Skip to comments.Chuck Norris: I agree with Dobbs
Posted on 08/04/2009 10:44:23 PM PDT by STARWISE
Lou Dobbs, and his network, have been receiving a lot of criticism lately for the host's promotion of a debunked conspiracy theory.
But Dobbs has a new ally:
actor and former Mike Huckabee supporter Chuck Norris.
Norris writes: "I agree with CNN's Lou Dobbs, who was chastised by his own media outlet for demanding the release of your original birth certificate."
Dear Mr. President:
First, happy birthday. I do hope today is an enjoyable day for you and your family. Coincidentally, I also will be celebrating this week the birth of someone dear to me, my beloved wife, Gena, whose birthday is Aug. 9.
Speaking of birthdays, I couldn’t help but hear and read all over the news this past week about the fresh attention to your constitutional eligibility and natural-born citizen status. I hardly can believe that individuals are offering bounties one for $100,000 for any personal witness or sufficient evidence to your American birth.
Believe it or not, I’m not writing you to challenge whether or not you were born in America, though I see nothing wrong with the American public’s voicing that constitutionally based grievance with someone in your esteemed position. As one blogger wrote, after all, “We aren’t talking about a 12-year-old qualifying to play Little League here.” Or as Ronald Reagan once said, “Trust but verify.”
I must admit that I find it a bit of a groundless stretch not to believe in the birth announcements in two major Hawaiian newspapers in August 1961, in which Hawaii’s Health Department would have been required to post information it received directly from hospitals: “Mr. and Mrs. Barack H. Obama, 6085 Kalanianaole Hwy., son, Aug. 4.” Nevertheless, that proof doesn’t answer why you refuse to reveal your original birth certificate and end the growing tides of controversy.
I’m writing you because this is no longer a matter merely about proving you meet a presidential prerequisite in the Constitution. Refusing to post your original birth certificate is an unwise political and leadership decision that is enabling the “birther” controversy. The nation you are called to lead is experiencing a growing swell of conspirators who are convinced that you are covering up something. So why not just prove them wrong and shut them up?
I agree with CNN’s Lou Dobbs, who was chastised by his own media outlet for demanding the release of your original birth certificate. Why was that such a bad request? We certainly know why Jon Klein, the president of CNN/U.S., thought it was a bad idea. He previously declared that CNN researchers had determined that your 1961 birth certificate no longer exists.
But Hawaii officials confirmed again last week that they indeed have your original birth certificate on file.
Dr. Chiyome Fukino, director of the Hawaii State Department of Health, repeated her October 2008 statement that she had seen with her own eyes the “original vital records.”
Some claim that even you cannot see or request your own personal birth certificate because Hawaii’s disclosure law (Hawaii Revised Statutes 338-18) states that “it shall be unlawful for any person to permit inspection of, or to disclose information contained in vital statistics records, or to copy or issue a copy of all or part of any such record.”
But the law further states that Hawaii’s Health Department “shall not permit inspection of public health statistics records, or issue a certified copy of any such record or part thereof, unless it is satisfied that the applicant has a direct and tangible interest in the record “ (emphasis added).
Isn’t categorically satisfying constitutional requirements for a president or answering the First Amendment grievances of hundreds of thousands of Americans or ending a national debate or healing a country’s divisions enough “direct and tangible interest”?
Mr. President, as more and more people realize that you are refusing to release your original birth certificate, further questions will fuel the fires of debate or at least hinder the embers from ever being snuffed out. Questions such as, “Does it really contain the Hawaiian physician’s name?” “Does it disclose something other than his birthplace that he wishes others not to see?”
Of course, not every U.S. citizen has access to his original birth certificate, but you do, and yours is the only one under debate. As valuable as copies can be, textual critics know that nothing outweighs an original, especially when only it contains the information under question.
Again, why don’t you simply request, release and give permission to make public your original birth certificate?
Mr. President, you promised the American people that you are “committed to creating an unprecedented level of openness in Government.” In fact, in your July 23 prime-time news conference, you said that your administration has been more transparent than previous administrations: “I think that we have provided much greater transparency than existed prior to our administration coming in.”
So again, I ask: Why not live out that transparency promise by posting your original birth certificate and end the division and debate?
Well, I have a birthday to plan, so I had better get going.
