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