Sunday, January 27, 2013

Democrat Congressman Seeking End To Presidential Term Limits As Obama Social Engineers Military Into Extinction While Trying To Take American’s Guns Away! ~ And Nancy Pelosi Says We’re The Nazis’??

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~”I’m discouraged as Obama has been allowed virtually unopposed, to evince so much deliberate politically masqueraded subversion against both the foundation of our Constitutional Republic & against the American people themselves! Where has our Representative government in the opposition Party been throughout?? From them I’ve heard a variety of saber rattling regarding certain of Obama’s scandals & negligence! Yet from everything I’ve seen result from these subsequent respective hearings over these past several months (all centering around various Obama scandals in general) their sabers may as well be dulled butter knives!
If I had any doubts before Obama’s questionable arrival on the political stage, that our so-called government of the people, by the people, & for the people has been thoroughly usurped & subjugated by a political ruling caste of elitists, those doubts have long been dispelled since Obama’s reign began!”~
The previous statement was a comment I’d left at wnd.com in response to a wnd exclusive I was reading earlier today titled,
“VIDEO WARNS OBAMA: PEOPLE WILL FIGHT FOR GUNS”.
http://www.wnd.com/2013/01/video-warns-obama-people-will-fight-for-guns/
Other opinions posted here ran the gamut at the depth and scope by which Obama has successfully contrived to further this amalgamated division of our Nation with, that he has been consummately accomplished at threading throughout the span of his occupancy in our White House so far to date!
It’s astonishing actually when you sift through all of the scattered pieces that litter these past 4 years in the lingering trail of this mans continuing train wreck of a Presidency! When you begin to try and arrange those fragments into an order by which you try to define a cohesive image, some measure of sense from the purposeful obscurity in the architecture of Barrack Hussein Obama’s political designs and ambitions.
Yet we only have to go back as far as a few months really, to examine more disturbing recent developments which seem only to exacerbate this perceived tightening grip of escalating tension so many in our Nation are feeling with each successive legislated act Obama commits himself to inflict upon us!
Something else first too before I go on. I’d like to pose to all of you a question about Obama’s appointment of Kerry to succeed Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State, since prospects for U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice have obviously gone belly up…Do you suppose (just suppose), Kerry was Obama’s pick all along? Why? I haven’t gotten that far yet, but that thought occurred to me over the last couple of days when I was thinking about Kerry’s involvement and his prominent role in the Insider Trading scandal that rocked the Hill over a year ago and how it was reported that Kerry profited significantly off Obamacare in the process. Food for thought. Moving on…
First we have Obama’s sacking of several top brass Generals throughout our United States Military, beginning back on May 11th, 2009, with the forced resignation of General David McKiernan by -at the time- Defense Secretary Robert Gates. This took place a year before McKiernan’s term as commander in Afghanistan was set to end. His was the first Presidential dismissal of a General during wartime activities since Truman’s ousting of General Douglas MacArthur during the Korean war.
McKiernan was followed then by General Stanley A. McChrystal, who was later himself replaced (in the fallout of a controversy stemming from disparaging remarks he had supposedly made about Vice President Joe Biden along with his Commander In Chief, revealed in an interview to Rolling Stone magazine) by General David Petraeus. Petraeus later went on to retire and become (albeit briefly) Director of the CIA.
General John Allen was the man selected to replace Petraeus, and who was also cleared of wrong doing by the Inspector General earlier this month over allegations of inappropriate e-mails to the Tampa socialite involved in another related scandal centering around CIA Director Petraeus’ elicit affair with the woman whom he had chosen as his official biographer (a scandal which cost him his job as CIA Director) that came to public attention shortly after the Islamist terrorist attack on our American Embassy in Benghazi that left our U.S. Ambassador, along with 3 other American’s murdered (so are you cross eyed yet trying to follow all this??).

Then in the midst of all of that, we have the allegations of General Carter Ham, the former head of U.S. Africa Command, allegedly having been fired due to a supposed intent to defy orders to stand down by Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, while the attack on our Libyan Embassy were still underway.
Naturally, anything questionable or suspect in regards to these strange series of events requires more evidence than what mere discernment or intuition can provide, but draw your own conclusions folks. I’m just saying here is all.
Something else too before I go on. I’d like to pose to all of you a question about in Obama’s appointment of John Kerry to succeed Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State (since prospects for U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice have obviously gone belly up)…Do you suppose (just suppose), Kerry was Obama’s pick all along? Why? I haven’t gotten that far yet, but this thought occurred to me over the last couple of days when I was thinking about Kerry’s involvement and his prominent role in the Insider Trading scandal that rocked the Hill over a year ago and how it was reported that Kerry profited significantly off Obamacare in the process. Food for thought. Moving on…
Following then in the footsteps of Obama’s perpetual social engineering of our Military towards eventual extinction (if he and his Progressive acolytes have their way way about it), we have too his opening salvo consisting of 23 executive orders towards realizing his and other ‘senior citizen’ Democrats’ grand scheme to implement an all out assault on law abiding citizens 2nd Amendment Rights! Meanwhile (back on the Democrat Plantation), unbeknownst to most as concerned citizens have consequentially been focused on this combustive issue of American’s gun rights being at the mercy of another Obama power grab…Lurking in the periphery, we have Democratic New York Representative Jose Serrano making a clandestine stab at reintroducing legislation to Congress in an effort to end Presidential term limits by doing away with the 22nd Amendment (Yeah, if you weren’t awake before, you are now I bet, huh?). I’ll let Doc Savage sum it up…

As if Obama’s chewing up and spitting out our highest military Commanders wasn’t enough, as if his trying to engage his notorious proclivity to overreach (AGAIN) in his going after America’s firearms, trying to become Emperor of his own Galactic Empire, NOW (get this), we have it being reported that FBI Director Robert Mueller is uncertain if the President has the authority to kill American citizens on American soil! I know: WHAT?? I’ll let the Judge field this one…
Wow, Obama’s modus operandi (when you look at everything collectively he’s hell bent on trying to pull off here), it all seems strangely familiar, huh? OH YEAH!…
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In my own introspective ruminations, I’ve contemplated on if I were to use an overarching allegory here to try and encompass these circumstances in their entirety, I believe I’d make reference then to J.R.R. Tolkien’s literary epic, Lord Of The Rings. Yeah, I thought about Star Wars at first, but George Lucas has so thoroughly bastardized that series of classics with like a half dozen or so versions of the same Special Editions, I don’t even want to think about it (I still have no clue what the Hell a Midi-chlorian’s suppose to be and as far as I’m concerned, Han Solo shot FIRST dammit!)
~”SEE?? I’m not the only one who thinks so!”~
But those frivolous ramblings are neither here nor there in the overall scheme of things. Sorry. Sometimes I have to break stride and go for a laugh cuz otherwise I’ll go nuts at the total lunacy of it all. Y’know?? *sigh* I know that “crazy” for these liberals is like water for a fish, but I’m an air breather and I can only tread in their sea of crazy, fighting this fight, for so long before having to claw myself out and roll around in the sand like a man on fire trying to get it all off.
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I wish I could provide answers for everything we’re going through, but I haven’t any. I don’t believe we have a representative Government! I think something stinks about last Novembers elections! Especially with the way Romney conceded the race and quit the stage before all the votes were even finished being counted in places around the Nation! That’s not even mentioning either all the reported accounts of voter fraud and voter machine malfunctions across the country initially we were hearing of, that now we’re hearing crickets about from Obama’s Uruk-hai vanguard in the liberal media! Even FOX NEWS has been surprisingly silent on the subject. It’s bizarre how everyone just seems now to want to attribute “low Republican voter turnout” and an “organized Democrat strategy” to credit for Obama’s victory! Really?? In the wake of the last 4 years of such an unprecedented disaster who couldn’t even debate his way out of a paper bag?? BULLSHIT!
I’m like a lot of you out there. I’m engaged and I AM paying attention. All I can do at the moment tho’ is add my voice to the rising chorus spreading across our Country! It’s not as hopeless as I’ve read some people express in their thoughts on the subject however.
But before I go, I’d just like to leave you with this and hopefully end our visit with a laugh…Or at least a smile anyway…
~”This is me every time I’m perusing a Group wall on Facebook, reading various postings, & I scroll down unsuspectingly to suddenly be confronted by a picture of Moochelle’s gruesome mug someone put up as a sick joke.”

http://info.publicintelligence.net/USArmy-InternmentResettlement.pdf

http://info.publicintelligence.net/USArmy-InternmentResettlement.pdf

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DEATH OF AMERICA: LEAKED U.S. ARMY DOCUMENT OUTLINES PLAN FOR RE-EDUCATION CAMPS IN AMERICA

DEATH OF AMERICA: LEAKED U.S. ARMY DOCUMENT OUTLINES PLAN FOR RE-EDUCATION CAMPS IN AMERICA

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RELATED: Yes, The Re-Education Camp Manual Does Apply Domestically to U.S. Citizens
A leaked U.S. Army document prepared for the Department of Defense contains shocking plans for “political activists” to be pacified by “PSYOP officers” into developing an “appreciation of U.S. policies” while detained in prison camps inside the United States.
The document, entitled FM 3-39.40 Internment and Resettlement Operations (PDF) was originally released on a restricted basis to the DoD in February 2010, but has now been leaked online.
The manual outlines policies for processing detainees into internment camps both globally and inside the United States. International agencies like the UN and the Red Cross are named as partners in addition to domestic federal agencies including the Department of Homeland Security and FEMA.
The document makes it clear that the policies apply “within U.S. territory” and involve, “DOD support to U.S. civil authorities for domestic emergencies, and for designated law enforcement and other activities,” including “man-made disasters, accidents, terrorist attacks and incidents in the U.S. and its territories.”
The manual states, “These operations may be performed as domestic civil support operations,” and adds that “The authority to approve resettlement such operations within U.S. territories,” would require a “special exception” to The Posse Comitatus Act, which can be obtained via “the President invoking his executive authority.” The document also makes reference to identifying detainees using their “social security number.”
Aside from enemy combatants and other classifications of detainees, the manual includes the designation of “civilian internees,” in other words citizens who are detained for, “security reasons, for protection, or because he or she committed an offense against the detaining power.”
Once the detainees have been processed into the internment camp, the manual explains how they will be “indoctrinated,” with a particular focus on targeting political dissidents, into expressing support for U.S. policies.
The re-education process is the responsibility of the “Psychological Operations Officer,” whose job it is to design “PSYOP products that are designed to pacify and acclimate detainees or DCs to accept U.S. I/R facility authority and regulations,” according to the document.
The manual lists the following roles that are designated to the “PSYOP team”.
- Identifies malcontents, trained agitators, and political leaders within the facility who may try to organize resistance or create disturbances.
- Develops and executes indoctrination programs to reduce or remove antagonistic attitudes.
- Identifies political activists.
- Provides loudspeaker support (such as administrative announcements and facility instructions when necessary).
- Helps the military police commander control detainee and DC populations during emergencies.
- Plans and executes a PSYOP program that produces an understanding and appreciation of U.S. policies and actions.
Remember, this is not restricted to insurgents in Iraq who are detained in prison camps – the manual makes it clear that the policies also apply “within U.S. territory” under the auspices of the DHS and FEMA. The document adds that, “Resettlement operations may require large groups of civilians to be quartered temporarily (less than 6 months) or semipermanently (more than 6 months).”
The historical significance of states using internment camps to re-educate detainees centers around the fact that it is almost exclusively practiced by repressive and dictatorial regimes like the former Soviet Union and Stalinist regimes like modern day North Korea.
We have exhaustively documented preparations for the mass internment of citizens inside America, but this is the first time that language concerning the re-education of detainees, in particular political activists, has cropped up in our research.
In 2009, the National Guard posted a number of job opportunities looking for “Internment/Resettlement Specialists” to work in “civilian internee camps” within the United States.
In December last year it was also revealed that Halliburton subsidiary KBR is seeking sub-contractors to staff and outfit “emergency environment” camps located in five regions of the United States.
In 2006, KBR was contracted by Homeland Security to build detention centers designed to deal with “an emergency influx of immigrants into the U.S,” or the rapid development of unspecified “new programs” that would require large numbers of people to be interned.
Rex 84, short for Readiness Exercise 1984, was established under the pretext of a “mass exodus” of illegal aliens crossing the Mexican/US border, the same pretense used in the language of the KBR request for services.
During the Iran-Contra hearings in 1987, however, it was revealed that the program was a secretive “scenario and drill” developed by the federal government to suspend the Constitution, declare martial law, assign military commanders to take over state and local governments, and detain large numbers of American citizens determined by the government to be “national security threats.”
Under the indefinite detention provision of the National Defense Authorization Act, which was signed by Barack Obama on New Year’s Eve, American citizens can be kidnapped and detained indefinitely without trial.
Read a portion of the Internment and Resettlement Operations manual below.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=grS1wpKJfPk

