I believe everyone has a conspiracy theory that they secretly adhere to but scoff at in public. From JFK to UFOs, we have a soft spot for cultural anomalies that are so persistent – yet weird – that we want to believe them. In light of the midterm elections, here’s a list of the top 5, according to me:
- President Obama is not a U.S. citizen. This conspiracy theory centers around the confusing details and reluctance of Barack Obama to publish his birth certificate. Just this week, radio host and author Mark Steyn waded into the controversy surrounding President Obama’s eligibility to be President.
- The Democrats are soft on our borders to increase their voting bloc. As many states have worked to tighten voter ID laws, it’s been curious why the Justice Department, under the direction of the President, has sought to block these state regulations intended to ensure proper voting. Could it be that lax voter ID laws aids the President’s party because illegal aliens will vote for the party allowing them to stay in the country? Just this week, conservative activist James O’Keefe captured campaign workers in North Carolina doing the following:
- Global warming (now changed to “climate change”) is real. The spurious science of climate change has fallen into vast disrepute in the last three years, and may are now wondering where all the money for research was actually going, and for what causes. John Coleman, co-founder of the Weather Channel, has this to say:
“There is no significant man-made global warming at this time, there has been none in the past and there is no reason to fear any in the future.”
- Identified homosexuals are a large voting bloc. In reality, “The number of gay Americans is 2.3%; most Americans think that number is 13 times higher, around 30%.” This theory says that there is an agenda behind the media and liberals trying to portray the country as growing in its gay composition. The stats above come from a surprising source – the Centers for Disease Control.
- Barack Obama is a Muslim. Accusations fly about the President’s approach or strategy (or lack thereof) to combatting terrorism, responding to Benghazi and recently, ISIS. This theory is that he is a Muslim and intentionally desires to weaken national defense by lack of a coordinated response.