‘Birther’ Movement Dogs Republicans | The Washington Independent This got me to thinking; the fringe of US society says they have an affidavit from a step grandmother in Kenya that says President Obama was born in Kenya. Why haven't they pressed Kenya for a birth certificate? Could it be because there isn't one? Kenya is covering for Obama? You can't prove a negative. Their failure to produce simply means he wasn't born there. What a shocker... Hawaii says that they don't "issue" birth certificates, but they issue the certificate of live birth. Obama has a passport and this document was sufficient to acquire a passport. If the fringe really believe that he is not a natural born citizen, then does that make President Obama an illegal alien since apparently he has no naturalization papers? Does he need to be picked up and deported? No one is claiming that - they just say he shouldn't be president. So, if he's not an alien... he must be.... an American?? The problem with conspiracies is that they ignore the critical facts. Obama was born in 1961, and there was even a birth announcement in the paper. He has a verified certificate of live birth; sealed, serialized and authenticated by the GOP governor of the state. This seems very usual and reasonable. Even WorldNetDaily has authenticated his birth! From WorldNetDaily: On the otherhand, the radicals would have you believe that upon giving birth to Barack in Kenya, his mother secretly flew back to the US where no flight records exist to support this, so his birth could be registered in the US. All of this apparently done because Nostrodamus predicted he would run for president 43 years later? Is this really what you believe? There are zero documents that contradict Barack's certificate of live birth - NONE. Can we close the books on this anytime soon? Do these "birthers" know how stupid they look?