In Arizona, presidential candidates will have to provide proof of birth – or circumcision

State Rep. Mark Hatfield, R-Waycross, didn’t get his legislation requiring certain presidential candidate to show his birth certificates in order to be allowed on the Georgia ballot next year.

But the legislature in Arizona on Thursday night did just that. The Associated Press includes this line in its report:

The Arizona proposal would require political parties and presidential candidates to hand in affidavits stating a candidate’s citizenship and age and to provide the candidate’s birth certificate and a sworn statement saying where the candidate has lived for 14 years.

If candidates don’t have a copy of their birth certificates, they could meet the requirement by providing baptismal or circumcision certificates, hospital birth records and other documents.

Circumcision certificate? Now, there’s something every fellow in America keeps folded up in his wallet — although some might think it violates our constitutional ban on religious tests for high office.

And while baptism certificates might work among sprinklers, such things don’t hold water among the great dunking religions of the South.

Meanwhile, Public Policy Polling of North Carolina is out with a new survey that explains Donald Trump:

Only 38% of Republican primary voters say they’re willing to support a candidate for President next year who firmly rejects the birther theory and those folks want Mitt Romney to be their nominee for President next year.

With the other 62% of Republicans- 23% of whom say they are only willing to vote for a birther and 39% of whom are not sure- Donald Trump is cleaning up. And as a result ,Trump’s ridden the controversy about Barack Obama’s place of birth to the highest level of support we’ve found for anyone in our national GOP polling so far in 2011.

- By Jim Galloway, Political Insider

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103 comments Add your comment

td

April 15th, 2011
1:03 pm

Praise the Lord that some state finally has the guts to to find out once and for all if this President and all future Presidents are constitutionally qualified to hold the office.

Native Atlantan2

April 15th, 2011
1:17 pm

Completely and utterly absurd…..

GaBlue

April 15th, 2011
1:24 pm

Will a photograph do, if the circumcision record is lost? HAHAHA!

td

April 15th, 2011
1:27 pm

What a fantastic year. Immigration reform in Ga, Proof of citizenship in Arizona, Busting sorry public employees unions in Wisconsin, Indiana, Ohio an Penn., All constitutional officers in Ga. Republican, Starting to cut spending on the Federal level. I think the country has finally woke up and is getting back to its conservative roots. Now let us finish the job next year and remove the Socialist from the US Senate and the WH and we will be halfway to straightening out America.

J Throckmorton Malcontent

April 15th, 2011
1:36 pm

Mr.Galloway, do you ever feel like William Shirer, writing an American verson of “Berlin Diary”?

Clinton "Skink" Tyree

April 15th, 2011
1:41 pm

These “birthers” remind me of someone who whizzes by on a motorcycle with no helmet. The behavior allows you to quickly identify the idiots among you!

Mike

April 15th, 2011
1:54 pm

I bet $1 million dollars Georgia is the next moron state to pass something like this!

Last Man Standing

April 15th, 2011
1:56 pm

Clinton “Skink” Tyree:

“These “birthers” remind me of someone who whizzes by on a motorcycle with no helmet. The behavior allows you to quickly identify the idiots among you!”

A quicker way is to read some of the posts here – including yours

Last Man Standing

April 15th, 2011
1:57 pm

Mike:

I hope that you find a taker for your bet and that you’re the “big weiner”.

Last Man Standing

April 15th, 2011
2:01 pm

td:

Yes, it has been a fantastic year! Now, if we can only get that great maw (federal government) under control, cut the spending that Hussein and the dim-ocrats have been responsible for and come up with a way to cut down the national debt, we may be in business again.

Amazing

April 15th, 2011
2:02 pm

Further proof of the nuts are running the asylum. President Obama has provided proof that was sufficient to issue him a passport and is the same document received by anyone born in the state of Hawaii. They also seemed to ignore the fact that his mother is an American citizen. Birthers are simple little people lacking any common sense. I hope they continue to follow thier “brillant” leaders (Trump, Palin & Bachmann) as they will lead them to the abyss.

GaBlue

April 15th, 2011
2:02 pm

Birf’ers. Birf’tards. Infected with Fungobirf’eritis. Bless their hearts.