Barack Hussein Obama Sr. Immigration File http://www.scribd.com/doc/54015762/Barack-Hussein-Obama-Sr-Immigration-File
http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/Articles/This%20Is%20Barack%20Obama.pdf
Presidential Eligibility
In the 2008 election both major parties nominated candidates whose eligibility is dubious. For Barack Obama the question was whether he was born in Hawaii, which is U.S. soil. For John McCain the question was whether the panama Canal Zone, where he was born, was U.S. soil. It is not, and being born of parents both of whom were U.S. citizens did not make him a "natural-born" citizen, although a statute was later adopted naturalizing such persons at birth.
The U.S. Constitution provides as follows:
Article II Section 1 Clause 5:
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; neither shall any Person be eligible to that Office who shall not have attained to the Age of thirty five Years, and been fourteen Years a Resident within the United States.
Amendment XIV Section 1:
All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside.
The main authority for the original meaning of "natural born" is William Blackstone, in his Commentaries on the Laws of England, Volume II, edited by St. George Tucker, a Founder, published in 1803, especially Chapter 10:
As to the qualifications of members to sit at this board: any natural born subject of England is capable of being a member of the privy council; taking the proper oaths for security of the government, and the test for security of the church. But, in order to prevent any persons under foreign attachments from insinuating themselves into this important trust, as happened in the reign of king William in many instances, it is enacted by the act of settlement,l that no person born out of the dominions of the crown of England, unless born of English parents, even though naturalized by parliament, shall be capable of being of the privy council.
... the king has also the prerogative of conferring privileges 53 upon private persons. Such as granting place or precedence to any of his subjects, as shall seem good to his royal wisdom:g or such as converting aliens,54 or persons born out of the king's dominions, into denizens; whereby some very considerable privileges of natural-born subjects are conferred upon them. Such also is the prerogative of erecting corporations;55 whereby a number of private persons are united and knit together, and enjoy many liberties, powers, and immunities in their politic capacity, which they were utterly incapable of in their natural. Of aliens, denizens, natural-born, and naturalized subjects, I shall speak more largely in a subsequent chapter;
The first and most obvious division of the people is into aliens and natural-born subjects. Natural-born subjects are such as are born within the dominions of the crown of England;
... the prince is always under a constant tie to protect his natural-born subjects, at all times and in all countries, for this reason their allegiance due to him is equally universal and permanent. But, on the other hand, as the prince affords his protection to an alien, only during his residence in this realm, the allegiance of an alien is confined (in point of time) to the duration of such his residence, and (in point of locality) to the dominions of the British empire.
Thus allegiance, then, both express and implied, is the duty of all the king's subjects, under the distinctions here laid down, of local and temporary, or universal and perpetual. Their rights are also distinguishable by the same criterions of time and locality; natural-born subjects having a great variety of rights, which they acquire by being born within the king's ligeance, and can never forfeit by any distance of place or time, but only by their own misbehaviour:
The children of aliens, born here in England, are generally speaking, natural-born subjects, and entitled to all the privileges of such.10 In which the constitution of France differs from ours; for there, by their jus albinatus, if a child be born of foreign parents, it is an alien.c
St. George Tucker, the editor, says this in a footnote:
Persons naturalized according to these acts, are entitled to all the rights of natural born citizens, except, first, that they cannot be elected as representatives in congress until seven years, thereafter. Secondly, nor can they be elected senators of the United States, until nine years thereafter. Thirdly, they are forever incapable of being chosen to the office of president of the United States. Persons naturalized before the adoption of the constitution, it is presumed, have all the capacities of natural born citizens. See C. U. S. Art. 1, 2.
Blackstone uses the term "subject" rather than "citizen", so are citizens the same as subjects for this purpose? We have from Ainslie v. Martin, 9 Mass. 454, 456, 457 (1813):
And if, at common law, all human beings born within the ligeance of the King, and under the King's obedience, were natural-born subjects, and not aliens, I do not perceive why this doctrine does not apply to these United States, in all cases in which there is no express constitutional or statute declaration to the contrary. . . . Subject and citizen are, in a degree, convertible terms as applied to natives, and though the term citizen seems to be appropriate to republican freemen, yet we are, equally with the inhabitants of all other countries, subjects, for we are equally bound by allegiance and subjection to the government and law of the land.
Before Blackstone, the leading authority for the meaning of constitutional language is Edward Coke, who explains in Calvin's Case, 7 Coke Report 1a, 77 ER 377, that a child born on the soil of England to a foreign national visiting the country who is not an invader is a "natural born subject" of England:
[A foreign national]... so long as he was within the King's protection; which [though] but momentary and uncertain, is yet strong enough to make a [natural bond] he hath issue here, that issue is (g) a natural born subject;
The subject of whether jus soli or jus sanguinis applies to the United States came up in a debate in the U.S. House of Representatives, May 22, 1789, when James Madison said:
It is an established maxim, that birth is a criterion of allegiance. Birth, however, derives its force sometimes from place, and sometimes from parentage; but, in general place is the most certain criterion; it is what applies in the United States.
That was not on the point of presidential eligibility, but it does show which rule applies.
Sometimes miscited is Emmerich de Vattel, in his work Les Driot des Gens (Law of Nations), taking out of context the words from Book I:
§ 212. ... The natives, or natural-born citizens, are those born in the country, of parents who are citizens.
But he was writing of the rule of jus sanguinis that was municipal law (not the law of nations) for countries on the European Continent. A little further down, he explains:
§ 214. ... there are states, as, for instance, England, where the single circumstance of being born in the country naturalizes the children of a foreigner.
The rule of jus soli goes back to at least 508 BC in Athens, when it was used to establish citizenship in districts called demes. The Romans mainly used jus sanguinis to organize the empire into national groups each with its own legal system (although they had to introduce the office of praetor peregrinus to adjudicate disputes between members of different groups). However, the Edict of Caracalla in 212 AD made jus soli the rule for the entire Empire. The rule was carried to France and England under Roman domination, and the Normans adopted it and spread it to Scotland, Wales, and Cornwall.
However, jus sanguinis prevailed in many Eastern and Central European countries at the time Vattel wrote, and spread to other countries on the European continent. It displaced jus soli in Britain in 1983 and in France in 1993, mainly in response to immigration of persons of different ethnicity.
On July 25, 1787, John Jay wrote to George Washington, presiding officer of the Convention:
Permit me to hint whether it would not be wise and seasonable to provide a strong check to the admission of Foreigners into the administration of our national Government, and to declare expressly that the Command in chief of the American army shall not be given to, nor devolve on, any but a natural born Citizen.
There is no proof that deliberations took place at the convention on the subject of the letter. While the Committee on Detail originally proposed that the President must be merely a citizen as well as a resident for 21 years, the Committee of Eleven changed "citizen" to "natural born citizen" without explanation. The Convention accepted the change without further debate.
In an 1825 treatise, A View of the Constitution of the United States of America, William Rawle (1759-1836), formerly the U.S. Attorney for Pennsylvania (1791-1799), wrote that
The citizens of each state constituted the citizens of the United States when the Constitution was adopted. ... [He] who was subsequently born the citizen of a State, became at the moment of his birth a citizen of the United States. Therefore every person born within the United States, its territories or districts, whether the parents are citizens or aliens, is a natural born citizen in the sense of the Constitution, and entitled to all the rights and privileges appertaining to that capacity. .... Under our Constitution the question is settled by its express language, and when we are informed that ... no person is eligible to the office of President unless he is a natural born citizen, the principle that the place of birth creates the relative quality is established as to us.
The issue was examined by the U.S. Supreme Court in United States v. Wong Kim Ark, 169 U.S. 649 (1898):
It thus clearly appears that, by the law of England for the last three centuries, beginning before the settlement of this country and continuing to the present day, aliens, while residing in the dominions possessed by the Crown of England, were within the allegiance, the obedience, the faith or loyalty, the protection, the power, the jurisdiction of the English Sovereign, and therefore every child born in England of alien parents was a natural-born subject unless the child of an ambassador or other diplomatic agent of a foreign State or of an alien enemy in hostile occupation of the place where the child was born.

III. The same rule was in force in all the English Colonies upon this continent down to the time of the Declaration of Independence, and in the United States afterwards, and continued to prevail under the Constitution as originally established.
The closest the U.S. Supreme Court has come to addressing eligibility to be president was in Perkins v. Elg, 307 U.S. 325 (1939):
There is no law of the United States under which his father or any other person can deprive him of his birthright. He can return to America at the age of twenty-one, and in due time, if the people elect, he can become President of the United States;
However, some who argue against Obama's eligibility bring up the issue of the citizenship of his parents, saying that even if he were natural born on U.S. soil, he would not be a citizen because he would not be "subject to the jurisdiction" of the United States, as provided in the Fourteenth Amendment. At the time of adoption of that amendment, that would have excluded the children of unassimilated Amerinds, foreign diplomats, and foreign invaders, discussed in the opinion in Ankeny v. Governor, which although not a precedent, provides an excellent compilation of the arguments pertaining to this topic. Amerinds have since all been brought within the jurisdiction of the United States. There is no claim that either of Barack Obama's parents was a foreign diplomat or invader at the time of his birth.
Some mis-cite the opinion in Minor v. Happersett, but it only states, in dictum, that natural birth and U.S. citizen parentage would be sufficient to establish U.S. citizenship at birth, not that U.S. citizenship parentage was necessary for the child to be a U.S. citizen.
Most of the confusion over the eligibility of John McCain seems to stem from the mistaken notion that "citizen at birth" has the same meaning as "natural born citizen". The meaning is not the same. A naturalization statute can make a person a citizen at birth, but that does not make him "natural born".
TITLE 8 > CHAPTER 12 > SUBCHAPTER III > Part I > § 1401
§ 1401. Nationals and citizens of United States at birth
The following shall be nationals and citizens of the United States at birth:
(a) a person born in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof;
(b) a person born in the United States to a member of an Indian, Eskimo, Aleutian, or other aboriginal tribe: Provided, That the granting of citizenship under this subsection shall not in any manner impair or otherwise affect the right of such person to tribal or other property;
These first two correspond to "natural born". The rest are all "naturalized by statute". The Code lumps both into the same section, which is not uncommon. Don't look to the U.S. Code for subtle distinctions. It is not, in general, the law. It is evidence of the law. The Code is derived from the statutes by an office in the House of Representatives, the Office of the Law Revision Counsel, established for that purpose. They don't include all the statutes, and don't always get it right.
8 U.S.C. §1101(a)(23) naturalization defined
(a)(23) The term ''naturalization'' means the conferring of nationality [NOT "citizenship" or "U.S. citizenship", but "nationality", which means "U.S. national"] of a state upon a person after birth, by any means whatsoever.
The qualifier "after birth" doesn't mean by an official act done after birth. It means from the moment of birth, or in other words, not before birth. A fetus is not naturalized by statute. Most statutes conferring nationality/citizenship at birth were passed before most of the individuals to whom they apply were born. Some, however, were retroactive. An example of that was the statute that made McCain a U.S. citizen at birth, passed after his birth. But that is naturalization, not natural birth.
One might think that while all citizens at birth may not be natural born citizens, all natural born citizens are also citizens at birth. However, it is possible for someone to be natural born without being a citizen at birth, or even being a citizen. Being a child of foreign diplomats or invaders is one way, but it is also possible that someone might be natural born on territory not incorporated into the United States at the time. For example, natural born citizens of Puerto Rico are not natural born citizens of the United States, eligible to be president, while it remains a protectorate or dependency. However, citizens of Puerto Rico have been naturalized by statute to be citizens of the United States at birth. Now if Puerto Rico were admitted as a state, its natural born citizens would then become natural born citizens of the United States, eligible to be president, if otherwise qualified. If it later seceded (with the consent of Congress) its natural born citizens would cease to be natural born citizens of the U.S.
Natural born citizenship could also be lost by someone who was natural born on a territory initially claimed by the United States as part of its incorporated territory, but later ceded to the other nation that claims it. The boundary between the U.S. and Mexico was adjusted as the result of shifts in the path of the Rio Grande River, ceding some territory to Mexico that had some people living on it, who were given a choice whether to become U.S. citizens. There are also some disputed territories between the U.S. and Canada, although there may not be any people born or living on them. Other territories disputed between the U.S. and some other nation are not considered incorporated by the United States, but protectorates or dependencies.
There is nothing about the concept of "naturalization" that requires some "process", other than the enactment of a declaratory statute. A statute can make a person a citizen at birth of territory that does not include the location where one is born. That is the naturalization process. But it is not "natural birth", which depends only on the location of birth on a particular spot on the Earth. Whatever anyone might later want to call that spot or the territory surrounding it, the child is natural born to that spot. He is not naturalized to that spot. He may be naturalized to another spot, or territory that does not include that spot. That is a change of status, and it is called "naturalization".
The concept of citizenship is derived from denizenship, which requires a spot but not a government.
Eligibility for office
The burden of proof is on the claimant to office. The presumption must be ineligibility unless it is proved otherwise.
That direction of presumption is not, by the way, the same as for citizenship for individuals already on U.S. soil, for whom the burden is on someone seeking to deport them. On the other hand, one seeking to vote, or to re-enter the U.S. from outside, has the burden to prove citizenship, although it has historically been sufficient to do this by a notary who knows the individual. There is no constitutional authority to require anyone to present any particular form of identification, especially one issued by the government, that one is not constitutionally required to have, and there is no constitutional authority to require anyone to even have a name, much less any particular form of identification. Names are applied to us by other people. No one owns his name. All anyone can say is that "some people call me xyz". But other people can call anyone anything they please. That includes government authorities. And there is no authority to require anyone to know or say what other people call him. Not that government actors don't try anyway.
Summarizing:
  1. Only the location of birth on U.S. soil makes one "natural born", but not necessarily a citizen. The present exceptions would be if a parent is a foreign diplomat representing a foreign nation (it is possible to be a U.S. citizen serving as ambassador from a foreign nation) or a foreign invader (not just someone who overstays a visa). Originally when the 14th amendment was adopted it also excluded Native Americans who were not assimilated, but regarded as "domestic nations" within the territory of the U.S. but not part of U.S. society. They are all considered assimilated and part of society now.
  2. U.S. soil for this purpose means "incorporated territory". That is territory that is not a protectorate like Puerto Rico or Guam, or a leasehold like the Panama Canal Zone or Guantanamo. That does not include U.S. military bases abroad, the grounds of foreign embassies abroad, territorial waters, or the space within U.S. flag vessels on or over international waters or Antarctica. A person born in Arizona, Hawaii, or Alaska before those territories became states would be eligible, because it is "incorporation" and not statehood that makes them U.S. soil.
  3. "Citizen at birth" is not "natural born citizenship". Many people are made citizens at birth by statute. That is what the statute did that retroactively made John McCain a U.S. citizen at birth, or the statute that makes persons born in Puerto Rico U.S. citizens at birth, or 8 USC 1401, but those are naturalization statutes, and one can be naturalized at birth. It doesn't have to be done after birth.
  4. No Supreme Court opinion has "defined" natural born citizenship for purposes of presidential eligibility. The cases cited were either dictum or concerned ordinary citizenship sufficient to vote or hold office other than that of president.
  5. The evidence we have of the original meaning of "natural born" citizen (although they used the term "subject") come from the commentaries of William Blackstone and Edward Coke. Vattel is not a correct source on this point, because he was a Swiss writing about the rule used on the European Continent, jus sanguinis, not the different rule used in Britain and its colonies, jus soli.
  6. The burden of proof of eligibility is on the candidate, not on one challenging eligibility, and he must be presumed to be ineligible unless or until he can produce the proof. The image of the document that has been offered is clearly fraudulent, no matter who may attest otherwise, because the original image can be viewed in the tool used to produce it, Adobe Illustrator, which shows the separated edit layers that reveal the history of how it was composed using pieces of image from different sources.
  7. The Congressional Research Service is not a reliable scholarly source. They are like Wikipedia, a place to start but not authoritative. I have worked with the CRS and they harbor a lot of what historians call "law office history".
  8. Although one could seek a declaratory judgment from a court, there is no point at which one can get injunctive relief. The only point at which eligibility can be effectively challenged is at the point Congress counts the electoral votes, and no court has jurisdiction to tell Congress how to do that. At that point it is up to the members of Congress to voluntarily comply with the Constitution. It does not work to try to exclude an ineligible candidate from the ballot because people are not voting for the candidate, they are voting for electors, and it is only the eligibility of the electors that matters at that point.
The Fourteenth Amendment and a “natural born citizen”

A common misunderstanding of “natural born” citizenship comes from the Fourteenth Amendment, but a strict reading of the fourteenth amendment is quite clear that this only conveys an at birth naturalized citizenship. Those born in the United States at the time of adoption and afterwards were only citizens. Those who wrote the amendment knew exactly what they were doing. Because of the distinctive use of “natural born citizen” and “citizen,” in Article II, Section 1 the simple fact that being born in the United States does not make one a “natural born citizen,” it only makes one “a citizen.”

