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As I write this I am thinking, "You know Frog, you're going to be accused of being a birther once again." Understand this though, I am not a birther but have strong feelings and thoughts about my right as a natural born citizen myself to know all there is to know about any person chosen to sit in our Oval Office. Over the course of history that has always happened. What my true position on the continued controversy is one thing, and one thing only. If you aren't qualified to a "T" to be sitting there, you shouldn't be.
I've been following the subject all along and lo and behold here comes Donald Trump. He's known to be upfront, abrasive at times but does know how to say, "You're fired." That seems like an endearing quality that a "Chief Executive" should have and our present one doesn't seem to possess.
Birthers, true ones anyway, don't believe that Obama was born in the United States. The facts surrounding that event remain fuzzy and, in fact, are being obscured by legal maneuvering and must be costing the tax payers a tidy sum on top of all the other tidy sums we are having heaped on our plate. My question is, has been and always will be - WHY? I think many people have that same question in mind, which doesn't make them a birther. It makes them a concerned citizen who wants to know where their President of the United States was born. If it ever ends up that we elected someone who doesn't possess that one important qualification, think of the ramifications, if you haven't.
So along comes The Donald. He is eying a run at the highest office in the land so interviews naturally will follow. In one of those interviews, of all places "The View," the left wing ladies approached the subject with him. Now Trump is no "birther" either but I'm sure he, like many an American, was also wondering why an official birth certificate won't be released by Obama if for no other reason than to put the speculation and controversy to bed once and for all. So he expressed that. Man, you'd have thought he'd taken a shot at the Pope and all hell broke loose. You'd have thought Whoopie had a cow.
So the can of worms was opened and I don't believe that it was The Donald who yielded the can opener. I can't bring myself to watch The View. It would be too painful. The interviews continued on various media outlets where the subject gravitated to his statements on The View.I researched this so if you care to go in depth then Google "Donald Trump birther" and take a look for yourself. A lot of the humma-humma has to do whether The Lame Stream media speculates that his questioning "why" is a publicity stunt.
During the course of events and interviews, he was asked if he ran if he would release an official copy of his birth certificate. That's an easy reply in my mind so this is what the man said, "Of course I'd release it. In two seconds I'd release it. If I decide to run, I'll absolutely release it." I, myself, think that's a reasonable expectation from any presidential candidate which shouldn't be too hard to do. If you want to see mine, I could give it to you within 5 minutes. There is a move on in several states to make it a requirement that a candidate do so in order to have their name placed on the ballot. I, for one, actually applaud that move as it would prevent the sort of debacle we have witnessed as of late regarding anyone's qualifications to be the POTUS.
So the next thing Trump did was to provide Newsmax a copy of a "certification of birth." He evidently did this to illustrate how easy it is to obtain a "certificate of live birth" which is what Obama had put on the internet when the existence of his birth certificate came to be questioned. A "certificate of birth" is NOT a long form birth certificate, not by any means. Keep this in mind though. When Obama provided one as proof of his birth certificate, The Lame Stream Media didn't say a word about it, or question it. Remember? This is where the press being hypocritical rears its ugly head.
Almost immediately, elitists of the left wing media cried foul. You know what the foul was? In Donald's case, it was that a "certificate of birth," which is the same thing as Hawaii's "certificate of live birth," is NOT an official birth certificate. Well, I'll be. Isn't that what people are confused about this whole time? And if you question that then you are labeled a "birther?" Welcome to the "Land Of Birtherhood" Lame Stream Media. As soon as he released that document, it was questioned. I think you get the picture about the hypocrisy that is being exhibited. When the media's "Anointed One" produced the very same type of document they accepted that with a wink and a nod.
Ben Smith, from Politico, immediately reported that an actual birth certificate had to have the signature of the city registrar on it. Brilliant Ben. He went on to write, :"Trump's mother, it should be noted, was born in Scotland, which is not part of the United States. His plane is registered in the Bahamas, also a foreign country. This fact pattern - along with the wave of new questions surrounding what he claims is a birth certificate - raises serious questions about his eligibility to serve as president of United States."Now my question to Ben is, "Where the hell were you during the 2008 presidential campaign? Were you being your usual nonsensical self sitting in the corner drinking your Koolaid? Furthermore, what does an airplane's place of registry have to do with anything?
What Trump was illustrating was how easy it is to obtain and release a document such as that released by Obama. What really happened was that he illustrated the hypocrisy of those who accepted it as proof in one instance but not as proof for The Donald himself. Subsequently, he released the real long form birth certificate, a picture of it is in the upper right hand corner of this Hub, which states that he was born in Queens, New York on June 14th, 1946. It is signed by the Mayor, the acting city registrar and the commissioner of health. What he initially provided allows one to actually apply for a passport, but it never serves to do much beyond that. It never serves as one's actual birth certificate.
I don't think the Donald is a birther myself, nor do I think I am one either. What should be done is for Obama to put the controversy to rest. Questions do center around the "why" he fails to do so and that he has gone to great expense to have all his records sealed, and I mean all of them. This is our President, this is someone who should have expected his entire past to become an open book. Wait a minute though. Maybe that was his expectation...
Have a nice day. And let me add, "Run, Donald, Run." I kinda like the guy myself.