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Obama, Release The Records Or Don't Run

David-Crockett is reporting that 60-plus lawmakers and 7 states are telling Obama, that if you want on 2012 ballot, release the records.

Three more states, South Carolina, New Hampshire and Indiana have joined Arizona in proposing bills requiring proof of Article II eligibility for POTUS.

Snippets from Washington Independent; "Birther" Conspiracy Roils GOP Campaigns -- State Legislators, Party Strategists Keep Anti-Obama Rumors Alive.

South Carolina Bill 3389, freshman state Rep. Tommy Stringer has introduced legislation that would amend the state’s election code to make sure that "a candidate for President or Vice President of the United States may not have his name printed on a ballot in this State unless there is conclusive evidence that he is a natural born citizen of the United States."…

New Hampshire's House Bill 1245 mandates that "the names of the candidates shall not appear on the ballot unless the secretary of state has received certified copies of the birth certificates of the candidates."

Indiana’s Senate Bill 82, grapples with the legal standing issue that has vexed "birthers," granting the right to challenge qualifications to "a registered voter of the jurisdiction conducting the election."

Arizona House Bill 2441, titled: Presidential Candidates; Proof of Qualifications
    

…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…

    
Other states are also joining the war to defend our constitution.  According to the National Conference of State Legislatures; New York, Virginia, Georgia and other states are also working on the same type legislation.

Also, let us not forget the federal bill proposed by Bill Posey of Florida; H.R.1503 -- Presidential Eligibility Act -
    

To amend the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 to require the principal campaign committee of a candidate for election to the office of President to include with the committee’s statement of organization a copy of the candidate’s birth certificate, together with such other documentation as may be necessary to establish that the candidate meets the qualifications for eligibility to the Office of President under the Constitution…

…Congress finds that under the Constitution of the United States, in order to be eligible to serve as President, an individual must be a natural born citizen of the United States who has attained the age of 35 years and has been a resident within the United States for at least 14 years.

    
We should contact our elected officials in our respective states and push for the same type of action.  Contact info for all Elected Officials.
"Birther Bill" Advances In State House
AZCentral.com is reporting that the so-called "Birther Bill" won initial approval from the House of Representatives on Monday, advancing legislation that would require presidential candidates to produce a birth certificate before they can make the ballot in Arizona.

The legislation originated from a group that believes Barack Obama is not a natural-born citizen of the United States and therefore ineligible to be president.

Rep. Judy Burges amended Senate Bill 1024 to include a requirement that Arizona's Secretary of State inspect a presidential candidate's birth certificate before that candidate could qualify for the ballot.

Similar laws have been proposed in Oklahoma, Florida and Missouri.  None have been signed into law.

Arizona democrats claim that attempts to certify a candidate's constitutional eligibility could be unconstitutional - heh, heh, heh!
Another Eligibility Bill
Kathleen Gotto reports the Peach State is following Arizona's lead in requiring proof of eligibility for presidential candidates.

Georgia Representative Mark Hatfield has introduced into the state legislature House Bill 1516, which would require proof of eligibility in order for presidential candidates' names to be placed on the state ballot for future elections.

Hatfield represents a coalition within the Georgia legislature which is prepared to take action on the issue, because "without the leadership in Washington necessary to do that, it is up to states to tackle the issue."  Georgia follows Arizona, which has proposed its own eligibility bill.  That proposal has now passed the Arizona House 31-29 and is now in the Senate awaiting action.

Similar plans have been submitted in Maine, Oklahoma, Missouri and Montana but have not been adopted.  According to the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL), Oklahoma is attempting to bring the issue directly to its citizens by way of a referendum.

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Arizona House Wants Obama Off 2012 Ballot
Lawmakers in the Arizona House, who say they have doubts about Barack Obama's eligibility, have passed a bill that would require Obama to show his birth certificate to get on the state’s 2012 ballot.

The House passed the measure earlier in the month on a 31-29 vote, ignoring protests from opponents who said it’s casting Arizona in an ugly light, and could give the elected secretary of state broad powers to kick a presidential candidate off the ballot.

The measure’s sponsor, Republican Rep. Judy Burges of Skull Valley, said she isn’t sure Obama could prove his eligibility for the ballot in Arizona and wants to erase all doubts.

"You have half the population who thinks everything is fine, and you have the other half of the population who has had doubts built up in their mind," Burges said.

So-called "birthers" have contended since the 2008 presidential campaign that Obama is ineligible to be president for a variety of reasons.  The Constitution says that a person must be a "natural-born citizen" to be eligible for the presidency -- and Obama isn't.

Arizona’s measure would require U.S. presidential candidates to submit documents to the secretary of state proving they meet the constitutional requirements to be president.  The secretary of state could then decide to keep a candidate off the Arizona ballot if he or she had reasonable cause to believe the candidate was ineligible.

