Washington Times: Sheriff Joe Arpaio says Obama’s birth certificate is a “forgery”

Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio said Thursday he suspects the birth certificate President Obama released last year is a “computer-generated forgery” — and also raised questions about the authenticity of the president’s Selective Service card.

“Based on all of the evidence presented and investigated, I cannot in good faith report to you that these documents are authentic,” Sheriff Arpaio said. “My investigators believe that the long-form birth certificate was manufactured electronically and that it did not originate in paper format as claimed by the White House.”

Questions over Mr. Obama’s birth certificate have been a political sideshow for the last four years, and have persisted despite repeated denials by the White House, and despite the release of evidence he was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, on Aug. 4, 1961. That evidence included both a certificate of live birth released during the 2008 campaign and the long-form certificate last year.

Fact-check organizations have concluded the certificates are authentic, and Mr. Obama has joked about those who questioned his birth. At last year’s White House Correspondents Association Dinner, soon after releasing his long-form certificate, he mocked Donald Trump, who had said his own investigators were looking into the matter.

Now Sheriff Arpaio, who first built his national profile by creating tent cities for jail inmates and later by taking a tough stance on illegal immigration, could reignite questions among those who continue to believe Mr. Obama was born outside the U.S., and therefore is ineligible to be president under the Constitution’s provision that the officeholder be a natural-born citizen.

Read more at the WashingtonTimes.com HERE.

  • Barbara J Struble

    Way to tell the truth, Sheriff Joe. Now the ball goes to ???? US Supreme Court wimps??
    Sheriff Joe for senate instead of Jeff Flake. No one can bully the sheriff.

    • Certificate of Birth, Territory of Hawaii, Bureau of Vital Statistics, Honolulu, TH ( TH -territory of Hawaii). Then it has an ID number and all the arppopriate information, physicians name and address, a territory of Hawaii seal and signed and dated by the Registrar-General.The 2nd certificate is mine but the original which I lost was the same as my mothers. I was born in the 1940 s. When I went to have a birth certificate made in the 60 s after statehood they would not issue me the original territory of hawaii one so I have one like Obama which lists the minimal am’t of information and it says Certificate of Live Birth, State of Hawaii, Dept of Health, Hawaii USA. No registrar signed this but it states the date filed by registrar. The KEY NOTE on this certificate is on the bottom of the certificate where it states this copy serves as PRIMA FACIE EVIDENCE of the fact of birth , in other words this is a legal birth document if needed for proof of birth or in court proceedings. I think this is where everyone gets confused but I can guarantee that no one can buy a Hawaii birth certificate if they weren’t born here. My 4 children born in the 60 s and 70 s also have one like Obama and they are all US citizens.The 3rd certificate that I have is of my grandchild born in the 90 s and it says Certificate of Live Birth, State of Hawaii, Dept of Health, Office of Health Status Monitoring, it also has a file# and an ID# with lots of information including mother & father, MD, registrar, hospital, race, address and it looks similar to alan above who posted his birth certificate in june 2008. someone mentioned that alan’s bc is a military bc and not a hawaii bc and that’s not true. Even when born in Tripler military hospital the bc given the patient is the same one given the residents of Hawaii. The only time there is a military birth certificate is when a baby is born in a foreign country and is a US citizen. Why this bc looks different then mine, and my chidrens is beyond me. Like everything else that changes, legal documents also change.

  • pancake

    natural born citizen is described by the supreme court as “to be born withing the boundaries of the many states, or territories under the juris diction of the United States of America, and born to parents who are both United States citizens themselves.”

    • Bob Green

      The long form birth certificate published by the White House is a forgery. I have been an Internet Communications Consultant for seventeen years and work continually with Adobe products. It is a forgery.

      • Bob Green

        Oops, my above comment was not a reply to the first poster, but a reply to the article itself.

  • Debbie

    Be sure your sins will find you out…God is bringing to light the evil deeds of Obummer & his ilk. These scumbags need to be in prison & forced to repay all the money they’ve taken from the American people.

  • Beverly J. Correu

    The Congress should have a complete investigation into Obama’s birth certificate and selective service card. Many Americans think they are forgeries and an investigation is in order to settle this once and for all and especially before the November election. Get busy Congress and do your job.

