Where Did the Presidential Eligibility Protocol Go?
We already knew that, in recent political history, the press took its role in helping the public to vet presidential candidates seriously by investigating the background of previous presidential contenders and winners.
But did you know that evidence exists much further back in history that there were protocols in place to vet a presidential candidate?
Via BirtherReport.com, Linda Bentley over at SonoranNews.com continues her responsible reporting by continuing to take the eligibility question seriously enough to compile yet another article, this time regarding President Eisenhower.
She reported a few days ago that a concerned citizen had forwarded her a copy of an online image from the Deseret News and Telegram, a long-since defunct newspaper, from 1952. In part, the following was discovered:
The article appeared on page 6A with a dateline of Sherman, Texas. It was headlined: “General’s birth certificate officially filed,” and stated, “A certificate recording Dwight Eisenhower’s birth in Denison on Oct. 14, 1890, was filed Wednesday [Oct. 1, 1952] in the Grayson County Clerk’s office.
“Nobody had bothered to make out a certificate when the Republican presidential candidate was born in a house at the corner of Lamar and Day streets in nearby Denison.
“A copy of the certificate filed Wednesday was mailed to Mrs. Eisenhower in Denver. Eisenhower’s older brother, Arthur, signed the certificate. It was also signed by the Grayson County Judge J.N. Dickson and recorded by County Clerk J.C. Buchanan.”
I know that this sort of reconstruction of a birth certificate happened because I learned about it while I was researching my family history. My great grandfather did not have a contemporary birth certificate, but when he wanted to go to work with the WPA he was required to get one. So, his mother and two neighbors who knew of his birth circumstances had to fill out and sign an affidavit swearing that they were telling the truth concerning the facts of his birth. I have a copy of this document.
My great grandfather wanted to get a job from a government program when he was 56 years old and he had to go back to his hometown and get notary public certified affidavits from two neighbors and his mother. Barak Obama wanted to be elected president and he couldn’t even spend $20 to get a copy of his Hawaiian birth certificate and file it to verify his eligibility.
Funny, my great grandfather was born in 1887 and I have an official certified copy of his birth from the Registrar of Vital Statistics of the State of Kentucky and yet we can’t get a copy of Barak Obama’s birth certificate from 1961? I’m just sayin’