Saturday, July 12, 2008

The Plot Thickens: Obama's Birth Certificate and HRS § 338-18

I have previously requested a copy of Barack Obama's birth certificate. Janice Okubo, Public Information Office of the Communications office of the State of Hawaii, responding on July 3, has chosen to refuse to provide a copy of the birth certificate. This blog consists of three parts. First, I quote Ms. Okubo's letter, dated July 3, 2008, verbatim. Her letter responds to my inquiry under the Freedom of Information Act. Although Ms. Okubo points out that the Freedom of Information applies to the federal government and not the states, most states, including Hawaii, have similar statutes. With respect to birth certificates, though, there is a separate section of the Hawaii Revised Statutes (HRS) that Ms. Okubo cites, HRS § 338-18. The link that Ms. Okubo provides in her hard copy snail mail letter respecting § 338-18 was dead when I tried to use it, but I obtained a copy of HRS § 338-18 from the Lexis-Nexis data base available from New York University's Bobst library. In addition, I obtained information on Hawaii's Uniform Information Practices Act from the State of Hawaii Website. In the second part of this blog, I respond to Ms. Okubo by drafting two letters, one a response to Chiyome Fukino, Director of Health, Ms. Okubo's superior, with a copy to Ms. Okubo and Governor Linda Lingle (R-HI), and also a letter to Barack Obama requesting that he send me a letter authorizing me to represent him in obtaining a copy of his birth certificate in the interest of avoiding accusations of political gamesmanship and manipulation. In the third section I copy the relevant sections from § 338-18 of the Hawaii Revised Statutes for your reference. I also quote from the State of Hawaii Website about its "Uniform Information Law" booklet.

It is evident that, Ms. Okubo's letter notwithstanding, § 338-18 DOES NOT PROHIBIT the State of Hawaii from making Mr. Obama's birth certificate public for three reasons. First, because he is a presidential candidate the public has a vital interest in Mr. Obama's birth certificate. The statute specifically permits divulging birth certificate information to anyone who has a vital interest in the information.

Second, the State of Hawaii Department of Health is granted the authority to fashion its own regulations about providing birth certificate information, and given the national importance of Mr. Obama's birth certificate, the question needs to be asked why the Hawaii Health Department has fashioned rules that contradict its own public law § 338-18 and its own Open Records Law.

Third, although the statute includes a list of persons who are entitled to obtain a copy of the birth certificate, it does not anywhere indicate that the list is exhaustive or exclusive. If the drafters of § 338-18 had meant the list to be exhaustive and exclusive they could have said so, but they did not. Therefore, Ms. Okubo misconstrues the law she claims to enforce.

Pamela Geller of Atlas Shrugs has had a forensic expert, Techdude or Adam, review posted birth certificates and he has found that the posted certificate is a forgery because "The security borders do not match. Literally." Previously several prominent conservative bloggers, have questioned the wisdom of pursuing the matter because the Obama campaign's obfuscations might amount to a strategic ploy to encourage media attention that ultimately embarrasses conservatives. When the certificate turns out to be OK the conservatives will have egg on their face. The forensic evidence intensifies the importance of the birth certificate. However, there is a different question involved that is almost as important as a falsified copy of a presidential candidate's birth certificate. The left claims that it is for openness in government. Mr. Obama claims to be for "change". But capriciously refusing to provide information in which the public has a vital interest and so keeping the information secret even though it is of national importance and has been falsified on supporters' Websites contradicts both of these postures.

I. Janice Okubo's Response to My Letter

"July 03, 2008

"Aloha Mitchell Langbert

"Re: FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT REQUEST

"This is in response to your letter request dated June 29, 2008. The Freedom of Information Act (FOMA), Title 5 of the United States Code, § 552, generally provides that any person has the right to request access to federal agency records or information. The FOIA Applies only to federal agencies and does not creat a right to access to records held by Congress, the courts, or by the state or local government agencies.

"Hawaii state law (HRS § 338-18) prevents the State of Hawaii from disclosing information contained in vital statistics except to those people who have a direct and tangible interest in the record as defined by statute. For information on requesting verification of birth records go to http://hawaii.gov/health/vital-records/vital-records/index.html.

