennsylvania Avenue would become a war zone (white liberals are sissies - they won't be anywhere in sight).  It would be the second American Civil War, and that war would rage all across the nation. The death and damage would be beyond that of any previous conflict on American soil.

And that, in my opinion,  is why this whole thing is being swept under the rug by our court system, politicians, and media talking heads on both sides of the political fence. Hurts to think it, but Orly Taitz’s remains could end up under that same rug if she is correct in her suspicions. In this regard, it matters not whether Obama is legally able to occupy the White House. Of those in power, some (the fringe left) simply want to keep him in office for the sake of their political agenda (and yes, I know the left isn’t the only group with an agenda). Others, including at least some conservatives, likely fear the strife that would follow his ouster  and feel they're choosing the lesser evil by not insisting upon an investigation. And many of course feel the whole thing is nothing more than paranoid conspiracy theory.

I am understandably curious about his refusal to provide concrete proof of his citizenship, but I will not personally believe Obama is an illegitimate president unless it's proven in a court of law. I fully suspect that there is something amiss with his personal history, and that the real birth certificate may bring it to light. As to just what that something is, I will not speculate.

Time will, hopefully,  tell.


Anonymous said...

Two points:

1. You should mention that John McCain turned over his original, long-form birth certificate to the U.S. Congress, who declared him by resolution to be a "natural born citizen" (itself an illegal usurpation of the power of the judiciary to decide such questions).

2. I don't think there would be the strife that you're talking about. Most Hispanics for voted for Hillary, and even amongst blacks, it wasn't until after white people voted for him in Iowa that most blacks started jumping on the bandwagon. He's a politician, not Martin Luther King.

Anonymous said...

I think you should trust your instincts rather than your friend's e-mail.

btw, when this story first came up and was debunked, Obama's campaign was asked about why the certificate number was blacked out. They said they did it because they didn't know if the certificate number was an identify number that should be kept private (like a SSN). They since found out that it wasn't anything important, and so when they showed it to, they allowed to post pictures of the certification without blacking out the nubmers. You can see it here:

Anonymous said...

This story certainly has NOT been debunked, although obots would like you to think that. Obama continues to hide his documents. Most people can put two and two together, and figure out he has something very serious to hide.

The problem with the author's approach is that it's not the American way. We don't hide behind our mother's skirts because we're afraid of the truth. And we're definitely not afraid of this truth!

Paul said...

The birthers, the tea baggers, the screamers, and the deathers continued extreme minority presence will become tiresome to mainstream America, if it has not already done so. To all the birthers in La, La Land, it is on you to prove to all of us that your assertion is true, if there are people who were there and support your position then show us the video (everyone has a price), either put up or frankly shut-up. I heard Orly Taitz, is selling a tape (I think it’s called “Money, Lies and Video tape”). She is from Orange County, CA, now I know what the mean when they say “behind the Orange Curtain”, when they talk about Orange County, the captial of Conspiracy Theories. You know Obama has a passport, he travel abroad before he was a Senator, but I guess they were in on it. In my opinion the Republican Party has been taken over the most extreme religious right (people who love to push their beliefs on others while trying to take away the rights of those they just hate) and that’s who they need to extract from their party if they real want to win. Good Luck, because as they said in WACO, “We Ain’t Coming Out”. I heard that she now wants to investigate the “Republican 2009 Summer of Love” list: Assemblyman, Michael D. Duvall (CA), Senator John Ensign (NV), Senator Paul Stanley (TN), Governor Mark Stanford (SC), Board of Ed Chair, and Kristin Maguire AKA Bridget Keeney (SC).

Anonymous said...

What are you afraid of? Let them go Wild in the Streets! We can put um all down and have a better America without them. These are the ones that are destroying America today by trying to legislate our Republic into a 3rd world communist state. They are the have nots that continue to steal the tax money of the haves which keeps America from becoming the best it could be. Get rid of this usurper, look um in the eye and scream, BRING IT ON!

Alan said...

Allow me to address a few items here:
As to John McCain, I saw no need to tell the entire tale. I try to keep my posts at least somewhat brief. It's easy enough to look up the information.

As to whether the story has been debunked, that's the whole point, isn't it? Some will never be satisfied. Obama's behavior is suspicious, 2B sure, but I'm not ready to say he's illegitimate as yet. I prefer hard facts I can actually see, not rumor and urban legend. Still, there are many unanswered questions...

