Monday, December 8, 2008

Criminal Profiling Topic of the Day: The REAL Reason the Obama Birth Certificate Issue Won't Go Away

Hundreds of articles and blogs are missing the point, perhaps purposely. The reason so many people are questioning Obama's birth issue is not only because they don't want him to be President of the United States (they don't) and it isn't only because they are searching desperately for some legal mechanism to kick him out of the office (they are), but because they actually may have caught him in a technicality which could prevent him from being President and they may have caught him lying about it.

The biggest problem lies in Barack Obama's history. He has a rather concerning way of rewriting history for expediency. History is always the most important indicator of likely future behavior especially when one is has decades of ingrained methodologies. One of Obama's patterns is to do whatever it takes to move up, regardless of whether those choices are exactly moral or ethical. This was well exemplified with his association with Reverend Wright, Rezko, and Ayers. Obama found them useful and moved up in the political world with their assistance and, then, when those associations became a threat to his future, he essentially denied they existed or that they existed to the extent anyone claimed. He speaks so well, one tends to believe him even in the face of contradictory information.

So, now, let me offer the scenario that I do not think is born solely of conspiracy theory.

Barack Obama achieves the quite unbelievable! He actually is chosen to run for President of the United States on the Democratic ticket. Although I am sure he always wanted this, he may have had moments of realization that the odds were not in his favor. Even if he weren't dealing with being biracial, only a very few people ever have the opportunity to run for the top job in the country.

So, here is Barack, suddenly achieving his dream! Wonderful! Incredible! And, then it occurs to him. OMG! I am technically not qualified to be President! Just a stupid technicality created by my impulsive and somewhat careless mother. She shouldn't have traveled to Kenya so late in her pregnancy and ended up delivering there. Yes, she did return within a week and was smart enough to register me as a home birth in Hawaii so I could get my birth certificate and be an American. After all, how fair is it to deny me citizenship because my mother went on vacation? So, I do have a Hawaiian birth certificate and if no one decides to run down exactly where I was born and who saw me being born, I am fine. Hopefully, too many years have passed and most of the witnesses are dead. Perhaps, if anyone does question my birth location, they will still not actually be able to prove that I wasn't born in Hawaii. To be on the safe side, however, no sense in having the home birth registration issue come out and open up that can of worms.

I know about the home birth registration issue. My son, David, was born in my home and I just filled out the paperwork later. I didn't even need a witness as it was filed as an "unattended home birth". Essentially I could have had that baby anywhere and claimed he was born in Maryland.

Of course, it is possible that Ann Dunham, Barack's mother, did indeed have a home birth. If so, why not say so? Well, here is where some people who don't always tell the truth or who tend to obfuscate the truth run into problems. IF they perceive that the truth might cause difficulties, they decide not to be quite forthright about the issue, hoping in doing so, the issue will never rear its annoying head. But, in doing so, sometimes they make matters worse. If, however, one is always a truth-teller, then there is no option and the chips just fall where they must fall. Whether one hides the truth or tells the truth, one may suffer unwanted consequences.

Is Barack Obama a naturally born American citizen? I have no idea. At this point, there is not any legitimate evidence to disprove his right to be President of this country. However, the fact he has not shown his original birth certificate is a problem because the questions lingers as to why he had not done so. Some will say it wouldn't matter if there was a video of Obama being born in a Hawaiian hospital with a bunch of big local docs around him (and by "local" I mean true Hawaiian as in really big guys in dull Aloha shirts (as opposed to those flashy exports); the conspiracy folks would say it was digitally faked.

I beg to differ. While I believe one shouldn't have to respond to every naysayer, hater, and conspiracy theorist on the planet, if one particular issue is causing a massive problem and can be easily rebuked, for goodness sake, release the simple document that would end the criticism (or at least actually prove it for all those who are not nutty). If Obama could release the present copy of the birth certificate, why not just go all the way and release a copy of the original. Yes, someone could say that was forged, but Obama would have risen to the highest level of transparency possibly and that would be that.

But, he didn't do this and the question lingers, why not? I had the same issue with Palin and the "Whose the Mommy?" issue. Why not just toss up a copy of the birth certificate and a picture of Sarah and the baby in the hospital bed on the Internet and have done with it? Instead, all we got was a doctor (who was in Palin's employ for years) giving us a vague statement and we are supposed to believe her. Sorry, but this only leads to more curiosity. I know this and anyone who is in the public eye knows this. If there is a simple way to stop a rumor, do it, as it is not worth the battle to be all high and mighty and refuse to set things straight.

