Sheriff Joe Arpaio has come forward with the news that, for the last six months, his Cold Case Investigative Team has been researching the validity of the long-form birth certificate released by the Obama Administration last year.
My question is not about Arpaio. Depending upon what story you read, he is either a great investigator or a complete idiot. My question is about President Obama. Let’s play “What If?” for a minute. I do this all the time with Josh, so I’m an expert at it…
What if the information that Arpaio has uncovered is absolutely true? What if he has discovered incontrovertible proof that the long-form certificate is a fake, that it’s full of “layers”, and totally fabricated online? What if it comes out that President Obama was born outside the borders of the United States of America, and was never made an American Citizen, as some allege? What if?
Does that mean that he is immediately removed from office? After all, the Constitution says that, “No person except a natural born Citizen, or a Citizen of the United States, at the time of the Adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the Office of President…”
So, based on that passage, if he was not born in this country, he is not eligible to be President. But he is. So what now?
And finally, do you think that this brouhaha should be enough to spur a national law – possibly a Constitutional Amendment – that requires that Presidential Candidates provide proof of their birth? After all, in this age of high-technology, it should be easy enough to provide.