I confess that I got lazy. In the middle of doing some research, I stumbled on this article, What is a “Natural Born Citizen”? and I read it hurriedly.
I was surprised to see all the references to the important sources in the question. It was rather comprehensive. The opening paragraphs seemed reasonable. So I said “this is cool” and put up an article, “Would P. A. Madison hold up in court?”
I also noticed that the article included the unfounded claim that Barack Obama was adopted in Indonesia and wrote a comment to the editor of the web site hosting the article. I also wondered why, in the middle of all those sources, the author mentioned an insignificant blogger, P. A. Madison. But I was in a hurry.
What I failed to do was to think about what I was reading. This was not a “non-partisan” piece as advertised, but rather a polemic disguised as a balanced report. (A report is not fair and balanced when it puts crank theories on equal footing with established fact.)
The final words of the article should have clued me in: “the sovereignty of our great nation is at risk”, but I let it slide.
I put up lots of information on this blog. Some of it is authoritative, and some of it is just interesting. Sometimes I get lazy and don’t label things correctly.