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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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I CONCUR JERICO :)

WHY IS THE CERTIFICATE NUMBER BLOCKED OUT?
BECAUSE THERE CAN ONLY BE ONE PERSON WITH THAT NUMBER AND IT CAN BE TRACED VERY EASY. OTHER THAN THAT, WHAT HARM COULD IT POSSIBLY DO IF IN FACT IT IS HIS NUMBER.

Look in the lower lefthand corner at the revision date of the form that this fabrication was printed on. Rev 11/01. That should settle the question of its authenticity. All this took was some liberal at the records office with an agenda..... if this is all it took to get him elected, god help us....

That is a fake birth certificate.....it does not have the birth weight, the length, the foot prints or the doctors name, most birth certificates indicate circumsized or uncircumsized and the age or date of births for the parents..no state seal embossed into the paper....this is clearly a fake document.....and as for being a Muslim , he, barack obama stated it himself, that he is of the Muslim faith, he, to this day refuses to salute the american flag because of his Muslim beliefs..If he was a true american born in Hawaii then why hasn't the doctor been on tv shows, why hasn't he stood at the white house with the birth certificate in his hands offering proof to the american people ? WE ONLY WANT THE TRUTH ! and the truth is in the proof......

additional information about the so called " birth certificate "... born on august 4, 1961 ( wednesday ) date filed by the registrar, august 8, 1961 ( sunday ) .. there would not be any registrar offices open on sundays anywhere in this country .. not in 1961 and not in 2010 ...

I simply amazes me that there yet remain people in this day who -- confronted with evidence ranging from satellite photographs, moon walk video, photographs of "marble Earth" above the lunar horizon, laser measurement of the Earth-Moon distance facilitated by reflector arrays placed on the moon by astronauts, lunar rock and soil exhibits, testimony of a dozen astronauts who landed and walked on the moon and all the other evidence -- yet insist that the moon has never been visited by man.

Given that astounding ability for denial, I am afraid I have no incredulity left to shower on those who deny the clear fact of President Obama's birth in Honolulu, Hawaii in 1961. Or to paraphrase Don Wood and others: ignorance can be cured - but stupid is forever.

Why is the Certificate # (which is what determines authenticity) blacked out? Oh, I know why, It's not a real birth certificate! Who is protecting this illegal alien of a president we have?

@First Arab-American president |
Did you really miss the fact that his father is originally from Kenya and moved to the United States so is therefore and African-American which makes him atleast almost 50% black? Dude before you try and spread all your BS try and think of a better argument OK? Now answer this for me. Even if he was 100% Arab, but was born in the United States(making him a natural born citizen)what would be so bad about that? Is every Arab a terrorist? No! There are extremists in every religion. You can't automatically associate Arabs or Muslims with terrorism. The true Muslim faith is a gentle and peaceful religion. Now please stop watching FOX or listening to some homegrown radio extremists like Rush Limbaugh.

PRESIDENT OBAMA HAS INDICATED THAT HE IDENTIFIES WITH AFRICAN AMERICANS IN THIS COUNTRY EVEN THOUGH HIS FATHER WAS KENYAN. THIS PRESESNTS A DILEMMA FOR SOME BLACKS IN AMERICA WHOSE RACE IS NOT AFRICAN, BUT, WHOSE HERITAGE IS AFRICAN, LIKE MYSELF. MY RACE IS NEGROID, NOT AFRICAN AS THE PRESIDENT'S IS. MY HERITAGE IS AFRICAN, ALTHOUGH. THE PRESIDENT'S HERITAGE IS WHITE OR CAUCASIAN? WE BOTH SHARE THE SAME NATIONALITY, HOWEVER, AND THAT IS AMERICAN. WITH THIS BEING THE CASE, THE PRESIDENT WOULD IDENTIFY EASIER WITH MY MOTHER THAN WITH ME, FOR BEING NEGRO, IT IS EASY TO FIND ISLANDERS IN MY HISTORY WHILE IT IS EASIER FOR MY MOTHER TO RELATE TO THE CONTINENT. ISLANDERS ARE FOUND MORE READILY ON MY FATHER'S SIDE. BUT, IT IS ALL BLACK, THOUGH, TO BE SURE.

