"A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear"
Cicero Marcus Tullius
"No religion is true, but some religion, any religion, is politically necessary. Law and morality are insufficient for the large majority of men. Obedience to the law and to the morals are insufficient for making men happy. […]Law and morality are therefore in need of being supplemented by divine rewards and punishments."
"I respect people that believe he should prove his citizenship," Cain told a conservative Florida political blogger. "He should prove he was born in the United States of America."
I absolutely believe this also. I have to prove who I am when I get a job. I had to provide a birth certificate when I was hired. Why do we not require this of something far more important like president?
Was Obama born here? Absolutely. Should he have to provide a birth certificate? Yes, so should Cain, Romney, Perry, etc.
There is nothing wrong with that position just as there is nothing wrong with a publication picking up your column. I'd want mine picked up by whoever wanted to run it. People write these to get their opinions out there. I'd want as many to read it as possible.
Although did past presidents have to give in there birth certificates? If not, why he had to be single out?
Dishonest article. Completely and totally. Guilt by association doesn't fly. My guess is that the OP posted this as a way to check for hypocrisy from both sides. If you defended Obama over Jeremy Wright or Bill Ayers, are you also defending Cain, now? Or if you attacked Obama, are you also attacking Cain? If you answered "Yes" to either question, that you have passed the hypocrisy checkpoint. If you did not, then you have not.
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"Never fear. Him is here" - Captain Chaos (Dom DeLuise), Cannonball Run
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Until Obama comes up with a real Birth Certificate some will continue to question his birth place.
The last Certificate was shown to be a fake, but the Media ignored it because of all the ridicule from the Liberals.
At this point I don't care I only want to make sure the questions end with his removal from office in the 2012 election along with as many Liberals as possible.
Not sure the comparison you make is valid. Obama and Wright's relationship was (supposedly) different where Obama actually sat in Wrights Church pews and was Obama's spiritual Christian leader - baptised Obamas children. Cain wrote articles for WND, which had a bias towards the birther movement, yet Cain himself didn't write birther articles, and Cain was paid for the articles he wrote. The only thing even remotely the same here is the accusations were "guilt by association", yet the circumstances, context and type of associations are entirely different.
“I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on what’s being proposed here, he’d agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute.” - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.