"Sincerely,

"Janice Okubo
Public Information Officer
Communications Office

"Attachment

"c Communications Office Secretary


II. A. My Response to Ms. Okubo's Letter (to be mailed from New York City on July 14).


PO Box 130
West Shokan, NY 12494

Ms. Chiyome L. Fukino, MD
Director of Public Health
State of Hawaii Department of Health
Honolulu, Hawaii 98601-3378

Dear Ms. Fukino:

This is a second request for a copy of Mr. Barack Obama's birth certificate, this time under Hawaii's Uniform Information Practices Act and HRS § 338-18, the section of the Hawaii Revised Statutes that deals with revealing information in public health records. Ms. Janice Okubo timely responded to my earlier request for information but has misconstrued § 338-18 of the Hawaii Revised Statutes in three ways.

First, the statute states that the information can be divulged to someone who "has a direct and tangible interest in the record". It then goes on to list people who have such an interest. However, the statute DOES NOT LIMIT having "a direct and tangible interest in the record" to the individuals so listed. Rather, it simply states:

"The following persons shall be considered to have a direct and tangible interest in a public health statistics record:..."

If the authors of the statute had aimed to limit access to the list, they could have stated that the list is exhaustive and exclusive in the statute, but the statute DOES NOT so state. Hence, Ms. Okubo is incorrect in claiming that the people who have "direct and tangible interest" are defined in the statute. The statute merely states those who should be construed to have such an interest (a safe harbor list) but DOES NOT STATE that others may not also have "direct and tangible interest".

Since all Americans have a "direct and tangible interest" in knowing what Mr. Obama's birth certificate states, you and the Department of Health are violating § 338-18 by refusing to provide a certified copy of the birth certificate to any American.

Second, the statute clearly states (emphasis added):

"To protect the integrity of vital statistics records, to ensure their proper use, and to ensure the efficient and proper administration of the vital statistics system, it shall be unlawful for any person to permit inspection of, or to disclose information contained in vital statistics records, or to copy or issue a copy of all or part of any such record, except as authorized by this part or by rules adopted by the department of health."

The law permits your Department to adopt rules that conform to overriding public policy concerns. One of these concerns pertains to providing important information about a presidential candidate. To refuse to provide information about a presidential candidate on the pretext of inaccurately interpreted public law to a public with a direct and tangible interest in the information suggests disregard for the public interest as expressed in Hawaii's Open Records Law.

A booklet concerning Hawaii's Open Records Law or Uniform Information Practices Act (available at http://hawaii.gov/oip/UIPABooklet-Word.doc) states:

"Democracy exists only when government functions in the open and protects the rights of its citizens to participate in that government. In 1988, the Hawaii State Legislature enacted the Uniform Information Practices Act (Modified) (the “UIPA”) to preserve and ensure that open government and public participation...The Legislature recognized, however, that the “proper functioning of any public records law is very much dependent upon the attitude of those who implement the law[,]” requiring “strong and active agency implementation of the records laws.” The Legislature thus urged “all agencies to accept this new law as a challenge and a mandate to ensure public access to the public’s government.”

It does not appear that your department's "attitude" has been very focused on democracy or on the public interest in contrast to the Open Records Law's preamble. You have a law that says that birth certificate information should be divulged under rules adopted by your agency, but you then say that the rules are defined by statute. The statute says that anyone with a direct and tangible interest in the information should have access to the birth certificate information, and when a major-party presidential candidate's records are requested by a public with a direct and tangible interest, you erroneously claim that the statute includes an exhuastive list, which it does not.

I once again request, this time under Hawaii's Open Records Law and § 338-18 of the Hawaii Revised Statutes that you obey Hawaii's laws; stop your bureaucratic ballet; and provide me with a copy of Barack Obama's birth certificate.

Sincerely,


Mitchell Langbert, Ph.D.

Cc: Governor Linda Lingle, Janice Okubo

B. Letter to Barack Obama

PO Box 130
West Shokan, NY 12494

The Honorable Barack Obama
United States Senate
713 Hart Senate Office Building
Washingtn, DC 20510

Dear Senator Obama:

There have been accusations that you have refused to allow your birth certificate to be released to the public because you are interested in manipulating your opposition into thinking that there is a problem with it. I understand that you have campaigned on the premise of change and openness and therefore ought to have an interest in disproving this accusation of old-fashioned manipulation and deception.

Under the State of Hawaii's Disclosure of Records Rules (HRS 338-18(b)(7)the Department of Health may provide a birth certificate to:

7) A person or agency acting on behalf of the registrant

I hereby request that in the interest of "change" and openness in government that you authorize me in writing to obtain your birth certificate from the state of Hawaii.

Sincerely,


Mitchell Langbert, Ph.D.


