Better late than never.
This should be a no brainer. All of the states should have such laws on the books. The theory is the states, not the popular vote, elects the president.
And this is the way to do it.
This is a great move, but they also need to require all presidential and VP candidates to also produce their college transcripts and full medical records.
There’s already a law about it. He’ll just ignore this one, too.
Someone still has guts in this country. If JD Hayworth does not run against Juan McShame then maybe this lady will run or Sheriff Joe.
Interesting, despite the whiners above.
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Do’h, and we were just getting used to our foreign born anti-American leader...
“FREE THE LONG FORM!”
More to the point, Burges would require the secretary of state to verify, independently, that the information is accurate.
"And if it's not certifiable, then that person's name would not go on the ballot," she said.
Seems simple enough. The candidate provides a copy of his stamped, certified birth certificate to the Secretary of State who then verifies this information with the vital records office of the state that generated the birth certificate. Not quite sure how this will keep Obama off the ballot in 2012.
Has anyone seen the text of the law?
A proper law, if well written, would be neutral and apply to all public offices in the State of Arizona (or any other state).
Ideally, it would require that a candidate submit as part of the normally required paperwork to appear on the ballot one of the following sets of documents:
1. A certified copy of a birth certificate issued by a State, Federal District, Incorporated or Inincorporated Territory, or other entity of the United States showing:
Name at birth
Date of birth
Time of birth
Place of birth
Names of parents
2. A certified copy of a birth certificate issued by a foreign government or entity with the information required in option one, combined with a report of a US citizen born abroad issued by a US Consul and such other documentation issued at the time of birth as provided by the Congress regarding a birth of an American citizen outside the United States.
3. A certified copy of a birth certificate issued by the Territory of American Samoa with the information required in option one, combined with a certificate of naturalization issued as provided by the Congress for a naturalized citizen from American Samoa.
4. A certified copy of a birth certificate issued by a foreign government or entity with the information required in option one, combined with a certificate of naturalization issued as provided by the Congress for a naturalized citizen.
This is the winning approach to the issue. If adopted in even a handful of states, it would effectively force Obama and all other candidates to prove their constitutional eligibility before they get on the ballot. Best of all, the various legal doctrines that have frustrated federal court challenges do not apply in state court.
Is that proof going to require documentary evidence that both parents were American citizens at the time of birth???
Well, the barn door is open and the first horse is long gone. But, this might help in the future.
It’s time to take back the country. Another 49 states doing this same thing would be a great start.
Ok, so what happens if a few states pass a law like this and Obama or whomever is running and don’t comply. Their are no votes allowed for Obama or whomever as they wont be on the ballot?
I wonder about any write in’s? Talk about voter disenfranchisement....sheesh.
And if a candidate wins w/o those states’ votes?
And of course the SCOTUS would need to rule on this ASAP...like well before any primary/general election.
Sure, I think their needs to be a way to check a candidates credentials, but this seems like a difficult way to get there.