There is no need for another stupid petition!!!
Congress itself, LED BY THE DEMOCRATS defined it in TOTAL in 2008 when they held a hearing on John McCain’s eligibility.
In that full congressional hearing, BOTH John McCain’s birthplace was examined, as well as the citizenship of BOTH his parents.
The Democrats ALREADY settled this for us!
Why are we not forcing Boehner to apply the same congressional hearing to Obama that was applied to McCain???
It would be LIGHTS OUT for Obama, and a reset back to the beginning of this constitutional crisis in 2008.
Actually I think it was just a Sense of The Senate Resolution, not a full Congressional exercise.
And mccain’s eligibility was brought up BECAUSE they knew obama was not eligible. And mccain knew it, too.
Are you saying that if the Democrats defined “natural born citizen” you can be sure it’s correct?
There was never a “full Congressional hearing.” There was a hearing in the Judicial Committee, starring Patrick Leahy, and was signed by Leahy, Claire McCaskill, Barack Obama, Tom Coburn, Hillary Clinton, and Jim Webb.
Testimony from the hearing found that if you are born of American parents (that’s two), you are a natural-born American citizen.
Barack Obama was a co-signer of this resolution. So, I guess he too agrees that one needs two American parents to be eligible for POTUS.
This hearing compromised John McCain, who is and has always been a “naturalized” American citizen.
John Sidney McCain III was born at the Colon Hospital, located at Avenida Melendez and 2nd Street, Manzanillo Island, City of Colon, Republic of Panama. The time of birth on the birth certificate issued by Panama Railroad Company (that owned the Colon Hospital) was 5:25 PM and the day and date of birth was Saturday, August 29, 1936.
John McCain’s father, John S. McCain Jr., was a US Naval officer serving in the Panama Canal Zone. His mother was Roberta Wright. Both were American citizens.
McCain gets his citizenship via the Immigration and Nationality Act — “by statute.”
Sec. 301. [8 U.S.C. 1401] The following shall be nationals and citizens of the United States at birth:
(c) a person born outside of the United States and its outlying possessions of parents both of whom are citizens of the United States and one of whom has had a residence in the United States or one of its outlying possessions, prior to the birth of such person;
Sec. 303. [8 U.S.C. 1403] Persons born in the Canal Zone or the Republic of Panama on or after February 26, 1904
(b) Any person born in the Republic of Panama on or after February 26, 1904, and whether before or after the effective date of this Act, whose father or mother or both at the time of the birth of such person was or is a citizen of the United States employed by the Government of the United States or by the Panama Railroad Company, or its successor in title, is declared to be a citizen of the United States.