III. Legal Text

A. Hawaii Revised Statutes (bold added)

§ 338-18. Disclosure of records.

(a) To protect the integrity of vital statistics records, to ensure their proper use, and to ensure the efficient and proper administration of the vital statistics system, it shall be unlawful for any person to permit inspection of, or to disclose information contained in vital statistics records, or to copy or issue a copy of all or part of any such record, except as authorized by this part or by rules adopted by the department of health.

(b) The department shall not permit inspection of public health statistics records, or issue a certified copy of any such record or part thereof, unless it is satisfied that the applicant has a direct and tangible interest in the record. The following persons shall be considered to have a direct and tangible interest in a public health statistics record:

(1) The registrant;

(2) The spouse of the registrant;

(3) A parent of the registrant;

(4) A descendant of the registrant;

(5) A person having a common ancestor with the registrant;

(6) A legal guardian of the registrant;

(7) A person or agency acting on behalf of the registrant;

(8) A personal representative of the registrant's estate;

(9) A person whose right to inspect or obtain a certified copy of the record is established by an order of a court of competent jurisdiction;

(10) Adoptive parents who have filed a petition for adoption and who need to determine the death of one or more of the prospective adopted child's natural or legal parents;

(11) A person who needs to determine the marital status of a former spouse in order to determine the payment of alimony;

(12) A person who needs to determine the death of a nonrelated co-owner of property purchased under a joint tenancy agreement; and

(13) A person who needs a death certificate for the determination of payments under a credit insurance policy.

(c) The department may permit the use the data contained in public health statistical records for research purposes only, but no identifying use thereof shall be made.

(d) Index data consisting of name and sex of the registrant, type of vital event, and such other data as the director may authorize shall be made available to the public.

(e) The department may permit persons working on genealogy projects access to microfilm or other copies of vital records of events that occurred more than seventy-five years prior to the current year.

(f) Subject to this section, the department may direct its local agents to make a return upon filing of birth, death, and fetal death certificates with them, of certain data shown to federal, state, territorial, county, or municipal agencies. Payment by these agencies for these services may be made as the department shall direct.

(g) The department shall not issue a verification in lieu of a certified copy of any such record, or any part thereof, unless it is satisfied that the applicant requesting a verification is:

(1) A person who has a direct and tangible interest in the record but requests a verification in lieu of a certified copy;

(2) A governmental agency or organization who for a legitimate government purpose maintains and needs to update official lists of persons in the ordinary course of the agency's or organization's activities;

(3) A governmental, private, social, or educational agency or organization who seeks confirmation of a certified copy of any such record submitted in support of or information provided about a vital event relating to any such record and contained in an official application made in the ordinary course of the agency's or organization's activities by an individual seeking employment with, entrance to, or the services or products of the agency or organization;

(4) A private or government attorney who seeks to confirm information about a vital event relating to any such record which was acquired during the course of or for purposes of legal proceedings; or

(5) An individual employed, endorsed, or sponsored by a governmental, private, social, or educational agency or organization who seeks to confirm information about a vital event relating to any such record in preparation of reports or publications by the agency or organization for research or educational purposes.

B. Hawaii's Uniform Information Practices Act(Open Records Law)

The Legislature pronounced that it is the policy of this State to conduct government business as openly as possible while protecting the right of privacy embodied in our State Constitution. Thus, Part I of the UIPA requires that the UIPA be applied and construed to promote its underlying purposes and policies, which are:

(1) To promote the public interest in disclosure;
(2) To provide for accurate, relevant, timely and complete records;
(3) To enhance government accountability;
(4) To make government accountable to individuals in the collection, use, and dissemination of information relating to them; and
(5) To balance the individual privacy interest and the public interest, allowing access unless disclosure would constitute a clearly unwarranted invasion of personal privacy.

Exception 1 – The Privacy Exception (§ 92F-13(1))

An agency may withhold access to a record if disclosure of the record would constitute a “clearly unwarranted invasion of personal privacy[.]” To withhold a record under this exception, an agency must be able to show that:

(1) An individual has a significant privacy interest in the information contained in the record; and
(2) The significant privacy interest is not outweighed by the public interest in disclosure.

OIP has further recognized that an individual has a significant privacy interest in his or her home contact information, date of birth, and ethnicity.

What is the public interest in disclosure?

The public interest to be considered is the public’s interest in the disclosure of official information that sheds light on an agency’s performance of its statutory purpose and the conduct of government officials, or which otherwise promotes governmental accountability.

