House Republicans are off the rails with ‘birther bill’

When Democrats in New Hampshire unfairly maligned Rep. David Bates’ (R-Wndham) religious beliefs, NH Journal drew national attention to their absurd and bigoted attacks.

It is now time for us to call Rep. Bates out. Bates chairs the New Hampshire House Election Law Committee and he backs and amendment that may come up for a vote on Wednesday that would force candidates for President in the first-in-the-nation primary to produce the “long form of their birth certificate.” This is the same document that so-called ‘birthers’ claim President Barack Obama cannot produce because, they believe, he was born in Kenya.

Barack Obama was born in Hawaii. And this measure will be the end of New Hampshire’s storied place in American political history as the lead-off presidential primary state.

Bates should pull the measure from consideration. If he does not, House Republican leadership should relieve him of his Chairmanship.

Author: Shawn Millerick

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  • All is Fair

    Hey if Obama was born in HI, great then there is not an issue about Obama. so why not place safeguards in place so there is not this confusion in the future? Only brithers would think this is about President Obama. He was born in the USA and therefore not subject to any huddles with this new bill. Correct?

  • C Dog_e Dog

    Gee, this sounds like a stand based on money, rather than any kind of higher principal – oh adherence to relevant constitution, fair play, following rules of game, etc. You don’t have to be a “birther” to think this is a good idea. I’ve never proclaimed to know what the heck is on BozObama’s original birth certificate. For all I know, he’s some kind of demi-god sent here to save us from ourselves.

    So this shout out is for Mr. Bates: “Full speed ahead, damn the torpedos from both the Libs and the RINO’s!
    – C. dog rights republican ship