The birthers need a lesson in history, says Melinda Warner at Media Matters for America:
The birther movement, led by attorney/dentist/real estate agent/second degree black belt Orly Taitz, has taken an interesting turn.
Desperate for any “proof” that President Obama is not a native-born United States citizen, Taitz has seized upon a “birth certificate” for Barack Obama, dated April 4, 1961, from the Republic of Kenya.
Here’s the kicker: Kenya did not become a Republic until 1964. Three years after President Obama was born. Now, it appears as though the certificate was stamped and signed in February of 1964 – but the Republic was not officially formed until December 12, 1964.
You’d think that whoever constructed this forgery would at least have had the sense to at least take a peek at Wikipedia to see when Kenya became a Republic.
There you have it, a birth certificate for Barack Obama for a country that would not exist until three years after his birth. What more evidence do we need?
We’re further left to wonder about if Dr. Orly Taitz’s abilities since she misspelled her name in the Web address that appears on this “birth certificate!” The Web site of this attorney/dentist/real estate agent/second degree black belt is www.OrlyTAITZ.com. On the forged document above, you will note the site is spelled: www.OrlyTATZ.com.
She misspelled her own name!
So Dr. Orly Taitz, if that is her real name, and if she is a real physician — could her diploma be forged? — offers us a birth certificate from a country that did not exist at the time of the president’s birth, with a Web site written on it that does not exist today.
Now that’s proof!
Kenya existed before 1964 as a British colony:
It just didn’t gain independence until 1964.
So that argument doesn’t discredit Obama’s Kenyan birth certificate.
By the way, according to Wiki:
“Kenya became independent on 12 December 1963.”
Yes, the Kenyan Independence Day was 12 December 1963, but it became a REPUBLIC in 1964, per the dates above:
“Kenya became independent on 12 December 1963, with Kenyatta as premier. Zanzibar had become independent two days earlier; but the ‘coastal strip’ had been ceded by the sultan of Zanzibar to Kenya in October. The country voluntarily became a one-party state in November 1964, and in December 1964 became a republic within the Commonwealth, with Kenyatta as president.”
The document above is a forgery, pure and simple.