Shawn Clements loves showing off the Dunham house, a 19th century farmhouse that he purchased in 2004 with the idea of preserving it so that he could live here. When a neighbor told him to research the home's ownership he got big surprise. He found a copy of a land grant that shows the property was settled by Jacob Dunham in 1840. Jacob Dunham was Barack Obama's great-great-great-great grandfather. He is one of 11 Obama ancestors buried in the Kempton Cemetery.Let's not forget this is on Obama's mother's side of the family. Remember, that would be the mother he hated so much that he wouldn't take the time to visit her in her hospital room when she was dying from cervical cancer. "I ceased to advertise my mother's race at the age of 12 or 13, when I began to suspect that by doing so I was ingratiating myself to whites," Obama wrote in his autobiography, "Dreams From My Father". "I found a solace in nursing a pervasive sense of grievance and animosity against my mother's race," he continued. I guess it's easy enough for Obama to visit the former homes of his dead white relatives when it is politically expedient to do so.
And when word of the research got back to Barack Obama, he came to a potluck dinner at the Dunham home just days before the 2008 May primary election. Clements later got tickets to the Obama Inauguration and to an inaugural ball.
"This stopped being my house a while back," said Clements.
This home has absolutely no significant historical value to Hoosiers or Americans despite Clements' feeble attempt to draw attention to it. Nobody remotely close to Obama lived in that home during his lifetime. We learn nothing about Obama from this home. At least with the James Whitcomb Riley home in my neighborhood of Lockerbie they can claim he occasionally slept in the home owned by a family friend, although Riley never actually owned the home or lived there for any extended period.
Rather than looking for history in some distant relative who lived long before him, some of us would simply settle on learning where Obama was born. His family can't seem to agree on which hospital in Honolulu his mother gave birth to him. If Barry would simply release his original birth certificate, we could put that to rest and we could mount the plaque recognizing his birth place in its appropriate place. You can bet that will continue to remain a mystery just like his school records. How many millions of dollars will Barry spend on attorneys' fees before it's all over to prevent anyone from discovering anything about his life story other than the lies terrorist Bill Ayers wrote for him in his so-called autobiography, "Dreams From My Father." Get that? Dreams from a father who walked out on his life when he was two and never came back.
UPDATE: It looks like the federal government is making Billy Carter's gas station down in Plains, Georgia a historic landmark that will be maintained by federal taxpayers. The cost is expected to be $17 million over the next five years. Unbelievable.