34 comments:

conoverc said...

Nice work. I would think that the fact that Obama's StoptheSmears website has already posted the information purportedly in the record of interest should itself be a strong indication that Senator Obama has already entirely waived whatever privacy rights the Hawaii vital records law was intended to protect

David said...

There must be a big cover-up or Barack H. Obama would release his birth certificate. Maybe the name name was not Barack but Barry Dunham and for years he tried to be somebody he wasn't.





Why did the Obama SS act like Nazi's and denied this person their freedom of speech by censoring his web site. If threats and intimidation is the Obama way of action then this guy is no more quaified for President then Hitler was for the nobel prize.





what happened to the web site: http://www.birthcertificatenow.com/






Click on this link and you can see the removed site:






http://i284.photobucket.com/albums/ll1/BecJul/Obama_BC_Now.jpg






There is something being hidden by Obama.

David said...

what happened to the web site: www.birthcertificatenow.com/

Click on this link and you can see the removed site:
i284.photobucket.com/albums/ll1/BecJul/Obama

Drake said...

Nice work, Mr. Langbert. May I suggest a slightly different approach?

Perhaps instead of attempting to get Obama's birth certificate directly, against which we will run up against HRS § 338-18, we can try a more indirect approach by getting all the details of Hawaii birth certificate formats generally.

Using, Hawaii's Open Records Law, Haw. Rev. Stat. §91-1 et seq., you could request information on the following items:

1. What is the proper format of the "CERTIFICATE NO."? E.g., the Decosta certificate number is formatted "### ####-######" Are all formatted this way? Are the certificate numbers ordered chronologically as certificates are issued? If so, what would be the number range for a child born in 1961?

2. What is the complete list of categories under the "RACE" fields? Is "African" an official designation? Has it ever been? Were there other birth certificates issued in 1961 that used the designation "African"? Was the designation "Negro" used at the time? If so, what were the criteria used for selecting the proper designation for a black father at the time?

3. How many different formats for the certificate has the department used since 1961? Are the certificates printed on pre-formated paper (with borders and coloration already printed) or is the entire certificate (background, borders, and text) printed all at once. Would the department please supply a blank template for each of the different formats it has employed since 1961? If necessary it may also note "VOID" on each such template to ensure against fraudulent use.

4. What is meant by the field label "DATE ACCEPTED BY REGISTRAR" (Decosta)? Has the department ever used the label "DATE ACCEPTED BY STATE REGISTRAR" (Obama)? What is the difference?

5. What is the significance of the text "OHSM 1.1 (Rev.11/01) LASER" at the bottom of the form? It it the technical designation for a particular type of format/template used? If so, would the department please supply a list of all such technical designations that have been used since 1961 and indicate the templates to which they correspond?

6. How are birth certificates embossed with the state seal. Are they always embossed on the back of the certificate? Ever on the front? Are they always signed to designate official status?

7. Would the department please send a copy of the currently governing intra-departmental manual for the production and recordation of birth certificates as well as the manual in effect during 1961?

[please feel free to add questions concerning issues I have missed]

None of these inquiries requires the divulging of private information about any citizen. Hence, the department should be obligated to provide such information. With it, we would not be able to conclusively prove that the Obama certificate is valid, but it could very well reveal that the certificate is invalid, and hence, a forgery.

Mitchell Langbert said...

Dear Drake: I have taken your advice and pursued the questions that you suggest in a separate letter. I do not honestly think that the law mandates keeping Mr. Obama's birth certificate secret. Rather, this is a choice that the Department of Health has made on its own initiative and misreading of the law. It is funny that the left believes that the government will do a good job of operating a health insurance system when it cannot even understand its own laws! In any case, because of the Hawaii DOH's rigidity in refusing to obey the law and provide a birth certificate to a public that has a direct and legitimate interest in it, I very much doubt that they will cooperate in the areas that you suggest, although I will give it a try.

Drake said...

Well, let's give it a try and see what happens. Please keep us posted.

Laura said...

Has anyone checked the newspaper archives for this timeframe. I think at that time it was common to announce births.

Drake said...
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Drake said...

(excuse me - the last post "deleted by author" was the following text verbatim; I just wanted to check the "Email follow-up comments box" and forgot to do so)

I've thought about going to the Library of Congress to do it, but the problem is that it was incumbent upon the mother or father to make the announcement. If he or she did not do so, then it wouldn't be in the paper, despite the fact that it may have happened. At least, that's how I believe it works. I could be wrong.

