We write in response to Howard Moye’s letter in the July 31 Reflector, in which he thumps the tub for the birther movement. Barack Obama’s eligibility to serve as president has been subject to unprecedented scrutiny, and has been resolved conclusively in the president’s favor.
In his letter, Moye tries to make out former New York Gov. David Paterson as a fellow birther. Paterson, however, has clearly stated his position on Obama: “He was born in Hawaii ... the American people have accepted the documents put out by the White House.” Moye also cited Maricopa County, Ariz., Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s contention that the president’s birth certificate is a computer-generated forgery. Joshua A. Wisch, special assistant to Hawaii’s attorney general replied, “Regarding the latest allegations from a sheriff in Arizona, they are untrue, misinformed and misconstrue Hawaii law.”
Moye criticizes former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney’s campaign for avoiding the birthers. But maybe both of Obama’s challengers, U.S. Sen. John McCain and Romney, know something that the birthers don’t; namely, Obama’s Hawaii birth certificate is genuine.
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