posted on Apr, 14 2012 @ 09:21 AM
Well, Alexandra Hill admitted she did not personally have the "original" b/c but/because (1) we don't know how many of the paper b/cs with the
impression seals were sent by Hawaii to Obama - I get the impression not many, certainly not enough to give one away (most States charge something
like $5 or $10 per copy) every time some birther crawls out of the woodwork, and putting one in evidence in either the court or the election board
means that it's not going to be returned to the Obama people. (2) Neither the court proceeding nor the election board required presenting a b/c.
And, I might add, (3) the birther lawyer took the position that a genuine Hawaiian b/c didn't really matter because he's got this (legally absurd)
idea that a "natural-born citizen" must also have a citizen father.
Here, for the umpteenth time, are the facts: The Hawaii Dept of Health has gone to the trouble of issuing Obama's long form b/c; it didn't have to
do this because Hawaii law says that the short form churned out by computer is legally satisfactory evidence, but it looked up the original as a favor
to the President. The authenticity of the Hawaiian b/c was attested by (1) the previous Governor of Hawaii (now a US Senator) - a Republican, (2)
the Director of the Hawaii Dept of Health - also a Republican, (3) the director of the Hawaii office of vital records, and (4) the current Governor of
Hawaii - who personally knew the Obama family back in 1961 and remembers when baby Barack was brought home from the hospital. We don't have this
much evidence about the birth of Abraham Lincoln!
Next, in American law a "natural-born citizen" is someone born in the US, and there is no requirement that either or both parents also be US
citizens. There are several court decisions, Attorney-General opinions, etc., to that effect. Additionally we have the precedents of the 21st
President, Chester A. Arthur (born in Vermont to an American mother and British father) and the 1916 Republican nominee for President, Chief Justice
Charles Evans Hughes (born in NY to two British parents). It does not matter that either or both parents have other nationality or that some foreign
country may, through its own laws, make some claim on the person born in the US.