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January 06, 2011

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m

"Perhaps if Mr. Obama had been vetted even a third as much as Governor Sarah Palin he wouldn't have nearly half the people in this country thinking he is unqualified for the office he currently holds. I'm thinking she can prove her status as a natural born citizen.

Posted by: Alan Srout | January 06, 2011 at 02:30 PM "

You're probably thinking that because she has a strong accent and is white. Obviously if a person is anything but white they to justify everything, work harder and be better.

Avon

Folks here sure do operate on all different facts!

I personally don't believe that nobody has felt motivated to vet Obama yet. Nor that Rep. Goodlatte (who decided "We're going to read the document as amended") would have included moot text such as the prohibition of income taxes or the election of Senators by state legislatures. Nor that the parties (whether Federalist, Democratic or Republican) stand for the same things now that they did 150 or 200+ years ago.

Why even argue about any of these points if nobody is going to accept anyone else's facts?

I've gotta say, here in New York I share a bit of the same frustration as Hawaii officials do about birth certificates. The original certificate filled in and signed by the doctors is a confidential health record that even the person who was born can never get a duplicate of; the State just issues certifications with its raised seal that the original data is on file and is correct. I have to try to convince my clients and even my family that it's true, when they want a duplicate of their original document. It's not easy, no matter how much you explain the law. I think anyone who hopes to try to explain it to a birther, let alone to convince them, ought to just give up and save their breath.

Larry Morris

Do any of you Constitutional scholars remember that leader of the Federalist party was a "loose constructionist" who convinced President Washington, that though not mentioned a National Bank was needed. And that it was another Federalist, John Marshall, the father of the Supreme Court, who helped to solidify the power of the central government.

TheStilettoBlog

Rep. John Lewis may be a leader of the civil rights movement, but neither he nor other Democrats had anything to do with the 13th Amendment. Democrats should have risen to their feet en masse and applauded Republicans. http://tinyurl.com/y8qm5kg

Andrew

Not reading the original text is simply historical revisionism. I take it that some hapless Representative read the long-spent words allocating Congressional seats until the first census, or prohibiting the income tax, or requiring Senators to be elected by State legislators? So why not other obsolete text even if it is embarrassing to the modern ear?

Alan Srout

Perhaps if Mr. Obama had been vetted even a third as much as Governor Sarah Palin he wouldn't have nearly half the people in this country thinking he is unqualified for the office he currently holds. I'm thinking she can prove her status as a natural born citizen.

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