The Fourteenth amendment states in Section 1,

Section 1 - “All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the state wherein they reside. No state shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any state deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.

Obviously missing is the conveyance of “natural born” status to these citizens. In fact what is obviously included in the text is the term “naturalized.” This section has several clauses, the first deals with citizenship.

All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the state wherein they reside.

The second deals with prohibiting the states from passing laws denying the protection of citizenship from any citizen, “natural born” or naturalized.

No state shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any state deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.

The fifth section details something very important, it reads

Section 5 – “The Congress shall have power to enforce, by appropriate legislation, the provisions of this article.”

Article 1, Section 8 enumerated the powers Congress has. The only power Congress has over citizenship is found here. It reads,

To establish an uniform Rule of Naturalization, and uniform Laws on the subject of Bankruptcies throughout the United States;

To make the freed slaves citizens, naturalization was the only power the 14th Amendment granted Congress to use. Look it up in the Constitution. Congress had no intention and no authority to making everyone born under the 14th Amendment “a natural born citizen.”  This is born out by Congressional records regarding the debate of the Fourteenth Amendment. By the chief architect of Section 1 of this amendment.

I find no fault with the introductory clause, which is simply declaratory of what is written in the Constitution, that every human being born within the jurisdiction of the United States of parents not owing allegiance to any foreign sovereignty is, in the language of your Constitution itself, a natural born citizen; but, sir, I may be allowed to say further, that I deny that the Congress of the United States ever had the power or color of power to say that any man born within the jurisdiction of the United States, and not owing a foreign allegiance, is not and shall not be a citizen of the United States.” John A. Bingham, (R-Ohio) US Congressman, Architect of Section 1 of the 14th Amendment, March 9, 1866 Cong. Globe, 39th, 1st Sess., 1291 (1866), Sec. 1992 of U.S. Revised Statutes (1866), Cf. U.S. Const. XIVth Amend.

There is no doubt that anyone born under the 14th Amendment who is not subject is a “naturalized citizen,” or just “a citizen,” as the Amendment states. They are not natural born citizens.

To further understand why this is so, is to look at the first clause carefully.

All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the state wherein they reside.

The words “born or naturalized” are joined with the conjunction “or,” and logically an or implies either of the two are equal. What they are equal in is being a citizen. Not “a natural born citizen.” This expressly negates the idea that simple birth of a person who is “subject to the jurisdiction” confers the coveted “natural born” status. If the term “citizen” did in fact convey a “natural born” status, then who were naturalized would be considered “natural born.”
Obviously, this is not the case, as it would mean that people like Kissinger, Albright and Schwarzenegger could run for office. Clearly, the Fourteenth Amendment is not conferring “natural born” status on anyone, it only confers simple citizenship and the universal rights given to all citizens, “native born” and naturalized.  In fact, several Supreme Court Cases since the ratification of the Fourteenth Amendment restrict citizenship claims based on being born geographically within the United States, and bestows the coveted “natural born citizen” title to the children of citizens, while affirming simple citizenship to the children born to aliens.

1.      The Slaughterhouse Cases 83 U.S. 36 (1873) The Fourteenth Amendment excludes the children of aliens. “The phrase, "subject to its jurisdiction" was intended to exclude from its operation children of ministers, consuls, and citizens or subjects of foreign States born within the United States.
2.      Minor v. Happersett 88 U.S. 162 (1874) The Fourteenth Amendment draws a distinction between the children of aliens and children of citizens. “The Constitution does not in words say who shall be natural-born citizens. Resort must be had elsewhere to ascertain that. At common law, with the nomenclature of which the framers of the Constitution were familiar, it was never doubted that all children born in a country of parents who were its citizens became themselves, upon their birth, citizens also.
3.      Elk v. Wilkins 112 U.S. 94 (1884)  The phrase "subject to the jurisdiction" requires "direct and immediate allegiance" to the United States, not just physical presence. “This section contemplates two sources of citizenship, and two sources only: birth and naturalization. The persons declared to be citizens are "all persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof." The evident meaning of these last words is not merely subject in some respect or degree to the jurisdiction of the United States, but completely subject to their political jurisdiction and owing them direct and immediate allegiance. And the words relate to the time of birth in the one case, as they do to the time of naturalization in the other. Persons not thus subject to the jurisdiction of the United States at the time of birth cannot become so afterwards except by being naturalized, either individually, as by proceedings under the naturalization acts, or collectively, as by the force of a treaty by which foreign territory is acquired.
4.      Wong Kim Ark Case, 169 U.S. 649 (1898) Affirms that “natural born citizen,” is the child of an existing citizen. “The right of citizenship never descends in the legal sense, either by the common law or under the common naturalization acts. It is incident to birth in the country, or it is given personally by statute. The child of an alien, if born in the country, is as much a citizen as the natural born child of a citizen, and by operation of the same principle.
5.      Perkins v. Elg, 307 U. S. 325 (1939) In citing a long series of cases, involving minors removed from their US domicile by their foreign born parents, the Supreme Court distinguishes the difference of “a native born person” of two naturalized citizens can become President. This distinction of citizenship is not made to the others, only that their Jus soli citizenship is intact if at the age of majority they reclaim it.

As you can see from the intent of the Founding Fathers to the Supreme Court decision that “a natural born” is the child of citizens. A natural born citizen is not the child of an alien. In this there is no doubt. The question now that we seek answered is that Barack Hussein Obama, II is both the child of an alien who never had any intention on becoming a naturalized citizen and the child of a citizen minor. If Barack Hussein Obama, II was in fact born in Hawaii, he is a citizen under Jus soli and afforded all rights any citizen has. But he is not a citizen under Jus sanguinis, because we have laws that dictate how Jus sanguinis citizenship can be transferred. If Barack Hussein Obama, II cannot claim citizenship under Jus sanguinis then he is not a natural born citizen.

While many patriots will argue with clear conviction “natural born” should be narrowly interpreted as to mean both parents must be citizens, giving birth to that child under the jurisdiction of the United States of America, they do accept that Jus sanguinis citizenship can be passed from one parent in accordance to the law of the land at the time of birth. So what was the law of the land at the time for giving a person Jus sanguinis citizenship?

There three ways for a person claim citizenship, what most of us think of first is called Jus soli, “the right of the soil,” which is the physical location your place of birth.  The second is what is called Jus sanguinis, “the right of blood,” which you inherit from your parents. The third is a combination of Jus soli and Jus sanguinis, and it is this combination that determines if one is a natural born citizen.   Since any citizenship under Jus solis is codified by the Fourteenth Amendment, we only find laws for passing citizenship via Jus sanguinis on August 4th, 1961 in the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1952 (McCarran-Walter Act).  This act states that in order for Obama’s right of blood citizenship to be passed to him, that since he only had one parent who was a U.S. citizen at the time of your birth, that parent must have resided in the United States for at least ten years, at least five of which had to be after the age of 14. Barack Hussein Obama, II fails the test for the right to claim “natural born citizen” status.   

Common sense tells us that both Jus soli and Jus sanguinis are what the Founding Fathers intended when they penned the phrase “a natural born citizen.” For imagine foreigners owing allegiance to a foreign power, arriving in America, giving birth to a child and immediately returning home to their country with their child. This child is reared for 21 years in a culture that hates America and that wants to see America destroyed. On the child’s 21st birthday this child returns to the United States of America, claiming their citizenship based  Jus soli. For fourteen years they live in the United States, supported covertly by these foreign powers, growing in wealth and stature until they reach the age of 35 years.  This scenario cumulates with this child of the soil, not having one drop of American blood in their veins, becoming President and destroying this country. Considering that countries are a creation of mankind, and non-existent in nature, natural loyalties are too blood.

To disregard such a deliberate choice of words and their natural meaning would be a departure from the first principle of constitutional interpretation. 'In expounding the Constitution of the United States, every word must have its due force, and appropriate meaning; for it is evident from the whole instrument, that no word was unnecessarily used, or needlessly added. The many discussions which have taken place upon the construction of the constitution, have proved the correctness of this proposition; and shown the high talent, the caution, and the foresight of the illustrious men who framed it. Every word appears to have been weighed with the utmost deliberation, and its force and effect to have been fully understood.” Chief Justice Roger B. Taney

The Constitution directly specified 3 types of citizens, at the time of the adoption of the Fourteenth Amendment as those who are “citizens,” those who were citizens at the time of the adoption of the Constitution, and natural born citizens. The architects of the Fourteenth Amendment had two to choose from in granting citizenship under this amendment, they choose just a citizen, and rejected “a natural born citizen.”
 

Barack Hussein Obama Sr. Immigration File http://www.scribd.com/doc/54015762/Barack-Hussein-Obama-Sr-Immigration-File

Barack Hussein Obama Sr. Immigration File http://www.scribd.com/doc/54015762/Barack-Hussein-Obama-Sr-Immigration-File

Barack Obama Sr – Shockingly, Harvard Says It Can’t Verify Government Documents Showing They Wanted Obama’s Dad Deported…

Here is the Link to the Document File - and Article LAKE HAVASU CITY, Ariz. – Harvard University officials are speaking out on the release of the immigration file on Barack Hussein Obama, Sr.  Documents uncovered through a Freedom of Information Act request to the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services, formerly known as the Immigration and Naturalization Service, show that Harvard University officials worked with the INS to deny Obama’s student visa extension.
An INS investigator, M.F. McKeon, wrote on June 8, 1964: “They (Harvard officials) weren’t very impressed with him and asked us to hold up action on his application until they decided what action they could take in order to get rid of him. They were apparently having difficulty with his financial arrangements and couldn’t seem to figure out how many wives he had.”
Another memo by McKeon, dated May 19, 1964, says: “OBAMA has passed his general exams, which indicates on academic grounds he is entitled to stay around here and write his thesis; however, they are going to try to cook something up to ease him out. All three will have to agree to this, however. They are planning on telling him that they will not give him any money, and that he’d better return to Kenya and prepare his thesis at home.”
Jeff Neal, a spokesman for Harvard University, disputed those allegations.
“While we cannot verify accounts of conversations that occurred nearly 50 years ago, a review of our existing files did not find any support for either the language or the implied intent described by the U.S. government official in the government documents,” Neal said.
Neal said that university documents predating the INS file, which was compiled between 1961 and 1965, indicate “the University’s Center for International Affairs faced serious constraints in providing financial support for research by international graduate students in Cambridge, and that these students were required to secure and demonstrate independent and sufficient sources of funding in order to remain on campus.”
Documents show Obama, Sr. was denied an extension of his student visa in July, 1964 and subsequently returned to Kenya. In 1965, Obama, Sr. attempted to return to the United States.   The INS file includes a letter from Harvard Registrar Robert Shenton written to Obama, Sr., on Nov. 16, 1965, that says the elder Obama had not registered his thesis title with the Department of Economics and therefore the university did not authorize his I-20, a document issued by a college for a student so that the student may obtain a student visa, for his return to the country. “Under the circumstances, I could not consider issuing an I-20 to you until the following steps have been completed and the Economics Department approves your return,” Shenton wrote.
The steps required of Obama, Sr., included informing the Economics Department of the thesis title; informing the department of the status of his thesis; and sending the department any completed pages of the document.   Neal said the university would confirm that Obama, Sr. was a student at Harvard from 1962-1964, and earned a Master’s degree in Economics.
Multiple attempts to get comment from the White House press office have not been returned.  (Read Full Article)
Wow, what an extensive document release.  Looks like Barack Obama Sr. was a dubious characterSome of the more pertinent documents pictured below.   (See Document File Here)













 
Items on this page are archived chronologically . . .
Senior
Barak Hussein Obama (Senior) was born in Nyangoma-Kogello, Siaya District, Kenya in 1936 (or 1934).  He was a member of the Luo tribe and grew up in the sleepy village of Alego-Kogello.
 
Update:  Documents in Senior's Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) say Senior was born in 1934.

The myth, as written by Obama in "Dreams...," is that Senior was a goat herder.

Senior may have herded some goats that were part of Grandfather's extensive livestock collection, but Senior spent his time at school where he was actually an extremely bright student and sufficiently educated to go on to obtain degrees from the University of Hawaii and Harvard.

In 1955, at 18 years of age, Senior married a girl called Kezia from the local village. 
It was Kezia who remained his one true love and to whom he always returned.

Senior seems to have inherited his father’s attitudes towards the colonial power.  He was also arrested, for attending a meeting in Nairobi of the Kenya African National Union (KANU), the organization spearheading the independence movement.  Sarah told Obama that his father, unlike her husband, had been held only for a short time in the white man’s prison: "Because he was not a leader in KANU, Senior was released after a few days."

Shortly after his arrest, in 1958, Obama Senior was awarded an American sponsored scholarship in economics to the University of Hawaii at Manoa.  He was selected by a former Kenyan cabinet minister, the late Tom Mboya, who was earmarked as the successor to Jomo Kenyatta, Kenya's first prime minister and  leader of the terrorist Mau Mau.

The presumption was that Senior would return to Africa and use his "Western-honed skills in a new Kenya."
    
Chief Engineer found this 1960 "Time" article about Tom Mboya.  On page 8 it mentions the "Jackie Robinson -- Harry Belafonte Fund" which Susan Mboya oversees and which has already been used to send 81 Kenyans to the U.S. to be educated.

While Mboya has refused to release her father’s papers, some of them may be among the personal papers and correspondence Mboya (father) had with students who participated in the airlift.  Those papers are at Stanford and personal correspondence is listed as one of the items in the holdings.

Of interest in the "Time" article, it mentions Pam Odede was sent to Ohio as one of the students.  Pam would later become Mboya’s wife and it is no coincidence that their daughter Susan now lives in Ohio.

In June, 1959, at the age of 23, Senior became the first African student enrolled at the University of Hawaii at Manoa.