CalperniaUSA said...

Mitchell,

Thank you for all the work you have put into this. I would like you to look at this.

This URL goes to a JPEG that is of Barack Obama Senior's graduating class in Hawaii.

http://www.cbsnews.com/images/2007/02/09/image2455630.jpg

The girl in the front center with the black dress, do you think this looks like Janice Okubo?

The second picture in this Google Image search is Janice Okubo:

http://images.google.com/images?q=Janice%20Okubo&hl=en&safe=off&um=1&ie=UTF-8&sa=N&tab=wi

CalperniaUSA said...

Shoot, my urls truncated.

CalperniaUSA said...

Try building this one url:

freerepublic [dot]

com

forward slash

focus/bloggers/2045339/posts?page=33#33

Put that together to make a complete URL. That is my post at FreeRepublic. It shows the photo and the Google Image return with Janice's picture today.

Polarik said...

Polarik here -- the other expert who first blew the whistle on the Obama Birth Certificate forgery on my blog, polarik.blogtownhall.com, a month before the Atlas Shruggs article appeared.

This past weekend, I found the "smoking gun" I needed that conclusively validates my original theory -- that the text on the Obama Certification of Live Birth, or COLB (my acronym), replaced the original text of a previous COLB, by copying portions of the background, pasting them over the original text, and then typing revised text into the same areas using a graphics program.

To put it another way, I closed the case file on this forgery in two ways:

(1) I created my own clone of the one, and only one, image that the Obama campaign claims is a genuine copy of his "original birth certificate," thius demonstrating how the forgery could be "manufactured," and

(2) I demonstrated how this one image, which first appeared on the Daily Kos blog on June 12, and subsequently was copied, reduced in size, and posted on Obama's personal web page, was manufactured directly from a well-known and verified COLB belonging to Patricia DeCosta.

In essence, the match between the more recent COLB in the Kos image (circa June 2007) and the much older COLB possessing a totally different security border (circa Sept 2002) on the text and seal image on the masthead, the text of the field headers, the text of the data fields, the outer borders, the top and bottom border labels, and the bold-lettered caveat at the bottom (that "alterations to the COLB invalidates it") is 100% -- an event for which the odds against are equivalent to winning the lottery.

In the six weeks since June 12, when the only image ever purported to be Obama's "birth certificate" was posted, there as been zero (0) evidence provided to substantiate the validity of that image.

Conversely, both myself and TechDude have presented overwhelming evidence that, not only is the image a forgery, but that all other arguments offered as the reasons why the Kos COLB image looks different from every other COLB image -- in particular, the naturally-produced "artifacts" of the printer,scanner, and/or the compression factor used in the making of the JPG image -- are actually arguments supporting the forgery findings. with respect to the border pattern (which both TechDude and I found to be anomalous), and with respect to the text having anomalies that are characteristic of text (with transparent backgrounds) being typed onto a graphically-modified COLB using image editing software (which was my original conclusion all along).

The posted JPG image of Obama's "birth certificate" is, and has always been, a bogus certificate "manufactured" graphically.

Now, about the issue of getting Hawaii to release another copy of Obama's true birth record. Since it can be argued that Obama, himself, or his authorized representatives -- the Obama Campaign operatives -- obtained his COLB from Hawaii and made it a part of the public record by posting it on the Internet.

Thus, because it is a matter of public record, Hawaii cannot legally claim that the information contained on the COLB, is protected by their own Privacy rules. However, short of a court order, don't hold your breath waiting for them to release it.

I suggest that each of us write a letter to the State Supreme Court of Hawaii, (and to our own GOP representatives), demanding that a true and verified copy of this information be released to the public.

cachito said...

This may be old news for you.

The birth certificate currently posted on factcheck's web site appears to be exactly the same as it was on Saturday, August 23, 2008 - the day I downloaded it to my computer.

It "appears" to be exactly the same, but it isn't. ALL THE EXIF INFO HAS BEEN REMOVED.

When factcheck says the images haven't been edited in any way, they are lying.

Polarik said...

Cachito:

I first raised the red flag on FactCheck's switcheroo in the Free Republic forum on Sept. 20th:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2086586/posts

The excuse of, "Well they are just trying to conserve bandwidth" is GARBAGE.

Anonymous said...

Under Hawaii's Uniform Information Practices Act and HRS § 338-18

(5) An individual employed, endorsed, or sponsored by a governmental, private, social, or educational agency or organization who seeks to confirm information about a vital event relating to any such record in preparation of reports or publications by the agency or organization for research or educational purposes.

