The Eclectic Quill

June 12, 2009

Stating the Obvious on Obama’s Birth

Filed under: Uncategorized — Kelly @ 8:50 am

There’s been a lot of talk about Obama’s birth certificate and whether it really exists or not. Rush Limbaugh yesterday alluded to the irresponsible allegations, but the allegations ignore basic reason. Allow me to state the obvious here, Obama has a passport and that means he has a birth certificate. Here’s the logical proof he was born in America.

  1. Obama has a US Passport. We know this because his files were hacked and it was big news.
  2. To have a US Passport a person must be a US Citizen.
  3. There are two ways to be an American citizen. To obtain a US Passport evidence must be offered for either of the two.
    1. Natural (birth)
    2. Naturalization (immigrant)
  4. Since Obama has a US Passport he is either a natural or naturalized US citizen.
  5. If he were a naturalized citizen then there would be a swearing in as such, and this would be a matter of public record.
  6. Absent evidence of Obama naturalizing, and in light of the fact that he’s actually produced a birth certificate, one must logically conclude that Obama is a natural US citizen.

Obama has shown the same evidence as any US citizen does in retrieving his passport. In his case this evidence must have consisted of producing a birth certificate since he has no naturalization papers to produce. Suggestions that he hasn’t produced a birth certificate belie the fact that he had to produce one, which was inspected by a person with the same training that would inspect yours or mine if we wanted to obtain a passport. Simply put Obama must have a birth certificate because he has a passport.

His father renounced Obama’s citizenship

Here’s the official US policy on renouncing citizenship for minors: “Parents cannot renounce U.S. citizenship on behalf of their minor children. Before an oath of renunciation will be administered under Section 349(a)(5) of the INA, a person under the age of eighteen must convince a U.S. diplomatic or consular officer that he/she fully understands the nature and consequences of the oath of renunciation, is not subject to duress or undue influence, and is voluntarily seeking to renounce his/her U.S. citizenship.” Ergo, it is impossible for Obama’s father to have legally renounced Obama’s citizenship.

Hawaii wasn’t a state yet:

The state was admitted to the Union on August 21, 1959. Obama was born on August 4, 1961. You do the math.

He hasn’t produce the original, only copies.

This is patently false. Fact Check has handled it as have others. Their findings are that it is valid

I’d like to point out also, that this allegation doesn’t actually have its genesis with the right, but rather with the left, and a disgruntled Hillary supporter

The bottom line here is that the only reason to believe Obama wasn’t born in the US is you don’t want to. .




  1. Oh my my. You posted this for a reason, and my guess is that you’re still hearing people talk about this.

    Obviously partisans who fail to accept election results and credible news sources while living in daily fear that the world is about to end because of this unconstitutional election. These are also who prefer the politics of fear, thus will use lies and distortions to make their point.

    Here’s another credible source

    By the way, Hawaii has interesting state laws governing the release of such documents.

    Comment by Frank — June 15, 2009 @ 9:47 am | Reply

  2. PS: For clarifying the existence of the clueless.

    Comment by Frank — June 15, 2009 @ 10:52 am | Reply

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