Arizona Legislature: Demands Proof Of Citizenship For Future Presidential Candidates
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Some great and bad legislation is going on in Arizona. The best of which is the bill demanding proof of Citizenship from all Presidential Candidates or they will not appear on the State ballots.
As reported by KPHO a channel 5 affiliate, we get the following story:
POSTED: 7:15 pm MST April 19, 2010
UPDATED: 10:23 pm MST April 19, 2010
PHOENIX — 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.
The bill referred to above is H.B. 2441 and states:
United States Constitution prescribes all powers, rights and limitations to the executive branch of the federal government, stating “the executive Power shall be vested in a President of the United States of America.” The Constitution further prescribes the manner for the election of the President and establishes the individual eligibility requirements for the office of the President. The requirements includes that the individual be a natural born citizen, at least 35 years old and have been a resident within the United States for at least 14 years (United States Constitution, Article 2, Section 1).
· Requires that written notice from a national political party committee for a presidential candidate that is entitled to representation on the ballot be sent to the Arizona Secretary of State (Secretary), that contains the party’s nomination of candidates for president and vice-president.
· States that within 10 days of the submittal of the names of the candidates, the national political party committee shall submit an affidavit of the presidential candidate which states the candidate’s citizenship and age.
· Stipulates that presidential candidate affidavit include documents that prove:
Ø That the candidate is a natural born citizen.
Ø That the candidate’s age.
Ø That the candidate meets the residency requirements for President of the United States as prescribed in the United States Constitution.
· States that the Secretary shall not place that candidate’s name on the ballot if upon review of the affidavit and other documents submitted pursuant to this Act, the Secretary believes the candidate does not meet the citizenship, age and residency requirements prescribed by law.
You will notice that it doesn’t specify the Obmanator per se. It states that if a candidate wishes to be on the ballot of this State they must provide proof of Citizenship. No more pretenders sneaking into the White House without providing proof that they are eligible, meaning a citizen. No more hiding the facts of your birth either, (are you or are you not a citizen of Kenya, Indonesia, etc.). This State will not support another Obama. Nor will Obama be allowed to run here unless he proves he is eligible in the future. Way to go Arizona!
Another great bill is H.B. 2773 Unlawful Reentry:
amending title 13, chapter 23, Arizona Revised Statutes, by adding section 13-2323; amending section 13-3906, Arizona Revised Statutes; Relating to Unlawful reentry of aliens.
A. A person is guilty of unlawful reentry if the person is present on any public or private land in this state and Has previously been deported or removed from the United States or has departed the United States while an order of exclusion, deportation or removal was outstanding.
B. This section does not apply to a person who maintains authorization from the federal government to remain in the United States.
C. A violation of this section is a class 4 felony.
The way this legislature is tightening up on the criminal illegal aliens I would suggest that they NOT come through into Arizona. Leave quietly and quickly or find yourselves in jail! We do NOT want you here and if caught, you will be prosecuted and deported…
Another bill having to do with criminal illegal aliens is H.C. R. 2004
This bill is already on the books but there is a technical correction involved in the language.
Be it resolved by the House of Representatives of the State of Arizona, the Senate concurring:
1. Article II, section 35, Constitution of Arizona, is proposed to be amended as follows if approved by the voters and on proclamation of the Governor:
START_STATUTE35. Actions by illegal aliens prohibited
A person who is present in this state in violation of ANY federal immigration law related to improper entry by an alien shall not be awarded punitive damages in any action in any court in this state. END_STATUTE
ANY is the only word change on an otherwise done law. This law was enacted in 2000 and is in current use. I’m not sure why they would need to specify ANY, but I’m sure there is a reason. However, the law is still in effect.
H.B. 2384 Makes it against the law for any city, county or State agency to enact any law making it difficult for an officer of the law to arrest criminal illegal aliens where found. Measure was adopted and is now law.
A city or town or a law enforcement agency of a city or town shall not enact an ordinance, rule, order or resolution or adopt an immigration policy that is intended to individually or collectively prohibit the lawful enforcement of the United States immigration law
11-1051. Cooperation and assistance in enforcement of immigration laws
Except as provided in federal law, officials, agencies or personnel of counties, cities and towns may not be prohibited or in any way restricted from sending, receiving or maintaining information relating to the immigration status, lawful or unlawful, of any individual or exchanging that information with any other federal, state or local governmental entity for the following official purposes:
1. Determining eligibility for any federal, state or local public benefit, service or license.
2. Verifying any claim of legal domicile if legal domicile is required by law or contract.
3. Confirming the identity of any person who is arrested. END_STATUTE
I love to see good laws enacted! This State is going to make it tough as nails on the criminal illegal aliens in this country. Go through Arizona and you may be caught!
