Alfred N., the inventor of TNT, woke early one morning, picked up a French newspaper, and was startled to find his own obituary printed within its pages. An incorrect source had reported his death, and the writer of the obit called Alfred “a merchant of death.”
The unfortunate realization that he would go down in history with such a negative stain on his name inspired Alfred to do something better. He used the huge profits from his invention to establish a prize for those who worked for peace, and today we call it the “Nobel Prize.” All this was done to gild Nobel’s name with positive memories and associations.
The recent award, however, has just tarnished poor Alfred’s name, perhaps forever. Even Time Magazine admits that the Nobel’s committee awarding Barack Obama with the Nobel Peace Prize was “prospective” and “premature.” (Oct. 9, 2009).
Peace Prize, indeed. Forgive my snarky attitude, but as the sages always say–Wishin’ don’t make it so. I have a strong feeling that this president will do more to destroy our country than any president in recent history.
Recently a friend told me about an email exchange he’d had with some colleagues who didn’t see why anyone was concerned about Obama’s original birth certificate (which has not been released to the public). So what if he was born in a foreign country? they asked. What difference does it make?
Ah–it makes a HUGE difference. If he was born in another country, then he purposely lied and covered up evidence in order to advance his political ambitions–and he took other people with him as they joined the “smother-up.” If he was born in another country, and lied about his citizenship on his college applications (which have also been withheld from the public), then he has evidenced a total disregard for our laws, our Constitution, our procedures and the rules to which we hold every other candidate accountable. If he was born in another country, he has shown incredible disdain for the American people . . . and tricked millions into following a liar. Character counts. This issue matters. And still, one has to ask: why hasn’t he come clean? Because he doesn’t think he has to.
Unlike thousands of American patriots who gave their lives, their fortunes, their sacred honor to establish and defend this country, Obama won’t even reveal his birth certificate.
That disappoints me most of all. Mr. President, PLEASE show your original long form birth certificate (the one with the footprint on it!), so we can all get back to our work. If you were born in the U.S., great–we who want to see the birth certificate will apologize and leave the matter alone. But if you were born elsewhere, it won’t be the birth certificate that disqualifies you from the office of the president–it will be your arrogance, your lies, your total disregard for our national constitution.
Please–all this can go away with the truthful admission of one tiny piece of paper. The ball’s in your court . . . until a judge decides to take it into his.
Update: the emperor has no clothes, and people all over the world are beginning to realize it. A friend who has been following this in Sweden and Norway (where the Nobel prize originates) sent me these links with comments (and translations) from folks in those countries:
http://www.aftenposten.no/nyheter/iriks/article3311543.ece (“Dette er en skandale. Dette er en «krig-og-fred-og-sånt»-pris. Det er en fortsettelse av dette kjendiseriet som begynte med Al Gore-prisen.” = “This is a scandal. This is a ‘war-and-peace-and-so-on’ prize. It’s a continuation of the celebrity series that started with Al Gore.”)
http://www.aftenposten.no/nettprat/article3309443.ece (“Jagland uttalte tidligere at prisen burde gå til en kandidat det var bred enighet om. Obama er ikke en slik kandidat. Det er vel og bra å gi mennesker forhåpninger om fred, men håpet kan fort bli borte hvis handling uteblir.” = “Jagland said earlier that the prize should be given to a candidate who had broad unanimity of support. Obama is not such a candidate. It’s well and good to give people hope for peace, but hope can quickly vanish without actions.”) BTW, “Jagland” is Thorbjorn Jagland, former prime minister of Norway and currently head of the Nobel Peace Prize Committee)
http://www.aftenposten.no/video/article3311870.ece (This is a video interview with the political editor at Aftenposten and he speaks with a dialect, so my translation is a little rougher. But the text snippet “en uhyre dristig tildeling” means “an exceedingly bold/brazen award.”)