Arizona

Birther Bill Back in Arizona Legislature. See the Long List of Sponsors Right Here...Then Laugh...Then Cry

As if there's nothing more important on which to focus, and to drag Arizona's reputation further into the deep chasm of humiliation, 41 members of the Arizona State Legislature have signed on to re-introduce the "Birther Bill," which would require anyone who wants to run for president or vice-president to prove their U.S. citizenship before their name's allowed on the ballot in Arizona -- even though it happens to already be a federal requirement to land either job.

As we pointed out the last time this bill was introduced, by Republican state Representative Judy Burges of NumbSkull Valley, we're not saying that wanting to prove a candidate is a naturally born American citizen -- again, as already required by law to run for President of the United States -- is a bad thing. The problem, however (aside from it already being a federal law), is that the move seems to be in direct response to the repeatedly debunked controversy over President Barack Obama's citizenship and the right-wing conspiracy theorist "birther" movement.

As the state's budget deficit creeps past the tune of $2 billion, the following bozos have apparently spent their time watching the Manchurian Candidate and obsessing over a Hawaiian birth certificate.

HB2544

SPONSORS: BURGES P GOWAN P HARPER P

SEEL P SMITH D P STEVENS P

BARTON C CRANDELL C DIAL C

FANN C FARNSWORTH C FILLMORE C

GOODALE C GRAY R C JUDD C

KAVANAGH C LESKO C MCLAIN C

MESNARD C MONTENEGRO C OLSON C

PROUD C URIE C WEIERS J C

YEE C ALLEN C ANTENORI C

BIGGS C BUNDGAARD C GOULD C

GRAY C GRIFFIN C KLEIN C

MELVIN C MURPHY C NELSON C

PEARCE R C PIERCE S C SHOOTER C

SMITH C YARBROUGH C
 

Read the full bill here, and keep in mind, these folks will all be up for re-election soon -- rather than cast your vote for any of them, you'd probably be better served by simply mailing them tin-foil helmets.

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