- Your silly statement that Barack Obama's "Certificate of Live Birth" is not the same thing as a "Birth Certificate" is pandering to paranoid ignoramuses and kowtowing to racists -- and is absolutely inexcusable.
- It's a distinction without a difference, like "July Fourth" vs. "Fourth of July," or "birth place" vs. "place of birth."
Different government jurisdictions use different terminology for equivalent documents, departments and services. Louisiana has parishes. California has counties. New York has a Public Utilities Commission. Connecticut has a Dep't of Public Utility Control.
- Arizona has a Division of Public Health Services, which provides birth certificates. So does the Miami-Dade County Health Department in Florida.
- New York City has a Department of Health, which provides certifications of birth.
- In Connecticut, the Plymouth Town Clerk provides certifications of birth, like New York City, but Hartford provides birth records.
- Hawaii has a Department of Health, which provides certificates of live birth. So does the Rhode Island Department of Health.
Donny, it doesn't take much intelligence to understand the terminology, but since you seem to be suffering from early dementia (or maybe you're faking stupidity to attract the teabag vote), I'll go slowly.
Donny, as a real estate mogul, I assume you have experience dealing with legal documents. You said that a certificate of live birth is "a much different instrument" than a birth certificate.
Clearly, a piano is a much different instrument than a clarinet, but what is the important difference between a "certificate of birth" and a "birth certificate?"
According to the Los Angeles Times, you said, "Every day that goes by, I think less and less that he was born in the United States."
Even a potential political competitor, stupid and nutso Michele Bachmann, is no longer screaming for Obama's paperwork.
Donny, stick to real estate and television. You will NOT be president. (But don't forget to register for Medicare.)