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GOP Head of Hawaii Department of Health: Birth Certificate Exists, Obama a Natural-Born Citizen

Dr. Chiyome Fukino, head of the Hawaii Department of Health, is a financial donor to the Republican Party. So what — if you are a “birther” conspiracy theorist insisting that Barack Obama is the Kenyan-born love child of Malcolm X — explains Dr. Fukino’s official statement yesterday?

I, Dr. Chiyome Fukino, Director of the Hawai?i State Department of Health, have seen the original vital records maintained on file by the Hawai‘i State Department of Health verifying Barack Hussein Obama was born in Hawai‘i and is a natural-born American citizen. I have nothing further to add to this statement or my original statement issued in October 2008 over eight months ago.

That original October 2008 statement, in case you’re curious, reads:

There have been numerous requests for Sen. Barack Hussein Obama’s official birth certificate. State law (Hawai‘i Revised Statutes §338-18) prohibits the release of a certified birth certificate to persons who do not have a tangible interest in the vital record.

Therefore, I as Director of Health for the State of Hawai‘i, along with the Registrar of Vital Statistics who has statutory authority to oversee and maintain these type of vital records, have personally seen and verified that the Hawai‘i State Department of Health has Sen. Obama’s original birth certificate on record in accordance with state policies and procedures.

No state official, including Governor Linda Lingle, has ever instructed that this vital record be handled in a manner different from any other vital record in the possession of the State of Hawai‘i.

What, indeed, could explain Chiyome Fukino’s statements, given that the Doctor is a contributor to the Republican Party?

Could it be that she has actually verified the existence of Barack Obama’s valid Hawaii birth certificate, establishing him as a natural born citizen of the United States of America?

No, that couldn’t be it. It’s too simple, too obvious. She must be the victim of a clandestine blackmail campaign run by Ted Kennedy from his “hospital bed.” It’s either that, or the deployment of a mind ray.

9 comments to GOP Head of Hawaii Department of Health: Birth Certificate Exists, Obama a Natural-Born Citizen

  • Jack

    Here’s Obama’s dilemma in a nutshell (READ VERY CAREFULLY AND DIGEST):

    If BHO shows his original long form birth certificate, indeed showing he was born in Hawaii, it will also show his father was American citizen, Frank Marshall Davis, not the Kenyan/British citizen, Barack Obama Sr. While that would allow Barack Jr. to be POTUS eligible as BOTH a “citizen”/“native born citizen” AND an Article 2 “natural born citizen” — that is, born to two American citizens on American soil — it would simultaneously show he is a fraud hiding his real father — an unacceptable political debacle.

    If, on the other hand, BHO keeps hiding his original long form birth certificate — while simply repeating, without showing, he was born in Hawaii — he can still CLAIM BOTH he was born in Hawaii AND his father was the Kenyan/British Barack Obama Sr. This would enable Barack Jr. to claim he’s a “citizen”/“native born citizen” but it would mean (if a federal court would ever get around to declaring and thus far no one has standing to bring the suit) that he’s NOT an Article 2 “natural born citizen” and thus not eligible to be POTUS — a legal/constitutional debacle since all acts under an illegal POTUS are void.

    So it seems, BHO has elected option one until forced to go option two because for now it looks like no federal court will ever find a plaintiff with standing. (Of course, there’s the additional issue of BHO losing American citizen status if/when he became an Indonesian citizen — that is, IF he returned and was naturalized he would be a legal citizen, but would lose both native and natural born status, and, IF he returned and was not naturalized, he would be an illegal immigrant unlawfully in this country — but we’ll leave that for another day.)

  • Tom

    It’s really interesting how the Constitution can be, like the Bible, dragged out to determine “rules” when needed, but depending on who’s in power (think Bush) it’s ignored, it’s words twisted by “interpretation” and declared “quaint.”

  • hudson

    Jack-and all others like you -WHERE do you come up with this stuff?!

  • Toni

    What disturbs me most of all is all this hooplah
    about birth certificates now that a non-traditional-looking candidate has won the election.

    Within the geneology of Barack Hussein Obama
    is the very epitome of the “great American Melting Pot.”
    Half of us can’t stand it that dark-skinned genes dominate
    the caucasion genes. The other half of us celebrate that
    our society has advanced this far.

    I will be very saddened if laws continue to change to
    negatively impact a finite group of Americans.

    That is how Native Americans were confined to reservations.
    That is how Slavery began in the United States.
    That is how Japanese Americans were reduced to concentration camps.
    And…
    That is how the Holocaust began!!!

    Where will it end? When prejudice is completely dead.
    KILL ALL BIGOTS!!!! LET FREEDOM RING!!!!!!!!!!!
    status of ‘certain people.’

  • qs

    They need to add a section about the natural born thing though. That is the only issue that I have not heard anyone address.

    Salon makes handy guide to refuting birthers

  • Carole Frazier

    Dr. Chiyome Fukino,

    I am looking for the date Hawaii went paperless, and when this happened all vital records were put electronically on a computer, correct? Two questions were any vital records at that time damaged or lost?
    Second what happened to the paper records?
    Are they still available with some effort?
    If lost how could that happen?

  • Carole Frazier

    I, Dr. Chiyome Fukino, Director of the Hawai?i State Department of Health, have seen the original vital records maintained on file by the Hawai‘i State Department of Health verifying Barack Hussein Obama was born in Hawai‘i and is a natural-born American citizen.
    What exactly do you have I was told all the paper documents were stored in unmarked boxes in a warehouse. Your telling me you remember seeing the Long Form Birth Cerificate??????? or just the short form that means nothing “live birth”.. So the long for you actually saw with your own eyes? When?

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