Saturday, April 16, 2011

Real Americans don't have foreskins

This is just bizarre:

Apparently, requiring presidential candidates to provide a long-form birth certificate before allowing their names on the ballot in Arizona -- despite it already being a federal requirement to run for president -- was a bit too much for a few GOP lawmakers. So they made some amendments: if you can't find your birth certificate, and you have a penis, a document describing your lack of foreskin will suffice.

Oh, Arizona. Perhaps it's time to wall you off from the rest of the country.

Aside from the glaring fact that allowing circumcision records would, you know, favor men, it's also jarring that people of (some) faiths will have more options to get on the ballot as well (you can also provide your baptism certificate).

But silly me, being that this would only put up barriers to females and atheists/non-preferred people of faith being allowed on the ballot, I suppose it doesn't matter.

It actually seems to make the desired goal weaker. You already have to be a US citizen to run for President. The overkill on this, which led to things like circumcision records, baptismal records, census records, and the like to be included appears to have made it more open to fraud, which one would think would be concerning if that was what people were really worried about.

Ha! It's not. I'm just being silly again.

1 comment:

Eric said...

I feel like Arizona is fast becoming the new Florida.