As an individual sponsored by www.emptysuit.org

I seek to confirm information about the vital event of Barack Hussein Obama's birth in Hawaii in 1961. If this information is made available to emtysuit.org it will be prepared in our organization for publication to the world to expose the hidden question of Barack Hussein Obama's birth details. This would be used to educate the American Public about Barack Hussein Obama's origin and if he is a natural born citizen as required by the US Constitution.

Thanks for your effort,

Bill
emtysuit.org

Ps

Will all American Citizens contact
congress and demand a birth certificate of Barack Hussein Obama be requested on January 6, 2009 during the counting of Electoral Votes in Congress ?

The President of the Senate is the presiding officer. If a Senator and a House member jointly submit an objection, each House would retire to its chamber to consider it.

http://www.archives.gov/federal-register/electoral-college/2004/dates.html

Anonymous said...

Under Hawaii's Uniform Information Practices Act and HRS § 338-18

(5) An individual employed, endorsed, or sponsored by a governmental, private, social, or educational agency or organization who seeks to confirm information about a vital event relating to any such record in preparation of reports or publications by the agency or organization for research or educational purposes.

As an individual sponsored by www.emptysuit.org

I seek to confirm information about the vital event of Barack Hussein Obama's birth in Hawaii in 1961. If this information is made available to emtysuit.org it will be prepared in our organization for publication to the world to expose the hidden question of Barack Hussein Obama's birth details. This would be used to educate the American Public about Barack Hussein Obama's origin and if he is a natural born citizen as required by the US Constitution.

Thanks for your effort,

Bill
emtysuit.org

Ps

Will all American Citizens contact
congress and demand a birth certificate of Barack Hussein Obama be requested on January 6, 2009 during the counting of Electoral Votes in Congress ?

The President of the Senate is the presiding officer. If a Senator and a House member jointly submit an objection, each House would retire to its chamber to consider it.

http://www.archives.gov/federal-register/electoral-college/2004/dates.html

Anonymous said...

McCain Resolution 511

READ PAGE TWO, PARAGRAPH 3, ASK THEM HOW THEY
PRESUME THAT OBAMA WAS BORN ON AUGUST,04,1961
IN HAWAII. WHY WAS THIS INCLUDED IN A RESOLUTION
WITH NO FACT. DID THEY SEE A VAULTED BIRTH CERTIFICATE.
THIS SHOULD BE INVESTIGATED. SOMETHING'S UP!


http://leahy.senate.gov/issues/Judiciary/McCainAnalysis.pdf

http://leahy.senate.gov/press/200804/043008d.html

The addresses and phone # may have changed.

The two signature's are possibly by,
Laurence H. Tribe
Office: Hauser 420
Assistant: Kathleen McGillicuddy 617/496-2181
Phone: (617) 495-4621
Fax: (617) 495-3383
Email: tribe@law.harvard.edu



Theodore B. Olson
Partner
tolson
T: (202) 955-8668
F: (202) 530-9575
Washington, D.C. Office
1050 Connecticut Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC 20036-5306
USA

Anonymous said...

Obama said that Dick Cheny is distant Cousin, as well as George Bush and Bradd Pitt.
See if they can get it!

Anonymous said...

McCain Resolution 511

READ PAGE TWO, PARAGRAPH 3, ASK THEM HOW THEY
PRESUME THAT OBAMA WAS BORN ON AUGUST,04,1961
IN HAWAII. WHY WAS THIS INCLUDED IN A RESOLUTION
WITH NO FACT. DID THEY SEE A VAULTED BIRTH CERTIFICATE.
THIS SHOULD BE INVESTIGATED. SOMETHING'S UP!


http://leahy.senate.gov/issues/Judiciary/McCainAnalysis.pdf

http://leahy.senate.gov/press/200804/043008d.html

The addresses and phone # may have changed.

The two signature's are possibly by,
Laurence H. Tribe
Office: Hauser 420
Assistant: Kathleen McGillicuddy 617/496-2181
Phone: (617) 495-4621
Fax: (617) 495-3383
Email: tribe@law.harvard.edu



Theodore B. Olson
Partner
tolson
T: (202) 955-8668
F: (202) 530-9575
Washington, D.C. Office
1050 Connecticut Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC 20036-5306
USA

Anonymous said...

