World Net Daily ran a story a few days ago asking whether or not the military is purging Birthers from its ranks. Here is an excerpt:
As WND reported, Marine Sgt. Gary Stein is under investigation and facing possible discharge over a Facebook page he created for military members to speak out called Armed Forces Tea Party, in which he, too, questioned Barack Obama’s eligibility to be president under the U.S. Constitution.
Since its inception in 2010, the page has been critical of Obama and his policies. Stein said he had been warned about by superiors to be careful with what he said, but after he posted a comment about the president’s birth certificate possibly being a forgery, the Marine Corps suddenly became more interested in his postings.
According to Maj. Mike Armistead the public affairs officer at MCRD San Diego, on March 8 the Marine Corps began a preliminary inquiry after receiving allegations that Stein had “posted political statements about the president of the United States on his Facebook web page titled ‘Armed Forces Tea Party.’” No mention was made about Stein’s post on a Facebook group.
While Armistead would not say which comments the Corps had a problem with, on March 4 – five days before the investigation began – Stein posted a link to a YouTube video about the investigation by Maricopa County Sheriff County Joe Arpaio with a statement, “Just in case you forgot … I’m sticking to my guns and saying that president, so-called President Obama’s brith [sic] certificate is a fake.”
Here is the link to the rest of the story:
Well, after having seen the film, Dr. Strangelove, Or: How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love The Bomb (1964), I certainly hope the military is purging the Birthers!!! Is there any difference between General Jack. D Ripper carrying on about P.O.E. purity of essence, and the Birthers carrying on about P.O.E. proof of eligibility???
Do we really want someone having their finger on the nuclerar button who can not understand that these five sentences from Minor v . Happersett left the issue open about the children of foreigners:
At common-law, with the nomenclature of which the framers of the Constitution were familiar, it was never doubted that all children born in a country of parents who were its citizens became themselves, upon their birth, citizens also. These were natives, or natural-born citizens, as distinguished from aliens or foreigners. Some authorities go further and include as citizens children born within the jurisdiction without reference to the citizenship of their parents. As to this class there have been doubts, but never as to the first. For the purposes of this case it is not necessary to solve these doubts.
The Birthers are delusively convinced that not necessary to solve these doubts means solved these doubts. Imagine the Birther nuclear submarine captain, with these instructions:
If you temporarily lose satellite communication with Submarine Command, it might mean we are at nuclear war with the ChiComs. But there are doubts. For the purposes of this scenario, it is not necessary to solve these doubts. Simply switch to alternative communication channels in accordance with. . .
who then delusively believes that there are no doubts, and issues the command to NUKE THE CHICOMS!!!
Frankly, having stupid, delusional, paranoid, conspiracy theorist-type people around big things that go KERBOOM is never a good idea. Mental hospitals routinely keep such people away from sharp objects, baseball bats, and heavy machinery. Even a strongly pro-2nd Amendment population thinks there is nothing wrong with keeping maniacs away from guns.
Sooo, even if the military is purging the Birthers from service, is that a bad thing???
Note 1. The Image. This is from the 1964 film, Dr. Strangelove. Here is a good review of that part: