Monday, December 01, 2008


Regarding the ongoing issue of Obama's birth... the simple matter is, we don't know for sure where he was born. (And yes, Snopes can be wrong in cases where there is a question of nuance. They clearly have a Left-wing bent on many issues.)

What Americans should be more concerned about, both on the Left and the Right, is the sudden lack of transparency in government and candidacies. There existed not only questions regarding birth, but also regarding health, that remain unresolved to this day, because candidates from both parties refused to release various academic, medical and financial records.

This appalling lack of sunlight on politics, in what is supposed to be a free and fair democracy, should offend us all -- no matter whom we supported. It is most especially appalling to see those on the Left defending this "secrecy" in government and candidacies.

Private citizens have an expectation of privacy; public officials do not. That is the price they pay, and should pay.

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