So Many Unanswered Questions about Obama – Why Don’t We Know ?

One of the greatest failing of the media is how little is known about President Obama’s early life and background and how little interest the they have shown in finding out what molded the man. Major media sent dozens of reporters to Alaska to search through Sarah Palin’s email transcripts, but seldom even speculates about all the information Obama’s people are covering up. People might ask ala former Secretary Clinton, “What difference at this point does it make?” But, it actually does make a difference, if only for not letting another candidate escape a thorough vetting process.

We don’t have his medical records, his school records, his birth records or his passport records. His people have sealed, at the cost of about a million and a half dollars, his Harvard records, his Columbia College records, and his Occidental College records. Even his Columbia College thesis is withheld. All his legislative records from the Illinois State Senate are missing. In addition, no one can find his school records for the elite Punahou School, he attended in Hawaii. Yet somehow the major media is fine with this. If he is truly the smartest President we’ve ever had, having some grades to back up the claim would be nice.

Anyone who questions any of this is ridiculed as a “birther” and dismissed. Why? In point of fact an actual physical copy of a birth certificate complete with footprints has never been produced. As for the scanned copy of a certificate of live birth provided by Obama’s people, experts have determined it is not just a scanned version of an original document. Instead it is an assembled electronically “layered” PDF document that can be altered. That is not possible if it were just a scan of an original as claimed.

Obama SHUSHAlso unexplained are a few pretty glaring inconsistencies on the reputed document. In 1961 people of color were called “Negroes,” yet the document uses the term “African-American,” a term not yet in use. Further, it states that Obama’s father was born in Kenya, but Kenya didn’t exist until two years later. At the time it was called the British East Africa Protectorate. Finally, the hospital named on the document provided is the Kapi’olani Maternity & Gynecological Hospital. At the time there was no such hospital and there wouldn’t be until 1978.

Added to this are discrepancies with both his social security number and his selective service card. His selective service card was supposed to be from 1980, and shows an “80” year stamp. The problem is that selective service year stamps are the full four digits. Worse, whoever forged the card for Obama forgot to alter the “Document Location Number” which shows that it is from a 2008 form. Further the supposed document shows a September 4th, 1980 date and the location of the transaction as Hawaii. That’s odd since Obama was thousands of miles away at the time attending Occidental College in Los Angeles.

There is also the question of his social security number. The number he uses beginning with 042, is a number issued in Connecticut sometime during 1976-1977, yet there is no record of Obama ever living or working in Connecticut.

The major media never even investigated then candidate Obama’s ties with domestic terrorist, Bill Ayers, who claims he wrote Barack Obama’s Autobiography, Dreams of My Father. Neither was any concern raised about how the soon to be President could not have known what his “spiritual mentor” Reverend Jeremiah Wright anti-America views, which the Reverend expressed in numerous sermons.

While I think it’s very probable that the President was born in this country. It would be highly unlikely that a teenage mother expecting a first child would risk giving birth in a third world country, however something is fishy about the birth certificate. This goes to honesty, which the evidence would have shown, if the media had vetted him carefully, was a serious deficit for Obama.

Just covering up and concealing so much information rises all kinds of legitimate questions, which leads to a wide range of speculation. That has led to more divisiveness than is good for the country. It is also not a good precedent to set if in the future children of undocumented immigrants seek the highest office in the land. The major media in their stampede to elect an African-American president failed to ask critical questions or demand reasonable answers. The Framers of the Constitution wanted a free press to act as a watchdog for the country. We didn’t get one in regards to President Obama.

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Nicholas Wishek

Nicholas Wishek. Retired teacher. 40 years classroom experience. Served in California National Guard 6 years. BA in history, MA in education. Married 35 years. Two sons. Many columns published in OC Register 2009-2014.

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