From what I understand of the whole “birther” debate is that they are having problems because they have never been shown a true and legal copy of Barack Obama’s birth certificate. The one presented was, to say the least, a little bit suspect. (I could have made it on my ‘puter at home) and wasn’t signed or sealed. In other words it wasn’t a legal copy. That’s what they say anyhow.
From what I’ve seen about it, there have been several reputable sources that have seen the actual birth certificte and verified it is real. If the Birthers have an issue becuase they don’t get to see and touch the original, well tough. I wouldn’t want them anywhere near the original, let alone touching it.
And I doubt even if they were shown it they would believe it. It would still just be a forgery that proves nothing.
And by the way, Snopes has a good article on this with several links to good articles and information.
I don’t see why the President isn’t willing to present such a copy. Have the sec of state of Alaska present it on the evening news. Allow it to be examined. Show the hospital record. End of story.
It has been. Maybe not openly done in public, but it has been shown and examined by reputable sources. People just don’t want to believe.
And it’s Hawaii, not Alaska.
Instead of blowing off every curt case, or scuttling like above, just deal with the issue.
Meh. you have to deal with it somehow. There aren’t many good ways to deal with it. Pick te lesser of evils and do what you have to. There will be conspiracy nuts questioning whatever you do.
I don’t know if it is real or not, but I think that much of the debate over the legality and such of the president is based on the sharp 50/50 division that we seem to currently have in the country at large. The last few elections have shown this divide.
I have no doubt. And I’m sure that he’s a black man enters into it in no small amount.