Tuesday, July 28, 2009

aka: Barack Obama - just because you have a birth certificate doesn't mean you are who you say you are 

This just in (again) from the Candlenut state:
Hawaii again declares Obama birth certificate real

By JAYMES SONG (AP) – 1 hour ago

HONOLULU — State officials in Hawaii on Monday said they have once again checked and confirmed that President Barack Obama was born in Hawaii and is a natural-born American citizen, and therefore meets a key constitutional requirement for being president.

Health Director Dr. Chiyome Fukino said she hoped to end lingering rumors about Obama's birthplace.

"I ... have seen the original vital records maintained on file by the Hawaii State Department of Health verifying Barack Hussein Obama was born in Hawaii and is a natural-born American citizen," she said in a brief statement. "I have nothing further to add to this statement or my original statement issued in October 2008 over eight months ago."


Fukino issued a similar press release Oct. 31, but was prompted to speak out again because of the renewed attention on Obama's beginnings. Hawaii's Health Department has been flooded in recent weeks with questions from individuals and several national TV news networks asking for proof that Obama was indeed born in Hawaii.

"They just keep asking over and over and over again," Health Department spokeswoman Janice Okubo said.

The Constitution states that a person must be a "natural-born citizen" to be eligible for the presidency. Birthers contend that Obama's birth certificate is a fake, and many say he was actually born in Kenya, his father's homeland. They've challenged his citizenship in court.

Well, actually the Constitution states that:
No person except a natural born Citizen, or a Citizen of the United States, at the time of the Adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the Office of President." ~ [Section 1, Article Two]

Bold emphasis above mine. I'm not gonna nitpick details here but it seems to me that what the Constitution actually says is that anyone eligible to the Office of President must be either one of two things (or, a combination of both).

1 - "a natural born Citizen"


2- "a Citizen of the United States"

Presumably being a natural born Citizen of the United States (although the Constitution doesn't specifically state that one must be a natural born citizen of the United States) would combine the best of both eligibility requirements outlined above and therefore qualify one for the office.


And don't get me going on what is "real" and what is "natrually real" and so on because that is a whole different thing altogether.

But, nevermind that. What concerns me in all this is not whether or not Barack Obama is a natural born citizen or a US citizen. I'm convinced he is both. What worries me is that Barack Obama is not really Barrack Obama!

Look: How do we know that Barack Obama is really who he says he is? What if Barack Obama's real name were Tyrone Goldfarb? And what if Tyrone Goldfarb and his mother Ann whose real name - lets just say - was Cindy. Cindy Goldfarb (see photo above circa 1963). How do we know that Cindy Goldfarb, somehow, didn't steal an entire new identity for herself and her son Tyrone sometime back in the early 1960's. Well? It's not impossible you know (identity theft is an old caper). And how'd you like to try to get elected president of the United States with a name like Tyrone Goldfarb!

Obviously there are still more questions that need to be answered with respect to Barack Obama's... or Tyrone Goldfarb's... or whatever his name is... true identity.

Questions like the whereabouts of Mr. Goldfarb. And what the hell happened to the real Barack Obama whose identity Tyrone Goldfarb has assumed? It's a big ocean out there, Dano. The ocean holds many secrets.

One day those secrets may come heaving ashore - perhaps in Alaska - where only dead fish stink up the merciless rushing flow and firewood blooms among the frostweed - or whatever it is that goes on up there - and we are reminded that a mother's nature hides many victories.



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