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Fact or Fiction: Was President Obama Born in Kenya?

Updated on May 29, 2012
The 1991 PR bio discovered.
The 1991 PR bio discovered.
The Kenya Birth Certificate. Is it legit?
The Kenya Birth Certificate. Is it legit?
Obama back in 2006 campaigning for Islam's Sharia law in Kenya to help a candidate, which luckily, lost!
Obama back in 2006 campaigning for Islam's Sharia law in Kenya to help a candidate, which luckily, lost!

It's baaaaaaack! Courtesy of a newly discovered PR sheet from 1991. Among other people mentioned and a brief bio, so is Barack Obama. The agency recently discovered it and while they do believe he was born in Hawaii in 1961, there is the issue of why does the booklet clearly state he was born in Kenya. One could say it was a mistake that the agency did not catch, however, they claim that most likely Barack did see the pre-publication mockup and had to approve his bio information, which the PR agency did. Also, the agency continued, with no doubt, Barack's approval, state in subsequent PR material that he was born in Kenya. Hmmm.

For the birthers, those who claim the President Obama is not entitled to be president solely because he is not a US citizen, this is further proof. Yet, the State of Hawaii has issued its official certified birth certificate as absolute proof. But, the question comes to mind, why has it taken so long? One could suspect in order to create one. Of course, Donald Trump does not believe it.

The PR firm claims it was a proofreading error, fine. But, the problem nags because why wasn't it corrected before 2008? The PR firm continued to use that info in his bio blurb until after he became a U.S. senator. Odder things continue...the PR firm did make updates and corrections on his bio in 2005 and 2007, yet, retained the "born in Kenya". Hey, I buy the proofreading error the first time in 1991, but again in 2005 and 2007? If it is wrong, just correct it. Why would you leave false data on a PR bio blurb while correcting other facts, unless it was, indeed, true? Then there is this: When an interviewer asked Barack's grandmother, " Were you present when your grandson was born in Kenya"?, she replied "yes". The question was asked twice. The grandmother was there, in Kenya, the day Barack was born. Now, if this was untrue, why would an innocent family member in Africa indicate this? I mean, it is as easy to say "no".

There are other suspicious items. When western journalists went to Kenya to find out the truth over the past year, they were escorted away from various points of potential sources, some were kicked out of the country. Stranger is that when even Kenya's own intelligence agencies investigated it, they found missing documents relating to Barack's birth records.

In view of history, of Watergate, Iran Contra, the Kennedy Assassination, President Bush's claim of WMD in Iraq, I think all Americans should keep an open mind about these latest birth issues of President Obama. There are too many odd things about this, can they be ALL mistakes and mean nothing? Warrant deeper investigation? I mean, this info is circumstantial. The birth certificate is direct evidence, yet, why did Hawaii take so long to produce it? If you have a blank certificate, you can easily create a BC for anyone.

Does it make a difference to me? I haven't decided. It might be one of many things to consider when the election happens. It will not be the determining factor.

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    • JT Walters profile image

      JT Walters 

      6 years ago from Florida

      "Obama was a citizen" and the key word is was. You did not menetion Obama by name but given the name of this hub and the citation of the constitution I seriously doubt you were referring to any other president but Obama.

      As for the secrecy I don't think there really is any.

      Let's see that Patriot Act didn't destroy the Constiution? Well the freedom of Speech and the freedom of press is completely gone and then their is the illegal wire taps on US citizens under FISA and the complete abuse of executive authority which has exceeded any other presidents in the history. Bush is a hero! Really Bush has been better to Israel then Obama. Last I checked when Bush was president he was crammed so far up the rears of the Saudi Royal family and OPEC interests that Israel was in dire straits at least from a public relations perspective. Obama has done more to rehabitilate Israel's reputation in the world then Bush ever did.

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      Jayfort 

      6 years ago

      In my last post, I did not mention Obama at all. Just McCain and Kennedy.

      Obama's mother WAS a U.S. citizen but his father was NOT, he was the citizen of Kenya. Again, I'm not questioning Obama's citizenship, I'm questioning his secrecy.

