Obama birthplace controversy settled!

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.


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11 thoughts on “Obama birthplace controversy settled!

  1. I know this post is just a gag, but still, it’s important to have all the details out there on the issue. H. Res 593 is celebrating Hawaii’s statehood. Is it a law? A legally binding declaration of fact?

    If the link holds – here’s the resolution’s text:

    Do some research and let me know.

    1. “Do some research and let me know.”

      I researched it before I wrote the entry, Cindy. The House Resolution I referenced clearly states President Obama was born in Hawaii.

      Putting aside the issue of the House Resolution, let’s talk about the statement made by Hawaii’s Health Director. Does that carry any weight with you?

      Do some research and let me know.

  2. Here’s Obama’s dilemma in a nutshell (READ VERY CAREFULLY AND DIGEST):

    If BHO shows his original long form birth certificate, indeed showing he was born in Hawaii, it will also show his father was American citizen, Frank Marshall Davis, not the Kenyan/British citizen, Barack Obama Sr. While that would allow Barack Jr. to be POTUS eligible as BOTH a “citizen”/“native born citizen” AND an Article 2 “natural born citizen” — that is, born to two American citizens on American soil — it would simultaneously show he is a fraud hiding his real father — an unacceptable political debacle.

    If, on the other hand, BHO keeps hiding his original long form birth certificate — while simply repeating, without showing, he was born in Hawaii — he can still CLAIM BOTH he was born in Hawaii AND his father was the Kenyan/British Barack Obama Sr. This would enable Barack Jr. to claim he’s a “citizen”/“native born citizen” but it would mean (if a federal court would ever get around to declaring and thus far no one has standing to bring the suit) that he’s NOT an Article 2 “natural born citizen” and thus not eligible to be POTUS — a legal/constitutional debacle since all acts under an illegal POTUS are void.

    So it seems, BHO has elected option one until forced to go option two because for now it looks like no federal court will ever find a plaintiff with standing. (Of course, there’s the additional issue of BHO losing American citizen status if/when he became an Indonesian citizen — that is, IF he returned and was naturalized he would be a legal citizen, but would lose both native and natural born status, and, IF he returned and was not naturalized, he would be an illegal immigrant unlawfully in this country — but we’ll leave that for another day.)

    1. Jack, thanks for proving my point about how kooky many of the birthers really are.

      I’ll just say this: there’s absolutely no precedent to back up your claim that a person needs to be born of two American parents in order to be a natural born citizen. In fact, the Fourteenth Amendment seems pretty clear on what constitutes a citizen:

      “All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside.”

  3. Dr. Chiyome Fukino?! How did people with names like that — or Hussein — get into America?! This is the land of Frank and Johnson, not weird Asiaastic cooks like this. Where’s HIS birth cert???

  4. I love it! No longer is Obama hiding his alien status, he is hiding his natural born status for deeply clever political reasons.

    Imagine that!

    “We” will accept any reason profferred except the truth of things as espoused by Obama.

    Now that is ‘certifiable’in my opinion.

  5. Since when does a vote in Congress determine your place of birth? Why was such a vote even needed? BHO may have been born in Hawaii and then again, maybe he was born in Kenya.

    If Dr. Fukino says he saw Mr. Obama’s birth certificate in the Hawaii Dept. of Records, why is it so difficult to produce and publish? Why the reference to the “Lazer” note at the bottom of his birth document, when such technology wasn’t available when he was born? Why is the reference # obliterated on the document?

  6. I am not a “birther” or a Teabagger or any of those other pejorative labels used by the more liberal/credulous among us to disparage the more conservative/skeptical among us–which indeed I am. But hey, Zach, doesn’t it bother you–even a teensy bit–that we mere citizens aren’t allowed to see the alleged birth certificate? Not even a little?? Would it be so hard to, say for instance, just–going out on a limb here–publish the damn thing????

    1. No Bart, it doesn’t bother me, but then again, I’m not a cynic. I’ve seen enough to satisfy me that Barack Obama was born in Honolulu like he says he was.

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