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Within ten days after submittal of the names of the candidates, the national political party committee shall submit an affidavit of the presidential candidate in which the presidential candidate states the candidate's citizenship and age and shall append to the affidavit documents that prove that the candidate is a natural born citizen, prove the candidate's age and prove that the candidate meets the residency requirements for President of the United States as prescribed in article II, section 1, Constitution of the United States.
The critical phrases are "natural born citizen" and the requirements of "article II, section 1, Constitution of the United States," which imposes on the president a requirement not demanded of other state and federal officeholders.
At the time the Constitution was written, many analysts agree, a "natural born citizen" was considered to be a citizen born of two citizen parents. If that indeed is correct, Obama never would have been qualified to be president, as he himself has confirmed his father was a Kenyan subject to the jurisdiction of the United Kingdom, making Obama a dual citizen with Kenyan and American parentage at his birth. Read more: Game-changer! Arizona to pass 2012 eligibility law...
Originally posted by EssenSieMich
Apparently there seem to be more than enough votes to pass this bill into law as noted in the full article. It does not seem that a person lacking a long form verifiable U.S. birth certificate, like Obama, can be the candidate in Arizona.
Originally posted by Hefficide
As far as these moves towards demanding birth certificates go... If there really were issues with Obama's citizenship to you not think that Rush Limbaugh, Neil Boortz, and Glen Beck would be on TV and radio simply SCREAMING it 24/7?