19 April 2011


I don’t know if the President was born within the United States or its territories or not. I also don’t care. Has anyone suggested that his mother was not a US citizen at the time of his birth? Every year countless US citizens are born abroad, the children of US citizens who happen to be outside the United States. My eldest son is one such child, born in the Republic of the Philippines while I was stationed there in the Marine Corps. Is he constitutionally eligible to be President. Under the principle of jus sanguinis, there is no doubt! Likewise Barack Obama.

So, instead of wasting a lot of time on an hysterically irrelevant argument over the geography of the President’s birth, go after him for his policies. Lord knows, there is plenty of ammunition for that fight.

But the birthers have had their 15 minutes of fame. It is time for them to go home.

1 comment:

Reformed Catholic said...

Totally agree ... then you have the idiots in the Arizona legislature trying to enact a law governing what a presidential candidate must have on a birth certificate ... totally in violation of the US Constitution !!