Where’s YOUR birth certificate?

Now that’s finally settled, for everyone but those on the lunatic fringe who can’t be persuaded with facts: Barack Hussein Obama was born in Honululu, Hawaii, on Aug. 4, 1961. He’s a Leo.

The White House released Obama’s long-form birth certificate Wednesday morning and the president addressed the issue, saying he was bemused and surprised by how long this false story has persisted and why some people continued to believe he wasn’t an American, despite his release of a short-form certificate, two newspaper reports published days after his birth and eyewitness accounts of Obama as an infant in Hawaii.

Of course, some people hate Obama so much, and wanted to use the “birther” issue against him, that they won’t be persuaded. It makes you wonder if they know where their birth certificate is. How do we know they’re really Americans?

Where’s yours? Should we demand candidiates for school boards, city council seats and county offices produce one? Or should we demand this only from black people with a name that some people find unusual?

To watch Obama discuss why he released it and how irritated he was by serious issues being overwhelmed by “sideshows” like this, click this link: http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory?id=13467987

One thought on “Where’s YOUR birth certificate?

  1. It’s unfortunate that this discussion has degenerated into ridiculing and ad hominem attacks. At issue is whether or not President Obama is actually eligible to be President of the United States as per the requirements of Article II of the Constitution. So, it bears quoting the relevant part:

    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.

    In many discussions on this issue, the difference between a citizen and “natural born citizen” is glossed over. Often it is simplified to say that a natural born citizen is someone born in the US, rather than a naturalized citizen (as in a foreign national who later becomes a US citizen). However, if one looks at what the Founders meant, the natural born citizen requirement also had to do with one’s parentage and their allegiance to any foreign power. They were very mindful that words have meaning. Notice that Article I does not require House members to be “natural born” citizens, but only citizen for 7 years. Senators had to be 9 years a citizen. Only the president was required to be a “natural born” citizen. It would at least be worth pondering whether or not this little fact is merely a coincidence and the Founders just added some superfluous words to a document which was to be looked over with extreme scrutiny for generations, or if there actually is a difference between a citizen and a “natural born” citizen.

    Don’t have to take my word for it of course. A little research can certainly add some light on this subject. But, really, is the person who wrote the initial post so lacking in ability to reason that he must resort to name calling, insinuation of racism, and attacking one’s intelligence in order to persuade readers? I doubt it, but we’ll see.

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