Another bill currently under consideration is H.B.2383, which if passed, will authorize the Governor of this State to order the Arizona National Guard deployed along the border.
Requires the Governor to mobilize the Arizona National Guard (ANG) if there is a declared state of emergency due to unauthorized international border crossings and a related increase in crime.
Arizona Revised Statutes § 26-172 states that when the Governor declares a state of emergency, the Governor has the option to mobilize all or any part of the ANG and/or the unorganized militia to serve the state and address the issue.
The ANG is part of the reserve component of the U.S. Army and provides the armed services with trained and equipped units in case of a state or national emergency. The National Guard is accessible under federal mobilization and can be called-up for operations, national emergencies or war. Unless federalized, the National Guard is under the command of the Governor, through the direction of the Adjutant General. In the event of emergency mobilization at the request of the Governor, the state is responsible for the payment of expenses incurred by the National Guard.
On August 15, 2005 Governor Napolitano declared a state of emergency for Arizona at the U.S.-Mexico border due to an increase in violence related to narcotics and immigrant smuggling. During the Forty-seventh Legislature, the Legislature passed a similar bill (HB 2701) that was vetoed.
The ANG spent two years on the U.S.-Mexico border between June 2006 and July 2008 during Operation Jump Stop at the command of the department of defense to address the issue at the border.
· Requires the Governor to mobilize the ANG if the Governor declares a state of emergency resulting from unauthorized international border crossings and related increase in deaths, crime, and property damage.
· Makes technical and conforming changes.
Now all we need to do is allow the Citizens living along the border to capture and detain those illegal aliens found crossing the border. We’ll seal our portion of the border yet!
Now, for the bills that I consider to be bad. You may not, but you should be informed non-the-less.
H.B. 2010 would allow the State of Arizona to add a temporary tax to all soda products sold. We all know what temporary means. It means that when it gets ready to expire they will ether extend it or make it permanent.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Arizona:
Section 1. Temporary soft drink tax; exemptions; definitions
A. Beginning July 1, 2010 and ending June 30, 2013, in addition to all other taxes, there is levied and shall be collected by the department of revenue the following tax on all soft drinks, soft drink syrup, simple syrup and powders or other base products used to produce a liquid soft drink:
There is more to the bill but this is all I will include here. You decide how you feel about it.
The next bill concerns taxation on Bottled Water products sold to consumers.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Arizona:
Section 1. Title 42, chapter 5, Arizona Revised Statutes, is amended by adding article 9, to read:
ARTICLE 9. BOTTLED WATER SURCHARGE
Since water is vital to living in Arizona I feel this is a terrible bill. Again, this is MY OPINION. I do not expect everyone to agree with me.
H.C.M. 2011 is all about Global Warming. I’m not sure where the State is getting its information from but 12 times as many scientists are against this and claim it is junk science.
Climategate U-turn as scientist at centre of row admits: There has been no global warming since 1995
By Jonathan Petre
Last updated at 5:12 PM on 14th February 2010
The above claim can be found on the senate.gov site.
So why would the Arizona legislature want to enact global warming legislation? We need to call these folks and educate them. This is ridiculous!
Representatives Ableser, Campbell CH, Sinema, Senators Aguirre, Burton Cahill: Representatives Bradley, Brown, Campbell CL, Chabin, Fleming, Garcia M, Heinz, Lopes, Meyer, Pancrazi, Schapira, Tovar, Waters, Young Wright, Senator Aboud
To the Congress of the United States of America:
Your memorialist respectfully represents:
Whereas, a majority of the world’s climate scientists have concluded that greenhouse gases are causing the Earth’s temperature to rise, resulting in global climate change; and
Whereas, the effects of unchecked global warming pose a threat to our nation’s health, agriculture and national security; and
It drones on and on but I’m not going to place it all here. Suffice it to say that this type of thing needs to stop! You exhale carbon-dioxide and plants breathe it in. This is a natural give and take that is necessary for the life of the planet. Any other decision will HURT the planet, not heal it.
I do hope those in Arizona will take note of what the legislators are doing and help them out. This IS OUR GOVERNMENT. Pay attention and act for the good of all.