I’m not talking about a famous American Revolutionary pamphlet written by the honorary French citizen Thomas Paine, but about some things I think should be self evident, or evident after a moments’ thought. [A few commenters here had the same idea and have written about it.]
Common sense says that a 18-year-old student who is very pregnant has her baby in the town where she and her parents live, rather than making an arduous multi-day trip to Africa, where her husband’s parents are angry over her marriage and where her husband’s other wife (that he hasn’t told her about) lives. If that student is Stanley Ann Obama, then her son Barack Obama was born in Honolulu.
Common sense says that if citizen parents were required of US Presidents, then someone in the press, someone in the judiciary, some state election official, some member of the electoral college, some member of congress, some constitutional scholar or some political opponent would have said something during the 2008 election of Barack Obama–someone who wrote about his parentage in a best-selling autobiography and posted the information on his campaign web site.
Common sense says that a correspondence school lawyer who never before tried a case of any significance is wrong if told so by multiple federal district and appeals courts.
Common sense says that if it is a crime to forge a birth certificate, then the state whose certificate was forged would prosecute the forger rather than make official statements backing up information on this supposed forgery.
Common sense says that Barack Obama is the rightful president of the United States.