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Old 22 June 2009, 06:40 PM
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Icon27 A Memo to the Birthers

The other sticking point for the birthers is their insistence that Obama's birth certificate is faked, or forged. has done research into the matter and proven that the claim is false. Of course I have already mentioned this in another blog and a poster actually stated that scopes rarely gets anything right, though a quick search of their other articles points to the fact that yes they actually do a lot of research before the debunk a conspiracy theory or claim that it is true. This same poster then went on to herald a youtube video of some man presumably dressed as Benjamin Franklin preaching to all of us about being cowards, using a quote that wasn't true.
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Old 22 June 2009, 06:51 PM
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As to the original article, it appears that he needs to learn how to read.

There's a pretty big word in their that takes the steam out of their argument, I've put in all caps to bring it to attention. That little word, OR, is pretty big in this phrase. The first part of the statement clearly says "No person except a natural born citizen, OR a citizen of the United States.
Here in his analysis, he forgets to include the last part...

, at the time of the adoption of this Constitution,
... which was in the paragraph before.

Then the rest of the paragraph...

Just to clear it up a little more later in the section it clarifies what the citizen part means when it states "... and been fourteen Years a resident within the United States."
...makes it worse. the been in the us for 14 years has nothing to do with the citizenship part.
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Old 22 June 2009, 08:32 PM
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Of course I have already mentioned this in another blog and a poster actually stated that scopes rarely gets anything right
Well, there was that monkey trial...
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