Obama Sr. showed up in Hawaii under his own steam, he wasn't part of the first airlift of students.  And HIS father, Hussein Onyango Obama, was cook to Gloria and Gordon Hagberg (second and third right respectively in this photo), shown with Tom Mboya (fourth right in same photo) who personally selected Obama Sr. to receive the scholarship to Univ. of Hawaii.
 

          
Kezia, who is pregnant, remained in Kenya.  Senior would have two more children with Kezia in subsequent years.

Eventually, Senior will have three wives and one mistress.  With them, he will have seven children, although there are some reports of an eighth.
Early Education
Senior was described as highly intelligent and quick to learn, but also very mischievous.  After Senior’s first day at the Mission school in the village, he told Grandfather that he did not want to attend school because he already knew everything that was being taught, and the teacher was a woman.  Grandfather shared this contempt for women, so Senior was sent to a school 6 miles away where the teacher was a man.  Only after this male teacher beat him repeatedly did Senior learn to accept a woman teacher.  Senior was often a truant, not attending school for weeks on end, but mastering the entire subject matter just before the final exams and coming in first in the class.

Senior had taken the entrance examination for the Maseno Mission School, an elite college preparatory institution which very few Africans were allowed to attend.  He was admitted to this school and seemed to have a great future ahead of him, but he soon encountered disciplinary problems.  He insisted on violating the rules by bringing girls into his dormitory.  He and his friends stole chickens and yams from nearby farms because the dormitory food was not to their liking.  At first the teachers were indulgent because Senior was such a good student, but he was caught one too many times and was expelled.  When he returned home he was severely beaten by Grandfather.

Senior’s life began to change when he encountered two American women missionary teachers.  They helped him to sign up for a correspondence course leading to a secondary school certificate.  He took the equivalency test at the US Embassy, and passed.  He then applied to numerous universities in the United States, and in 1958, with the help of Tom Mboya, won a scholarship at the University of Hawaii.

More on Senior's time as a student at Maseno School here.
The Airlift
"When Senior arrived in Hawaii in June 1959, Kenya's future president, Jomo  Kenyatta was in jail in Kenya," as reported by a story done in Hawaiian paper after he arrived:

"The Washington Post reported that when Barack Obama, Sr. first arrived in Hawaii he was interviewed by the Hawaiian Press, the reporter Hirozawa relays Obama’s comments, "he would study business administration and wanted to return to Kenya to help with its transition from tribal customs to a modern economy."

He was concerned, he said, about his generation’s disorientation as Kenyans rejected old ways yet struggled with "westernization," the date of the story was June, 1959.

The whole story is a lie right from word one of daddy arrived courtesy of an airlift.  He didn’t even arrive with the other students, he arrived months before them, so the question becomes why?

All of this can be found at the following link aside from speculation of why. 
Harry Belafonte, Sidney Poitier, and Jackie Robinson appeal letter, Aug. 24, 1959, box 3, Robinson Papers; Smith, "East African Airlifts of 1959, 1960, and 1961," 25–43.

Barack Obama wrote that his father "had been selected by Kenyan leaders and American sponsors to attend a university in the United States," but a list of the students who landed in New York on September 9, 1959, does not contain the name of the elder Obama.  Tom Shachtman, working in the African-American Students Foundation (AASF) papers for a book on the airlifts, has found that the elder Obama came in 1959 with support from the AASF but appears to have been routed a different way as he made his way to the University of Hawaii.

Barack Obama, Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance (New York, 1995), 9; "Eighty-One Kenya Airlift Students Arrived New York Sept. 9th 1959," box 3, Robinson Papers; Tom Shachtman telephone interview by James H. Meriwether, Aug. 19, 2008, notes (confirmed via e-mail by Shachtman) (in James H. Meriwether’s possession).
Senior Arrives In Hawaii
This photo, published in a Honolulu newspaper in 1959 shows [Ann's father -- hands in pockets] Stanley Dunham escorted by uniformed U.S. Navy personnel, greeting Barack Obama Sr., as he arrived in Hawaii from Kenya."
    

    
In the photo, Dunham stands next to Obama smiling.  National-security guru Angelo Codevilla contends that the CIA might well have assigned Dunham to keep an eye on Obama, an unwitting pawn in the agency’s mission to woo the emerging African elite.

If Codevilla is right, then Sally Jacobs’ new book is close to all wrong.  In her account, Obama arrives, alone and friendless in Hawaii, not surrounded by 20 well-wishers, chief among them a future father-in-law who was not yet supposed to be there.

If the date of the photo can be verified as 1959, Codevilla is likely right, and the mystery deepens.
Jackie Robinson
"[Tom Schachtman] has found that the elder Obama came in 1959 with support from the AASF but appears to have been routed a different way as he made his way to the University of Hawaii."

From Tom Schachtman’s book, Airlift:

"As far as can be determined from incomplete records, Mrs. Roberts and Miss Mooney paid his fare to Hawaii and provided a partial scholarship.

Mboya, while unable to transport the twenty-three-year-old, did put him on the AASF list to receive one of the handful of scholarships contributed by the former baseball star Jackie Robinson, which the Scheinman foundation was administering, and encouraged him to look to the AASF for further help if needed, which he later did. "

From LLI (now ProLiteracy.Org):

With a letter of recommendation provided by Mooney and initial financial support from Laubach Literacy International 5, Obama’s application to study economics at the University of Hawaii was accepted. He was admitted on a scholarship and started his studies in the fall of 1959.

During his time in Hawaii and in need of support as a full time student, Obama reached out to Laubach Literacy International for additional financial assistance. In the spirit of the organizational belief that it could help "build tomorrow’s teams in centers and abroad" the organization awarded Obama a Fund Scholarship to support to his United States studies.

The record of this funding was noted in the organization’s 1961 Annual Report: "Barack Obama, from Kenya, is in an undergraduate program at the University of Hawaii.  An honor student, Barack may come later to Syracuse for literacy journalism."  Because of her deep belief in his skills and abilities, Mooney also provided personal financial assistance to Obama to support his tenure at the University of Hawaii.
Blacklisted
The Daily Mail is reporting that Barack Obama’s controversial and legally-contested hold on the executive office just got a great deal more complicated. Documents released this week by the British Foreign Secretary reveal that Obama’s father, Barack Hussein Obama, Senior, was the target of an international investigation due to his ties to Kenyan terrorists groups. The top secret files, which had been suppressed for decades, were privately condemned by administration officials who feared they would undermine Obama as polls show him trailing Republican contender Mitt Romney by at least five points. They also highlight the mounting public evidence tying Barack Jr. to communist sleeper cells and long range plots to undermine American democracy.

A memo from a British diplomat in Washington to Whitehall -- released today by the National Archives in West London -- sets out their concerns about the young Kenyans.

Dated September 1, 1959, it says: "I have discussed with the State Department. They are as disturbed about these developments as we are. They point out that Kenya students have a bad reputation over here for falling into the wrong hands and for becoming both anti-American and anti-white."

In one of the Foreign Office files, the future president’s father appears on a list of Kenyan students as "OBAMA, Barack H" -- they shared the same name.

  
At the age of 23, he enrolled at the University of Hawaii in Honolulu to study economics with classmates including Ann Dunham, a 17-year-old white American from Kansas. The couple had a short marriage that led to the birth in 1961 of the future president, Barack Obama II.

Mr Obama Sr. was among 100 or so Kenyan students brought to America by the African American Students Foundation.

U.S. and British officials were deeply suspicious of this outfit, observing that the AASF -- though backed by singer Harry Belafonte and actor Sidney Poitier -- had links to a Kenyan nationalist leader.

"The motives behind this enterprise, therefore, seem more political than educational," warned a letter from the British Embassy in Washington.

It added: "The arrival here of these students, many of them of indifferent academic calibre and ill-prepared for the venture, is likely to give rise to difficult problems."
The University Of Hawaii
When Senior moved to Hawaii in June of 1959, it has been well documented that he originally lived in a room at the Atherton Y.M.C.A., not far from campus.  He later moved to a small, single story wooden home located at 625 11th Ave., located in the St. Louis Heights area.  Senior remained at 625 11th Ave. until he left Hawaii on June 22,1962 after graduation.

Senior quickly adapted to the rhythms of student life.  One of his frequent hangouts was the snack bar in an old Army-barracks-style building near his business classes.  It was there that he met the Abercrombie brothers, first Neil and then Hal, who had escaped the darkness of Buffalo to attend graduate school in Honolulu, and their friends Peter Gilpin, Chet Gorman and Pake Zane.

They were intellectuals, experimenters, outsiders, somewhere between beatniks and hippies, and they loved to talk and drink coffee and beer. They were immediately taken by the one and only African student in their midst.  "He was very black, probably the blackest person I've ever met," recalled Zane, a Chinese-Hawaiian, who now runs an antiques shop a few miles from the university.

"Handsome in his own way," Zane said.  "But the most impressive thing was his voice.  His voice and his inflection -- he had this Oxford accent.  You heard a little Kenyan English, but more this British accent with this really deep, mellow voice that just resounded.  If he said something in the room and the room was not real noisy, everybody stopped and turned around.  I mean he just had this wonderful, wonderful voice.  He was charismatic as a speaker."

It was not just the voice, said Neil Abercrombie, who is now the congressman for Hawai'i's First Congressional District, but Obama's entire persona -- the lanky 6-foot-1 frame, the horn-rimmed glasses, the booming laugh, the pipe and an "incredibly vital personality."

"He was brilliant and opinionated and avuncular and opinionated.  Always opinionated," Abercrombie said.  "If you didn't know him, you might be put off by him.  He never hesitated to tell you what he thought, whether the moment was politic or not.  Even to the point sometimes where he might seem a bit discourteous.  But his view was, well, if you're not smart enough to know what you're talking about and you're talking about it, then you don't deserve much in the way of mercy.  He enjoyed the company of people who were equally as opinionated as he was."
A "Transient Alien"
Senior was never at any time an immigrant to the United States, by intention or by law.  He was a person of a "transient" nature to the United States.

On the US State Department’s website on the page entitled Immigrants to the U.S. it clearly states:
    
Immigrating to the United States to live here permanently is an important, and complex decision. This section provides information to help foreign citizens desiring to permanently immigrate to determine the visas, requirements, and related materials they will need to apply to immigrate to the United States.
     
Senior had no intention of residing in the United States permanently, he was here in the early 1960’s because he was hand picked by the founder of the socialist, Nairobi People's Congress Party to come to the United States to study in preparation for Kenya’s independence.

There are two types of student visas for the United States, F-1 and M-1.  Both are classified as nonimmigrant visas by the U.S. State Department.
He Lived Like A hermit
Remembering my friend Barak Obama
Naranhkiri Tith Ph.D. met Barak Obama for the first time in the courses in economics that we took together at the University of Hawaii, in the early 1960’s.  It was not difficult to spot Barak, as he was a rare African student on the Campus at the University of Hawaii, in Manoa Valley, Honolulu.

His easy-going manner, especially his infectious smile, and his proud bearing struck me the most.  He was always very inquisitive and active in class discussions and after classes as well.

Although he was not an East-West Center grantee, he was always with us, especially at a Guest House owned and operated by the Asia foundation, situated on the top of road leading to Manoa valley.  Atherton House was a place where most East-West Center grantees gathered for a drink or a chat.
    

Taken in Hawaii in 1961 at Arnie and Suzie Nachmanoff's house (Pearl Harbor): from left to right:
Kiri Tith (then Cambodia), Kitaichi (Japan), Marda (USA), Ichiro (Japan), Suzie Nachmanoff (Host, USA),
Dave (USA), Kunio (Japan), Bob (USA), Rajapakse (Sri Lanka), Barak Obama senior (Kenya), Anne (USA)
    
Barak and I were a part of a small group of foreign students who participated in group discussions in various places (Churches, sinagogues, junior colleges) around the campus and in town.  Those discussions centered on the role and impact of former Soviet Union and China had in the developing countries.  Barak, was more hopeful than I was about the role and the influence of these two major Communist countries in the developing nations in the world, because I had the opportunity to study in Europe, and in France, especially, I was more aware of the nature of communism than Barak was.

In these debates, Barak was always very eloquent, and enthusiastic.  We often were not on the same side, when discussing Communism in the developing countries.  In our disagreement, Barak was always very gracious and fair.  He was a very good listener which helped a great deal in making those discussions more constructive and pleasant.

This photo of Senior attending a University of Hawaii party in the early 1960s show him enjoying the company of fellow students without the presence of Dunham.  Obama's demeanor evident in the photographs suggests a familiarity with women that would give no indication he was engaged to be married or already wed.

Note:  The woman sitting to Senior's left is named, "Anne."
Running Around With Several Girls
Sally Jacobs says that in spring 1961, during Obama’s second year as an undergraduate at the University of Hawaii, Sumi McCabe, the school’s foreign student adviser, raised the first questions about Obama’s marital status.

In April 1961, McCabe called immigration officials and expressed concern that Obama had recently married a young woman named Stanley Ann Dunham -- who would become president Obama’s mother.  She was concerned because Obama already had a wife back in Kenya, according to a memo written by Lyle H. Dahling, an administrator in INS’s Honolulu office.  What’s more, McCabe told the INS office that Obama, "has been running around with several girls since he first arrived here and last summer she cautioned him about his playboy ways.  [Obama] replied that he would 'try' to stay away from the girls," according to the memo.

Neither McCabe nor Dahling knew quite what to think about Obama’s womanizing.  Obama is a member of one of Kenya’s ethnic group’s known as the Luo, among whom polygamy is common.  Obama told McCabe that in Kenya, "all that is necessary to be divorced is to tell the wife that she is divorced . . . [Obama] claims to have been divorced from his wife in Kenya in this method," according to the memo.

But Obama was not divorced at all, according to his first wife, who was living in Kenya with their two children at the time he married Dunham in February 1961.  Grace Kezia Obama, now 70, lives in Bracknell, England, and maintains that she remained married to the elder Obama until his death in 1982.

INS officials considered whether Obama could be deported if he were convicted of bigamy, but decided against it.  Instead, they decided that Obama "should be closely questioned before another extension is granted -- and denial be considered."
Immigration Officers Doubted Obama Birth Story
Jerome Corsi says immigration documents filed in 1961 cast doubt on whether Barack Hussein Obama Sr. was the president’s biological father and indicate federal officers were prepared to investigate whether the Kenyan was married to the president’s mother, Ann Dunham.
 
Aside from the image of a long-form birth certificate released by the White House April 27, 2011 – a document Sheriff Arpaio’s law enforcement investigation has found probable cause to believe is a forgery – what documentary evidence is there that Barack Obama was the biological father?
 
