Our readers are aware that this site has a zero tolerance when it comes to the birther issue. We do not discuss it, advocate it, promote it, and we do not allow this issue to be discussed in the comments section. It’s silly and, frankly, beneath this site.
As I’ve noted in a recent post, Governor Palin made it clear that she believes the President was born in Hawaii and does not question his faith. She believes this issue is a distraction. However, if others want to pursue it on their own dime, that’s their priviledge and it’s not the Governor’s place to stop them. It’s a free country. She has stated numerous times that she doesn’t consider the birther conspiracy theory to be a valid issue, and we agree. It’s as distracting as it is annoying, and it’s not qualitatively different than 9/11 trutherism.
In recent weeks, since Donald Trump brought the issue to the forefront and Governor Palin was asked about it, we gave the issue some leeway. But now it’s time to move on. Debating this non-issue reflects poorly on this site and what we stand for. It distracts from the important issues facing the nation.
We are now reinstating our zero tolerance policy on this topic. We ask our readers to refrain from debating it on this site. Birther comments will be summarily deleted, and repeat offenders will be permanently banned without warning.
Let’s not forget what’s really important.
Thank you for your cooperation.
Note: I am aware that this post may invite discussion on the issue, so here is a news item you can talk about.