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Georgia Politicians Back off of Birther-inspired Bill

Either they got cold feet, or they realized they were getting laughed at by most of the country, but the bill in the Georgia Legislature to require proof of a presidential candidate’s citizenship seems to be losing sponsors:

When state Rep. Mark Hatfield, R-Waycross, dropped his bill to require next year presidential candidates to provide hard proof of their birth on U.S. soil, the paperwork contained the signatures of 93 of his House colleagues – 92 of them Republican.

Word of House Speaker David Ralston’s coolness toward the legislation spread through the Capitol on Wednesday. Those concerned with the Port of Savannah made their opinions known.

The article and an image of the bill with names of the former sponsors scratched out can be found here.

One response to “Georgia Politicians Back off of Birther-inspired Bill

  1. Lòt Poto-a April 18, 2011 at 8:08 pm

    Whether Obama was born in this country or not is quite irrelevant; there are many Americans who take their lifestyles and gifts for granted. Many of these people would be very much unfit to run for presidency.

    And likewise, there are many Americans who are American by choice-and not American by birth-who cherish the gifts and freedoms of this country because the have experienced the life without. These people are fit to run the country because they know what life might be without it. There are highly intelligent people who just weren’t born on American soil.

    Funny thing is, many people (including the infamous Birthers) are unaware that John McCain was born in the Panama Canal Zone, which is technically U.S. ground since he was born on a military base; however, it is still sketchy nonetheless.

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