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Greg Hodur, Fargo, Published August 21 2013

Letter: Move beyond political silliness

Recently, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, released his Canadian birth certificate showing he was born to a mother who was a U.S. citizen and a father who was a Cuban national and, thus, qualifies to be president of the United States as a prelude to entering the race for the Republican presidential nomination in 2016.

Guess that settles that.

But why didn’t President Barack Obama do the same and release his Kenyan birth certificate showing he was born to a mother who was a U.S. citizen and a father who was a Kenyan national to answer his birther critics?

Maybe it’s because he was born in Hawaii and produced the birth certificate from that state proving that?

Whatever.

It is my hope Democrats will move on beyond this silly debate and let Republicans eat themselves up over it, and we can focus on issues that affect North Dakotans and Americans every day.