The bill now goes to the Senate, where supporters are trying to pull together enough votes to pass the measure.  If they do, it’s unclear if Republican Gov. Jan Brewer will give it her support.  Her spokesman, Paul Senseman, said the governor won’t comment on pending legislation.

Supporters insist the bill isn’t aimed at Obama, it’s just common sense.

"It’s our ballot," said State Sen. Jack Harper, R-Surprise.  "The parties need to prove that their nominee is eligible to hold the office of president to be on our ballot."

Heavily extracted from HispanicOhio.com, whose "mission is to serve the Hispanic community and celebrate all things Hispanic, by providing a variety of information relevant to our online readers including cultural, historical, business, entertainment and much more."

Obviously, the title of their piece is inaccurate -- "Arizona house wants Obama off 2012 ballot" -- they don't want him off the ballot -- they just want him to demonstrate that he's eligible for the office.

If he's not eligible, he doesn't deserve to be on the ballot.
Bill Requires Candidates Show Birth Certificate
Lubbock Online is reporting that a Texas state representative on Tuesday filed a bill that would require any candidate for president and vice president of the United States to show his or her birth certificate to the Texas Secretary of State, another indication of just how ambitious the conservative agenda for next year’s session of the Texas Legislature is going to be.

"This bill is necessary because we have a president whom the American people don’t know whether he was born in Kenya or some other place," Rep. Leo Berman said in reference to Barack Obama and of his House Bill 295.  "If you are running for president or vice president, you’ve got to show here in Texas that you were born in the United States and the birth certificate is your proof."

Berman's legislation, House Bill 295, is brief and simple:

It would add to the state election code the provision: "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."

It includes an effective date of Sept. 1, 2011, in time for the expected presidential campaigning for 2012.
Arizona To Pass 2012 Eligibility Law
Bob Unruh says a plan in Arizona to require presidential candidates to prove their eligibility to occupy the Oval Office is approaching critical mass, even though it has just been introduced.  It could be a game-changer.

The proposal from state Rep. Judy Burges, who carried a similar plan that fell short last year only because of political maneuvering, was introduced yesterday with 16 members of the state Senate as co-sponsors.  It needs only 16 votes in the Senate to pass.

In the House, there are 25 co-sponsors, with the need for only 31 votes for passage, and Burges told WorldNetDaily that there were several chamber members who confirmed they support the plan and will vote for it, but simply didn't wish to be listed as co-sponsors.

The proposal, which also is being taken up in a number of other states, is highly specific and directly addresses the questions that have been raised by Barack Obama's occupancy of the White House. It says:
    

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.

    
Burges said she's asked the proposal to be assigned to the Government Committee.
    

"I think every American should consider it of prime importance to ensure that all candidates for the highest elected position in our nation meet all constitutional requirements.  We do not accept the federal government's unconstitutional treatment of states as one of their extended branches."

    
The Arizona bill also requires attachments, "which shall be sworn to under penalty of perjury," including "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."  It also requires testimony that the candidate "has not held dual or multiple citizenship and that the candidate's allegiance is solely to the United States of America."

"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," the state plan explains.

The governor's office is occupied by Republican Jan Brewer, who has had no difficulty in bringing direct challenges to Washington, such as a year ago when lawmakers adopted provisions that allowed state law enforcement officers to enforce federal immigration law.  The state's move prompted an immediate court challenge by Washington.

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10 States Developing Eligibility Law
Bob Unruh says Arizona may have the most advanced plan, but 10 of the United States -- controlling 107 Electoral College votes -- are now considering some type of legislation that would plug the hole in federal election procedures that in 2008 allowed Barack Obama to be nominated, elected and inaugurated without providing proof of his qualifications under the U.S. Constitution.

And they aren't all the simple legislation such as that adopted in New Hampshire a year ago that requires an affidavit from a candidate stating that the qualifications -- age, residency and being a "natural born citizen" -- have been met.

In Georgia, for example, HB37 by Rep. Bobby Franklin not only demands original birth-certificate documentation, it provides a procedure for and declares that citizens have "standing" to challenge the documentation.

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.

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11th State Eyeing Proof Of Obama's Eligibility
WorldNetDaily is reporting that the push at the state level to ensure no future president enters office under the cloud of suspicion that he or she might not be constitutionally eligible is growing.

At the request of a local TEA Party group, Tennessee state Sen. Mae Beavers has filed a bill that would require presidential candidates to show an original birth certificate establishing constitutional eligibility for the office before getting on the ballot beginning in 2012.

Beavers told a local television station she said she wouldn't comment about whether or not she believes Obama meets the test because she has no personal knowledge about whether or not he can prove it.  She said, however, this legislation would erase all concerns in future elections.

