Hawaii Attorney General Responds to Sheriff Arpaio’s Allegations About Obama’s Birth Certificate


BY JOSHUA A. WISCH – The State of Hawaii has repeatedly confirmed the indisputable evidence of President Obama’s birth in Hawaii.

An exhaustive accounting of this is provided on the State Department of Health (DOH) website – http://hawaii.gov/health/vital-records/obama.html

When this issue last arose in May, the Washington Post noted that “the Hawaii Department of Health has released both the short and long forms of the president’s birth certificate; and that all this information, along with clear-as-a-bell explanations, is available to the public online.”

President Obama was born in Honolulu, and his birth certificate is valid.

Regarding the latest allegations from a sheriff in Arizona, they are untrue, misinformed, and misconstrue Hawaii law.

The purpose of section 338-17.8, Hawaii Revised Statutes (HRS), is to accommodate foreign-born individuals whose parents were residents of Hawaii but were temporarily outside of this state due to employment or military service. Similar to section 338-20.5, HRS, which provides for a certificate of foreign birth, anyone who receives a birth certificate under this section would have noted on their birth certificate the physical location of their actual birth. It does not confer citizenship, which is, of course, a power of the federal government.

We also note that section 338-17.8 was not passed until 1982, so it cannot apply to President Obama, who was born at the Kapiolani Maternity and Gynecological Hospital in Honolulu in 1961, as is reflected on his certificate of live birth, a copy of which can be viewed on the White House website, a link to which is provided on DOH’s website.

Vital records in Hawaii have some of the highest levels of privacy protection in the nation.  Not only are Hawaii’s vital records some of the best managed, but they also have some of the strongest restrictions on access to prevent identity theft and fraud.

Joshua A. Wisch is the Special Assistant to the Attorney General for the State of Hawaii





  1. @ Real Deal 36- as far as that documentary by Dinesh D'Souza, he misses the fundamental political fact of the last dozen years or so in that the Obama Administration is no different than the George W. Bush administration.Barry just took the baton and continues the race.In Iraq,in Afghanistan,guantanomo and our economy and deficits.the neocons and ultralibs are pulling his strings.and can we believe anything that Obama has written in his autobiography? mostly been exposedas lies.and what about Rev. Jerimiah Wright?D'souza never mentions him.i thinkhe would a had a profound effect on Obama's beliefs.He preached to him for 20 yrs.Obama's biological father? He didn't know him.

    • Wether he's a commie or CIA drone, Obama is using his power to weaken USA.
      Sad democrats forget he campaigned in 2008 as a fierce critic of George W. Bush’s national security policies, but he has apparently learned to stop worrying and love nearly unfettered executive power

  2. Obama States Of America:records every phone call and every e-mail of every American.(including me,I suppose) Please go to http://www.guardian.co.uk (may 4th,2013) by Glenn Greenwald.and the phone companies are cooperating.

  3. Arpaio has proof of 3 young Japanese children from that era and born abroad who were given Hawaiian citizenship because their parents were residents of the state.

    Sounds like someone in Hawaii is covering his or her a$$.

  4. @ Crystallite- I haven't heard about Obama's maternal grandfather accused of selling secrets but curiously,in the 1950's it is possible that Armour Dunham(Stanley Sr,) worked for the CIA in the middle east.the FBI ha d file on him but destroyed it in 1997.and J Edgar Hoover had him under surveillance. And the passport of Obama's mom Stanley Ann Durham was destroyed pre 1968 by the State Department. There is a photo clue that the Dunhams may have been stationed in Beirut, Lebanonassigned to CIA in the early 1950's. a picture of Obama's mom wearing a school uniform with " NdJ " which stands for College Notre Dame de Jamhour can be seen. A private Jesuit Catholic French language school in Beirut.Obama's mom as an adult was proficient in French,Russian,Urdu,etc.

    • Possible…Really? And it is possible that we were visited by aliens…Birthers make up the most ridiulous stories and wonder why they are ridiculed in public….

    • The real things that stick, is why Obama's SS# is from Connecticut, and who funded him to attend all those fancy expensive colleges. What were his grades like, if he is "so smart" as everyone who votes for him keeps repeating. His records and transcripts have all been locked up and thrown to the bottom of the sea.

      Obama totally lied when he said his Presidency would be the "most transparent ever in US History". It's anything except that.

