President Obama said the nation’s leaders won’t be able to solve big problems if they’re distracted by what he calls “sideshows and carnival barkers”. He says that’s why he released his detailed Hawaii birth certificate last week. I suspect the 2012 election cycle might have something to do with the release as well. This is the kind of “boil” that should be “lanced” early in a political campaign.
The certificate says Obama was born to an American mother … from Wichita … and a Kenyan father in Hawaii, which makes him eligible to hold the office of president.
This has not been the most important national or political issue on my plate the past two years, so the release did not convince or confuse me at all.
I realize that for some people, this is not the end of the story because that is impossible. There are some Americans simply obsessed with the idea that we have an “illegitimate” president. For them, no proof will be good enough.
Our thought for today is from Bertrand Russell:
“It has been said that man is a rational animal. All my life I have been searching for evidence which could support this.”