The Governor of Hawaii seeks to end the “Birther” movement
|December 27, 2010||Posted by Adam T under Debunking, Political News, Political News - U.S.|
But for those that aren’t completely sold on the conspiracy, Hawaii Governor Neil Abercrombie seeks to end the controversy once and for all. He wants to find as much information as he possibly can and present it to the public, IF he can do so legally. This may even include presenting the original long form birth certificate to the public.
Pressed on whether he might unilaterally release a copy of Obama’s actual birth certificate, Abercrombie made clear that he is waiting for his cabinet officials to give him a report on what he can legally do before proceeding.
“Obviously, I’m going to do what is legally possible,” the governor said.
I sure hope they have the foresight to blank out his social security number, at least!
Still, some people, including David Vitter, Republican Senator from Louisiana, believe Barack Obama was born in Kenya. With such a few strong voices with a loud megaphone behind the movement, it’s no wonder that almost 27 percent of the American public believe the same thing.
Interestingly, the birth certificate that was presented as proof of Obama’s Kenyan origin is actually an edited Australian birth certificate. And despite stories like that and the ones above, despite all the evidence to the contrary, the belief persists for more than a quarter of the country. So the real question is, can the new governor of Hawaii actually do anything to really stop this conspiracy theory?
UPDATE: Another article on this subject has an interesting little tidbit about Orly Taitz, the birther queen:
Earlier this month an army doctor, Lieutenant Colonel Terrence Lakin, was sentenced to six months in prison and thrown out of the military after he failed to turn up for a tour of duty in Afghanistan, arguing that because of Obama’s foreign birth his orders as commander-in-chief were illegal.
[Orly] Taitz said that she was now trying to turn the Lakin story into a musical, and is appealing for Andrew Lloyd Webber to contact her.
A musical? Really? Does this prove once and for all that the birther movement is really all about money? I’m just asking!
Still a further aspect of this is also interesting:
Taitz said she would only be satisfied if she and a private detective she works with were granted access to all the original paper work and allowed to carry out tests.
If she does get her way, I just wonder what the results of her “independent” study will be. Could it be that she has a vested interest in making money off of this whole thing? I’m just asking!