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Scott still doubts Obama's birth certificate

Posted on: May 4, 2011 1:26 am
By C. Trent Rosecrans

Luke ScottThe Orioles' Luke Scott still doesn't believe President Barack Obama was born in the United States.

"[President Obama's] birth certificate has yet to be validated," Scott told Sam Mellinger of the Kansas City Star.

Scott, a proud birther, made headlines at the winter meetings when he told Yahoo!'s David Brown he didn't believe the president was born in Hawaii and that he was "hiding something."

Obama, of course, released the "long form" birth certificate so many had asked to see recently. That wasn't good enough for Scott.

"If they can counterfeit $100 bills, I think it's a million times easier to counterfeit a birth certificate, if you ask me," Scott said. "So, all it is, let's just see if it's real. Anybody can produce a document, so let's check it out."

The Orioles, it should be noted, have done their best to distance themselves from Luke's outspoken political beliefs and have asked him not to talk about them on company time, but have also allowed him to exercise his right to free speech.

In more important matters, Scott was 2 for 5 with a three-run homer in the Orioles' 6-5 loss to the Royals on Tuesday. It was his sixth homer of the season.

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Since: Feb 21, 2008
Posted on: May 4, 2011 1:09 pm

Scott still doubts Obama's birth certificate

bmiller, a baseball player is required to be either a U.S. Citizen or have a valid visa to work in the U.S., and baseball is work.  After all, I am certain that the birthers would not want to let an illegal alien earn millions playing baseball.  So, why should Scott, or his parents, or the hospital that completed the birth certificate application for Scott be taken at face value.  I mean, maybe they all knew that Scott was destined to have professional baseball talent and they made up all his information. 

That is the piece of the birther movement that I love the most.  Two newspapers in Hawaii announced his birth way back when.  Who knew that Obama at birth was destined to be President? 

Oh, and on one other note.  There is a debate amongst Constitutional scholars whether being born to American parents abroad would satisfy the Constitutional requirement.  No one has ever challenged this issue, but the scholars are not so sure you need to be born on U.S. soil. 

Along those lines, we get into grey areas with children born to soldiers serving abroad.  We claim that the bases are "U.S. soil" along with U.S. embassies.  But sometimes, when a pregnancy is "high risk" they are transferred to local hospitals.  Do you think such a child is allowed to run for President - it would be a fascinating question.  Alas, it is still just a hypothetical question, but it is not so simple.

Since: Nov 1, 2009
Posted on: May 4, 2011 1:05 pm

Scott still doubts Obama's birth certificate

Maybe this issue should have been resolved BEFORE he was elected President! He should have been forced to provide proof  the day he said he was going to run for president. And if he didn't then he should have been taken off the ballot. When I  applied for my measly job I had to provide proof of my citizenship or I wouldn't be hired, so shouldn't someone applying for the most important job in the US be held to the same standard?

Since: Dec 14, 2007
Posted on: May 4, 2011 12:48 pm

Scott still doubts Obama's birth certificate

It's amazing how Obama bashing has become a way of life for many people, including Scott it would seem. I really though that the vast majority of the US had better sense than to be pulled in by the ridiculous finger pointing. Anything in the world to abvoid talking about the REAL problems in the US, and the world, I wonder if we can prove that his kids are really his? Maybe his hair hasn't actually turned gray, it was dyed that color. Did you know that Michelle Obama was actually a strip club dancer in Vegas? Give me a break......

I have to agree with most of the people here - what the heck is this doing being reported on in sports? Baseball is NOT a political platform. Get a grip, people. Leave your warped views on politics and politicians OUT of Baseball reporting. The game at least is a refuge from idiocy like this MOST of the time.

Since: Jan 1, 2011
Posted on: May 4, 2011 12:42 pm

Scott still doubts Obama's birth certificate sad!

Since: Dec 13, 2007
Posted on: May 4, 2011 12:38 pm

Scott still doubts Obama's birth certificate

Greatest scam ever pulled on the American People.Thank You George Soros!

Since: Jun 22, 2008
Posted on: May 4, 2011 12:33 pm

Scott still doubts Obama's birth certificate

Honestly, I just feel bad for people this detached from reality.  I wonder if he knows how many people are laughing at him.

Why is this news on CBSSports though?  If this was Pujols or Halladay or somebody I guess maybe but Luke Scott?  Who really cares?

Since: Feb 5, 2010
Posted on: May 4, 2011 12:27 pm

Scott still doubts Obama's birth certificate

I commend Luke Scott for speaking his mind. You know you're in the correct frame of mind when the majority of the left wingers of the country who believe in "free speech" will do anything they can to try to shelve or distort free speech that isn't of their same opinion. It's quite interesting reading some of the comments below...there's such anger in them...and only because Scott doesn't hold the same opinion as they do. I guess agreeing to disagree, without adding pure hatred and anger to the mix, is not an art that many of the people below are capable of.

Since: Jan 22, 2007
Posted on: May 4, 2011 12:25 pm

Scott still doubts Obama's birth certificate

Maybe he knew that if there were people that weren't going to be convinced by the short form birth certificate they wouldn't be convinced by the long form either. It's getting silly that there are STILL some people that just refuse to acknowledge that poor family with an immigrant father in a mixed marriag  didn't have all this political pull to get lies printed in two of Hawaii's major newspapers. It's just to the point of burrying your head in the sand and willfully ignoring reality now. 

Since: Sep 3, 2006
Posted on: May 4, 2011 12:14 pm

Scott still doubts Obama's birth certificate

Why should a pro baseball player have to prove is origin?  A baseball player isn't required to be born in the U.S.  A person running for President of the US is!  Moron...

Since: Sep 3, 2006
Posted on: May 4, 2011 12:12 pm

Scott still doubts Obama's birth certificate

Well, by a retard, yes, I agree...

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