Obama Birth Certificate Fairy-tale Story or Nightmare

By Art Stevens

There is nothing at all wrong with Donald Trump, Sheriff Joe Arpaio or anyone else disputing the authenticity of Barak Obama’s birth certificate, but I always thought that in this country, while you are completely free to make an accusation against someone, you are then required to provide evidence that will prove or disprove your case. I think that, just maybe, this might have something to do with being innocent until proven guilty.

Okay, Trump took the first step. He made the accusation. He made that accusation many months ago. When does the evidence come? Or have we gotten to that point where we don’t NEED evidence? I think that a little common sense might shed some light on the fact that we DO have a presidential election coming up, and ANYTHING, whether true or not, that might put Obama in a bad light seems to be fair game. My friends- it is not a game. As I said, I have NO problem with Trump making the accusation. Now it’s time to prove it or shut up.

On Tuesday, Wolf Blitzer on CNN interviewed Trump. Here are some quotes from that interview. Please look for the evidence.

TRUMP: “There are many people that don’t agree with that birth certificate- they don’t think it’s authentic, Wolf.”
BLITZER: “You say ‘many people’- like WHO? Give me the name of someone in a position of authority.”
TRUMP: “I don’t give names.”

Blitzer showed newspaper clippings announcing Obama’s birth from 1961.

TRUMP: “Can you stop defending Obama?”
BLITZER: “Donald, you’re beginning to sound a little ridiculous, I have to tell you.”
TRUMP: “You are, Wolf. Let me tell you something, I think you sound ridiculous.”

Blitzer then played a clip of Trump being interviewed months ago on the “Today” show.

TRUMP: “I have people that have been studying this, and they can’t believe what they are finding.”
HOST: “You have people, now, down there in Hawaii?”
TRUMP: “Yes, and they can’t believe what they are finding.”

Donald, why are you keeping us in suspense like this? Why not tell us what they were finding? Can anyone out there truly think that if Trump actually HAD proof that he would keep it to himself like this? Why, I ask you? Is it because dear Donald would never do anything to hurt Obama? Come on Donald. Come clean. Share it with us.

As for Sheriff Joe Arpaio of Arizona, the same questions would apply. Basically, where’s the proof? The really unfortunate results that come from arguments of this type are that they are picked up by other people who just WANT to find fault with a political foe whether there is proof or not. I suppose they think that even if they CAN’T prove anything, the next best thing would be to drag your opponent through the mud. Such a person wrote a column for a local newspaper here in Las Vegas recently in which he claimed that Obama’s birth certificate has been proven to be a forgery beyond a shadow of a doubt and that Sheriff Joe, when he finds out who did the forgery work, will have that person arrested, and every piece of legislation that has his signature on it will be voided. Let me be on record as saying that a sincere apology will be forthcoming from me as soon as proof of these claims are printed in this gentleman’s column. I said PROOF. Not accusations, but PROOF that would hold up in a court of law.

26 Responses to "Obama Birth Certificate Fairy-tale Story or Nightmare"

  1. Will Stockwin   June 18, 2012 at 11:02 pm

    Obama’s biggest failure, aside from not being able to clean up in three years the mess it took Bush/Cheney eight years to make, is that he was born black. A president’s birth certificate has never been an issue until we voted a black man into the White House. And hey, there are a lot of us out here still waiting to see G.W. Bush’s Honorable Discharge certificate, proving once and for all that he isn’t still a deserter at large.

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  2. Ellen   June 11, 2012 at 2:21 pm

    No problem.

    I wasn’t looking for your vote. I simply post against the modern version of the flat earth theory.

    That theory holds that despite the distance, risk and enormous expense of the trip and the fact that there is no proof Obama’s mother made it, and despite the birth certificate showing that he was born in Hawaii, and despite the repeated confirmations of the facts on the birth certificate–Obama was born in a foreign country.

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  3. Tillman Maddox   June 5, 2012 at 9:51 pm

    Can anyone name an author who hasn’t read their bio?

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  4. Ellen   June 5, 2012 at 5:36 pm

    Re: “There is absolutely no way that for seventeen years he,not to mention his family or friends,would not have seen this..”

    Of course there is. People fail to look at their bios all the time. Even relatives reading the bio quickly might have thought that the reference to “born in Kenya” was to Obama’s father—-who really was born in Kenya.

    We know that Obama did not write that he was born in Kenya because (1) the unpublished book that the blurb is actually about has in it that Obama was born in Hawaii; (2) Dreams from My Father, published in 1991 and written a year earlier I believe says in it that Obama was born in Hawaii.

    So it could easily have been a mistake. But, if it wasn’t, that fact would still not affect Obama’s eligibility. You can vote against him because you believe that he lied about being born in Kenya—-would have been a stupid lie because a grand total of 21 people came to the USA from Kenya in 1961. Or you can vote against him on the issues, which is what most people who vote against him will do.

