We deal with a lot of things on this web site that have a questionable rational basis, but this is really totally wacko.
I received an email from Phil J. Berg, Obama denialist litigant, and confirmed that it’s the same as what appears on his web site, ObamaCrimes.com. Berg is planning a “Birth Certificate March on Washington.” That in and of itself is in my opinion silly, but what is totally wacko is this:
Berg is requesting all citizens of the United States to email, fax or mail a “copy” of their Birth Certificate that will be presented to Obama demanding that Obama resign because he has failed to produce his long form [vault] Birth Certificate to show he is “Constitutionally eligible” to be President.
Now think for a moment. You call up your bank and they want to verify that you are who you say you are. They ask you a “security question.” The question is something like “what’s your mother’s maiden name?” or “what’s your father’s middle name?” or “what is the city where you born?” or “what’s the name of the street where you lived as a child?”. Well DUH! All of that information could be found on your birth certificate! In some places, a birth certificate gives you enough information to show you are entitled to a real state-issued certified copy of a birth certificate, which along with a fake social security card will get you a driver’s license and then a passport, and then a way to get around that pesky terrorist watch list at the airport.
I bet the scam artists are already casing Berg’s office for the robbery of all that juicy personal information.
I don’t who is more out of their mind, the person who would ask for something like that, or the person who would send their personal information to a fax number or an email address they found on the Internet.