- Law Cases
by Sharon Rondeau
(Apr. 13, 2011) — On April 12, 2011, bloviator and faux commentator Bill O’Reilly referred to “internet spin” and the importance of honesty in regard to reporting on Barack Hussein Obama, then proceeded to lie about the law in the state of Hawaii which governs the availability of records.
O’Reilly has tried to marginalize Donald Trump, along with fellow Fox News show host Glenn Beck, on the issue of Obama’s original, long-form birth certificate. O’Reilly claimed that Trump’s reason for speaking out was that he “wanted attention.” Beck and O’Reilly then discussed whether or not they “could vote” for Trump, and Beck stated that Trump is making him “uncomfortable” and that the document Trump released is “worse than Obama’s.”
How could that be true? At least it had a seal and two signatures. Nothing Obama has released contains that.
Hawaii statute 338-16 states that in lieu of a certified copy of a record, a verification letter stating that an event took place can be obtained by “any applicant.” The Post & Email knows for a fact that a researcher has been trying for over two years to obtain a verification letter about Obama’s birth, and the Hawaii Department of Health has refused to produce it.
Hawaii statute 338-13 reads:
(a) Subject to the requirements of sections 338-16, 338-17, and 338-18, the department of health shall, upon request, furnish to any applicant a certified copy of any certificate, or the contents of any certificate, or any part thereof.
(b) Copies of the contents of any certificate on file in the department, certified by the department shall be considered for all purposes the same as the original, subject to the requirements of sections 338-16, 338-17, and 338-18.
(c) Copies may be made by photography, dry copy reproduction, typing, computer printout or other process approved by the director of health. [L 1949, c 327, §17; RL 1955, §57-16; am L Sp 1959 2d, c 1, §19; HRS §338-13; am L 1978, c 49, §1]
Moreover, the Hawaii Department of Health’s website states that a copy of a government record can be obtained as long as the person requesting it has a “direct and tangible interest” in the record and that “Certified copies of these records may be issued to authorized individuals and used for such diverse purposes as school entry, passports, Social Security participation, driver’s licenses, employment, sports participation, survivor’s benefits, proof of property rights, and other needs.”
However, the Hawaii Department of Health has now broken the law by denying the issuance of a long-form, original birth certificate to a man born and residing in Hawaii.
Dr. Chiyome Fukino, former Director of the Department of Health, stated on April 10, 2011 to MSNBC that copies of an original birth record are no longer issued. As of last month, however, such copies were issued, and one was supplied from a Hawaii resident to The Post & Email via reader and writer Miki Booth.
O’Reilly claimed that the Hawaii Department of Health’s statement that Obama’s original vital record is on file there proves that Obama was born there. However, he has ignored the following:
AllAfrica article, paragraph 11, which states “Little wonder then why Kenyan-born Barack Obama, America’s first Black President,…”
Members of the Kenyan Parliament stating on the record that Obama was born in Kenya (a pity that Greta Van Susteren’s “On the Record” has not reported this to the American people, instead of saying “I don’t agree with you on this whole birther issue” and failing to investigate Trump’s claim that Obama’s grandmother has stated that he was born in Kenya);
This statement with audio that a member of the Luo tribe and “Barack Obama, a Kenyan citizen” might be elected the U.S. president;
The headline here announcing “Kenyan-born Obama all set for US Senate”;
NPR stating that Obama was born in Kenya;
Obama’s own wife describing Kenya as Obama’s “home country”;
The Nigerian Observer identifying Obama as “Kenyan-born”;
This article from Indonesia Matters stating exactly where in Kenya Obama was born.
Grandma Sarah Obama stating that Barack Hussein Obama II “passed through” her hands.
O’Reilly, Beck, Ann Coulter, Rush Limbaugh, and many other highly-paid commentators have ignored this evidence that Obama was not born in Hawaii, and Donald Trump is the sole voice demanding answers.