So, the news has been quite interesting lately. It's been all over the place - from "birthers" to crazy yelling "patriotic Americans" to, even crazier still, people who want to see the President of the United States' penis to prove he was circumcised, and therefore American.
I honestly almost don't even know where to begin. I honestly don't see how anyone can still even be questioning Barack Obama's origins of birth. Maybe they need to be knocked over the head several times with a cement copy of his birth certificate to get it? Obama was born in the United States - just because his father was from another country, doesn't mean that he's ineligible for the Presidency. To support my argument, I must reference a document that we all know and love - The Consititution.
"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; neither shall any person be eligible to that office who shall not have attained to the age of thirty five years, and been fourteen Years a resident within the United States." (Article II, Section I)
How can that be more clear? He obviously is a natural born citizen, which means a person that is born in the United States of America. And where was Barack Obama born?! IN HAWAII - WHICH IS A STATE. Honestly, it really kind of makes me upset that people would actually believe that this man would successfully "doop" the entire United States Government, and his own party into thinking that he wasn't a natural born citizen. What's next? Someone claiming that he hasn't lived in the United States for the past fourteen years (which would also make him ineligible to become a Senator, by the way)?
What further astounds me are these people that are at the town hall meetings. Now, I don't know if any of you have seen the footage, but come on people! Comparing Barack Obama to ADOLF HITLER?! Where do you come off? How is he similar, in any way shape or form - other than that they are both male, human, and hold/held political positions? Seriously, everyone think with you brains. What did you learn about Hitler in high school and college? How are Obama's policies similar, or his beliefs similar to that evil person (and yes, I'm referring to Hitler as an evil person)?
I am shocked about these people coming out to town meetings where the President of our country is going to be speaking, and bringing with them assault rifles, fully loaded. I would like someone to explain to me how this is acceptable. You can't bring those weapons into an airport, why would you bring them to a peaceful gathering of people to hear the President explain his health care plans? Of course, I fully and completely support the Second Amendment and the "right to bear arms", but I honestly do not think that it is appropriate, much less something that will help your argument, for someone to bring a fully loaded assault rifle to a function such as that. Are you expecting Bin Laden to fall from the sky?!
I really could go on and on. Now, please do understand my positions on these issues. I voted for President Obama. I support his ideals and what he spoke of during the campaign. I am, however, a little disappointed by the complexities of this health care bill. Perhaps I need to go somewhere and read it for myself, but I honestly don't understand the reason why it needs to be over a thousand pages long - isn't that a little excessive, Congress?
I also am a little skeptical about how we are going to pay for this stuff. I am worried to death about the economy and jobs, and health care, and the whole she-bang. Please don't think for a second that this all hasn't hit close to home for me, because it has - my dad was laid off and has been unable to find another job in his field. He is struggling, and it kills me to know that I truly cannot afford to help him right now. I want this economy fixed as much as everyone else. I want the healthcare system fixed too, because I don't think its right that Mclovin' (my boyfriend) has to pay for his healthcare because his employer (a small business) can no longer afford to pay for it themselves. I think its despicable that 50 million people in this country are going without healthcare, and that children and the elderly and others are suffering for it.
Those of us who are help to do something really should. I believe that, if enough time is given, Congress and the President will make the right choices. I may not approve of everything that is going on right now, but I do believe that Obama will find a way to at least start making it better. I want him to succeed. And every single one of you who are doubting him and doubting Congress and fighting them at every turn instead of being helpful and offering whatever help, advice or support they need; all of you need to stand up and support him to. You need to want him to succeed, and you need to want Congress to pass the proper legislation to pull us out of this mess. Because, I am telling you ladies and gentlemen - if they do not, we are in for a whole lotta hell that none of you have ever seen before. You think this is bad? If they fail, we WILL be in the new Great Depression. Worse than the one 70+ years ago - worse than anything that has happened yet.
We are at a cross-roads right now. I hope you all can feel it and see it. Something will happen during the next four years that will change history - I can feel it. Hopefully, that something will be positive and what we all are hoping for.