“The only people who don’t want to disclose the truth are people with something to hide.” – Barack Obama 8/20/2010
Barack Obama’s presidential campaign organization initially submitted a document in 2008 as his Certificate of Live Birth to be proof he met the constitutional requirement of natural born citizen to hold office of President of the United States. That document has shown to be a forgery.
A document was submitted in 2011 by the White House claiming it to be Mr. Obama’s long form birth certificate. A law enforcement agency released a report on March 1, 2012 that there is probable cause that the document is a forgery. Preliminary report found here.
Proving birth in the United States is not proof that a person is a natural born citizen. The US Supreme Court has differentiated between citizenship and natural born citizenship. Natural born citizenship requires being born in the country to parents who themselves were citizens (Minor v Happersett).
Barrack Obama affirmed the correct definition of natural born citizenship when he co-sponsored Senate Resolution 511, agreed to by the US Senate on April 30, 2008. The resolutoin was referred to during sworn testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee on April 2, 2008. Michael Chertoff, then Secretary of Homeland Security, described natural born citizenship. Patrick Leahy stated his agreement.