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Obama, Columbia University, Selective Service, Breaking The War Mentality, 1980, 1983, Did Obama attend Columbia?, Did Obama register with Selective Service?

During the past two years I have read countless articles about Obama, his past and his associations. In conjunction and in many cases in harmony with many others questioning Obama, I have pondered and maintained in the recesses of my memory numerous troubling controversies. Recently, Pastor James Manning  alleged that Obama did not attend Columbia University (college) and that the Saudis paid for his Harvard education. I find that allegation plausible.

It is well documented that Obama has employed many attorneys to avoid presenting his birth certificate, college records and other data such as passports he traveled under. Obama’s compliance with the Selective Service registration has been scrutinized and is still questionable. Jimmy Carter signed into law on July 2, 1980  Proclamation 4771 of the Military Selective Service Act. Under this law, Obama would have to register

“1-103. Persons born in calendar year 1961 shall present themselves for registration on any of the six days beginning Monday, July 28, 1980.”

There are many aspects of an alleged record of Obama’s compliance that are disturbing, not the least of which is the signature.

The article allegedly written by Barack Obama while at Columbia and published in March 10, 1983 is interesting without being linked to other aspects of Obama’s past.

“Breaking The War Mentality”

Here are a few exerpts to ponder:

“Most students at Columbia do not have first hand knowledge of war.” 

“Look, we say, here’s the worst part, let’s work on that.  You’re not going to get rid of the military in the near future, so let’s at least work on this.””

“Also operating out of Earl Hall Center, Students Against Militarism was formed in response to the passage of registration laws in 1980.” 

“At this time, the current major issue is the Solomon Bill, the latest legislation from Congress to obtain compliance to registration.  The law requires that all male students applying for federal financial aid submit proof of registration, or else the government coffers will close.  Yale, Wesleyan, and Swathmore have refused to comply, and plan to offer non-registrants other forms of financial aid.  SAM hopes to press Columbia into following suit, though so far President Sovern and company seem prepared to acquiesce to the bill.”

“Robert believes students tacitly support non-registrants, though the majority did not comply.  “Several students have come up to our tables and said that had they known of the ineffectiveness of prosecution, they would not have registered.””

“Prodding students into participating beyond name signing and attending events is tricky, but SAM members seem undaunted.  “A lot of the problem comes not from people’s ignorance of the facts, but because the news and statistics are lifeless.  That’s why we search for campus issues like the Solomon bill that have direct impact on the student body, and effectively link the campus to broader issues.”” 

http://www.scribd.com/doc/10978031/1983-article-by-Barack-Obama-Breaking-the-War-Mentality-in-Columbia-Universitys-Sundial-magazine

So little from Barack Obama’s past is available. The glimpse into his activities and associations that we do get is cause for great concern.

Do not be surprised to see more of this presented here.