Regarding little Mister "What are you afraid of?"...
You my friend, need professional help. And you can bluster and blather all you wish here on my blog, safely anonymous. But would you really get out in the street and tell 10,000 angry people to "bring it on?" I think not. All talk, no walk.

Warm Regards To All

smrstrauss said...

This is what the Wall Street Journal said about the claims that Obama has not proved that he was born in Hawaii: "Obama has already provided a legal birth certificate demonstrating that he was born in Hawaii. No one has produced any serious evidence to the contrary. Absent such evidence, it is unreasonable to deny that Obama has met the burden of proof. We know that he was born in Honolulu as surely as we know that Bill Clinton was born in Hope, Ark., or George W. Bush in New Haven, Conn."

Re: "Even if it’s genuine, and many say it isn’t, it is impossible to verify without the number. "

The copies of the Certification that are on FactCheck and Polifact do not have the number blacked out. The number was blacked out by the Obama team because they thought that showing the number would allow people to hack into the Hawaii documents. They tried to call Hawaii to check but were unable to get through, so they blacked out the number to be safe.

There has been no proof whatsoever that the document was forged. Only two guys who refused to give their names have claimed that it is forged, and if it were forged McCain's campaign would have been all over the situation, as would the officials in Hawaii and the federal officials. So, the COLB is authentic.

And, more important, the FACTS on the COLB are also accurate. The two officials who looked at the file confirmed twice that the COLB accurately reflects the original birth certificate (

In addition to this, two birth notices for Obama appeared in the newspapers in Hawaii on the weekend after his birth. These were sent by the government of Hawaii, as it did for all births in Hawaii at the time. It sent out notices for births IN Hawaii, not for births outside of Hawaii.

And, there is even a witness who recalls being told of Obama's birth in Hawaii in 1961. (

Re: "Also removed from scrutiny are much of Obama’s college records."

Do you have similar college records for McCain? A few presidents and candidates voluntarily released their grade point averages, meaning the average of all courses. In this case the plaintiffs were asking for Obama's transcript, meaning the results in each course separately. No president has ever provided that.

Re: "Imagine the scene if Obama is removed from the White House by law enforcement:"

Imagine what would happen if 2+2 really were five.

Paul said...

We are all adults here, and as adults we know there are consequences for are actions, so if you do not agree with his policies, you can a) do nothing, b) support him, c) not support him, d) protest and picket, its your choice, live the dream! As for Orly Taitz, to this point she has not been successful because she does not have any proof, documentation supporting her claims except her wild rants. I would not bet the farm on this one. She has a mail-order-degree get someone with real credentials (Harvard, Yale Law School) not a Russian immigrant with dual US/ Israel citizenship (where are her allegiances?). Have you even thought of who is paying for all her travel, or are you telling me she independently wealthy? Sorry she has no juice because she does not have any proof, documentation supporting her claims except her wild rants. That might work in “Fake News” but not in a Court of the United States.

Alan said...

smrstrauss and Paul...

Good points, one and all.

I've been watching this thing for awhile, although I haven't dug into it to the degree I normally do with a blog topic. Seems to be a lot of anger on both sides.

My strongest doubt comes from years of dealing with Democrats. Whatever one may think of their politics, you cannot ignore the ruthless efficiency of their political machine.

Given that, would the Dems nominate a guy who couldn't legally hold the office? I rather doubt it, and I also doubt Obama is slick enough to bamboozle the whole party.

Still, there are interesting questions yet to be answered, and I love a good conspiracy theory. And your post was informative (if marginally snarky - but that's okay) which is always a good thing.

Last I heard (couple days ago) it looks like Orly might get her day in court. Whatever the result, there'll still be people on both sides who are unhappy. It'll be interesting to watch.

This is one of those things that never really goes away. Like the LBJ / Kennedy conspiracy theory, Area 51, so on and so forth. What it lacks in substance, it makes up for in entertainment value.

I was looking for input, mainly due to my thoughts on the consequences of the birthers being proven correct, should that happen. Thanks to you both.

Regarding the "tea bagger" remark:
There is nothing more American than getting out in the street and speaking your mind. Always strikes me as odd that it seems okay when the left does it, but somehow it's always a "mob" or something when conservatives hit the streets. The tea parties are the right thing to do, and I'm 100% behind them.