As stated before, I believe that President Barack Obama was born here in the United States, and that I don’t know why he didn’t release the document years ago to end speculation over the legal status of his Presidency. To, the President finally released the Certificate of Live Birth – also know as the long-form birth certificate (available to be seen here) – and there are already new questions being asked. The Smoking Gun asks the following questions:
If the original document was in a bound volume (as reflected by the curvature of the left hand side of the certificate), how can the green patterned background of the document’s safety paper be so seamless?
The easy answer to this is that the copy retained by Hawaii in the bound record is printed on white paper, and that they photocopied the record onto the green safety paper before releasing it to the public. This isn’t unusual.
Why, if Obama was born on August 4, 1961, was the “Date Accepted by Local Reg.” four days later on August 8, 1961?
August 4th was a Friday, and Obama was born at 7:24pm. The office that signed off on the certificate was probably closed over the weekend, and it was signed at the start of the next week when the office had a chance to go through all the documentation generated over the weekend.
What is the significance of the smudges in the box containing the name of the reported attendant?
That is a good question. It is clearly marked with an “X,” and no other box is marked (therefore, it doesn’t seem to be a mistake). My best guess is that the “smudges” are actually the initials of the Attendant. The pen-strokes look like it could be read as “DAS.”
In the “This Birth” box there are two mysterious Xs above “Twin” and “Triplet.” Is there a sibling or two unaccounted for?
Hard to say. The marks are actually “X – X,” and might have to do with the marks in the next question.
What is the significance of the mysterious numbers, seen vertically, on the document’s right side?
With these records being keyed in to an old electronic data system, the numbers are probably the codes for the various input fields. For example, in box “7g. Is Residence on a Farm or Plantation,” the numeric code for “yes” would have been “1″ and “no” would be “2″ (as is reflected).
Finally, the “Signature of Local Registrar” in box 21 may be a desperate attempt at establishing the document’s Hawaiian authenticity. Note to forgers: it is spelled “Ukulele.”
Note to the author, the last name is obviously “Lee.” You have any idea how many “Lee’s” there are in Hawaii?
Hopefully we can finally put the conspiracy over the place of birth to rest now.