Jim I understand your comments, and the reasons you made some of them.
To my way of thinking, the birther movement goes far beyond the naturalized birth issue. Of course that is of prime importance in the movement. It is still of vital importance that we address the issue of our presidential candidates being allowed to place a lifetime of personal documents in a lock box when asking to be considered for the Presidency.
We know very little about Obama’s youth. We know entirely too little about his birth. We know very little about his movement to Malaysia, and it’s requirements for schooling and how this period may have impacted his citizenship.
We know next to nothing about his high school years, what grades he got, what people he was involved with, and what his and their activities were. Was there some activity that took place, that we should be aware of?
When it comes to his higher education, what information did he use to get loans? What names has he used in his life? What information do we know about him under those names?
Who paid for his higher education? Who paid for certain trips he took abroad? What was his vision on this thesis?
I could go on, but I think it’s clear there’s much more than meets the eye on this birther thing. The media has tried to place this folks in a loony-bin lock box themselves, instead of realizing they have a point, and siding with them at least in part.
Even if they don’t want new regulations to touch Obama, they should at least acknowledge there are issues that need to be addressed here.
That they don’t acknowledge this speaks volumes.
We should not shy away from loud support for the birther movement. There’s too much at stake now, and it is an issue that is vitally important for our nation now and into the future concerning other candidates, as well as this one.
We still have a man doing anti-American (U.S.) things that may in fact be either an illegal alien, a foreign operative, or both. He’s sure as hell not on our side.
We do know how it may have impacted his citizenship. Not at all. Nothing that happened when he was a minor could have had any affect on his American citizenship.
"The media has tried to place this folks in a loony-bin lock box themselves, instead of realizing they have a point, and siding with them at least in part."
If want them to take questions about his history seriously, you don't further that cause by lumping it in with Birtherism. You've got to seperate out the legitimate questions from the kooky stuff. Not throw it all on one pot.
OK, I'll bite. Just when the heck did Obama go to Malaysia?