The Sonoran News describes itself as “The Conservative Voice of Arizona,” a rather presumptuous title for a local newspaper, I think. All I can say for certain is that that they are certainly a birther voice in Arizona. A Cave Creek, Arizona, couple, Don and Shari Jo Sorchych, run the site, and apparently there is also a print version on alternate weeks. Some serious questions have been raised about the newspaper, for example:
Now the real question is, where does Don come up with the money to print 36,000 copies of that lousy newspaper and deliver it free of charge every other week when he doesn’t have the cash to pay Freeman for fixing up his driveway?
[That was supposed to be funny. For more on that see.]
The Sonoran News is notable to me for their long-time support for Terry Lakin, the birther military doctor who went to jail for disobeying orders in an attempt to create some sort of crisis that would expose Obama as an ineligible president. Lakin pled guilty, but many birthers still consider him a hero.
Now, the the Sonoran News has published a guest editorial by one Robert Quinn, titled “The man who stole America – Part Three.” The article may qualify the paper as “The Stupid Conservative Voice of Arizona.” Here’s the opening of the editorial:
Barack Obama uses anyone or anything to avoid revealing any document which would supposedly help prove he was eligible to seek the Presidency of America. Why he did this? He knew disclosure would reveal a deception beyond belief. He deliberately fought against producing a valid "Certificate of Live Birth" from Hawaii which should have confirmed he was born there and was a natural-born American citizen. He could have brought a divided Nation together. Instead, he chose lying, falsifying documents (including an ineligible "Certification of Live Birth" which he, a former Constitutional teacher, knew was an ineligible document for a presidential aspirant. The deception had begun!
So in order to avoid revealing his birth certificate, Barack Obama went so far as to release it with minimal prompting back in 2008, long before the election. Of course the “Certification of Live Birth” was the standard form of birth certificate in Hawaii in 2007 when Obama’s certified copy was issued. Quinn makes the nonsense assertion that a certification is not a certificate, and doubles down on this with this remarkable assertion:
Bill O’Reilly of Fox News claimed he saw a copy of Obama’s Hawaiian birth certificate but had to retract that claim when told that what his team viewed was a fraudulent, ineligible copy of a "Certification of Live Birth", not of a "Certificate of Live Birth."
Quinn provides no references for anything, including this odd one:
That is why some Democratic representatives are trying to have a resolution passed which would permanently seal all Obama Presidential records from the Public eye.
He seems to be pretty confused, saying things like:
Georgia’s Federal Deputy Chief, Michael Maliki, subpoenaed Obama to appear in court with a valid birth certificate or suffer contempt of court.
The judge’s correct name is “Malihi,” and he is a state administrative law judge, not a “Federal Deputy Chief.” The judge didn’t issue the subpoena—Orly Taitz put Obama’s name on a blank form provided by the court. The judge didn’t quash the subpoena, but he did not order Obama to appear in court either—he had no jurisdiction to compel anyone from out of state to appear.
Finally, Quinn engages in the usual birther rant: “treason,” “robbing our freedom” and “media silence,” asking, “Is anyone going to stand up against the greatest deception in our Country’s history?” Well Robert Quinn is certainly standing up against the deception by writing a letter to the editor to an obscure newspaper, perhaps the only one in the country that would print it.
Robert Quinn has been added to “Birthers A to Z.”