In the article Note to the Lying Communist Obots: The Nail in the African Coffin; The Facts Don’t Lie! ObamaReleaseYourRecords (ORYR), drags out a long-discredited objection to the authenticity of Barack Obama’s Certification of Live Birth (COLB), and reports it as if it were breaking news and worse, as if it were true!
The objection is that Obama’s father’s race is listed as “African” on President Obama’s published birth certificate, a term that someone in 1961 would not have used. I dealt with that claim almost two years ago in my article, The African Race. ORYR links to a document we’ve talked about several times, Vital Statistics of the United States – 1961, claiming that it proves the race on the COLB is impossible. The document says:
Births in the United States in 1961 are classified for vital statistics into white, Negro, American Indian, Chinese, Japanese, Aleut, Eskimo, Hawaiian and Part-Hawaiian (combined), and “other nonwhite.”
The operative word here is “births.” The race of the child is not reported by parents, but determined by the staff, according to a set of rules, into those classifications. The race of the father is whatever the father describes himself to be, not limited to any list of pre-determined values.
I documented back in my 2009 article uses of “African” as a race by Africans in 1961, and that the parents’ race is self-reported.
The incessant recycling of discredited claims reminds me of this passage from the Bible:
It has happened to them according to the true proverb, “A dog returns to its own vomit,” and, “A sow, after washing, returns to wallowing in the mire.”
2 Peter 2:22 – (NASB)