Obama’s Kenyan Birth Certificate
Status: hoaxThe Birther movement has progressed from claiming that other people are involved in an elaborate hoax, to promoting a hoax of its own. The leader of the Birthers, Orly Taitz, has produced what she claims is a birth certificate proving that Obama was born in Kenya.
Debunking of the document has already begun. For instance, skeptics note that "Kenya was a Dominion the date this certificate was allegedly issued and would not become a republic for 8 months."
Also, the name of the registrar listed on the document is "E.F. Lavender." Maybe this is someone's real name, but it also seems to be the name of a type of detergent (Earth Friendly Lavender).
But all that analysis isn't really necessary, because the first thing a document expert would ask is what is the provenance of the document. i.e. Where did it come from? As far as I can tell, the document came from someone called Ed Hale who, in turn, said he paid a woman named Shirley $1000 for it. That doesn't seem like a very reliable source.
Posted by Alex on Tue Aug 04, 2009
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so why is there such a big debate? if bush was accused on not being born in america whouldnt he provide difinative proof that he was american. but there are lies with this issue, thus why these birthers wont shut up. I think the worst problem here is that is he is not a us citizen he is not qualified to be president. it clearly states this in our constitution. but if you love the man so much and dont care what the precous document says, throw it out and the world as you know it will CHANGE. throw away your freedom and all you will get is tyranny. Just Show us the documents...... barry.Posted by angry american on Sun Feb 06, 2011 at 01:08 PM
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