Cantor: I Believe Obama is a US Citizen


eric-cantorThe new Republican House majority leader says he doesn’t think questions about President Barack Obama’s citizenship should play a role in the discussion of policy matters.

Two years into the Obama administration, so-called birthers continue to argue that Obama isn’t a natural-born citizen and that he hasn’t proved he’s constitutionally qualified to be president. Birth records in Hawaii haven’t dissuaded them.

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor says he believes Obama is a citizen and that most Americans are beyond that question.

Appearing Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” Cantor refused to call people who question Obama’s citizenship “crazy,” saying it’s not nice to call anyone crazy.

Cantor says he believes that Obama wants what’s best for the country and that there are honest disagreements over how to achieve that.

{My Way/}


  1. Our U.S. Constitution clearly states in Article 2; Section 1 “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; neither shall any Person be eligible to that Office who shall not have attained to the Age of thirty-five Years, and been fourteen Years a Resident within the United States”.

    The only way of proving that one is a “natural born Citizen” is by showing his/her original Birth Certificate. Obama has already spent in excess of $2,000,000,000.00 to keep his original Birth Certificate hidden. We have a legal and legitimate right to see it. The ‘Certificate of Live Birth” which was shown on the internet does not prove anything except for the fact that he was born.

    Mr. Obama, why won’t you just show us your Original Birth Certificate? What do you have to hide? Every U.S. President before you showed us their Original Birth Certificate. What are you hiding from the American People????

  2. That’s almost like declaring one believes the moon is made of green cheese. This is a nation of laws – and they require proof.

  3. If I have to show my birth certificate to get a drivers license why can’t you show yours. Why don’t you prove all those people wrong? As zaidy used to say because you can’t!!

  4. Paskunyak,

    I recently pulled out my own birth certificate from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. It has less information on it than does President Obama’s. (For example, it does not include my parents’ names.) Yet I was able to use it to get a passport.

    And two billion dollars? You are smoking something.

  5. To #5 Charlie Hall.

    OOOPS, sorry for all those zeros. Whenever I think about Obama I think of the billions and trillions he had already wasted. The real amount that he had spent to hide his original birth certificate is Two Million Dollars. That’s a lot of money to spend to hide something.

    A Hawaiian Birth Certificate would have more information listed than what you describe is on your PA Birth Certificate.

    There are some questions here.

    1. What is Obama hiding from us that is recorded on his Birth Certificate.

    2. Is there an Obama Birth Certificate altogether? Is he whom he portends to be?
    He claims that he was born in Hawaii but won’t show his original Birth Certificate.
    He claims that he attended certain colleges but no onehas come forth as his classmate and he had all records “sealed”.

  6. What is his opion based on, did he see his birth cirtificate? He couldn’t have if it doesn’t exist. he is unconstituionaly “Acting” president. He should be put to justice for this crime.

  7. Charlie – it is disturbing to me that our President is in the words of Helen Thomas “the least transparent President she has ever covered”. I mean she goes back to William Henry Harrison…..What other President, certainly modern, have not produced their academic records? I can think of only one. I don’t know if I am the exception, but I have the original birth certificate issued with information like hospital, parents ages, mother’s maiden name, Date and time of my birth, my parents address and a few other things. Do most people not have access to this? Wouldn’t the state have a copy of what I have? I think the whole thing regarding obama’s secrecy is suspicious.

  8. Good for him. I was a little nervous about someone named Cantor being so prominent – after all, if he messes up all us yidden get egg on our faces. But he seems to be cool and rational. Maybe he’ll work for the country after all, and not for those who put ideology and publicity ahead of the good of the USA.

  9. Paskunyak,

    During the 2008 campaign, the Republican governor of Hawaii at the time, Linda Lingle, released a copy of Obama’s Certificate of Live Birth. Is she part of the coverup too? John Mccain and Hillary Clinton didnt make the birth certificate an issue in the 2008 campaign. Are they part of the coverup? The Honolulu Advertiser in August of 1961 published a birth announcement for Barack Obama, saying he was born in Honolulu. What do you make of this?

    What you seem to be saying is that in 1961, Obama’s parents, after Obama’s birth in Kenya, anticipated that their son would someday run for president and need to prove he was born in Hawaii. So they ran a fake birth announcement, and initiated a conspiracy that every single one of Obama’s supporters and political opponents would leave unquestioned until the present day.

    Your conspiracy theory is an embarrasment to yourself and the general Matzav readership.

  10. During the 2008 campaign there was confusion and misinformation on the subject of Obama’s Birth Certificate.

    Rather than go into lengthy discussion on this matter, the readers of this site would be more informed by accessing the following website:

    You will find a compilation of over 100 reputable news stories on this issue

    The articles listed at this link will answer many of your questions.

  11. It’s not a matter of a conspiracy theory. It’s a matter of the fact that people, for whatever reason – and there are many possibilities – decided not to make an issue of Obama’s birth. The Certificate of Live Birth means nothing. Obama’s grandparents were in Hawaii and could have registered for it. No hospital in Hawaii has any record of Obama being born there. There may have been many reasons why Obama’s parents – or grandparents – put an ad in a Honolulu newspaper. His academic records raise the same question:
    If Obama really has nothing to hide, why is he hiding?


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