Honolulu News Conference: Saturday October 18
Lawsuit seeks release of Barack Obama's family records
Obama refuses to respond to efforts to obtain copies of his birth certificate and related materials.

ANDY MARTIN
Executive Editor
ContrarianCommentary.com

"Factually Correct, Not
Politically Correct"

ATTENTION: DAYBOOK/ASSIGNMENT EDITORS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

OBAMA HAWAII INVESTIGATION MOVES INTO HIGH GEAR WITH LAWSUIT SEEKING RELEASE OF BIRTH CERTIFICATE AND RELATED RECORDS

INVESTIGATOR ANDY MARTIN WILL OUTLINE THE PROGRESS OF HIS INVESTIGAITON AND PROJECTED NEWS PEGS OVER THE NEXT SEVERAL DAYS.

(HONOLULU, HI)(October 18, 2008) The leader of the national anti-Obama movement, legendary Chicago Internet columnist and Obama author Andy Martin, will hold a Honolulu news conference Saturday, October 18 to announce that he has filed a lawsuit in the Circuit Court of the First Circuit, Honolulu, seeking to order the Governor and Director of the Hawai'i Department of Health release Barack Obama's birth records.

Hard copies of the lawsuit will be available.

Martin will detail his litigation strategy.

Martin is due back in New York on Friday, October 24th for a network television news interview.

NEWS CONFERENCE DETAILS:

WHO:

Anti-Obama nemesis and Obama Author Andy Martin

WHAT:

National anti-Obama leader Andy Martin announces the filing of a lawsuit to pry loose Barack Obama's hidden birth records

WHERE:

Corner of Punchbowl and Halekauwila Streets. Mr. Martin will be wearing a blue jacket.

WHEN: Saturday, October 18, 11:00 A. M.

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Anonymous said...

ANDY MARTIN WILL HAVE
A THREE PART SERIES
ON TV
TO EXPOSE OBAMA

http://contrariancommentary.wordpress.com/

Dan Smith,Long Island, NY

Anonymous said...

Hi Mitchell, I don't know if Obama has a Driver's License but,
I have been reading a Law on Driver's License's.
The 2005 Real ID Act. A Bill that passed, takes effect May, 2008.
Requires all 50 States to have person's applying must submit
a Birth Certificate, S.S.#, Citizenship, etc..
Would not this apply to Obama? Can we check his status
through Motor Vehicles Dept. ? Just Curious!
Daniel Smith



http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,249900,00.html

click on 418, read title II
http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/z?c109:H.R.418

page three
http://epic.org/privacy/id-cards/real_id_act.pdf

read data requirement's 2.1 to 2.5
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/REAL_ID_Act#Document_Verification_Requirements

addition article
http://www.wsws.org/articles/2005/may2005/id-m26.shtml

Anonymous said...

(HONOLULU, HI)(October 20, 2008) The leader of the national anti-Obama movement, legendary Chicago Internet columnist and Obama author Andy Martin, will hold a Honolulu news conference today, October 20, 2008 to announce he has asked the Hawai’i Supreme Court to entertain an emergency writ expediting the release of Senator Barack Obama’s secret birth records.

A copy of the Petition will be posted on Martin’s blogs later today after it is docketed by the Supreme Court. The Hawai’i Supreme Court petition supplements and expands on a lawsuit filed Friday, October 18th in the Circuit Court of Hawai’i.

Martin is due back in New York on Friday, October 24th for network television interviews.
Dan

Anonymous said...

Attached is Update on
Andy Martin's Case:

http://www.contrariancommentary.com/community/Home/tabid/36/mid/363/newsid363/284/Default.aspx

Andy is expeding case by
filing with Supreme Court.
Dan

Anonymous said...

I just sent an e-mail to Andy Martin. I'm sure he is well aware of it, but I sent one anyway.
Hi Andy,
I just heard on CNN News (Anderson Cooper 360) at 10:56pm eastern Time, and at 11:01 PM
That Barack was taking time off his campaign trail to
go to Hawaii to visit his sick Grandmother. Michelle to take over his campaign rally's while he's gone. She will be in Ohio on Friday.
CNN states he will be in Hawaii . They said he would be there Thursday and Friday. Cooper spoke with Candy Crowley.
They also said Barack's Grandmother just came out of the Hospital last week. Dan

Polarik said...

Mr. Langbert: I certainly applaud your efforts to delve into the very real conspiracy to prevent any and all, genuine, and original written or produced instruments that attest to the validity of Barack Obama's claim that he was born in Hawaii on August 4, 1961 to an American citizen.

