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Barack Obama's birth certificate revealed here

(UPDATE: Alan Keyes stoked the Obama birth certificate controversy anew in February 2009. See Ticket coverage here.)

[See August update here.]

Click on the certificate to enlarge for better reading.

First, last fall, there were all kinds of people, a number of them Ron Paul supporters, dashing from Internet site to Internet site suggesting that John McCain could not serve as president of the United States.

That was because he was born outside the United States and, therefore, not native-born, as presidents must be constitutionally.

McCain was, in fact, born in a U.S. military hospital in theBarack Obama's birth certificate copy as released by his presidential campaign in June 2008 Panama Canal Zone, where his father was serving in the Navy. That was, in fact, American-controlled territory at the time.

More importantly, his parents were both American citizens, so he could have been born on Mars and still been an American at birth. And a sense of the Senate resolution took care of any lingering doubts.

Now come the rumors about Barack Obama's birthplace, that he was really born in his father's native Kenya, so like Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, who was born in Austria, he can't become a U.S. president.

Same rule would apply as for McCain. Obama's mother was an American. So is her son.

The Obama campaign has provided at The Ticket's request what it says is a copy of the Illinois senator's official birth certificate, reproduced here, showing he was born in Hawaii on Aug. 4, 1961, at 7:24 p.m., which means he was late for dinner, just like a politician. Click on the photo to enlarge for reading.

Now, about the citizenship of all those people planting these rumors.

(UPDATE: In reaction to some of the comments left below challenging the veracity of the document, Ben LaBolt, an Obama campaign spokesman, sent the following reaction to The Ticket: "I can confirm that that is Sen. Obama's birth certificate.")

--Andrew Malcolm

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Actually TheRealOG, This is a CERTIFICATION Of Live Birth. A birth certificate is known as a Certificate Of Live Birth, or long form. The short form, which is supplied here by the Obama administration, is indeed questionable in origin.

Many have brought up some very important points concerning this certificate, yet there has been no real progress in settling the dispute. Regardless of where Obama was born, it is an irrefutable fact - proven by Obama's own words in "Dreams Of My Father" - that Barack Obama Sr. was born in Kenya. This makes our presidents father a citizen of the British empire at the time Jr.'s birth, which conflicts with the constitutional provisions demanding that a president have TWO American parents, is born on American soil, and by this way will be a NATURAL BORN CITIZEN.

He simply does not comply with constitutional regulations concerning Natural Born Citizenship, no matter how you look at it.

If something is to be done about this, the only way to get action is to demand it with unwavering tenacity. The American people must begin to flood the streets of America and demand, at the top of their lungs, to see irrefutable proof that Obama is eligible to run our country. Only then will this matter be settled.

That is not even a Birth Certificate, it is a Certificate of Live Birth, I do believe there is a difference, a Certificate of Live Birth does not prove he was born in the US just that he was born.

I'd like to repost this quote from The Ticket:

Ben LaBolt, an Obama campaign spokesman, sent the following reaction to The Ticket: "I can confirm that that is Sen. Obama's birth certificate.")

Now, this might just be my paranoia talking, but is it perhaps a bad idea to trust the statement given by an Obama campaign spokesman? He MIGHT be biased, perhaps?
This is a little (8 months) after the fact, but I would not place any support in this document or in his right to the presidency.

I reviewed the above 'Birth Certificate' and noticed that does not include the signatures of the attending physician and the recorder. It also lacks the official seal of the state of Hawaii or the county whee he was born. This document could have been prepared by anyone with a computer.

this FAKE was dated jun-6-2007 geeeeeeez how stuped do you think we are.

