Birthers Win

Well, would seem to, anyway.

You don’t want to go there, Emery. There is more credible evidence that Obama was born in Kenya than there is for his birth in Hawaii.

Obama wrote a book claiming to have been born in Kenya. He left that book in circulation for years, unchanged, until his eligibility for President became an issue. The claim he made in his book is a “statement of personal or family history” which is admissible under Rule 804(b)(4) of the Minnesota Rules of Evidence.

Contrary evidence might be a certified copy of a birth certificate issued by custodian of records for the State of Hawaii, bearing a stamp saying something like “I have compared this copy to the original on file in my office and I certify this is a true and correct copy of the original.” There isn’t one.

The White House released an electronic image of a birth certificate but also admitted they altered the image. That evidence would be inadmissible in court.

You’re left with one piece of evidence that is relevant, material, competent and admissible – the statement in his book. The birthers win.

Emery, of course, let it drop.

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