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Less than half of Republicans believe that Barack Obama was born in the United States of America, a new public opinion poll finds.
Originally posted by Karlhungis
I still don't understand why "birthers" get so much more credit than "truthers". Both are conspiracy theories against the government. The truthers seem to have more evidence in their favor, yet they get ridiculed in the press. Seems odd (well not really, but it is a double standard never the less).
Originally posted by yellowcard
I say let's take a poll of how many Democrats believe that a foreign citizen can actually be President of the United States...we can make everyone look dumb.
[edit on 31-7-2009 by yellowcard]
Originally posted by mythatsabigprobe
Is that the same half that don't believe in evolution?
Please stop this birth certificate madness. There is no higher proof than having a US State verify your birth certificate. He's proven that's he's a natural born citizen and eligible for the presidency.
Bill would force Obama to reveal birth documents
Hawaii senator: 'Why wouldn't they be available to the public?'
Hawaii state Sen. Will Espero, a Democrat, has confirmed plans to introduce legislation through which the state's lawmakers would force the public disclosure of all President Obama's birth documents held by the Hawaii Department of Health, including President Obama’s long-form original birth certificate.
Espero told WND his bill is aimed at "giving citizens access to birth records" under a standard of government transparency which would permit journalists to request in writing the public disclosure of vital birth records including long-form birth certificates of all persons born in Hawaii. He said it would include the release of birth records on those previously born in Hawaii.
"My decision to file the legislation was primarily a result of the fuss over President Obama's birth records and the lingering questions," Espero said.
"My motivation is strictly to promote transparency," he said. "When I found out that Hawaii birth records were not available to the public my first thought was, 'Why wouldn't they be available to the public?'
"As far as I am concerned, records regarding whether a person was born here or not should be in the public domain," he said.
Asked specifically about Obama's birth records, including the original long-form birth certificate, Espero said, "Whatever birth records regarding President Obama that the Hawaii Department has on file should be made public."
Espero emphasized that his legislation would make provisions to deal with security issues by making sure no information would be released that could aid criminals to commit identity theft.
Once his legislation is drafted, Espero said he would submit it to Hawaii Director of Health Dr. Chiyome Fukino for comment before introducing the legislation to the Hawaii state legislature.