Sunday, August 2, 2009
Birthers on Obama- - Hawaii is a foreign country and Jesus could not be president
How many have listened to all the news stories about whether or not Obama should be president due to his being born in the foreign land of Hawaii? It's generally accepted as true among the intellectuals in this country that Hawaii is not a foreign country. Some even remember when it was not a state, but it became the fiftieth state the same year as Alaska before Obama was born.
I take this as a great insult to the state of Hawaii. Aloha to my friends in Hawaii. I know you are one of us, but I am having trouble explaining to the birthers. To even believe Obama was born in Kenya is to believe that Hawaiians are in on a conspiracy to sneak someone in as president or are too stupid to record a birth. I think if either premise is true, all the people of Hawaii are really from Kenya or cannot fill out documents. These birthers believe that you people of Hawaii are either not citizens or are incapable of documenting whether their newborns are even born in their state.
Martin van Buren our eighth president was the first president to be born on official US soil, the first president to be born on undeniable "American soil" because he was born after the revolution when it became legally our country. We allowed seven presidents who were technically born on British soil to be president. If we had done otherwise, we would have to elect a baby as president that was born after July 4, 1776. Some of these disloyal British colonists staged a revolution and overthrew the government. They were called patriots, people who loved their country. But their country was Great Britain. The first seven and ninth presidents were born on what was considered British soil at the time. Alexander Hamilton who once ran for president, and whose picture appears on our currency was not born on American soil. He was born in the British West Indies at Saint Croix. Should we allow these foreigners on our currency? I really don't care.
I see a more serious problem here. It is blatant prejudice and discrimination against people born in other countries. Alexander Hamilton was born in the West Indies but he was nonetheless devoted to our country. Are people less of a patriot of the great United States due to the ground where they were born? Where an individual was born is an accident of birth. We have no control over our birthplace. Not yet born children cannot pick their place of birth nor parents for that matter. To hold birthplace against someone is ludicrous. Should we allow people born elsewhere to even become citizens if they are lesser beings? Obviously, we can deduce that anyone born on anything less than American soil is inferior. Jesus was born in a manger in Bethlehem, folks, did that make him a lesser being? He would not be allowed to be a president of our country but Timothy McVeigh could if we had not killed him for blowing up a courthouse in Oklahoma.? To imply that anyone not born in this land is and cannot be president is to assume that Americans are superior to the rest of the world. I personally would like to believe it since I am one, but we are not. One of the bases of our country is that all people are created equal. Do we really believe it? I hope so.
As for the pictures of all those old guys, not born on technically American soil at the time, I propose we replace these boring old dudes on our currency with some cute foreign guys like Craig Ferguson who has become a citizen. Sean Connery has a commanding presence and I wouldn't mind having him on the green paper in my purse. The new James Bond guy would sure make money more interesting. I would try to hang onto it longer. Talk about saving money, we could frame it.
I sincerely believe Hawaiians are Americans and are as capable as any state of documenting children born in their state of our country. I think the birthers are morons who cannot read a valid government document. Of course Obama is an American citizen and Hawaiian. Does anyone really believe there is a conspiracy to deceive the American people of his birthplace? If it were, does anyone really care? Besides we wanted change. I truly believe he was born in Hawaii and is a citizen. But birthplace is not the single factor that would qualify one to be president. Majority and electoral votes do. Generally, the majority of people and electoral votes believe he is qualified and is a citizen. We, the majority wish you guys would quit wasting money that might provide health care, disability benefits, food, or infrastructure for the economy. This is squandering time, money and energy. Stop it! Let the media report news and quit this weird speculation.
If Sara Palin were to run for president, would anyone question her citizenship? I would. I would like to see actual documentation that Alaska is a state. I have never seen that. Have any of you?Maybe the whole state sneaked in when no one was looking. IQ and a true devotion to the people of our great land should be requirements. You should be smarter than your average moose. We saw what happened when we elected someone who wasn't. The point is, let it rest. He is not going away and we won't stand for it. Quit your whining and concentrate on the real problems, two wars, health care, unemployment, homeless people, and leave the idiot questions out of the discussion.