Craige McMillan is a longtime commentator for WND.
The release yesterday of Mr. Obama’s long-form birth certificate is a welcome development for America. I think, however, that a few cautions are in order before we put the “birther” issue to bed.
First, I believe this shows that Donald Trump was correct in his strategic assessment that Obama had planned to use the birth certificate issue as a distraction during the 2012 election campaign. Trump’s efforts have denied him that ability.
Second, Trump has shown that even an issue that socialist big-media have delivered last rites over can be dug up and resurrected from the old ink-drum burial ground and brought to the forefront of public opinion by a prominent individual. This is a real slap in the face to the GOP establishment in our nation’s capital. It shows that the tea party must continue to bring challengers forward during the primaries to remove the fossilized deadwood in the GOP.
Third, I think that, given the level of deceit shown by Mr. Obama to date, the physical birth certificate needs to be inspected by a panel of forensic document experts who visit it in its Hawaiian archive home. I would suggest that this be done on a live television broadcast, without edits. I say this only because Mr. Obama has had two years to use some of the best document forgers in the world (if our intelligence agencies still hold that distinction) to produce a long-form birth certificate. Yet he will still have found it difficult to alter the physical record that exists in Hawaii’s archives.
I’m sorry to be so skeptical of the man, but remember, he reneged on even the small budget cuts he’d agreed to with House negotiators, as soon as the legislation was passed. His administration really has been one lie after another and one constitutional usurpation after another, followed by taxpayer-supported vacations to recover from all the stress.
Finally, the long-form birth certificate does nothing to quell the natural-born-citizen issue, which our Founding Fathers found important enough to write into the Constitution. If the reports of the senior Obama’s British citizenship are true, Obama would not be natural-born – and would be unable to legally hold the office of president. That will be a more esoteric, but none the less important, argument. Most of the population, however, does not likely care.
The fact of the matter is – both political parties in Washington, D.C., would be delighted to run the original copy of the U.S. Constitution, the Bill of Rights and the Declaration of Independence through a shredder, and then stand together in a “bipartisan moment” and deny that the documents ever existed. That way they could get on with the business at hand, which is stealing from the middle class and sending the money off to their various political benefactors (the newest tea-party electees being the sole exception).
Now onto the college records, Mr. Trump. And the lawyer records from the state of Illinois. By the time of the next election, America should have a much better picture of its affirmative-action president.