All americans are illegal immigrants except for native americans so until everything is made right in the world I suggest birthers move on to something new
the clock is ticking till minorities are the majority go cry in your corner somewhere :)

se dont do anything to obama he is a good president and he is makeing things better here in usa texas eagle pass

I have a copy of my Birth Certificate and all the info on it was written in by hand
and both of my parents had to sign it. I don't see this on the copy of Obamas' and that brings concern to me...It would stand to reason that at the time of his birth the parents would have had to sign it...I am 64 years old and have three sons that are 44, 42 and 39 of which their mother and me both had to sign all three of theirs'... I don't know where Obama was born...but I believe that the Birth Certificate that was produced during his campaign is not a copy of the real one...so...if the real one can't be produced, for whatever reason they come up with, then logic tells me that someone has something to hide and when that takes place someone is lying...so...if we the people request to see his
real one and it can't be produced then I think he should be asked to step down
from being President. I am not against the man...but, I believe in honesty and this ain't honesty...there's a snake in the grass.

hay my name is amber and I go to hanley elem.

I think obama should change alot because,he gives
exra money to afican-americans.I think he should
give money to the homeless because, they have no
place to live and alot more....

Simple solution- find a guy who was born on the same day/year in Honolulu and see his birth cert to compare :)

The legitimacy of this document is pointed out by the State of Hawaii: ANY ALTERATIONS INVALIDATE THIS CERTIFICATE. They chose to redact the Certificate Number, which invalidates the document.

I never doubted Obama's right to run for the Presidency, but I now find myself wondering what it is his administration is covering up.

What this should really bring up is why does someone need to be born in America to be the president of the country. Most immigrants know this land better than the citizens born here. Place of birth does not affect ability to lead.
Пролетарии всех стран, соединяйтесь!

Enough already. Are republicans that upset that an african american became president? Does the right really believe he wasn't vetted before he became a candidate? Hell, there is even an Hawaiian newspaper announcement of his birth for crying out loud! Two years later and still more nonsense from the party that will do and say anything to get back into power to drive us deeper into a hole. Unbelievable.

I ordered a copy of my birth certificate last year from NY and it looked nothing like my original. Does that mean that it is invalid? I lost my original and so if someone asked me to provide mine they would only be able to get a modern copy, not one produced in 1982. So please stop making stupid complaints about this not being the original. That's a foolish argument.

lol that document can be made in paint shop a scanner and an iq over 30. how bout showing us one with an indention stamp on it like the rest of us. i cant get my name changed over on my truck title with out that stamp shown and copys being made but if i was running fo president all i have to do is spend money and turn my back on the flag

As there has been no definitive proof as to his birth, I reserve judgement. However it is rather clear from the way he and his henchmen, er women, er that bitch Pelosi disregard the constitution, that he is clearly not an American. I am going tomorrow to buy a new gun as if this ridiculous obamacare bill passes I feel rather certain that we will be heading for a second civil war.
I believe in the constitution. I back it with my life and support it with my being. When we have people like barak who disregard it completely I take notice of that. Perhaps some of these people believe that they are acting in good faith for the people. However, the people have said rather clearly that they do not want this garbage. Forcing it down our throats is not constitutional and is certainly bad stewardship of the things that have been entrusted to them.

What in the heck is wrong with you people?? Did most of you take a stupid pill? This is as legitimate as an original birth certificate. This is a certified copy, and yes... you can leave the country with a certified copy! I only have a certified copy of my birth certificate, and I left the country without any hassle. You will not have the doctor's nor either of the parent's signatures. This has never been an issue for any other president. Please just give it up already!

OMG!! has anyone even looked at this document closely. In the lower left hand corner. The rev # on the document show 11/01 as in November 2001 how it this if he was born in 1961?

After quite some time, I still have a neighbor up the street who has placed a home-made sign on his gate that asks "Where's the birth certificate?" Will it do any good to show him a copy of this birth certificate or, unlike the fictional Fox Mulder from the (Fox) TV program "The X-Files," long since put "in syndication," does this moron (and many others) choose NOT to believe, no matter the validity of the evidence. And, of course, why wasn't John McCain's BC ever copied and publicized at all? Or the uneducated nutjob, Sarah Palin, who McCain chose as his running mate. How do we know SHE'S a native American? Maybe her REAL maiden name is Palinski, and she was born in Vladivostoc!

