There was one debate that I never engaged in when it came to U.S. President Barack Hussein Obama: his birth status or whether he's eligible to be president. As far as I was concerned, Obama is an American because his birth certificate is on file in Hawaii.
But now comes word that there may not be an original birth certificate on file in Hawaii for Obama after all.
According to online reports, new Hawaii governor Neil Abercombie admits that there is no original birth document with Obama's name on it in Hawaii. This shocking news comes on the heels of Obama's lukewarm State of the Union Address last night, in which he said basically nothing that we haven't already heard.
Hawaii’s communications officer, Janice Okubo, confirmed Abercrombie’s statement by saying that the Registrar's Office maintains a public collection of birth registrations and Obama’s name appears in them. However, it has long since been proven that Hawaii’s birth registration process includes foreign births when the parents claim a Hawaiian residence. A record of registration is not necessarily an indication of a Hawaiian birth under the provisions of HRS 338-17.7 and 17.8. READ MORE