Obama’s Polygamist Dilemma: Its not just Heather who has two Mommies

Heather may have two mommies and Barack Hussein Obama is also apparently in the same boat. In a story published on April 29th 2011, the Associated Press reported it had obtained a copy of a memo that alleges that Barack Hussein Obama, Sr., Barack Obama’s father, may have had more than one wife. The memo was obtained through a Freedom of Information request filed by a Boston Globe reporter in 2009. Interestingly, the Boston Globe never published the information, preferring instead to bury the sensational news of Obama’s parentage. It is possible the Boston Globe did this for political reasons. The Boston Globe is considered to be a left-wing leaning publication.

Harvard had asked the Immigration and Naturalisation Service to delay a request by Barack Hussein Obama Sr. to extend his stay in the US, ‘until they decided what action they could take in order to get rid of him,’ immigration official MF McKeon wrote in a June 1964 memo.

Harvard administrators, the memo stated, ‘were having difficulty with his financial arrangements and couldn’t seem to figure out how many wives he had.’

An earlier INS memo from McKeon said that while the elder Obama had passed his exams and was entitled on academic grounds to stay and complete his thesis, the school was going to try and ‘cook something up to ease him out’.

‘They are planning on telling him that they will not give him any money and that he had better return to Kenya and prepare his thesis at home,’ the memo stated.

The Associated Press article doesn’t give the reason that Harvard University suspected that Barack Hussein Obama, Sr. had more than one wife.  But Harvard apparently was fully aware that President Barack Obama’s father was living a life of polygamist’s lifestyle:

In 1961, while he was an undergraduate student at the University of Hawaii, the school’s foreign student adviser called an immigration official and said Obama had recently married Stanley Ann Dunham – the president’s mother – despite already having a wife in Kenya.

According to a memo written by an INS official in Honolulu, the adviser said Obama had been ‘running around with several girls since he first arrived here and last summer she cautioned him about his playboy ways.’

Obama told the adviser that he had divorced his wife in Kenya. He told the president’s mother the same thing, although she would later learn it was a lie.

Supporting polygamy is an established position of the liberal establishment in the United States. In 2004, Jonathan Turley wrote an article for USA Today in which he argued that laws and court decisions in the United States that banned polygamy should be overturned.

I personally detest polygamy. Yet if we yield to our impulse and single out one hated minority, the First Amendment becomes little more than hype and we become little more than hypocrites. For my part, I would rather have a neighbor with different spouses than a country with different standards for its citizens.

I know I can educate my three sons about the importance of monogamy, but hypocrisy can leave a more lasting impression.

Turley, parroting the typical liberal/progressive line of thought in the area of human morality, couldn’t conceive of a single reason why polygamy should be treated differently than monogamy by the U.S. judicial system.

The blog, View From The Right, expounds upon the liberal concept of support for polygamy:

Turley’s reasoning shows us that within the liberal dialectic no moral order can be upheld, other than that of liberal equality itself. The justifications for prohibiting polygamy come from outside liberalism, from our religious, ethical, and civilizational traditions, from our very being and identity as a people. Liberalism, the so-called “Creed” of America, divorced from and operating independently of the constraints of American culture and civilization, is revealed as a pure destructive force.

Now it could be said that liberalism is not so nihilistic as I have just said, that liberalism recognizes the equality of individual rights, and therefore it should ban polygamy because it oppresses women. But liberal equality of rights also means that people are free to engage in any consensual behavior that does not violate the rights of others. If a woman chooses to enter into a polygamous marriage, why should society be able to stop her? Without the guidance of a moral and cultural order that is not itself liberal, there is no reason not to allow polygamy, or homosexual “marriage,” or the takeover of America by foreign peoples and cultures.

Given the fact that Barack Obama’s father was evidently a polygamist, it becomes easier to comprehend Obama’s support for polygamy within his administration. Phyllis Schlafly, writing for The Moral Liberal blog (talk about a contradiction in terms!) revealed that Obama has a history of appointing polygamists to high ranking positions within his administration:

No sooner had we celebrated the departure of Barack Obama’s Green Jobs Czar, Mr. Van Jones, because he was a Communist, we heard about another embarrassing Obama appointment. The President nominated for commissioner of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (known as the EEOC) a woman who signed a radical manifesto endorsing polygamy.

We thought our nation had settled the polygamy issue a century and a half ago, but this nomination makes it a 21st-century controversy. Obama’s EEOC appointment to the EEOC, a lesbian law-school professor named Chai Feldblum, signed a manifesto in 2006 endorsing polygamous households (“in which there is more than one conjugal partner”). This document, entitled Beyond Same-Sex Marriage: A New Strategic Vision, argues that traditional marriage “should not be legally and economically privileged above all others.” The American people obviously think otherwise, and current laws reflect our wishes.

