reply to post by Sinnthia
You picked my post apart for answering your question, and then saying it was irrelavent? If it was irrelavent, why did you ask?
I said that this has served to illuminate a glaring hole. You asked what the hole was, and I pointed out the potential problems with our process,
then you said none of that matters, because it is what it is?
#1. He has never satisfied the Constitutionaly requirement, no one has declared him a "natural born citizen." For whatever reason, everyone has
stopped just short of making that statement, and that is why the controversy lives on. In fact some of the do-gooders that tried to help, like
Hawaii's governor, actually added fuel to the fire, because they had to back off their own statements.
#2. I have stated that I do not want to see him impeached, I just want to see it fixed before the 2012 election. Officials are saying the campaigns
will probably top $1 billion in spending each
is ridiculous!! Lets eliminate one of the stupider points before the election really heats up.
#3. Whether or not it is politically correct, Obama is our first "black" president, he has a "Muslim" sounding name, while we are at war with
several Muslim countries, he attended foreign schools, and he was relatively unknown before he became a candidate. Of course he is going to fall
under extra scrutiny compared to most previous presidents. It isn't fair, some of it is based off hatred and bigotry, but it is what it is, and it
is to be expected. You can pretend you are blind to these things, but no one is. If there was a better system in place, then we could avoid some of
these sillier arguments, but as it stands now, Obama is left to defend himself with the information he has, and unfortunately that information is not
adequate at this point.
Obama is not the first president to face this scrutiny. Lincoln's
were often called into question, many people thought he was partially black, and he faced a lot of scrutiny for it.
JFK had to constantly defend
Catholic faith, and declared he was running "as a Democrat, not as a Catholic," and Bush Jr. is still being criticized for the religious undertones
and possible motivations for invading the Middle East. It is not a new phenomenon.