Hawaii Quashes Citizen Inquiries of Obama Birth

The more Barack Obama conceals his original birth certificate, the more Americans want to know exactly what he is hiding and why. Reportedly, he has already spent about $2 million on lawyers and legal fees to keep that birth certificate hidden. In that, Obama is aided by the willing accomplices in the liberal media who use ridicule to dismiss and delegitimate the inquirers by calling them “birthers.”
At this point, I can just hear the clamoring voices about how Obama had already made public his birth certificate, yada yada yada. If you’re one of them, you’ve just demonstrated you are either stupid or hopelessly uninformed.
What Obama had his minions put on the web during the 2008 presidential campaign was a CERTIFICATION OF LIVE BIRTH (COLB) from Hawaii (also called the “short form”), not his original “long form” birth certificate. The two are not the same. The long form is more detailed and includes the name of the birth hospital and of the attending physician. At the time when Obama was born, in 1961, one could obtain the short form certification-of-live-birth without having been born in Hawaii. In effect, the short form simply certified that a live human birth had taken place. 
Here’s a long-form birth certificate from 1963:

Here’s the short-form certification of live birth that Obama released:

After Obama won the ’08 election, he went back to Hawaii during the Christmas holiday break, ostensibly to finally put to rest his maternal grandmother, Madelyn Dunham, who had died nearly TWO months ago, a day before the presidential election. (Madelyn took care of Obama from ages 10 to 17 after his mum, Stanley Ann Dunham, had removed him from Indonesia and dumped him in Hawaii for Madelyn to raise.) While in Honolulu, Obama asked the Hawaii state government to seal his original long-form birth certificate from public scrutiny. Meanwhile, Hawaii Health Director Dr. Chiyome Fukino obligingly issued a statement saying that she had seen Obama’s birth certificate and that he is a “natural-born American citizen.”
That hasn’t stopped Americans from asking to see the long-form birth certificate; some invoke the Freedom of Information Act. 
These requests so irk Hawaii’s government officials that the state legislature is resorting to a bill to stop these citizen inquiries, on the grounds that having to respond to the requests wastes time and money. Lorrin Kim, chief of the Hawaii Department of Health’s Office of Planning, Policy and Program Development, claims that the state gets between 10 and 20 e-mails each week, seeking verification of Obama’s birth. Kim says “a few” of these requesters continue to pepper the Health Department with the same letters, even after they’re told state law bars release of a certified birth certificate to anyone who does not have “a tangible interest.” (This is how things have come to in America: We, the People, are told we do not have “a tangible interest” in wanting to know what our president is hiding about his birth!)
The proposed bill, SB2937/SD1, is called the “vexatious requester” bill, which is aimed at circumventing current open records law. First proposed by state Senator Will Espero, the bill has already been approved by the Hawaii state Senate. It is now before the state House.
The bill’s intent is to remove the ability of a person deemed a “vexatious” or annoying requester to file an appeal with the Ombudsman as the current law allows. If the measure passes, the state Office of Information Practices can declare an individual a “vexatious requester” and restrict his or her rights to government records for two years. In plain English, what the bill does is to permit government officials to ignore people who won’t give up.
SB 2937 says: “An agency may request that the office of information practices declare that a person is a vexatious requester if it determines that the person has established a pattern of conduct that amounts to an abuse of a process set forth under this chapter.”
The bill considers any of the following behaviors to be those of a “vexatious requester”:

  1. A large quantity or broad scope of requests by the person;
  2. Splitting requests to avoid or minimize fees;
  3. Duplicative or repetitive requests made for the same action, where the agency has already responded to the request ;
  4. Requests for records submitted for a purpose other than obtaining access to the records, including nuisance value or harassment;
  5. Institution of proceedings under this chapter, including appealing requests or submitting complaints or investigation requests, without reasonable grounds, or to accomplish an objective unrelated to the purpose of the proceedings;
  6. Abandonment of requests when the fee is not waived, and the request is for a purpose other than obtaining access to the records; or
  7. Requests that only marginally promote the public interest in disclosure under this chapter, including requests focused on an agency’s handling of the requester’s own requests or correspondence.

