by: Les Carpenter
Rational Nation USA
Birthplace of Independent Conservatism
We can be sure of one thing. "The Donald", and others who have little of substance to offer will not let the birther issue die. Irrespective of what some so called conservatives, and or Libertarians may think or say, the issue of Barrack Hussein Obama's birthplace has been addressed and verified by the state of Hawaii. More than once.
Conspiracy theories make for great reading and drama. Sometimes they create excitement and concern, and the concerns raised by the conspiracy theory are investigated and found to be valid. Such as the Watergate affair. When this occurs action is taken to correct the situation and laws are enacted to prevent future abuses. And this is as it should be.
However, the birther issue at this point is nothing more than a conspiracy theory without substance. It is a distraction that keeps energy focused on a false claim in order to create an emotionalism rather than focusing on the real issues of substance facing our nation.
And that is the intent of the birthers. And it does a great disservice to the cause of conservatism and Libertarianism.
VIDEO of "The Donald's" remarks.
You have heard "The Donald" in is own words. Following are excepts from an ex Hawaiian official with respect to Barrack Hussein Obama's birth certificate.
The Hawaiian state health official who personally reviewed Barack Obama's original birth certificate has affirmed again that the document is "real" and denounced "conspiracy theorists" in the so-called "birther" movement for continuing to spread bogus claims about the issue.
"It’s kind of ludicrous at this point," Dr. Chiyome Fukino, the former director of Hawaii's Department of Health, said in a rare telephone interview with NBC. ....
As the top Hawaiian official in charge of state health records in 2008, when the issue of Obama's birth first arose, Fukino said she thought she had put the matter to rest. Contacted by NBC, Fukino expanded on previous public statements and made two key points when asked about Trump's recent comments.
The first is that the original so-called "long form" birth certificate — described by Hawaiian officials as a "record of live birth" — absolutely exists, located in a bound volume in a file cabinet on the first floor of the state Department of Health. Fukimo said she has personally inspected it — twice. The first time was in late October 2008, during the closing days of the presidential campaign, when the communications director for the state's then Republican governor, Linda Lingle (who appointed Fukino) asked if she could make a public statement in response to claims then circulating on the Internet that Obama was actually born in Kenya.
Before she would do so, Fukino said, she wanted to inspect the files — and did so, taking with her the state official in charge of vital records. She found the original birth record, properly numbered, half typed and half handwritten, and signed by the doctor who delivered Obama, located in the files. She then put out a public statement asserting to the document's validity. She later put out another public statement in July 2009 — after reviewing the original birth record a second time. [MORE]
There you have it. Trump in his own words, and remarks from Dr. Chiyome Fukino, the former director of Hawaii's Department of Health.
There are many legitimate reasons to oust President Obama from the White House in 2012. The cause of conservatism and Libertarians alike are best served by focusing on the economic abd budget realities we face today, the need for drastic spending cutbacks for the Military Industrial Complex, reducing foreign aid across the board, rethinking and putting an end to our interventionist foreign policy, and the list of substantive issue goes on. These are but a few, and among the most important.
Given the certification by the state of Hawaii that indeed BHO is a United States Citizen is it not wise to focus on the real issues at hand. Rather than smoke and mirrors?
Cross posted to Rational Nation USA