Thursday, November 18, 2010

Berman Introduces Birther Bill

One of our state representatives has filed a birther bill requiring candidates running for President to show their birth certificate to the Texas secretary of state (here).
“This bill is necessary because we have a president whom the American people don’t know whether he was born in Kenya or some other place,” Rep. Leo Berman, R-Tyler, said in reference to President Barack Obama and of House Bill 295. “If you are running for president or vice president, you’ve got to show here in Texas that you were born in the United States and the birth certificate is your proof.”

Berman’s bill specifies that “the secretary of state may not certify the name of a candidate for president or vice-president unless the candidate has presented the original birth certificate indicating that the person is a natural-born United States citizen.”


Anonymous said...

Oh gosh, how silly is this?

Everyone knows that Mr Obama was born on Hawaii.

Next, every little town will pass new laws about what is required to run for the presidency.

Anonymous said...

First of all, I laughed at the fact the link is to Lubbock Online. That’s just hilarious on so many levels, because if you take Texas Tech out of Lubbock, what else do they have besides… well… this? And the fact that the supporters are from places like Dumas, Tyler, Tomball, only further the idea that it’ll get killed when it reaches the higher circuit. Cities like Houston, Dallas and Austin won’t let something like this pass. People from Texas have a little bit of pride in themselves, right?

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