The folks at Daily Kos have Barack Obama’s certification of birth, which confirms that he was born in Hawaii and is, therefore, an American citizen.
Many are making a big deal about the fact that the document is a certification rather than a certificate. However, I’m looking at my own, requested thirteen years ago and it’s a certification also. But I do remember that I had to provide a copy of the actual certificate with a raised seal when I enlisted in the USAF in 1980 and remember that there were a few things about it that were different from the certification.
Looking closely at Obama's document, one can see that there’s a date on the back of it: June 6, 2007. I’m guessing that this is the date the certification was issued. Certifications are produced on demand—mine (from another state) says October 20, 1995. The dates filed, however, on both are not long after our births (his date filed: August 6, 1961; mine: September 11, 1961)
And for those who are trying to prove that Obama is illegitimate by this certification—as if it matters--because his mother’s maiden name is listed, give it up. I haven’t seen one birth certificate or certification which does not specify that the mother’s maiden name be listed.
Obama’s certification does have one curious item--under father's race appears the word ‘African.’ On my certification, no races are listed, but IIRC, on the certificate, the word ‘Negro’ appears under the race heading for both of my parents, though one is African and one is American.
I hope that we can now continue with our regularly scheduled criticizing of Obama with regard to things that actually matter and that he actually does control.
(Thanks to Stubborn Facts)