Actually BOTH parents have to be US citizens for the child to be a natural born citizen, since Obama's father was Kenyan, he would not be natural born. Sorry Barry, but you're the biggest mistake this country has ever had.

Calling Kenyans "Arabs" is somewhat akin to calling Asians Polynesian, all resemblances aside. It is just patently wrong and borders of pigheaded racist ignorance. Obama is also distantly related to U.S. Presidents James Madison, Lyndon Johnson, Gerald Ford, and U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney, British Prime Minister Sir Winston Churchill, U.S. Civil War General Robert E. Lee, and actor Brad Pitt. Does that make him British, a rebel, an actor? The point is, quite rightly, his mother is American. Barack is American. The election is over and anyone who says otherwise needs to take out a mortgage and buy themselves a life. The rest of the country has long ago moved on.

To all you naysayers, this birth certificate looks exactly like mine. I was born in Virginia in 1955. And yes they had ways to print way back then. Good God. Come up with some new crap and get off the birth certificate bandwagon. It's getting really old.

It looks just like the one I got from my county clerks office.....and it worked for me........they told me that is what everyone gets now........Grow up....

Astronomy has been my passion and life's work for the last 59 years.I had just
turned 17 when your president was born.You may have seen in the news that
astronomers have discovered that the moon has shrunk a full 300 ft in diameter over the past 100 million years.My specialty and responsibility is
assuring calendar exactitude.Upon measuring the obvious time warp caused
by the moon's shrinking our calculations(verified and certified) bring us to
the conclusion that what the calendars of 1961 show as Aug. 4 was in
astronomical truth july 33.needless to say that all documents dated Aug 4-1961 are nul and void.

If you put one ounce of faith in this poor excuse for a birth certificate,I will
give you a fantastic deal on some ocean front property in Missouri.

It says at the bottom serves as prima facie evidence of the fact of birth, now I know you naysayers don't speak Latin.... be it clerical error or systematic reality of what records are still on hand, when it happens to you you want justice, give the man the same. I believe he was born in HI.

How is it possible that nobody has challenged Barak Obama's right to be the President of the United States in the courts of the land. The USA is a country where the rule of law prevails and the Supreme Court takes precedence over any administrative or legislative authority. If there was a shred of truth in the allegations regarding Obama's birth certificate surely someone in the "land of the free" would have taken the matter to court for a judicial ruling.

Perhaps the High Court of Propaganda and Prejudice counts more for some people than the judicial system of the USA.

I have heard so many rumors about the current President that I am insanely confused and question if the choice the American people chose the right man to become the first Black President was the correct one. If he claims to be African American, then he would have been born on African soil but gained American citizenship and is an African American. If he is an American, I don't care the color of his skin as long as he is an American citizen. So the only question I have is did the people of these United States of America choose the correct person to represent the first Black American President? I have not been convinced of this yet. I do not think he will make a second term unless the Democrats are that desperate. I do hope that the person that follows the current President has an American Christian Character and has served in this country's military and can by NO means be questioned of his American citizenship. I think if the people of the United States can put these questions behind us, we can rebuild this once great nation.

Hummmm....Notice it says 1959 or is it 1950 in the State Seal Stamp on the top of the page...Also..."Certificates of Live Birth" are generated for Adoption purposes...for the Adopting parents records for the Child...It will state the necessary information listing the Adopting Parents as the Parents...Otherwise it would say "Birth Certificate"...Its the TRUTH !!!...Take a good look at your own Certs...Wake Up America !!!...

yeah - thats real.

