Regarding the ‘birther’ mythos

It seems that society is plagued by conspiracists. Whether it is about 9/11 or the climate or the citizenship of the president, there seem to be groups of folks with adamant strident belief in some things to a degree that defies reason and reality. Erick Erickson takes note of the precedent that children born of US citizens are also US citizens as a perspective on one conspiracy and takes note.

Even were the American public to fall under the belief that Barack Obama was born in a foreign country and 49 years ago his associates fabricated a narrative, a birth record, and placed birth announcements in both the Honolulu Advertiser and the Star Bulletin on August 4, 1961, to ensure that 49 years later he could become President of the United States, it is undisputed that Barack Obama’s mother is and has always been an American citizen. Therefore Barack Obama is and has always been an American citizen.

The leaps of logic and reason to arrive at such a conspiracy are unbefitting the credibility of anyone and not worthy of further discussion.

The post includes some of the messages Erickson received that illustrate just how far off beam some true believers can be. It is not encouraging if you are after reason and integrity of thought.

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