For more than two years now, I have given Barack Obama the benefit of the doubt.

That may be hard to fathom for some because of my admittedly relentless and tireless pursuit of the truth about his origins and his constitutional eligibility for office.

After all, I am the guy who has posted this question on billboards across America: “Where’s the birth certificate?”

But I really have given Obama the benefit of the doubt until now. I have asked the questions and directed the investigative reporting that has changed America’s political landscape on the eligibility question. WND conducted the first national poll on this subject 15 months ago. Back then, we were shocked that 50 percent of Americans knew there was a controversy about his birth certificate and his eligibility – because WND is the only news organization in the country that pursued the story. Today, the latest polls show 58 percent of Americans don’t believe Obama’s story and suspect he is not eligible to serve.

That is a big shift in public opinion in a short period of time.

During that time, despite suggestions to the contrary, I never accused Obama of being born elsewhere. I never concluded he is constitutionally ineligible. I avoided speculation on what we might find if Obama ever did willingly and openly release his records as other presidents and presidential candidates have.

However, when Barack Obama insinuated to Brian Williams of NBC that he had done everything he could to quell America’s curiosity and doubts about his constitutional eligibility for office – turning his own cover-up into an indictment of the people – I say the time for deference is over.

“I can’t spend all of my time with my birth certificate plastered on my forehead,” Obama told Williams in an interview on NBC’s Nightly News.

With this kind of arrogance after the patience the American people have demonstrated over this matter, I’d say it’s time to conclude that he is ineligible for office. He’s had plenty of time to provide the evidence to clear himself of this charge, this suspicion, this indictment in the form of overwhelming public opinion.

He has failed to answer the charge. He has failed to enter a plea. He has failed to show up for a hearing. Therefore, I no longer afford him the presumption of innocence.

It’s time to recognize what we have serving in the White House today – a pretender, a usurper, an arrogant narcissist who believes it’s beneath him to answer the questions of the public and to demonstrate his worthiness for office.

He’s like the suspect who refuses to come to court for adjudication. Sooner or later, the judge throws him in jail, recognizing that the presumption of innocence only goes so far.

Many in Washington, who are complicit in Obama’s eligibility charade, and the establishment news media, who failed to provide the appropriate journalistic diligence and curiosity to hold Obama accountable, are still wishing, hoping and praying this issue and the public interest in it just fades away.

That isn’t going to happen.

And for those who agree with me, it’s time to ratchet up the pressure.

Let’s just agree that Obama’s indifference to calls from the public for transparency and honesty strongly suggests he has something to hide. Since he is a public servant sworn to uphold the Constitution, it is long past time for him to come clean, lay his cards on the table and prove his eligibility. We’ve given him that opportunity, and he has insulted those of us who now represent an overwhelming majority by political standards. Instead, he dishonestly plays the victim role, pretending he has done everything he can reasonably do to settle the matter.

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So, right here and now, I declare the president ineligible by default. Maybe he can prove I’m wrong. Maybe he can’t. But the people cannot be expected to prove a negative.

I feel confident we’ll soon learn the truth.

  • What percentage of the public would have to express doubts about Obama’s eligibility before it became a real story to the news media?
  • What percentage of the public would have to express doubts about Obama’s eligibility before he would condescend to providing the most basic evidence required for evaluation?
  • What percentage of the public would have to express doubts about Obama’s eligibility before controlling legal authorities at the state and federal level take appropriate actions to hold him accountable and to ensure America never faces another problem like this in the future?

Personally, I think we’re very close to reaching the critical mass that will bring this issue to a head.

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