Thursday, February 11, 2010
The Birther Controversy
To date, I've said very little about the so-called "birther" controversy, i.e. whether President Barack Obama is eligible to serve as president due to allegedly not being a "natural born citizen" as required by the Constitution.
Check out this rebuttal column by Floyd and Mary Beth Brown over at WorldNetDaily. They're a bit aggravated with Glenn Beck, Bill O'Reilly and Andrew Breitbart for being so dismissive of the controversy.
Whatever position you take on this issue, it does concern me when the conservative movement eats itself alive, especially when it could be on the cusp of ascendancy again. It also concerns me when so-called conservatives are so easily dismissive of a constitutional requirement. That in and of itself ought to be a wake up call that all is not well in our body politic. The U.S. Constitution is the only thing standing between freedom and tyranny, and anymore, it's all too readily ignored by politicians and pundits of all stripes.