Americans are so enamored of equality that they would rather be equal in slavery than unequal in freedom.
Alexis de Tocqueville
My guess is that the White House has done this more to reduce the risk that the mainstream public could be deceived by the birthers' conspiracy theory peddled loudly, repeatedly, and visibly by Donald Trump in recent weeks than to convince the birthers' themselves. Those who embrace conspiracy theories typically reject or ignore evidence that rebuts their conspiracy theories i.e., JFK assassination, the USS Liberty incident, the U.S. moon landings, 9/11, etc. Conspiracy theorists have a belief that somehow there is missing information that would, if revealed, confirm their largely or wholly unsubstantiated claims. They also believe that powerful authorities (usually but not always governments) are suppressing that information. Hence, no matter the size of the body of evidence or the number/rigor of investigations, the conspiracy theories persist.
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Anyone wondering what I'm talking about start here:
The Psychology of Persuasion
Three threads on this? wow...
Trump is an idiot, Obama conceded to an idiot making himself look like a bitch,
Matthew 10:34Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword.
Did anyone notice that Donald Trump, in the past, has been a Democratic supporter, and not a Republican on many occasions? So here it is....
Donald Trump and Barack Obama conspired to out the birthers as lunatics. LOL.
The ghost of Jack Kevorkian for President's Physician: 2016
Wow, didn't see this coming at all. If he's really done this, I gotta give him real props for putting this to bed (whatever his reasons are).
Before you criticize someone you should walk a mile in their shoes, that way when you do criticize them you'll be a mile away and you'll have their shoes.
The birth certificare Obama released is a fake. However, I am in posession of his true birth certificate and can prove it's authenticity. Any birther interested can send me $2,000,000 and I will release this information.