To take from one, because it is thought his own industry and that of his fathers has acquired too much, in order to spare to others, who, or whose fathers, have not exercised equal industry and skill, is to violate arbitrarily the first principle of association, the guarantee to everyone the free exercise of his industry and the fruits acquired by it.
— Thomas Jefferson, Letter to Joseph Milligan (1816)
NBC White House Corespondent Chris Jansing just said that Obama’s from Kenya and that this effects the expectations of his role in Africa. Quite the hilarious Freudian slip on her part and one that was quickly “corrected.”
President Obama finally, after years of refusing to do so and claiming that the American people had “no standing” to require him to prove his constitutional eligibility to be POTUS, released his long sought after Long Form Birth Certificate.
It shows that he was born at 7:42 PM, August 4, 1961 in Kapiolani Maternity & Gynecological Hospital, Honolulu, HI of Barack Hussein Obama and Stanley Ann Dunham.
Simply put, it’s about damn time that Obama did that. It should not have taken the goading of Donald Trump and his potential bid for the presidency in 2012 to get Obama to do this. Obama should have surrendered this form as soon as the question of his eligibility came up, just as Senator John McCain – the Old White Man that ran against him 2008 in case anyone’s forgotten – did when functionally identical questions about his eligibility arose.