The whole birth certificate horse has been beaten beyond death into a pulpy pile of unrecognizable gore, but that doesn’t mean the Republicans are going to stop whacking at it anytime soon. Over in Arizona they just passed what they’re calling the Birther Bill, which is pretty stupid to begin with, but they’re cranking up the crazy with a novel exemption:
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.
A circumcision certificate — a document given to the parents of a male Jewish child after his foreskin is snipped off during a circumcision ceremony — is not a legal document but if you have one, under the amended bill, it’s apparently enough to prove you’re a U.S. citizen and your name can be permitted on the ballot in Arizona.
What the fuck? Seriously, what the fuck?? Do they really think circumcision is a America-only phenomena that no one else in the world partakes in? How is that supposed to be proof of American citizenship? Every observant Jew in the world, and a good number of Christians and Muslims as well, just became eligible for the Presidential ballot in Arizona regardless of where they were actually born.
You really have to wonder what’s in the drinking water of that state to make people so moronic.