Friday, August 10, 2012
Resolving the “Natural Born Citizen” Question
by Paul R. Hollrah
Over the past two years I have engaged in an ongoing debate with Senator Tom Coburn (R-OK) over the issue of Barack Obama’s eligibility to serve as president of the United States. Although Senator Coburn is an exceptionally fine senator, one of the top three in the senate, his views on the issue are not unlike those of other members of Congress. They are simply wrong.
In all of our exchanges, Senator Coburn has relied on the same “boilerplate” language, insisting that, “First and foremost, while I disagree with most of President Obama’s policy positions, I believe he is a natural-born citizen and eligible to be President of the United States. My belief is based upon the fact that he was born in Hawaii, as the release of his long-form birth certificate proves, and his mother (was) a U.S. citizen. My staff has not found any evidence that contradicts these facts beyond conspiracy theories. I also believe this issue was solved in the 2008 election, when each of the 50 states placed candidate Obama on its ballot and certified its election results. Individual states are responsible for determining the eligibility of their federal candidates, and all 50 states legitimized candidate Obama’s presidency in this way.”
There are at least three major errors and misconceptions in Senator Coburn’s response. First, he accepts that Obama was born in Hawaii and that the long-form birth certificate released by the White House on April 27, 2011, provides proof of that claim. If the senator would examine the extensive forensic evidence developed by Sheriff Joe Arpaio, of Maricopa County, Arizona, he would know that the document provided by Obama is simply a poorly-constructed forgery.
Sheriff Arpaio has made it clear that anyone who feels that his Cold Case Posse… a team of highly respected and experienced lawyers, detectives, and forensic experts… was mistaken in their conclusions, they are free to submit the posse’s work to examination by a team of experts of their own choosing. To date, none of the doubters have been doubtful enough to accept Sheriff Arpaio’s challenge. Consequently, it is only the credibility of the doubters that is found wanting. Rather than allow themselves to be proven wrong, they simply deny the validity of the posse’s findings without ever attempting to support their opposing position.
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