Arizona Legislature Approves Birther Bill!

In his interview with ABC’s George Stephanopoulos last night, Obama dismissed “birthers” Obama truth-seekers as conspiracy nutcases. This is Stephanopoulos’ account from his blog, “George’s Bottom Line“:

I thought the president would take a pass when I asked him about Donald Trump’s rise to the top of the Republican field in my exclusive interview today.
Far from it.
He grabbed at the chance with a big smile – saying he thinks the whole issue will be a problem for Republicans.
“I think that over the last two and a half years there’s been an effort to go at me in a way that is politically expedient in the short-term for Republicans. But [it] creates, I think a problem for them when they want to actually run in a general election where most people feel pretty confident the President was born where he says he was, in Hawaii. He– he doesn’t have horns…we’re not really worrying about conspiracy theories or– or birth certificates,” President Obama told me.

Go ahead and laugh, Obama. The Arizona state legislature just gave final approval to its bill requiring all 2012 presidential candidates to prove their U.S. citizenship before their names can appear on the state’s ballot. Now it is up to Governor Jan Brewer to sign the bill into law.
You go, Arizona!
~Eowyn & Steve

Arizona Legislature OKs Presidential ‘Birther’ Bill
Apr 15, 2011
PHOENIX – The Arizona Legislature gave final approval late Thursday night to a proposal that would require President Barack Obama and other presidential candidates to prove they are U.S. citizens before their names can appear on the state’s ballot.
Arizona would become the first state to require such proof if Gov. Jan Brewer signs the measure into law.
Republican Rep. Carl Seel of Phoenix, the author of the bill, said the bill wasn’t about opposition to Obama. “This bill is about the integrity of our elections,” Seel said.
Thirteen other states have considered similar proposals this year. The proposals were defeated in Arkansas, Connecticut, Maine and Montana.
The bill won final approval from the state House in a 40-16 vote.
So-called “birthers” contend since the last presidential election that Obama is ineligible to hold the nation’s highest elected office because, they argue, he was actually born in Kenya, his father’s homeland. The Constitution said a person must be a “natural-born citizen” to be eligible for the presidency.
Hawaii officials have repeatedly confirmed Obama’s citizenship, and his Hawaiian birth certificates have been made public. Even though the courts have rebuffed lawsuits challenging Obama’s eligibility, the issue hasn’t gone away.
“It’s a fringe issue in my view, and it’s going to cause people to look again at Arizona and say what’s all this craziness going on there,” said Democratic Rep. Daniel Patterson of Tucson, an opponent of the bill.
The Arizona proposal would require political parties and presidential candidates to hand in affidavits stating a candidate’s citizenship and age and to provide the candidate’s birth certificate and a sworn statement saying where the candidate has lived for 14 years. If candidates don’t have a copy of their birth certificates, they could meet the requirement by providing baptismal or circumcision certificates, hospital birth records and other documents. If it can’t be determined whether candidates who provided documents in place of their birth certificates are eligible to appear on the ballot, the secretary of state would be able to set up a committee to help determine whether the requirements have been met.
The names of candidates can be kept off the ballot if the secretary of state doesn’t believe the candidates met the citizenship requirement.

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tina
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Thankyou Arizona!!

Fred Garvin
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Fred Garvin

With this bill, Arizona is saying they don’t respect Hawaii’s validation of a birth certificate. This will only pit state against state in terms of validating any kind of documentation if this bill passes and other states pass similar bills. What is Arizona’s current current law regarding releasing this kind of information? Does Arizona respect other kinds of documentation from Hawaii? I know that the state I live in has similar restrictions on birth certificates. Because of respect for privacy, no one off the street can waltz in and view anybody’s birth certificate at the County Clerk’s office. And if… Read more »

hrmfc
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hrmfc

Dear Mr. Garvin, Can you explain to me why the Hawaii Dept of Health has refused to comply with their own FOIA ? Can you explain Tim Adam’s statements that he was unable to locate birth records for Mr. Soetero in either one of the Hawaiian hospitals? Can you explain Governor Abercombie’s quick silence after looking for the birth certificate and not finding one? Can you tell me why the US Passport division “lost” Stanley Dunham’s passport records for 1961 though they claim they keep all records? Her passprt application for a renewal in the mid sixties would indicate she… Read more »

hrmfc
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hrmfc

Dear Eowyn, It is my pleasure to debunk any support still clinging to Mr. soetero. Anyone who doesn’t have doubts about his eligibility had too many cups of Koolaid from the Soros cup of fraud. Let us continue the investigations of Mr. Soetero’s social security numbers and the different forms used by the DNC to declare the fraud eligible for the ballot. If he was eligible Nancy Pelosi and the Hawaiian DNC would not have had to change the forms and the wording. Col Lakin’s judge refused Discovery in his trial stating it would embarass Mr. soetero. What kind of… Read more »

Janine
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Janine

Hoping that many many other states follow suit!

tina
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Eowyn,I am sending this to Jan Brewer,as there seems to be a problem with her signing this bill into law. According to Orly Taitz,we all need to rally our support,she says be courteous and support this bill being signed. Evidently,there is some funny business going on with Kirk Adams-just read on her site.

tina
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Sent this,and asked her to please sign it into law. America is depending on her.