barack hussein obama's actual birth documentation, kindergarten records, Punahou school records, Occidental College records, Columbia University records, Columbia thesis, Harvard Law School records, Harvard Law Review articles, scholarly articles from the University of Chicago, passport, medical records, his files from his years as an Illinois state senator, his Illinois State Bar Association records, any baptism records, and his adoption records.
All this creates confusion and concern with some Americans:
Lieutenant Colonel Terry Lakin, US Army is an active duty flight surgeon. SafeguardOurConstitution.com posted a long list of Lakin's awards, including the Army Flight Surgeon's Badge, Combat Medical Badge, the Bronze Star Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal, the Army Commendation Medal with three Oak Leaf Clusters, the Army Achievement Medal with two Oak Leaf Clusters, the National Defense Service Medal with Bronze Service Star, the Armed Forced Expedition Medal, the Army Reserve Component Achievement Medal, the Army Service Ribbon, the Overseas Service Ribbon and the NATO service medal. (h/t Jim McMahon)
Colonel Lakin has the right to question barack hussein obama's birth status the same as every American does. Do I believe barack was born in Hawaii? Yes.
I only understand the secrecy over his past if he has something to hide. Otherwise it doesn't matter. Nobody cares if he received a "D" in math when he attended high school. However, since so much of barack hussein obama's past has been shrouded in secrecy, it generates concern at many levels. Just the other day barack hussein obama said in an interview that the Tea Party Movement gained momentum because of these concerns about his background. Understanding this and being the president of transparency (candidate obama's words, not mine), why not release everything? Allow independent verification and inspection and post it all on-line so we can see for ourselves.