"We just want to make doubly sure in Tennessee if we put someone on the ballot, they are qualified to run," said Beavers.

That makes 11 state legislatures now considering such bills, with 1 pending -- several of them well on the way to passage.

Arizona is the one that could change the game.  A plan in Arizona to require presidential candidates to prove their eligibility to occupy the Oval Office is approaching critical mass, even though it has just been introduced.

In Connecticut, SB291 has been referred to the Judiciary Committee.

In Georgia, HB37 filed by Rep. Bobby Franklin not only demands original birth-certificate documentation, it provides a procedure for and declares that citizens have "standing" to challenge the documentation.

In Indiana it was Sen. Mike Delph who proposed SB114 to require candidates to provide a certified copy of their birth certificate and include an affirmation they meet the Constitution's requirements for the president.

Maine's LD34 calls for a requirement for candidates for public office to provide proof of citizenship.

The Missouri plan, HB283, by nearly two dozen sponsors, would require that certification for candidates "shall include proof of identity and proof of United States citizenship."

Under Montana's plan, candidates would have to document their eligibility and also provide for protection for state taxpayers to prevent them from being billed for "unnecessary expense and litigation" involving the failure of "federal election officials" to do their duty.

In Nebraska, with LB654, the certification for candidates would "include affidavits and supporting documentation."

In Oklahoma, SB91 would require "proof of citizenship for certain candidates" and take the openness one step further, allowing the public access

Pennsylvania (pending) has a proposal that would demand documentation of constitutional eligibility.

A bill filed for the Texas Legislature by Rep. Leo Berman, R-Tyler, that would require candidates' documentation. It would add to the state election code the provision: "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."
94 Georgia Lawmakers Back Birther Bill
April Hunt is reporting that a Georgia House Republican, backed by 93 other lawmakers, proposed a law that would force presidential and vice presidential candidates to prove their citizenship before landing on the Georgia ballot.

Like that's a bad thing?

House Bill 401 would not allow a candidate on the ballot until the Secretary of State receives "adequate evidence of such person’s eligibility for election" to those offices.  The bill’s sponsor is Mark Hatfield, R-Waycross, but has huge backing with other GOP members.

"I think the issue with our sitting president has been left unresolved for a significant length of time that people have concerns," Hatfield said.  "But this is not just about our current president.  It’s about enforcing the constitutional provisions for anyone who seeks the office of presidency."

The proposal is a slight change from a similar bill from Hatfield last year.  That bill would have required presidential candidates in Georgia to file an affidavit swearing to be a natural-born citizen.

Both measures are inspired by the "Birther" movement that believes Barack Obama was not born in the United States.  The claim has been widely disproved when Hawaii released records of Obama’s birth, but it remains a popular sentiment among some factions.
    
There's the propaganda.

There is no such thing as a "Birther" movement. There are many issues, but the bottom line is that Birthers want Obama to document his constitutional eligibility.  Some Birthers believe Barack Obama was not born in the United States, others believe he was -- where he was born isn't the issue -- the issue is how a British subject and citizen of Kenya can be President of the United States.

"The claim has been widely disproved when Hawaii released records of Obama’s birth" -- no, no, no!  Hawaii refuses to confirm that they released Obama's COLB.  That statement is a bold faced lie and pure propaganda.

Hawaii HAS SAID they did not release records of Obama’s birth.
    
Hatfield said he describes himself as a Constitutionalist not a "Birther" but believes that evidence of Obama’s birth has never been made public -- a true statement.

"We’ve seen a computer-generated summary of a live birth but not the particulars of his birth on a long form," Hatfield said.  "Congress has never created an enforcement mechanism, so it is up to the states to step up and fill the gap."

If the measure passes both houses of the General Assembly, it would fall to Gov. Nathan Deal to sign into law, which he will do in a heartbeat.
New Hampshire Wants To See The Beef
Juana Summers says presidential hopefuls looking to compete in New Hampshire might soon have to provide their birth certificate to get on the ballot.

The Granite State’s legislature is the latest to pile on to the flurry of Birther-related bills since the opening of 2011 state legislative sessions in January.

Republican State Rep. David Bates, who chairs the New Hampshire House's election law committee, told the Associated Press his panel will hear a bill Wednesday that would require candidates to provide a birth certificate and affidavit swearing they are at least 35 years old and have lived in the United States for 14 years.  Bates said:
    

"They need to produce a certified copy of the long form of their birth certificate and an affidavit swearing to residency."

    
If the committee approves the bill Wednesday, it would go to the full House for a vote.

Ballot qualifications like this one were designed to address the long-since-discredited rumors that Barack Obama was not born in the United States, rumors that have dogged him since the infancy of his White House run.

