On Wednesday, President Barack Obama released the “long form” birth certificate, the piece of paper that many have long been waiting to see. It has been at the center of “conspiracy” talk that claims that Obama has no legitimant right to be president of the United States.
Many hold to theories like the one of Obama losing his citizenship by being adopted by his stepfather, who was an Indonesian, and then moving to Indonesia. Evidence to prove such things is hard to come by, even when Obama did live in Indonesia with his mother for a few years.
Obama is not pleased! He said, "I know that there is going to be a segment of people for which no matter what we put out, this issue will not be put to rest. But I am speaking for the vast majority of the American people as well as for the press. We do not have time for this kind of silliness. We have better stuff to do. I have got better stuff to do. We have got big problems to solve."
Donald Trump, who has his eye on a Republican presidency, recently began questioning why Obama hadn't put this issue to rest long ago. "He should have done it a long time ago. I am really honored to play such a big role in hopefully, hopefully getting rid of this issue," said Trump.
And perhaps Trump is right. Why has he waited so long to settle this? Was it wise to let it become an issue? All people want is sound answers. Instead the President has forced us to act like a bunch of paranoid conspiritist for three years! There will be those that demand answers.
The polls reveal many Republicans actually doubt that the president is a natural born citizen. And, of course, do we really think this will shut up the “birthers”? Nope. They aren’t going to change their minds any time soon! Already claims that the new document has been doctored.
The founder of the Tea Party Nation asks, “Why did Obama spend millions of dollars to keep this document secret?” And another comment on the site alleges that “someone will investigate this BC and prove it to be a fraud, like what they have tried to pass off in the past”.
But hey, if siblings can’t get along around the dinner table, can we expect any better around a national table?