      • There is no such thing as a Connecticut Social Security number.

        SSNs are assigned and issued by the Social Security Administration System in Baltimore, Maryland (have been since 1971). The geographic number is assigned by the zip code of the return address on the application card (SS-5). At the time he applied, his zip code was 96814 for Honolulu, Hawaii. The zip code for Danbury, Connecticut was 06814. On a typewriter keyboard the "9" and "0" are next to each other.

        If a clerk/typist entered the wrong zip (06814 instead of 96814) he would get a SSN with the Connecticut prefix.

        The Social Security Administration would not even care of this happened as the SSN prefix was not meant to provide geographic information. As noted on their website.

        Sarah Palin's , Paul Ryan's, Ted Cruz's as well as everyone else's college records are "locked up and thrown to the bottom of the sea". Try to get them and see what response you get.

  5. If there was anyone who would have exposed the truth behind Obama's birth, if he was indeed born outside of the country, it would have been Hillary Clinton during the primary elections back in '07 and '08.

    • FYI: Birtherism was indeed die-hard Hillary Clinton supporters who first attempted to expose the truth regarding Obama's birth/eligibility.

      • True, most Obama brown shirts forget this. Obama even was listed on a book review that Obama was from Kenya. A "mistake" that was allowed to ride for 18 years or so. So is this proof? no. Does it point in the direction that Obama falsified where he was born or went to school? Yes

  6. Please shaftalley, you ignored my question if you watch movies like "the eternal Jew" and read "the turner diaries". I suspect you did because the answer is "yes".

    Anyone who receives and believes information from sites like info wars, prison planet, alex Jones, will have a serious lack of credibility. Those people and places are hucksters and shysters, and above all, Haters of all things Jewish. Wayne Madsen's outlook and conspiracy theories puts him right next to such people as Adolf Eichmann, Joseph Gobbles, and the rest of the entire Third Reich.

    All seem to be motivated by a fabrication called "the protocols of the elders of zion". Anyone who reads this trash and believes it is a complete fool, and should not be trusted on anything. Their method is to take a kernel of truth, and bake it 500 times into something truly evil.

  7. To an over weight chipmunk like Wayne Madsen (who shaftalley sourced for information) , everything is sufficient evidence for anything. Wayne Madsen could prove that I killed JFK, and my ancestors also killed Julius Caesar.

  8. BED, I'm not off topic. I'm calling into question shaftalley's claims, which are synonymous with most anti-jewish/anti-semistist hucksters and shysters. If shaftalley can muster enought brain power to put his claims to print, he should be able to muster enough energy to answer them.

    Wayne Madsen claims that an Israeli submarine torpedoed the USS Cole. That's borderline derangement syndrome. My next question to shaftalley is if the holocaust happened.

  9. when ever I think of Israel I think of all the great fun times I have had in the port Of Haifa back in the mid '80's as a merchant seaman.the wonderful people in Haifa.My only regret is that I didn't have enough time to really explore other parts of Israel.you know,the citizens of Israel have the same problems we have with their own gov't.I'm sorry you think i'm anti-Semitic.and if you think that PrisonPlanet and Madsen and the other sites you mention are anti=semetic,that's your right to think so.most of these sites criticize the Israeli gov't and not the Israeli people.i had jewish buddies as a seaman on the ships and had jewish buddies when I was in the Army.and I don't know anything about those books or movies you mention.take it easy,36.

    • It doesn't matter where you're from, or what you've done, it's where you're at (mentally). The bile that Wayne Madsen (who you receive your information from) puts forth is not worthy of sourcing. I've read directly from his website. He consistantly gives interviews to anti-American media such a Russia Today, like a treasonist, not healthy scepticism. As I said before, Wayne Madsen takes delight in having his outrageous claims transmitted to forums and boards by gullible people that don't know any better.

      You claim you've been to Israel as a merchant seaman and spent time there. Then you of all people should be educated about such anti-semitic material such as "the protocols of the elders of zion", which was an anti-semitic hoax, first published in Russia in 1903 and translated into multiple languages. It purported to describe a Jewish plan for world domination. When Hitler came to power he treated it as a valid document and ordered it taught in school.

      I'll take it easy, but just remember, I'm a bit more educated than the rest of the American Idol gazing and Big sports watching public.

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