It's very good to be back with you once again. I have been begging to post on this highly prestigious and excitingly informative corner of cyber-space; however, I have been repeatedly shunned for much weightier matters as new camaras and oil explorations north of the border. (If I were to be completely honest, Nina asked me late last night to make an appearance, and I told her that I just wasn't feeling it then. It was worse than writer's block, whatever that may be...writer's clip, writer's tackle, writer's push-in-the-back?) However, after a three hour Portuguese class and some southern style sweet tea, I am now "feeling it." Therefore, I will begin by stealing the favorite word of Gardendale's own Danielle Pelkey....
So, I was taking a break from Portuguese earlier and I ran across an article that I believe could potentially turn out to be of epic proportions, that is if the media doesn't bury it because of their own liberal agenda. The article's headline alone hijacked my attention. It reads, "Faked certificate suggests that Obama may not be 'natural born' US citizen." (Click here for the article in its entirety.) According to its author, Reuven Koret, Barack Hussein Obama II - the presumptive Democratic candidate for the highest office in the United States of America may be trying to pawn a fake birth certificate! Yes, you read that correctly. There are now serious doubts about the credibility of the birth certificate that the Obama campaign has been touting as an accurate representation of the Illinois Senator's live birth.
Please understand the gravity of this situation. This is not an adolescent born in Cuba, now living in New York City and playing little league baseball against kids three or fours years his junior. This is not even falsifying a job application or cheating on one's taxes. We are talking about the Presidency of the United States of America. The Land of the free and the home of the brave. It's not about skin color or even religious affiliation. This is about the audacity, not of hope, but rather of arrogance. This clearly creates several gargantuan problems.
Allow me to clarify. According to the article, "if he were registered as being born in Hawaii, Barack Obama -- because only he or another member of his immediate family could by law request a 'Certification of Live Birth' -- must have a certified paper copy, with embossed stamp or seal, or he could request one. But what his campaign has put forward as genuine, according to the senior spokesman in the relevant department of the State of Hawaii, is not in fact a certified copy. It is not valid." Big deal you might say. What I want to know is why he would do such a thing. Can you imagine such activity from our founding fathers? (Pause for a moment and consider his opponent. Whether you like his policies or not, can you imagine such activity from John McCain?) It seems to me that Barack Obama is nothing more than a slick salesman of "change." He is conducting this affair as nothing more than a "shyster" and an aloof one at that.
Consider another quote from the article - "Until now, it has been thought that there might be some embarrassing information on the real certificate: was the candidate's name something other than Barack Hussein Obama II, as it is claimed? Was no father listed because of the uncertainty over Obama's paternity? Was his father's race listed as Arab, or Muslim, rather than African? These revelations might be embarrassing, and further undermine his credibility, but he could disavow and downplay their significance. Would revealing such embarrassment outweigh the far greater risks involved in perpetuating a palpable forgery, or passing off an uncertified official document as being certified?"
As bad as those possibilities seem for Mr. Obama, there could be something even worse, which brings us back to the title of the article - the crux of the matter. Was Barack Obama even actually born in Hawaii? If not, he is not even eligible to run for president. Again, this is not a matter of race or political preference, but instead a simple matter of honesty and integrity - something that most of our modern politicians greatly lack.