Brewer vetoes presidential eligibility bill, ineligible McCain applauds

Vetoes campus carry bill citing confusion over right-of-way

JAN BREWERPHOENIX – Governor Jan Brewer has been on a veto rampage, defying the will of her constituents.

Last week she vetoed HB 2581, which would have increased the tax credits to scholarship tuition organizations from $500 to $750 for individual filers and from $1,000 to $1,500 for joint filers, while lifting the $10,000 cap for corporate donations.

In her veto letter Brewer stated, “I have always recognized the importance of empowering parents, and school choice is a key component of that strategy.”

However, Brewer claimed, “HB 2581 unbalances the budget.” While she states, “A public school student receiving a tuition scholarship and leaving the public system is likely to be a financial win for the state,” Brewer also seems to think the increase will expand the pool of students fleeing the public school system to such a degree it will cause a budget shortfall.
She also vetoed SB 1552, which would have implemented corporate tax cuts beginning in December of this year.

Although she says her “concern about immediate implementation of structural tax cuts for business is well-known,” her veto letter says, “In January, I stated in my policy agenda (The Four Cornerstones of Reform) that ‘we need to phase-in reforms to our tax structure.’”
The legislature responded by implementing the first phase of structural tax reform for business, only to be met with a veto.

This week, Brewer vetoed SB 1467, which would have prohibited educational institutions from banning concealed weapons on a public right-of-way.

She claimed the bill failed to define the key phrase “public right-of-way.”

It’s interesting that the definition of public right-of-way would escape anyone who has ever run for office. After all, campaign signs cannot be erected in a public right-of-way.

Elected officials should be able to figure out guns would be allowed on campus anyplace campaign signs are not.

On Monday, Brewer also vetoed HB 2177, the presidential candidate eligibility bill introduced by Rep. Carl Seel, R-Dist. 6, requiring presidential candidates to provide proof of constitutional eligibility before they may appear on the ballot.

The bill required candidates to provide a long-form birth certificate or, in the alternative, two or more documents from a list that included early baptismal or circumcision certificates.

It’s no secret Brewer is a “McCain Republican,” otherwise known as a RINO (Republican In Name Only). She supported his reelection and held SB 1070, the immigration law enforcement bill, hostage until the legislature agreed to place a one-cent sales tax increase on the ballot, even though signing SB 1070 catapulted her back into office.

Jordan Fabian’s April 19 post on the Arizona Tea Party Network blog announced, “Arizona Sen. John McCain (R) applauded his state’s governor, Jan Brewer, Monday for vetoing a controversial ‘birther’ bill.

That’s not a big surprise that McCain, who is not a natural born citizen, would support Brewer’s veto.

Arizona can now look forward to another presidential ballot rife with ineligible candidates such as McCain, Obama and perhaps the Socialist Worker Party’s presidential candidate Roger Calero, who, despite being a Nicaraguan citizen, managed to appear on the ballot in a number of states in 2004 and 2008.

McCain, as some people may already know, is not a natural born citizen. Yes, he was born to two American citizen parents, but he was born in a foreign country.

Some claim he was born on a military base in the Panama Canal Zone. However, that assertion is incorrect. McCain was born in a hospital in Colon, Panama, which was neither on the military base nor in the Canal Zone.

In her veto letter, Brewer wrote, “As former Secretary of State, I do not support designating one person as the gatekeeper to the ballot for a candidate, which could lead to arbitrary or politically motivated decisions.”

In concluding the measure created “significant new problems while failing to do anything constructive,” Brewer wrote, “I never imagined being presented with a bill that could require candidates for president of the greatest and most powerful nation on earth to submit their ‘early baptismal or circumcision certificates’ among other records to the Arizona Secretary of state. This is a bridge too far.”

Likewise, citizens never imagined the greatest and most powerful nation on earth would allow an unconstitutional usurper to hold the office of president as they stand helplessly by.
Dwight D. Eisenhower needed a birth certificate for the first time in his life when he ran for president.

No one ever bothered to make out a birth certificate for Ike, who was born at home at the corner of Lamar and Day streets on Oct. 14, 1890 in Denison, Texas.

However, there was apparently some sort of protocol in place back then requiring proof of eligibility and, on Oct. 1, 1952, a birth certificate was recorded by the Grayson County Clerk signed by Eisenhower’s older brother Arthur and Grayson County Judge J.N. Dickson.