The Obama birth certificate conspiracy theories have been given a shot in the arm by President Barack Obama actually mentioning the birther movement in recent comments. But now it seems the birthers are rallying togehther and are attempting to have their ideas heard.
In a related report by The Inquisitr, Arizona Sherriff Joe Arpaio gave the birther movement a rallying point based upon his investigation. Perhaps because of this stance Sherriff Joe has been the target of additional scrutiny, with some attempting to have Arpaio recalled.
As might be expected, when President Obama’s birth certificate came up this past week he dismissed it with a laugh:
“Folks may learn that without a document like a passport or a birth certificate, they can’t register. Just because you don’t have the money to travel abroad doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be able to vote here at home. And just to be clear, I know where my birth certificate is. But a lot of people don’t. A lot of people don’t. You remember that? That was crazy. That was some crazy stuff. I hadn’t thought about that in a while.”
But some lawsuits over the birth certificate were not a laughing matter. The Alabama Supreme Court was asked to see a 2012 case demanding that each presidential candidate have their birth certificate checked before their name was allowed to appear on a voting ballot. In a 7 to 2 decision, the court decided the secretary of state does not need to check candidate birth certificates.
Justice Moore wrote a dissenting opinion stating why he disagreed:
“Although the removal of a President-elect or a President who has taken the oath of office is within the breast of Congress, the determination of the eligibility of the 2012 presidential candidates before the casting of the electoral votes is a state function. This matter is of great constitutional significance in regard to the highest office in our land. Should he who was elected to the presidency be determined to be ineligible, the remedy of impeachment is available through the United States Congress, and the plaintiffs in this case, McInnish and Goode, can pursue this remedy through their representatives in Congress.”
But those investigating Obama’s birth certificate just won’t give up. For example, the Birther Report discusses how Colorado Representative Cory Gardner has met with a private investigator. They also claim they’ll be making a major announcement soon:
What do you think Obama’s birth certificate and the birther movement?