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To: rxsid
>Our arguments show that, particularly because we have shown that by the holding of the Supreme Court and the facts that the defendant Soetoro has stated throughout his political career, that his father was not a citizen, his status as a “natural born citizen” is “in doubt.” At the very least, when the Supreme Court has held that an issue is “in doubt,” seeking to have that doubt clarified is a good faith extension of existing law.<

This has ALWAYS been my main contention. Remember that in the senate confirmation hearings of John McCain that the senate stated:
Because he was born to American citizens, there is no doubt in my mind that Senator McCain is a natural born citizen,” said Leahy At a Judiciary Committee hearing on April 3, Leahy asked Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff, himself a former Federal judge, if he had doubts that McCain was eligible to serve as President. “My assumption and my understanding is that if you are born of American parents, you are naturally a natural-born American citizen,” Chertoff replied. “That is mine, too,” said Leahy.

 And the resolution read: Whereas John Sidney McCain, III, was born to American citizens on an American military base in the Panama Canal Zone in 1936: Now, therefore, be it Resolved, That John Sidney McCain, III, is a ‘‘natural born Citizen’’ under Article II, Section 1, of the Constitution of the United States.

The First Congress session II Chapter 4 1790 expressly stated what a Natural Born Citizen is and it has NEVER been changed: "the children of citizens of the United States that may be born beyond sea, or out of the limits of the United States shall be considered natural born citizens: Provided, that the right of citizenship shall not descend to persons who's fathers have never been resident ion the the United States: Provided also, that no resident heretofore prescribed by any state, shall be admitted as a citizen as aforesaid, except by an act of legislature of the state in which such person was proscribed."

.. plural. Both parents have to be citizens of the United States. Obama's father was a Kenyan national.

Therefore he can NOT be a Natural Born Citizen.

Even on his OWN website Obama states he is: "The truth is, Barack Obama was born in the state of Hawaii in 1961, a native citizen of the United States of America."
A native citizen is not a Natural Born Citizen.
Do you really think that the constitutional lawyer, all the people who he has working for him, all the lawyers he has on staff looking at every thing that is written, made this "mistake"?
hell no, it is obfuscation

 It is easy enough to understand and clearly Obama is not eligible to be president because of this simple fact. They just need to push this one argument and forget the rest. He is NOT a Natural Born Citizen because his father was a Kenyan.
35 posted on 12/04/2009 8:49:29 AM PST by Munz (All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.)
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To: Munz

Exactly! A foreign national parent “passes” their foreign citizenship on to the child. The framers never intended (post “grandfather” clause) someone owing foreign allegiance to become the Commander in Chief of the armed forces. For obvious reasons I would add.

36 posted on 12/04/2009 11:12:07 AM PST by rxsid (HOW CAN A NATURAL BORN CITIZEN'S STATUS BE "GOVERNED" BY GREAT BRITAIN? - Leo Donofrio (2009))
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