Skip to comments.Contact your State Legislators regarding a 2012 Eligibility Bill
Posted on 01/25/2011 4:25:07 PM PST by Art in Idaho
Its time to email or call your State Legislators to petition for a bill requiring any Presidential candidate submit copies of the Constitutional requirements to run for President. Many state legislatures just started and have quotas and deadlines for presenting bills. I am emailing and calling my Idaho state congressman and senators and discussing the following:
I am requesting that the current Idaho legislative session consider a Presidential eligibility Bill for the 2012. I think it is incumbent for the Secretary of State to provide proof that the candidate running for President submit proof that he/she fulfills the criteria as outlined in Article two, Section One of our US Constitution:
Since allegiance of the potential President and Commander-in-Chief was the main concern of the Founding Fathers, 'Natural Born Citizen' has been understood to mean meeting the following two requirements: You must be born in the United States; on US soil and both of your parents must be U.S. citizens at the time of your birth. Therefore, filing the long form birth certificate with the Secretary of State should be a requirement to run for President.
Many states are pursuing this at this time. I would like Idaho to join them. There are many sources of information on this.
Urls that will focus the information:
Texas HB 295 info: http://www.legis.state.tx.us/BillLookup/Text.aspx?LegSess=82R&Bill=HB295
60+ Lawmakers in 7 States Tell Obama: if you want on 2012 ballot, release the records: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2462967/posts?page=51
Things looking very bad for Obama on Eligibility Front: http://beforeitsnews.com/story/326/319/Things_looking_very_bad_for_Obama_on_eligibility_front.html
Arizona will decide whether Obama gets reelected: http://www.examiner.com/conservative-in-phoenix/arizona-will-decide-whether-obama-gets-reelected-or-not
Letter to State Senators and Representatives regarding a New Law on Presidential Eligibility: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2357847/posts
SECTION 1. Section 192.033, Election Code, is amended by amending Subsection a) and adding Subsection (d) to read as follows:
(a) Except as provided by Subsection (c) or (d), the secretary of state shall certify in writing for placement on the general election ballot the names of the candidates for president and vice-president who are entitled to have their names placed on the ballot.
(d) The secretary of state may not certify the name of a candidate for president or vice-president unless the candidate has presented the candidate's original birth certificate indicating that the person is a natural-born United States citizen.
Please discuss with your colleagues and give this your utmost consideration. This is not only an issue for 2012, but for all Presidential elections in the future.
Thank you for your consideration.
I hope this can serve as a template for all of you to contact your state Representatives and Senators. Its easy to contact them, just go Here and click your state on the left and legislators on the right and Bingo, there they are. Just cut and paste, put your state in and send it off.
It behooves all of us to get these emails and calls out. I would like to see a shout out that I did it from each state. Cmon Freepers, we can do this!
Its only going to take one state.
You really need three or four states. If this does not happen - we will probably lose the USA. Oklahoma was looking promising - I am not sure what happened.
Agree with that. The more the better though. Obama aside, this is a good idea for every state.
Texas has another bill on the fast track this session which requires a photo ID in order to vote. I hope that one passes and is implemented.
Georgia has a plan by Rep. Mark Hatfield, House Bill 1516, introduced just as the last legislative session was closing. He told WND he expects to use it to create support for the plan when the legislature returns this winter.
New Hampshire had a proposal pending that would require candidates meet the "qualifications contained in the U.S. Constitution."
Oklahoma had a proposal that would be a referendum for voters on the issue.
South Carolina had discussions over a plan to prohibit the name of a candidate on a ballot "unless that person shows conclusive evidence that he is a legal citizen of the United States."
The more states the better. The more states Obummer has to run the gauntlet the less chance he runs as an un-eligible pResident, and the more chances to go after him checking his not so real “facts.” However, one state passing an eligibility law, will likely make him pick up his toys, call it a day, and head to Kenya after 1 term.
"Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Arizona:
Section 1. Title 16, chapter 4, article 6, Arizona Revised Statutes, is amended by adding section 16-507.01, to read:
START_STATUTE16-507.01. Presidential candidates; affidavit of qualifications
A. The national political party committee for a candidate for president for a party that is entitled to continued representation on the ballot shall provide to the secretary of state written notice of that political party's nomination of its candidates for president and vice‑president. Within ten days after submittal of the names of the candidates, the national political party committee shall submit an affidavit of the presidential candidate in which the presidential candidate states the candidate's citizenship and age and shall append to the affidavit documents that prove that the candidate is a natural born citizen, prove the candidate's age and prove that the candidate meets the residency requirements for President of the United States as prescribed in article II, section 1, Constitution of the United States.
B. The affidavit prescribed in subsection A shall include references to and attachment of all of the following, which shall be sworn to under penalty of perjury:
1. An original long form birth certificate that includes the date and place of birth, the names of the hospital and the attending physician and signatures of the witnesses in attendance.
2. A sworn statement attesting that the candidate has not held dual or multiple citizenship and that the candidate's allegiance is solely to the United States of America.
3. A sworn statement or form that identifies the candidate's places of residence in the United States for the preceding fourteen years.
C. If both the candidate and the national political party committee for that candidate fail to submit and swear to the documents prescribed in this section, the secretary of state shall not place that presidential candidate's name on the ballot in this state. END_STATUTE
Arizona State Legislature. "
Thanks for posting that, Red Steel.
I’ve previously contacted the appropriate state congressmen urging them to pass this. I truly believe this will happen.
It looks very good to passing into law. I’ve read there’s 16 AZ senators who are on board and the AZ House definitely have the numbers.
Hey Red, Thank You for sending the Arizona Bill. That’s great! I like that they say ‘natural born citizen’ and specify the complete Long Form Birth Certificate. Now have Texas and Arizona. If you or anyone else has the text of other states, let’s put them here. I emailed all my state Representatives and Senators and already have replies that they’re looking into it. The more states the better.
