I ordered an M1 Garand through the CMP. I had to send a certified and notarized copy of my ORIGINAL birth certificate.
I moved to a different state. I had to show a certified copy of my ORIGINAL birth certificate to get a new driver’s license.
I opened a business account at the bank I have used for all my accounts for decades. Among the documents requested was a certified copy of my ORIGINAL birth certificate.
The parent(s) of every child entering kindergarten in my county’s public school system must provide a certified copy of that child’s ORIGINAL birth certificate.
The parents of every child currently enrolled and attending any school in any other district who transfers into my county’s district must provide a certified copy of that child’s ORIGINAL birth certificate.
Any person seeking a marriage license in my county must provide a certified copy of their ORIGINAL birth certificate.
Want your kid to play Lamar Little League Baseball—that’d be the Lamar Little League, Member of Texas District 18, Richmond, Texas—then you’re going to have to produce a certified copy of the little slugger’s ORIGINAL birth certificate. (just google “little league baseball birth certificate”)
Want to be a substitute teacher in Merillville, IN? Then you have to provide a certified copy of your ORIGINAL birth certificate. ( just google “teachers licenese birth certificate”)
Any person applying for a passport must provide a certified copy of their ORIGINAL birth certificate.
Want to walk across the bridge from the US side to the Canadian side of Niagara Falls—it’s fun! Everyone should do it at least once! Then you’ll need an ORIGINAL or certified copy of your ORIGINAL birth certificate—or a valid US passport, for which you’ll need, you guessed it: a certified copy of your ORIGINAL birth certificate.
Ya know? It’d be a lot easier to just become president. (/sarc)
America - enjoy it while it lasts!
Incredible, isn't it?
(Thanks for posting this.)
I think all those examples you listed concern civic activities. The lack of requirement of an original, certified and notarized birth certificate seems to come up only when the activity is political in nature (e.g. voting rights / voter ID cases, and of course the BO POTUS birth certificate cases currently under discussion).