The recent biography of the president by Washington Post editor and author David Maraniss, “Barack Obama: The Story,” quotes concerns about Obama Sr.’s sexual promiscuity expressed by Immigration and Naturalization Service officers, but he dimisses them as racially motivated.
 
Maraniss, on pages 162-163, examines a 1961 INS memo that indicates Obama Sr. continued to have multiple girlfriends at the University of Hawaii after his supposed marriage, Feb. 2, 1961, in Maui to Obama’s mother, Ann Dunham.
In the memo, written by a Lyle H. Dahlin, Obama Sr.’s student adviser, a Mrs. McCabe, indicated Obama Sr. was “very intelligent” but had been a “playboy,” “running around with several girls” since he arrived. The adviser also noted he was married to an American, though he already had a wife in Kenya.
 
Maraniss writes regarding the memo: “There was a fine line between how Obama acted and the racial attitudes and expectations of those who were working with him, the unanswerable but valid question being whether the official concern was heightened because he was a black man interacting with white women.”
 
However, a close analysis of the INS documents in Obama Sr.’s immigration file makes clear Maraniss either misunderstood the true concerns of the INS or misrepresented them.
 
The primary concern of the INS, according to the memos, was not that Obama Sr. was sexually involved with white women, but that he might have engaged in a sham marriage to Dunham so he could remain in the U.S. or gain U.S. citizenship.
 
The INS documents indicate authorized government immigration agents suspected the evidence for an Obama-Dunham marriage was thin, and doubts that the Kenyan was the biological father were substantial.
 
The Dahlin memo
 

In the first paragraph of the Dahlin memo, shown below as Exhibit 1 (click on photo to enlarge), the officer poses the question of whether Obama broke any laws if he married Dunham while he was still married to a Kenyan.
 
Exhibit 1: INS file by Lyle H. Dahlin. Click to enlarge.
 
Paragraph three articulates the next problem: If Obama was “running around with several girls” at the university, did Obama’s continued promiscuity suggest he was not married to Dunham or that it was a sham marriage?
Evidently, the best McCabe could get out of Obama was a less-than-credible promise that he would “try” to stay away from the girls.
 
The last two sentences of the third paragraph appear to be Obama’s rebuttal to an accusation of bigamy: He apparently explained to McCabe that he was divorced from his wife in Kenya because Kenya did not require anything more than a husband expressing to his wife a desire to terminate the marriage.
 
The fourth paragraph dismisses the bigamy concern, explaining Obama was in the United States not as an immigrant seeking U.S. citizenship but on a temporary student visa under which suspicion of polygamy was insufficient to support a deportation charge.
 
The last paragraph indicates that if Dunham, as a “U.S. citizen wife,” were to petition for Obama Sr. to receive permanent residence status as an immigrant on track to citizenship, the INS should conduct an investigation to make sure the alleged marriage was legitimate.
 
Contrary to Maraniss’ assertion, the INS officers didn’t appear to be concerned about the interracial nature of the Kenyan’s sexual activities at the university.
 
What was of concern was that Obama Sr. and Dunham were not living together as husband and wife, and their marriage might have been arranged for immigration purposes.
 
Under 8 U.S.C. Section 1325(c), current immigration law specifies that any individual who knowingly enters into a marriage for the purpose of evading any provision of the immigration laws is subject to up to five years imprisonment and a maximum fine of $250,000, or both.
 
In 1961, the INS, in investigating suspected marriages of convenience, would interview the two individuals separately and ask questions about the personal, often intimate, habits of the alleged mate.
 
Give the baby to the Salvation Army?
 

WND previously reported Boston Globe reporter Sally H. Jacobs had access to an INS file in which the memo seen in Exhibit 1 was displayed without redaction.
 
As seen in Exhibit 2, this version of the letter permits reading of part of the third paragraph.
 
Exhibit 2: Lyle H. Dahlin memo without redaction. Click to enlarge.
 
In the third sentence of the third paragraph, the Dahlin memo adds the detail that McCabe reported the Kenyan had gotten Dunham pregnant, a fact that would have been consistent with the marriage being legitimate.
 
Except, Dahlin adds, McCabe reported that the Kenyan and Dunham did not live together and Obama Sr. and Dunham were contemplating giving the baby away to the Salvation Army.
 
The facts suggest a sham marriage arranged for immigration purposes only: a supposedly married couple who do not live together, a “husband” with multiple girl friends on the side and a baby neither parent seems determined to raise.
 
INS suspicion of the marriage is further reinforced by the handwritten note at the end of the memo. Dahlin makes clear an apparent superior officer within the INS section agreed that the facts did not merit deportation for the Kenyan, a non-immigrant student in the USA on a temporary visa. But an investigation would be warranted if he sought to further extend his visa.
 
Dating the Dahlin memo
 

The only date on the Dahlin memo is the handwritten April 12, 1961, preceding the handwritten note at the bottom of the document. That date indicates the memo was written while Dunham was pregnant, less than four months before the baby’s birth.
 
The decision to give away the baby to the Salvation Army after Obama Sr. “got” Dunham pregnant must have caused the INS to wonder precisely what kind of relationship existed between the two.
 
The memo indicates Obama Sr. might have been testing the waters to see what impact claiming a U.S. citizen wife and a U.S. citizen child would have on the INS. Officials would question whether he was the natural father or if he was merely the “stand-in” father, covering up an embarrassing situation.
 
If the Kenyan were actually the father and the marriage to Dunham legitimate, why not press the claim that the U.S. citizen wife and the U.S. citizen child established a basis for changing the Kenyan’s status with the INS from a non-immigrant student seeking only a temporary stay to an immigrant seeking permanent residence on the path to becoming a U.S. citizen?
 
But then, why would Obama Sr., as the biological father, want to give the baby to the Salvation Army if the marriage with Dunham were legitimate?
 
The Dahlin memo, written while Dunham was pregnant, raises the question of whether or not Obama married Dunham at all.
 
If the Kenyan merely wanted a sexual relationship with Dunham, why marry her?
 
There is no evidence he proposed marriage to any of his allegedly many girlfriends at the university, so what made Dunham different?
 
If he was not committed to living with Dunham and raising the baby, why bother getting married?
 
Pieced together, the available evidence supports the theory the Obama-Dunham marriage was a cover-up from the start, designed to designate Obama as the father, without any expectation the two would ever live as husband and wife or that he would help raise the baby.
 
The factual record is that Obama Sr. never used marriage to a U.S. citizen or the fathering of a child in the U.S. to bolster his immigration status, even though it could have enabled him to remain in the U.S. without having to apply for yearly extensions.
 
Dahlin may well have been instructed by superiors to communicate to Obama Sr. and to Dunham that an attempt to use the marriage and child as a reason to change the Kenyan’s immigration status would have led to a full-scale INS investigation.
 
Obama’s 1961 application to extend stay in U.S.
 

Further evidence that the marriage to Dunham was a sham is provided by a close examination of the next document to occur chronologically in Obama Sr.’s INS file – an alien student application to extend the time of a temporary stay in the U.S. and to request permission to accept employment. It was filed with the INS Aug. 31, 1961, as seen below in Exhibits 3 and 4.
 
Exhibit 3: Barack Obama Sr.'s INS application to extend stay and permit employment, Aug. 31, 1961, page 1. Click to enlarge.
 
Exhibit 3: Barack Obama Sr.'s INS application to extend stay and permit employment, Aug. 31, 1961, page 2. Click to enlarge.
 
The document notably was filled out in Honolulu some 28 days after the baby was born.

There is a six-and-a-half-month time period in which there is no record of Dunham’s whereabouts – from Jan. 31, 1961, when she concluded her first semester at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, until Sept. 25, 1961, when the University of Washington at Seattle documents she was enrolled for extension classes on campus.
 
Nothing in the Dahlin memo documents where Dunham was in April 1961, when it was written.
 
Interestingly, Obama Sr.’s temporary stay visa expired Aug. 9, 1961, some five days after the baby was born, as indicated by his answer to Box 13.
 
Clearly, Obama Sr. had to be concerned about the extension of his student visa in April 1961. It would have been convenient to have a U.S. citizen wife and a U.S. citizen child being newly born just as his student visa was expiring.
Yet, the application to extend the temporary stay provides more evidence the story of a U.S. citizen wife and child was not credible. In Box 2, Obama Sr. indicated he was living at 1482 Alencastre Street in Honolulu. However, Dunham was living at her parents home at 6085 Kalanianaole Highway, the address listed in the birth announcements published in the Honolulu newspapers.
  
The INS would have regarded the fact the supposed parents did not live together as additional evidence the alleged marriage was a marriage of convenience arranged to commit immigration fraud.
 
Even more interesting, in the extension of Box 7, the Kenyan blacked out the first name he wrote for his wife, then penciled in “Ann S. Dunham, Honolulu, Hawaii.” Her named, however, was Stanley Ann Dunham, or S. Ann Dunham.
Then, in the space below Box 7, Obama Sr. did not list Barack Hussein Obama II as his son – an omission that is hard to understand if the child supposedly was born earlier that month.
   
The Woods memo
   

An additional document from Obama Sr.’s INS file is relevant: a handwritten memo dated Aug. 31, 1961, by William Wood, as seen in Exhibit 5.
 
Exhibit 5: Barack Obama Sr. INS File, Woods Memo, Aug. 31, 1961. Click to enlarge.
 
The memo’s use of the term “claims” suggests the information came from Obama Sr., possibly at an in-person meeting with an officer at the INS office when he filled out and filed his visa extension form.
 
The memo confirms Dunham was leaving Hawaii to attend school in Seattle, an additional factor the INS would have examined had an investigation been undertaken into the legitimacy of the marriage and the fatherhood of the child.
 
In the last paragraph, the memo notes the child was living with the mother at the home of the grandparents, while the Kenyan was living at the Alencastre Street address – facts that did not need to be seriously considered if the only relevant question in extending Obama Sr.’s visa was whether or not he was then a student in good standing.
 
Interesting, the note appended to the memo suggests the information the Kenyan provided raised serious questions about the wife and child that would need to be answered if he were applying for more than a temporary stay.
 
Given that the INS was not going to conduct an investigation, the Woods memo appears to document only what the Kenyan said and did not determine whether or not the claims were true.
 
While Obama Sr.’s INS files do not prove he was not the father of the future president, they provide ample documentation the officer was skeptical the Kenyan was legitimately married to Dunham and/or was the biological father of Barack Obama II.
 
By deciding to stay with the temporary student visa status, the Kenyan obviated the need for an INS investigation that might have uncovered in 1961 that the marriage was fraudulent and the biological father of the child was someone else.
Obama's Life Beard
I routinely refer to Hawaiian congress-critter Neil Abercrombie as Obama's "life beard," because Abercrombie is the only human being on the planet to put Barack Hussein Obama Sr. and Stanley Ann Dunham in the same room together.  The first time that there was any documentation of a relationship between the two was in 1971, when Senior mysteriously showed up in Hawaii, "to attend to family business."

Neil Abercrombie is currently Governor-elect of Hawaii.

The Abercrombie brothers, Neil and then Hal, had escaped the darkness of Buffalo, NY, to attend graduate school in Honolulu.  Along with their friends Peter Gilpin, Chet Gorman, and Pake Zane, they hung out at the "snack bar" in an old Army-barracks-style building near their business classes.  They fancied themselves as intellectuals, experimenters, outsiders, somewhere between beatniks and hippies.

It was there, that they met Barack Hussein Obama Sr.  The group was immediately taken by the one and only African student in their midst.  "He was very black, probably the blackest person I've ever met," recalled Zane, a Chinese-Hawaiian, who now runs an antiques shop a few miles from the university.

Members of the snack bar crowd don't remember the Obama-Dunham relationship.  In this report, Hal Abercrombie said he never saw them together.  Pake Zane could not recall Ann from those days but had precise memories of Senior.

However, Neil Abercrombie, the Democratic congressman from Hawaii, was part of those regular gatherings and claims that Anna was "the original feminist."  Abercrombie says he remembered her appearing at some of the weekend gatherings.  Obama was such a strong personality, he said, that he could see how the young woman was awed and overwhelmed by him.

"She was a girl, and what I mean by that is she was only 17 and 18, just out of high school.  And he brought her at different times.  She mostly observed because she was a kid.  Everybody there was pretty high-powered grad-student types."

Maybe everybody else, including his own brother, was drunk all the time.

Neil Abercrombie has continually provided his imprimatur to the "legend of Barack and Stanley."  In July, 2009, Abercrombie attempted to sneak language into an innocuous resolution celebrating Hawaii’s statehood anniversary that affirmed Hawaii was Barack Obama’s birthplace.  The measure was blocked by Rep. Michele Bachmann on the floor of the House.

If he is elected governor of Hawaii, you can bet that all kinds of documentation supporting Obama's fable-ific life story will be discovered, and anything prejudicial to Obama's version of events or eligibility to serve as Commander-in-Chief will disappear -- forever.

You know that the full weight of Obama's Chicago machine will be pressed into the service of his campaign.
Senior's Politics
Senior was one of the featured speakers at a Mother’s Peace Rally in Ala Moana Park on Sunday May 13, 1962.  International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) leaders, including Jack Hall, joined the march and rally.


Senior, who was studying economics at the University of Hawaii, Afro-American Affairs Institute, told the crowd of 350, "Anything which relieves military spending will help us...Peace will release great resources..."  The march for peace was featured in the May 18, 1962 issue of the VOICE OF THE ILWU.  Other speakers included Patsy Mink, Thomas Gill, Ralph Vanderslice, Rev. Nicolas Dizon, Rev. Seikan Higra, Rabbi Roy Rosenberg, Rev. Delwyn Rayson, and Dr. John Mollet.  The ILWU was opposed to the escalating U. S. involvement in Vietnam and held many activities to educate its members and the public.

Frank Marshall Davis, in his own writings, had said that Robeson and Harry Bridges, the head of the ILWU and a secret member of the CPUSA, had suggested that he take a job as a columnist with the Honolulu Record, "and see if I could do something for them."  The ILWU was organizing workers there and Robeson’s contacts were "passed on" to Davis, Takara writes.

Cliff Kincaid ties up all the loose ends in his white paper, "Communism in Hawaii and the Obama Connection."
Living Apart
Memo from William Ward, INS file, dated 31 AUG 1961, on page 34 states:

"They have one child born Honolulu 8/4/1961 -- Barack Obama II, child living with mother (she lives with her parents & Subject resides at 1482 Alencastre St)."
Senior Leaves Hawaii
In August or September of 1961, Senior enrolled and attended classes in his final undergraduate year at the University of Hawaii, from which he would graduate with a Bachelors Degree in economics and mathematics in June, 1962 -- after three years in Hawaii, as a Phi Beta Kappa straight-A student.
 
