No less than ten states are now proposing legislation requiring those running for president of the United States to prove that they meet the constitutional requirements to run for the office.
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Arizona may have the most advanced plan, but 10 of the United States – controlling 107 Electoral College votes – are now considering some type of legislation that would plug the hole in federal election procedures that in 2008 allowed Barack Obama to be nominated, elected and inaugurated without providing proof of his qualifications under the U.S. Constitution.
And they aren't all the simple legislation such as that adopted in New Hampshire a year ago that requires an affidavit from a candidate stating that the qualifications – age, residency and being a "natural born citizen" – have been met.
In Georgia, for example, HB37 by Rep. Bobby Franklin not only demands original birth-certificate documentation, it provides a procedure for and declares that citizens have "standing" to challenge the documentation.
Watch as the media and the White House each ramps up to attempt to thwart these states. Watch as the media and the White house attempts to demonize all involved with questioning the interloper's credentials to hold the office. Watch as those like George Stephanopolis and Diane Sawyer and Katie
Couric and Chris Matthews and company attempt to first belittle and make fun of those involved. and failing that, watch the open all out assaults and partisan attacks that all involved in enforcing the constitution will endure.