Barack Obama has already been elected to a second term, but that is not stopping one Southwest Missouri Republican for trying to keep any more of those condemned foreigners from spending time in the Oval Office.
For the third straight year, Rep. Lyle Rowland, R-Centercreek, has filed legislation requiring proof that anyone running for president and vice president is a natural born citizen of the United States.
HB 41 requires the candidates to submit that information, along with all other "required certified documents" to the secretary of state.
The Taney County legislator, a former school administrator, has had no luck pushing the legislation in the past, and this year, does not have a host of other legislators including many from southwest Missouri backing him in this quixotic venture.
It would be nice if our new speaker of the house would rein in this kind of nonsense, but since Jones, I believe, is the only governmental official still associated with Orly Taitz' birther lawsuits against the president, we can expect to see this kind of nonsnnse take hold in the legislature again this year and keeping anything that could actually help this state from occurring.