    But he was not born in Kenya and hence is eligible. I don’t think that Romney was born in Canada and hence he is eligible too, but Canada is a heck of a lot closer to Detroit than Kenya is to Honolulu.

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  5. Marc   June 2, 2012 at 7:41 pm

    Obama is a president and not a piece of paper. This whole American system is a F*** shame.

    Marc

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  6. scott erlandson   May 31, 2012 at 10:30 pm

    are there any other birth announcements of babies that weren’t born in hawaii ??

    also, the same company owned both newspapers.

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    • Ellen   June 1, 2012 at 1:35 am

      Re: “Were there any other birth announcements of babies that weren’t born in hawaii ?? also, the same company owned both newspapers.”

      The name of the section of the papers where Obama’s and other children’s birth notices were posted is, significantly, “Health Bureau Statistics.” Only the DOH sent the notices to the newspapers for the Health Bureau Statistics section, and at the the time the DOH only sent out birth notices for births IN Hawaii.

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  7. jim   June 1, 2012 at 3:07 am

    I know a person that has birth certificates with 2 different names.

    That’s right. He applied for a copy of his birth certificate as he had lost his original. The first copy came with his name he had at birth. He later applied for another copy because he had again lost it. The next certificate had a different name on it. Evedently, his name had been legally changed with 6 months of his birth. Only problem; both copies had been sent when he was well into his adult years (25 to 45). So what makes anybody believe these documents can not be made up or changed?

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  8. Joe Holder   June 1, 2012 at 2:38 am

    In any event, either way, Mr Obama perpetuated this whole thing by refusing to disclose many items of fact that most would have laughingly produced.if you tout “transparency”, be prepared to pull back the curtains, and turn on the lights!

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  9. Ellen   June 1, 2012 at 1:33 am

    Re: “He received foreign student placement at universities, didn’t he??”

    Answer: NO. That was an April Fool’s article, originally posted on April 1, 2009.

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  10. Ellen   May 31, 2012 at 6:50 pm

    First, the notion of Obama’s mother, late in pregnancy, traveling alone (WND has shown that Obama senior was in Hawaii on August 4, 1961) from Hawaii where there are good hospitals, to Kenya, where there was Yellow Fever and bad hospitals, and doing so without any INS record of her leaving the USA or any record of her arriving in Kenya—is absurd. And the fact that there is a birth certificate showing that she gave birth in Kapiolani Hospital in Honolulu makes it even more absurd.

    Second, only birther “experts,” who have not proven their expertise and who certainly have not shown that they are impartial, have claimed that there is anything wrong with Obama’s birth certificate. Want to know why Ann Coulter, Glenn Beck, Bill O’Reilly and the National Review all do not support the claims of the Sheriff? Because he is using obviously biased “experts,” who have not proven their expertise.

    http://gratewire.com/topic/tea-party-conservative-refutes-claims-of-obama-birth-certificate-forgery

    http://www.hackerfactor.com/blog/index.php?/archives/473-Keystone-Kops.html

    http://www.obamabirthbook.com/http:/www.obamabirthbook.com/2012/03/on-the-release-of-report-from-sheriff-joe-arpaio-stating-barack-obamas-birth-certificate-is-a-forgery/

    Nathan Goulding, chief technology officer of the National Review magazine, dismissed the matter of “layered components” found in the White House PDF by suggesting “that whoever scanned the birth certificate in Hawaii forgot to turn off the OCR setting on the scanner.” and adding “I’ve confirmed that scanning an image, converting it to a PDF, optimizing that PDF, and then opening it up in Illustrator, does in fact create layers similar to what is seen in the birth certificate PDF. You can try it yourself at home.”

    And:

    Dr. Neil Krawetz, an imaging software analysis author and experienced examiner of questioned images, said: “The PDF released by the White House shows no sign of digital manipulation or alterations. I see nothing that appears to be suspicious.”

    And:

    Ivan Zatkovich, who has testified in court as a technology expert, and consultant to WorldNetDaily: “All of the modifications to the PDF document that can be identified are consistent with someone enhancing the legibility of the document.”

    Obama was born in Hawaii, and he has proven it overwhelmingly. Romney has just shown his birth certificate from Michigan. It is probably NOT forged, but it is easy to make claims that it is forged.

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  11. Bluepine   May 31, 2012 at 4:25 am

    As Blitzer pointed out, there were two notices of Obama’s birth in Hawaiian newspapers published at the time. Trump lied when he said the notices were submitted by Obama’s parents. The notices were part of a list sent directly from the hospital to the State of Hawaii department of Vital Statistics, which released the names for publication. Obama’s birth in Hawaii has also been confirmed by both the Democratic governor, and the previous Republican governor.

