Originally posted by Benevolent Heretic
His father writing "Indonesia" on a form does not prove his citizenship!
Uh huh...no more than getting wet, outside, under dark clouds and thunder proves it is raining.
NOTE: The balance of this post does not specifically respond or relate to BH.
And on the topic of "does it matter if Obama is a legal US citizen"...YES it matters. Sure, it may matter to "rednecks" (as some people call
them), it may matter to "the stupid" (as some here will say)...but it obviously matters to some, legal US citizens. Sure, they likely didn't vote
for Obama...but so what? The premise of allowing the government to lie, or a government figure to lie to the American citizens without repercussion
is insane. I've seen comments on ATS on the lines of "who cares if he is a legal citizen". Our laws care, as do many of us.
I didn't vote for Obama and personally...I don't like his manner or view of the "changes" we need. But it is our right to question our leaders,
to complain about our leaders, etc. ANYONE suggesting we shouldn't do so is setting themselves, and the entire country up for a dictatorship at some
point down the line...or worse. Everything matters with the people we hire to represent and govern us. And in my opinion...any challenge should be
heard and respected.
Obama could be anything from a legal US citizen that has won the Presidency...to a long-term Muslim plan to infiltrate the US government and destroy
the economy, and our nation as a whole, from inside. I'm not suggesting that either of those is true...just that there are questions, and so long as
they come from US citizens, they deserve respect and an open mind to hear them out.
During the 9/11 attacks, if one individual had information and ran into an airport yelling "we are being attacked by radical Muslims"...they would
have been carted off in cuffs. Only after the planes were used as weapons would he have been vindicated. AFTER! I for one will at least listen,
with an open mind to anyone's claims. I'll then make my own judgments...but after that, when someone else is listening, I WILL NOT try to stop them
from listening. They may hear or discover something I didn't. And...isn't that the heart of ATS itself?
So what am I suggesting? Something on the lines of "I disagree with your position and opinion, however, maybe someone else here can find some truth,
or interest in them. I will not try to simply trash you and your opinion simply because they differ from mine.". That would be sooo much better
than "redneck", "crack-pot" and "why are you people listening to this idiot". Unless, of course, YOU are one of those trying to hide or
suppress something? After all...isn't the first line of the war to suppress name calling and character bashing?