Barack Obama and Donald Trump
Update: Enter Donald Trump
The Birther movement received much scorn from news media outlets and analysts who never saw much to the question of President Obama's lack of transparency on the matter of releasing his long form birth certificate. In 2011 billionaire Donald Trump became a vocal critic of the president and his refusal to release his birth certificate. Trump made a lot of noise and because of his celebrity and wealth was able to put enough pressure on the Obama administration to quiet the noise. President Obama released his birth certificate in April, 2011. While it appears perfectly legitimate there are those who will never be satisfied.
While for most Americans the issue of President Obama's birth has been laid to rest, the greater issue is one of transparency. No presidential candidate should be allowed to run for the highest office in the land without being willing to answer any and all questions about his or her background and citizenship; if there are questions. Not releasing his birth certificate showed a lack of respect for a large number of Americans with a desire for truth. This is unacceptable in a free country.
There has been an outcry all the way back to the campaign about Obama presenting his legal birth certificate. Many people believe he has already shown the world his birth certificate, but that is not the case. The document that was released to the media is a record of live birth but it does not have the complete information that would be present on the actual birth certificate. This might confuse some of you, but as a family historian who has researched birth and death certificates for the past thirty years I have no trouble understanding that to get the real information one must have the document, not the excerpt. I do not understand how it is possible that all his personal records such as information about his education, scholarships, grants, grades, and other personal information such as complete medical records could be withheld.
President Obama has spent a hefty sum of money for legal representation to fight the release of this information. Why? A man who claims to believe in transparency of government should make his background an open book. If he has nothing to hide why all the secrecy? I find it even more disconcerting that many of the American people do not seem bothered by this in the least. Every previous presidential candidate was forced to reveal personal and private information about themselves. It is part of the process and is not a personal reflection on this president.
Many on the left try to cloud the issue by claiming that conservative right wing nut jobs are just trying to “get” Obama. My question to you all is very simple. What are you afraid will be revealed? Are you so in love with your far left progressive philosophy that you are willing to destroy the very foundation on which this country stands? There are rules about the way anyone becomes president. NO ONE should be above this process. Who vetted this president? Who decided it was permissible to put one over on the American people? I am not saying that Obama was not born in Hawaii. I am saying that it is within his power to stop all this confusion right now. Release the documents and everything will go away.
President Barack Obama Birth Certificate Long Form
Appearance of Wrong Doing
Most of you have heard about abstaining from even the APPEARANCE of evil! This is the same thing. President Obama has left himself wide open and presents the appearance of someone who has something to hide.
The answer to the question then is simple. As long as our political leaders are so interested in getting reelected that they are not interested in doing the job for which they were elected. Our political system is in trouble. It is inconceivable that our leaders feel that it is wrong to ask one candidate to show his or her bonafides. All candidates are required to give information about their background, their finances, and much personal information. There should be no exceptions for anyone. It is not humorous or laughable. The only people laughing are the political elite class inside the beltway. Mocking people who only want to know the truth is wrong.
American's Right To Know
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Are the American people entitled to see the birth certificate of any candidate for public office? Is this a foolish question? Is it possible that the average person's opinion no longer matters in this country? Do leaders in Congress have a right to change the course of this nation in spite of public opinion? In 2013 Democratic Majority Leader Harry Reid led the Senate in conjunction with President Obama to implement the Affordable Health Care Act also known as Obamacare. At the time of this writing disastrous consequences are taking place in health care for middle class Americans. The entire fiasco was blamed on the Republicans in congress in spite of the fact that we now see disastrous things happening? Where does all this end? There seem to be no answers to these questions.
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