Interesting. Thanks for that I didn’t know about the age provision–which seems more than a bit silly to me.
See my edit, I left something out. Silly or not, it is the law.
The point is moot anyway since BHO was indeed born in Hawaii.
I ask you the same question, by what evidence?
All the evidence thus far?
The kicker here is that 2 Hawaii newspapers published birth announcements within weeks of Obama’s birth.
I get the skepticism of the government and people in power, I really do, but the evidence here is all on one side. This birther stuff is really driven by racism, xenophobia, and maybe just plain hate of BHO. This goes well beyond reasonable skepticism of government or politicians, it’s highly irrational conspiracy theory stuff, and I think the birth announcements nail it even if everything else does not. It’s beyond loony to believe that the Dunhams, in anticipation of a future political career for their grandson, placed these ads in the newspaper to cover up the real location of his birth in Kenya, or on the Moon, or in Atlantis or wherever the hell these people think he was born.
Where’s the evidence for dual or triune citizenship?
He was a dual citizen up until the age of 19 by his own admission. His father was a British subject at the time of his birth (Kenya was a British colony), thus making him a British citizen as well.
He may have also been an Indonesian citizen well into adulthood. He was supposedly adopted by Lolo Soetoro, an Indonesian, although he has not provided any documentation of this. It is speculated that Lolo may have rejected Barack’s US and British citizenship so that he could acquire Indonesian citizenship. Indonesian public schools, such as the one Obama attended, were only open to Indonesian citizens and Indonesia, at the time, did not allow dual citizenship. It would not actually affect his US citizenship had Lolo renounced the citizenship of Obama’s behalf as US law will not let a parent renounce a child’s citizenship, but it could have been enough to acquire Indonesian citizenship. An Indonesian passport would explain his travels to Pakistan in 1981 when US citizens were not allowed into the country.
While nothing is said in the constitution about dual-citizenship affecting natural born status, it does seem to go directly against the founders intent and should be addressed by the USSC. If the USSC deems it to not have been sufficiently defined, it should be defined in a constitutional ammendment.
Interesting but, as you note, inconclusive. I still see no reason to assume BHO is lying or covering up any dual or triune citizenship. It’s POSSIBLE he is, but then again anything is possible. Even if he is, as you rightly state, that doesn’t necessarily constitute a legitimate challenge to his ability to serve as POTUS.