Post script: Why the ‘birther’ issue won’t go away


   At 3pm this afternoon, Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio and his cold case posse will reveal the results of their investigation into whether or not President Obama was born in the United States.

    Unsatisfied with the evidence at hand – namely, President Obama’s actual birth certificate – this crackerjack team of sleuths is led by a sheriff who has been charged with widespread civil rights violations and a “systematic disregard” for the U.S. Constitution.

    Never mind that – and Arpaio’s failure to investigate over 400 sex crimes in the state – Sheriff Joe has made clear his priorities: a witch hunt disguised as an investigation that would make the Pink Panther cringe.

    The only thing that threatens to dampen the sonic boom of this investigation is Gordon Warren Epperly, an Alaska man who has filed a lawsuit challenging the President’s eligibility because he is an African-American, and not “a natural born citizen.” according to Epperly, Americans of mixed race are granted citizenship through the 14th Amendment, which was not an original part of the Constitution.

    For Epperly, Arapaio and the cold case posse, the truth needs no real investigation: These are men who cannot accept an African-American in the Oval Office – out of fear, ignorance, racism or some combination of the three. If the rest of the country has figured it out, why can’t they?

Post script: Why the 'birther' issue won't go away