11 LC 28 5355 H. B. 37
By: Representative Franklin of the 43rd
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
1 To amend Chapter 2 of Title 21 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to primaries and elections generally, so as to provide that political parties shall provide documentation that their candidates in the presidential preference primary meet the qualifications of the United States Constitution to hold the office of President of the United States; to provide that political parties and bodies that have candidates for the offices of President and Vice President shall provide documentation that their candidates meet the qualifications of the United States Constitution to hold the office of President and Vice President of the United States; to provide for related matters; to repeal conflicting laws; and 9 for other purposes. 10 BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF GEORGIA:
11 SECTION 1.
12 Chapter 2 of Title 21 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to primaries and 13 elections generally, is amended by revising Code Section 21-2-193, relating to the list of 14 names of candidates to appear on the presidential preference primary ballot, as follows:
(a) Not later than November 1 of the year preceding the year in which a presidential preference primary is to be held, the state executive committee of each party which is to conduct a presidential preference primary shall submit to the Secretary of State a list of the names of the candidates of such party to appear on the presidential preference primary ballot. Such lists shall be published by the Secretary of State in a newspaper of general circulation in the state during the first week of December in the year immediately preceding the year in which the presidential preference primary is to be held.
(b) In submitting the lists of candidates to appear on the presidential preference primary ballot, each political party shall provide for each candidate on the list original documentation that he meets the qualifications of Article 2, Section 1, Paragraph 1 and Article 2, Section 1, Paragraph 5 of the United States Constitution to serve as President of the United States if elected to such office.
(c) Any citizen of this state shall have the right to challenge the qualifications of any such candidate within two weeks following the publication of the names of such candidates by the Secretary of State using the procedures provided in Code Section 21-2-5."
31 SECTION 2.
32 Said chapter is further amended by revising subsection (e) of Code Section 21-2-285, relating to form of official election ballot, as follows:
34 "(e) When presidential electors are to be elected, the ballot shall not list the individual names of the candidates for presidential electors but shall list the names of each political party or body and the names of the candidates of the party or body for the offices of President and Vice President of the United States, provided that each political party or body having candidates for the offices of President and Vice President of the United States to be placed on the ballot shall provide original documentation to the Secretary of State for its candidate for the office of President of the United States that he meets the qualifications 41 of Article 2, Section 1, Paragraph 1 and Article 2, Section 1, Paragraph 5 of the United States Constitution to serve as President of the United States if elected to such office and shall provide original documentation to the Secretary of State for its candidate for the office of Vice President of the United States that he meets the qualifications of Article 2, Section 1, Paragraph 1 and Article 2, Section 1, Paragraph 5 of the United States Constitution to serve as Vice President of the United States if elected to such office. If the political party or body fails to provide such documentation, then the names of the party's or body's candidates shall be omitted from the ballot. Any citizen of this state shall have the right to challenge the qualifications of any such candidate within two weeks following the receipt of such original documentation of such candidates by the Secretary of State using the procedures provided in Code Section 21-2-5. The individual names or the nominees of each political party or body for such offices shall be posted at each polling place arranged alphabetically under the names of the candidates of the party or body for President and Vice President of the United States. A vote for the candidates for President and Vice President of a political party or body shall be deemed to be a vote for each of the candidates for presidential electors of such political party or body."
57 SECTION 3.
58 All laws and parts of laws in conflict with this Act are repealed.
From the Article: "According to officials with the National Conference of State Legislatures, 10 states already have some sort of eligibility-proof requirement plan.
There is Arizona's HB2544, Connecticut's SB391, Georgia's HB37, Indiana's SB114, Maine's LD34, Missouri's HB283, Montana's HB205, Nebraska's LB654, Oklahoma's SB91, SB384 and SB540, and Texas; HB295 and HB529.
Led by Texas with 34, the states control 107 Electoral College votes.
Please e-mail your State Representatives and Senators. We can do this!
GA and TX have eligibility laws on the books already. Texas probably has the best eligibility laws of all states. Did you see the model letters on complaint on the side bar at jbjd’s site. Several citizens from these states (at least 100 from TX alone) filed letters of complaint to their state Attorney’s General. We need more citizens to file complaints!
Do you know how the BO campaign got America to believe the birth certificate image was for real legally? ...Political advertising!
The ‘Fight the Smears’ web page with the image of a birth document is a political advertisement and conforms with U.S. Code 441.d, Publication and distribution of statements and solicitations. This code section deals with campaign funding, reporting and other parameters but does not require the material to be truthful by the person advertising. Political advertising is legal even if the advertiser does not tell the truth. In Edenfield v. Fane (91-1594), 507 U.S. 761 (1993), the Supreme Court said this in regard to the First Amendment right to freedom of speech and advertising;
But the general rule is that the speaker and the audience, not the government, assess the value of the information presented.
The campaign threw up an eye-catching wizardry of a political advertisement displaying graphics for visual impression, displaying statements of impression such as native born and the candidates status as a citizen by the 14th Amendment and solicitations of impressions to donate now and tell others, all for the truth about the candidate.
The state of Hawaii has not ever stated that the online image was issued by them as the ‘issuing authority’ of a genuine ‘identification document’. The political ad by the campaign did not provide any further information verifying that the image came from the Hawaii Department of Health, Vital Records. The original online newspaper and fact checking organizations (L.A. Times, Daily Kos, Annenberg Political FactCheck, Politifact) who received the image from the campaign said they received the image from the campaign.
So therefore, the online image of the birth document means nothing...
...except that many many Americans were duped into believing the image was for real including our own state and national public officials!
Let your state representatives and senators know this too!
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