Thank God for Birthers: But It’s Not His Birth Certificate that I Want to See

I want to express my gratitude to the Hilary Clinton supporters who started the birther movement.  Although both of my parents are natural born Americans, I was born outside of the 50 States.  As a result of a misunderstanding in my childhood, I grew up believing that I could become anything I wanted to be . . . except President of the United States.  But thanks to the birthers, I discovered that you don’t have to be born within the boundaries of the United States to qualify as a natural born American.  It is difficult to express the emotions that I felt when, after growing up believing that the one thing I could never do in life was become President of the United States, I suddenly realized that it was possible.  So thank you, Barack Obama, for opening up a new world of possibilities for me.

Speaking of President Obama, in spite of Donald Trump bringing this issue back to the forefront, I have to say that it isn’t his birth certificate I want to see.  What I would like to look at are his college transcripts from Occidental College, Columbia University and Harvard.  During the 2008 presidential campaign, a number of people commented on Obama’s refusal to make his transcripts public.  Most of the comments on this lack of transparency focused on the possibility that he may have been an average or mediocre student.  It was speculated that his secrecy was in order to avoid embarrassment over poor grades.

However, I would like to suggest that it may not be the grades on his transcripts that Barack Obama is trying to hide, but the courses he took and the professors who served as his mentors.  I think America has a right to know how many courses he took on socialism, progressivism, Marxism, Saul Alinsky’s rules for radicals, Cloward and Piven, and social justice.  We have a right to know what radical left-wing professors have influenced his thinking.  If we had that information, I think it would go a long way to helping us understand his aversion to America’s traditional allies, such as the United Kingdom and Israel, as well as his affinity for political despots like Hugo Chavez and Mamoud Ahmadinejad.  Well, maybe we don’t need to see the transcripts to understand Obama’s admiration for someone who has made himself President for life and someone who has been able to get away with election fraud on the level we saw in Iran.

Since President Obama refuses to release his college transcripts, we are left to guess at the reasons for his reticence.  Surely someone can locate course catalogs for Occidental College for the 1979/1980 and 1980/1981 school years, Columbia College, New York for 1981/1982 and 1982/1983, and Harvard Law School for 1988/1989, 1989/1990, and 1990/1991.  From these course catalogs, we could put together a list of all the progressive/socialist/Marxist courses that Obama might have taken as well as a list of all the radial leftist professors who may have influenced his thinking.  Is anyone out there up to the challenge?  Please send me your results, along with verification (a digitized copy of the course catalogs would do nicely).

Your humble servant,

Yushud Choosewisely, ordinary American

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