Today WND reports that Congressman Bill Posey is being jeered at and ridiculed by the leftist media and some of his colleagues in the US Congress. Why? He dared to propose a piece of legislation "that would require future presidential candidates to document their eligibility." Apparently the idea that people in Congress would actually fulfill their oaths of office and seek the information required to assure respect for the US Constitution is now considered insane.
Ridicule is a standard tactic of deceivers trying to discredit anyone who draws attention to their dishonesty. With respect to the eligibility issue, however, it requires very little thought and just a modicum of common sense to see through the ploy. The reason for mobilizing the jeering section is also clear. Admitting that in future it would be appropriate to verify the eligibility of candidates for President strongly implies that it would be appropriate to do so now.
The partisan and media hacks desperately seeking to marginalize the issue of Obama's eligibility (including Vice-President Biden) must deal with one hard fact: Barack Obama has spent hundreds of thousands of dollars paying lawyers to prevent access to his full birth certificate and any other records that might have a bearing on the question of his citizenship status.
Given this fact, let's for a moment ignore the Obama faction's mobocratic tactics, and apply some common sense logic.
Either Obama has a reason for his behavior, or he doesn't.
If he doesn't, the behavior is irrational. Irrational behavior is generally not taken as conclusive evidence of sanity.
If Obama's behavior is rational, then it's logical to conclude that he wishes to keep from public view something contained in his full birth certificate, or other records that may reflect its content. Some fact not otherwise known is being hidden from the public. It may have a bearing on the issue of his Constitutional eligibility to serve as President, or it may not. In either case, he is so concerned about its possible public impact that he would rather damage the perceived authority of the Constitution (a direct violation of his sworn duty as a public official of the United States) than let it be known. It's hard to imagine anything contained in a birth certificate that would be matter for such personal embarrassment as to justify this dereliction of public duty. No sane person, and I think especially no right thinking American, would hold an infant responsible for the sins or views of his parents. But perhaps merely avoiding personal embarrassment is not the reason for his efforts to conceal.
Assuming that Obama knows the contents of his full birth certificate, he would also know whether or not they contradict public statements he has made, or that his campaign made use of, about his background. In that case, the issue is not about the views or sins of his parents, but about his own less than candid behavior. Has he lied to the public about himself? Has he fabricated elements of his background in order to garner sympathy and support? Do these lies have a bearing on the Constitutional issue? Whether they do or not, sustained, conscious and orchestrated deception must have a definite bearing on the public's appraisal of his character, his trustworthiness and therefore his suitability for the nation's highest office of trust. If the election campaign he conducted was based on fictions and lies, was the outcome a valid reflection of the public's will, or a manipulated result achieved by dint of fraud and deceit?
Though it's generally considered bad form to explain a joke, I'll take the risk of offering a reflection on Vice-President Biden's telling joke about the birth certificate issue at the Gridiron dinner last weekend. "You know, I never realized just how much power Dick Cheney had until my first day on the job. I walked into my office, and you know how the outgoing president always leaves the incoming president a note in his desk?" he asked rhetorically. "I opened my drawer and Dick Cheney had left me Barack Obama's birth certificate." Now, on the surface this seems to be a joke about Dick Cheney's ability to get what nobody else has access to. Not far from that surface, however, the joke is not about the power Cheney had, but about the power Biden would have if the full birth certificate were in his possession. It's an aging maxim in this information age that 'information is power.' In this case, the information Obama desperately seeks to conceal represents power over him and therefore over the United States of America. Here's the question: Who has that power? Biden may joke about it. I somehow doubt that Obama is laughing. And neither should we.