Thats why the draft was last revised 11/01 (see bottom footnote) and laser printers were really in existence in 1961. Nice try hippies

People, People......please stop with all the drama. The man is not hurting anyone. Leave the man alone and let him do his job. This world was messed up in the beginning. He is only ONE man. He is not an miracle worker. Things just don't happen overnight. Things take time. For one thing, the real reason we are not seen as much progress is WE AS THE PEOPLE cannot make up our minds. We wanted to go to war...but didn't want to spend the money or risk sending troops over, we wanted better health-care....but spending all this money to stop it. People do you get my point!!! Some of us have our needs and our wants confused. Do us an favor.....Shut up and let the man do his job. Stop putting this man down for everything that he do wrong..look at the thing that he is trying to do right.

ummm....did anyone notice his name on this "birth certificate" his name wasn't barak hussein obama until he was in college....so yeah if they accepted this(!!??) then they're idiots!

Nonsense. My passport was stolen and I had to get a copy of my birth certificate to get a new one. You know what? IT LOOKED EXACTLY LIKE THAT!!!! I have my original 1961 (New Hampshire)proof of live birth. It doesn't look like that because THE FORMAT HAS CHANGED IN 40 YEARS. Why oh why are you people so reluctant to accept the fact the the man was actually born in the United States and is a citizen? The word of the Governor of Hawaii isn't good enough for you, the birth announcements from 2 Honolulu papers from 1961 don't matter. WTF? Up the dosage. He's legit and no amount of marginal thinking is going to change that. As for the Kenyan grandmother, the man has seven half-siblings and I think one of them is also named Barack. Up the dosage.

Is obama's original birth certificate printed on a form whose revision date is prior to his birth date? The certificate displayed is on a form whose revision date appears to be November 2001.

What a ridiculous rumor that seems to never end. No one doubted that President Obama's Mother was an American. If you know the laws of the United States - that makes all of her children citizens of her native country. End of a stupid useless exercise in bigotry by neanderthals. If you don't like his policies then vote against him in the next election - don't waste your efforts on showing what a moron you are. I didn't vote for him - hate his policies - but he IS one of us. Find another platform - this one is ridiculous.

If this is a legitimate birth certificate, why is there no seal attached? Also, why does the form show a revision date of 11/01. It is a fact that anyone who requests a certified copy of their birth certificate will receive a "copy" of the original recorded birth certificate with a state seal affixed or imprinted.

So, based on the above facts, I can not accept this purported birth certificate as the real deal. Bottom line if he is not a fraud, then why doesn't he post a certified copy of his original birth certificate to the White House website.

If you or I or anyone else wanted to join the military, we would be required to provide a certified copy of our birth certificate. Don't believe me, just visit your local military recruiting office. I speak from experience, since I enlisted myself at the age of 18.

It!s a FAKE HE WAS BORN IN KENYA AND EVERYONE KNOWS THAT HES IS A BIG LIAR ALONG WITH ALL THE REST OF CONGRESS

Ok, if it's official....where is the seal and signature of the recording authority and attending physician????

That is not a birth certificate. It's a "Certification of Live Birth", issued by the government of Hawaii. Completely different thing. If you took 2 minutes to look up the Hawaiian government's website, you'd find that a Certification of Live Birth is only issued to people who WERE NOT BORN IN HAWAII.

A question, if you have a caucasian mother and african father, does that make me black or does that make me mulato, or mixed. How come people call us black if we are neither, like Abraham Lincoln each parent a different race, he considered white, but he was actually Mulato. Correct.

this is easy to fake but there is a way the make sure its not a copy - you get the first ten birth certs in front of this one at same date around same time and also the last ten after this certificate and check ink type / paper type and any typo errors or unsual differances - the goverment is good but not that good -
remember paper type and composite is easy to check and break down for purposes of time line crimes - same with ink- its been long enough to carbon date as if it is truly forty plus years old it will show up same / same as the other 20 documents being checked - just a thought -

barack obama im ur 1 hater

Even in 1961 you still had to sign the Birth Certificate. Does the government think we are stupid?

when you get a passport they dont accept hospital birth certificates only your OFFICIAL ONE from vital records/statistics of your state a hospital one is not OFFICIAL and is easier to fake

There is no President Obama:

http://www.snopes.com/politics/obama/birthcertificate.asp

Check out this link for the full story on the Obama birth certificate. Most of what you are hearing and seeing on it are false.

