This article is in response to an anonymous person claiming to be a veteran and a US citizen, whose comment was published by Armand C. Hale at the RenewAmerica web site. (Readers may want to read the original first.)
I too am an American citizen and the child of natural born American citizens. Like you, I lead an insular early life, never going far outside my home town, remaining largely ignorant of other places, other religions and other cultures. I was taught that black people (and that wasn’t the word I heard) were lazy, stupid and smelled bad. But unlike you, I got over it.
One of the good things I did learn was integrity, and integrity not only involves telling the truth, but doing the diligence necessary to know what the truth is. Sadly you didn’t do that diligence.
You say that you had to show a certified copy of your birth certificate or passport to get a Federal job. Do you really believe that President Obama’s birth certificate wasn’t shown when he got his passport as a child? Do you honestly believe he didn’t have to show proof of identity and residence when he applied for a social-security card? President Obama even put a copy of his certified birth certificate on the Internet, the first presidential candidate in history to do so, yet you seem offended because you imagine that President Obama got special treatment. But that’s only in your imagination, and I call such a thing “prejudice.”
In your article you list, or suggest a number of patently false things about President Obama. You demand that Obama be the first president in history to “present to the American public, irrefutable proof of [his] citizenship.”
Only someone who is closing his eyes to the evidence would have any doubts, and only someone deeply prejudiced would demand a higher level of proof from President Obama than from his
43 white predecessors.
I would say that I honor you for your military service, but I haven’t seen any irrefutable proof that you ever served.