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>Is a birth certificate important. Apparently millions of Americans thought so. So did Donald Trump, who now claims he’s the reason Obama released his birth certificate. Trump has been looking ridiculous in his quest for the president to release the full form of his birth certificate. And now we have it.

Glenn Beck asks if it is a coincidence that this comes on the same day as Ben Bernanke holds a press conference. Remember, big Ben is head of the Federal Reserve and this will be the first time the Federal Reserve has held a press conference in 97 years since it was founded during Woodrow Wilson’s administration in 1913.

Here’s the press release from the White House:

The White House Blog

President Obama’s Long Form Birth Certificate

In 2008, in response to media inquiries, the President’s campaign requested his birth certificate from the state of Hawaii. The state sent the campaign the President’s birth certificate, the same legal documentation provided to all Hawaiians as proof of birth in state, and the campaign immediately posted it on the internet. That birth certificate can be seen here (PDF).
When any citizen born in Hawaii requests their birth certificate, they receive exactly what the President received. In fact, the document posted on the campaign website is what Hawaiians use to get a driver’s license from the state and the document recognized by the Federal Government and the courts for all legal purposes. That’s because it is the birth certificate. This is not and should not be an open question.
The President believed the distraction over his birth certificate wasn’t good for the country. It may have been good politics and good TV, but it was bad for the American people and distracting from the many challenges we face as a country. Therefore, the President directed his counsel to review the legal authority for seeking access to the long form certificate and to request on that basis that the Hawaii State Department of Health make an exception to release a copy of his long form birth certificate. They granted that exception in part because of the tremendous volume of requests they had been getting. President Barack Obama’s long form birth certificate can be seen here (PDF):

What A Great Day – With Glenn Beck At The Helm We Shall Not Fail!

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