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To: exit82

Study of the citizenship laws are not all that hard to comprehend if you do not put your search into too small of a circle.

If Barry had been born illegite and his father had never come forward and made any claim to him, then according to US law at the time of the adoption of the Constitution, when a woman’s citizenship followed that of her father until she married, Barry would have been a considered a natural born because he would have held no allegiance to any other country than the US.

British common law followed the same practice regarding illegitimate children.

Under citizenship laws, there was never allowance for dual citizenship for national security & sovereignty reasons and it still remains the same today.

Dual citizenship is accepted, but it has never been made law.

50 posted on 12/28/2009 7:39:54 AM PST by patlin (1st SCOTUS of USA: "Human life, from its commencement to its close, is protected by the common law.")
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To: patlin

Can the case be made that dual citizenship, with one American parent, makes one eligible for the Presidency?

With Obama, we have triple citizenship during his life: British, American, and Indonesian. His British citizenship became Kenyan in 1963, and expired at his 23rd birthday. If born in Hawaiii, he had American citizenship since birth. HE was legally adopted, his legal name changed and he became a citizen of Indonesia. Did he ever renounce his Indonesian citizenship?

I’m just asking anyone, not just you Patlin. I think your points are fine.

I have just never seen such a convoluted case as Barry Soetoro’s.

I just don;t see a scenario where he can argue he is natural born when he only has one American parent. Because a baby os the product of two people, whether the baby is illegitmate or not, he had a father. And that father was not American.

Although citizenship in some cases will follow the mother, native citizenship does not equal natural born in every instance.

In my opinion, Barry is such an instance.

51 posted on 12/28/2009 8:06:36 AM PST by exit82 (Democrats are the enemy of freedom. Sarah Palin is our Esther.)
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