Obama’s Diplomatic Passport

Diplomatic Passports are no-doc passports… you don’t have to provide any documentation to get one, you just have to win an election or be nominated to a diplomatic position.

And guess what? The only Passport that Obama has ever displayed publicly is his Diplomatic Passport:

Screen Capture from: http://www.whitehouse.gov/photos-and-video/video/2010/08/12/west-wing-week-mailbag-day-summer-edition

http://www.webcitation.org/5wh5QsMhb

Direct link to MP4:
http://www.whitehouse.gov/videos/2010/August/081310_www_v3_e6_mailbag_beta.mp4

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3 Responses to Obama’s Diplomatic Passport

  1. U.S. Representative José E. Serrano represents the Sixteenth Congressional District of New York in the Bronx… serves as Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government . This prestigious post as top Democrat on the subcommittee allows Congressman Serrano to help oversee the budgets of multiple agencies, including the Treasury Department including the IRS; the FDIC; the District of Columbia; the Judicial branch, and other agencies… Born in Mayagüez, Puerto Rico , on October 24, 1943 , Serrano moved to the Bronx with his family when he was a young boy.

    That explains why Rep. Serrano is discusing the 2012 U.S. Supreme Court budget with U.S. Supreme Court Justice David Souter.

    If we assume that Serrano’s parents were both born in Puerto Rico, then they were U.S. citizens at the time of José’s birth, and José was born a natural born citizen of the United States. So that’s not really an issue here. What is an issue is what Justice Souter said:

    Souter: Why would anyone be aggrieved if you were running for President? Wouldn’t they be pleased? … It says no person except a natural born citizen… well?

    Serrano: I’m a natural born citizen.

    Souter: OK… You said you’re a natural born citizen.

    Souter: Maybe I should point out that there are some people who think that [natural born citizen] means everyone except a naturalized citizen, and there are others who think it has a broader or a narrower meaning…

    Obviously, I am among those who hold to the importance of not only the word “born” but also the word “natural”, as in “Natural Law”, and hold that by the Law of Nature, Obama follows the condition of his father and was born a British subject, to which Obama admits, and that fact excludes him from being a “natural born citizen” of the United States.

    But listen again to what Justice Souter said…

    Souter: Maybe I should point out that there are some people who think that [natural born citizen] means everyone except a naturalized citizen, and there are others who think it has a broader or a narrower meaning

    How exactly can “natural born citizen” have a “broader” meaning than “everyone except a naturalized citizen”? Is Justice Souter suggesting that some think that even naturalized citizens should be allowed to be President, even though the Constitution clearly specifies “natural born citizen”?!

  2. When the White House released the video of Obama’s Diplomatic Passport, Politico was quick to put this out:

    August 17, 2010
    Don’t look, birthers: Obama’s passport

    But they conveniently didn’t tell their readers that Diplomatic Passports are “No Doc” Passports. Obama was not required to submit any documentary proof of his birthplace or citizenship to obtain that Passport.

    And why did the White House feel the need to blur out the “Date of Issue” and “Date of Expiration”? Why would those fields be sensitive information? I don’t know for sure, but I suspect that diplomatic passports may say something different in this area than regular passports do, and they wanted to obscure that.

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