  • Nellie CA

    Obama should be impeached instead of running for President. I didn’t vote for him last time and I still don’t trust him and wouldn’t vote for him now. Everything about him is blocked. No school records, WHO IS THIS SO CALLED PRESIDENT WHO IS TAKING OUR COUNTRY DOWN WITH-IN?

  • norman

    well folks you don’t have to be a rocket scientist to figure it out.If he has a legitimate birth certificate how come during the first hour of taking the presidency he ordered his records sealed!Now if he is a true american why is he sueing arizona and alabama.How come he has a ss number tied to conneticut irionsly the constitution state what a joke.How come his attorney general dropped the charges against the black panthers,I’ll tell you why because we are the new black generation.So just sit back and enjoy the ride,and don’t blame me I voted for the American and the smart pretty women,everyone then though we were crazy,old saying “he who laughts last last best”by then I won’t have anything,and neither will the people that elected the King.Ha Ha.

    • she was at his birth in Kenya and an abbreviated gmnorveent document which lacks the name of the hospital in Hawaii. And a candidate who wants me to just ignore his grandmother’s recollection as an eyewitness and accept this document because he says I should.Also, the fact that the Kenyan gmnorveent has sealed any records pertaining to Obama until after the election (which I’m trying to verify with a news report) raises the question, why are there records to seal if he wasn’t born there. And why is the Prime Minister of kenya having them sealed anyway. And why did the Prime Minister travel 275 miles across Kenya to visit the Grandmother who made these statements on Monday October 27th of this week? That was reported in a Nairobi newspaper.Why does Senator Obama not explain to those of us who are concerned about this factual discrepancy why he believes his Kenyan grandmother is mistaken or wrong about his birthplace. Why does he keep pushing a short form which has no hospital information on it when his own grandmother tells it different and when a more informative document exists?My father once said when you are in a postion of authority or power it is not enough to follow the law but you must also conduct yourself so that you give no appearance of not honoring the letter or the spirit of the law. You have to remain above reproach.For such an important issue with such a simple solution, I am surprised he hasn’t held himself to this standard as a leader and put the matter to rest with the best available evidence rather than words. He is by all accounts a very intelligent man. His bio and reputation is that he seeks to serve rather than just chase a dollar. However, that does not mean I have to accept his assurances at face value and rely upon his word. I’m surprised he expects me to do so.JanAnd to those who have said it is someone else’s responsibility to vet him, no it is his to show he is without a doubt eligible under our Constitution to hold this office.

  • Its great that we have a law enforcement officer who agrees with the rest of us. Now where is this going to go?
    Ask Begich what he thinks about voting for a health care law named after a fraudulent President!! ?

  • Richard Smith

    Wouldn’t any legislation signed by a fraudulent government official (president of the USA) be invalid? … ie Obamacare etc.

    • jetstream


    • Ben

      Only if that signature is required to make the legislation valid… and the President’s signature isn’t necessarily required. What happens if there is neither a presidential signature nor veto depends on when in the Congressional cycle it was passed. For most of the cycle, inaction by the President allows the bill to become law.

  • Jon

    Although the News is Great from Sheriff Joe , it’s only the beginning . The pressure needs to stay on . Now they have to prove it a forgery . Than on to the SS # and so on . It’s not easy to unseat a sitting imposter , er President !!! Pray and Patients !!!!

