Why birtherism is here to stay

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May 2, 2011
Reason
by Steve Chapman  
Posted in Commentary

"On Oct. 22, 1844, thousands of followers of American evangelist William Miller woke up expecting Jesus Christ to make his triumphant return that day, as they had been told. That night, they went to bed, surprised and disappointed. But Miller's movement endured. It was too much to expect that birthers, presented with President Barack Obama's birth certificate, would say: 'What surprising and wonderful news! We'll have to reassess our entire opinion of him.' When it comes to matters of blind faith, cherished beliefs have a way of overriding facts." (05/02/11)

http://reason.com/archives/2011/05/02/why-birtherism-is-here-to-stay  

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