By Conservative Generation for Left Coast Rebel
It seems as though Hawaii receives 10-20 emails each week requesting proof of Obama’s citizenship. The constant throng of requests has prompted the state’s legislature to consider legislation that would label “birther” requests as vexatious and may ban requesters from requesting state information for two years.
To start with, I am not, nor have I ever been a birther and for two reasons. First of all, the movement was started by the Clinton campaign. That alone should be sufficient. Second, I have a hard time believing that the two state officials that have attested to the authenticity of Obama’s birth certificate are defrauding the nation. I know that many that will read this don’t share my optimism for reason number two and I don’t have any problem with that.
However, since Hawaii admits that the requests are annoying. So annoying that they are looking at legislation to deal with the issue, banning requests won’t really solve the problem. It merely allows the government to not respond to the requests, but the requests will still come. Since the Hawaii government is actually thinking about writing and voting on legislation that costs the taxpayers money, then the solution that makes sense is to amend the particular law that is barring the state clerk from revealing Obama’s birth certificate. If anyone has a valid reason for not amending the law to release Obama’s birth certificate, please let me know. I’d love to hear it.
It guarantees that the requests will not continue, which means that state won’t have to answer and no one has to be banned from requesting information. Should anyone born in Hawaii want to run for President in the future, it will prohibit almost certain future birther movements. It would also probably lead to more interesting programming on MSNBC, since they would no longer need to obsess and provide GPS locations for everyone that ascribes to the birther movement.
Please Hawaii, listen to my plea and don’t let the birther conspiracy to go on like the Kennedy assassination. It’s not that I don’t love a good conspiracy, I do. It is that I don’t want to ever see a Kevin Costner movie again and it is up to Hawaii to help prevent any material that could land him a new acting job.