Sunday, July 25, 2010

Kansas, District 1, Answers to Birther Question

MR. JILKA: I might try to save my colleagues up here some time if they don't want to answer the question. The comment about whether Barack Obama was born in Hawaii doesn't merit time for a response.

MR. MANN: I'll go, and I would disagree with that. I would say that I think that he should show his birth certificate, put this thing – you know, to really resolve one way or another, and I think that every member of Congress or judge or presidential candidate should be willing to prove their citizenship. It's in the constitution, and the constitution should be adhered to.

MR. COBB: Well, I would agree. I think you need to get the facts out for sure, but there's obviously some degree of speculation. You know, some people say [inaudible] without a birth certificate. As you said, there's speculation that, you know, he was born someplace else. So I think, you know, get the facts out. Once you get the facts, then make the decision on whether you want to impeach or not, but first of all, you've gotta have facts. I just don't think you can go forward without facts, and yes, if we have the facts, then I'd be more than willing to push the appropriate procedures to remove somebody if they were in fact, you know, fraudulently placed in office. That would be my position on that. Thank you.

MR. WASINGER: I'd prefer to take Obama on by talking about the issues like health care and cap and trade and debate what is on the American people's mind right now. I don't think some of these other issues are really relevant to the status right now. He is the President of the United States. We need to focus on winning back in 2010, winning in 2012, so that we can repeal ObamaCare. I think the rest is just a road that gets nowhere.

MS. BOLDRA: Well, my husband would definitely agree with you, and I think you're right. I see no reason why you shouldn't have to prove your citizenship, and I don't see any reason why he is so adamantly opposed to it, except that there is a very elitist attitude in Washington that I am here and you little people really don't have the right to know. That is, though, in the government books, that is one of the jobs of the party in opposition. They are supposed to be the watchdog party, and that is our job to find out and answer those questions. Thank you.

MR. BARNETT: Thank you for the question. I think it was Mr. Mitchell, as far as I remember correctly. Thank you for your question. I think any question is relevant. When I think of his policies, such as cap and trade, the idea of improving or fixing health care by raising taxes and reducing choices and gutting Medicare, I wonder what planet he's from. Thank you.

MR. HUELSKAMP: The biggest question I have is in terms of the constitutionality of a mandated purchase of health care, and one thing that I believe the Republicans have not done a good enough job is, while most if not all have voted no, they didn't raise the real questions, because we didn't have again a $13 trillion deficit, because the Republicans were overly concerned about the constitution, and we've had a number of folks in both parties that were not too concerned about the constitution. So I think ObamaCare, and I think there might be a chance that courts will overrule and say that's a violation of the constitution, and I was active in the state legislature this year to encourage our attorney general to join the lawsuit of many other states to determine the constitutionality of those provisions, and I might note, the attorney general of Kansas declined to even speculate whether or not that was a concern. So I am certain that's an issue that's going to come up in the attorney general's race, as well it should, because we're looking at the biggest mandate in the history, I think, of this country. That's something I think which is an unconstitutional act by Congress and by this President. Thank you.

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