Hats off to Hawaii for saying “enough, already” to that delusional segment of our society known as “birthers.” The state passed a law Wednesday which allows state offices to ignore the endless demands for President Obama’s “real” birth certificate.
Despite the fact the state furnished a copy of Obama’s “Certificate of Live Birth” – not to mention copies of 1961 newspapers which bear the hospital’s announcement of his birth – the so-called birthers continue to insist Obama is not a U.S. citizen.
The conspiracy theories about Obama float from email inbox to email inbox – he’s a Muslim, he’s a Communist, he’s a fsscist – ad nauseam. I get them and either refute them or delete them. And, I’m intrigued that people who don’t take time to keep up with what’s going on around them, will use that time to read such unattributed and undocumented tripe – and pass it along.
I honestly believe the underpinning of all these foolish claims is racism, and that those who buy into them cannot tolerate that an African-American holds the highest office in the land.
It’s not surprising that Hawaii, with its multi-cultural, multi-racial heritage, would be fed up with these attacks on its First Son.
Its state motto, after all, is “Ua Mau ke Ea o ka 'Āina i ka Pono,” Hawaiian for “The life of the land is perpetuated in righteousness.”
In other words, “Birthers, bug off!"