Shutting ‘Birthers’ Up For Good

It goes without saying that there is a general bout of racism going on in our nation. However, never in my life, nor the lives of my parents and/or grandparents has their been such disdain for the President of the United States. Largely in part to the feeling that our President was not born in one of the 50 states that make up the great nation of the United States of America. To that I say… it doesn’t matter.

Was President Barack Hussein Obama II born in Hawaii? Yes. Is there proof of this? Yes. However, with that being said, it is apparently not a good enough explanation for having a black President. Instead, where do the ‘Birthers’ (those that believe President Obama was born outside of the U.S.A.) believe the President was born? Africa… of course.

It is true that President Obama’s father was Kenyan. It is true that he has visited Kenya. It is true that he had lived outside of the U.S. in Indonesia during part of his childhood. However, even if the ‘Birthers’ do not want to believe that President Obama was born in Hawaii (which he was), that still does not make him ineligible to become President. You see, President Obama’s mother was a United States citizen her entire life, and no matter where she gave birth to him, he would still be eligible to become President of the United States of America.

Many military families from the U.S. have had children overseas, those children would also be U.S. citizens. Former Presidential candidate, Sen. John McCain was born in the Panama Canal Zone, but there was no question as to his citizenship during his campaign, and if there was, it was quickly dismissed. He was born to American citizens. As was President Barack Hussein Obama II.

For those that want to question this, I advise them to look at the law books.

United States Code: Title 8,1401. Nationals and citizens of United States at Birth (please note Section [g])

This code was written prior to the birth of President Obama.

Even though President Obama was unquestionably born in Hawaii, USA on August 4, 1961, this should put an end to any question with one simple phrase… It doesn’t matter either way.

He’s black, get over it.