Really, we shouldn't be arguing on this topic, even though the birth certificate is a forgery. Both McCain and Obama are socialist and they both didnt fork over their birth certifiactes. Neither of them should have made it that far in the election process. They made good senators but neither were good enough for President of the United States. Just look at our economy now...(who spends their way out of bankruptcy? Absolutely STUPID). Not saying Mccain would have been better, just look at the approval ratings for the Obama administration. And why did they force the socialist healthcare bill through? Whether or not you agree with it being socialist, it's a redistribution of wealth by a higher government authority, also known as SOCIALISM.

-Hey Government, how 'bout you start listening to the people and use your common sense!!!-

Obama's birth certicicate--who cares?It's a phony anyway. I want to see his passport that was used on his travels to Pakistan. U.S. citizens were forbidden to travel there. Where is it? Also,lets see his records from Occindential College,in Calif., where to get a free pass you had to be a foreigner. And,Lets see his records from Columbia Univ. (1983?) Where no one knows of him. That should do it.

When so many have legitimate doubts about this piece of paper,it is callous on
the part of the pres not to clear the air by making public the REAL document.
Obama's council is just as sectarian and elitist as he is and the American
people's buyer's remorse will just continue to grow as the socialist agenda
is implemented with all the disdain shown in that healthcare monstrosity.

"What a FAKE! Typeface is obviously from a modern computer. Would have been typwritten in 1961.

Posted by: swtpc | June 16, 2008 at 05:16 AM "

"the font wasn't around in 1961.

Posted by: george | June 16, 2008 at 08:27 AM"

Sorry to disappoint, but this font is from an IBM Selectric typewriter. The balls with the type head were interchangcable. The balls had 2 different pitches and there was a total of 96 different combinations of pitch and type face. The quality of the print from these was amazing and tha's why IBM owned over 90% of the typewriter market in the 60's through the early 80's.

As to the all caps comments: Many legal documents were done in all caps for clarity (many still are)

As to the document itself, nearly every ospital had it's own live birth certifcate and they varied from state to state, some were very oficial looking, others were generic.

For those that continue the farce: It's time to stop showing ignorance of your own country's laws. From the US citizenshp code.

US Citizenship through Parents

Even though a child is born outside the U.S., the child automatically acquires U.S. citizenship if at least one parent was a U.S. citizen at the time of the child's birth.

Yes, that's the law, the law of the United States.


Birth certs, even copys have an offical seal stamped on them .This is either a forged unofficial copy or a hoax..either way its NO proof

As the mother of a child born in Hawaii, I can attest to the fact that this is a recently produced birth certificate. It looks just like my son's and he was born in 1999. It is NOT from the era before computers. I cannot attest to whether or not BO was born in Hawaii, just that this is a recently produced certificate.

The article is incorrect. The single parent rule didn't come into play until 1986. Children born abroad to one citizen parent that were not born on US controled soil, are not eligible to be president!

obama's birth certificate- is so Fake. my B certificte has my father's and mother's D-O-B. and how old they were when i was born.. and were they was born....... even if it is a copy??????????

That's a forgery. The poorly pasted text would fool nobody who's ever spent more than five minutes with Photoshop. If it were an actual scan of a real document, then why does the text coincidentally align perfectly parallel with the horizontal bottom edge of the document, while the green background of the document is itself NOT parallel with the bottom (or top) edge of the document?

The state seal is wrong, tool Wrong size, even.

All text on the document is also misaligned, and doesn't look at all like what text look like when scanned and compressed.

Only a fool would believe in the authenticity of this "birth certificate" or the authenticity of this Kenyan USURPER who illegally occupies the White House.

And you fools should be ashamed of yourself for trusting that FOOL.

If Thats BHO's Birth Certificate it's a fake. This font didn't exist in 1961. Computer generated circa 1990-2009. TRY AGAIN OBAMA

I HAVE BEEN FOLLOWING THE; BERG VS. OBAMA LAWSUIT AND THE FACT THAT EVERY MOTION TO DISCOVER EVIDENCE HAS BEEN DENIED LEADS ME TO ONE CONCLUSION, AND THAT IS THAT , OBAMA IS BEING SHIELDED BY POWERFUL INTERNATIONAL FORCES. WE THE PEOPLE DESERVE AN IMMEDIATE '' TRANSLUCENT '' DISCOVERY OF ALL EVIDENCE AS MOTIONED FOR BY ATTORNEY , PHILIP BERG . THIS IS A MATTER OF GRAVE NATIONAL SECURITY.

