Just when you thought it was a dead issue, the Barack Obama birth certificate questions grow back again. Several weeks ago, Hawaii Governor Neil Abercrombie (D) announced that he was going to put a final end to any debate about President Obama’s legal legitimacy to serve as president. Abercrombie declared that he would release a copy of the president’s hospital-generated birth certificate. This is the long birth document that would include many details, such as the name of the hospital, attending physician, birth time, weight, etc. The governor should have checked his facts before making this promise, because it’s one he cannot keep.
After weeks of waiting, Gov. Abercrombie is peddling backwards now on the issue. He thought that there would be a copy in the Hawaii Department of Health records. But so far it seems that there may not be any record. “It was actually written, I am told, this is what our investigation is showing, it actually exists in the archives, written down.” Not exactly a confirmation!
Meanwhile, Hawaii State Attorney General, David Louie, says that even if the governor does find a copy, he cannot release it to the public. Privacy laws prevent it from being made public without the person’s consent. This led the governor’s spokeswoman, Donalyn Dela Cruz to issue a statement on Friday. “There is nothing more that Gov. Abercrombie can do within the law to produce a document.”
Now, in case you’re wondering why this is still an issue even today, the blame lies in only one place, at the feet of Barack Obama. Hardly any records, from birth to school, have been made public. The one birth-related document which was released is a COLB, Certificate of Live Birth. The problem is that a COLB is NOT a genuine birth certificate. On top of that, the COLB that was made public has never been authenticated by the Hawaii Department of Health.
Many point to the timing of two newspaper announcements that coincide with the alleged birth date of August 4, 1961. That the COLB could have been created by from a secondary list maintained by the state based on birth announcements in the newspapers. Couple with this that neither major hospitals in Honolulu have any record of Barack Obama being born at either. This, by itself, does not prove where, or even when, Barack Hussein Obama II was born.
If the purpose of Gov. Neil Abercrombie was to put to rest once and for all any suspicions concerning Barack Obama’s citizenship and eligibility to serve as president, he failed. You would think that he might have checked with his attorney general first, as well as the Department of Health, before making any statement about releasing the long, hospital-generated birth form. Instead, all Gov. Abercrombie has done is raised the issue once again, and added to the mystery. Naturally, the one person who could end this controversy once and for all is Barack Obama himself. He could permit all of his birth documents, school records and passport information to be made public. Obama may have to anyway soon, as some states like Arizona, are considering an election law for birth certificates to be filed by candidates in order to get on the ballot.