I was born in the early 70's. I dont have a birth certificate this technologically advanced.. Mine is hand written with a raised hospital seal. This is not a birth certificate. He is not a US citizen, he is a fraud

Well........

Haha you people who are questioning Obama's birth certificate are so ignorant. You let FOX news brainwash you, yet don't realize that FOX is run by an Australian with global ties financially including Africa and the Middle East. What great Americans you are letting a Foreigner brainwash you...:)

Where are the signatures and where is the legal seal....is this forged?

I commend your efforts Andrew! However I have a few facts you may have over looked. One is that there is not even the hint of an official seal on that so called "certificate" which renders it invalid anywhere, the font was not even invented yet as most still relied on the typewriter until the mid to late 1970's. Another problem is that the father is signed as african when he himself clearly is known to be Arab. Another problem is that neither father or mother or even judge or some officeary signed the document, again making this document invalid and therefore, useless.

Obama is not President

It's strage the certificate number is hidden. Why hide this? As far as we know, this certificate could be made up recently by supporters of Obama. If he really does have a birth certificate, reveal the whole thing so that it could be subject for close examination. The certificates back then did not look like this, so this is obviously a new copy. I am wondering if the certificate number is new as well or not.

Okay, for everyone that says this is not a true birth certificate:
A) Birth certificates are issued by the state. The hospital records are exactly that: hospital records; they are not the public knowledge or for public record. If you have an issue, then take it up with the state of Hawaii, as they obviously believe him to be American born.

B) Is everyone a questioned documents analyst now? Until you have actually done the research into the history of laser printers, or the history of Hawaiian birth certificate printers, then you have absolutely no proof and no evidence to support your position. We can all look at it and say "Oh no! That is not a real birth certificate!" then answer me this: Why isn't it? Give me reasonable doubt as to the validity of the document, and then you might have a point. Until then, please keep your racism to yourself.

With Obama's passport, would he be able to get a Passport. When I went to get a passport, I was refused because I did not have a raised seal. For years I thought the Birth Certificate I had framed was valid.

you guys have to realize that at the top it says "certificate of live birth" not "birth certificate" therefore i believe that until obama has produced a legitamate birth certificate, he should be held unable to do anything. I also belive that if he comes out and tells the truth about how he was born in kenya, i believe he is a liar, we can forgiva and forget. He is also muslim, and this is a christian nation.

Try clicking on this link then click on the certificate.

http://fightthesmears.com/articles/5/birthcertificate

Read the Constitution of the United States, as long as one of your parents is a US Citizen any child born to the union is automatically a US Citizen, regardless of where they were born in the world. If this were not true children born to our Citizens working out of the US would not be citizens.

Many states I have lived in have Certificates of Live Births as a legal document. They serve the same purpose of the older document titled Birth Certificate.

You get a Certificate of Live Birth on one end of your life and a Certificate of Death on the other.


The so-called birthers are dismissing this document because it's a "certificate fo live birth" and not a "birth certificate." Also, no hospital is mentioned in the document.

Maybe the Times should post the Hawaiian newspaper birth announcements. Maybe that will shut the birthers up, but that's a big maybe.

Just one question According to Obama he did not change his name until he was in his Teens but the birth certificate they are showing has Barak Hussein Obama II so what is the answer If you go buy what Obama said then what they are showing is a FAKE No one has answerd this quwstion??? In NJ he would not be allowed to get a drivers license.

If it is true that Mr. Ben LaBolt can prove (wich in a since means confirm) that this truly is Mr.Obamas birth certificate, then why havent we seen proof? When did the people begin to accept anything other than an original? It is honestly sad to think that us americans have lowered our expextations so dramatically.
I hope that this does not become a pattern. Becoming the president of the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA is the highest position that any person can achieve in our country, i as an AMERICAN strongly believe that we should demand proof and that it is our right to recieve it.
As for mr. Ben LaBolt who the heck are you that you should assume we give a crap about what you can confirm? I can confirm that you are ignorant and have no educational background. However that does not mean that its true.
THANK YOU, michelle

 
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