      And, no, the Patriot Act did not destroy the Constitution. And Bush was a better friend to Israel than Obama has been.

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      JT Walters 

      6 years ago from Florida

      How do you know that Barack Obama was not born of US Citizens? And how do you know that his parents or parent were not US service personnel? We have diplomats, State Department personnel and other official agency personnel stationed all over the world. How can you claim Barack Obama isn't a child of US service personnel? Can you prove it? Obviously those in power allowed him into the office and didn't George Bush toss the Constitution out with the Patriot Act?

      That is hysterically funny to me that anyone would worry about JFK being under the influence of the Vatican, JFK another US diplomats child. Odd you should bring him up.

      It really isn't a secret. I think that those who need or have a right to know, know. And those who don't should deliberate. Obviously Barack Obama has the right to be president or he would not be. And I doubt he is under the influence of anything.

      You might mention that not beholding thing to the Bush Family who are slaves to middle eastern oil interests and Kuwait. What they have done to Israel is shameful.

      No one that is for real in the republican party wants to pull at Barack Obama's citizenship. You realize you could pull at a thread and it be revealed that Obama's Mother work for the US government and he would be a shoe in for another term?

      US employees have children all over the world and they are still US citizens. Obama's Mother is a US citizen and so is he.

      Leave it alone before you make him another term!!

      JT

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      Jayfort 

      6 years ago

      John McCain was born of U.S. Citizens on a U.S. Naval Base in what was, at the time, a U.S. Protectorate. Children of U.S. Service Personnel born on U.S. installations are considered to have been born on U.S. soil.

      The key issue revolves around the intent of Article II, Section I, Clause 4 of the U.S. Constitution which is that the President should be, through birth, loyal to the United States of America and not beholding to another nation or entity.

      There was concern when Kennedy was elected that he would be under the political influence of the Vatican because he was Catholic.

      Again, if there is nothing to hide, WHY ALL THE SECRECY???

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      JT Walters 

      6 years ago from Florida

      The Bushes Classified their family history as well. It is not uncommon for presidents to do to protect their relatives. Obama is POTUS. Whether he keeps the job is another matter but John MCain was born in panama. How is that any different?

      I think the birth place is a non-starter or atleast it is for me. I am more concerned about rebuilding America then where the potential president was born.

      Besides as a person who has had articles written about them I know publications take liberities and get facts mixed up. I doubt in 1991 Obama was worried about how accurate the publication was but more interest in the good intentions of the publication.

      IMO,

      JT

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      Jayfort 

      6 years ago

      The fourth group that would be implicated in a potential deception of the American People would be the mainstream media that has so unequivocally placed themselves behind BHO and the Democrat Party. It is the job of the news media to be seekers of Truth, not propagandists for ANY political party.

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      perrya 

      6 years ago

      we are living in time when anything can happen, just be open to it. Yes, until there is an official inquiry by independent persons, the question remains valid to a degree because it is easy to make one.

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      kschang 

      6 years ago from San Francisco, CA, USA

      A single source proves nothing, esp. when it's contradicted by official records, unless you actually believe in conspiracy theories. :) For all we know, the PR agency itself hammed up the blurb. :)

    • perrya profile imageAUTHOR

      perrya 

      6 years ago

      You know, what this needs is a CNN 360 or CBS 60 min investigation. I mean, there is enough oddities to warn independent examination, like the BC from Kenya. Something is a bit fishy until cleared up and if it is what happened, then what?

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      Jayfort 

      6 years ago

      My questions are these:

      1) Why has BHO, his administration, and the Democrat Party expended so much time, money, and effort to prevent disclosure of his birth certificate, school records, and other records to the public?

      2) If there is nothing to hide, why bother hiding everything?

      3) If (and I do say IF) he is not qualified under Article II, Section I, Clause 4 of the U.S. Constitution to be POTUS; then wouldn’t he, his administration, and the Democrat Party have perpetrated voter/election fraud on a nationwide scale?

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