I know the “birther” movement has been getting a lot of press recently, both here at Blogging Blue and in the mainstream media, but I’m happy to report the issue of when and where President Obama was born has been settled once and for all.
Hawaii’s health director, Dr. Chiyome Fukino, issued a statement making it clear she has personally seen Obama’s birth certificate in the Health Department’s archives and that the birth certificate is in fact legitimate:
“I, Dr. Chiyome Fukino, director of the Hawaii State Department of Health, have seen the original vital records maintained on file by the Hawai’i State Department of Health verifying Barrack Hussein Obama was born in Hawaii and is a natural-born American citizen. I have nothing further to add to this statement or my original statement issued in October 2008 over eight months ago….”
If that’s not proof enough, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a resolution by a unanimous vote that declares President Obama to have been born in Hawaii. What’s significant about the passage of H.Res.593 is the fact that among the Yes votes were several Congresspeople who sponsored the “Birther Bill” to require presidential candidates to present their birth certificates. Among the Yes votes was Rep. Bill Posey (R-FL), the lead sponsor of the “Birther Bill,” who had previously said he wouldn’t “swear on a stack of Bibles” that Obama is a natural-born American citizen.