I have been pretty frustrated with the media coverage of the so-called “birther bills.” The articles almost uniformly characterize the bills as attempts to make Presidential candidates prove their eligibility, but these bills go much further by requiring that the President be delivered by a physician in a hospital!
For example the Arizona bill HB2544 requires: “the names of the hospital and the attending physician,” Georgia’s HB401 calls for “the attending physician at the candidate’s birth, ” and Tennessee’s SB366 also requires “names of the hospital and the attending physician“.
What is the matter with these states? Have they not read the Constitution?
No person except a natural born Citizen, … shall be eligible to the Office of President
What could be more natural than a home birth?
A home birth in developed countries is an attended or an unattended childbirth in a non-clinical setting, typically using natural childbirth methods, that takes place in a residence rather than in a hospital or a birth centre, and usually attended by a midwife or lay attendant with expertise in managing home births.
It’s not nice to mess with Mother Nature or the Constitution.
Note: Barack Obama was born at the Kapi’olani Maternity and Gynecological Hospital in Honolulu, Hawaii.