Oh Missouri. You continually remind me why I don't make it home very often. On Wednesday, the Missouri House of Representatives passed by voice-vote a measure requiring presidential and vice presidential candidates to present their birth-certificates to appear on the ballot.
The vote came after heated debate on the House floor where Republican's fended off charges or racism, with many arguing this has nothing to do with President Obama. Bullshit.
The bills main sponsor, Rep. Lyle Rowland (R-Cedarcreek) explained his reasoning for the bill:
I have not been a representative that long . If I was a representative in the 1930s and 1940s, I would have brought (the bill) to the U.S. at that time. We have a flawed process. Early man ate with their hands, now we eat with a fork. We have come a long, long way, we have progressed.
First, that makes absolutely no sense. This is progress? Sounds more like Rep. Rowland would like to take the country back to the pre-Civil Rights era. I'm sure he would have changed a lot of things in the 1930s and 40s - like fight against socialist Roosevelt's New Deal, or rail against our homegrown President Truman's desegregation of the military. Just a guess.