Some Republican Party leaders, members, and the people they incite, spew shouts that President Obama is not an American. They say he was born in Kenya, not the U.S. so he isn’t an American.
First of all, even if he was born in Kenya, Obama would still be an American born citizen because his mother was American (and American born). That fact ends the discussion.
If children born abroad by an American parent weren’t born American citizens, then none of the children of American military born abroad would be eligible for President, neither would any children born abroad while their parents traveled or worked abroad.
Secondly, the state of Hawaii has a birth certificate for President Obama. It is hard to imagine that people are still saying an entire U.S. state conspired, not to get one of their own elected as President, but to get a random Kenyan into office.
Why is this so important? This issue continues to make many people distraught and has made some do unstable acts. Unfortunately, many Americans haven’t figured out that black people are just as much human and American as they are, so the thought of him as being a plant from Kenya, and now their President, is even worse. Instead, they need proof that they are not worth less than a black man.
Republican politicians need to emphatically put this issue to rest at their many widely publicized events. They need to censure their members who continue to spew “birther” lies. So far, the best I’ve seen was John Boehner reluctantly answer this question when interviewed by Brian Williams last week by saying, “If the Hawaiian government says Obama [was born in the U.S.], that is good enough for me.” Even when pressed by Williams that the Republican Party should reprimand party members for continuing lies of Obama’s citizenship, he avoided the issue even though he is now Speaker of the House. This amounts to approval of effects their lies they have sown.
If these people won’t accept proof from the state of Hawaii, then they must accept that Obama is a U.S. citizen because his mother was an American born citizen. It’s that easy.