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Barack Hussein Obama II -- Frequently Asked Questions

Below are responses to frequently asked questions related to all records and documents maintained by the Hawaii State Department of Health (DOH) related to the vital records of Barack Hussein Obama II.  Frequently requested records and documents which can be released to the public are attached by electronic link below or, for those records and documents that are not available electronically, directions are provided for requesting copies.


The State’s public records law, the Uniform Information Practices Act (Modified) (“UIPA”), found at chapter 92F, Hawaii Revised Statutes (“HRS”) requires that all government records be open to public inspection unless access is restricted or closed by law.  Government records means information maintained by an agency in written, auditory, visual, electronic, or other physical form, see HRS §92F-3.  The UIPA does not require an agency to provide access to government records that state law protects from disclosure, see, HRS §92F-13 (4), nor does it require agencies to respond to all questions asked of the agency.


Unless a request for DOH records is specific enough to be understood, the request cannot be responded to by the DOH.

The DOH may not have a record which is responsive to a request. The UIPA does not require an agency to compile or create information to respond to a request.


State law prohibits the DOH from disclosing any vital statistics records or information contained in such records unless the requestor has a direct and tangible interest in the record, or as otherwise allowed by statute or administrative rule.  See HRS §338-18.  Direct and tangible interest is determined by HRS §338-18(b).


In light of the unprecedented number of requests for information relating to the vital records of President Barack Hussein Obama II, the DOH has reviewed the requirements of UIPA and the confidentiality provisions of HRS Chapter 338.


Based upon that review, the DOH has determined that the information listed below constitutes all of the publicly available information related to requests for vital statistics records pertaining to President Barack Hussein Obama II, and the only disclosures pertaining to those records that can be made in accordance with Hawaii law.  The Department of Health is providing links to copies of the records in the form that they are available to the public.


1.    Birth Certificate or Certificate of Live Birth


State law prohibits the DOH for disclosing any information about a Hawaii vital record unless the requestor has a direct and tangible interest in the record.  This includes verification of vital records and all the information contained in a record.  Vital records disclosure laws protect all birth, death, marriage and divorce records held by the department and all amendments, changes, supporting records, and requests related to vital records.


Direct and tangible interest is determined by HRS §338-18(b).  This statute may be accessed on the state legislative website at:
http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/hrscurrent/Vol06/Ch0321-0344/HRS0338/HRS 0338-0018.htm


The law that governs vital records in the State of Hawaii is Hawaii Revised Statutes chapter 338, which may be accessed on the state legislature website at:



Information on how to order certified copies of vital records in Hawaii and who is eligible to order vital records in Hawaii, is available on the DOH website at:



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.


Index data referred to in HRS §338-18 from vital records in the State of Hawaii is available for inspection at the Department of Health’s Office of Health Status Monitoring at 1250 Punchbowl Street in Honolulu.  The public may sign in and inspect the names and sex of all births that occurred in the state.  Data is maintained in bound copies by type of event with names listed alphabetically by last name.


The index data regarding President Obama is:


Birth Index
Obama II, Barack Hussein


To request index data, provide a first and last name of the individual, and the type of event.  There is no cost for the first two requests; all subsequent requests require a prepayment of $7.50 per individual and event requested along with a self-addressed, stamped envelope.  Only a money order, certified check, or cashier’s check (make money order and checks payable to the State Department of Health) will be accepted.  Personal checks will not be accepted.  All fees are non-refundable; if no data is found after a search is conducted, the fees are retained to cover the cost of the search.  Requests for index data will be sent out within 2-3 weeks after receipt of payment.


Prepayment and a written request including a first and last name and type of event along with a self-addressed, stamped envelope may be mailed to:


State Department of Health
Office of Health Status Monitoring
Issuance/Vital Statistics Section
P.O. Box 3378
Honolulu, HI 96801


3.    All past statements by the Health Director are available at:




The statements speak for themselves and there are no other public records maintained by the department related to these statements that are available to the public.


4.    All records on department regulations and rules related to vital records are at:




These records consist of:

Public Health Regulations Chapter 8 (Vital Records Regulations and  Records)
Public Health Regulations Chapter 8A (Delayed Birth Registration)
Public Health Regulations Chapter 8B (Vital Statistics Regulations and Records)
Hawaii Administrative Rules, Title 11 Department of Health Chapter 120 (Foreign Born Persons Adopted in Hawaii)
Hawaii Administrative Rules, Title 11 Department of Health Chapter 123 (Names of Natural Parents in Birth Certificate of Adopted Person)


If you would like to have a hard copy of the rules sent to you by mail or by facsimile, please send a prepayment of $10.00 along with your written request to:


State Department of Health
Office of Health Status Monitoring
Issuance/Vital Statistics Section
P.O. Box 3378
Honolulu, HI 96801

Support Dwindles For Obama Secrecy Bill
The Hawaii Star-Bulletin is reporting that support is dwindling for bill limiting access to Barack Obama's records.

The bill, Senate Bill 2937, was the idea of the state Health Department, which has to field daily questions about the birth certificate, and other records that document the facts of Barack Obama's birth.  Except on Friday -- they don't work on Friday, according to this report.

