Via WND; - Best-seller: Obama has not proved birthplace - Sole document released leaves open possibility he was born outside Hawaii -
An investigation by the authors found the sole birth documentation released by the president, a Certification of Live Birth, or COLB, generated in 2007 by the state of Hawaii, does not definitively establish Obama's origin.
The investigation also debunked various claims that Obama was born in Kenya.[except this]
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After the release of a COLB, made available online during the 2008 presidential campaign, Obama and his team then claimed, and continue to claim, that Obama had released his birth certificate.
Obama said in an interview aired yesterday[here] with NBC "Nightly News," "I can't spend all of my time with my birth certificate plastered on my forehead."
However, there are major, important differences between the COLB Obama has produced and a long-form birth certificate. An official long-form birth certificate is an exact photocopy of the original birth record prepared by the hospital or attending physician at the time of a child's birth. Such a document usually includes parents' information (address of residence, race, birthplace, date of birth, etc.), additional information on the child's birthplace and information on the doctors who assisted in the birth. The long form also usually includes the signature of the doctor involved and of at least one of the parents.
"Manchurian President" points out some have been inclined to accept Obama's COLB as proof of his birthplace since it is a state-generated document specifying the president's place of birth as Hawaii. The fact is, however, that in 1961, the year of Obama's birth, there were a number of ways to obtain a Hawaiian COLB that would leave open the possibility of the child being born outside the state.
One way included one parent providing the state with proof of residence in Hawaii as well as a pre-natal and post-natal certification by a physician. The pre-natal report would certify the mother was pregnant. The post-natal report would certify an examination of a newborn baby. This leaves open the possibility of a child being born outside of Hawaii but still receiving a state COLB.
Other methods included obtaining a "Delayed Certificate," but that would be noted on the certificate itself.
Meanwhile, even today it is still possible to obtain a COLB for a child born outside of Hawaii, the book found.
The Hawaiian government's official website (link: http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/hrscurrent/vol06_ch0321-0344/HRS0338/HRS_0338-0017_0008.HTM) lists in S338-17.8 of its state law on official forms "rules to obtain Certificates for children born out of State."
The law states:
a) Upon application of an adult or the legal parents of a minor child, the director of health shall issue a birth certificate for such adult or minor, provided that proof has been submitted to the director of health that the legal parents of such individual while living without the Territory or State of Hawaii had declared the Territory or State of Hawaii as their legal residence for at least one year immediately preceding the birth or adoption of such child.
b) Proof of legal residency shall be submitted to the director of health in any manner that the director shall deem appropriate. The director of health may also adopt any rules pursuant to chapter 91 that he or she may deem necessary or proper to prevent fraudulent applications for birth certificates and to require any further information or proof of events necessary for completion of a birth certificate.
c) The fee for each application for registration shall be established by rule adopted pursuant to chapter 91.
In other words, the form released by Obama apparently could still be legally obtained by a mother who gave birth to a child outside Hawaii, although such a certificate would not list "Hawaii" as the birthplace, as does Obama's.
Two Hawaiian newspaper announcements from 1961 support the assertion of Obama's Hawaiian birth. However, both the newspapers in question, the Honolulu Star-Bulletin and the Honolulu Advertiser, simply reprint birth information they receive from Hawaii's Department of Health, meaning Obama's parents did not have to place the announcements in the papers.
The only legitimate conclusion that can be gleaned from the newspaper announcements is that the state of Hawaii issued a COLB documenting Obama's birth. This is already known, asserts Klein and Elliott.
"Regardless, newspaper announcements, even if they had been placed at the time by Obama's parents, are hardly official proof of birth," writes Klein. ...continue reading here; http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=197385
Official Hawaii Certificate of Live Birth vs Obama's Certification of Live Birth
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