Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Trump and the Birther Nonsense

Just a few weeks after Hawaii's Governor said he was going to end it once and for all, then didn't have anything new to offer, Trump has restarted the controversy. .
It's ridiculously distracting.
But let's put the blame for this where it REALLY belongs: On the State of Hawaii's stupid privacy laws. Only the subject can see the original certificate.

The records dept, as directed by state legislature, of Hawaii skates around the issue here:
Dept of Health faq on Obama's vital records

The pertinent clause is
2 Index Data

Haw. Rev. Stat. §338-18(d) states, “Index data consisting of name and sex of the registrant, type of vital event, and such other data as the director may authorize shall be made available to the public.” Refer to link above for HRS §338-18.

Index data consisting of name and sex of the registrant, and type of event is made available to the public. The director, in accordance with HRS §338-18(d), has not authorized any other data to be made available to the public.

Once the election was over it's done. Unless there's absolute outright provable fraud, and there's no real indication of it, the whole thing is moot. What's important is that it doesn't happen again.

But dont hold your breath... you're going to just have to trust authority.

1 comment:

North of 50 said...

Darn! And here I had my hopes up!

Someone actually asked me about this today at work. I said it would never see the light of day in my lifetime even if there was any truth to it, so I was not going to spend any time hoping it would cause BarryO to go away.