Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Obama Whom I Disdain Truly Is A Citizen

I have had the curious experience tonight on Facebook of debating a close friend of mine regarding if Obama is actually a U.S. citizen and the authenticity of his birth certificate. I find this not only curious but disappointing as this person is otherwise intelligent. This pseudo-intellectual conspiracy theory has been long-discredited but apparently some have not received the memo. I suspect this comes about as a result of both strong antipathy for President Obama (something I share) and deep ignorance of U.S. law (which I do not share) in respect to this matter. Below in black and white, NOT legalize is current U.S. law covering citizenship situations such as President Obama's unusual childhood creates. This continuing false assertion by some anti-intellectual Tin Foil Hatters is pure ass-hattery at this point. It is a great example of the concept of perception-as-reality wherein human beings can create their own reality, evidence to the contrary notwithstanding.
 A Child Born Outside the U.S. is a Citizen at Birth IF...  One parent is a U.S. citizen at the time of birth and the birthdate is before November 14, 1986 but after October 10, 1952  AND...  The parents are married at the time of birth and the U.S. citizen parent was physically present in the U.S. or its territories for a period of at least ten years at some time in his or her life prior to the birth, at least five of which were after his or her 14th birthday.
Source: U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services

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