DJ Sniper

April 15th, 2011
2:05 pm

The heat must have fried the brains of every lawmaker in the state of Arizona. I’m sure that state has a lot more pressing matters to deal with, yet they have wasted time and money on this “birther” bill.

TD, whenever I hear someone talk about this country moving back to its “conservative roots”, that sounds to me like people wanting America to go back in time instead of moving forward. I don’t understand people who constantly want to live in the past all of the time. As for the birther bill, I see you’ve been drinking the Republican Kool-Aid too. Obama’s birthplace has been verified by both the current and former governor of Hawaii. Also, do you honestly think that the campaign teams of Clinton and McCain didn’t do their homework on this issue prior to the 2008 election?

I want birthers to cut the BS and say what they really feel, which is “Get the n****r out of the White House.

TrishaDishaWarEagle

April 15th, 2011
2:06 pm

I’ll take that bet, Mike! (seeing as how our legislature is now out for the year).

I’ll need it in certified funds, and while were at it let me see your circumcision certificate.

Last Man Standing

April 15th, 2011
2:06 pm

td:

I wonder who Hussein will get to defend any actions now requiring his birth certificate? Kagan was the attorney of record in all such cases and she received her pay-off by an appointment to the Supreme Court. He will have to find some other unscrupulous person to defend him now.

BTW, if any of you doubt that, just Google “Obama-Kagan” and check the Supreme Court dockets.

TrishaDishaWarEagle

April 15th, 2011
2:08 pm

@LMS..Kagan doesn’t have to carry odumbo water now, she’s locked in for life(how long do weebles live?), he is out in 2012.

Not Blind

April 15th, 2011
2:13 pm

JG, it’s just a document. Providing multiple avenues of proving one’s location at time of birth is not a bad thing in the case of lost records, etc.

Last Man Standing

April 15th, 2011
2:14 pm

TrishaDishaWarEagle:

Yep, I think Barry-Boy is gone in ‘12. Now we just have to put up with the libs on the Court.

BTW, had to go to the grocery store this AM and had a difficult time getting into the parking lot. There were many, many vehicles with a high number of occupants headed southwest. There were boxes and old suitcases tied to the tops of the vehicles. I haven’t figured out what is going on here yet.

TrishaDishaWarEagle

April 15th, 2011
2:16 pm

@LMS :) :) :) :) :) :) :)

I expect a 15% reduction in illegals just from passing it, thats about what AZ saw with E-verify legislation before it was even implemented.

Capitol Hack

April 15th, 2011
2:17 pm

Is that the “long form” circumcision certificate, or the “short form”?

TrishaDishaWarEagle

April 15th, 2011
2:17 pm

(best emperor from starwars voice)..oh, Im afraid Barry soetoros hopes of winning GA are very much doomed!”

[...] In Arizona, presidential candidates will have to provide proof of birth – or circumcision [...]

DJ Sniper

April 15th, 2011
2:18 pm

While Obama is far from perfect, I just can’t understand how anybody could possibly bring themselves to vote for any of these potential GOP candidates that may end up running against him. Gingrich, Huckabee, Palin, Barbour, Bachmann; are you kidding me? You think this country is in bad shape now, just put one of those in the WH and America will be on the express elevator to hell. The only Repub I could possibly see myself voting for is Mitt Romney. He seems to have a bit more sense than the rest of them.

Last Man Standing

April 15th, 2011
2:19 pm

DJ Sniper:

“I want birthers to cut the BS and say what they really feel, which is “Get the n****r out of the White House.”

OK, I’ll say it. We have to defeat this Marxist/socialist before he completely and utterly destroys America.

Last Man Standing

April 15th, 2011
2:21 pm

DJ Sniper:

Now, why don’t YOU cut the crap? You have no intention of voting for anyone other than Hussein – and you know it.

Last Man Standing

April 15th, 2011
2:25 pm

TrishaDishaWarEagle:

“I expect a 15% reduction in illegals just from passing it, thats about what AZ saw with E-verify legislation before it was even implemented.”

So, THAT’S what it was!