Senior’s main monetary sponsor for his schooling in the U.S.was Elizabeth Mooney Kirk.  Kirk wrote a letter to Tom Mboya in May 1962 asking if another sponsor could be found so Senior could attend graduate school, preferably at Harvard.  She was unable to continue her sponsorship as she had two step children who were going to be attending University.  Tom Mboya ended up sponsoring Seniorr for his Harvard studies. 
 
So senior’s plans weren’t definite in May of 1962.  Some time between August 1961 and March 1962, Barack Obama Senior was accepted into Harvard's Ph d. program in economics.  He left Hawaii on June 22, 1962, while his still-teenage wife and child remained in Seattle.

Obama's autobiography claimed
Senior had rejected a scholarship at the Marxist New School for Social Research in New York City that would have paid for his family to come with him.  He chose to attend Harvard, where there was no allotment for his family.  Shortly after arriving at Harvard, and he took up with Ruth Nidesand, who introduced him to scotch whiskey, and would become his third wife.

In "Dreams...," Obama claims that Senior left when he was two years old, when, in fact, Senior was never around.  Within one week of Barack Obama's birth, Stanley Ann was in Seattle, Washington, while Senior remained in Hawaii.  Stanley Ann stayed in Seattle long after Senior had moved to Cambridge, Massachusetts and Harvard.

A Honolulu Advertiser story on the day he left, June 22, said Obama planned a several-weeks grand tour of Mainland universities before he arrived at Harvard to study economics on a graduate faculty fellowship.  The story did not mention that he had a wife and an infant son.
 
A second article, from the Honolulu Star-Bulletin, also has Senior leaving Hawaii in June 1962.  There is no mention of Obama or his mother in this article either.
 
Note:  Stanley Ann had arrived in Seattle WA, by the middle of August, 1961.
San Francisco
On his way east, Obama stopped in San Francisco and went to dinner at the Blue Fox in the financial district with Hal Abercrombie, who had moved to the city with his wife, Shirley.
1962 Letter Ignores Obama, Anna
Jerome Corsi says a letter written by Barack Obama Sr. in 1962 raises new questions about the veracity of the official Obama nativity story related by Barack Obama Jr. in his autobiography, "Dreams from My Father."

In a May 1962 letter he wrote from Hawaii to his political benefactor in Kenya, Tom Mboya, Barack Obama Sr. discusses his "wife," but without mentioning Ann Dunham, his alleged Hawaiian bride and the alleged mother of Barack Obama.

Toward the end of the letter, Obama wrote, "You know my wife is in Nairobi there and I would really appreciate any help you may give her."

Clearly Obama Sr. is referring to his first wife, Kezia Aoko, whom he had married in 1954 at age 18 while she was pregnant with their first child.  Obama left Kenya in 1959 to study in Hawaii.
    
    
The handwriting next to the paragraph appears to be Mboya's: "Ask Odiawo to see me."

There is no documentation that Obama's alleged father has ever claimed paternity.

As the next item shows, the spelling of Obama's name, Barack, is incorrect, as the next item demonstrates, and the letter is probably a forgery.
Harvard Wanted Senior Out
Heather Smathers is reporting that Harvard University officials are speaking out on the release of the immigration file on Barack Hussein Obama, Sr.

Documents uncovered through a Freedom of Information Act request to the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services, formerly known as the Immigration and Naturalization Service, show that Harvard University officials worked with the INS to deny Obama’s student visa extension. An INS investigator, M.F. McKeon, wrote on June 8, 1964:
    
"They (Harvard officials) weren’t very impressed with him and asked us to hold up action on his application until they decided what action they could take in order to get rid of him. They were apparently having difficulty with his financial arrangements and couldn’t seem to figure out how many wives he had."
    
Another memo by McKeon, dated May 19, 1964, says:
    
"OBAMA has passed his general exams, which indicates on academic grounds he is entitled to stay around here and write his thesis; however, they are going to try to cook something up to ease him out. All three will have to agree to this, however. They are planning on telling him that they will not give him any money, and that he’d better return to Kenya and prepare his thesis at home."
    
Jeff Neal, a spokesman for Harvard University, disputed those allegations.
    
"While we cannot verify accounts of conversations that occurred nearly 50 years ago, a review of our existing files did not find any support for either the language or the implied intent described by the U.S. government official in the government documents."
    
Neal said that university documents predating the INS file, which was compiled between 1961 and 1965, indicate "the University’s Center for International Affairs faced serious constraints in providing financial support for research by international graduate students in Cambridge, and that these students were required to secure and demonstrate independent and sufficient sources of funding in order to remain on campus."

Documents show Obama, Sr. was denied an extension of his student visa in July, 1964 and subsequently returned to Kenya.  In 1965, Obama, Sr. attempted to return to the United States.  The INS file includes a letter from Harvard Registrar Robert Shenton written to Obama, Sr., on Nov. 16, 1965, that says the elder Obama had not registered his thesis title with the Department of Economics and therefore the university did not authorize his I-20, a document issued by a college for a student so that the student may obtain a student visa, for his return to the country.  Shenton wrote:
    
"Under the circumstances, I could not consider issuing an I-20 to you until the following steps have been completed and the Economics Department approves your return."
    
The steps required of Obama, Sr., included informing the Economics Department of the thesis title; informing the department of the status of his thesis; and sending the department any completed pages of the document. Neal said the university would confirm that Obama, Sr. was a student at Harvard from 1962-1964, and earned a Master’s degree in Economics.

Multiple attempts to get comment from the White House press office have not been returned.

Related:  Somewhere, buried in the bowels of The Obama File, is a reference to Senior writing to his patron for more money while he was at Harvard (I'll try to find the source/link).
"A Serial Womanizer"
The Daily Mail Reporter says Immigration and Naturalization Service records obtained by Heather Smathers show that Obama's father was a serial womanizer -- "a slippery character" who had to be warned to stop his "playboy ways."

And continues -- with a father like this, it is little wonder Obama did not want to release his full birth certificate.  Though the proof that he was actually born in Hawaii may silence some critics, a new, rather more interesting side of his life has emerged -- that his father Barack Obama (Senior) was a serial womanizer and polygamist who government and university officials were trying to force out of the country.

An immigration memo, from June 1964, records that Harvard officials were trying "to get rid of him" and "couldn't seem to figure out how many wives he had."  At least one document, a memo, also specifies that he had a child -- Barack Obama junior -- while he was at the university on August 4, 1961.  On another document, Senior leaves blank the question about children.

Other notes make reference to some kind of campaign to drive Obama senior out of the country and back to Kenya.  The memo advised officials to withdraw his funding.  The memo also notes that he be "closely questioned before another extension is granted -- and denial be considered."

It said: "Obama has passed his general exams, which indicates that on academic grounds he is entitled to stay around here and write his thesis; however [Harvard] are going to try to cook something up to ease him out.... They are planning on telling him that they will not give him any money, and that he had better return to Kenya and prepare his thesis at home."
Senior Lied About His Degree
Sally Jacobs says that although Obama frequently claimed to have earned a PhD from Harvard and insisted he be called Dr. Obama, he never fully recovered from disappointment over his failure to get the degree he had worked so hard for.  Let go from jobs at both the Central Bank of Kenya and the Kenya Tourist Development Corp. by 1970, Obama was unemployed for four years before he landed a low level economist’s position at the Ministry of Finance and Planning.  He remained there until his death.
Obama’s PhD thesis, "An Econometric Model of Staple Theory of Development," which was launched with such high hopes at Harvard, apparently met an unhappy fate as well.  Not long after he married his third wife, Ruth Ndesandjo, in 1964, Obama said his thesis papers had been stolen by burglars who had broken into their home.
"The burglars took the television, but in the process Barack said that they took his doctoral papers, which were in a briefcase somewhere," said Ndesandjo, who lives in Nairobi.  "At least, that is what he said.  He was pretty upset about it because he never went back to it and he didn’t have any copy of it."
Senior Returns To Africa
In June, 1964, contrary to reports that Senior had a Ph D, he left Harvard with a masters degree in economics and returned to Kenya, ultimately to join the fledgling Kenyatta government as a senior economist.  On his return to Kenya, Senior was first hired by an US oil company, then served as an economist in the Ministry of Transportation, and later became senior economist in the Kenyan Ministry of Finance.

Senior's INS documents show that he was denied an extension on his student visa in July, 1964, in part because Harvard University, where Senior was a Ph.D. candidate, sought his removal. Obama Sr. eventually left the United States willingly after becoming an illegal alien for remaining in the country past the expiration of his visa.

An INS investigator, M.F. McKeon, wrote "They (Harvard officials) weren’t very impressed with him and asked us to hold up action on his application until they decided what action they could take in order to get rid of him. They were apparently having difficulty with his financial arrangements and couldn’t seem to figure out how many wives he had."

Documents show that Harvard officials considered Obama, Sr. to be a "slippery character," and conspired with the INS to have him deported.

Years later, Abercrombie and another grad school friend looked up their old pal during a trip through Africa.

At that point, the senior Obama was a bitter man, according to the congressman, feeling that he had been denied due opportunities to influence the running of his country. "He was drinking too much; his frustration was apparent," Abercrombie said.

To Abercrombie's surprise, Senior never asked about his ex-wife or his son.
   
Neil Abercrombie said of Barack Sr., "I know he loved Ann," but "I think he didn't want the impediment of being responsible for a family.  He expected great things of himself and he was going off to achieve them."

This article (.pdf), published in the East Africa Journal, by Barak H. Obama Senior, was written in 1965.  In it, Senior describes the differences between African socialism and Kenyan socialism.  It's dry reading but is useful in understanding Barack's father.
Is It Barak Or Barack?
In 1965, Obama Sr. wrote a paper for the East Africa Journal entitled, "Problems facing our Socialism."
 
On page 8, the Kenyan writes, "Theoretically, there is nothing that can stop the government from taxing 100 per cent of income so long as the people get benefits from the government commensurate with their income which is taxed."
The apple doesn't fall far from the tree.

    


    
Although there are many newspaper reports that spell Senior's name, "Barack," but it is appears he spells it, "Barak."
Conditions In Kenya
As the Kenyatta regime became the subject of increasing controversy, Obama Sr. found many of his colleagues distancing themselves from him.  He, in turn, took his anger out on his wife, Ruth, according to several of his friends, and his marriage began to deteriorate.
"Kenya changed a great deal between 1963 and 1970," said David William Cohen, former director of the International Institute at the University of Michigan and a professor of African history.  "Anyone brought into the government with idealism in those early years either exploited the situation, or was completely frustrated.  Obama Sr. did just what other frustrated intellectuals did at the time, which was to stay in the bars until their minds go to rot."
Senior's Protector Assassinated
On a hot July weekend in 1969, Senior was shopping on a busy Nairobi street when he ran into his friend and mentor Tom Mboya, one of Kenya’s most charismatic political leaders.  The two chatted for several minutes and Obama kidded him that his car was illegally parked.

I told him, "You are parked on a yellow line.  You will get a ticket," Obama, the late father of the US presidential candidate, would later testify, according to press accounts at the time.  And then the two men parted.

Minutes later, Mboya was shot twice and died in a pool of blood.  It was a crime that convulsed the newly independent nation and would, in Obama’s eyes, trigger a steep decline in his own promising career.  Then 33, and a freshly minted government economist, he testified in the ensuing trial, an act which probably enraged those responsible for Mboya’s assassination.

Obama, according to one friend, was convinced he had been targeted for murder after his testimony.
"He said he had been hit by a car not long ago and left for dead," said Pake Zane, 66, who attended the University of Hawaii with Obama and had not publicly discussed their 1974 conversation until now. "He did not say specifically who had done it, but he said it was the same people who killed Mboya."
Senior Visits
Senior's Christmas, 1971 visit may be significant.  All lot of stuff was going on at this time.

It appears from the cross comparison on both the Customs and DOS FOIA released documents that on October 20, 1971 Stanley Ann Dunham Soetoro (SADS) and son Barry (a.k.a Saebarkah Soetoro) together boarded Pan Am Airlines Flight 812 unaccompanied by Lolo M. Soetoro in Djakarta Indonesia and arrived in Honolulu Hawaii on October 21, 1971 and sought entry into the USA on an expired Passport issued July 19, 1965 according to the DS 1423 Form for REQUEST BY UNITED STATES NATIONAL FOR AND REPORT OF EXCEPTION TO SECTION 53.1, TITLE 22 OF THE CODE OF FEDERAL REGULATIONS with use of the expired Passport of July 19, 1965 shown as page 6 of

Young "Barry" was queued up to enter Punahou School.  Grandfather Stanley had lined-up a scholarship to the prestigious preparatory school for Barry.  The Dunhams moved into the apartment at S. Beretania St., to be within walking distance of the school -- and out of the blue comes the self-described "rake," Obama Senior -- the purpose of the trip? -- "to attend to family business" 
  
Senior only saw Obama once in his life, during this trip, and this is one of the two photos of Barry and Senior.  It was taken at the airport.  The decorations clearly identify the visit as occurring during the Christmas season -- December 1971.  Senior arrived some time in December 1971 and left some time in January 1972.


At the first sight of Senior, Barry thought he seemed far skinnier than he had imagined, and more fragile, with his spectacles and blue blazer and ascot and yellowish eyes.  Senior was recuperating from one of his many car accidents.  He had injured his leg requiring him to use a cane.
   
This photo, of Anna and Senior, was also taken at the airport.  When the photo first made the rounds of the Internet, it was described as a photo of Anna and Senior's alleged wedding.  Needless to say, that report was bogus.
   
          
So, out of the blue, Barry's long-lost father stepped briefly into his life, and just as quickly disappeared.  Obama and Senior would never see each other again.  It was not an easy month, and what stuck in the boy's memory was the basketball that Senior gave him as a present at the airport.
   
After the visit, Anna and Obama's half-sister Maya returned to Indonesia.  Except for occasional visits to Hawaii, and in her final days, Anna, who traveled throughout Southeast Asia on business, would remain based in Jakarta for the remainder of her life.
   
Now, here's the mystery.  Why would Senior fly halfway across the world to make his only visit to his son at this moment in time?  Remember, this was in the era before the deregulation of the airlines.  Round-trip airplane tickets from Kenya to Hawaii must have cost a small fortune even by American standards -- much less third-world Kenyan standards.  The Dunhams surely paid for the airline tickets.  We know they paid for an apartment in their building for the month that Senior was in town, and were undoubtedly providing him with some walking-around money.  The sad truth is Senior spent most of his time partying with with his old snack bar buddies from the University of Hawaii, Neil Abercrombie and Pake Zane. 

