Barack Hussein Obama II was born in Honolulu, Hawaii at 7:24 pm on August 4th, 1961. I know this, because I have seen his birth certificate. Actually, you can too. So why do so many Americans fall for Birtherism- the belief that Obama was born somewhere else? We have evidence to the contrary, yet a shockingly high number of people believe it.
In a new CNN Poll, only 42% of Americans have no doubts Obama was born in the US. What?!? Did we suddenly make marijuana legal? What are all of these other people smoking? One in ten Americans are absolutely sure Obama was born outside of the United States. One in four have doubts. These are frightening statistics. I hope they frighten you too. We can have honest disagreement about politics and policies, but we don't have to make stuff up.