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Republican legislators in Georgia are following their counterparts' lead in Arizona and proposing a law that would force President Obama and all other future presidential candidates to prove their citizenship before being registered to run in the state.
But in a strange twist, state Rep. Mark Hatfield, the lead sponsor of the bill, says he's not a a believer in the "birther" theory even though he believes -- contrary to available evidence -- that the public has never been provided with proper documentation of the president's place of birth.
Under Hatfield's legislation, each presidential candidate running in Georgia to file an affidavit swearing that the candidate is a natural born citizen of the United States, reports Jim Galloway at the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
...when asked by channel 11 if he considered himself a birther, Hatfield said, "No, I wouldn't say that at all. I'm simply a citizen who is concerned, to make sure that the Constitution is upheld and enforced."
"So you don't know one way or the other whether he is a citizen of the United States?" reporter John Shirek asked. "Well, of course not," Hatfield replied. "I have not been given any sort of proof, one way or the other."
Originally posted by ladyinwaiting
reply to post by Southern Guardian
SG, what are your thoughts on this: should the citizens of these states have a say as to whether their state should jump on this silly bandwagon? Should state citizens be able to vote on this?
Originally posted by indianajoe77
Its sad to say but I think State's Rights issues are coming to the forefront again. Last time that happened, we had the bloodiest and most deadly war in America. (That's the Civil War under 30ers).