The legislation was sponsored by State Rep. Mark Hatfield (R-Waycross) and would require presidential and vice presidential candidates to provide hard proof that they were born on American soil.
Ninety-three House members, including Benton, signed on as co-sponsors. However, 23 House members had second thoughts about the legislation after they learned that Speaker David Ralston did not want to see the bill reach the floor of the House, and removed their names.
“I signed onto the bill. I thought it was a good idea,” said Benton. “When I signed on to run for state representative I had to prove I was a citizen of Georgia, a citizen of the United States and a citizen of the district I was running in.”
The birther movement alleges that Obama, born of a Kenyan father, was not born in the United States. Hawaiian birth records say otherwise, but Hatfield has complained that he’s never seen documentation that Obama is eligible to serve. Nonetheless, Hatfield claims his bill is not about Obama.
As for Benton, consider him a birther.
“I think he’s (Obama) the only one who has refused to show his birth certificate,” Benton said.
Asked if he thought Obama was born in the United States, Benton replied, “I have my doubts about it.” -Continued here; http://www.commercenewstoday.com/archives/4613-Benton-backs-birther-legislation.html
As previously reported here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here and here. Montana, Pennsylvania, Georgia, Arizona, Texas, Oklahoma, Nebraska, Indiana, Connecticut, Missouri and Iowa are pursuing legislation that will require presidential and vice-presidential candidates prove they're Constitutionally Eligible.
VIDEO: Co-Sponsor of Georgia Proof-of-Eligibility Law Rep. Sean Jerguson Speaks Out: Slams Media For Spinning & Half-Truths; Got Citizen Parents!? -Video here.
NEW DETAILS & ACTION ALERT: GA HB401 Proof-of-Eligibility; Cut Off Period Next Week; Contact GA House Republican Leadership; Demand Action -Details here.
The States Have the Constitutional Power to Pass Legislation Prescribing Presidential Ballot Access Requirements Including Determining Whether a Candidate Meets the Eligibility Requirements of Article II, Section 1, Clause 5 - Details here.
Notre Dame Professor Charles Rice: Obama's eligibility could be biggest political fraud in the history of the world; time for a new approach -Details here.
Attorney Mario Apuzzo: All presidents born after 1787, except for Chester Arthur and Barack Obama, met the “natural born Citizen” criteria. -Details here.
Commander Charles Kerchner: List of U.S. Presidents - Eligibility under Article II Grandfather Clause (GFC) or Natural Born Citizen (NBC) Clause or Seated due to Election Fraud -Details here.
Visit the Birther Vault for the long list of evidence against Hawaii officials and all of the people questioning Obama's eligibility; [http://obamareleaseyourrecords.blogspot.com/2010/08/video-ltc-terry-lakins-attorney-on-cnn.html].
Georgia House Bill 401 - Bill Requiring Candidates for President Prove Constitutional Eligibility - 3/1/2011
U.S. Presidents & Eligibility: Grandfather Clause, Natural Born Citizen Clause, or Seated by Fraud