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TUESDAY, JUL 31, 2012  |  3 comments
Obama Has Ties to Slavery Not by His Father but His Mother?

President Obama’s biography — son of a black father from Kenya and a white mother from Kansas — has long suggested that unlike most African-Americans, his roots did not include slavery.

The findings are scheduled to be announced on Monday by Ancestry.com, a genealogy company based in Provo, Utah. Its team, while lacking definitive proof, said it had evidence that “strongly suggests” Mr. Obama’s family tree — on his mother’s side — stretches back nearly four centuries to a slave in colonial Virginia named John Punch.

In 1640, Mr. Punch, then an indentured servant, escaped from Virginia and went to Maryland. He was captured there and, along with two white servants who had also escaped, was put on trial. His punishment — servitude for life — was harsher than what the white servants received, and it has led some historians to regard him as the first African to be legally sanctioned as a slave, ...


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Kyle | Connecticut  Find all comments by Kyle
Sure he wasn't named Zelph?
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News Item7/31/12 2:08 PM
Jim Lincoln | Nebraska  Find all comments by Jim Lincoln
Nothing like a Mormon outfit pointing out something that Obama may never have known, and the connection is iffy as this outfit already pointed out.

1 Timothy
3 As I urged you upon my departure for Macedonia, remain on at Ephesus, in order that you may instruct certain men not to teach strange doctrines,
4 nor to pay attention to myths and endless genealogies, which give rise to mere speculation rather than furthering the administration of God which is by faith.
Jeremiah 31
29 "In those days they will not say again, 'The fathers have eaten sour grapes, And the children's teeth are set on edge.'
30 "But everyone will die for his own iniquity; each man who eats the sour grapes, his teeth will be set on edge.---NASB

Obama, like you, me, and everyone else, is responsible for his own behavior.

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News Item7/31/12 9:58 AM
Mike | New York  Find all comments by Mike
From the news item:
"Now a team of genealogists is upending that thinking, saying that Mr. Obama’s mother had, in addition to her European ancestors, at least one African forebear and that the president is most likely descended from one of the first documented African slaves in the United States.

"The findings are scheduled to be announced on Monday by Ancestry.com, a genealogy company based in Provo, Utah. Its team, while lacking definitive proof, said it had evidence that “strongly suggests” Mr. Obama’s family tree — on his mother’s side — stretches back nearly four centuries to a slave in colonial Virginia named John Punch."

The announcement comes just in time, as many African-Americans are having doubts about Mr Obama, and he needs all the help he can get.

We shall see whether the lack of proof is mentioned, or that the ancestor, if he be such, was not bought and sold into slavery, but was sentenced into it, for leaving his indentured servitude.

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