Thursday, August 27, 2009

Citizenship: Beating a Dead Horse

In the backward burg I presently call home (aka "Conservatives-R-Us so don't you dare disagree or we'll shoot you with our Constitutional right to bear arms"), our congressman recently held a Town Hall meeting, and some nitwit brought up--yet again--the question of President Obama’s citizenship...about which, by the way, there is no question. Here are the facts:
  • Barack Obama was born August 4, 1961, in Honolulu, Hawaii. Hawaii became a state August 21, 1959, nearly two full years earlier.

  • He was born on American soil, so he's an American.

  • If that's not enough, his mother was also a natural-born American.

  • His father was from Kenya, and under Kenyan law, that gave Barack, his son, Kenyan citizenship, as well, which meant he had dual citizenship as a child.

  • This dual citizenship lasted only until young Barack's 21st birthday. Kenya recognizes dual citizenship for children, but Kenya's Constitution specifies that at age 21, Kenyan citizens who possess citizenship in more than one country automatically lose their Kenyan citizenship unless they formally renounce any non-Kenyan citizenship and swear an oath of allegiance to Kenya.

  • Obama neither renounced his U.S. citizenship nor swore an oath of allegiance to Kenya; therefore, his Kenyan citizenship automatically expired on August 4, 1982.

  • President Obama IS a natural-born citizen of the United States--a citizen of ONLY the United States--whether some folks like it or not.


sunflowerlady said...

So why doesn't he just make his birth certificate available and be done with all the questions?

las794 said...

It's been produced--read here:

las794 said...

And by the way, there was never any attempt to hide it.

Zoe and Indy said...

Sorry to comment on an older post. I've been watching all this stuff on American TV from Canada and wow is some of it just total ridiculous crazy lies. Even a lot of these people questioning this stuff must know it's not even a valid question they're just mad and willfully ignorant. I'll stop before a rant. Good post.

las794 said...

Good rant. :)