I will agree that there is no compelling evidence that Obama was born in Kenya.
I will agree that there is no simple, easy, readily available consensus that as a Dual-born, Obama is not NBC.
I disagree that we can call a case a non-starter that seeks a ruling from the courts as to whether a dual-born citizen like Obama can actually be eligible. I think that the courts should be pushed and should be willing to render an answer on whether NBC should be interpreted as reflecting Vattels sentiment or not, but I will chalk that disagreement up to a matter of opinion.
I will agree that the executive order for record concealment has probably been misunderstood by some birthers.
I will agree that theres no law on the books requiring a Candidate or presumed President to hand over a Birth Certificate or other documents to prove he is a citizen.
I will agree that the HI Governor never sealed up the certificate in a special vault.
But heres why I tend to think of you guys as trolls. How do you come up with this?:
It conforms to what Hawaii issues and Hawaii doesn't dispute it, which they are legally allowed and obligated to do if someone offers fraudulent state documents.REALLY?! If I went to get a drivers license, and when asked for a Birth Certificate, I said, You can view it online. I have it as a hi-res .jpg saved from photoshop at this URL: www . . . . You would expect that my online image should be regarded as conforming and legally sufficient?
Tired_old_conservative gets sloppy in post 89
REALLY?! Do you think Hawaii Dept of Health would describe themselves as legally obligated to step in and say, No, that image on the web does not accurately reflect the records we have on file? How does that fit with their constant insistence that they cannot legally comment on whether or not the online short-form COLB is accurate? Do you suppose its their policy to withhold verification on documents that are accurate, while at the same time, being obligated to declare any frauds to be frauds? Well, we cant legally verify it as accurate, but if it were inaccurate wed tell you instantly. Thats almost as dumb as Patrickl saying, The certificate of birth that is supported by the current Republican Governor of Hawaii. What?
Ok, Im sure youve given good logical explanations to this that Ive heretofore missed, so just give me a link if thats all you have time for. If you dont have a good answer for this sloppiness, retract your statement or else further solidify your place on the troll list.
The maneuvering of the Hawaii DOH makes me think more than anything else that there is something troubling about Obamas birth records, and I dont think they are applying their own laws fairly on this matter. Given the tremendous strain theyve been under in terms of records requests and the need to make strange, cryptic public statements about Obamas records, and the need to rework their web site and terminology to deal with Obama questions, I simply cant see how we should conclude that there is nothing to hide. If what he has on his long-form COLB is exactly what is reflected by his short-form COLB, why in heavens name has HDOH not found a way to say so. Even if it is a stretch of their rules (which I think it isnt) to provide verification, do they fear retribution for merely verifying that what Obama says as truth. Who do they think will sue them, or what court will penalize their officers? Given the full story about the DOH machinations, I think the most reasonable, logical conclusion is that there is something to hide.
Do you really think that HDOH is totally playing this one straight?
Ok, Im sure youve given good logical explanations to this that Ive heretofore missed, so just give me a link if thats all you have time for. If you dont have a good answer for this sloppiness, retract your statement or else further solidify your place on the troll list.”
So, to the question: “Do you think Hawaii Dept of Health would describe themselves as legally obligated to step in and say, No, that image on the web does not accurately reflect the records we have on file?
Yes. I do. It's really that simple. If (1) Hawaii has no record of a major Presidential candidate being born in Hawaii, and (2) his campaign is passing off an online image that resembles an official Hawaiian document and that purports to state he was born there...then yes. They are under absolutely no privacy regulation or other legal obligation to support the scam. They don't have to collude in illegal behavior and would not do so.
In this context, Hawaii representatives specifically said they have verified they have the original records. The only reasonable interpretation of that is that said records say he was born in Hawaii. At that point, it doesn't even matter if his grandmother filed it. It's done. The official records of a state admitted to the Union say he was born there. That's presumptive, requires real evidence to dispute, not speculation and laughable Kenyan birth certificates.
My position really is that simple. And it's not just Hawaii. Both John McCain and Hillary Clinton had very real incentive to demonstrate Obama was not born in the US if there was any truth to it. Neither went there.
I think anyone who talks about stunning backroom collusion, real live states with damning evidence being intimidated by a campaign, etc., etc. has been watching too many movies. The stories for why he wasn't born in Hawaii are all convoluted and hidden and have any number of interlinking trip wires that fall apart on examination (you know, when you watch one of those movies and suddenly go “hey, wait a minute...). The story for his being born in Hawaii is simple and straight forward. It's staring you right in the face. How the math shakes out seems pretty obvious to me.
It's that old adage: When you stare too long at the shadows, you start seeing things that simply aren't there.
And, no offense, but I honestly could care less about the troll list. If I'm on it, it's imaginary, too.
Congratulation. The best post so far on this thread, KUDOS, and hallelujah!!!