TrishaDishaWarEagle

April 15th, 2011
2:28 pm

@LMS YEPPERS!!!!!!!!!!!!

The only people crying today will be those who employed illegals, illegals, and western union..they are gonna lose a lot of business wiring money from the US economy into mexico. :) :) :)

Last Man Standing

April 15th, 2011
2:29 pm

Trish:

(best emperor from starwars voice)..oh, Im afraid Barry soetoros hopes of winning GA are very much doomed!”

This guy has had more names than I can count! It seems to have depended on where he was as to which name he used. I doubt that all the names he has used at different times in his life would make through E-Verify.

DJ Sniper

April 15th, 2011
2:30 pm

And you really think that any of the current crop of GOP contenders is going to be any better? Seriously, what kind of shape would this country be in if a nutjob like Bachmann was voted in? And I just love how people throw the socialist/Marxist label around like a typical GOP talking point. Hell, I’ve read some stuff from socialists who say that Obama is not one of them.

And I stand by what I said earlier: There are still a lot of people in this country who hate the fact that a black man is in office. This is America, after all.

LMS, I don’t vote strictly by party lines. I vote for who I think is the best candidate possible. In the governor’s election, I would have voted for Karen Handel if she had won the GOP nomination. I wasn’t a fan of deal, so I didn’t vote for him. Still, these days, the nutjobs have hijacked the Republican party. Moderate Republicans can’t seem to get their voices heard.

TrishaDishaWarEagle

April 15th, 2011
2:32 pm

Well we know obama’s auntieX in boston would never get thru E-verify..she is an illegal alien..I doubt she is looking for a job, though..taxpayers pay for her housing.

Last Man Standing

April 15th, 2011
2:32 pm

TrishaDishaWarEagle:

One more group that will be crying is the bleeding-heart, bed-wetting libs. They have suffered yet another defeat at the hands of a state forced to deal with a problem that the fed won’t touch.

Kev

April 15th, 2011
2:35 pm

“OK, I’ll say it. We have to defeat this Marxist/socialist before he completely and utterly destroys America.”

People who usually bandy those terms around usually have no idea what their real meaning are. They’re just soundbites fed to them by FauxNews.

middleoftheroader

April 15th, 2011
2:36 pm

Last Man Standing

Are you one of the losers we all have in our offices, who think that by coming in on time, or at the crack of dawn, filling the time they are supposed to be at work, they deserve everything, promotions, raises, recognition? And the rest of us who work our asses off and learn and take our lumps you ridicule as getting the raises because we are female, black, asian, etc. You and your other white males are losers because of your demographic. Give me a break! Birthers are idiots. There is no document or even video that would ever satisfy them because they can’t stand a black man as our president.

Your buzz words are even more idiotic. Obama is one of the most moderate presidents we have ever had. He has done everything he should have, and then more, to meet the Republicans partway and it is never enough. It never will be enough. Even your grasp of the Constitution and the law is at the moron level as no president, except maybe Nixon or Bush II, has ever had the authority or balls to exert the power you attribute, or try to accuse this one of. Perhaps he does suggest initiatives out of concern for the less fortunate Americans; the Republican party has certainly forgotten them. And the old WWJD saying seems to have disappeared in the hot air or the loonies who now think they have a chance to be a Republican candidate. Maybe we will get to witness the implosion of that out of touch and useless organization!

ncgreybr

April 15th, 2011
2:40 pm

It doesn’t make any difference. The President has already shown his birth certificate but that’s not enough. They want his “other” birth certificate, you know, the one he’s hiding. When he shows that one, it’ll be…well, that one has a dot on the upper corner no we know it’s not real ’cause the real ones have the dot in the lower left. AND… this one has 2 spaces between Barack and the letter H in his second name not just one space so it’s obviously a forgery!

oldtimer

April 15th, 2011
2:42 pm

I do think most past presidential candidates have release school records, passport records, birth certificates, and published pieces. Obama has spent a huge amount of money to prevent the release of anything related to him or his wife. Not even a grade school report card. There has not been one person from high school or college that has come out remembering him. It is a little strange!

