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January 26, 2011

Arizona to Pass 2012 Eligibility Law For Presidential Candidates ~ Hello Obama

Game-changer! Arizona to pass 2012 eligibility law

Obama will have to produce birth certificate to run again

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.

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 WND that there were several chamber members who confirmed they support theplanand 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.

The critical phrases are “natural born citizen” and the requirements of “article II, section 1, Constitution of the United States,” which imposes on the president a requirement not demanded of other state and federal officeholders.

The controversy stems from the Constitution, Article 2, Section 1, which states, "No Person except a natural born Citizen, or a Citizen of the United States, at the time of the Adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the Office of President."

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.


Wild Thing's comment........

The States listed in the article are AZ, PA, MT, GA and TX.

The can of worms is opening. Sounds like several of the states intend to prohibit a repeat of the eligibility fraud.

Over on The Drudge Report the link says....

“Obama will ‘have to produce birth certificate’ to run again... “

Posted by Wild Thing at January 26, 2011 05:55 AM


Good news. I expected Oklahoma to be the first with more stringent rules on proof of eligibility. Thanks AZ!

Posted by: Jim at January 26, 2011 09:44 AM

I guess we will all have to get the word out in our own home states. I will post also with a link back.

Posted by: Bob A at January 26, 2011 10:14 AM

Let me see. I live in a state where we have, Sanctuary Cities, Free Government funding for Illegals immediately upon entering the Country, Ballots printed in at least 7 different languages, and a whole lot of other things that cater to those who do not wish to become Americans.

Not looking for my California Legislature to jump on this bandwagon.

Posted by: Sean at January 26, 2011 10:42 AM

Can you say one term Lame Duck President?

Posted by: JW M at January 26, 2011 11:01 AM

Jim, yes I hope more and more sign up for this.

Posted by: Wild Thing at January 26, 2011 04:08 PM

Bob, thank you so much, great idea.

Posted by: Wild Thing at January 26, 2011 04:09 PM

Sean, your so right, oh my wonderful Calif. hope one day it turns around.

Posted by: Wild Thing at January 26, 2011 04:12 PM

JW, yesss

Posted by: Wild Thing at January 26, 2011 04:14 PM

I heard last night that O-H-I-O might also jump in wwwooohhhoo!!

Posted by: jan at January 27, 2011 07:45 AM