Questions remain on Obama birth

Published 9:55 am Thursday, August 30, 2012

Disregarding all the furor concerning Barack Obama’s legal status to serve, I also wonder how a person on a Fulbright Scholarship as a foreign student became a millionaire on a $12,000 per year job as a community organizer in Chicago?

Four simple questions to ask about Obama’s birth certificate:

1. Back: in 1961 people of color were called “Negroes.” So how can the Obama’s birth certificate state he is “African-American” when the term wasn’t even used at that time?

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2. The birth certificate that the White House released lists Obama’s birth as Aug. 4, 1961, and also lists Barack Hussein Obama as his father. No big deal, right?

At the time of Obama’s birth, it also shows that his father is aged 25 years old and that Obama’s father was born in “Kenya, East Africa.”

This wouldn’t seem like anything of concern except the fact that Kenya did not even exist until 1963, two whole years after Obama’s birth and 27 years after his father’s birth.

How could Obama’s father have been born in a country that did not yet exist? Up and until Kenya was formed in 1963, it was known as the “British East Africa Protectorate.”

3. On the birth certificate released by the White House, the listed place of birth is “Kapi’olani Maternity and Gynecological Hospital.”

The name did not change to Kapi’olani Maternity & Gynecological Hospital until 1978, when these two hospitals merged.

How can this particular name of the hospital be on a birth certificate dated 1961 if this name had not yet been applied to it until 1978?

4.  Why hasn’t this been discussed in the major media?


Paul A. Westrum

Albert Lea