Co-Sign with DJ Sniper

April 15th, 2011
2:42 pm

Kudos to DJ Sniper for saying what I’ve been feeling all along. “Get the n***** out of office” is EXACTLY what many are thinking regardless of what he does. Sadly, they forget/choose to ignore that President Obama has, rest her soul, a white mother!!!
God bless this twisted nation if it tries to elect Donald Trump as its leader. Talk about a lack of political experience THEN.

oldtimer

April 15th, 2011
2:44 pm

released….

Co-Sign with DJ Sniper

April 15th, 2011
2:45 pm

@ oldtimer:

President Obama’s fellow Harvard alums HAVE confirmed being in classes with him, talked about his leadership skills, organizations he participated in, etc. I remember watching the footage when either NBC or ABC was doing a story on his life prior to the election. Besides, if he was lying about that, the only thing he could have run was up a flagpole at Harvard when they were finished trashing him for fabrication.

Last Man Standing

April 15th, 2011
2:46 pm

DJ Sniper:

You suffer from the brain-washing of the liberals. From day one, they went on the attack saying that anyone who didn’t support Obama was a racist. That is EXACTLY what you are inferring in your post. It has worked for a while: people would not speak out against Hussein for fear of being thought of as a racist. My total contempt for the man and my loathing of his actions hasn’t a damn thing to fo with race, but everything to do with what he is doing to my country. It is MY country, for I was born here, grew up here, fought for it and am now growing old in it. It is also YOUR country and you should be worried about the direction in which Hussein is moving this country. His irrational and ill-advised spending is killing your country and I don’t believe you even see that.

Last Man Standing

April 15th, 2011
2:49 pm

Co-Sign with DJ Sniper:

Trump has at least as much “political” experience as did Hussein. The only thing that Trump hasn’t done is vote “Present” 120 times.

ncgreybr

April 15th, 2011
2:55 pm

I’m curious, Last man standing, why you call him Hussein, instead of Barack or Obama or Mr. President?

Last Man Standing

April 15th, 2011
2:56 pm

Co-Sign with DJ Sniper:

“President Obama’s fellow Harvard alums HAVE confirmed being in classes with him, talked about his leadership skills, organizations he participated in, etc”

Did they speak of his interest in Marx and his association with people of a like mind? Did they speak of Hussein’s association with Bill Ayers? Hussein wouldn’t admit that relationship to begin with even though he “kicked off” his campaign in Ayer’s home. To learn a LOT about Hussein, all one has to do is read his ghost-written books. They reveal quite a lot. In fact, I think they reveal more than Hussein himself wanted revealed.

Last Man Standing

April 15th, 2011
2:57 pm

ncgreybr:

. . . because it is his name.

TrishaDishaWarEagle

April 15th, 2011
2:59 pm

Not answering for LMS, but I call him hussein as a slam and put down of his islamist sympathies, TO HELL WITH ISLAM. I can’t forgive people who hold reverence for a pedophile. As for hussein’s mom, she was a socialist..his dad, a devout marxist. Little Barry Acorn did not fall far from the tree.

ncgreybr

April 15th, 2011
2:59 pm

You also said Trump has a much political experience as the President. Was Trump elected three times to the state legislature? Was Trump elected to the US Senate? Was Trump elected President?

Last Man Standing

April 15th, 2011
2:59 pm

Y’all have fun. I’ll have to leave you for a while. I know you will miss me . . .

Last Man Standing

April 15th, 2011
3:01 pm

ncgreybr:

OK, I understand what you’re all about now. Go bow down to your picture of Hussein and say “Yes, Master” three times. You will feel better.

ncgreybr

April 15th, 2011
3:02 pm

It’s his middle name. Do you call people their middle name? I can only assume you called our last President Walker.

Last Man Standing

April 15th, 2011
3:05 pm

TrishaDishaWarEagle:

The poster that asked the question is one of the stalwart followers of the Annointed One. Hussein could set this dude’s feet on fire and he’d be singing the dim-ocrat theme song to the rythym of the flames.

Last Man Standing

April 15th, 2011
3:06 pm

ncgreybr:

I’m done with you. Go play your “race card” on someone who really gives a damn, cause it ain’t me.