The Media Council of Hawaii protested the proposed bill, saying that it could be used to needlessly restrict public information.  Chris Conybeare, Media Council president, commented, "Any new exception to the public information law is really bad.

"This will not stop people like the 'Birthers' from asking about Obama's birth certificate, but it could curb legitimate public interest groups or the news media from requesting documents," Conybeare said.  Which of course, the ObamaMedia has not done -- why, do you think, that is?

He added that because the OIP is already working with a reduced staff and closed on Furlough Fridays, giving it new duties will not be efficient. "The only thing this will do is just jam up the system," Conybeare said.

Hawaii's Department of Health has been obfuscating, and releasing false statements since questions about the facts of Barack Obama's life were first raised.
And Hawaii Is Still At It
Hawaii lawmakers are moving closer to passing the "Stonewall" bill -- SB2937 -- allowing the state to ignore requests for Barack Obama's birth certificate and related records.

A conference committee unanimously voted Tuesday to advance the bill to final votes in the House and Senate.

The proposal allows state government agencies not to respond to follow-up requests for information if they determine that the subsequent request is duplicative or substantially similar to a previous request -- which they will

The bill is aimed at so-called "Birthers," who question Obama's eligibility to hold the Office of President of the United States of America.

Again, the eligibility issue is mischaracterized by the writer.  The closing sentence is, "They say he was actually born outside the United States, and therefore doesn't meet a constitutional requirement for being president."

Some do.  Some don't.  However, Obama's reluctance to provide the most basic documents for inspection has caused millions to be suspicious.

Why all this fuss?  We know Obama has a birth certificate.  He says so on page 26 (bottom paragraph) of his automythology, "Dreams..."

He would have needed to produce his Certificate of Birth to obtain a driver's license, and a passport.  Since he has both, he's produced the document previously.

Why the reluctance now?  Oh, I remember, you don't have to be a "natural born" citizen to get a driver's license.
Hawaii Votes To Limit Obama Document Requests
The Washington Post reports that Hawaii legislators have passed a measure allowing a state agency to ignore repeated requests from a person or organization for records relating to Barack Obama.

The measure approved Tuesday by the state Legislature would carve an exemption in the state's public records law and allow officials to ignore all kinds of duplicative requests, including those for Obama's birth certificate.

Hawaii Health Director Dr. Chiyome Fukino has issued two statements since 2008 saying she had seen vital records proving Obama is a natural-born American citizen.  Obama was born in Honolulu to a Kenyan father and an American mother.

But state officials say they still get between 10 and 20 e-mails each week seeking verification of Obama's birth.

The bill now goes to Republican Governor Linda Lingle.

Here we go again -- the ObamaMedia flagrantly lying in the defense of their Obamamessiah, claiming Obama has been proven to be a "natural born" citizen right before publishing the very reason he is not a "natural born" citizen -- "Obama was born in Honolulu to a Kenyan father..."

Further, Fukino is neither authorized, not qualified to declare Barack Obama a "natural-born" American citizen.

But beyond that, Jill T. Nagamine, Deputy Attorney General of the State of Hawaii, will not, or cannot corroborate any of the Department of Health’s public statements regarding the alleged facts of the birth of Barack Hussein Obama in Hawaii.
Hawaii State Law Does Not Hide Obama’s Birth Certificate
In January (2011) Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie took it upon himself to obtain Obama's long-form birth certificate -- his investigation was supported by a search warrant.

Abercrombie was unable to find any documentation for an Obama Hawaiian birth except for a "recording" in the Hawaii State Archive.  Abercrombie is quoted as saying:

"It was actually written I am told, this is what our investigation is showing, it actually exists in the archives, written down ..."

No birth certificate -- just a "recording?"   It was time to revert to Hawaii's Plan A.

Abercrombie, having failed in his mission, hid behind Hawaii's privacy laws that, according to this AP report, bar the release of birth records unless the requester is someone with a tangible interest, such as a close family member.

Well, that's just more dissimulation.

In the opinion of Butterdezillion,  Hawaii state law doesn’t hide Obama’s birth certificate.  At this point, based on what HRS 338-18 and (UIPA) actually say, and the Office of Information Practices (OIP) Opinion Letters interpret, there are four reasons that Hawaii law actually REQUIRES his birth certificate to be disclosed -- although a CERTIFIED birth certificate can only be disclosed to someone who has a "direct and tangible interest."

1)  Obama already claims to have published his COLB so there is no longer any privacy exemption to disclosure that applies.

2)  There is a "scintilla" of public interest which outweighs any privacy exemptions if they existed.

3)  The HDoH Director already made a public statement regarding what is on those records, and any records created and maintained for the purpose of informing the public are automatically public records.  When Fukino stated that she had seen the vital records verifying that Obama was born in Hawaii, that automatically made all those records public -- regardless of any privacy interests -- because the public has to have a way of holding their public officials accountable to the truth.

4)  the HDOH Administrative Rules -- which Fukino illegally hid until a year after the election -- say that anybody who asks for it can receive a NON-CERTIFIED copy of any abbreviated BC (COLB) in their office.  Unfortunately, Hawaii is not following their rules or laws these days.  Apparently not even the judges.

Everything these people are saying about how the records CAN’T be disclosed because the law forbids it is UTTER BS.  The laws actually REQUIRE disclosure of the records.
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