I know two facts: that the Certification of Live Birth
is legal evidence of Obama's Hawaiian birth (see bottom of linked image, and that Obama is using a lot of resources to keep the original birth certificate under wraps
. (Hat tip to Spatula City
for the second link.)
Why the presidential evasiveness? The two most logical possibilities are:
- The "birthers" are politically advantageous to Obama as a convenient punching bag and distraction; hiding the long-form birth certificate is the best way to keep the movement alive.
- As even many non-birthers suspect, there's something embarrassing on the long-form birth certificate that Obama wants to hide.
What could possibly be embarrassing on a birth certificate? A wussy birth weight?Location of birth, usually a hospital (such as the Mobile Infirmary).
I took out my 1960 birth certificate. Alabama and Hawaii birth certificates of that time may differ in what's reported, but I suspect that difference is slight. Here's some items from my
Whether birth was single or multiple birth (twins, triplets, etc.). Anyone in the US correctional system sporting an iron mask?
Age of parents.
Street address of parents.
Birthplace of parents.
Number of children previously born to mother.
Number of children previously born to mother but currently dead.
Number of children previously stillborn to mother.
Anyone's guess is as good as mine.
Obama has guaranteed that even people who normally wouldn't give a flying fandango about his long-form birth certificate want to see it.
Labels: Law, Politics