Hawaii considering Law to ignore Obama “birthers”

100318 at 7:58 pm 4 comments

from Hawaii Free Press

Birtherism: Hawaii Legislature set to “fuel the fire”

ED NOTE: And to return the favor, Hawaii Democrats are provi® ding a bill which is guaranteed to fuel the birther conspiracy mongers. This pleases Obama immensely because birtherism is a conspiracy theory foisted on conservatives by Democrat 9-11 trooothers whose goal is to divert opposition to Obama into dead end conspiracism. This AP Article appears on Drudge Report and in dozens of mainland news papers, but is nowhere in Hawaii’s so-called media.

UPDATE: Conspiracy is Not the Case: 50th District Representative Cynthia Thielen (R) Does Not Support “Birthers’” Conspiracy Theory

HONOLULU – Yesterday, SB2937, Relating to Information Practices, was heard before the Judiciary Committee. In a recent article by Mark Niesse, Associated Press, Representative Cynthia Thielen was quoted as saying “Do we really want to be known internationally as the Legislature that blocked any inquiries into where President Obama was born? When people want to get more information, the way to fuel that fire is to say, ‘We’re now going to draw down a veil of secrecy.'”

“What Mr. Niesse omitted was my quick statement that I do not believe in the ‘birthers’’ claims of a conspiracy regarding President Barack Obama’s citizenship,” the Representative said. “I do believe that government records should be public, except where there is a privacy right to-know such as with birth certificates.”

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Hawaii considering law to ignore Obama ‘birthers’

Mar 17, 1:48 AM (ET) By MARK NIESSE

HONOLULU (AP) – Birthers beware: Hawaii may start ignoring your repeated requests for proof that President Barack Obama was born here.

As the state continues to receive e-mails seeking Obama’s birth certificate, the state House Judiciary Committee heard a bill Tuesday permitting government officials to ignore people who won’t give up.

“Sometimes we may be dealing with a cohort of people who believe lack of evidence is evidence of a conspiracy,” said Lorrin Kim, chief of the Hawaii Department of Health’s Office of Planning, Policy and Program Development.

So-called “birthers” claim Obama is ineligible to be president because, they argue, he was actually born outside the United States, and therefore doesn’t meet a constitutional requirement for being president.

Hawaii Health Director Dr. Chiyome Fukino issued statements last year and in October 2008 saying that she’s seen vital records that prove Obama is a natural-born American citizen.

But the state still gets between 10 and 20 e-mails seeking verification of Obama’s birth each week, most of them from outside Hawaii, Kim said Tuesday.

A few of these requesters continue to pepper the Health Department with the same letters seeking the same information, even after they’re told state law bars release of a certified birth certificate to anyone who does not have a tangible interest. Responding wastes time and money, Kim said.

Both Fukino and the state registrar of vital statistics have verified that the Health Department holds Obama’s original birth certificate.

The issue coincides with Sunshine Week, when news organizations promote open government and freedom of information.

“Do we really want to be known internationally as the Legislature that blocked any inquiries into where President Obama was born?” asked Rep. Cynthia Thielen, R-Kaneohe-Kailua. “When people want to get more information, the way to fuel that fire is to say, ‘We’re now going to draw down a veil of secrecy.'” (Which is precisely why Hawaii Democrats are doing this—to fuel the fire.)

Nobody at the hearing questioned the fact that the president was born in Hawaii.

Attorney Peter Fritz asked why the state would pass a law punishing repetitive requests for open records. Instead, the state could simply say it would only answer each person’s question once.

If the measure passed, the state Office of Information Practices could declare an individual a “vexatious requester” and restrict rights to government records for two years.

The committee will schedule a vote on the measure, said Chairman Jon Riki Karamatsu, D-Waipahu-Waikele.

The measure is SB2937.

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4 Comments Add your own

  • 1. dancingczars  |  100319 at 12:13 pm

    What for? They have been doing just fine without one. They will be involved in a law suit to be filed by John Charlton at Post and Mail. Janice Fukino has lied and changed her story more often than the chosen one changes his, Jim

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    • 2. hepsy  |  100321 at 9:05 am

      Most people here don’t question it.
      Janice Fukino quit.
      Our legislators don’t have anything better to do than RAISE TAXES, CREATE NEW TAXES and CONJURE ASiNINE LEGISLATION.
      Oh. I almost forgot… they also raise their salaries for all their hard work in figuring out how to take more of our money.

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  • 3. himyaosui2  |  100322 at 12:45 am

    Officially by China’s history, I am China’s emperor in exile. My comments are as follows: For the life of me, I can not see any nation electing a homosexual or former homosexual as their president. I am an American citizen as it was my grandfather who came to this nation for safekeeping. My father and I were born here in exile.

    I hold a very good and high opinion of this nation, but for you, your nation, to negate your laws and for your judges to refuse to uphold the laws of the land appears to be inexcusable. You, Americans, seem to think that Barack Obama is upright, flawless, and a good man, yet by God’s upright standards and by your nation’s laws this man is not. Not even, legally, a U.S. citizen and not even a natural born American. His whole life, his mother’s, and grandparent’s lives were filled with hate and contempt for this nation. Being outsiders for three generations, Obama has risen to the top of your nation!

    I see him as being the Bible’s fulfillment of the anti-Christ and, also, known as the man of lawlessness as given in the Bible. The future for God and good people is bleak as this man will set himself up as a god. The bible says that his sins will reach the heavens and that he will perform miracles and every knee will bow down to this man.

    My interest as an American and as a Christian is to bring God’s word back to China with me and to have the support of all of the people of the United States of America in this effort. With the anti-Christ and man-of-lawlessness in control of your nation, I can not expect your nation’s love and cooperation for my Christian efforts in China. Can I not?

    HIM Yao Sui,
    officially by China’s history, Emperor
    of China in exile and loyal U.S. citizen.

    http://himyaosui.wordpress.com

    .

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  • 4. dancingczars  |  100323 at 7:40 am

    Dear Emperor:

    I concur with your comments above. You must know if you are in fact living America and are an American Citizen, you have got to be aware that “We The People” did not bring this mess upon ourselves. We were duped by the media and a great deal of voter fraud.

    The electorate for the most part has been uninformed and ignorant. The Obama reign of terror threatening our Republic has been a much needed wake up call. He and members of his democratic congress will be dealt with harshly at the polls. J.C.

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