There is an interesting debate going on at http://washingtonindependent.com/52474/mccain-campaign-investigated-dismissed-obama-citizenship-rumors Please check it out and join in. Here is one comment:
"Hey You Low Life...[Rebel Flag Waving -Stuck, In Robert E.Lee's Era] Reality is Hard for Sacred & Desperate Race Mongers like You. If You are a [Christian] you are the Christian Wearing a White Sheet and Burning Crosses from Town to Town.."
Another comment that is very subtle and very disturbing is the following from "Omaar:" "Christian My A!! [Bigot] on Parade, [Bigot] on Display. President Barack H. Obama is Your Commander In Chief. Live with it or Move to [Canada-W-E.Europe]"
There is a very subtle message here that needs to be understood. The message is that the only place left for the "white" race outside the U.S.A., assuming that you accept usurper Obama and stay here, is Canada or Western or Eastern Europe. What is the commentator saying? We have to ask ourselves who are the real racists? Who are the real bigots?
On the contrary, the "Birthers" have not asked much of American society. They have simply asked where is the credible proof that Obama was born in Hawaii. They asked that Congress, which fully investigated McCain's Article II "natural born Citizen" status, do the same for Obama. Congress refused. They have asked and continue to ask that our courts, the guardians of our Constitution and Constitutional Republic, decide whether Obama is an Article II "natural born Citizen." I fail to see where the racism is in these questions. Of course, some of those who oppose the Birthers do not want our society to answer these two questions, for they are afraid of the answer they might get from one honestly answering those questions.
There are many examples from history that show the devastating effects race war has on society. Those who believe in liberty for all people, regardless of race, must stand up and fight those who use racism as a means to win the Obama eligibility issue. Do not let the race mongers take the high ground and cause you to turn a blind eye to the question of whether Obama is an Article II "natural born Citizen." Do not let Obama get a free pass in the name of you having to avoid the specter of racism. Do not let these race haters cause you to fear being called a racist should you stand up and demand that the Constitution be respected. Indeed, using race to win the Obama eligibility issue is racism itself.
Race simply has no place in the Obama eligibility issue. The eligibility question is a constitutional one and nothing more. Those who want to bring race into the issue simply want to win without a legitimate and fair battle. That is not right and should not be tolerated in our Constitutional Republic that was founded and built on the rule of law and due process.
Many who supported Obama's run for the Presidency said that Obama would be a unifying force for American race relations. Frankly, from everything that I have seen so far, I think quite the opposite has occurred in our country.
Mario Apuzzo, Esq.