I believe Barack Obama was born in Hawaii. I also believe that there’s something in or about that birth certificate that he doesn’t want to acknowledge. A reader who used to work in social services “back in the day,” has an interesting theory, and allowed me to reprint it here:
I just read your excellent piece about Obama’s selective defense of his “integrity.”
I worked in adoptions social work in both Maryland and Tennessee between 1964 and 1967. During that period, at the time of a child’s adoption, both states pulled the original birth certificate, sealed it, and issued a new birth certificate with all the data the same, but substituting the adoptive parent(s)’s name and the adopted child’s new name for the originals. All other birth records were also sealed. If Hawaii followed the same practice, this would have happened at the time of Obama’s adoption by the Indonesian step-father. There literally would be no original birth certificate available without all parties’ permission.
I have a good friend who was born in Washington State during this same time frame. She has traced her birth situation back to the hospital where she was born. That is still on her adoptive birth certificate. But because her birth mother has not given written permission, the docs are still sealed and my friend will never learn the identity of her birth mother or the circumstances around which she was surrendered for adoption.
I have long assumed that the available birth certificate for Obama is in his adoptive father’s name, and since that didn’t fit the narrative of his public persona, he wouldn’t sign for its release and he produced that computer generated phony when things got too hot.
Of course I could be wrong, but if I had to place a wager, that’s how I would wager.
If my reader is correct, this theory would explain a great deal.