Birth Certificate, What’s The Big Deal?


For the longest time there has been talk that the President of the United States is not constitutionally qualified to be President of the United State wholly because he was not born in this country and that his Hawaiian birth certificate is not proper because it is not the “long form.”

Let’s take some time and examine exactly what the constitutional requirements are for being President of the United States.

Let’s now turn to the U.S. Constitution.  Article II, Section 1, Clause 5 reads as follows:    No Person except a natural born Citizen, or a Citizen of the United States, at the time of the Adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the Office of President; neither shall any Person be eligible to that Office who shall not have attained to the Age of thirty five Years, and been fourteen Years a Resident within the United States.

Where in the Constitution does it say that a birth certificate is required?  Do you really think that Abraham Lincoln, Franklin D. Roosevelt or John F. Kennedy had to produce a birth certificate?  I highly doubt it.

It is my contention that this entire “birth certificate” issue is nothing more than racism.  Donald Trump, Mitt Romney and members of the Tea Party movement as well as many Republicans hate President Barack Obama for one reason and one reason alone.  That reason is this:  he is black.  They refuse to look past the color of his skin.

They don’t see a highly intelligent man with compassion and a pure desire to help people.  What they see is a black man who took the Presidency from a white man.

They say that blacks elected President Obama.  While it is true that many black people voted for Barack Obama, many white people did too as well as Asians and Hispanics.  To claim that he is President of only the blacks is a foolish and an unintelligent statement to make.

They also contend that the President was born in Kenya.  Even if he was it wouldn’t matter one little bit.  His mother was an American born in Kansas.  He would be a natural born citizen anyway.

During the 2008 Presidential Election we had two main candidates, Barack Obama, born in Hawaii and John McCain born in Panama.  Excuse me?  What did you say?  Panama?

Yes, John McCain was born in Panama, the son of an American Naval officer, John McCain, Jr.

Now don’t you find it kind of strange that this wasn’t mentioned except as a footnote in the election?  Where were the demonstrators stating that Senator McCain wasn’t a citizen but they were continually hammering then Senator Obama about his citizenship?

The answer is plain and simple to me.  They are racists.  The Republican Party is filled with racists from top to bottom.

There is no provision in the Constitution or in any statue that I am aware of that demands that a candidate has to produce a birth certificate.  Don’t you think that the Democratic Party vetted its presidential candidates before the primary season to see if they are eligible?  Of course they did.  There is no way that the Party power brokers and money people are going to throw money away by supporting an unqualified candidate, especially considering how expensive modern elections are.

This is my assertion.  If you hate the President, fine.  If you hate his policies, fine.  If you are a racist, that’s okay too; even though many people don’t approve of racism.  Just be adult enough to admit it.

President Barack Obama is qualified to be the President of the United States.  Just because you hate him doesn’t make him unqualified.

Republicans and Tea Party members need to learn their history and they especially need to learn the U.S. Constitution.  They should carry it with them or if that is impractable maybe they should have it tattooed on their bodies!

Americans need to wake up and face the problems that are out there today.  Stop protesting and complaining about trite things that have no bearing on anything.

We need to unite as a people and work together otherwise our great country will decline even more and it may even cease to exist.  To quote President Abraham Lincoln, “a house divided against itself cannot stand.”