Obama Supporter Calls for Birth Certificate

In a surprising move, Chris Matthews, anchor of MSNBC’s “Hardball” news program and an Obama supporter, has called for Obama to release his birth certificate, if he has one, to quell once and for all the controversy over his eligibility to be President. The U.S. Constitution, under Article 2, Section1,  requires that the President be a “natural born” citizen.


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Obama claims to have been born in Hawaii, but has never produced an official long form birth certificate as proof and no hospital in Hawaii has a record of his birth. Several lawsuits have been filed asking to see Obama’s birth certificate, but none has yet been successful in being granted a trial. A former Hawaiian elections official has said that there is no birth certificate.

Complicating the issue is the fact that Obama’s father was a British subject and Obama’s grandmother has said that she attended his birth — in Kenya. Another issue is that his stepfather moved the family to Indonesia and Obama attended school there as an Indonesian. Any of these would mean Obama is not a “natural born” citizen.

This new tactic by Obama’s supporters could backfire badly if the Hawaiian birth certificate does not exist. Doubts remain because Obama has steadfastly refused to release any official documents regarding his birth, schooling, college records, social security, passport, etc. It is estimated that he has spent approximately $1.7 million fending off lawsuits instead of spending $15 for a copy of his official birth certificate.


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