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Eligibility and the American Presidency
Illinois Review ^ | January 22, 2012 A.D. | John F. Di Leo

Posted on 01/22/2012 3:34:31 PM PST by jfd1776

What does it really take to be a president?

Well, we can argue all we want about the relative importance of private sector experience vs. public sector... legislative vs. executive… social issues. vs. economic vs. foreign policy…

The one place on which we must agree is the Constitutional requirements in Article II for the president and vice president: each must be at least 35, must be a natural born U.S. citizen, must have lived at least the prior fourteen years as a resident of the USA, and must be from a different state than his runningmate. Doesn’t sound hard, does it?

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TOPICS: Government; History; Miscellaneous; Politics
KEYWORDS: citizen; constitution; eligibility; naturalborncitizen; president

1 posted on 01/22/2012 3:34:42 PM PST by jfd1776
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I think many people are totally ticked off. You need a BC and other documents just to get a DL. Unless you are an illegal alien.I am retiring after 35 years in NJ Gov’t. I have been vetted at every step incluing college, job entry, every medical change, etc... Now I have to provide a valid BC, certified marriage certificate, bc’s for each dependant, etc.. or I can’t retire. Why can’t this President provide whatever is needed to prove his eligibilty? It doesn’t matter what he provides as long as it is whatever any ordinary citizen should provide. Since Obama won’t, he is giving us all the finger and the people on his gravy train just laugh.

2 posted on 01/22/2012 4:02:12 PM PST by DrDude (Governor of the 57th State)
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The thing I missed in this posted article is any discussion of Why the NBC is in the qualifications in the first place— and the manifold reasons any patriotic American ought question the “loyalty” to this Country/Land that seems so clearly lacking in Barry Soetoro aka Barack Hussein Obama II.And yes I do question the loyalties of his mommie and his purported mentor as well Never met a communist with any loyalty to these United States.

3 posted on 01/22/2012 4:26:10 PM PST by StonyBurk (ring)
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I’m sorry, StonyBurk, I did mean to address the question of Why....

See the section entitled “The Big Picture.” I didn’t want to beat the reader over the head with the dual loyalty issue, but... you think I should’ve gone farther?

(people usually accuse me of going to far as it is, so I sometimes try to hold back, to be safe!)


4 posted on 01/22/2012 4:32:42 PM PST by jfd1776
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Do an Internet search for, mccain eligibility resolution, and limit the search to 2008.

See how seriously the MSM treated questions of McCain's eligibility. Very detailed and academic. A cursory search did not reveal that the MSM took sides -- but they took the question seriously.

Now compare that to how those who question Obama's eligibility are reported. RACISTS! KOOKS! BIRTHERS! RACISTS! HATE MONGERS! RACISTS!

5 posted on 01/22/2012 4:53:29 PM PST by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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It was there. I think you addressed the “why” sufficiently, but it is an exceedingly important point in the whole discussion. Indeed, given what has happened with Obama, the reason for the words “natural born” citizen were prophetic. So many Americans chose to ignore them and here we are in utter chaos.
6 posted on 01/22/2012 4:57:28 PM PST by iontheball
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To: DrDude
You need a BC and other documents just to get a DL.

The irony is that Obama voted in 2005 as a senator for the law that requires this.

7 posted on 01/22/2012 11:02:53 PM PST by edge919
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