The U.S.’s First Black President Has Been Forced To Prove His Citizenship
President Barack Obama finally had to release the long version of his birth certificate to quiet the “birthers” who claim that the elected President is NOT a U.S. citizen.
Per his directive, the White House released on Wednesday President Barack Obama’s “long form” birth certificate, the document whose absence has long been at the heart of the conspiracy-riddled discussion over Obama’s legitimacy to serve as the nation’s commander in chief.
The President remarked,
“I know that there is going to be a segment of people for which no matter what we put out, this issue will not be put to rest,” Obama said. “But I am speaking for the vast majority of the American people as well as for the press. We do not have time for this kind of silliness. We have better stuff to do. I have got better stuff to do. We have got big problems to solve.”
Watch his response.
I’m just trying to understand why our first BLACK President had to prove that he was a citizen of this country? In over in 235 years the only time it was required, is when a person of a darker complexion took the seat in the Oval Office. What’s really going on here? It seems that this “birther” movement says more about race relations, than the election of Obama. I’m thinking back to the days when blacks had to carry papers to prove that they were free….coincidence much? If even our President must be subjected to these kinds of racist attacks…how far have we REALLY come?