By Paul R. Hollrah, Guest Writer
Yes, Barack Hussein Obama, President of Kenya. Farfetched? Out of the question? Perhaps. Perhaps not. Allow me to make my case.
On May 30, 2011, I published a column, Barack Obama for President — of Kenya! In that piece, I reminded readers that Obama will be only 55 years, 5 months, and 16 days old, a relatively young man, when he completes his four-year presidential impersonation on Jan. 20, 2013. That will be the day when he walks out of the White House for the last time, having brought the greatest, freest, most prosperous nation on Earth to the very brink of disaster.
I asked, what should we do with such a man… a man who promised a bedazzled electorate in 2008 that his goal was to totally transform our constitutional republic into a European-style socialist state? Should he be arrested for his crimes and sentenced to spend the rest of his days behind bars? Or would the members of his party insulate him, insisting that his sham presidency was just their way of having a little fun with us…“water under the bridge,” so to speak?
I suggested that Obama may have his long term future already planned… assuming that he would be allowed to leave the country, a free man. As a man whose boundless narcissism has led him to “sweet-talk” his way into the presidency of the United States… the most unqualified man ever to set foot in the Oval Office… would it be too much of a stretch to imagine him returning to his beloved Kenya, the land of his forebears, to serve as president of that country?
If that sounds a bit farfetched, consider this: With little notice by the U.S. media, the people of Kenya have paved the way for Obama to do just that. With the help of $23 million in U.S. Agency for International Development funds… spent in support of a “yes” vote… the people of Kenya adopted a new constitution on Aug. 4, 2010, Obama’s 49th birthday. (Nice touch, eh?)
Obama tells us that he was born in Hawaii on Aug. 4, 1961 to an American mother, Stanley Ann Dunham, and to Barack Hussein Obama Sr., a Luo tribesman from Kenya, a British colony. Part 2, Section 5(1) of the British Nationality Act of 1948, the controlling legal authority on who is British and who is not, reads, in part, as follows: “Subject to the provisions of this section, a person born after the commencement of this Act shall be a citizen of the United Kingdom and Colonies by descent if his father is a citizen of the United Kingdom and Colonies at the time of the birth…”
Obama’s father was a British subject at the time of his birth. Therefore, under British law, it is indisputable that Obama was born with dual U.S.-British citizenship “by descent” from his Kenyan father and his American mother. However, following Kenya’s independence from Great Britain Dec. 12, 1963, Kenya’s newly-adopted constitution went into effect.
Chapter VI, Section 87 of the 1963 constitution provided as follows:
“(1) Every person who, having been born in Kenya, is on 11th December, 1963 a citizen of the United Kingdom and Colonies (Barack Obama, Sr,)… shall become a citizen of Kenya on 12th December 1963… ; and
“(2) Every person who, having been born outside Kenya, is on 11th December, 1963 a citizen of the United Kingdom and Colonies (Barack Obama, Jr.)… shall, if his father becomes, or would but for his death have become a citizen of Kenya by virtue of subsection (1), become a citizen of Kenya on 12th December, 1963.”
In other words, on Dec. 12, 1963, through automatic operation of Kenyan law, Barack Obama became a citizen of Kenya, giving him, at least temporarily, dual U.S.-Kenyan citizenship. He did not actively seek British or Kenyan citizenship; they were his by “automatic operation” of British and Kenyan law and “by descent” from his Kenyan father.
However, at the time of their independence in 1963, Kenyans were not too keen on the idea of adults holding dual nationality. Chapter VI, Section 97 of the 1963 constitution provided the following:
“A person who, upon the attainment of the age of twenty-one years, is a citizen of Kenya and also a citizen of some country other than Kenya (Barack Obama, Jr.) shall, subject to subsection (7), cease to be a citizen of Kenya upon the specified date unless he has renounced his citizenship of that other country, taken the oath of allegiance and, in the case of a person who was born outside Kenya, made and registered such declaration of his intentions concerning residence as may be prescribed by or under an Act of Parliament.”