    The literary agent’s assistant made a fact-checking error, which is common. The fact, proven by overwhelming evidence, and repeatedly confirmed by the State of Hawaii, is that Obama was born in Hawaii.

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  12. Micheal   May 31, 2012 at 1:28 am

    You requested “PROOF”. You apparently did not review Sheriff Arpaio’s March 1 presentation of proof. It was not a parade of accusations, instead it was a meticulous and logical discussion of facts that add up to proof. Please review his presentation, it is easily available online.

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    • Ellen   June 1, 2012 at 1:40 am

      Re: “It was not a parade of accusations, instead it was a meticulous and logical discussion of facts that add up to proof.”

      Answer: It was a parade of accusations, using WND’s “experts”–who have not proven their expertise and who certainly have not shown that they are impartial. That is why Ann Coulter, Glenn Beck, Bill O’Reilly and the National Review do not believe it.

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  13. RonPaulKicksAss   May 30, 2012 at 11:32 pm

    Why don’t you try to prove his birth certificate is real? You are a journalist, right?

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  14. K. L. Albert   May 30, 2012 at 11:29 pm

    It would be prudent for anyone to check in with any high school classmates of Obama’s at Punahou School in Honolulu. It is common knowledge amongst them that Obama is foreign-born. I have a close friend who went to school with him. He received foreign student placement at universities, didn’t he??

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  15. Tillman Maddox   May 30, 2012 at 8:19 pm

    At some point before his bio was published by Acton and Dystel Mr.Obama would have been asked to review a finished draft for accuracy.In doing so he obviously saw that his bio claimed a Kenyan birth.
    If this was a fact checking error Mr. Obama,or anyone else for that matter would have called and said -Hey it looks pretty good but I was born in Hawaii- or something like that. If the correction was somehow overlooked a second time the agent would have certainly recieved a call from an angry Mr. Obama.
    She never did.

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    • Ellen   June 1, 2012 at 1:31 am

      Re: “At some point before his bio was published by Acton and Dystel Mr.Obama would have been asked to review a finished draft for accuracy.In doing so he obviously saw that his bio claimed a Kenyan birth.’

      Mistakes are normal. Your mother traveling to Kenya late in pregnancy in 1961 would have been EXTREMELY unlikely.

      You are assuming that they sent him a copy to check. Yes, this is normal. But it does not happen every time because sometimes people forget to do what they are supposed to do. Or, Obama received the thing to check and put it in a pile of stuff and never got around to it–or lost the thing to be checked.

      In any case, you have every right to vote against him if you think that he was lazy and stupid enough to make that mistake. But it is still CRAZY to think that he was born in Kenya.

      The idea of Obama’s mother, late in pregnancy, traveling alone (WND has shown that Obama senior was in Hawaii on August 4, 1961) from Hawaii where there are good hospitals, to Kenya, where there was Yellow Fever and bad hospitals, and doing so without any INS record of her leaving the USA or any record of her arriving in Kenya—is absurd. And the fact that there is a birth certificate showing that she gave birth in Kapiolani Hospital in Honolulu makes it even more absurd.

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      • Tillman Maddox   June 5, 2012 at 3:05 pm

        Mistakes are not normal they are,at their heart, the opposite of normal.
        There is absolutely no way that for seventeen years he,not to mention his family or friends,would not have seen this.To believe that,in my opinion ,is the most unreasonable thing in the world.
        As far as where and when his mother traveled while pregnant your argument is very believable.
        I was just trying to make the point that he knew his bio claimed a Kenyan birth.Do I believe he was actually born there? NO!

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        • Ellen   June 5, 2012 at 5:39 pm

          Replying to: “There is absolutely no way that for seventeen years he,not to mention his family or friends,would not have seen this..”

          Of course there is. People fail to look at their bios all the time. Even relatives reading the bio quickly might have thought that the reference to “born in Kenya” was to Obama’s father—-who really was born in Kenya.

          We know that Obama did not write that he was born in Kenya because (1) the unpublished book that the blurb is actually about has in it that Obama was born in Hawaii; (2) Dreams from My Father, published in 1991 and written a year earlier I believe says in it that Obama was born in Hawaii.

          So it could easily have been a mistake. But, if it wasn’t, that fact would still not affect Obama’s eligibility.

          You can vote against him because you believe that he lied about being born in Kenya——-that would have been a stupid lie because a grand total of 21 people came to the USA from Kenya in 1961. Or you can vote against him on the issues, which is what most people who vote against him will do.

          But he was not born in Kenya and hence is eligible. I don’t think that Romney was born in Canada and hence he is eligible too, but Canada is a heck of a lot closer to Detroit than Kenya is to Honolulu.

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          • Tillman Maddox   June 5, 2012 at 9:48 pm

            O.K so he is, in your own words, a lazy,lying ,stupid failure. You’ve convinced me Ellen. Super job.

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