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How did Obama's birth certificate ever become an issue?

Why are those perpetrating the farce of demanding Barack Obama's birth certificate not been asked to present any facts or justification for the basis of their relentless inquiry? Why do we allow unfounded charges to dominate the political conversation? No one, to my knowledge, has publicly challenged the reasons behind this specious effort. Given the serious issues facing our country and our duly-elected president, the time and money spent on this matter are a disgrace.

No one can convince me that racism is not at the root and heart of the birther movement. And now, Donald Trump and others want to see President Obama's college transcripts? Have the birthers no shame?

Sister Patricia Smith, Baltimore

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