Obama Supporters Slanging Barack’s Birth Certificate For $100 A Pop For The Non-Believers

- By Bossip Staff

This is interesting:

Moving to dispel claims that President Barack Obama was not born in Hawaii, his supporters in the state’s legislature have introduced a bill that would allow anyone to get a copy of his birth records for a $100 fee. The idea behind the measure is to end skepticism over Obama’s birthplace while raising a little money for a government with a projected budget deficit exceeding $800 million over the next two years.

“If it passes, it will calm the birthers down,” said the bill’s primary sponsor, Rep. Rida Cabanilla. “All these people are still doubting it because they don’t want the birth certificate from Obama. They want it from our state office.” The bill introduced this week would change a privacy law barring the release of birth records unless the requester is someone with a tangible interest, such as a close family member. It was introduced by five Democrats but has not yet been scheduled for a public hearing, a required step before it can move forward. A decision on considering the bill will be made by the House’s Democratic leadership and committee chairmen.

So-called “birthers” claim there’s no proof Obama was born in the United States, and he is therefore ineligible to be president. Many of the skeptics question whether he was actually born in Kenya, his father’s home country. The Obama campaign issued a certification of live birth in 2008, an official document from the state showing the president’s Aug. 4, 1961, birth date, his birth city and name, and his parents’ names and races. Hawaii’s former health director also has said she verified Obama’s original records. And notices were published in two local newspapers within days of his birth at a Honolulu hospital.

Democratic Gov. Neil Abercrombie, who was a friend of Obama’s parents and knew him as a child, said last month he wanted to release more of the state’s birth information about Obama. But he ended the effort last week when the state attorney general told him that privacy laws bar disclosure of an individual’s birth documentation without the person’s consent. The new legislation to release records may run into similar legal problems because of Hawaii’s strong constitutional privacy protections, said Rep. John Mizuno, a co-sponsor of the bill.

“If people really want to confirm Barack Obama is born in Hawaii, that’s fine,” Mizuno said. “I don’t have a problem with looking at innovative ways to bring revenue to the state. The taxpayers deserve a break.” The $100 fee would help offset the extra work by state employees who handle frequent phone calls and e-mails from people who believe Obama was born elsewhere, Cabanilla said.

But the number of birther requests has been declining from the 10 to 20 weekly inquiries received early last year, according to the Department of Health. “Requests have decreased significantly over the years. Currently we receive anywhere from zero to five per week,” said department spokeswoman Janice Okubo.

The Health Department is still reviewing the bill, Okubo said. House Health Committee Chairman Ryan Yamane didn’t immediately return messages seeking comment on whether he would hold a hearing on the bill.

Via NYTimes

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Comments

  • MISS ME WIT DAT BULLSH#T

    WHY MUST WE CONTINUE TO DISREPECT THIS MAN!!!

    • jumsmum

      ^^co-sign!

    • tommykimon

      Because he’s black that is the only reason. Something this stupid wouldn’t have ever been brought up with W. Bush.

  • http://Hotmail Islandbaby

    I’m so sick and tired of this sh!t. Why is this even necessary?

  • KJ

    A certificate of live birth is not the same as a birth certificate. A birth certificate is issued whenever a baby is born in a hospital but a certificate of live birth is issued whenever a baby is not born in the hospital i.e. born at home and delivered by a midwife.

    • http://bluekid1.wordpress.com bluekid1

      Not true, my mother don’t believe in having babies in hospitals, we all where born at home with a midwife and we all have a legal birth certificate. The certificate of live birth is the certificate that the hospital where the baby was born registers to the state department. Every state is different how they issue out birth certificate and live birth records. Only simple minded people would make a big deal out of this, because his mother is a United States citizen, John McCain was born out side of the United States where’s the beef there??? These are radical racist trying to wash his name off of being a president.

  • I'm Just Me...Keeping It Real Since: 1983

    This is utterly ridiculous. I mean this really is. Enough already.

  • Pinkcookiegoodies

    It seems like these people will and would stop an nothing to discredit this man. SMH, folks have nothing better to do.

  • already

    Racism is real…damn shame black people this just shows you in majority of people eyes as long as you are not in a position of power…you ok but when you get a little power they will do anything to get you out of it…this has nothing to do with him as president but his race…damn shame…because most other races have been taught that a black man can never be a leader and is to stupid to do it…thats why they hate PRESIDENT OBAMA…he is dispelling all those myths…GO OBAMA!

    • http://bluekid1.wordpress.com bluekid1

      @ Already,
      Preach, because you are telling the truth.

  • Illuminate Truth "I'd rather die as a lion than live as a lamb"

    Birthers need to shut up about the birth certificate already. At this point even if they were RIGHT it would be too late to effect Obama’s term. All they would do is rewrite the Constitution allowing non-citizens to be president based on past practice (a legal way to rewrite any past contract or law). That would mean that Arnold “the Terminator” Schwarzzaneger (sp?) could run in 2012….or maybe that’s the plan.

  • KNB1

    @KJ This is not the case in Hawaii. Anyone born in Hawaii is issued a certificate of live birth. I know because I was born there and whenever I needed to present my birth certififcate that is the document I’ve always displayed and it’s accepted.

    @bluekid1 I’m glad to see I’m not the only that knows McCain wasn’t born in the US and there’s no outrage over him attempting to become the President.

    @Illuminate Truth A couple years ago the Republicans wanted the Constitution changed so that Arnold could become president if he decided to run.

  • sp

    IT’S SAD WE LIVE IN A WORLD OF HATEFUL RACIST PEOPLE THAT DON’T HAVE NOTHING ELSE TO DO BUT HATE.BUT YOU CAN TELL WHO BELIEVE IN GOD AND WHO DON’T BECAUSE IF THEY DID THEY WOULD KNOW GOD MADE ALL RACES AND LOVES EVERYBODY!!!!!!!!!!!! STOP THE HATE PEOPLE.

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