It was Jesus who said that the “truth shall set you free.” At the risk of overgeneralizing, I think more politicians could stand to learn that truth. I have written in the past about the Obama birth certificate. In the time that has passed since, the waters have only gotten murkier not clearer. There is still no long-form birth certificate that has been released and the officials who claim to have seen it (or something like it since they are intentionally vague even about what they have on record) are now resorting to lying about why they won’t make it public.
It was in an interview with MSNBC that Fukino asserted that the state issues only short-form Certifications of Live Birth.
“What he got, everybody got,” Fukino said in the interview. “He put out exactly what everybody gets when they ask for a birth certificate.”
Joshua Wisch of the Hawaii attorney general’s office went further, telling MSNBC the original document belongs to the state and cannot be released to anyone – or copied by anyone.
“It’s a Department of Health record and it can’t be released to anybody,” he told MSNBC, saying there are no provisions that authorize copying such records.
I can only speculate that whatever the truth is about his birth certificate; it must be far more damaging or problematic than the kabuki dance they are putting on now. The fact that their claims are easily falsifiable just adds to the embarrassment.
“Danae” obtained her long-form, hospital-generated certificate of birth to win a $200 bet with another FreeRepublic participant operating under the username “james777.” The dare was for someone to prove he or she could get a long-form birth certificate from the Hawaii DOH after 2001, when the Hawaii DOH went electronic and agency spokeswoman Janice Okubo claimed the department quit issuing such documents.
The Hawaii Revised Statutes, Paragraph 38-13(a) specifies that the agency “shall, upon request, furnish an applicant a certified copy of any certificate, or the contents of any certificate, or any part thereof.” Further, subparagraph C allows that copies of birth certificates “may be made by photograph, dry copy reproduction, typing, computer printout or other process approved by the director of health.”
Others have obtained long-form birth certificates from Hawaii, according to a report in “The Post & Email” blog by Miki Booth.