The Simple Truth

Pres­i­dent Oba­ma was born in Hon­olu­lu, Hawaii, on August 4, 1961. He acquired U.S. cit­i­zen­ship at birth, and is there­fore a “nat­ur­al born cit­i­zen” of the Unit­ed States of Amer­i­ca, eli­gi­ble to serve as pres­i­dent under the U.S. Con­sti­tu­tion.

Hawai­ian offi­cials sent Oba­ma his proof of birth doc­u­men­ta­tion in the only form they have issued in this cen­tu­ry. It has an offi­cial stamp and seal. In addi­tion, Hawai­ian offi­cials say they’ve seen the orig­i­nal records, and Oba­ma was born in Hawaii. There are two con­tem­po­ra­ne­ous news­pa­per reports. The name “Barack Oba­ma” appears in the Index for reg­u­lar births, and doesn’t appear in the Index for late births, for­eign births, or births reg­is­tered after one year. The Elec­toral Col­lege and Con­gress said he was qual­i­fied when they vot­ed and accept­ed the results.

On April 27, 2011, Pres­i­dent Oba­ma released the long form ver­sion of his proof of birth doc­u­men­ta­tion, cer­ti­fied by the State of Hawaii’s Depart­ment of Health (LFBC). He also released the cor­re­spon­dence with the Direc­tor of the Depart­ment of Health which shows what he had to do to get this spe­cial doc­u­ment as Hawaii no longer issues cer­ti­fied copies of this doc­u­ment.

In June 2012, the State of Hawaii’s Depart­ment of Health issued two sep­a­rate Ver­i­fi­ca­tions of Birth attest­ing that the facts of birth in Barack Obama’s orig­i­nal birth record match the infor­ma­tion in his Long Form Birth Cer­tifi­cate. Ver­i­fi­ca­tion One, Ver­i­fi­ca­tion Two

He did not lose his cit­i­zen­ship as a result of being adopt­ed in Indone­sia by his step­fa­ther, Lolo Soe­toro. Legal­ly, he could not have lost his Amer­i­can cit­i­zen­ship as a minor; fur­ther, there is no evi­dence that he was ever adopt­ed.

He is the only pres­i­dent in U.S. his­to­ry who showed the pub­lic a copy of his offi­cial birth cer­tifi­cate before being elect­ed.

His dual cit­i­zen­ship at birth (Amer­i­can and British) is no imped­i­ment to his eli­gi­bil­i­ty, and in any event, his British cit­i­zen­ship expired on his 21st birth­day.

It’s that sim­ple. All these state­ments are based on prov­able facts and estab­lished law. In case you have any ques­tions, please join our forum (link at the top of the page) and ask our com­mu­ni­ty. We have the true answers that debunk each and every detail of the birther lies.

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