By Alan Burkhart
I have watched with interest and no small amount of skepticism the goings-on regarding Barack Obama’s citizenship. For those of you who’ve been living under a stone, there are literally millions of people demanding proof of Obama’s legality as President. What they want is simple: They want to see his long form birth certificate. And that is one of a number of records, unfortunately, that Obama refuses to share with the American people.
The supposed “birth certificate” provided by a handful of left-wing blogs wasn’t an actual long-form birth certificate, but rather a “certification of live birth.” This is a short form of the actual document. I find it odd that the certificate number was blacked out. Even if it’s genuine, and many say it isn’t, it is impossible to verify without the number. This along with other inconsistencies in its appearance have led to allegations that the document is a fake.
Also removed from scrutiny are much of Obama’s college records, his health history (only a brief summary was provided) and other personal information. We know less about this president than any other in the last 100 years.
Think back to the 2008 presidential campaign. When John McCain’s eligibility was called into question he quickly provided all necessary information. The issue was quickly laid to rest, because McCain’s parents were US citizens and US military bases abroad (he was born on a base in Panama) are considered US soil. There was no hesitation on McCain’s part.
So why hasn’t Barack Obama done the same?
A number of people, including Alan Keyes and especially Doctor Orly Taitz have doggedly pursued a court hearing to clear the air, but have met fierce resistance. One would think the President would simply provide the necessary proof and lay the matter to rest once and for all. You know, transparency in government and all those other campaign promises.
Instead, both Keyes and Taitz have been demonized by much of the media, and Doctor Taitz has allegedly received death threats. It also doesn’t help when a staunch conservative like Ann Coulter refers to the “birther movement” as a bunch of “cranks.”
While I remain skeptical on this matter, a recent email from a good friend regarding current court actions on the issue prompted me to wonder upon the consequences of Barack Obama being proven an illegitimate president by a court of law and removed from office. I was chilled by my own revelations, and as a result I believe I have a better understanding of the “cover up” if indeed there is one.
Consider the fanatical support Obama receives from the fringe left and minorities, the “thug politics” environment from which he hails and his association with various radical leftists (including former Weather Underground terrorist Bill Ayers). I doubt Obama would willingly resign even if it was proven he's not a natural born citizen. He and his political machine would instead conjure up yet another racist conspiracy and incite those who have been brainwashed to believe the Ku Klux Klan and the Border Patrol are hiding behind every tree on Martin Luther King Blvd.
Imagine the scene if Obama is removed from the White House by law enforcement: In an instant, the issue would cease to be about the truth and instead would be solely a matter of skin color. Thousands, perhaps millions, of angry African-Americans and Hispanics would clog the streets in violent protest. Pennsylvania Avenue would become a war zone (white liberals are sissies - they won't be anywhere in sight). It would be the second American Civil War, and that war would rage all across the nation. The death and damage would be beyond that of any previous conflict on American soil.
And that, in my opinion, is why this whole thing is being swept under the rug by our court system, politicians, and media talking heads on both sides of the political fence. Hurts to think it, but Orly Taitz’s remains could end up under that same rug if she is correct in her suspicions. In this regard, it matters not whether Obama is legally able to occupy the White House. Of those in power, some (the fringe left) simply want to keep him in office for the sake of their political agenda (and yes, I know the left isn’t the only group with an agenda). Others, including at least some conservatives, likely fear the strife that would follow his ouster and feel they're choosing the lesser evil by not insisting upon an investigation. And many of course feel the whole thing is nothing more than paranoid conspiracy theory.
I am understandably curious about his refusal to provide concrete proof of his citizenship, but I will not personally believe Obama is an illegitimate president unless it's proven in a court of law. I fully suspect that there is something amiss with his personal history, and that the real birth certificate may bring it to light. As to just what that something is, I will not speculate.
Time will, hopefully, tell.