When one conducts a police investigation, the approach is no different. When a person-of-interest gives conflicting statements, or he seems to be unwilling to give up information or evidence, then red flags go up for the investigator. Many times the person being looked at will get upset that the police don't believe him and keep hounding him in spite of the fact he is the one that caused the police to be suspicious in the first place. The McCanns leave their tiny children unattended in a hotel room and then wonder why the police don't trust their parenting. Cindy Anthony, mother of suspected child killer, Casey Anthony, whines that the police are hounding her even though she has been less than truthful, destroyed evidence, and mislead the investigators.

Likewise with Obama. In his editing of history, his claims he was unaware of Reverend Wright's belief system for twenty years, that he hardly knew Ayers, and Resko, well....his ability to change his story on a dime, makes some citizens question his veracity.

The birth certificate will indeed not go away, but, I for one, would like to see the original. If it turns out it says "Home Birth" than we either have a President Elect who was not born in the country or a man who was embarrassed to admit his mum was a bohemian and birthed her baby, like an African woman in the bush, without medical attendants at her home in Hawaii. If it were the first issue, then Obama would have lied to become President in violation of the Constitution. If it were the second issue, then Obama would have lied in order to not have questions about whether his mother really did have a home birth in Hawaii or just claimed she did.

If the birth certificate says "Home Birth", Obama has put himself in a bit of a bind and maybe that is why he doesn't want the American public to see it.

Criminal Profiler Pat Brown


Celtic sleuth said...

PLEASE don't show the certificate. I don't even live in USA and I couldn't go through all this presidential election thing again. Perhaps he'll string it out for the next four years. Fingers crossed.

Pat Brown said...

Well, I am quite sure we will never see it. And I am keeping my fingers crossed as well. All I can hope is that Obama doesn't do too much damage in the next four years, that he's got what he wanted, and he will want to keep the admiration of the American people.

The arrest of Chicago mayor Blagojevich, however, is the kind of thing that eventually may cause Obama to show what I believe are his true colors. Once you have done what you needed to go to get the top and you have that kind of huge power, when people start doubting you (when Americans finally realize you don't purposefully go to Chicago and then rise up through that machine unless you are equally as corrupt), then Obama will undoubtedly turn hostile, become aggressive, and protective of his throne. This is the danger that lies ahead of us and I only hope is doesn't happen (although I don't see how it can be avoided because the cracks are already beginning and Obama isn't even in office yet).

Anonymous said...

Did not vote for him and don't trust him but at his point we would see riots and looting such as we have not seen since Los Angeles (Watts) - probably much worse. I am with Pat and hope we can limit the damage his policies may inflict on our system.

Anonymous said...

I did not vote for him either, nor will I ever trust him !! I do agree with anonymous that if someone uncovers the truth (citizenship) we will have riots that will top anything we have ever seen in history !!! I believe it could lead to total chaos !!!

A Voice of Sanity said...

Could you try to learn SOMETHING about your own constitution? He was born of an American mother. He was born in Hawaii. He is thus a citizen of the USA twice over - unchangeably.

John McCain, however, was not born in any of the 50 states and this is beyond dispute.

Pat Brown said...

Voice of Sanity,

Please read what I actually write before you comment that I am not understanding something. The issue is not THAT Obama was born in Hawaii but that he was NOT born in Hawaiii but in Kenya. The question is whether his mother could have birthed him abroad and come home TO Hawaii and claimed he was born at home in Hawaii. The final question is even so much about IF Obama was born in American or not, but the problem of politicians, like Obam and Palin, hiding truths, telling untruths, and changing their stories, all of which leads to distrust. If Obama wanted to really be as open and transparent as he claims he wants to be, then act that way.

A Voice of Sanity said...

Show me compelling proof that his mother was not a US citizen - which would require her to file a certificate with a US legation in an overseas country in which she resigns her US citizenship under oath in front of a US official. Where is this certificate? Where is the proof that following such resignation she then gave birth to Obama in a foreign country? Obama is more of a citizen than McCain is.

Anonymous said...

But our now President /did/ release his birth certificate, along with a the published newspaper announcement. Both of which have been verified. Funny how you haven't mentioned that.