Why I care about Obama eligibility issue
Posted: April 20, 2009 1:00 am Eastern
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First: Barack Obama is hiding something. About that statement, there can be no dispute. Despite dozens of lawsuits, with plaintiffs including a former presidential candidate, a former deputy attorney general, many legislators, active-duty U.S. military and other serious people, Obama simply refuses to release his original, long-form birth certificate. That’s the one that could actually prove he was born in Hawaii. What is posted on Obama’s “Fight the Smears” website as well as FactCheck.org is the abbreviated short-form “certification of live birth” that could have been issued for a child born overseas, and thus does not prove he was born in Hawaii. What is so difficult about this to understand?
As I said, he’s hiding something. I want to know what it is. And I want the world to know what it is.
Where’s the proof Barack Obama was born in the U.S. or that he fulfills the “natural-born citizen” clause in the Constitution? If you still want to see it, join more than 355,000 others and sign up now!
Ask yourself: Why would Obama have a team of high-priced lawyers fighting to stop his Occidental College records from being released? If I were elected president, don’t you think my college records would be made public? Similarly, he has lawyers fighting all the eligibility lawsuits, many of which are simply demanding proof – which Obama could easily provide – of the specifics of his birth time and place, something the U.S. Constitution unequivocally and unapologetically demands of presidential candidates.
The lawsuits started well before Obama won the election. You’d think that after he won the November popular vote, after the Electoral College confirmed him in December, after he was inaugurated in January, the lawsuits would fade away. After all, he won – get over it. But the legal challenges attempting to compel Obama to prove his natural born citizenship are increasing, not decreasing, with each passing month. Perhaps the realization that he’s damaging the country in unimaginable ways is imparting urgency to those who hope he can be removed from office if it’s proven he obtained it by fraud.
All I know is, Obama is hiding something. After all, he has it totally within his power to make all these lawsuits and “birthers” look foolish with a simple, 30-second phone call to the Hawaii Department of Health, saying, “I authorize you to release to the public and press a certified copy of my complete, long-form birth certificate.”
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OK, I’ll adjust my tin foil hat and say it: “I’m a birther”.
There is no possible explanation for Obama’s reluctance; other than he has something to hide.
It must bear on his ability to satisfy Constitutional muster as President.
Anything less, just doesn’t make sense.
Not nice to say, but he has pulled the wool over our eyes.
Will we have to wait for History’s verdict?
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