Bachmann to Lead Birther-Filled Lineup at Taking America Back Conference
Monday, June 28, 2010 at 2:29 pm
Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) will headline September’s Taking America Back conference, an event that includes notable “birthers” Jerome Corsi, Aaron Klein, Joseph Farah and Alan Keyes. In fact, of the 15 speakers, at least nine have expressed doubt that President Obama was born in the United States.
The event, to be held in Miami from Sept. 16 to 18, offers attendees a choice between “the world of standards and morality, self-government and accountability to God or the world of tyranny and ever-changing moral codes enforced by government.” The 15 speakers include a who’s who of the “birther” movement, and many have ties to the conservative website WorldNetDaily, which is the event’s sponsor. That site’s managing editor and a conference speaker, David Kupelian, penned the piece, “Why I care about Obama eligibility issue.”
Kupelian’s boss, WND founder Farah, is also outspoken in his belief that Obama might not have been born in the United States. Farah has been instrumental in plugging Corsi’s book, Obama Nation, which questions the legality of an Obama presidency.
Other Farah employees who are speaking: Floyd Brown, who says there’s no proof Obama was born in the the country, and Aaron Klein, who has written a book doubting Obama’s legitimacy. Also invited to address the confab is Gary DeMar, president of American Vision, a small religious right outfit who has doubts about Obama’s legitimacy.
“Whether Barack Obama was born in the United States is important, but even more important is for him to demonstrate his constitutional loyalty to a nation built on Christian principles,” DeMar wrote in 2009.
Keyes, the perennial Senate and presidential candidate, refuses to refer to Obama as “president” and has filed suit to gain access to Obama’s birth certificate.
Only one speaker — Ann Coulter — has the distinction of taking a firm public stance against “birtherism.” She called the movement’s proponents “cranks,” yet she’ll be sharing the stage in Florida with a lineup that includes a majority of so-called “cranks.”
As will Bachmann, whom Farah described Sunday as “one of the leaders in calling for a repeal of Obamacare.”
“She’s a rock star, a principled, liberty-loving woman of conviction,” he wrote. “It will be a treat to see her and hear her and interact with her in Miami.”
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