Since there is no known evidence that Obama ever took steps to renounce his American citizenship, he automatically lost his Kenyan citizenship on or about his 21st birthday. However, the newly adopted 2010 Kenyan constitution brought Obama back into the fold by creating a new category of Kenyan citizenship called “citizen by birth.” Chapter 3, Section 14 of the 2010 Kenyan constitution provides as follows:
“(1) A person is a citizen by birth if on the day of the person’s birth, whether or not the person is born in Kenya, either the mother or father of the person is a citizen (of Kenya).
“(5) A person who is a Kenyan citizen by birth and who, on the effective date, has ceased to be a Kenyan citizen because the person acquired citizenship of another country, is entitled on application to regain Kenyan citizenship.”
In other words, Chapter 3, Section 14, Subsections 1 and 5, invest Obama with status as a Kenyan “citizen by birth” and allow him to apply for reinstatement as a citizen of Kenya. The 2010 constitution also reverses the Kenyan policy on dual citizenship in Obama’s favor. Chapter 3, Section 16 of the new constitution provides that, “A citizen by birth does not lose citizenship by acquiring the citizenship of another country.”
What this tells us is quite disturbing. It tells us that, since Aug. 4, 2010, Barack Obama has been a “citizen of Kenya by birth. It is precisely the reason why the Founding Fathers insisted that only “natural born” citizens should ever serve as president or vice president. Having been born with dual U.S.-British citizenship, Barack Obama does not qualify as “natural born.”
But the 2012 Kenyan constitution is even more Obama-friendly. Chapter 9, Section 137 of that constitution provides that: “(1) A person qualifies for nomination as a presidential candidate if the person… is a citizen by birth;” However, in order to prevent a person with divided loyalties from ever becoming President of Kenya, Chapter 9, Section 137 provides that: “(2) A person is not qualified for nomination as a presidential candidate if the person… owes allegiance to a foreign state.”
In short, upon completion of his four years in the White House, Obama will be eligible to serve two five-year terms as president of Kenya… so long as he first renounces his U.S. citizenship.
A suspicious person might suspect that the $23 million spent in Kenya in 2010 might have been a mere down-payment on Obama’s long-term plans, a mere pittance when compared to what we are spending in Kenya in 2012. According to a June 20, 2012 World Net Daily article by Steve Peacock, “Barack Obama administration spending and projects in Kenya have become so voluminous that (USAID) must hire more contractors to oversee endeavors other providers already carry out across the African nation.” In other words, Obama is spending so much money in Kenya that he needs to hire more overseers to oversee the overseers.
The $480 million now being spent by USAID in Kenya, Peacock reported, encompasses numerous assistance projects in general areas such as health, population, and HIV/AIDS; basic education; youth; governing justly and democratically; and economic growth, environment, and natural resources management. However, this amount of money represents just over half of the total that is spent in Kenya, the largest recipient of U.S. aid in sub-Saharan Africa.
If one were a bit Machiavellian, one might suggest that, for Obama to spend the equivalent of $23 for every man, woman, and child in Kenya (not an insignificant sum in that country), he has learned his vote-buying lessons well in the Democratic precincts of south Chicago.
And to those who suggest Obama may not be happy ruling over a population of only 39 million people, after having used a population of 314 million as his own private socialist laboratory, allow me to suggest that Obama may have something far more grandiose in mind: After winning election as President of Kenya, what’s to stop a man who’s seen as God-like in Africa from confederating all of the nations of sub-Saharan Africa into one large union, much like the United States of America? He might even call it the United States of Africa (USA), while he advertises himself as the “George Washington of Africa,” the most powerful black man in world history.
Obama would have yet another distinction to add to his Nobel Peace Prize… after having done absolutely nothing in the interest of world peace. He will serve as president in a country where they’ve erected a statue of him before… not after… he served as president of the country, a truly remarkable achievement. And finally, renouncing their American citizenship and acquiring Kenyan citizenship will give Michelle Obama something she’s always longed for… a country she can be truly proud of.
Barack Hussein Obama, president of Kenya? Who knows? When a man of his meager abilities can work his way into the U.S. presidency, we should not be surprised at anything he might do. Just remember… you read it here first.
Paul R. Hollrah
Paul R. Hollrah is a contributing editor for the National Writers Syndicate and the New Media Journal. His blog is found at OrderOfEphors.com. He resides in the lakes region of northeast Oklahoma. Click here to read more of Paul’s columns.
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