At the risk of causing a catastrophic rip in the time-space continuum — I almost agree with John Hawkins today. Apparently the SCOTUS is set to discuss whether it will hear the case of Donofrio v. Wells, which challenges Barack Obama’s citizenship. I say, hell, let ’em hear the thing. Hawkins writes,
Personally, I hope that they take the case so that they can squash this whole issue once and for all. Barack Obama is an American citizen and if the Supreme Court officially rules that way, then these particular stories will, for the most part, go away.
Where I disagree is that I doubt a SCOTUS ruling will make any difference. Those wingnuts who want to believe Barack Obama is not a natural-born American will continue to believe it and will continue to “discover” fantasy evidence. They will go to their graves believing Barack Obama is not a natural-born citizen, no matter what.
Let’s call it Truther Disease. Or Grassy Knoll syndrome. For some reason, people do fall in love with these conspiracy theories, and no amount of argument or evidence can shake them.