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The state of Hawaii should get its act together.

On the one hand, its health department refuses to release any information about the birth of Barack Obama Aug. 4, 1961 – no hospital, no attending physicians, no eyewitnesses, no long-form birth certificate.

On the other hand, the president of the state Senate, Colleen Hanabusa, wants to enshrine the date as an official holiday.

Another legislator, Republican Gene Ward, even wants to create a new park at the location of what he claims was Obama’s original home.

Since the presidential campaign last year, Hawaii state officials have treated the release and confirmation of information about Obama’s birth like it was a matter of national security.

But, now, with Obama’s visit to Hawaii, officials seem to be positioning themselves for political gain by selectively using information about the birth.

For instance, the Kapi’olani Medical Center and the White House have steadfastly refused to confirm Obama was born there. Yet, both the hospital and Obama have, when it has benefited them, claimed it as the president’s birthplace.

Isn’t it curious that the Hawaii legislature is considering a resolution that would designate the rental apartment building on Beretania Street where Obama’s grandparents lived on the National Register of Historic Places, but not the hospital at which he was allegedly born?

Why does the hospital officially refuse, to this day, to confirm or deny Obama was born there? If you were on the board of a hospital where such a historic birth took place, can you think of any reason why you would not want that kind of publicity? Why has the hospital quietly claimed Obama’s birth for local fundraising purposes but adamantly refused to settle all the controversy about the president’s birth with a simple, straightforward, unequivocal statement and the appropriate documentation to support it?

This is not simply a local matter. And phony concerns about personal privacy are ludicrous under the circumstances.

The Constitution of the United States requires that presidents are natural born citizens – meaning born in the United States to parents who are citizens. The only way that fact could ever be established beyond doubt is for the people of the United States to see official documentation. Given Hawaii’s history of slipshod documentation on such matters, that proof could only come from the release of the original, long-form birth certificate, which, to date, has been guarded by state officials like the crown jewels.

This is a matter in which every American citizen has legal standing and a right to know the truth.

Obama has run the executive branch of the federal government as president for a year now. He has been responsible for fundamental changes in the way our government has historically operated. He has been responsible for guiding the country to the precipice of bankruptcy. He is on the verge of implementing unconstitutional policies that will affect the lives and most private medical decisions of every single citizen. He is escalating a foreign war. He is undermining American sovereignty. He is making the U.S. government less accountable to the people and the rule of law.

He is doing all of this and more without providing proof that he is eligible to be president of the United States.

And the state of Hawaii is at the center of the stonewalling.

For my part, I am recommitting my energies and resources to the search for verifiable truth on this matter of eligibility. I don’t care what Bill O’Reilly says about it. I don’t care what MSNBC hacks say about it. I don’t care that Republicans in Congress are too intimidated by the media and the political culture to demand proof, as the Constitution requires.

Only when this issue becomes a matter of popular concern will the truth come out.

So I am asking you to help me propel this issue to the top of our national political dialogue.

Here are some ways you can do that:

At the very least, I believe this movement will be pivotal in ensuring Barack Obama is not re-elected to a second term as president. Depending on the outcome of the 2010 midterm congressional elections, it could be pivotal in his removal from office before 2012.

Is that motivation enough for your activism?

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