Bates insisted the measure was not aimed at Obama, and said he might amend the bill to take effect in 2013, after the next election, but some state lawmakers say the measure still could threaten New Hampshire's status as an early primary state.

"This potential amendment could represent a threat to our first-in-the-nation primary as it gives other states reason and desire to try to jump us in line," House Republican Leader D.J. Bettencourt, who opposes the measure, said in a statement.

Do you think Juana might have an agenda?  Where did she ever get the idea that rumors about Obama's birth story have been discredited.

There's more of them every day, and they run the gamut from metaphysically certain fact to the Twilight Zone.

None of them have been affirmed, nor have any been discredited.  The American People just don't have the documentation to answer the question:
    

Who is Barack Obama; where does he come from; and, who sent him?

Arizona Senate Approves Eligibility Bill
The AP is reporting the Arizona Senate has approved a revised bill requiring presidential candidates to prove they are U.S. citizens and are eligible to run for the office.

The bill approved Wednesday gives candidates additional ways to prove they meet the constitutional requirements to be president.  It was prompted by the ongoing claim by some that there is no proof that Barack Obama was born in the United States and is therefore ineligible to be president.

Democrats incorrectly argued the bill exceeds the state's authority and say state officials are not fully qualified to determine the validity of a candidate's documents.

Republicans correctly argue the U.S. Constitution gives state legislatures the right to determine how federal elections are conducted.

The bill now goes to the House for a final vote.

States run elections under the authority and oversight of of each state's Secretary of State.  That's just the way it is.  See bottom of nomination papers, page 2, below.

Flashback:  Constitutional law instructor Obama perjured himself by signing his Arizona nomination papers, swearing he is a "natural born" citizen -- page 1 -- page 2.

He won't be able to do that again.

Watch for some loony judge to declare the Arizona law, ensuring the constitutional eligibility of candidates, as unconstitutional.
Arizona Legislature OKs "Birther" Bill
Jacques Billeaud is reporting that the Arizona legislature gave final approval late Thursday night, in a 40-16 vote, to a proposal that would require Barack Obama and other presidential candidates to prove they are U.S. citizens before their names can appear on the state's ballot.

The horror!  Imagine having to demonstrate you're an American to be on an American ballot?

Arizona would become the first state to require such proof if Gov. Jan Brewer signs the measure into law.

"...if Gov. Jan Brewer signs the measure into law."  You gotta be kidding!  Brewer will get into the state house early to sign this bill.

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."

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.

What?  "The Constitution said..."

Does this "so-called" journalist know something I don't know?  Did Obama have John Brennan scrub the Constitution?  Has Article II, Section I, Clause 5 of the U. S. Constitution been removed -- or altered?

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.

Dissimulation alert!  This isn't about "citizenship," as much as the writer wants it to be.  It's about constitutional eligibility, and not one single court has ever heard a single witness.  No court has ever examined evidence.  The courts have been given the word -- mustn't embarrass Obama.

"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.

If it's a fringe issue, then Webster is going to have to redefine the word "fringe," because all of these polls show that a majority of Americans, from all political parties, have issues with Obama's life story and eligibility.

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.

What's wrong with that?  

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.

As it should be!

And as I said, should the Arizona senate passed the bill, watch for some loony, liberal judge to declare the Arizona law, ensuring the constitutional eligibility of candidates, as unconstitutional.

Related: 
Oklahoma Birther Bill One Step Closer to Becoming Law
Disappointment
Arizona governor, Jan Brewer, has vetoed the Arizona "eligibility" bill.

Arizona won't become the first state to require Barack Obama and other presidential candidates to a prove their U.S. citizenship to get on the state's ballot.  Legislation requiring the documentation was vetoed by Gov. Jan Brewer.

This could be the reason:
    

Janice Kay "Jan" Brewer (born September 26, 1944) is the 22nd and current Governor of the U.S. state of Arizona and a member of the Republican Party.  She is the fourth woman, and third consecutive woman, to hold the office.  Brewer previously served as Secretary of State of Arizona, from January 2003 until then-Governor Janet Napolitano resigned after being selected as Secretary of Homeland Security in January 2009.  Brewer became Governor of Arizona as part of the line of succession, as determined by the Arizona constitution.

    
As Secretary of State in 2008, she validated the USURPERS' election (McCain & Obama) and fraud.  This whole things needs to be exposed from the ground up.

"HB 2177, the eligibility bill, creates significant new problems while failing to do anything constructive for Arizona," Brewer said.

Evidently, asking candidates to abide by the Constitution is too much of a hassle for Governor Brewer.

Related:  Georgia's governor promises to sign Georgia's eligibility bill.

Related:  Louisiana Gov. Jindal will sign eligibility bill if it reaches his desk
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