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by Mac McMullen / August 10, 2008 6:45 AM PDT

Does anyone suppose........................

" Presidential office requires the person elected to be a natural-born United States citizen if the child was not born to two US citizen parents.

US Law very clearly stipulates: ?If only one parent was a US citizen at the time of your birth, that parent must have resided in the United States for at least ten years, at least five of which had to be after the age of 16.?

Barack Obama?s father was not a US citizen, and Obama?s mother was only 18 when he was born, which means although she had been a US citizen for 10 years, his mother fails the test for being so for at least 5 years prior to Barack Obama?s birth. "

Read more: http://canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/4375

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by EdHannigan / August 10, 2008 7:01 AM PDT

This is old and not correct.

Comments: False. Barack Obama is, in fact, a natural-born citizen of the United States, for the simple reason that he was born on American soil (in Hawaii, two years after it acquired statehood). The age and citizenship status of Obama's parents have no bearing whatsoever on Obama's citizenship.

Any confusion on this point is the result of misunderstanding the legal concepts of jus sanguinis (right of blood) and jus soli (right of birthplace). Here is how the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service explains the difference:

The 14th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution guarantees citizenship at birth to almost all individuals born in the United States or in U.S. jurisdictions, according to the principle of jus soli. Certain individuals born in the United States, such as children of foreign heads of state or children of foreign diplomats, do not obtain U.S. citizenship under jus soli.

Certain individuals born outside of the United States are born citizens because of their parents, according to the principle of jus sanguinis (which holds that the country of citizenship of a child is the same as that of his / her parents).

It is a fact that under the provisions of Article Two of the U.S. Constitution naturalized citizens are ineligible to hold the office of president, but this disqualification does not apply to Barack Obama, who has been a citizen since birth.

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For non-thinkers, it was
by Mac McMullen / August 10, 2008 9:52 AM PDT
In reply to: Nope.

.....a pause of the moment.

With both Clinton's being attorneys, and both Obama's being attorneys, plus all the other attorneys in attendance in their camps, there was no way something like the news article put forth would have gone unnoticed.

If only momentarily, it created cause for freight for some, albeit for different reasons, and gave reason for smiles to others. Now, relieved or disappointed, they can go back to the games on TV. Wink

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Somerthing else to be considered
by Mike_Hanks / August 10, 2008 10:03 AM PDT

I think each state can request proof of eligibility too .

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by beango / August 10, 2008 11:48 PM PDT
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