Opinions in the Shorts: Vol. 15

On the President’s Birth Certificate
I continue to be amazed that numerous partisans continue to maintain that President Obama was not “naturally born” in this country, thus the Constitution doesn’t support his presidency. Of course many of these people would claim fraud even if they pulled the certificate themselves from the Hawaii files.

I offer these two sources for the sensible seeking closure to this conspiracy theory.

FYI: Hawaii law only releases birth and marriage certificates to the person on the documents or their immediate relatives.

On Partisan Divisions
Is anyone tired of the opposing party giving their response after the president addresses Congress? Come on parties, start showing country-first behavior … yes that also applies to the Democrats the next time you’re out of the White House.

Although the call of socialism by the GOP against the President Obama continues to serve as red meat for the partisans, the language of socialism and idolization of Joe the Plumber serves as an intentionally-delivered divisive wedge. Why? Surely not for the purpose of working toward a constructive solution; therefore it is only aimed at regaining their political foothold. Nothing else and nothing more.

House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-OH) is calling for a spending freeze. How about starting with freezing Congressional salaries until the Federal government operates for two consecutive years without a deficit? Unfortunately, Speaker Pelosi (another problem) squashed that idea.

Senator Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) states, “In just one month, the Democrats have spent more than President Bush spent in seven years on the war in Iraq, the war in Afghanistan and Hurricane Katrina combined.” Here’s the math.

On Earmarks
I’ve taken my shots at John Boehner many times, but he was correct to remind President Obama about his campaign stance on earmarks.

I know earmarks are actually a small percentage of the budget. People simply want efficient spending, which may be wishful thinking. For those wanting more on the Pelosi-Reid-led legislation of earmarks, here’s a source.

On President Bush
I continue to hope that neither Obama administration nor Congress will waste their time, effort, and money toward investigating the Bush administration. There are bigger and more important problems on the plate!

I just finished an article about loyalists working to preserve his legacy. One way or the other, time – and only time – will make that decision.