Breaking news from WND:
The “Certification of Live Birth” posted online and presented by Barack Obama as documentation of his reported Hawaiian birth doesn’t “prove” his birth alone, according to government officials interviewed by WND.
According to officials with the U.S. State Department, such a short-form birth document might – or might not – be accepted as documentation of a U.S. birth for a passport if it meets certain requirements. Their conclusion is that the law is “complicated.”
And state officials in Hawaii independently told WND that such documents are issued only when certain standards have been met.
But those requirements and standards do leave the door open that the COLB image does not, in fact, prove what it purports.
Hawaii state Registrar Dr. Alvin Onaka told WND today that most birth records today stem from a hospital report and those for children not born in hospitals depend on other records, such as the pregnant mother’s prenatal exams, the statement of an attending midwife and a verification of the birth of a live child.
Other listings include a “foreign” birth or a “delayed” birth.
“We would not be issuing birth certificates of individuals not born in the state of Hawaii,” he said.
In fact, Hawaiian Health Director Chiyome Fukino previously made a public statement about the controversy:
“I, and Dr. Alvin Onaka have personally seen and verified that the Hawaii State Department of Health has Sen. Obama’s original birth certificate on record in accordance with state policies and procedures,” Fukino’s statement said.
But the statement didn’t reveal what the document contains, nor has any clarification ever been released.
While Onaka documented the need for medical records and statements from a midwife, he did not cite any independent investigative procedures for a report that would be submitted by a midwife, and Hawaiian law specifically allows “an adult or the legal parents of a minor child” to apply to the health department and upon unspecified proof, be given the birth document.
The only requirement for proof cited in the law doesn’t address the birth of the child either, just “that the legal parents of such individual while living without Territory or State of Hawaii had declared the Territory or State of Hawaii as their legal resident for at least one year immediately preceding the birth or adoption of such child.”
According to Jerry Fuller and Mike Persons of the passport services division of the U.S. State Department, a document such as the online COLB could be acceptable to prove U.S. citizenship for the purposes of getting a passport if it contains a certain number of components, such as time and date of birth, location, name and others.
Robert Klein Engler, who writes at Chronwatch-America.com, said he called the State Department to ask about obtaining a U.S. passport with only a “Certification of Live Birth.”
“I was told flat out, ‘No!'” he told WND.
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Also, Rush chimed in today:
And then there is still that question over the legality of Obama’s Selective Service record:
ANYONE UP FOR A BET THAT GIBBSY DOESN’T GIVE LES A CHANCE FOR A QUESTION DURING THE WHITE HOUSE BRIEFING TOMORROW?