This is in response to Heinz Lehrach's letter to the editor published on Monday, Feb. 21. In typical liberal Democrat fashion, only some of the facts are present.
Why is Obama's birthplace still an issue? First, he will not release his birth certificate — or his college records — in accordance with the law. Second, he spent more than $2 million fighting it. I was born in San Francisco and I have my birth certificate in the file along with my passport, mother and father's birth certificate, as well as death certificate.
Next you question John McCain's birthplace. His grandfather was in charge of the submarine base in Panama, and his father was in charge of a submarine. He was born to two parents of the United States who were serving their country. When John McCain was in the Hanoi Hilton, his father had risen high in the ranks and was Admiral of the operations. He could have obtained John's release, but John refused to go before others. He was a true hero, loyal and serving to his country.
I don't believe Obama served his country, nor did he produce a valid birth certificate, and both of his parents were not born in the United States. His father was a very radical person, just like his son.