Thanks to several who pointed out, publicized and uploaded this birther-busting Congressional Research Service memo, Qualifications for Office of President of the United States and Legal Challenges to the Eligibility of a Candidate, from 2009. Click on the article title above for a wide-screen version or on the Full Screen link below.
Birthers, of course, attack, smear, demean and spin everything that goes against them, and you can see this in an article from Mr. Apuzzo’s web site. See how Apuzzo/Kerchner changes the title to What to Tell Your Constituents in Answer to Obama Eligibility Questions. What was written as an informative research memo is being represented as “talking points memo” directive telling members of Congress what to say. The CRS is being called a “nest of traitors” on some birther blogs.
The Congressional Research Service is a part of the Library of Congress, providing professional, objective and non-partisan public policy research to members of Congress and their staffers. The writer is a qualified constitutional attorney who has summarized the historical and legal material, providing copious footnotes, and showing, by contrast, how shoddy the birther argument is.