The law does not say that it will not accept Hawaiian records as valid. Doesn't say that at all, afaict. It says that people who want to register as a presidential candidate in AZ have to provide certain documents. Hawaiian documents are perfectly valid and acceptable.
I may be wrong.
It's not clear that the Secretary of State or the State Department has the power to interpret the Constitution authoritatively. Generally that power is thought to reside in the judicial branch, not the executive. So your previous citations don't qualify as authoritative
Also, it would be nice if you admitted that the Cong Globe was the documentation of Congressional debates where people said all sorts of things. These debate are also not often considered to be authoritative interpretations of the Constitution. So, you quote from the Congressional Globe doesn't really resolve a thing. So your previous citations don't qualify as authoritative
The Eisenhower case proves that a simple birth certificate is ample to prove one's eligibility to be PotUSA.
I may be wrong.
I think this thread pretty much proves that this bill is not worth the time required to vote on it.
Why is this bill "bad?" Because the existing law already covers this and this new law wont accomplish anything nor will it satisfy tinfoil hatters.
One of you will end up here next!
So how are they going to regulate this so that one candidate isn't held to a higher burden of proof than another candidate? I could see how this could be abused if state officials let Joe Republican just provide his state issued birth certificate but they demand that Henry Democrat provides a signed affidavit from the doctor who delivered him.
If there is any dispute over whether a presidential candidate meets the eligibility requirements set forth in the Constitution, it will be up to the courts to decide if they do. Requiring them to produce a birth certificate is not constitutional and serves no purpose.
But then, the creators of the law know that it serves no purpose. They don't care. This law is absolutely 100% about Barack Obama being a scary black Muslim Kenyan, not about presidential candidates proving their citizenship.
Are you coming to bed?
I can't. This is important.
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