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H.R.1503 Presidential Eligibility Act, 111th Congress

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  • Latest Action: Mar 12, 2009 Referred to the House Committee on House Administration.

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  • 15% of users oppose H.R.1503

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    • The Presidential Eligibility Act would require all future candidates to supply proof (in the form of a valid birth certificate) when establishing a presidential campaign. The campaign would be required to disclose the birth certificate, along with other identifying documents, to the Federal Election Commission.

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      Here's a summary from OpenCongress.org: The Presidential Eligibility Act would require all future candidates to supply proof (in the form of a valid birth certificate) when establishing a presidential campaign. The campaign would be required to disclose the birth certificate, along with other identifying documents, to the Federal Election Commission.

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    Highest Rated User Comments

    • On March 17, 2009, by vminch - This is an important bill and must be supported. The Constitution requires that a candidate for President must be a natural born citizen. I was under the impression that showing one's birth certificate was all ready necessary for running for the presidency. This bill will stop any further future controversy over the eligibility of presidential candidates.

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      As noted by vminch, a user on OpenCongress.org, on March 17, 2009, "This is an important bill and must be supported. The Constitution requires that a candidate for President must be a natural born citizen. I was under the impression that showing one's birth certificate was all ready necessary for running for the presidency. This bill will stop any further future controversy over the eligibility of presidential candidates."
    • On March 18, 2009, by ladagency - History, Common Law, Law of Nations, and commentary by our founding fathers and authors of the 14th Amendment agree that a natural born citizen is a child born of two U.S. citizens, but the 'liberalization' of law has diluted the term to such extremes, that some conclude that any child born on U.S. soil is natural born. Questions of Obama's natural born eligibility have been clouded by a confused electorate and their representatives. Also, the Hawaiian birth registration may be more probative of a non-Hawaiian birth. A very simple solution would be for a handful of Republican congressmen forming a caucus to access Hawaiian vital records under Haw. Stat. 338-18, and 338-14.3. A congressional caucus would have the authority to make a successful application. Please see http://paralegalnm.wordpress.com/2009/02/27/barack-hussein-obama-a-natural-born-subject-of-great-britain/ for a detailed explanation.

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      As noted by ladagency, a user on OpenCongress.org, on March 18, 2009, "History, Common Law, Law of Nations, and commentary by our founding fathers and authors of the 14th Amendment agree that a natural born citizen is a child born of two U.S. citizens, but the 'liberalization' of law has diluted the term to such extremes, that some conclude that any child born on U.S. soil is natural born. Questions of Obama's natural born eligibility have been clouded by a confused electorate and their representatives. Also, the Hawaiian birth registration may be more probative of a non-Hawaiian birth. A very simple solution would be for a handful of Republican congressmen forming a caucus to access Hawaiian vital records under Haw. Stat. 338-18, and 338-14.3. A congressional caucus would have the authority to make a successful application. Please see http://paralegalnm.wordpress.com/2009/02/27/barack-hussein-obama-a-natural-born-subject-of-great-britain/ for a detailed explanation."
    • On March 24, 2009, by intervalia - This bill needs to pass. It should be ammended to include anyone running for ANY public office in the Federal Govenrment. It should also be made retroactive to anyone service in the Congress, the Senate or Presidency. It should also include a loyalty test for anyone in public office. And include anyone that is to be assigned, appointed, employed or called by someone in the federal government.

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      As noted by intervalia, a user on OpenCongress.org, on March 24, 2009, "This bill needs to pass. It should be ammended to include anyone running for ANY public office in the Federal Govenrment. It should also be made retroactive to anyone service in the Congress, the Senate or Presidency. It should also include a loyalty test for anyone in public office. And include anyone that is to be assigned, appointed, employed or called by someone in the federal government."

    Highly Rated Blog Articles

    • FAA Reauthorization and Reform Act of 2011 - OpenCongress - October 14, 2011 by opencongress.org - Demand yet another birth certificate -Citation: (DIRECT BILL TEXT) http://www.opencongress.org/bill/111-h1503/show -Citation: (FACTCHECK.ORG) http://factcheck.org/elections-2008/born_in_the_usa.html ... -Citation: . ... -

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      As noted by opencongress.org on October 14, 2011, "Demand yet another birth certificate -Citation: (DIRECT BILL TEXT) http://www.opencongress.org/bill/111-h1503/show -Citation: (FACTCHECK.ORG) http://factcheck.org/elections-2008/born_in_the_usa.html ... -Citation: . ... - " (http://www.opencongress.org/bill/112-h658/show)
    • H.R.1135: Bus Uniform Standards and Enhanced ... - OpenCongress - October 03, 2011 by opencongress.org - Demand yet another birth certificate -Citation: (DIRECT BILL TEXT) http://www.opencongress.org/bill/111-h1503/show -Citation: (FACTCHECK.ORG) http://factcheck.org/elections-2008/born_in_the_usa.html ... -Citation: ...

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      As noted by opencongress.org on October 03, 2011, "Demand yet another birth certificate -Citation: (DIRECT BILL TEXT) http://www.opencongress.org/bill/111-h1503/show -Citation: (FACTCHECK.ORG) http://factcheck.org/elections-2008/born_in_the_usa.html ... -Citation: ..." (http://www.opencongress.org/bill/111-h1135/show)
    • H.R.658: Access to Postal Services Act - U.S. ... - OpenCongress - October 03, 2011 by opencongress.org - Demand yet another birth certificate -Citation: (DIRECT BILL TEXT) http://www.opencongress.org/bill/111-h1503/show -Citation: (FACTCHECK.ORG) http://factcheck.org/elections-2008/born_in_the_usa.html ... -Citation: ...

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      As noted by opencongress.org on October 03, 2011, "Demand yet another birth certificate -Citation: (DIRECT BILL TEXT) http://www.opencongress.org/bill/111-h1503/show -Citation: (FACTCHECK.ORG) http://factcheck.org/elections-2008/born_in_the_usa.html ... -Citation: ..." (http://www.opencongress.org/bill/111-h658/show)

    Highly Rated News Articles

    • The Spokesman-Review, Spokane, Wash., Jim Camden column: Obama ... - August 15, 2009 by TMCnet - HR 1503, drafted by Rep. Bill Posey, R-Fla., isn't going anywhere, anyway, as it has 10 Republican co-sponsors in a Democrat-controlled House. ...

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      As noted by TMCnet on August 15, 2009, "HR 1503, drafted by Rep. Bill Posey, R-Fla., isn't going anywhere, anyway, as it has 10 Republican co-sponsors in a Democrat-controlled House. ..." (http://www.tmcnet.com/usubmit/-spokesman-review-spokane-wash-jim-camden-column-obama-/2009/08/16/4325545.htm)
    • Watchdog warns of far-right militia resurgence - August 13, 2009 by Facing South - They include the 11 Republican House members co-sponsoring the so-called "birther bill" (HR 1503) that in response to the controversy over Obama's ...

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      As noted by Facing South on August 13, 2009, "They include the 11 Republican House members co-sponsoring the so-called "birther bill" (HR 1503) that in response to the controversy over Obama's ..." (http://www.southernstudies.org/2009/08/watchdog-warns-of-far-right-militia-resurgence.html)
    • - August 11, 2009 by WND.com - In another the conversation revolves around a real plan, HR 1503, by Rep. Bill Posey, that would require future presidents to document their constitutional ...

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      As noted by WND.com on August 11, 2009, "In another the conversation revolves around a real plan, HR 1503, by Rep. Bill Posey, that would require future presidents to document their constitutional ..." (http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=106786)
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