If that is all that Obama has, he doesn't have an official birth certificate issued by any State or Territory of the United States.. He can't even get a drivers license with that thing.

I had one of these certificates. I took it to the DMV in Colorado to renew my drivers license and guess what... they refused to accept it. I had to send for a certified copy of my long form birth certificate. I have the right as a citizen to demand the same from any presidential candidate.

An official birth certificate will show, at a minimum, the hospital where the birth occurred and the attending Doctor's name. Little details like the weight and length in inches is also included on a real birth certificate.

All this reminds me of a story. Little Brack was wondering why he was black and mommy was white, so he asked his mom. Her reply was, "Don't ask. From what I can remember about the night you were conceived, your lucky you don't bark like a dog."

How can we stop these rumors of President Obama not being a citizen of the United States? I am sick and tired of people sending e-mails regarding this matter! Wouldn't all the Offices of Government already have investigated him and his background? And if it's found once and for all, that indeed he is legitimately a citizen then how can we put an end to all this speculation. Must we then take it to the highest Court and have it finalized? Whatever it takes, I'm for doing the right thing.

poor miserable losers! do you have boy george's copy of his birth certificate? heard he was born in connecticut, but claims to be a texan [no way! he's a wuss!]. doesn't that make you wonder if he lied? he's already lied about w.m.d's. hmmmm!

obama is not an american citizen, this birth certificate is a fake, i hope obama burns in hell. i hope they linch him...

I think that this is very strange to have a president with the middle name of a muslim. I am uncomfortable with it and I don't like it. What do you think?

This is not a birth certificate and if you look in the bottome left had corner you can see the revision date of the form.....November 2001????

What a joke.

wow. this is unbelievable. so many things in the world to worry abt and we're doubting the legit birthplace/birth cert of a president who, as we waste our time doubting his background, is helping improve the state of the country. i personally don't give 2 flying f**ks where he was born, if he is the answer to change and improvement of the usa. if we're gonna bash presidents, let's start with the one that got the usa into this mess in the first place ---- mr wild wild west, guns-a-blazin' george w bush.

This "birth certificate" supposedly from the early 1960s looks awful new to me ... It appears to be computer typeset and the format looks like something you might see (oh, in say 2008).
Just sayin' ....

Fake. In 61 they didn't refer to race as African, they would have said black or negro.

He is bent on the destruction of this country. he hates and wants to destroy and build into the elitist tyrannical government he thinks we should have. He is trying correct injustices that he never faced and believes they happen to all blacks except him. He's a fool and all of you supporters should be ashamed of yourselves. Whether you are a Democrat or not you have to acknowledge he's not good for the country. he makes carter look like a tough guy and Clinton an honest man. he will go down in history as the worst president ever, provided we can survive the damage he is doing.

Affirmative action is not a good way of picking a president. This being Said mccain was not a Conservative and it's funny how quickly the Dems turned on him. I think they struck a deal with him of some sort.

This was obviously 'produced' for the people with the eight grade education that voted for this fraud. Anyone with 'half-a-brain, tied behind their back' can tell this is a fake.

They will never produce a real bith certificate, cause they cant, because he wasn't born here in the USA. The one shown, is definetly a fake. He is in office now, voted in by all you the people. God is real! Repent, for the kingdom of GOD is at hand!

So if I'm a test-tube baby. born to two Americans serving in Germany (one white, one black) and both killed in the miltary action, then I'm put up for adoption and live in Nigeria before coming to America for high school with dual citizenship, I cannot be President? Oh, I'm a woman too.

This birth certificate is not valid because the supposed seal is not real.

fraud thru and thru that is a lie if you look on the bottom it even sais(backwards of corse)2007.he was elected in 2008.his 1st term is 2008-2012,2012 is the last year of us what, a freakin coinsidance!

