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To: gigster
There is no particular reason to believe that holding dual citizenship invalidates status as a natural-born citizen and eligibility to the presidency.

According to this website, Panama has birthright citizenship.

http://www.numbersusa.com/content/learn/issues/birthright-citizenship/nations-observing-birthright-citizenship.html

If true, it means John McCain (born in a Panama hospital outside the Canal Zone) was born with dual US and Panamanian citizenship. Which is utterly irrelevant to his position under US law. He could be a citizen of 50 countries under their laws, and US law doesn't care. We don't recognize their citizenship rules as affecting the status of a US citizen.

189 posted on 08/09/2009 12:41:17 AM PDT by Sherman Logan ("The price of freedom is the toleration of imperfections." Thomas Sowell)
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To: Sherman Logan
If true, it means John McCain (born in a Panama hospital outside the Canal Zone) was born with dual US and Panamanian citizenship. Which is utterly irrelevant to his position under US law. He could be a citizen of 50 countries under their laws, and US law doesn't care. We don't recognize their citizenship rules as affecting the status of a US citizen.

While true, our laws do concern themselves with place of birth and citizenship of the parents, but only to the extent of US verses "other". (some slight complication for persons born in and as children of citizens of places like American Samoa. Saomans are US Nationals but not US Citizens.)

200 posted on 08/09/2009 1:11:40 AM PDT by El Gato ("The Second Amendment is the RESET button of the United States Constitution." -- Doug McKay)
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