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Alan Keyes stokes Obama birth certificate controversy

The controversy over the validity of Barack Obama's birth certificate is back on a burner with firebrand conservative Alan Keyes making serious new charges.

In a video (see below) released Friday, Keyes, who lost to Obama in the 2004 U.S. Senate race in Illinois that launched the new president's national political career, calls Obama a communist and usurper and says he refuses to acknowledge the validity of Obama's inauguration over lingering questions in the minds of many conspiracists about the 44th president's birthplace.

The U.S. Constitution requires any president be born an American citizen.

In June, the Obama campaign released to The Ticket a copy of the then-senator's Hawaiian birth certificate (see the jump below and also here). But stubbornly persistent critics demand to see the original, which the state has refused to provide, citing personal privacy reasons.

And the critics, including Keyes explaining here, cite Obama relatives in Kenya as saying he was actually born there in his father's native land when his American mother was too young to pass on her U.S. citizenship.

In December, as The Ticket reported here, the Supreme Court dismissed without comment a New Jersey lawsuit seeking to bar Obama's inauguration due to questions over his actual citizenship. The Obama camp has proceeded normally as if there was no controversy.

Obviously, the inauguration proceeded, although on the advice of White House counsel as a precaution against a verbal muff during the noontime Jan. 20 public ceremony, Obama did take the presidential oath again that night in private with Chief Justice John Roberts. His White House lawyer feared igniting another simmering legal controversy if there was any doubt about the oath's validity, although the Constitution stipulates the new president takes office at noon no matter what.

However, the dispute over his birthplace continues. Listen here to Keyes' rather strong language.

This simmering dispute, occurring online and in e-mails coursing daily across the Internet, seems unlikely to evaporate any time soon.

-- Andrew Malcolm

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Barack Obama's birth certificate copy as released by his presidential campaign in June 2008

Click on the Obama birth certificate image to enlarge.

 
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All this mumbo jumbo about Obama's birthplace ignores several things: the entire US Congress had to accept the validity of Obama's citizenship BEFORE they certified his election and the Supreme Court has also accepted Obama's US citizenship by refusing to hear any case relating to this topic. Don't you think the Congress and the United States Supreme Court did some investigating before they came to these decisions? Do you suppose that Alan Keys knows more about Obama's birth records than both the Congress and Supreme Court?
Hardly likely.

If Bam Bam plans to run again in 2012 I am sure that the birth certificate issue can be resolved at that time by requesting the orginal, seals and signature on long form before he can campaign again.....I am sure most of the electorate will be requiring it, and he will have no other choice but to produce it or lack the votes of the people who are demanding it....No one will support him if he keeps insisting U.S. born and not providing documentation that would ease doubt to this controversy.

Florida, yeah, I'm sure President Obama is just quaking in his boots at the thought of the, what, few thousand voters who actually beleive this "birther" nonsense refusing to vote for him? Not like any of them were going to vote for him anyway.

its way past time for congress to subpoena soetoros identification records to settle his eligibility to be potus. the million he has spent to hide his identity is due to his own admittance to alan keyes in the 2004 illinois senate race that he was not a natural born citizen but it made no differense as he wasnt running for president. he admitted to being born in kenya. at leaast subpoena mr keyes and query him under oath.

Obama is a fraud and I am convinced he was born in Kenya and that his Hawaiin Live Birth Certificate is a photoshopped fraud just like him. Obama wouldn't be fighting the lease of his birth certificate if he was legit. The left made a big deal because John McCain was born in Panama on a US Naval Base, but on Obama they are silent. Also I've seen documents that Obama was adopted by his stepfather while in Indonesia that made him a Indonesian citizen so that he could attrend school where e studied Islam. Obama also managed to keep even his college records and medical records from the public. Again if he has nothing to hide why bother. But he obvious doesn't have many things from his past that he does not want the American People to see. Not so transparent I'd say. He sworn an oath to uphold the US Constitution but he again he rather not follow the Law of the Land because it limits he want for power and his Obama Health Care Bill only proves he is on a power grab.

The only way to stop this Marxist from destroying the country with debt and economy disaster is to have the court MAKE him prove he is an American Citizen and that can and MUST be done to see if this man is a fraud and put the spectulation to rest. It our duty.

To Obama - bring it on! The Birth Certificate that is because We the People deserve to know the truth. I will never consider you President until you prove to America what we must know or anything you do will be overturned.

God Bless Alan Keyes to kept up the good fight.

