Yes sports fans, just when you thought the birthers couldn’t count past 10, the 11th birther bill has been introduced in Tennessee by state Sen. Mae Beavers. SB366 is a full-bore birther bill, requiring candidates for President and Vice-president to submit documents that prove that the candidates are a natural born citizens and meet the constitutional requirements for age and residency. The submitted documents must include an original “long form birth certificate” that includes the name of the hospital, attending physician and witnesses. It also requires an sworn statement that “the candidate has not held dual or multiple citizenship and that the candidate’s allegiance is solely to the United States of America.”
Now there are several states with bills pending that would require an original birth certificate. My question is: which state will actually get the original and which will have to settle for certified copies? My next question is: where in the Constitution does it require that US Presidents be born in a hospital?