Written By Steven Bravo

1st let’s look at what exactly is a “Birther”:

A birther is someone who believes Barack Obama citizenship conspiracy theories that reject the legitimacy of U.S. President Barack Obama’s citizenship and his eligibility to be President. Some of these conspiracy theories allege that Obama was born in Kenya, not Hawaii, and that his birth certificate is a forgery. …

The latest birther is none other than Donald Trump himself, he has not “officially” announced that he is going to be running for the Republican nomination, but let’s hope he does I will get back to Trump ‘12 in a moment.

I talk to a lot of people on a daily basis be it in online discussion groups, twitter, face book etc.  And let me tell you that the majority of these people think President Obama was not born in America. It makes you wonder exactly why someone would pay almost 2million bucks to keep their Birth certificate hidden. With some help from Google I found the following to be very interesting:

According to factcheck.org President Obama was born in Honolulu Hawaii 1961. Here is the link http://www.factcheck.org/elections-2008/born_in_the_usa.html

Tim Adams, a former senior elections clerk for Honolulu says otherwise he worked in the election office and said there is not the 1st Hospital who can pull documents that prove Obama was born in Hawaii. Now before you go and dismiss me as a “birther” finish reading this article 1st. Here is the link to the above claim:

http://www.wnd.com/?pageId=165041

I cannot form an opinion on this because the evidence is just not there and that is a scary situation. You’re born here or you’re not, there is no in between. But what really gets me is why is Obama fighting this so hard? Why does he have a whole legal team lined up to keep the records hidden? Why not simply provide the records for everyone to see? But the right guy is damn sure looking into it and that is Donald Trump. He has the money and endless pockets to get to the truth. WE SHALL SEE…..

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Comments
  1. Nice item there Steve and I am happy that you go for the “either way but the situation is a bit disturbing” position.

    Though not being an American I find the situation actually fascinating. I have no doubt that the birther issue exists because of the Internet and nothing more. My argument is simple enough, the fringe element of society usually gets ignorend and because of the freedom to say what you like and its accessibility via the Internet, those who some would argue should not be given a hearing get to push what they like, say what they like and add smoke and shout that there must be a fire down their somewhere.

    It is not the birther subject itself that fascinates me but the ability for the ulgy fringe and other radicals to get more of a hearing than they should and what damage it does to society. We can argue that there is always an ultra-sceptical consipiracy crowd that can be around 5 to 8 per cent of a population. The media if the smell a scandal can add another 5 to 10 per cent to a view if they push it and the same is now with the Internet. That is why it is possible in the US for figures often over 20 per cent can believe their President is born in Kenya and a Muslim when neither is in fact the case. That is why in the Netherlands and Austria far-right extremists with racist and populist agendas can dominate the political scene.

    As I said, I am not American and am a legal council based in Gibralta. I sit and watch what happens and yes I have my own views and take, but my professional background requires for me to see evidence, substantiation and to eleminate emotive rhetoric that often is based on hearsay and worse to condemn those that use that contextual abuse. I was asked to start a blog by my colleagues and so far I posted one item and it remains there dormant, I am still deciding if I have the time or in fact the stamina to not fall under the same dangers. theuglyfringe.wordpress.com is there and if there will be another item is still on the cards.

    All the best Steve, I like your site, comments and format.

    DC Qc.

  2. flight58 says:

    So it seems “birther is derogatory. But if you research Trig, you’ll find a similar conspiracy that’s just as far-fetched: they say Trig is not Palin’s son. Likewise Palin fights hard and there is a shroud of silence, secrecy, and “lack of proof” which seems to suggest a coverup. Only on that end that note she took a 20 hour plane ride while in labor and there are a few pictures of her just weeks before that she doesn’t look at all pregnant.

    • The STR says:

      Flight58 you say

      So it seems “birther is derogatory. But if you research Trig, you’ll find a similar conspiracy that’s just as far-fetched: they say Trig is not Palin’s son. Likewise Palin fights hard and there is a shroud of silence, secrecy, and “lack of proof” which seems to suggest a coverup. Only on that end that note she took a 20 hour plane ride while in labor and there are a few pictures of her just weeks before that she doesn’t look at all pregnant.

      Can you please help me understand what doe Sarah Palin and Trig Plain have to do with claims of Obama not being born where they claim he was born at? This post is about Obama and the birther conspiracy not About Trig really being Sarah Palin’s son.

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