I'm always amazed that the left thinks they are so smart, but I know in any good debate they work from lies and detortions of facts, just like Obama the Post Turtle. Obama is a Marxist and a damn stupid one at that. Because Obama studied the liberal Chicago Marxist Saul Alinsky and what Obama missed in following Alinsky's Rule for Radicals is when Alinsky wrote the book here was no internet or fact checking at our fingertips. Obama claims he said something or misquoted, but the internet and on youtube we have the great advantage of catching him in his lies. I found him a supposed Christian quoted the Holy Koran and Christian don't do that, but Muslims do. Obama is also a Muslim.

WHO IS GOING TO INITIATE THE PROCESS OF GETTING OBAMA OUT OF 'OUR WHITE HOUSE?' THERE IS PROOF ENOUGH TO GET THE BALL ROLLING.
HE IS HURTING THE WHOLE COUNTRY.

DOES HE QUALIFY FOR IMPEACHMENT OR DOES HE JUST GET EVICTED?
I WANT AN ANSWER.
IS CONGRESS AFRAID OF HIM OR DO THEY KNOW SOMETHING MORE THAN WE DO?

I have been watching Alan Keyes for years and I can tell you that this man is no NUT CASE! He is an African American (a true American) that believes in conservative principles. I watched a debate one time between him and Harvard Lawyer Alan Dershowitz on religion in America and for 2 hours he nailed his hide to the wall! Let's just hope that he can do the same to Obama......

Keyes need to keep quiet if it wasn't for MLK he would not even have a voice or be on TV how soon do we forget. He will never make office again because of his ignorant views.

Donald trump is nothing but a big bully and would be a Dictator just like his friend Gaddahfi if elected. He says he is only interested in the OIL. So we see how much foreign policy knowledge he has.

Keyes or Trump have no respect for the President of the US and should be ashamed. Both of Trumps' wives are foreigners who questioned their Certificates. Where are his values infidelity, and bankruptcy? Also he prides himself by being smart and the best of schools so has others he is not Eienstein.

BARAK HUSSEIN OBAMA GAVE UP HIS CITIZENSHIP IN FOR KENYA,AFRICA AT AGE 21.1982 I WONDER WHY.?HIS MOTHER PERHAPS INFORMED HIM ABOUT DUAL CITIZENSHIP PERHAPS ;VERY WELL KNOWING THAT HE WAS TRULY BORN IN KENYA,AFRICA!WATCHING HIS CORRUPT MORALLY BANKRUPT POLITICALLY STYLE OF CORRUPTION JUST LIKE HIS FRIENDS AND ADMINISTRATION FROM CHICAGO,ILLINOIS IT WOULD NOT SURPRISE ME ONE BIT TO ACTUALLY PROVE THAT ONE AGAIN HE IS LYING DECEIVING THE VERY ELECT.HIS STAND ON EVERY ISSUE IS DIABOLICAL.HE IS ALWAYS POLITICALLY CORRECT ALWAYS DECEIVING BUT ALWAYS COVERED BY THE LAW.HIS SISTER HAS THE SELF SAME LIVE BIRTH CERTF. YET SHE WAS BORN IN JAKARTA,INDONESIA.SOMETHING SO VERY IMPORTANT AS A BIRTH CERTF. LIKE HIS ENTIRE POLITICAL CAREER OF CORRUPTION HE AND WIFE MICHELLE ROBINSON OBAMA UNDER MAYOR DAILY ANOTHER FRIND BUT REALLY A FOE FOR USA TODAY.HIS ENTIRE POLITICAL CAMPAIGN LIFESTYLE S AN ABOMINATION OF DESOLATION TO AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL.HIS INABILTY TO SALUTE THE FLAG. HE NEVER PAID HIS CAR FINES IN CAMBRIDGE, BOSTON MASSACHUSETTS.HIS BLACK FRIEND TEACHER AT HARVARD.I COLD GO ON AND ON BUT GOD ONLY KNOWS HOW MORALLY BANKRUPT THIS MAN REALLY IS AND HAS BEEN HIS ENTIR LIFE OF 49 GOINGO N 50.A TRUE BLUE CAREEER POLITICIAN.ANOTHER DEBBIE -WASSERMAN- SCHULTZ ANOTHER NANCY PELOSI ANOTHER GABBY GIFFORD ANOTHER RAHM EMANUEL ANOTHER DAILY.THEY RE ALL ONE FAMILY OF MORAL BANKRUPTCY LIFELONG KENNEDY POLITICIAN.ANOTHR MARIA SHRIVER ANOTHER LIAR.

 
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A veteran foreign and national correspondent, Andrew Malcolm has served on the L.A. Times Editorial Board and was a Pulitzer finalist in 2004. He is the author of 10 nonfiction books and father of four. Read more.
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