Senior had no money.  He had already fallen into disfavor with the ruling Kenyan government.  His mentor and protector, Tom Mboya, was assassinated in 1969.  Senior was present at the assassination and testified at the subsequent trial, essentially ending his political career, and causing a hit and run attempt on his life.  He was spending most of his time drinking scotch and crashing his Mercedes-Benz.
     
It is clear that the Dunhams underwrote Senior's visit, but why?  It would seem reasonable to conclude that Senior's pilgrimage had something to do with Barry and Punahou, but what?
         
What happened in these four weeks?  What was so important that caused Senior to travel 20,000-plus miles?  What kind of deal was made?  What papers did he have to sign?  Was there a payoff?

The Dunhams were getting ready to put Barry Soetoro into Punahou.  Whatever Senior was doing in Hawaii was connected to that -- my speculation is that it was to establish or re-establish paternity, or clean-up an Indonesian adoption -- and as soon as the paperwork was completed and he got his payoff he returned to Kenya and never thought about the bunch of them for the rest of his miserable life.

As an aside, it's pretty clear that the Dunhams were going all the way for little Barry, and it's equally clear that Senior couldn't give a rat's ass.

So why would Obama ever make the core of his autobiography, this statement:
      
 "It was into my father’s image, the black man, son of Africa, that I’d packed all the attributes I sought in myself..."
     
Until this trip, Senior never acknowledge Barry, and never mentioned him upon his return to Kenya.  He was a serial bigamist.  He abandoned his wives and children.  He became a wife-beater and drunk.  His arrogance destroyed his government career.  He killed a man and lost both legs in alcohol-related accidents and eventually killed himself behind the wheel -- hammered!
    
That's some role model.
How the Grinch Stole Christmas
I thought of something much simpler that also fits in with what usually occurred in situations such as Ann’s in 1961.  The one story in Obama’s book which I do believe is actually true is the one when there was a huge fight during Senior’s visit to Hawaii in 1971 which brought to light long buried resentments and recriminations all because Senior tried to act like a father and told Obama to turn the TV off and go study.  Those resentments would be how Senior had acted in 1961 and they came boiling to the surface when he visited in 1971.
The Dunhams made arrangements for Senior to sublet a neighbor’s apartment in the same building at S. Beretania St.  Notice how his one leg is positioned oddly in the photo (photo not available)?  He was recuperating from a car accident in which he had injured his leg requiring him to use a cane.
The big family blowup happened during his visit when he told Obama to turn off the TV and go study when Obama wanted to watch "How the Grinch Stole Christmas"  By the time the arguing had ended Barry was only able to watch the last few minutes of the special.
    
    
That is one story from his book that I actually believe and he says because of it long buried hurts and resentments surfaced between the three Dunhams and Obama Sr.  By the time the arguing had ended Barack was only able to watch the last few minutes of the special.

In "Barack and Michelle" [by Christopher Andersen] the visit is described as being for R&R following Senior’s car wreck/hospitalization in Kenya.  You can discern Senior's bad leg(s) in the photo.

Pretty expensive trip for someone whose job and life were spiraling down the drain of alcoholism.  Who paid for Stanley Ann’s trip?  Senior was there a month; Stanley Ann had arrived two weeks prior to that, so she was away from her husband Lolo and baby Maya for 6 weeks?  Neither account mentions Maya being there with her -- a baby who was 16 months old.  And the Dunhams leased an apartment for Senior to stay in for that month?  And Barry had just started at the very expensive private school, after HIS expensive trip to Hawaii from Indonesia.  That’s a lot of money being shelled out for an impromptu visit from the man who hasn’t had the time of day for his son in ten years?

"Dreams..." would have us believe that Senior and Gramps were great pals -- drinking buddies who thoroughly enjoyed and respected each other.  It’s kind of an unseemly undercurrent -- because why would any normal man be best-friends-forever with a 23-year old man of a different race (1960 mores) who has committed statutory rape on his 17-year old daughter, and impregnated her in the process, and then abandoned her and his son?

Some insight into some kind of reality, pages 62-63 of "Dreams":
    
"...the telegram Toot found in the mailbox one day. ‘You’re father’s coming to see you’, she said. ‘Next month. Two weeks after your mother gets here.  They’ll both stay through New Year’s."

"She carefully folded the paper and slipped it into a drawer in the kitchen.  BOTH SHE AND GRAMPS FELL SILENT, THE WAY I IMAGINE PEOPLE REACT WHEN THE DOCTOR TELLS THEM THEY HAVE A SERIOUS, BUT CURABLE, ILLNESS.  For a moment the air was sucked out of the room, and we stood suspended, alone with our thoughts."

"Well," Toot said finally, "I suppose we better start looking for a place where he can stay."  Gramps took off his glasses and rubbed his eyes. " Should be one hell of a Christmas."
    
Correcting The Adoption
The speculation that Senior's Christmas visit was related to providing provenance for Barry Sotoero in return for a financial payoff, also provides an answer to an "anomaly" on the COLB.  It has to be considered in the context of time and place, ie, the normal social traditions of Madelyn and Stanley Dunham's era -- that slip right on by the notice of most people today.

People refer to Barry as Barack Obama, Junior.  The COLB, however, designates him as Barack Hussein Obama II.  There is a world of difference between the two.  A boy given the same name as his father is designated "junior."  A boy given the same name as someone OTHER than his father is designated "II".  "Junior" tells the world, "This is my son."  A boy given the same name as an uncle is "II", and says to the world, this boy is named for someone we admire.  The common explanation would be that the "junior" is named AFTER the father.  "II" is named "FOR" someone else.

The designation of Barry as "II" on the COLB is a flat-out statement that Obama of Kenya is not Barry’s father.  That he entered into a business arrangement as a cash-on-the-line favor to his drinking buddy Stanley Armour Dunham.    We know Stanley knew Obama, and we know Stanley knew Davis.  It follows that Obama of Kenya, a big drinker, was very likely to have been included in Stanley's and Frank Marshall Davis' drinking sessions.

Lolo Soetoro's adoption of Barry made him Barry's "father."  All previous records were sealed.  Effectively, the original father no longer existed.  The sire, whoever that may be, gave him up. 

So the Dunham's import the only black guy they know, other than Frank Marshall Davis.  It would have to involve legal consent, meaning an appearance in court, and signatures.  This is the only reason Senior would have been in Hawaii visiting his former "family" for a month.  We need to keep in mind that while this visit was taking place, Stanley Ann was also visiting from Indonesia where she lived with her husband Lolo.  We know of this visit from only one source -- Obama’s "Dreams..."  He gave no reason for the visit -- just, oh -- here comes dad, and I can hardly wait for him to leave.
Never A Word
Years later, Abercrombie and another grad school friend looked up their old pal during a trip through Africa.

At that point, the senior Obama was a bitter man, according to the congressman, feeling that he had been denied due opportunities to influence the running of his country. "He was drinking too much; his frustration was apparent," Abercrombie said.

To Abercrombie's surprise, Senior never asked about his ex-wife or his son.

Neil Abercrombie said of Barack Sr., "I know he loved Ann," but "I think he didn't want the impediment of being responsible for a family.  He expected great things of himself and he was going off to achieve them."
Senior Crashes And Burns
According to his daughter, Auma, Senior was an alcoholic who was extremely found of Scotch".  He killed a man in a drunk driving accident in the early 1970's.
 
In 1982, Obama Senior killed himself in an alcohol-related car accident in Kenya, leaving three wives, one mistress, six sons and a daughter -- there is also the possibility of an eight progeny via a mistress.

Although Obama claims Obama Senior was an atheist, Obama Senior was buried as a Muslim.  The rival families of Obama's late father are still suing each other over his meager estate.
   
    
One of Senior's former drinking partners, Kenyan writer Philip Ochieng
said that his friend's downfall was his weak character.  In fact he was a menace to life, said Ochieng.  "He had many extremely serious accidents.  Both his legs had to be amputated.  They were replaced with crude false limbs made from iron.

"He was just like Mr. Toad [from Wind In The Willows], very arrogant on the road, especially when he had whisky inside.  I was not surprised when I learned how he died."

"Although charming, generous and extraordinarily clever, Senior was also imperious, cruel and given to boasting about his brain and his wealth," he said.

"He was excessively fond of Scotch.  He had fallen into the habit of going home drunk every night.  His boasting proved his undoing and left him without a job, plunged him into prolonged poverty and dangerously wounded his ego."

The Daily Mail quotes a relative of Obama as saying, "We told him [Obama] how his father would still go to Kezia and it was during these visits that she became pregnant with two more children.  He also had two children with Ruth." [Kids 5 and 6]

According to the Daily Mail, even after losing both legs in the car accident, Obama senior fathered yet another son, his eighth child, [Okay, they got me, that would only be 7 by my count.  Not sure old BHO, Sr. was keeping a close count either] by yet another woman, and "continued to come home drunk."

Regardless of the motives, in "Dreams from my Father" Obama never states precisely how many wives his father had, or how many half-brothers and -sisters he has from different mothers, whether married to his father or not.
 
This is the guy who Obama romanticized in his first book, writing, "It was into my father’s image, the black man, son of Africa, that I’d packed all the attributes I sought in myself..." -- some role model -- Senior was a serial bigamist.  He abandoned all of his his wives and children.  Harvard threw his ass out for womanizing.  He became a wife-beater and drunk.  His arrogance destroyed his government career.  He killed a man and lost both legs in alcohol-related accidents and eventually killed himself behind the wheel -- hammered.
Fathers And Sons
A bit of research at the library reveals the answers about Barack Obama’s father and his father’s convictions which Obama withholds from the readers of "Dreams....   A first hint comes from authors E. S. Atieno Odhiambo and David William Cohen in their book The Risks of Knowledge (Ohio U. Press, 2004).  On page 182 of their book they describe how Barack Obama’s father, a Harvard trained economist, attacked the economic proposals of pro-Western "third way" leader Tom Mboya from the socialist left, siding with communist-allied leader Oginga Odinga, in a paper Barack Obama’s father wrote for the East Africa Journal.  As Odhiambo and Cohen write, "The debates [over economic policy] pitted...Mboya against...Oginga Odinga and radical economists Dharam Ghai and Barrack Obama, who critiqued the document for being neither African nor
socialist enough."

A copy of Barack Obama’s paper was obtained from the stacks at UCLA.  The paper is, as describe by Odhiambo and Cohen, a cutting attack from the left on Tom Mboya’s historically important policy paper, "African Socialism and Its Applicability to Planning in Kenya."  The author is given as "Barak H. Obama" and his paper is titled "Problems Facing Our Socialism", published July, 1965 in the East African Journal, pp. 26-33.

Senior stakes out the following positions in his attacks on the white paper produced by Mboya’s Ministry of Economic Planning and Development:
    
1.  Obama advocated the communal ownership of land and the forced confiscation of privately controlled land, as part of a forced "development plan", an important element of his attack on the government’s advocacy of private ownership, land titles, and property registration. (p. 29)

2.  Obama advocated the nationalization of "European" and "Asian" owned enterprises, including hotels, with the control of these operations handed over to the "indigenous" black population. (pp. 32 -33)

3.  Obama advocated dramatically increasing taxation on "the rich" even up to the 100% level, arguing that, "there is no limit to taxation if the benefits derived from public services by society measure up to the cost in taxation which they have to pay" (p. 30) and that, "Theoretically, there is nothing that can stop the government from taxing 100% of income so long as the people get benefits from the government commensurate with their income which is taxed." (p. 31)

4.  Obama contrasts the ill-defined and weak-tea notion of "African Socialism" negatively with the well-defined ideology of "scientific socialism", i.e. communism. Obama views "African Socialism" pioneers like Nkrumah, Nyerere, and Toure as having diverted only "a little" from the capitalist system. (p. 26)

5.  Obama advocates an "active" rather than a "passive" program to achieve a classless society through the removal of economic disparities between black Africans and Asian and Europeans. (p. 28) "While we welcome the idea of a prevention [of class problems], we should try to cure what has slipped in .. we .. need to eliminate power structures that have been built through excessive accumulation so that not only a few individuals shall control a vast magnitude of resources as is the case now .. so long as we maintain free enterprise one cannot deny that some will accumulate more than others .. " (pp. 29-30)

6.  Obama advocates price controls on hotels and the tourist industry, so that the middle class and not only the rich can afford to come to Kenya as tourists. (p. 33)

7.  Obama advocates government owned and operated "model farms" as a means of teaching modern farming techniques to farmers. (p. 33)

8.  Obama strongly supports the governments assertion of a "non-aligned" status in the contest between Western nations and communist nations aligned with the Soviet Union and China. (p. 26)
    
Interesting!  Senior allies himself to the communist Oginga Odinga.  Forty years later, Obama, Senior's son, allies himself with Raila Odinga, Oginga Odinga's son, also a Marxist-Socialist.

More commies in the life of Barack Obama -- it just never stops.
A Serious, Fall-Down Alcoholic
Caroline Elkins, a historian at Harvard and the author of "Imperial Reckoning: The Untold Story of Britain’s Gulag in Kenya," told me that she would be "extremely skeptical" of the notion that Obama, Sr., was murdered.  Elkins, who has excellent sources throughout the country, including among the surviving members of the Kenyatta-era generation, said that Obama, Sr., was a "serious, fall-down alcoholic."  Moreover, she said, it was entirely possible that Obama’s family, especially now with an American relative in the White House, wants to rewrite history and restore Senior’s reputation.

"While I’m sympathetic to the desire of some to reclaim his reputation and his dignity, I am also very skeptical," Elkins said.  "Understandably, there are some Luos who have an interest in making Obama, Sr., out to be a perhaps more heroic and high-ranking figure than he ever was in real life."

Legend-building -- attempting to make the Obamas larger than life, here and in Kenya, and Indonesia and Hawaii -- and wherever else they landed during their rolling stone lives.

All, of course, were "brilliant".  So are cubic zirconia.  But that doesn't make them diamonds, does it.

