Skip to comments.McCain's Birth Abroad Stirs Legal Debate
Posted on 05/02/2008 12:23:20 PM PDT by TexasCajun
The Senate has unanimously declared John McCain a natural-born citizen, eligible to be president of the United States.
That is the good news for the presumptive Republican nominee, who was born nearly 72 years ago in a military hospital in the Panama Canal Zone, then under U.S. jurisdiction. The bad news is that the nonbinding Senate resolution passed Wednesday night is simply an opinion that has little bearing on an arcane constitutional debate that has preoccupied legal scholars for many weeks.
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Actually I can see what Dems are up to on this one.
Down the road they will call fair when they run an anchor baby for office
Isn’t the gov a little, shall we say, limp in the wrist?
Exactly. And to put it in even simpler terms so that they can understand it:
Is McCain a naturalized citizen? No? Then he is native born.
McCain should just give up since he has no chance of winning the nomination against Mitt Romney.
Sheesh. No wonder some people call him Myth Romney. Despite spending a mountain of money, Romney got his butt kicked by the "old, senile, shriveled up, namby-pamby dwarf."
I don't think that McCain will pick Romney because other than his checkbook, Romney doesn't bring a lot to the table to help McCain win in November.
of course most libs have NOT read the consitution.
Otherwise, they would not insist that it says what it doesn’t say (right to privacy) and doesn’t say what it says (right to bear arms).
“Its Gov. Crist of Florida,...”
That ought to give new life to Brokeback Moutain.
Hard for a lib to read a moving living object.
How about kids born in Japan Germany etc to American Service men or to families stationed abroad —I am sure they have been voting as has McCain in our elections
Right. I meant native born citizen.
Will you be bringing your “Save the Rino” sign to the convention?
There are lots of people I like who I wouldn’t want anywhere near the White House except as tourists. I’ll vote for McCain unless a better alternative presents itself. Just don’t expect me to be “honored” to do it - I’ll be holding my nose all the way.
Why can’t we get someone same to run as a 3rd party candidate, like Ross Perot. /sarc
Does anyone worry about electing a citizen of Kenya as President of the US?
writes that he was born “in the Canal Zone” at the U.S. Naval Air Station in Coco Solo
Oh man!!! Where can I start!
That above statement contains 2 (two) (dos) lies.
1. U.S. Naval Air station was not an air station. It was a submarine base. To this day, I have never seen a runway in Coco Solo.
2. He could not have been born at Coco Solo (unless his mother gave birth to him out in the front yard) because no hospital existed there at that time. He was born in 36 and Coco Solo Hospital was built in 1941-1942.
Curiously enough, there is no record of McCain’s birth in the Panama Canal Zone Health Department’s bound birth registers, which are publicly available at the National Archives in College Park. A search of the “Child Born Abroad” records of the U.S. consular service for August 1936 included many U.S. citizens born in the Canal Zone but did not turn up any mention of John McCain.
Did you try this address?
Please Note: The information contained is not guaranteed, as addresses and prices change frequently. It is recommended that you confirm the price and address by calling the vital records office before you place your order.
Canal Zone Vital Records Office
Vital Records Branch
1111 19th Street NW, Suite 510
Washington, DC, CZ 34011-2300
For birth and death certificates, please include the following in your request.
Purpose of request
Name at birth/death
Date of birth/death
City and county of birth/death
signature of subject or guardian
For birth records also include:
Date & place of birth
Date & place of birth
U.S. Passport information
Kindly indicate the number of documents desired - additional copies $10 each. Check or money order must be signed, dated, and made payable to the Department of State. Remittance must be payable in U.S. dollars through a U.S. bank. Do not send cash.
Civilian Records (NWCTC)
Textual Archives Services Division
8601 Adelphi Road
College Park, MD 20740
If a marriage record is located, the applicant will be contacted as to the fees involved.
Folks, I couldnt finish the rest of the article. I was getting too upset.
If his birth record does not show up at the above address, he was then born in a Republic of Panama hospital.
Since Goldwater was not voted president, it did not become an issue.
You don't even have to be born on US territory, as long as one or both parents is a US citizen.
They don't have that authority. But offspring of servicement born on US military facilities are citizens.
vote for who you want. Call people RINOs - your issue, and I could care less. If McCain was a Democrat I’d still vote for him.
Let me repeat myself - I am not only honored to vote for John McCain, I am PROUD to vote for him. He’s the best person for this job. I can’t wait to vote for him, actually.
What all this amounts to which the SC will have to sort out is: All U.S. citizens are equal (since we all have to pay taxes), but some U.S. citizens are more equal than others.
May I clarify what I just wrote:
No, no foreign person who becomes a U.S. citizen can become president of our country if that persons parent (or parents) was not U.S. citizens. That fat pinhead jerk in Kalifornia comes to mind.
Our hard working senate at its best. What BS!