Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Iowa GOP Officially Goes Over The Deep End

The headline kind of says it all:

Iowa GOP Supports Amendment To Strip Obama’s Citizenship Because He Won The Nobel Peace Prize

But the story is even better. Besides doing important things like fine tuning the definition of the word "manure," the Iowa GOP also had this brainstorm:
Adopted in December 1865, the current 13th Amendment of the Constitution prohibits “slavery” and “involuntary servitude” in the United States or any place under its jurisdiction. The Iowa GOP is not trying to overturn this amendment to reinstate slavery. Instead, it wants to reintroduce the “original 13th Amendmentfirst offered by senator Phillip Reed of Maryland in 1810. The amendment states that “if any citizen of the United States shall accept, claim, receive or retain any title of nobility or honor” from a “foreign power, such person shall cease to be a citizen” and “shall be incapable of holding any office of trust.” In receiving only 12 out of the 13 votes needed for ratification, the amendment was never adopted.
Someone needs to let them know that the Nobel Prize Committee isn't a foreign nation.

H/T Emily Mills and Wisco, via Twitter

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