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Published:January 1st, 2011 10:15 EST

For God's Sake President Obama: Release Your Birth Certificate!

By Robert Paul Reyes

"Even MSNBC`s pro-Obama host Chris Matthews has joined the crowd calling on the president to release his long-form birth certificate to settle the controversy surrounding his birthplace once and for all, saying `if it exists, why not put it out?`


Matthews has been critical of the so-called "birthers" who insist that Obama was not born in the United States and therefore is ineligible to be president. Some say he was actually born in Kenya, his father`s home country.

The majority of Americans discount that conspiracy theory. Hawaii state officials insist he was born on the tropical isles, and a legal ad taken out in a local newspaper announcing Obama`s birth days after he was born supports that claim."

President Barack Obama has been unable to dispel the rumors that he`s a closet Muslim and that he wasn`t born in the United States.

It`s much easier for a president to move his agenda forward if the electorate perceives him as an honest individual worthy of respect. Only 58 percent of Americans believe that Obama was born in the US, the president has a very serious credibility problem with the American public.

The rest of Obama`s term is going to be very difficult if he isn`t able to convince the public that he was born in the United States. But it doesn`t seem like the arrogant Obama cares very much what the voters think, he dismisses the concerns of those who doubt the legitimacy of his presidency.

It is incumbent upon Obama to remove all doubts, once and for all, and release his original birth certificate. That`s something that contrary to Obama apologists, he`s yet to do. The original Obama birth certificate with the name of the hospital and the doctor, his or her signature, the infant`s weight, and the national origin of the parents has NEVER been made public. Obama has only released a short-term copy of a "certificate of live birth."

A certificate of live birth is not a birth certificate! If a cop pulls me over for speeding and he demands to see my drivers license, he`s not going to be satisfied if I give him an affidavit from my lawyer stating that I have a valid driver`s license.

If a security guard fails to provide a copy of his birth certificate to his prospective employer, he won`t be hired, plain and simple. We should demand that the leader of the free world release his birth certificate.

I`m not a "birther" or a conservative Republican; I`m a progressive who attacks Obama from the left. It`s not just a fringe minority that has questions about legitimacy of the Obama presidency, according to a recent poll 44 percent of us have questions about where Obama was born.

The legitimacy of the President of the United States is at stake, and all of us (Republicans, Democrats and Independents) should demand that Obama release his birth certificate.

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