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To: yldstrk

“wow, so if I am on vacation while pregnant, say I am in the Bahamas chilling on the beach, and my baby comes early, my baby is not a citizen? Just want to clarify....”

Your baby would be a “born” citizen but not a natural born citizen. There was a question as to John McCain’s eligibility due to this same definition.

Marco Rubio is not a natural born citizen either due to his parents not being citizens at the time of his birth. But just watch the GOP band together to try to get him nominated in 2016. If they let Rubio run they have to let Cruz run. Neither one of them is eligible. They can both serve their country in the Senate or as Governors.

But of course if you are half black and a Democrat its OK that you can’t really prove where you were born and your Dad was a Kenyan.


16 posted on 03/09/2013 8:16:25 AM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Georgia Girl 2

Oh for the love of God!! stop attacking our own.

This is why we lose.

Ted Cruz is just what we need and here we are launching a preemptive strike on him.

EVERYTHING about Obama is a mystery shrouded in anti American notions and communism, yet he is the POTUS.

If we must argue about “natural born” let us argue about Obama, who clearly has convoluted allegiances.

Why Target Cruz? Cruz has been a breath of fresh air.
He defines the immigrant experience.
His Heart is with America as was his Fathers.


30 posted on 03/09/2013 8:24:09 AM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Georgia Girl 2; yldstrk
Your baby would be a “born” citizen but not a natural born citizen.

And that interpretation bothers me, because, for example, it also excludes children born to people with a job requiring a temporary position abroad. At the same time we bestow US citizenship on the children of those that sneak into the US while mantaining citizenship elsewhere.

When the Constitution was written people didn't jet off to foreign lands for a vacation or quick visit, the travel was long and arduous. The trip was probably taken because you wanted to immigrate to a new country or had to serve in an official capacity as a representative of the government.

In the case of yldstrk having to give birth while vacationing in the Bahamas we have (I presume) two parents that are US citizens with true faith and allegiance to the same, temporarily out of the country and will return home. It doesn't make sense to me to consider that child ineligible for the Presidency.

247 posted on 03/09/2013 10:02:25 AM PST by ken in texas (I was taught to respect my elders but it keeps getting harder to find any.)
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To: Georgia Girl 2

“Marco Rubio is not a natural born citizen either due to his parents not being citizens at the time of his birth.”

Rubio is the legal equivalent of an “anchor baby” as is Jindal as was the drone-killed al Awlaki who had exactly the type of dual loyalty at birth that the founders feared.

Yet 99& of the elite legal establishment has decided, and all lower courts have resisted any effort to affirm that anything more than being born on US soil is needed to be NBC POTUS eligible.

I hope that Dems or a GOP primary challenger will challenge Rubio or Cruz’s NBC eligibility and that SCOTUS will finally rule. Better yet, I hope that new evidence of Barry’s likely Kenyan birth comes out. That would prompt a SCOTUS ruling ASAP! I do not presume to know whether SCOTUS would affirm the Minor v. Happersett NBC definition or give Barry a Mulligan based solely on his US citizen mom regardless of where he was born.


248 posted on 03/09/2013 10:02:56 AM PST by Seizethecarp (Defend aircraft from "runway kill zone" mini-drone helicopter swarm attacks: www.runwaykillzone.com)
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To: Georgia Girl 2

McCain was born to a US serviceman on duty at a foriegn station. In that case he is natural born. There was a law past several years ago dealing with that specific issue—which was more of a concern when the US took on an empire status by deploying our troops all over the world. When we minded our own business and kept to our own land this was not a problem. Seems like a good solution to work towards.


821 posted on 03/10/2013 2:50:19 PM PDT by Vermont Lt (Does anybody really know what time it is? Does anybody really care?)
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To: Georgia Girl 2

McCain was born to a US serviceman on duty at a foriegn station. In that case he is natural born. There was a law past several years ago dealing with that specific issue—which was more of a concern when the US took on an empire status by deploying our troops all over the world. When we minded our own business and kept to our own land this was not a problem. Seems like a good solution to work towards.


825 posted on 03/10/2013 2:56:06 PM PDT by Vermont Lt (Does anybody really know what time it is? Does anybody really care?)
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