Senior's decline began after Tom Mboya's assassination in 1969.  He was fired from his job by Jomo Kenyatta, was blacklisted in Kenya, and began to drink heavily.  He had a serious car accident, spent almost a year in the hospital, and by the time he visited his son in Hawaii in late 1971, he already had a bad leg.  Senior's life fell into drinking and poverty, from which he never recovered.  His friend, Kenyan journalist Philip Ochieng, has described his difficult personality and drinking problems in the Kenya newspaper The Daily Nation.  Obama Sr. later lost both legs in another automobile collision, and subsequently lost his job.  He fathered another son named George.  Six months after George's birth, he died at the age of 46, in a third car crash in Nairobi.  He is interred in his native village of Nyang’oma Kogelo, Siaya District.
Senior's Estate
Obama writes in "Dreams...":
    
..."It’s this business with the Old Man’s estate.  Sarah is one of the people who has disputed the will.  She’s been telling people that Roy, Bernard, myself -- that none of us are the Old Man’s children."  Auma sighed.  "I don’t know.  A part of me sympathizes with her.  She’s had a hard life.  She never had the chances the Old Man had, you see, to study or go abroad.  It made her very bitter.  She thinks that somehow my mum, myself, that we are to blame for her situation."

"But how much could the Old Man’s estate be worth?"

"Not much.  Maybe a small government pension.  A piece of worthless land.  I try to stay out of it.   Whatever is there has probably been spent on lawyers by now.  But you see, everyone expected so much from the Old Man.  He made them think that he had everything, even when he had nothing.  So now, instead of getting on with their lives, they just wait and argue among themselves, thinking that the Old Man somehow is going to rescue them from his grave..."
    
Read between the lines.  "Granny" Sarah, as the wife of Onyango, mother of YUSUF, JANE, ZEITUNI, OMAR AND SAYID, had every right to protect the inheritance of HER CHILDREN.  To allow the children of Kezia to make claims, would have eliminated the rights of her ELDEST SON YUSUF.

It was not just a matter of inheritance, culturally, as the mother of the eldest son of ONYANGO, she would have lost her STATURE in the tribe.

Who is NOW the tribal elder?  It isn't MALIK!

It's YUSUF!  The older brother of Barak Hussein Obama Onyango.  He wears the hat of an elder, and carries the whisk which proclaims his tribal position.
    

    
Obama's Version
From the commencement address Obama delivered on May 29, 2011, to Miami-Dade College graduates:
    
"I didn’t know him well, my father -- and he lived a troubled life.  But I know that when he was around your age, he dreamed of something more than his lot in life.  He dreamed of that magical place; he dreamed of coming to study in America."
 
"And when I was around your age, I traveled back to his home country of Kenya for the first time to learn his story.  And I went to a tiny village called Alego, where his stepmother still lives in the house where he grew up, and I visited his grave.  And I asked her if there was anything left for me to know him by.  And she opened a trunk, and she took out a stack of letters -- and this is an elderly woman who doesn’t read or write -- but she had saved these letters, more than 30 of them, written in his hand and addressed to colleges and universities all across America."

"They weren’t that different from the letters that I wrote when I was trying to get into college, or the ones that you wrote when you were hoping to come here.  They were written in the simple, sometimes awkward, sometimes grammatically incorrect, unmistakably hopeful voice of somebody who is just desperate for a chance -- just desperate to live his unlikely dream."

"And somebody at the University of Hawaii -- halfway around the world -- chose to give him that chance.  And because that person gave a young man a chance, he met a young woman from Kansas; they had a son in the land where all things are possible."
   
    
Daddy Had Two Birthdays, Three Wives, A Girlfriend, And Seven Or Eight Kids
Every previous report and artifact has shown that Barak Hussein Obama (Senior) was born in Nyangoma-Kogello, Siaya District, Kenya in 1936. 

However, Art Moore says, overshadowed by reaction to the release of Barack Obama's long-form birth certificate, was the unearthing of half-century-old files that cast doubt on whether the age of Obama's father indicated on the Hawaii document is accurate.

The applications, memos and other documents from the Immigration and Naturalization Service acquired in a Freedom of Information Act request by Heather Smathers of the Arizona Independent -- which indicate Barack Obama Sr. would have been 27 at the time of his son's birth, not 25 -- also suggest that Obama's father did not leave the islands from the time of his August 1959 arrival until he departed for graduate studies at Harvard in June 1962.
    
    
Some have speculated that Obama's parents ventured together to Kenya while his mother was pregnant, but the files present a picture of a financially strapped Barack Obama Sr. known for "playboy ways" who two months after his reported marriage to Ann Dunham was still "running around with several girls."  His INS records, which show he had a class F-1 student visa that had to be renewed annually, do not preclude him having made a return trip to Kenya during his U.S. studies.  But the only indication of travel outside the U.S. was when officials denied a request for a fifth visa extension and forced him to return to his home country in 1964, when Barack Obama Jr. was 2 years old.

Among the released documents is a copy of a handwritten memo by an immigration official that refers to Barack Obama Jr.'s birth in Honolulu on Aug. 4, 1961.

The age of Barack Obama Sr. listed on the Certificate of Live Birth released Wednesday by the president is 25, consistent with his commonly reported birthday of June 18, 1936.

Several documents in the newly released immigration files, including applications filled in by hand and signed by Barack Obama Sr., also list a birth date of June 18, 1936.

However, about a dozen documents -- including an alien registration card with fingerprints and an immigration arrival-departure card which presumably accompanied his passport -- show a birth date of July 18, 1934.

In an application to extend his visa that was approved July 28, 1960, officials notated: [Barack Obama Sr.]: "presents valid British passport 84764 until 4/29/64."

Curiously, on an Aug. 17, 1962, application to extend his visa, Senior filled in a line asking him to list the names and addresses of children.  The only child he listed was Roy Obama, a son from his Kenyan wife, Kezia.  At that time, Barack Obama Jr. was 1 year old.  On that application he also listed his mailing address as c/o the Koinoinia Foundation in Pikesville, Md.  The organization, according to a website, was a "spiritual community" with "strong Quaker influences" that sought to "take literacy, agriculture, health, and similar practical skills into the undeveloped world."  After 1970, it "shifted to New Age and wholistic activities."

An Immigration and Naturalization Service arrival-departure record filled in by hand when he left the United States for Kenya in 1964 indicated a 1934 birth date and British nationality.

The June 18, 1934, birth date also was handwritten on an application to extend his temporary stay that was submitted in Honolulu on Aug. 31, 1961, just weeks after Barack Obama Jr. was born.  On the application, Obama's father also indicated he was married to Ann Dunham, and he asked for permission to get employment, explaining: "because unable to get more financial assistance."

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Does it matter?  Maybe.  What kind of 27 year-old married man with one child an one-on-the way knocks up a 17 year-old, only mentions him once in his life, and that was for free money, and  then takes off?

I can clearly see why Obama wrote the following in "Dreams..." -- "It was into my father’s image, the black man, son of Africa, that I’d packed all the attributes I sought in myself..."

Some set of attributes.
He's Illegitimate
Pamela Geller says: An illegitimate child, an illegitimate president: despite multiple attempts, "No comment" from the White House.

Talk about your proverbial can of worms.  Clearly, Barack Hussein Obama's Immigration file was the impetus for Obama to release his "long form" last week.  If he thought that would put the matter to rest, it has had the opposite effect.  It has all raised more questions than it answered, as does the release of shocking revelations in BHO I's immigration file.

Clearly, BHO I was never divorced from his first wife in Kenya.  Further, INS suspected the BHO I/Stanley Ann Dunham marriage was a sham, arranged strictly to secure immigration status for him.  But if Barack Senior was a Muslim polygamist, his "marriage" to Stanley Ann Dunham was invalid.  Obama Senior was a Kenyan citizen.  Kenya was still under English law at this time.

Illegitimate children had different rights -- at least they certainly did in 1789.  There is no way that the founders of this great nation intended for an illegitimate child of a foreign bigamist to attain the highest, most powerful position in the new land.

Further, when BHO I returned to Kenya, he apparently lived with his first Kenyan wife and his third American wife, suggesting that the Dunham "divorce" was a transitory ruse.
    
In 1964, Ann Dunham filed for divorce.  By then, Barack had taken up with Ruth Nidesand, a teacher of Lithuanian-Jewish ancestry who became his third wife.  A year later, he gave up his doctoral studies and returned home.

[...]

In the last decade of his life, Barack Obama Sr. slid slowly into the abyss.  He was fired from a series of jobs.  He had, as Firstbrook puts it, "a reputation for having a massive ego and a big mouth, both of which grew alarmingly when he started drinking."  He was also, according to Ruth’s son Mark, abusive to his wife and children, and Ruth eventually left him, taking her sons with him.
    
Hussein Obama is not natural born.  His father was not a US citizen; he is, by that very fact, disqualified to serve as US president.  For those who believe that "natural born" is no longer relevant, you are wrong.  Armaros points out in the comments, "The reason the founders have created this requirement was to prevent a British person from assuming US citizenship with the purpose of ascending to higher office and compromise the USA.  To prevent a sort of sleeper spy/traitor from getting power in the new nation."  Clearly, from Obama's performance, that is a very clear and present danger.

Multiple attempts to get comment from the White House press office have not been returned (here).

An INS investigator, M.F. McKeon, wrote on June 8, 1964: "They (Harvard officials) weren’t very impressed with him and asked us to hold up action on his application until they decided what action they could take in order to get rid of him.  They were apparently having difficulty with his financial arrangements and couldn’t seem to figure out how many wives he had."  (NY Review of Books)

For years, the media and the left have excoriated anyone who questioned the circumstances and events surrounding the birth of Barack Obama.  The lack of transparency and honesty only gave rise to more suspicion.  And rightly so.  One doesn't hand over the reins of power to just anyone, particularly those with an unknown or sketchy past.  The dearth of documentation and paperwork led to more speculation.  The American people were like Helen Keller and the Obama machine kept moving the furniture.  Who is this man, and what is he hiding?

The birth certificate issue became the rallying cry for those of us who questioned the legitimacy of Barack Hussein Obama's eligibility for the oval office.  Our media did not vet BHO.  In fact, they took it upon themselves to destroy and smear those who did, or tried to.

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Summary Of Senior's Immigration Files
Matt1234 has created a great summary of Senior's recently released immigration files.  The summary is tabular, allowing a more systematic analysis.  He has highlighted in yellow the more interesting portions.  This summary is useful as an introductory research tool or a concise summation for semi-interested readers.  Details are excluded except where particularly interesting or unobvious.
Cashill On "The Other Barack"
Jack Cashill says Sally Jacobs’ new book on the president’s father, "The Other Barack," tells us as much about contemporary journalism as it does Barack Obama Sr. What follows are some observations on both.

• The book opens well. The first two sentences read, "Every man who has served as president of the United States had parents who lived out their lives upon American soil. Barack H. Obama did not." Race-baiters take note: Obama’s unique background is what drives the "birther" movement.

• Not all journalists are created equal. Jacobs of the Boston Globe received copies of INS documents that were un-redacted while the same documents sent to Heather Smathers of the less politically reliable Arizona Independent were redacted.

• Jacobs does an excellent job tracking Obama’s career in Africa and an oddly shabby job of tracking it in the United States.

• Jacobs tells us nothing, for instance, about Obama’s wedding to Ann Dunham, the birth of his son and the whereabouts of Dunham for the six months prior to the birth. Yet, fathering the president is the only reason Obama gets a biography.

• Jacobs describes the courtship and Kenyan wedding of the American Ruth Baker and Obama with much more detail than she does Dunham and Obama.

• Like Obama biographers Janny Scott and David Remnick, Jacobs crudely bends the facts of the first year post-baby to sustain the illusion of an Obama family life that that never was.

• Jacobs notes that in 1997 State Sen. Obama "deftly extracted himself" from any claim on his father’s $57,000, but she does not say why

• Jacobs cites 1988 as the year of Obama Obama’s first African visit. Obama claims 1987.

• Jacobs makes unforced errors as well. She talks about the "six years [Obama] lived in the United States," when, in fact, he lived here fewer than five years.

• Jacobs notes that senior Obama pronounced his first name "BEAR-ick" as in army barrack. In "Dreams from My Father," Barry tells a friend she can call him "Barack" only if she can "say it right." Barry, however, has always said it wrong as "buh-ROCK."

• Jacobs primly conceals the abortion senior Obama likely arranged for a Kenyan girl attending high school in Massachusetts.

• One redacted document reads as follows, "She may have gone to London for REDACTED and will undoubtedly be seeking to return." The redacted space is the perfect size for "an abortion."

• A second document notes that the girl claimed to be going to London to visit a sick sister, but the INS determined she had no sister. Says the document again, "She may have gone to London for REDACTED." As the documents note, boyfriend Obama was frantically working to get her re-admitted to the U.S.

• Jacobs pulls her punches. Likely working from an un-redacted document, she writes, "The girl was not only doing poorly in school but had taken an unauthorized trip to London." That is it.

• Jacobs totally botches the timeline of Dunham’s relationship with Lolo Soetoro. As Jacobs describes it, the two "had fallen in love" when Obama was 4. In fact, they married when he was 3. Maybe they fell in love later.

• "By 1968," writes Jacobs, "Ann Dunham had married Soetoro, and the family settled in Jakarta." No, they married in 1965, and mother and on moved to Jakarta in 1967. Soetoro had moved there in 1966.

• The Wikipedia entry on Soetoro gets the timeline of baby Obama’s first year right: Dunham was "living in Seattle, Wash., with her infant son Barack from September 1961 to June 1962 while taking classes." So why can’t Jacobs, Scott, or Remnick?

• On the occasion of Obama’s visit to Hawaii in 1971, Jacobs claims he and Dunham drove by the house "where Ann and her 1-year-old son ultimately retreated to live with her parents after her husband had left her." No, she left her husband for Seattle a year earlier.

• To her credit, Jacobs notes that Obama was not on that "famous first airlift" of African students to America, although his son "declared it" many times on the campaign trail.

• As in the case of his son, Jacobs uses the word "brilliant" or something like it regularly to describe the senior Obama. Yet, he did poorly on tests, which she finds "difficult to understand given Obama’s obvious intellectual gifts."

In a recent article in the Claremont Review of Books, national-security guru Angelo Codevilla makes a provocative claim.

"Another photo, published in a Honolulu newspaper in 1959," he writes, "shows [Ann's father] Stanley Dunham escorted by uniformed U.S. Navy officers, greeting Barack Obama Sr., as he arrived in Hawaii from Kenya."
   

    
In the photo, Dunham stands next to Obama smiling. Codevilla contends that the CIA might well have assigned Dunham to keep an eye on Obama, an unwitting pawn in the agency’s mission to woo the emerging African elite.

If Codevilla is right, then Jacobs’ book is close to all wrong. In her account, Obama arrives, alone and friendless in Hawaii, not surrounded by 20 well-wishers, chief among them a future father-in-law who was not yet supposed to be there.

If the date of the photo can be verified as 1959, Codevilla is likely right, and the mystery deepens.
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