This is not considered the real document required for obtaining a Passport. America is still waiting for the REAL Document to be revealed. There are terms used on the document that was posted that was not used until many years later such as African American which makes this a dead give-away that even the Hospital document is FALSE.

Wake Up America: We are dealing with a FRAUD.

Get real folks. I am a senior hospital administrator (over
40 years) and know a bogus birth certificate when I see one.
Let them (HI governor) produce an original "life birth"
certificate with a raise seal. Let's not forget that in the sixties, certificates were filled in by typewriters and by hand . . . and not by MSN Office, OpenOffice or similiar program. Hell, two of my sons' birth certificates (they
are in their early forties) were completed using a type-
writer. (And it shows.) It's obvious that the certificate posted is a fake!

I thought his birth name was Barry?

Nothing more fully reveals the essential character of a person or group than a crisis. Thus, the ecological and political catastrophe of the Gulf oil spill has exposed a breathtaking level of incompetence, political opportunism and mendacity at the heart of the Obama administration.
Documents obtained by the Center for Public Integrity make clear that the White House was told by the Coast Guard within 24 hours of the April 20 explosion on BP's Deepwater Horizon platform that the equivalent of 8,000 barrels a day could escape into the ocean. Within three days, Obama and his senior aides were warned that the spill could exceed the in environmental damage caused by the Exxon Valdez wreck in 1989.

Despite these warnings, over the next two months Obama attended Democratic fundraisers, played golf, hosted basketball and football teams at the White House and delivered commencement speeches. Two weeks passed before he could be bothered to go to Louisiana. On April 29, Louisiana Republican Gov. Bobby Jindahl declared a state of emergency as the oil spill covered 600 square miles and was only 16 miles from the coast. Jindahl begged federal officials for permission to build a massive network of sand berms to contain damage to beaches. Washington responded a month later but permission was only granted to build 2 percent of the berms requested.

Meanwhile, as Obama dawdled and oil appeared off Florida's beaches, the president delivered a strident speech in Pittsburgh with a decidedly Nixonian twist. He should have been summoning political leaders across the spectrum to lay aside partisan concerns for the moment, but instead Obama asserted that Republicans believe that "If you're a Wall Street bank or an insurance company or an oil company, you pretty much get to play by your own rules, regardless of the consequences for everybody else." This libelous mischaracterization marks a new low even for a man so highly practiced in the ugly art of political demagoguery.

Finally, as the thick black crude and natural gas continued to erupt into the Gulf waters and public exasperation with BP's futile attempts to stop it piled up one after another, Obama dispatched Attorney General Eric Holder to Louisiana to proclaim that "we will prosecute to the fullest extent of the law anyone who has violated the law. We will not rest until justice is done." Shortly afterward, Obama blasted BP for "lawyering up" in response to the government's threats. As ill-timed as it was, Holder's announcement nevertheless clearly confirmed what was plainly suggested by Obama's Pittsburgh speech: His top priority is NOT to stop the spill, but to shift blame away from himself and to forever tar his opponents with responsibility for a catastrophe made far worse by his own spectacular mismanagement.

Bush stepped-up to the plate and brought together a frightened nation after 9/11 and earned a spot in the pantheon of great American leaders - media mischaracterizations notwithstanding.

Obama needs to do the decent thing and resign - for the good of the country

I was a labor and delivery nurse at Kapolani Hospital.

This is not a birth certificate from the Kapolani Hospital.

It is a Hawaii state certificate of birth given to babies without a hospital birth certificate such as babies born at home with a midwife. Why not ask to see his delivery record and Apgar?
Where are his footprints?
People get a grip...you are being duped.

It looks authentic, but why is the form dated Rev. 11/01 at the lower left hand corner? This is not a live birth certificate at all! It was obviously printed on a form that wasn't even available until 2001!

Until this certificate was printed online, I had no clue what the to-do was about. Now, I'm wondering why we never heard of this man before the elections.

 
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