Tennessee politics behind the scenes
Go for it. We don't need the uncertainty created by Obama.
The uncertainty hasn't been created by Obama. He's proven his citizenship with a birth certificate. Why do people need the "long form"? I don't have my long form and the other version seems to work fine when I need to prove my citizenship. Incidentally, two of my children were born at home with a midwife. They don't have long forms either. Seriously, let it drop already. Mr. Campfield, it's a waste of time and money to introduce a bill like this. From what I can tell, you believe Obama is a citizen; if so, don't stir up more nonsense and rhetoric by supporting this bill. Let it go.
A state can't set requirements for the presidency; that's for the US Constitution. A state MUST accept birth certificates of other states; that's in the Constitution also (full faith and credit clause). If this Arizona law gets passed, it will get struck down by the federal courts. Arizona's law as written is a waste of time.
No, elections are the perview of the state. Not the fed. As you may recall with the Bush Gore legal battle the decision was a Florida (State) decision. The fed tried to wiggle in on weak grounds but decided they did not have cause (and only had questionable standing) and sided with the state.
MaryMitch is still correct. The bill is a waste of time. Here's the language of the proposed bill: HB 2544 would forbid the secretary of state from putting a presidential candidate's name on the ballot unless certain documents were first provided.This bill will limit citizens' right to vote for their candidate of choice, even if there's an option to write in his name on the ballot. This whole thing smells bad.
Some people without qualifications are not alowed on the ballot now. Fellons for example. Non lawyers for many judgeships. People who may not live in a district.
True. But our president is qualified. So, why is this bill being considered? And why would you consider the same for Tennessee?
My reason is in the post.
Poor reasoning then.
Senator we disagree on many many things but on the notion that elections are the province of the state I agree totally. Voting is a privilege and a duty but the Federal government does not proscribe the manner. The Florida decision in Bush v Gore was decided the way it was due the way the ballots were being counted, not the manner of voting.
There should be no compulsary government birth certificate. Human beings should not be registered with the state, unless they are a convicted felon on probation.
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