At the same time, I must chide you for not exploring the work of others who (1) began this very same effort before you did, (2) have kept their research both current and valid, and have made every effort to inform the public about past research that is neither, and (3) have posted detailed, relevant information to this blog that directly addresses the information sought, the issues in obtaining and verifying that information, and the need to coordinate, at least in part, the efforts you've undertaken.

To put it briefly, nothing kills a case faster than fraudulent evidence.

Your best source of information, on- and off-the-record, is the Free Republic news site and forum, as others have so noted.

At the very least, you will find ways of getting around obstacles that others have discovered.


To whit:

Governor Lingle was the correct person in Hawaii's government to address your concerns. She has recently questioned Obama's veracity.

However, Dr. Alvin T. Onaka, MD, should have been the first person in Public Health contacted (separately) regarding Obama's birth records. Dr. Onaka is both Hawaii's STATE REGISTRAR and the HEAD of the Office of Health Status Monitoring (OHSM).

Going back well before July 3, you might have learned about the Letter of Verification that the OHSM sends to other agencies, and individuals (not related to the person on the Birth Record) with a demonstrated and documented need.

This Letter contains all of the same information as provided on their Certification of Live Birth, or COLB as I've labeled it, and even uses the exact, same request form.

The ONLY difference between the two is that the Letter is not certified, nor intended for use, as a Birth Certificate.

The "game is the same" with the Letter as with the COLB:

You only get back what you correctly request. If there is no birth record for Barack OBama, you will get back bupkis. If the birth record lists "Barrack" and you ask for "Barack," you will get back bupkis.

BUT, and you'll pardon my "French" Bupkis ist wus zie brauchen, und Geburtsschein ist abrauchen!.

Keep up the good work!

Anonymous said...

Two Thing's Mr. Mitchell..

1) The fact that Obama allowed his Birth Certificate to be posted
on factcheck, etc., he essentially waived his privacy of 338-18 law. There is substance to challenge it.
2)
Read this while I'm in the Hospital.

(HONOLULU, HI)(October 22, 2008) Internet powerhouse Andy Martin told a Honolulu news conference today that after an intense international investigation he is convinced that Barack Obama, Junior, the presidential candidate is really the son of Obama's controversial mentor Frank Marshall Davis........story will be on Contrarian Commentary..

( I alway's thought that Obama should get a DNA Test) Dan

Anonymous said...

I really do not care what
"Polarik" has to say.
A "Vaulted" Birth Certificate should be delivered to a Judge through
a sealed "Chain of Command"
to the Judge. Then be analyised by Forensic Expert's to be proven
Authentic. That's it.
Very Simple. End of Story!
If Obama does not comply,
then, Bye-Bye! Dan Smith

polarik said...

I really do not care what
"Polarik" has to say.
A "Vaulted" Birth Certificate should be delivered to a Judge through a sealed "Chain of Command" to the Judge. Then be analyised by Forensic Expert's to be proven Authentic. That's it.
Very Simple. End of Story!


Nope, that's not even close to being a story.

Somehow, you missed the part where I said that "Obama does not have a "vault" birth certificate in Hawaii because he does not have a birth record in Hawaii" or anywhere else.

Anonymous said...

People interested in this issue might want to look at this page from the Hawaii Department of Health.

http://web.archive.org/web/20070924135018/http://www.hawaii.gov/health/vital-records/vital-records/hawnbirth.html

It shows that before 1972 when Hawaii was a territory that you could apply for a birth certificate for any child under 1 year of age.

Polarik said...

I know that this post is old, since I saw the reference to TechDude. I need to remind folks that I exposed TechDude as a fraud, who fabricated evidence. He claimed that he received a "real" 2006 and 2007 COLBs, and that their borders match the 2008 COLB. Well, they don't because the 2008 COLB has borders that look like no other COLB in existence.

You can read my final report here, , which covers four months of empirical reseach that irefutably proves the images posted by the Daily Kos, Obama's Fight The Smears, Factcheck, and Politifact, are all forgeries; and, that the photos taken by Factcheck on 8/21, are all forgeries as well.

The last poster was right about Hawaii granting late birth registrations
before 1972 for children up to one year of age. However, Hawaii became a state in 1959, not in 1972.

Anonymous said...

(5) A person having a common ancestor with the registrant;

There are thousands of folks who fall in this group...both our current Pres & VP have a common ancestor with Obama...there surely is one patriot in the mix that could do the required inspection.

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