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Fri., Aug. 7, 2009, 5:47 a.m.

The question of Obama’s citizenship…

David Horsey,davidhorsey.com,seattlepi.com (The Spokesman-Review)
David Horsey,davidhorsey.com,seattlepi.com (The Spokesman-Review)

Good morning, Netizens...


I am certain few would argue with me when I say our country has a diversity of opinion nearly unequalled anywhere in the World. That is probably because we are a sum of the mixing pot, that undefined melange of races, creeds and colors of people who have decided to join us in our exercise of Democracy, that big-breed animal we take out of its cage every once in awhile and walk it proudly through the neighborhood. Unfortunately Democracy is like any large pet-- you have to be responsible for its care, maintenance and feeding.


For many months now I have been listening to the endless discussions of Barak Obama's birth certificate, his somewhat uncertain lineage and the continuous assertions that he is NOT a certified, dyed-in-the-wool American citizen and thus should not be President of the United States. I've been listening, and to some degree, have posed a few questions of my own about whether the presidency of Barak Obama adheres to the law.


This morning, cartoonist-to-the-world David Horsey has assumed the laurels of that particular discussion, thus relieving me of any further involvement in the argument, and I believe he has it pegged just about right. Sure, we all have the right, if not the obligation to question those things we personally find particularly objectionable or questionable. However, we should always look at the sources, those illy-defined “authorities” who have fueled our questions to begin with.


Authorities, authorities. There are so many authorities these days. Anyone who has Internet access can become an authority with less effort than they normally would reserve for answering nature's call. However, with just a smidgen of perusal, one is left with the dominating question: who are the people who are questioning Obama's birthplace?


That probably should be the question we are asking before we question the legitimacy of Obama's birth certificate. Our version of Democracy voted for this Obamanation of Democracy, didn't we?


Dave




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