OLD1953 wrote:The editors at FactCheck.org have seen and handled Obama's birth certificate, they testify it's authentic.
People are not saying what Obama showed is not authentic. They are saying this is just the "short form" and they would like to see the "long form". Obama is not giving this out nor is he permitting Hawaii to give this out.
FactCheck.org does understand that there is both a short form and a long form but said they did not see how to get the long form:http://www.factcheck.org/elections-2008 ... e_usa.html
Others say there are ways for people to get the long form if they want to:http://www.wnd.com/?pageId=285921
But there are claims and counterclaims about Hawaii releasing long form birth certificates any more:http://www.thepostemail.com/2011/04/12/ ... tificates/
I think John's theory that the long form says Obama is Muslim sounds good, but it may not fit. People have shown example long form certificates they say are from that time and only have race of parents, not child. And no religion. So maybe even John's theory does not work. http://nativeborncitizen.files.wordpres ... yke-61.gif
The "long form" is called "Certificate of live birth" and the short form is "Certification of live birth". Note there is a slight difference.http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_is_the_d ... _of_Hawaii
So I think there is enough confusion that this will go on for awhile yet.
But when such a large fraction of the population feels that their president may not be in office in accordance with law, there are real dangers to society. People will fight a "usurper". Obama is taking a real risk in keeping this secret, so there must be something he does not want released. Otherwise why not just sign a document saying, "Hawaii can release any and all information they have related to my birth"?
Obama once said, "The only people who don't want to disclose the truth are people with something to hide."http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Rwwv8mdG6E
One idea is that Obama was adopted. He does look a lot like Malcolm-X. Though I doubt Malcolm-X is his biological father. I do think Obama is hiding something but I sure don't know what. http://israelinsider.net/profiles/blogs ... ret-son-of
Another theory is that his name was legally changed to Barry Soetoro when he was adopted by his second father but that he never legally changed it back. By this theory the name is still Barry Soetoro in the Hawaii computers or on the long form record. This seems a stretch too. I could imagine that his legal name was still Barry Soetoro though. Whatever the truth turns out to be it will probably be a bit unusual.