Monday, April 18, 2011

Arizona is Becoming the State of “Yes We Can!”

Arizona is Becoming the State of “Yes We Can!”
Al Ritter

Arizona, under the leadership of Gov. Jan Brewer has moved into the legislative realm of being the state of, “If the federal government won’t do it we will!” On the heels of SB1070, the illegal alien bill which Arizona passed to enforce the laws of federal government that the Obama Administration refuses to, Gov. Jan Brewer has signed into law the “birther bill.”

Clearly the Constitution gives all power of elections to the individual states, and Arizona has taken the lead in the country by making any candidate (including presidential) present a birth certificate to them before being put on any ballot for office in their state.

Brewer’s challenges to Obamacare and SB1070 may be open for legal interpretation, but this birther legislation is CLEARLY within their realm of rights. Article 1 Section 4 of the Constitution states; The Times, Places and Manner of holding Elections for Senators and Representatives, shall be prescribed in each State by the Legislature thereof; but the Congress may at any time by Law make or alter such Regulations, except as to the Place of Chusing Senators.

So unless Congress passes an amendment to the Constitution superseding this section in the future this law enabling Arizona to demand proof of birth as a “natural citizen,” the case is closed. Hopefully other conservative states will exercise their state sovereignty by demanding the very proof that is outlined in the Constitution for the eligibility of potential candidates, thereby averting future questions.

Only one office in the United States makes the requirement of being a natural citizen and that is the Presidency, and to ignore that requirement is disrespectful in the least and treasonous at the worst. I personally salute Gov. Jan Brewer for making her stand!

Article Update: Monday Jan Brewer formally vetoed the Arizona bill to show proof of citizenship for presidential candidates, I must say I am not only shocked, but dissappointed in Gov. Brewer's satnd on this. I would encourage the Arizona legislature to remove the baptismal requirement and resubmit it once again.


barb p said...

What a shame...very big dissapointment!!!

republican patriot said...

Yes, very sadly Jan Brewer vetoed this law based solely on wording that had to do with baptismal certificates, which should never have been inserted in the law in the first place.