Barack Obama has named another pro-polygamy member of his Administration. His Regulatory Czar, Cass Sunstein, wrote a book in 2008 called [Nudge:] Improving Decisions About Health, Wealth and Happiness in which he urges that “the word marriage would no longer appear in any laws, and marriage licenses would no longer be offered or recognized by any level of government.” Sunstein argues that traditional marriage discriminates against single people by imposing “economic and material disadvantages.” He says, “Why not leave people’s relationships to their own choices?”

Naturally, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has already weighed in on the matter of polygamy – and of course its position on the matter is not hard to guess. On December 11, 2009, The Moral Liberal blog reported “The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is on record as supporting polygamy. The ACLU’s feminist president, Nadine Strossen, stated in a speech at Yale University in 2005 that the ACLU defends “the right of individuals to engage in polygamy.” And in 2006, in a high-profile debate against Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, Nadine Strossen stated that the ACLU supports a constitutional right to polygamy.”

It seems that polygamy runs in the Obama family. The Bloodthirsty Liberal blog reported on October 30, 2010 that Obama’s brother in Kenya is a polygamist.

President Barack Obama’s polygamist half brother in Kenya has married a woman who is more than 30 years younger than him.

The 19-year-old’s mother said she was furious that her daughter quit school and married the 52-year-old.

Mary Aoko Ouma said her daughter tried to marry Malik Obama two years ago, but she wouldn’t give permission.

Malik Obama, who is Muslim, has two other wives.

The Bloodthirsty Liberal blog concluded with these words of wisdom: “Michelle Obama seems a bit prickly to me. Rumor has it she hates life in the White House. But she should count her blessings that she didn’t marry one of the other Obama brothers (there are so many!). The adorable Sasha and Malia would be grandmothers by now.”

The Associated Press confirmed the polygamist marriage of Malik Obama to a much younger woman in a story published in 2010:

President Barack Obama’s polygamist half brother in Kenya has married a woman who is more than 30 years younger than him.

The 19-year-old’s mother told The Associated Press on Friday she is furious that her daughter quit high school and married the 52-year-old.

Mary Aoko Ouma says her daughter tried to marry Malik Obama two years ago, but the mother says she wouldn’t give permission.

Malik Obama, who is Muslim, has two other wives. Polygamy is legal in Kenya if it falls under religious or cultural traditions.

Obama’s connections to polygamists in his own family may provide direct evidence as to why he has decided not to defend the Defense of Marriage Act. It seems this issue strikes him quite close to home. Obama’s father was evidently a polygamist. Obama’s brother, Malik, is a polygamist. Obama appoints polygamists to important positions within his administration, and Obama is opposed to the Defense of Marriage Act. Somehow it all fits. Conservatives have long seen how liberal/progressive policies contribute to the destruction of the nuclear family in American society. For example, in 1968, the liberal magazine Time published a story attacking the Christian stance that forbids polygamy:

Should Christianity permit polygamy? Under certain conditions, yes, argues a Roman Catholic missionary in Africa. In the latest issue of Concilium, an international theological review, Massachusetts-born Father Eugene Hillman contends that Christianity’s rejection of polygamy in countries where the practice is traditional is socially disruptive and morally questionable.

A missionary for 16 years in Tanzania, Father Hillman points out that in much of the underdeveloped world there is a shortage of men willing and able to take on families. Polygamy thus provides the only hope of marriage for many women. “In such a socioeconomic context,” writes Hillman, “the Christian insistence on an immediate change from [polygamy] to monogamy might very well cause much more harm than good. It is not at all certain that the average Christian missionary has either the mandate or the competence to change social structures that are not in themselves evil but are in fact serving constructive purposes.”

In the past few weeks the wall of secrecy surrounding Obama’s personal life has begun to crumble and Americans are starting to see Obama for what he really is.

Barack Obama, left, (in muslim garb) and his polygamist brother, Malik

Donald Trump succeeded in creating a political climate in which Obama found it a liability not to release his long-form birth certificate. Hence, the document was finally released for public examination a full three years after the Hillary Clinton campaign first made the country aware that Obama may not have been born an American citizen. Now, evidence of Obama’s polygamist father and brother has come to light. And reports of Obama’s appointment of polygamists to posts within his administration have surfaced. And Trump is now pounding on Obama again – this time seeking the release of his college transcripts.

The concentration of public and media pressure on Obama’s personal life is causing intense pressure on Obama’s political agenda. Instead of getting rave reviews in the press for his public policy positions, for example his budget proposal for 2012, Obama is finding himself having to defend the indefensible aspects of his personal life. It is quite possible that the issue of polygamy may become a campaign issue. And that would be a heavy burden for the Obama campaign to carry. As much as the Obama campaign wishes it were not so, America is still basically a center-right nation. This means that the majority of voters hold conservative views regarding the sanctity of traditional marriage. Obama’s exposure to the polygamist lifestyle through his family ties may very well drag him down in the polls – and at the ballot box.


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