Arizona – The Birther State

This is just absolutely amazes me:

The Arizona House on Monday voted for a provision that would require President Barack Obama to show his birth certificate if he hopes to be on the state’s ballot when he runs for reelection. The House voted 31-22 to add the provision to a separate bill. The measure still faces a formal vote.

It would require U.S. presidential candidates who want to appear on the ballot in Arizona to submit documents proving they meet the constitutional requirements to be president. Phoenix Democratic Rep. Kyrsten Sinema said the bill is one of several measures that are making Arizona “the laughing stock of the nation.” Mesa Republican Rep. Cecil Ash said he has no reason to doubt Obama’s citizenship but supports the measure because it could help end doubt.

The courts have pretty much said that President Obama’s birth certificate is a none issue, so Arizona will horrible lose this fight. But I think there could be a more interesting approach. Maybe legislation should be introduced in Congress stating that since Arizona doesn’t want to recognize our legally elected President then they will not receive any more federal money. I’m sure the Republicans will block the bill, but it would be a nice message to send to the state.

Then there’s the whole issue of Arizona requiring anyone they “think” might be an illegal immigrant to show papers. I was just looking at the Arizona state flag:


You know, since they now require “papers”, something that existed in the Soviet Union, why doesn’t Arizona go ahead and remove the blue from their flag? Just leave the red and gold:


There ya go – a nice soviet flag for the state of “show your papers” Arizona.

And for an extra bit of goodness. John McCain was born in the Panama Canal. Sure they say he was born on a military base, making him a citizen, but do we know that for sure? Perhaps some one in Arizona should force John McCain to prove his citizenship. Hello – JD Hayworth?