Pa. Bill Would Make Obama Prove Natural Born Citizenship —LancasterOnline.Com is reporting that a bill was introduced in the State House yesterday, April 13, that would require presidential candidates to prove that they are natural born citizens of the United States, as required by the U.S. Constitution, before getting on the Pennsylvania ballot.
The bill was drafted by Rep. Daryl Metcalfe (R-12) and has 23 co-sponsors according to LancasterOnline. Metcalfe is reported as saying it was drafted in response to the debate regarding President Obama’s birthplace.
One supposes there will be sneering at Metcalfe from the usual suspects but if one sits back, takes a deep breath and considers it, one will wonder why such a bill would be in the least controversial, assuming the bill doesn’t put undue burdens on candidates since the text has yet to be online as of Thursday morning.
Still, despite the large number of co-sponsors don’t expect fast action on it. Metcalfe’s HB 934 , which would require voters to show photo ID, and which has 48 co-sponsors has been languishing in the House’s State Government Committee since March 4.
Among the co-sponsors of HB 934 is Stephen Barrar (R) whose 160th District includes much of southwest Delaware County.
Pa. Bill Would Make Obama Prove Natural Born Citizenship