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.
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.
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?
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.
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.