While discussion of Obama’s proper birth certificate, or lack of, has riled Americans on both sides of the political fence, his odd Social Security number has escaped much notice.
Jack Cashill, an author who debunked Obama’s authorship of “Dreams From My Father,” has been a student of records on the president. “Barack Obama has yet to provide an explanation for how he came to have a Social Security number that begins with the Connecticut prefix 042.” It’s a good question. What was a guy from Hawaii and Indonesia doing with a number issued by that state?
He shares a fascinating explanation provided to him by filmmaker Joel Gilbert.
In doing his research in Hawaii, Gilbert heard from several sources that pre-statehood, every institution or branch of government in Hawaii was dominated by the Japanese syndicate known as the “Yakuza, the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU), and a complicit bureaucracy. “After statehood in 1959 the Federal Government came in, and the syndicate went underground, but maintained the same control, and does so to this day,” says Gilbert.
“Hawaii was and is a corrupt state,” Gilbert continues. He was told by retired Honolulu police detectives that in the state bureaucracy, “anything could be purchased, including Social Security numbers.” These were real numbers, likely available because the original card holder was dead. The sellers trafficked in SSNs that did not originate in Hawaii. That way, if the person using the phony SSN were ever caught, the crime would be traced back to the issuing state, not the Hawaii office.
Gilbert’s theory is that the SSN problem is related to the question of Obama’s birth certificate, which is required to get a SSN. Lacking a valid birth certificate, Obama was forced to buy an SSN so he could get his first job at the Baskin Robbins in 1977. In this theory, Obama was sold an SSN that was Connecticut-based so it couldn’t be traced back to the Hawaii office.
The easiest way to test this theory and establish the truth is to ask the people who know. WND’s veteran White House correspondent Les Kinsolving tried to do just this at a press briefing a few years back. Predictably, Obama spokesman Robert Gibbs laughed Kinsolving off and switched the subject to the birth certificate.
In a televised address two years ago, Obama famously said, “The only people who don’t want to disclose the truth are people with something to hide.” So could someone in the media please ask him about that “042”? We can be sure they would be asking questions if Mitt Romney had a Hawaii-based SSN, and they would not be satisfying themselves with “clerical error.”
It is an interesting idea.
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