Was President Obama Born in the United States?
There are various people who claim that his birth certificate is a forgery and one of these an Arizona sheriff is reported here on the BBC.
I was born in 1947 and my birth certificate was wrongly filled in and then I lost it. But the replacement still had the change certified by a signed-over stamp. So even in the UK sixty-five years ago, it would be difficult to get it wrong.
Now President Obama was born in Honolulu on the 4th August, 1961, so he is only about ten years older than my two remaining sons. At that time, you not only got a birth certificate, but the baby would be entered into hospital records. And of course, there are lots of family photos of the baby.
So there will be lot of evidence, that would stand up in a court of law. Certainly in the UK!
Intriguingly, we don’t have any laws about where our Prime Minister has to be born. It all depends on quality, not an accident of birth.
I also know of someone, who was born in the United States, because his father was the UK Ambassador. As his father went on to get a hereditary peerage and the right to sit in the House of Lords, he could have ended up as a member of the UK House of Lords and US President.
So it looks like the challenge to Obama is very much spurious and judging by the profile of the Arizona sheriff, based very much on race!
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