Again, happy birthday, Mr. President.
Yours Truly, Chuck Norris
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Chuck Norris once killed a man with common round-about sense.
Cool to know that Chuck’s wife and I both share the same birthday.
Can we get Chuck Norris to come to Washington, DC on September 12th?
Chuck Norris shall reduce a man with his own common round-about sense.(if required)
Wouldn’t THAT be sweet ...
I’ve heard that if you stare at the American flag long enough, a 3-D picture of Chuck Norris appears.
After listening to Neil Boortz calling all of us .. (Birthers), loons, crazies and nut cases tonight on his radio program .. You think that maybe Chuck would pay Mr Boortz a visit to see if he, (Mr Norris) is included in that list?
From the State Departments own website:
*A certified birth certificate has a registrar’s raised, embossed, impressed or multicolored seal, registrarâs signature, and the date the certificate was filed with the registrar’s office, which must be within 1 year of your birth. Please note, some short (abstract) versions of birth certificates may not be acceptable for passport purposes.
We know that Barrack has at least two Long Form BC’s that were in his possession before the fake passport posted on Fact Check.
Barrack had one for his first passport, as required by the State Department (See above) and for admissions into the several colleges he attended. He would have presented them for loans and identification.
He has another that he found among his mother’s belonging when she passed away in 1995. Mom’s are weird about things like that and I can assure you it is the long form Birth Certificate we are demanding.
Barrack would have been more honest to post those, rather than create a new form that has limited information and cannot be used to ascertain his birth place, parentage or identity.
In the end, however, Barrack has admitted that he was born with dual citizenship or an incomplete citizenship. He “may” be a Citizen of the US but, under Section 2 of the Constitution Barrack must be a “Natural Born Citizen”.
He fails to qualify for Natural Born status and that status is clarified in the 14th amendment Section 1. “All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and SUBJECT TO THE JURISDICTION THEREOF, are citizens of the United States and of the state wherein they reside. No state shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any state deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.
Barrack was born to father who was a citizen of another country, who was SUBJECT TO THE JURISDICTION of Kenya. Barrack Sr. could not confer Natural Born status to him making Barrack’s citizenship incomplete and therefore NOT Natural as require by the Constitution.
There are other issues but there in Barracks own words are the disqualifiers.
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Great list, including my favorite push-up one. Good job!
p.s. did i just just tell Mr. Norris he was wrong?
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Maybe he's one of the muzzled radio hosts that CFP article was talking about or maybe he's simply an idiot. Hard to tell sometimes.
I remember about a week or so ago tingly leg Hardball Chris showed it and told everybody to basically shut up.
Why Obama has to ram through all the deadly legislation in just a few weeks:
Why are these off limits?
1. Certified copy of original birth certificate
2. Columbia University transcripts
3. Columbia thesis paper
4. Campaign donor analysis requested by 7 major watchdog groups
5. Harvard University transcripts
6. Illinois State Senate records
7. Illinois State Senate schedule
8. Law practice client list and billing records/summary
9. Locations and names of all half-siblings and step-mothers
10. Medical records (only the one page summary released so far)
11. Occidental College Transcripts
12. Parent’s marriage Certificate
13. Record of baptism
14. Selective Service registration records
15. Schedules for trips outside of the United States before 2007
16. Scholarly articles
17. Access to his grandmother (Obama’s grandmother has since passed away from cancer)
18. List of all campaign workers that are lobbyists
19. Punahou grade school records
I wholeheartedly agree. Now let’s nail him!
“FREE THE LONG FORM!”
I think the demonrats' reaction to a proposed bill to require all Presidential candidates for the 2012 election and beyond to prove their NB citizenship as required by the Constitution is curious.
By fighting against what would seem to be such a minor and common sense bill designed to satisfy a Constitutional requirement, are they tacitly admitting that obama wouldn't be able to meet that requirement should he seek re-election? Why else would they oppose it?
“By fighting against what would seem to be such a minor and common sense bill designed to satisfy a Constitutional requirement, are they tacitly admitting that obama wouldn’t be able to meet that requirement should he seek re-election? Why else would they oppose it? “
No other reason. Good point!
FREE the vital records, Hawaii!
Good point, but I still would like for him to know that there is more to it than just that.