Now that we finally have an official brave enough to look into Obama’s constitutional eligibility to be President of the United States, i.e., Sheriff Joe Arpaio of Arizona’s Maricopa County, the matter of Obama’s Indonesian citizenship should also be investigated.
There are those who say that irrespective of Obama’s birth citizenship, when his mother Stanley Ann Dunham married Indonesian Lolo Soetoro, young Obama became an Indonesian citizen when he was adopted by Soetoro as his stepson. Furthermore, Obama had never renounced his Indonesian citizenship, as there is no official record of his application to become a U.S. citizen again.
Here’s evidence that suggests young Obama indeed was (is?) an Indonesian citizen. It also gives us a glimpse into Obama’s grandiose ambitions that began when he was just a child.
David Gardner of the UK’s Daily Mail reports, April 21, 2011, that Janny Scott’s book on Dunham, A Singular Woman: The Untold Story of Barack Obama’s Mother, has an account of Obama’s years in Indonesia, from age 6 to 10, before his mother sent him back to Hawaii to live with his maternal grandparents. Mom, however, stayed behind in Indonesia. Mother and son would never live together again.
Young Barack was then known as Barry. When his Indonesian stepfather asked little Barry what he wanted to be when he grew up, Barry cooly answered, “Oh, prime minister.”
The Constitution of the Republic of Indonesia says only an Indonesian by birth can be President or Vice President (Article 6), and only Indonesian citizens can vote and stand for election to Parliament and, by implication, be Prime Minister. Article 26 says that “Citizens are those who are indigenous Indonesians and persons of foreign origin who are legalized as citizens in accordance with the law.”
D.C. investigative reporter Wayne Madsen, in an exclusive-to-subscribers report on August 23, 2011, said that his field research in Jakarta, Indonesia, found that young Obama’s last name in his mother’s U.S. passport renewal application in 1968 was “Soebarkah”. The boy’s name in full was Barack Hussein Obama (Soebarkah) with “Soebarkah” bracketed by parentheses, vice Soetoro.
Madsen believes the name “Soebarkah” may be Obama’s given Indonesian name upon his formal adoption by Lolo Soetoro, which “strongly” indicates that Obama became an Indonesian citizen.
Indonesian law explicitly states that dual citizenship is not permitted and, according to a 1958 Indonesian law, only Indonesian citizens could be enrolled in the two schools Obama attended in Jakarta: St. Fransiskus Assisi Catholic school and Menteng Elementary. Even if he had been born in Hawaii, by becoming an Indonesian and possibly by travelling on an Indonesian passport to Pakistan and India in 1980, Obama ceased being a “natural born” U.S. citizen and became a “native born” citizen.
Obama’s mother’s listing of her son’s name as “Soebarkah” was in all likelihood an attempt by her to avoid breaking U.S. law, which states, “False statements made knowingly and willfully in passport applications are punishable by fine and/or imprisonment under U.S. law.”
Although it is an Indonesian custom for family, friends, and even employers of domestic help to informally “adopt” the children of relatives, friends, and employees, Obama’s adoption was much more formal and carried out pursuant to Indonesian law. Soebarkah may be Obama’s given Indonesian name: a legal requirement in his formal adoption process and his becoming an Indonesian citizen.
The U.S. Constitution’s Article II, clause 5, states: “No Person except a natural born Citizen, or a Citizen of the United States, at the time of the Adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the Office of President.” Regardless of Obama’s birth citizenship, when he was adopted by Lolo Soetoro, he became a sole Indonesian citizen as a result of Indonesia’s prohibition of dual citizens, was given the Indonesian name of Soebarkah, and may have continued to swear allegiance to a foreign power until after he turned 18. There is a controversy over Obama’s attendance at Occidental College in 1979, with unverified reports that he had been awarded a Fulbright Scholarship only available to foreign students. Obama’s Occidental records, as well as those from Columbia University, where he transferred, remain largely sealed.
Madsen concludes: “With most of Obama’s immediate family members dead and those who he knew in Jakarta who are still alive afraid to talk to the press, Obama has managed to continue to perpetuate a fraudulent presidency on the American people.”