Obama eligibility: Arpaio won’t quit

The Obama birth certificate. Why is this still accepted as valid? The Birther movement still matters, for the precedent.
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Sheriff Joe Arpaio, the only LEO running an Obama eligibility investigation, will not quit, no matter what the Arizona Secretary of State does or says. Neither did the leader of the Cold Case Posse, who said that the Hawaii “verification of birth” does not satisfy him.

Obama eligibility: latest release

Yesterday afternoon (Hawaii time), the Hawaii Department of Health released this document, called “Verification  of Birth,” to Arizona Secretary of State Ken Bennett. The Arizona Republic greeted the news with enthusiasm. But as Pastor Carl Gallups said (see video below), the Arizona Republic article said nothing about what kind of information the Hawaii officials gave to Secretary Bennett. Later, The Republic published their own copy of the “verification of birth” document. That copy is identical to the linked copy, which comes from Station KVOA-TV (Channel 4) in Tucson, AZ.

This document says that Barack H. Obama II has a birth certificate in Hawaii. It repeats some of the information on the White House birth certificate document. This includes the ages and birth places of Barack Obama Senior, and Stanley Ann Dunham Obama. It also includes the time of birth, but not the date. It does include the dates that Obama’s mother, and then an “attendant,” signed it. Alvin T. Onaka, State Registrar, signed the new document. (Or did he? The initials “gk” appear to the right of Dr. Onaka’s signature. “GK” might be a stenographer, or someone who signed the document in Onaka’s absence.)

Dr. Onaka did not sign the document with the whimsical curlicues on the letter “A” of his first name that appear on the White House document. Alvin T. Onaka has never signed any other document with such whimsy.

The “verification” document gives the same strange name for Obama Senior’s birthplace as the White House document gives: “Kenya, East Africa.” At the bottom, the document says this:

Additionally, I verify that the information in the copy of the Certificate of Live Birth for Mr. Obama that you attached with your request matches the original record in our files.

In other words, Dr. Onaka stands by what the White House document shows.

What people say

The Obama birth certificate: probable casualty in the Obama eligibility battle

Obama's long-form birth certificate, as released by the White House. A photocopy of an image in a book, with green safety-paper texture added after-the-fact. Suppose a teacher had assigned this as homework? Would that teacher still be teaching?

Sheriff Joe Arpaio of Maricopa County, AZ, vowed

to investigate until I discover the truth.

He also accused the White House and Secretary Bennett of “apply[ing] political pressure” to him.

Jerome S. Corsi, in Hawaii and traveling with lead Cold Case Posse investigator Mike Zullo, broke his silence at noon (EDT) today. Zullo told him that the Cold Case Posse could still find that the White House birth certificate document and a Selective Service registration for Obama could both be forged. That could put the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office against the Arizona Department of State. Zullo knows it, and does not care. He told of meeting with Bennett, and said that Bennett will not even look at the evidence that the Cold Case Posse has.

Evidently Hawaii has had a change of heart. I’m now happy to return once again to the Hawaii Department in Health to repeat our request that Hawaii release whatever birth records may yet remain concealed in the Hawaii Department of Health vaults to public examination by a court-certified group of forensic examiners.

Members of the Surprise Tea Party are furious with Bennett. They petitioned Sheriff Arpaio to investigate to begin with. Now they say that Bennett has “caved to political pressure” from Senator John McCain (R-AZ) and other high-ranking members of the Arizona Republican Party. Bennett wants to run for Governor of Arizona in 2014.

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Terry A. Hurlbut has been a student of politics, philosophy, and science for more than 35 years. He is a graduate of Yale College and has served as a physician-level laboratory administrator in a 250-bed community hospital. He also is a serious student of the Bible, is conversant in its two primary original languages, and has followed the creation-science movement closely since 1993.

8 Responses to Obama eligibility: Arpaio won’t quit

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  2. rpeh says:

    “Members of the Surprise Tea Party are furious with Bennett”

    Why?

    Bennett obtained the only document Hawaii is legally allowed to provide. Why not be furious with the sun for having the temerity to drop below the horizon each night?

  3. TheEgyptian says:

    Arpaio really should let this go. He’s just making himself look even more of a fool than usual, and so is Hurlbut by playing along with the crazy.

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