Monday, August 3, 2009
Many people are convinced that Barack Hussein Obama, the current president of the United States was not born in the United States and thus not eligible to be president of the United States. I am not one of those people!
I am confused however why this should even be an issue. I signed up for social security recently and a certified original birth certificate was required for this purpose. Even though I was long in the tooth, Cabell County, West Virginia had no problem sending me a certified original birth certificate in less than a week for this purpose. To play sports as youths it was necessary for me to send off to the counties of their birth a request for a certified original birth certificate for my two children. Hamilton County, Ohio and Collin Country, Texas had no problem sending me these documents for a fee.
What made me think of how simple this process of producing a birth certificate is came to mind after reading Leonard Pitts’ column on the editorial page of the Florida Times-Union today? He went to great lengths to call people who question the origin of Barack Hussein Obama’s birth kooks. He put forth this example of the new way of providing proof of birth in use today. He questioned how far from reality people who ask the simple question as to why the President of the United States cannot produce a birth certificate as the rest of us have to do for so many things in our daily life.
The new process he describes did not prevent me from needing to produce a certified original birth certificate to sign up for Social Security last year at this time. Ooops, that was right in the middle of the presidential campaign so it seems that since I received one from West Virginia so easily, that Barack Hussein Obama could have obtained one as well.
It seems that it would be so easy to put to rest all of the controversy created by the kooks around the country, as Mr. Pitts describes people who question the origin of the president’s birth. I wonder why Obama hasn’t just produced the document, or better still why it was not required prior to filing to run for the office of president of the United States.