What Do Birthers Believe?
Birthers believe that Barack Obama is not a legitimate president because he was not born in the United States.
But, faced with rather overwhelming evidence that he was born in the United States…
…some birthers claim that he’s not eligible because he was born a dual citizen (of the US and either Kenya or Great Britain) making him, again, illegitimate.
Here are some of the more popularly accepted theories:
Barack Obama was born in Kenya. Obama’s mother was living in Kenya with Obama’s father, and after his birth, she took him back to Hawaii to register his birth. Birthers claim Obama’s paternal grandmother admitted to being present during Obama’s birth in Kenya.
Barack Obama is a citizen of Indonesia, where his sister was born.
Barack Obama’s birth certificate is a forgery.
Barack Obama’s birth certificate isn’t a forgery, but they used to give those out to people who were born overseas.
Hawaii didn’t give out birth certificates to kids born overseas at the time of Obama’s birth, but his mother lied about where he was born in order to procure one.
Note: This article is derived from the Gawker.com story "The Birthers: Who Are They And What Do They Want?" by Alex Pareene and is used with gratitude but not permission.
So there you have it: the Barack Obama Birthers Movement completely exposed. But are they right?
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