We thought we had heard the last of the questions about the authenticity of President Obama’s birth certificate. Now, armed with new information, Maricopa County (Arizona) Sheriff Joe Arpaio is calling upon Congress to look into the matter as a matter of national security. Arpaio is making his appeal based on an official study, led by Michael Zullo, chief investigator with Cold Case Posse, which has concluded that Obama’s birth certificate is actually fraudulent. One major indicator concerns the box on the form for “Race of
Father.” The number “9” appears there, signifying “no information,” yet the box is not empty. The word “African” is printed there. This is also problematic because that term was not used as a racial indicator until the late 1980s, almost three decades after Obama’s birth. Additionally, the birth number on the form is discrepant, according to the investigation.
So…the plot thickens. We can expect the ad hominem attacks on Arpaio to grow more intense. He has been a controversial sheriff, and some complain that his motives in undertaking the investigation were self-serving, specifically to draw attention away with problems with his agency. Others will continue to politicize the investigation, arguing that the whole thing is motivated to undermine Obama’s re-election bid. Of course, all of this might be true, but none of it is relevant if there really is significant evidence that Obama’s birth certificate was forged.