A couple of days ago I came across a well written letter to the editor of the Philadelphia Daily News addressing “birthers.” I’ve been trying to ignore the birthers. Too crazy to waste time on. But of course I do have an opinion, and Rev. Weathers echoes it.
THERE are many who aren’t going to agree with my assessment of the questions about the citizenship of President Obama.
But the questions say to me as an African-American that whatever President Obama does will not be accepted by a certain faction in this country because of his race.
Hawaii became part of the U.S. in 1959. President Obama was born in Hawaii in 1961. The state of Hawaii has confirmed that Barack Obama was born in the state, which answers the question and places a period at the end of the story. Yet we still have some on the extreme right who continue to perpetuate this propaganda because they have never accepted the fact that America has elected its first African-American president.
If the critics of President Obama don’t believe he was born in the state of Hawaii, they have a right to sue Hawaii for falsifying records and committing fraud. Would they go this far? No, because they know they don’t have a case. The birthers’ story illustrates that they will not accept President Obama because of the color of his skin.
Rev. Dr. Wayne M. Weathers, Philadelphia via