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Eligibility Update: Obama British Subject; “Barry from D.C.;” Obamacare Opponents Birthers

John Charlton at The Post & Email posted a great analysis that explains how it’s quite possible that Mr. Obama continues to be a British subject. As the post’s conclusion reads:

The British Nationality Act of 1981 changed the nomenclature for citizenship status.

The pertinent provision of that act is found in Chapter 61, Part III, and reads as follows:

PART III BRITISH OVERSEAS CITIZENSHIP

s 26 Citizens of U.K. and Colonies who are to become British Overseas citizens at commencement.

Any person who was a citizen of the United Kingdom and Colonies immediately before commencement and who does not at commencement become either a British citizen or a [British overseas territories citizen] [FN1] shall at commencement become a British Overseas citizen.

By “commencement”, the Act signifies Jan. 1, 1983, the date upon which it went into force.

Hence according to this Act, if Obama Jr. , did not become a Kenyan citizen, because his parent(s) did not register him as such, he would have gone from being classified a Citizen of the United Kingdom and Colonies by descent, to a British Overseas Citizen.  If he did become a Kenyan citizen, then he became also a Commonwealth Citizen on Dec. 11, 1963, and that is the modern term for a British subject.

In summary, Obama was born a British subject, and remains either a British Overseas Citizen or a Commonwealth Citizen, that is, in either case, a British subject even today — that is, if his birth story is true.  He was also a citizen of Kenya prior to age 21, and may still be one.  He seems also to have been a citizen of Indonesia from 1966-1980’s, but his Indonesian citizenship status is uncertain.

The AmericanThinker.com blog continues the thought by requesting the President: “Mr. Obama: Tear Down Your Wall of Secrecy.” While I disagree with the author’s premise, the following excerpts are worth noting:

The real issue, however, is not about birthers or theories or racism or whatever else you want to add. The real issue is about the secrecy of Barack Obama, and it involves more than the release of his complete birth records. Hospital records; high school, college and law school records; transcripts; writings; and passport info have been requested, and all are being withheld by Obama. …

A normative democratic society cannot allow a president to continue to speak disingenuously about transparency while withholding basic information. …

People have asked to see the records.

That doesn’t seem to be too much to ask from a man of outspoken transparency. And these are not just any people, but citizens of the U.S., over whom he presides, who have asked. They’re not asking for the moon and the stars — just simple documents. …

Mr. Obama is the only president in U.S. history whose father was a foreign national in the U.S. on a student visa. His father was a non-practicing-Muslim-turned-atheist, and his mother later remarried another foreign national, this one from from Indonesia, who was also a Muslim. …

Mr. Obama is the only president in U.S. history to have been raised in nontraditional/non-Christian homes. Based on what he’s said, his mother was an agnostic. Obama’s grandparents, with whom he lived for a period, were extremely left-leaning in their religion and politics. As Obama admits in one of his two pre-accomplishment autobiographies, he associated with Marxists and radical leftists during his college days.

The president’s situation is remarkably unique, and his uniqueness has nothing to do with the color of his skin. People have an assortment of reasons for wanting to see Obama’s complete birth certificate and other records.

Yes, Mr. Obama has posted a bare-bones “certification of live birth” (which doesn’t name the hospital or physician), and Hawaii has confirmed that it exists. However, it is no secret that births were routinely registered in 1961 by affidavit under the laws (Act 96) of the newly admitted state. On affidavits of non-hospital deliveries, certifications of live birth were generated in Hawaii. …

You see, the issue is whether the White House will take serious the doubts and requests of American citizens or laugh at them. Some doubt his birthplace and/or eligibility; others doubt his transparency, and hence, his character.

Even if Obama was born in Hawaii, he still looks unreasonable by not releasing basic information. Maybe he is natural-born, but has a radical ideology to hide and has been counseled to seal everything in an effort to appear consistent.

Future historians far removed from the fantasy and fear of Obama will no doubt be astounded at the Obama phenomena. But they may never know of the secrets hiding in his birth, college, and/or other records. Do it for the historians, Mr. Obama: Tear down your wall of secrecy.

FoxNews.com reported that Virginia Governor Tim Kaine “received a phone call on his final radio show Tuesday from an unexpected, and prominent, listener — ‘Barry From D.C.:'”

White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs, asked if “Barry From D.C.” was actually the president, responded during Tuesday’s press briefing: “That would not be inaccurate.”

Go to the FoxNews link for the audio.

HotAir.com reports that Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) responded accordingly in reaction to those of us who oppose the healthcare legislation currently pending in Congress:

“Voting ‘no’ and hiding from the vote are the same result. Those of us on the floor see it. It was clear the three of them who did not cast their yes votes until all 60 Senate votes had been tallied and it was clear that the result was a foregone conclusion. And why? Why all this discord and discourtesy, all this unprecedented destructive action? All to break the momentum of our new young president.

They are desperate to break this president. They have ardent supporters who are nearly hysterical at the very election of President Barack Obama. The birthers, the fanatics, the people running around in right-wing militia and Aryan support groups, it is unbearable to them that President Barack Obama should exist. That is one powerful reason. It is not the only one.” [emphasis original]

It is further reported that, when confronted with the above verbiage, the Senator denied he said what he said. However, as comedian and ventriloquist Jeff Dunham via “Walter” would say, “What happens in D.C. stays on YouTube,” the Senator is lying:

Well, golly gee. If the dear opposition commenters on my site were any indication, the so-called “birther” movement is dying. Yet, it has obviously been recently referenced on the Senate floor, of all places.

I’ll let you make of that what you will 🙂

And lastly, WorldNetDaily reports that Hawaiian State legislators are attempting to brand geography within the State as a memorial to Mr. Obama’s birthplace (kind of makes you wonder in which hospital they’re going to put the plaque — if they actually do…?):

Hawaii’s state legislators are lining up a string of new holidays, parks and memorials to honor Barack Obama, the first American president to claim the state as his home – though commemorating his birthplace may prove difficult.

Senate President Coleen Hanabusa wants Aug. 4 to be a state holiday commemorating Obama’s birthday, reports the Honolulu Advertiser; and State Rep. Della Au Belatti is pressing for Obama’s inauguration day, Jan. 20, to be memorialized in Hawaii as Barack Obama II Ohana Day.

And though Hanabusa and Belatti are Obama’s fellow Democrats, even Republican state Rep. Gene Ward is hoping to add to the honors list.

“We’re all Americans first and then we’re Republicans and then we’re Democrats,” Ward told the Advertiser.

Ward is proposing Hawaii establish a President Barack Obama Birthplace State Park.

Only, the president has yet to reveal exactly where his birthplace is.

Blogosphere update:

Blogger Justin Riggs of YourFellowCitizen.com has recently “parked” his web site but has not deleted the previously-browsable content (much of which I’ve highlighted). At this time, he is currently working with a local legislator on a bill and intends to take his site live once again, should any action take place.

While it is not immediately known what the contents of such a proposed bill would be, Mr. Riggs has a history of researching candidate qualification statutes among the several States.

See the following links regarding the eligibility saga:

-Phil

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