Last Tuesday, March 16, Hawaii’s House Judiciary Committe had a public hearing on the “vexatious requester” bill. The timing was unintentionally ironic because the hearing coincided with Sunshine Week, when news organizations promote open government and freedom of information.
Nobody at the hearing questioned the assertion that Obama was born in Hawaii. However, Rep. Cynthia Thielen (R-Kaneohe-Kailua) did ask: “Do we really want to be known internationally as the Legislature that blocked any inquiries into where President Obama was born? When people want to get more information, the way to fuel that fire is to say, ‘We’re now going to draw down a veil of secrecy.'” For his part, attorney Peter Friz asked why the state would pass a law punishing repetitive requests for open records. Instead, the state could simply say it would only answer each person’s question once.
The committee will schedule a vote on the bill, said Chairman Jon Riki Karamatsu (D-Waipahu-Waikele).
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~Eowyn

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Let’s get Michele Bachmann DEMAND TO SEE THESE DOCUMENTS. SHE IS BOUND BY THE CONSTITUTION TO DO THIS. Obama may be the greatest hoax in history. Why would he be so driven to keep them secret. The enormous powers behind him make it possible to ignore the citizen. Everything is so well planned. The passage of Obamacare will equate to martial law – the first time the Rule of Law which is so precious to this country will be ignored. Sunday night he will steal up to Philadelphia and use the Constitution as toilet paper. You are remiss my friend… Read more »

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Erick Erickson (who I am beginning to lose some respect for) is banning “trufers” and “birfers” from the threads of RedState as fast as he can hit the delete button. It’s his site, and he has the right to ban anyone he wishes, for any reason he chooses, but I still have a problem with it. I am even more suspicious now that he has been given a regular gig on the Communist News Network, which I believe had a hand in the above actions. He claims his problem with bifers is that the governor of Hawaii, a repub, stated… Read more »

Dave
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Eowyn,
Until I see positive proof, I will still have doubts about Obama’s legitimacy.
For some weird reason, many repubs seem to be afraid of challenging Obama.
Perhaps they fear being tagged as racists, but I have to wonder if there isn’t something a little deeper at work here.
Not to sound too conspiratorial here, but if a POTUS that reflected a little more light (Okay, let’s say President Dave) had put the likes of Holder and Janet (Reno II) Napolitano up for cabinet positions, the repubs would have balked.
Curious that they resisted these particular Obama picks almost not at all.
-Dave

Dave
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Eowyn,
It wouldn’t surprise me to learn the Comrade Chairman never graduated from high school.
As I have noted previously, I thing we have all been had by his handlers.
I have never seen secrecy such as we have witnessed when it comes to a POTUS, potential or sitting.
Something stinks here.
-Dave

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You said: “why Obama refuses to make public his original birth certificate. ”
Obama has made public his OFFICIAL birth certificate. The facts on it–that Obama was born in Hawaii in 1961–were confirmed twice by the top officials of the Department of Health of Hawaii.
This is sufficient.

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You said: “If you had, you wouldn’t write this piece of stupidity: “Obama has made public his OFFICIAL birth certificate.” First, I assume you are not being paid anything. Well, neither am I. The facts are that the Certification of Live Birth is the official birth certificate of Hawaii, accepted as proof of birth in the USA by the US State Department and the branches of the military. AND, the facts also are that the two officials in Hawaii–who happen to be members of a Republican governor’s administration have said that there is an original birth certificate in the files… Read more »

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Hello, everyone, My name is Judy. I am a brainwashed Obamabot who insists on posting obnoxious comments on a conservative blog — a blog that is under no obligation to publish my comments. Nevertheless, like “my name is Legion,” I have many faces and personas. Each time FellowshipOfMinds banned me, I come back with a different e-mail address and IP, that is how obnoxious I am. In total, I’ve used 4 different e-mail addresses and IPs. Furthermore, with each new comment under a different handle with a different e-mail address and IP, the avatar that wordpress randomly assigns me gets… Read more »

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No one believes birthers anymore. That is why they remove the statements from people who disagree with them. Glenn Beck does not believe birthers. Ann Coulter does not believe birthers. Bill O’Reilly does not believe birthers. Fox News does not believe birthers.
If birthers were willing to discuss the facts, that might be different.

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Obama has shown the official birth certificate of Hawaii. Like many states, Hawaii now releases only the short-form birth certificate, which it calls the Certification of Live Birth (https://www.starbulletin.com/columnists/kokualine/20090606_kokua_line.html). However, this is the official birth certificate of Hawaii, and when it says on it “born in Hawaii,” as Obama’s birth certificate does, it is accepted as proof of birth in the USA by both the US State Department and the branches of the US military. In Obamas’ case, the officials in Hawaii—who happen to be members of a Republican governor’s team—have said twice that the original document, which they said… Read more »