Conspiracy Theory — President Obama’s Citizenship

For whatever reason, it seems many folks who are into the prepper or survivalist lifestyle are also big into conspiracy theories. Based on discussions I’ve seen on Facebook and other online forums, one of the more popular theories right now concerns President Obama’s citizenship and eligibility for Presidency.

Here’s my take on the whole Obama birth certificate fiasco, for whatever it might be worth to you all.

Does it really matter? I don’t mean to sound flippant, I really don’t, but I do think many of the so-called “birthers” are devoting way too much time and energy into something that is a non-issue.

Think about this for a second. Let’s say the birth certificate is indeed faked. Then what? Do you really, TRULY think that if it were somehow proven Obama wasn’t legally eligible to be President, that he’s just gonna give a sheepish smile and step down?

Many people have posted about how the release of the birth certificate is nothing more than a distraction, engineered to take our attention away from various and sundry other events here and abroad.

What if the whole eligibility issue is the real distraction? What if the plan from the beginning was to get folks all riled up about this citizen/non-citizen issue, taking up their attention, time, and energy so they wouldn’t concentrate so much on the bills being passed?

Kinda like parenting, you gotta pick your battles. The birther argument, for all the bluster and effort, will never succeed. Devote the energy to something more worthwhile, like prepping for more realistic threats.

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Jim Cobb

Jim Cobb has been a student of survivalism and emergency preparedness for almost thirty years. As a young child, he drove his parents nuts with stockpiling supplies in the basement every time he heard there was a tornado watch in his area. Of course, being a child, those supplies consisted of his teddy bear, a few blankets and pillows, and random canned goods he grabbed from the kitchen cabinets. Later, he was the first (and likely only) child in his fifth grade class to have bought his very own copy of Life After Doomsday by Bruce Clayton. Today, he is a freelance writer whose work has been published in national magazines such as Boy’s Life and Complete Survivalist Magazine. He is a voracious reader with a keen interest in all stories with post-apocalyptic settings. He maintains the Library at the End of the World blog and is also the Content Director for SurvivalWeekly.com. He currently resides in a fortified bunker in the upper Midwest, accompanied by his lovely wife and their three adolescent Weapons of Mass Destruction. Jim's first book, Prepper's Home Defense, was published late 2012 and his second book, tentatively titled The Prepper's Complete Guide to Disaster Readiness, will be out in mid-2013, both coming from Ulysses Press.

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