In an editorial titled Lakin trial did not resolve original issue, the Greeley Gazette suggests that Terry Lakin had a right to have his questions about President Obama’s eligibility answered.
My response, which appears now with the article said:
Your editorial would suggest that all 309 million Americans have the individual right to drag their President into court to answer every rumor and crank theory that might come into their minds. That is patently absurd.
President Obama released his official birth certificate in 2008 and the Hawaii Department of Health released a statement verifying that he was born in Hawaii. Lakin’s former defense counsel lied when he waived a piece of paper on CNN saying that anyone could get a Hawaiian birth certificate, citing a law that was not passed until 21 years after Obama’s birth was registered (and which does not provide for … a false place of birth on the out of state certificate in any case).
Lakin may have had good intentions, but he was very stupid in choosing to believe conspiracy theorists and cranks over hard facts. His questions were answered by Congress the day they unanimously certified the 2008 election. That is how it works under our Constitution.