Wednesday, April 20, 2011
My Baby Boomer Birth Certificate
With all this birther nonsense I decided to look at my baby boomer birth certificate for the first time in many years. Not sure what the birth certificate says about me and the person I would become but it certainly reveals something about government and society at the time.
The good news--the State of Texas officially certified that I am legitimate! Yep, there it is in Box 6 "Legitimate? Yes." How awful it must be for those who were branded by the state "Legitimate? No" during this era.
Box 9 and Box 14 indicate that my parents "Color or Race" is white. Apparently there was no need to record my own "Color or Race." I wonder what was input for color or race if you weren't white. Hmm.
For conspiracy theorists:
1. An unfamiliar font is used on this document. I believe it is called "Typewriter."
2. I am clearly named "Herbert Jr" on this document but my father's name is listed as "Hebert Sr." So which is my name? Am I Hebert or Herbert? A Jr or not? Hebert of DC? Does this mean I can never be President and since I was born in an Air Force hospital is this part of a lifetime government cover up?
I urge all to pull out your birth certificate and check it; sadly the document may be required more and more for identification in the future. What did I say about a birth certificate reflecting the past? Unfortunately it may also reflect government and society in the future.
* Personally identifying information was blurred out on this form