John Hawkins

Since it is a constitutional requirement that the President be born in the United States, it's understandable that some people have been concerned about where Barack Obama was born. Furthermore, when you consider the fact that Barack Obama is a shameless liar, that he grew up in another country, and that there has been a lot of conflicting information out there, it's easy to see why so many people have become concerned about where he was born.

All that being said: Barack Obama was born in Hawaii. Granted, not everyone on the Right agrees with this assessment, but nevertheless, it's so.

Of course, if Barack Obama was born in Hawaii as he says, you might have some very basic questions. For example, why hasn't he bent over backwards to dispel the notion that he may have been born elsewhere? Well, why would he at this point? He has a significant number of conservatives wasting enormous amounts of time on a side issue that can never bear any fruit and, as an added bonus, it makes them look somewhat unhinged to many Americans. When your political enemies are making fools of themselves, why stop them?

The other question that comes to mind is why are there prominent conservatives claiming Barack Obama wasn't born in Hawaii? Here's what you have to understand: conspiracies are traffic magnets. Other than sex, conspiracies are one of the best draws you're ever going to run across. While some of the people still pushing this theory just don't know any better, there are undoubtedly more than a few unscrupulous people on the Right who are beating the drum about Obama's birth certificate solely to draw traffic.

Remember the North American Union? According to much of the same crew that's pushing this birth certificate bugaboo, George Bush was going to merge America, Canada, and Mexico together. They wrote books and articles, sent out newsletters, you name it -- until George Bush left office. Then, the NAU was down the memory hole and they latched onto this issue. If people stopped buying into this, next it would be black helicopters or FEMA camps for conservatives or whatever other silliness draws traffic for these hucksters.

Now, let's talk about why this whole obsession with Obama's birth certificate is a waste of time.


John Hawkins

John Hawkins runs Right Wing News and Linkiest. He's also the co-owner of the The Looking Spoon. You can see more from John Hawkins on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, G+, You Tube, and at PJ Media.