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Missouri birther bill passage doubtful

Missouri Senate Elections Committee Chairman Kevin Engler says that with only 3 weeks left in the legislative session, it is doubtful that the so-called “birther bill” will be debated by the Senate even though it was passed by a Senate committee. Senator Robin Wright-Jones called the bill “a ridiculous piece of legislation,” reports St. Louis station KMOX.

The proposal, HB 1046, requires political parties to provide identity and birth documents and defines a “natural born citizen” as:

… having been declared a national and citizen of the United States at birth or having been declared a national and United States citizen under federal law as it existed at the time of the nominee’s birth.

I wrote about this bill previously.

4 Responses to Missouri birther bill passage doubtful

  1. avatar
    clestes May 2, 2012 at 11:10 am #

    As a member of this mostly, but not all, ignorant state, all I can say is “Thank you for coming to your senses MO legislators. Better late than never!”

    Not that our democratic governor Jay Nixon would have signed such a piece of garbage.

  2. avatar
    AlCum May 3, 2012 at 8:29 am #

    The definition of natural born citizen in the bill actually undermines all the birthers’ premises and declares that Obama of course is a natural born citizen. Don’t they realize this?

  3. avatar
    bovril May 3, 2012 at 9:07 am #

    This is the problematic part

    Evidence used to

    verify a nominee’s status as a natural born citizen must be in

    the form of the most complete record of birth available from the

    controlling legal authority at the time of the nominee’s birth

    So, basically the standard “short form” BC is now to be regarded as insufficient and as such inherently breaks Constitutional law as tit says Full Faith and Credit doesn’t count.

  4. avatar
    JPotter May 3, 2012 at 9:13 am #

    AlCum: The definition of natural born citizen in the bill actually undermines all the birthers’ premises and declares that Obama of course is a natural born citizen. Don’t they realize this?

    Oh, c’mon, Al, these bills aren’t about Obama, they’re about protecting the voting public from the coming flood of ineligible candidates. The vote and the ballot must be protected for the coming white minority by gradually restricting access.

    “…at the time I drew that constitution, I perfectly knew that there did not then exist such a thing in the Union as a black or colored citizen, nor could I then have conceived it possible such a thing could have ever existed in it; nor, notwithstanding all that has been said on the subject, do I now believe one does exist in it.”

    — Charles Pinckney, On the Admission of Missouri, 1821