This interesting email interview with Tim Adams was provided by one of the visitors here.
1. How do you know Obama has no long form birth certificate if nobody in your organization (elections) has access to vital records? Who makes that claim, you? While no one has direct access to birth records, we have the replies given us by the Hawaii Dept of Health which stated they have no certificate, which contradicts directly the answer Governor Lingle gave in her story about having the HHD go look to verify the record exists. Strange story, ” I sent someone and they say it’s there and of course we can’t show it.” Sounds believable huh?
2. You seem to be conflicted over whether Obama was born inside or outside Hawaii. Which is it? I’m not conflicted at all about my statements on Pres. Obama. Perhaps you confuse the idea of born in Kenya and not born in Hawaii. Pres. Obama possesses a COLB, which in 1961 wasn’t given to children born at hospital. Hence either he was born at home, which he has himself stated otherwise, or he was born outside the state. Once again, could have verified his claim at any time in the last three years, but no certificate.
3. Why did you wait so long?
I’ve said the same thing for the last three years, no one in the media paid any attention until now.
4. Why did you fist go on a White Supremacist radio show to make your announcement?
I’ll forego your obvious attempt to insult me, if TPC is white supremacist, then why do other ethnic based political groups get a free pass? I happened to be an observer at the CoCC national convention, and was asked by James Edwards to come on his show. My information of course caught their attention, but my conclusions, including the citizenship of Pres. Obama, and his legitimacy to hold office, are not very welcome to them. But, unlike the mainstream media, they at least were fair enough to give me a little airtime. That initial exposure allowed me to get the real conversation out into the national media, despite the “spin” of various media outlets and the wild YouTuber explosion of videos; most of which had nothing to do with what I was saying, but instead showed the depths to which this anti-government sentiment has entrenched itself in the far right.
So why do I go on TPC to make the announcement? Because they were the only media outlet that had ever asked me too. TPC had the additional benefit of allowing me to address the very people I wanted to engage in this dialogue, the anti-Washington, right-wing. Since the initial explosion and interest gave me the ear of a least a couple of million people, most of whom were from the right, I was able to get my answers out where they could hear someone who was on the scene during the election tell them what went on there. That there is no great conspiracy, that the government isn’t scheming to overthrow the country, and that instead of attacking our President, or vilifying the government, they could be working on reasonable answers to our nation’s problems. If you’ve seen my interview on FoxNews, then you’ve heard what I set out to say to the extreme right wing, the question was; “How do I get them to listen, and how do I get access to a media outlet large enough to get heard?”
I wasn’t shocked but I was disappointed by the media on several occasions the past couple of weeks. I knew talking to right wing people would paint me as well, (most likely) and it just about did. But, I am pushing for people to start talking again. We need to get back to talking with each other, even with the people we don’t agree with, even with folks we don’t like. If an entire segment of our population has been marginalized and poached by exploitive forces, can we really allow them to sit off, isolated from the rest of the political process? I have no happy illusions about the results of my attempts to get a national conversation going on citizenship, eligibility for public office, or race and politics, but we have to start somewhere. Perhaps a national referendum on who is allowed to hold high public office, the presuppositions of dual nationality, or family ties where one parent is not a U.S. citizen, versus the more “traditional” view of citizenship and loyalty and jus
t why we should or should not allow someone to run for and hold high public office is exactly the kind of cross the aisle, bi-partisan discussion we should be having right now.
With the national demographic shifting to ever greater diversity, and the reality of international families and families with mixed heritage becoming far more commonplace then in the past; we need to ask if we still want to restrict political participation solely on the nationality of someone’s birth parent. Is someone who has a parent who’s a U.S. citizen and a parent who is not a citizen somehow less loyal to America? Isn’t that what the strict constructionist’ interpretation used by the birthers says? Can we actually say to the child of a resident or immigrant parent, who is born here in America that their loyalty is suspect their entire lives?
I’m hoping for a published definition of Natural Born Citizenship by Congress, one that doesn’t exclude people on the outdated notion that because of “mixed blood” their loyalty is compromised.
Thanks for the questions.
Update! The Oh, for Goodness Sake blog has an almost encyclopedic article on Adams and his colorful history. Check it out.