I am hardly one of the “Obama Birthers” who question his Hawaiian birth. I don’t know. I do know that the pre-statehood situation in Honolulu gives much leeway for fraud. This video pretty much explains the situation with regards to Hawaiian birth certificates:
The short of it is that Barack Obama’s grandmother says she was in the room when Barack was born, and she has never been out of Kenya. Here is one of several a audio clips that allegedly contains Barack Obama’s grandmother saying EXACTLY that.
Of course, I have NO proof that the person speaking was actually Obama’s grandmother. I did get confirmation from a missionary friend that the screened translation is a true and accurate account of the words we hear on the voice track.
I DO know that many in Africa take Obama’s African birth as a matter of course. Here is a link to modernghana.com that says exactly that:
In addition, I have found similar comments from Kenyan media, as well as Malawi’s and Nigeria’s press. Evidently, Africa thinks Obaba was born in Kenya. As he may well have been.
Because the description of the circumstances of Obama’s birth, with the mother too close to term to fly safely, is a common story in sub-equatorial Africa. Many European women were “too late to fly out” and gave birth in South African, Rhodesian, and Kenyan hospitals. And sometimes in more primitive circumstances that hospitals.
I also know that the situation in Hawaii is “peculiar.” Anyone could bring a freshly born child into the Territory, declare it home birthed, and get a short form birth certificate. I have known one couple who did exactly that, with the husband’s illegitimate child brought from Okinawa to the Territory and declared to be the couple’s home birthed child. Hawaiian birth certificate and all.
It’s pretty clear that Obama COULD have been born in Kenya. Despite the many high volume protestations, it is not at all clear that Obama WAS born in Hawaii.
In my mind it would take just two things to prove Obama is a natural born citizen of the United States. The first is to show the long form birth certificate. Where was he born, when was he born, who was the attending physician, how much did he weigh? Those are critical points the short form does not properly address.
In addition, a camera crew with a certified translator should travel to Sarah Obama’s home and interview her. If Sarah Obama, Barack Obama’s grandmother says she was NOT there when Barack was born; and IF a long form birth certificate can be produced, that should put an end to the debate. Obama is in fact a natural born citizen.
But until the matter is properly documented, there will be doubt. So why in the world spend upwards of ten million dollars and a year dodging the issue? The more so when the original long form birth certificate COULD be shown and certified by experts for a ten thousandth of that. And when a camera crew and proper translators COULD be sent from Nairobi for less that $5,000.
The whole faradiddle makes no sense at all. Unless the documents never existed and Obama IS a Kenyan by birth.