    • I’ve not had a child so I never had to fill out the application for a birth crtiiftcaee for a child, but i’ve done a little research. To get a birth crtiiftcaee issued for a child, the parent(s) fill out an application. The parent certifies the accuracy of the information by signing a section which essentially states the information provided is accurate. (like the verification statement you sign when filling out your tax return which verifies the accuracy of the information).If a child is born in a hospital, a hospital staff person certifies the information in one section of the application and provides the staff person’s name and the hospital where birth occured.However, not all children are born in a hospital so this hospital certification is not required in order to issue the birth crtiiftcaee.Therefore, it is possible that the canidate’s mother delivered her son in Kenya, possibly because most airlines won’t let you fly after a certain date in your pregnancy. After, his birth in Kenya, his mother and he arrive in Hawaii. She gets the application to apply for a birth crtiiftcaee and to avoid problems she’s about 18 remember, she just puts down that he was born in Honololu, Hawaii. And signs the document.She’s not a lawyer, probably can’t afford to consult with an immigration lawyer if she thought about it and she is likely not an expert on Immigration and Citizenship laws. All she wants is a birth crtiiftcaee for her son and she’s a U.S. Citizen right? What’s the harm. None really until her son decides to enter politics and run for president of the United States which requires that all canidates be natural born citizens of the U.S. i.e. born in the U.S. or conferred that status under the Immigration and Citizenship laws at the time of birth. Naturalized citizen is one who applies for citizenship as an immigrant or if child born abroad and seeks to assert child’s right to dual citizenship (where parents of child are of different citizenships). The Constitution does not allow one who holds the status of naturalized citizen to qualify to run or act as president of our country.So, what is needed is either an original (Vault) birth crtiiftcaee showing the hospital, or the application which shows the hospital staff person and hospital where he was born in Hawaii, or the actual hospital records.Otherwise, all we are relying upon is an eighteen year old girl’s assertion of where her son was born. Given the alleged statements by his paternal grandmother circulating around the web that the grandmother was at his birth in Kenya, the question is a legitimate one given the constitutional requirement that one be a born in U.S. to run and act as president of the U.S.If he was born in Kenya, then the Immigration/Citizenship statutes govern whether she can confer natural born citizenship status. According to the lawsuit filed by a former Deputy Attorney General for Penn., the applicable statute in 1961 stated that for a U.S. citizen to give this status to their child born abroad at least one parent must have resided in U.S. for 10 years before the child’s birth AND the parent had to reside in U.S. for 5 of those years after age 14. His mother was 18 when he was born, not 19, so she wasn’t eligible to confer natural born status to her son Barack if he was indeed born abroad.I am curious why his maternal grandparents haven’t spoken up to clarify the issue as one would think they would know where their daughter was while she was pregnant and where she was when she gave birth .unless they were not in contact with their 18 year old daughter during this time period.I also would not just assume everything is fine and this is all just speculation if I were you. It isn’t as if politicians haven’t misrepresented themselves before. In Clayton county Georgia last summer one of the elected school board members lied about his residence during his campaign and had to step down after his election to the Board when it was confirmed he didn’t even live in the district he ran in as required by law.If eventually it is confirmed Senator Obama was born in Kenya not Hawaii, then Joe Biden gets to be president.The sad part is Senator Obama may not know all of this if his mother never told him what she did.Any thoughts.Regardless it needs to be addressed. And yes the crtiiftcaee on the website does not note the hospital and is a computer generated copy.

  • siteunseen

    I’ve seen pictures of the real Birth Certificate, even has his feet on it. He was born in Kenya…period. His Grandmother, who lives in Kenya, said he was born in Kenya. His dead Grandmother would tell that also, but she’s not around to verify this. Even if he were born in the USA, as stated above, both parents were to be naturalized American Citizens, of which (His natural Father)Obama (Citizen of Kenya) was not. He also gave up his citizenship when he was adopted by Soetoro and lived in Indonesia, where he was taught about the Koran, and where his Muslim roots remain planted. He has no Christian values. No one mocks the Holy Bible, and talks about the holy Koran, if they’re a reformed Christian, of which Fake President Obama claims he is, and for which you can look up on Youtube.com and find that he is not. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UnmS_vULPxw – Watch his lips move.

    • Seenya

      As to his father’s place of birth, it was the British East Africa Protectorate, which is what Kenya was called prior to it being Kenya. The birth certificate, from 1961, lists Kenya as his place of birth but Kenya wasn’t formed until 1963. Look it up, it’s true.

  • If Obama was born in 1961 and Hawaii was not made a State until 1962, does this have any signance
    and, if his Mother was an American but,his Father was not, would he still be considered a natural born citizen?

    • brennan

      Hawaii became a state in 1959, along with Alaska. it was a flawed vote, however, not following the previously signed UN charter’s rules for statehood votes.
      Not to hijack the thread; would be great if more states would enforce ballot integrity, like Georgia