Saturday, January 22, 2011

Abercrombie Ends Search For Obama Birth Records

Just like I previously told you, Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie was on a fool's errand telling the public he was going to have President Barack Obama's birth records on file with Hawaii's Department of Health released to the public without the consent of President Barack Obama to release those records. Obviously, Barry is having no part of releasing anything to the public to help Gov. Abercrombie put to rest the doubts that surround Obama's constitutional eligibility to serve as president of the United States. For someone who claims to be such a good friend of Obama's, Abercrombie has succeeded in reigniting this public debate, which he predicted will haunt Obama during his 2012 presidential re-election race. The Honolulu Star Advertiser reports on Abercrombie's dropped efforts:

Democratic Gov. Neil Abercrombie will end his quest to prove President Barack Obama was born in Hawaii because it's against state law to release private documents, his office said today.

State Attorney General David Louie told the governor he can't disclose an individual's birth documentation without a person's consent, Abercrombie spokeswoman Donalyn Dela Cruz said.

"There is nothing more that Gov. Abercrombie can do within the law to produce a document," said Dela Cruz. "Unfortunately, there are conspirators who will continue to question the citizenship of our president."

Abercrombie, who was a friend of Obama's parents and knew him as a child, launched an effort last month to find a way to dispel conspiracy theories that the president was born elsewhere. The governor said at the time he was bothered by people who questioned Obama's birthplace for political reasons.

But Abercrombie's investigation reached a dead end when Louie told him the law restricted his options.

Hawaii's privacy laws have long barred the release of a certified birth certificate to anyone who doesn't have a tangible interest . . .
Health Department spokeswoman Janice Okubo again confirmed today that Obama's name is found in its alphabetical list of names of people born in Hawaii, maintained in bound copies available for public view.


That information, called index data, shows a listing for "Obama II, Barack Hussein, Male," according to the department's website. The president was born Aug. 4, 1961.

"The index is just to say who has their records within the department. That's an indication," Okubo said. "I can't talk about anyone's records."
While Obama's 2008 presidential campaign released what was purported to be a certified copy of his birth certificate to Factcheck.org, a document that was generated in 2007, he refuses to produce any original record of his birth, including the actual birth record recorded with Hawaii's Department of Health. The U.S. Constitution requires a person to be at least 35 years of age, a natural born citizen and have resided in the U.S. for at least 14 years in order to be eligible to serve as president or vice-president. Oddly, no federal or state law requires candidates for president and vice-president to produce proof of their eligibility even though ordinary citizens are required to produce birth certificates for any number of transactions, including getting a driver's license, obtaining a passport or enrolling a child in school. Citizen-initiated lawsuits challenging both the eligibility of Sen. John McCain, who was born in Panama, and Obama during the 2008 presidential campaign were all dismissed for lack of standing on the part of the citizens bringing the lawsuits. School records in Indonesia surfaced during the 2008 campaign that indicated Obama's name had been changed to Barry Soetoro, that he was an Indonesian citizen and his step-father, Lolo Soetoro, an Indonesian citizen, was listed as his adopted father. Obama's natural father, Barack Obama, was a Kenyan citizen.

Legislation is being introduced in a number of states, including Indiana, to address the void in federal and state law. Sen. Mike Delph (R-Carmel) has introduced SB 114, which would require candidates for president to submit a certified copy of their birth certificates with the state's Election Division, along with such other evidence necessary to establish their constitutional eligibility, in order to get their name on the Indiana ballot. Candidates and parties will also be required to affirmatively state the candidate's constitutional eligibility to serve. A review of the certificate of nominations filed by the Democratic and Republican Parties with Indiana's Election Division in 2008 revealed a difference in the forms used by the parties. Republicans used a form that certified John McCain and Sarah Palin were constitutionally eligible, while the Democrats used a form that omitted any indication of whether Barack Obama and Joe Biden were constitutionally eligible. If Sen. Delph's legislation becomes law, state officials will have on file at least a certified copy of the candidate's birth certificate and their sworn statement indicating their constitutional eligibility to satisfy concerns the candidate meets eligibility requirements. SB 114 has been assigned to the Senate Elections Committee, which is chaired by Sen. Sue Landske. There has been no indication yet on whether the bill will receive a hearing.

9 comments:

Cato said...

People need to give up this obsession over Obama's birth certificate. He looks American, sounds American and acts American. Good enough for me, absent obvious proof to the contrary.

This endless obsession over his birth smacks of racism. He's now been President for two years, and his conduct is more or less on par with other presidents. It's time to let this one drop unless a smoking gun appears.

If you really want a scandal to explore, on 9/11 three steel-framed buildings collapsed on their z axis in the first and only time such collapses have ever occurred.

Republicans don't seem to mind terribly that 9/11 might not be accurate, as having a casus belli lets them perpetuate wars and killing against people they don't like.

Hoosier in the Heartland said...

"People need to give up this obsession over Obama's birth certificate."

No kidding!

"This endless obsession over his birth smacks of racism."

No kidding!

His mother was American citizen: that's enough, isn't it?

Advance Indiana said...

It's funny that the same people who complain about Obama being asked to produce a birth certificate are the same people clamoring for Charlie White's disqualification to be Secretary of State because he used his former wife's address for his voting address. Democrats are quite the hypocrites. The BMV made me produce my birth certificate to get my driver's license. Why shouldn't Barry have to show his birth certificate to be eligible to hold the most powerful office in the free world? Play the race card whenever Barry is under attack, but the same people insisted that every document pertaining to George W. Bush's service in the national guard be publicly disclosed--convinced he never real served in his guard unit. They even put Dan Rather up to using forged documents to convince us of the conspiracy.

Michael said...

I understand that there was a birth announcement in a Honolulu paper.

So why does Barry not want his original BC released?

I think that it exists, but has something politically embarassing on it. Perhaps it lists his race as "white", and/or his religion as "Muslim".

Sure would be interesting to see.

Cato said...

"Why shouldn't Barry have to show his birth certificate to be eligible to hold the most powerful office in the free world?"

He's properly referenced as "the President," and is a birth certificate required in Article II?

Further, not all who want to see an end to this anger concerning his eligibility are Democrats.

dcrutch said...

The American people just want it called the same way for both teams. Hell hath no fury like that of our mainstream media if we had elected a President McCain, devoid of sharing birth, health, and educational records- regardless of what they proved or disproved.

Citizen Kane said...

Since Obama is not trustworthy, just as Bush wasn't (isn't), continued scrutiny of Obama's past is fine with me. Bush did not complete his service. He received a pass, just as he received a pass on most of his corrupt life, not to mention the general criminality of the Bush family, going back to dear old Prescott Bush. Obama appears to be another Manchurian candidate, handpicked to serve our masters, as he has done much to the surprise of many Obama fanatics. We should never stop scrutinizing and analyzing his life, past and present.

HOOSIERS FOR FAIR TAX said...

Rush Limbaugh is now a birther too!

I believe Obama's grandmother who said that she was present at his birth....in Kenya.

Advance Indiana said...

Even Chris Matthews is complaining about his refusal to release his records after all this time. I'm not sure what has prompted his change in position on this, but perhaps he has figured out Obama really is a manufactured creation of the shadow government and never intended to do the things he said he was going to do when he was elected. From a foreign policy standpoint, he has basically kept in place all of Bush's policies. We're no closer to leaving Iraq and Afghanistan than we were the last day of Bush's presidency. Gitmo is still operating. The denial of personal freedoms in the name of national security gets worse by the day.