Evidently, much of the state has lost its mind.
It is important to remember that President Obama has declined to release almost all documents about his life. That is his legal right. Laws have consequences, good and bad. President Obama has assiduously protected his legal rights.
Since Hawaii’s governor has stepped into the birth certificate imbroglio, the surrealism has increased. Now, some legislators want to change the state law and sell the right to see the documents the state has regarding President Obama’s birth.
So they are considering throwing their privacy laws under the bus to make some dollars for the treasury of a Democrat run state that is in the hole. They are going to throw the president under the bus to make some dollars for the treasury of a Democrat run state that is in the hole. Even if the documents turn out to be completely genuine and proof positive that President Obama’s birth records are as presumed, the legislature will have thrown him under the bus. Because they will have destroyed his right to protect his privacy to the extent the law allows. All to make some bucks for the treasury of a Democrat run state that is in the hole.
Worse, they don’t understand why they are doing it.
“If it passes, it will calm the birthers down,” said the bill’s primary sponsor, Rep. Rida Cabanilla. “All these people are still doubting it because they don’t want the birth certificate from Obama. They want it from our state office.”
No, what they want is for President Obama to authorize release of ALL his records, educational, medical, legal, work, senatorial and financial. That means some cooperation from the president. Not a unilateral trashing to the privacy laws to get to documents he chooses not to release. An honest discussion of the issue would help,too.
Every day I see the same thing, corrosion of the law, fiscal insanity careening into huckster capitalism, judges and lawyers undermining the rule of law. Legislators passing laws on pretexts with not clue of the issues of even why they are doing what they do. With complicit, ignorant and truly addled media assisting.
Let’s say Hawaii does this and it is a big “hit.” Is every other state going to be tempted to sell the private records of famous people, privacy be damned? Maybe I want to spend $100 to see the president’s medical records. Will that be OK? What if I make it $1,000? How about proof that a celebrity actually had a disease? Where does it stop?
But there is a problem:
“But the number of birther requests has been declining from the 10 to 20 weekly inquiries received early last year, according to the Department of Health.
“Requests have decreased significantly over the years. Currently we receive anywhere from zero to five per week,” said department spokeswoman Janice Okubo.”
Crazy, simply crazy.
The above quote is proof, if anyone needed it, that the controversy was dying down before Neil and his sidekick stepped in. Moreover, the idea of trampling the privacy law to make $500 a week for the state is silly. Yet the state says that 20 or 30 calls (last year’s peak) is some sort of burden on the state! Such a burden that they want to abandon privacy law. This is an example of proposed law by pretext. Let’s pass a damaging law because it will make money. How much? $500?
The nation is in serious trouble.