"Hawaii considers legislation to ignore birthers."
The birther conspiracy continues to live on, despite definitive proof showing that President Obama was indeed born in the United States. Hawaii’s government agencies are becoming so frustrated with the delusional birthers that the state is considering a bill “permitting government officials to ignore people who won’t give up“:
But the state still gets between 10 and 20 e-mails seeking verification of Obama’s birth each week, most of them from outside Hawaii, [Lorrin Kim, chief of the Hawaii Department of Health’s Office of Planning, Policy and Program Development] said Tuesday.
A few of these requesters continue to pepper the Health Department with the same letters seeking the same information, even after they’re told state law bars release of a certified birth certificate to anyone who does not have a tangible interest. Responding wastes time and money, Kim said. […]
If the measure passed, the state Office of Information Practices could declare an individual a “vexatious requester” and restrict rights to government records for two years.
Health Department spokeswoman Janice Okubo said that the requests are “spurred on by these ‘birther’ blogs who direct them to bombard the Health Department even though they have no legitimate right to the information.” Many of the requests come from Arizona, Florida, and South Carolina. One person even said that they had a right to see Obama’s birth certificate because they both had a common ancestor: the biblical figure Adam. “We told them they need to provide some type of legal documentation,” replied Okubo.