To this day I remain baffled and somewhat dumbstruck by the complacency of the public, the mainstream media, Congress and the U.S. Supreme Court for their willingness to dismiss challenges to President Barack Obama's (aka Barry Soetoro) natural born U.S. citizen status.
Yes, the election is over, and yes, I acknowledge that nothing likely will ever come of this, but it astounds me that we are in month nine of Obama, yet his eligibility to serve as president remains unresolved.
The majority of challenges to Obama's natural-born status revolve around the fact he has refused to release his original, long-form, vaulted birth certificate.
The only document he has made available is a Hawaiian Certification of Live Birth. This abbreviated form does not indicate the hospital where Obama was born, nor does it include the name of the attending physician or midwife. There is no official signature of any kind verifying its accuracy.
The form also has a revision date of November 2001 and is computer generated, which clearly demonstrates that it is not the original document of his birth.
In addition, there is the oft-overlooked deposition from his paternal African grandmother who stated that she was present at his birth in (what is now) Kenya.
Obama has spent upward of $1.4 million in attorney fees ensuring that the original document of his birth never sees the light of day. Why do most of us not find this alarming and why haven't
Perhaps Obama really was born in Hawaii. However, with this lengthy list of documents he refuses to make public, isn't anyone just a little skeptical? Just what information is Obama so desperately concealing? Americans deserve better. Some of that promised transparency please.
Postich is a Ph.D. research scientist and senior manager at a Bay Area biotech company. He is a resident of Concord.