Tuesday, March 24, 2009
So what's the problem?
The top document is a Hawaiian Certificate of Live Birth. It has all sorts of good information in it - things like parents names, the hospital the baby was born in, the attending physician, weight and length of the baby, time of birth. You know interesting FACTS like that.
The bottom document is a Hawaiian Certification of Live Birth. It basically states that the individual named was born alive. In fact, it cannot be used for any official certification for things like passports, background checks, etc. It is, as stated by the State of Hawaii, subject to error. It's basically a computer printout based on some bureaucrat somewhere having actually "seen" the Certificate of Live Birth. This is what the Obama Administration is touting as the President's Certificate of Live Birth. It is not. (Note the actual certificate number is blacked out.)
Now I know it's Hawaiian state law that the Certificate of Live Birth cannot be released without the individual's consent. But wouldn't you think with all the controversy surrounding this document that Obama would release the actual birth certificate and put an end to this "urban legend"? But he doesn't. In fact he's hired lawyers to prevent that very thing from happening. Why would he do that if indeed he was born in a hospital in Honolulu? Maybe someone out there can explain it to me.