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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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To: exit82
I have just never seen such a convoluted case as Barry Soetoro’s.

This Republic has never seen such a convoluted case. The wall of secrecy erected around Obama to protect him, the wall of denial and derision erected around Obama to protect him as well, the ludicrous Senate Resolution 511, and the ongoing campaign to marginalize every single effort to gain clarification of the convolution, as to Obama's eligibility for Office, should be alarming in the extreme, for any individual who purports to uphold our Constitution.

53 posted on 12/28/2009 8:27:49 AM PST by RegulatorCountry
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To: exit82

“NO” and thus the reason for the ‘grandfather clause’ in A2S1C5:

“...or a citizen at the time of the adoption of the Constitution.”

If the framers had intended for dual citizenship, they would have not included this and thus the reason for the War of 1812, to force the Brits to discontinue their hold on the new American citizens that were former Brit subjects. This however did not completely stop the Brits and so in 1868 it was formalized by the Expatriation Act of 1868.

There is also the fact of the distinct difference in citizenship qualifications for Congress & President and for that you can go to the Federalist papers & the Anti-Federalist papers for clarification. Congress has 535 members, The Executive only 2, thus the reason for more stringent qualifications for the Executive who is also the commander in chief of the US military.


54 posted on 12/28/2009 8:49:48 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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