The Issue That WILL NOT Die

Posted July 3rd, 2011 by Iron Mike

Like the grassy knoll, this issue will NOT go away.

The fake birth certificate didn’t help any either . .

2 Responses to “The Issue That WILL NOT Die”

  1. Tom Gilroy

    If this is not proof enough for Articles of Impeachment, what is? This man is a fruad, an impostor and the illegal president of the United States and worst of all the true “Manchurian Candidate”.

  2. Rick Wexler

    I listened with great interest to this piece concerning the legitimacy of Barack Obama to be president. Try as I might to understand, the evidence, if one can call it that, proves nothing any more than if you documented 10 people walking into a convenience store and subsequently suggest that one of them robbed it later that evening. Perhaps there were efforts to redefine “natural born” during this period. So what? There were efforts for a while to let foreign-born people become president to clear a path for Schwarzenegger. To believe that Barack Obama was not born in the United States, one has to suspend belief in a lot of things.

    Let us stipulate that the actions taken between 2003 and 2008 to define “natural born citizen” are as this piece says. We have to then believe that there was a conspiracy of some sort to anoint a black man who was then an unknown state legislator to become president. First, Democrats have a hard time organizing a two-car funeral procession. Are we to believe there could be a conspiracy to make an unknown black man president? Preposterous! Second, the constitution says only “No Person except a natural born Citizen, or a Citizen of the United States, at the time of the Adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the Office of President; neither shall any Person be eligible to that Office who shall not have attained to the Age of thirty five Years, and been fourteen Years a Resident within the United States.” Clearly, there are only two kinds of citizens: those born here, those born elsewhere who come here and are naturalized. Justice Scalia tells us that the constitution is NOT a living document, that it says what it says and means what it means. Attempts to alter the meaning of “natural born” are, I suppose, legitimate but nowhere are there levels or degrees of citizenship for people born here so that one level may vote but is excluded from being president, and another level may vote and also be president. If you’re born here, you’re a citizen and can be president. If you’re born elsewhere to an American citizen (father OR mother), you can be president. Everything else is a smokescreen.

    Perhaps you’re still fighting the birth certificate war. There is no way a reasonable person can construe that what has been shown as the long form birth certificate is anything but that. There hasn’t been a creditable person who has suggested anything else, only a handful of crackpots. Are we to believe that newspaper accounts of a baby born in Honolulu in 1961 to Stanley Ann Obama and Barack H. Obama were faked back then because this conspiracy existed way back then to make the Obama child the savior? That is beyond the realm of possibility.

    You can argue all you want about the wisdom or lack thereof of President Obama’s actions on health care, federal spending, and all the rest. Those are all debates about which reasonable people can disagree and those debates should happen. But to suggest that President Obama isn’t legitimate because of his birth is, in a word, nuts.