The goofiest states today are:
Arizona, Connecticut, Indiana, Maine, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Tennessee, and Texas.
Georgia just joined the list, and Montana dropped off.
What do they have in common? Pending legislation that questions Obama’s citizenship and insists he prove it before he can be on their 2012 presidential ballots. (Montana’s bill didn’t pass.)
Hawaii’s governor issued a statement in 2008 saying state law prohibits releasing people’s original birth certificates to lookie-loos, but that she has seen it and swears it’s real.
Reporters also uncovered the published birth announcement that appeared in 2 Honolulu newspapers. Do the birthers think the papers were in cahoots in 1961 to fake Obama’s citizenship in case he ever decided to run for president?
The citizens of these 10 states should be outraged that their state representatives are wasting time on such pointless nonsense. If someone’s convinced Obama’s not a U.S. citizen and he’s on the ballot in 2012, the solution is quick and simple — DON’T VOTE FOR HIM.
Hawaii has provided all the proof any sane person should need that Obama was born there, so the real question for the birthers is…
Is Hawaii really a state?
I bet the majority of birthers think there’s something in the Constitution saying the “United” states must be contiguous (which there isn’t). And they probably can’t name the ocean Hawaii sits in.
Since the birthers are about as rational as Charlie Sheen, let’s lead them to their next “logical” conclusion…
If Hawaii isn’t a state, then neither is Alaska.
That means Sarah Palin can’t run for president because she doesn’t meet the residency requirement, which is in the Constitution, right here…
Article II, Section 1, Clause 5: Qualifications for office
No Person except a natural born Citizen, or a Citizen of the United States, at the time of the Adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the Office of President; neither shall any person be eligible to that Office who shall not have attained to the Age of thirty five Years, and been fourteen Years a Resident within the United States.
Palin was born in Idaho, but her family moved to Alaska when she was a few months old. She went to college, ironically, in Hawaii, and in Idaho, but her total time living in the “real” U.S. (even if you include Hawaii) doesn’t add up to 14 years.
So, birthers, your presidential qualifications outrage needs to go back to the drawing board.