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Obama Signed Resolution Describing Him As Ineligible
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Posted on 12/08/2009 6:22:12 PM PST by blueyon

This is an oldie, but it needs to be revisited, since the Obots still argue that Obama is eligible to serve as Commander-in-Chief.

On April 10, 2008, Sens. Patrick Leahy (D-VT) and Claire McCaskill (D-MO) introduced a resolution expressing the sense of the U.S. Senate that presidential candidate Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) was a 'natural born Citizen,' as specified in the Constitution and eligible to run for president. Sen. McCaskill knew Obama was not a U.S. Citizen, that’s why she introduced this bill -- dressing it up to look like it was in Sen. John McCain's cause.

It was during the bill's hearing that Sen. Patrick Leahy, Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, made the following statement:

"Because he was born to American citizens, there is no doubt in my mind that Senator McCain is a natural born citizen," said Leahy. "I expect that this will be a unanimous resolution of the Senate."

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.

What's interesting here is that Sen. Leahy, the Chairman of the Senate Judiciary, confirms that a "natural born" citizen is the child of American citizen parents.

Parents -- that's two. That's BOTH parents.

Every time the words, "citizen" and "parent," are used by Sen. Leahy and Sec. Chertoff, the plural case, "citizens" and "parents," is used. The plural case is the operative case.

(Excerpt) Read more at theobamafile.com ...


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""It is Sen. Leahy's opinion -- his own recorded words, in a formal Senate Resolution and on his U. S. Senate website -- that Barack Obama is not a "natural born" citizen, and therefore not eligible to serve as Commander-in-Chief, regardless of his birthplace.""

Direct link to the Obama File site: May need to scroll down to see story

1 posted on 12/08/2009 6:22:13 PM PST by blueyon
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To: blueyon

I did not read the entire article, only the excerpt.

>> Leahy: “Because he was born to American citizens, there is no doubt in my mind ...”

That doesn’t mean there’s doubt to the contrary - though, we could speculate there might be.


2 posted on 12/08/2009 6:27:20 PM PST by Gene Eric (Your Hope has been redistributed. Here's your Change.)
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To: blueyon

Personally I believe that’s right.

However, I also believe that there is not one Federal Agency, nor one State Agency, nor any Federal or State court, nor any National Party that believes the same.

Nor do any of them want the job to be the gate keeper on this issue.

I’m also beginning to believe the USSC feels the same.


3 posted on 12/08/2009 6:28:41 PM PST by K-oneTexas (I'm not a judge and there ain't enough of me to be a jury. (Zell Miller, A National Party No More))
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To: blueyon

“The Constitution? That’s just words and stuff!”
All three branches of US government


4 posted on 12/08/2009 6:32:04 PM PST by tumblindice (If Obama/Soetero worked for Target ...)
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To: blueyon
"My assumption and my understanding is that if you are born of American parents, you are naturally a natural-born American citizen," Chertoff replied.

Not a debatable proposition.

However, the assumption that this is the only way one can be a "natural-born citizen" is supported by neither the discussion quoted nor the facts of the case. The other way is to be born on the territory of the US, to anyone other than diplomats of a foreign power.

I believe at least two previous American presidents would not have been qualified had this criteria been applied.

5 posted on 12/08/2009 6:34:34 PM PST by Sherman Logan ("The price of freedom is the toleration of imperfections." Thomas Sowell)
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To: Gene Eric

“Leahy: “Because he was born to American citizens, there is no doubt in my mind ...”

Leahy is an idiot x10.

My brother was born in Germany while my parents were stationed there. No doubt my brother was an American citizen being he was born to two American citizens, huh? That must explain why my father had to sign a waiver for my brother when he hit 18 so that he would not be drafted into the German military........ =.=


6 posted on 12/08/2009 6:35:25 PM PST by cranked
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To: LucyT; pissant

Revisit. FWIW.


7 posted on 12/08/2009 6:39:35 PM PST by Jet Jaguar
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To: cranked

I’m assuming the Leahy quotes in the excerpt reflect the intent of the article. If this is the case, it doesn’t address the situation where it’s not the case both parents are American citizens - one of the arguments made against Obama’s eligibility.

It’s odd that a waiver was required to prevent the Germans from drafting your brother.


8 posted on 12/08/2009 6:52:01 PM PST by Gene Eric (Your Hope has been redistributed. Here's your Change.)
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To: Sherman Logan

You are right, Garfield knew this would be an issue so he kept the fact that his father was a British subject from Canada secret until after his presidency.


9 posted on 12/08/2009 6:53:01 PM PST by wastoute
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To: wastoute
I believe it was Chester A Arthur not Garfield that had the eligibility problem.
10 posted on 12/08/2009 6:55:41 PM PST by Reily
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To: Jet Jaguar; Beckwith; rocco55; thouworm; rxsid; GOPJ; Fred Nerks; null and void; stockpirate; ...
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. . . . A blast from the past, by Beckwith.

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11 posted on 12/08/2009 7:14:06 PM PST by LucyT
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To: cranked
It is not Leahy who is the "idiot" in this case.

The aforementioned resolution affirmed that McCain (whose situation was identical to your brother's) [born on foreign soil to citizen parentS in US military service] IS a natural born US citizen.

So is your brother -- no matter what the Germans think or claim...

12 posted on 12/08/2009 7:29:26 PM PST by TXnMA ("Allah": Satan's current alias...!!)
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To: LucyT; Jet Jaguar; Beckwith; rxsid; Fred Nerks; null and void
Hmmm...if young Barry was born to Stanley who had wed Barack but later Stanley discovered Barack was already married.....what does that make young Barry?
13 posted on 12/08/2009 7:30:24 PM PST by BIGLOOK (Keelhaul Congress!)
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To: BIGLOOK

a Fag?


14 posted on 12/08/2009 7:34:35 PM PST by RedhairRedhair (I love my (scab made) Toyota)
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To: Reily

Of course you are right. Thank you for pointing this out. I misspoke, so to speak.


15 posted on 12/08/2009 7:34:55 PM PST by wastoute
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To: LucyT

Regardless of the legality, isn’t is just *weird* to have a President who had a non-American parent?


16 posted on 12/08/2009 7:40:32 PM PST by The Duke (Socialism is cool until somebody loses their paycheck.)
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To: BIGLOOK

“what does that make young Barry?”

A citizen of Great Britain....and a fag.


17 posted on 12/08/2009 8:02:51 PM PST by Electric Graffiti (Yonder stands your orphan with his gun)
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To: BIGLOOK

Makes no difference, he’s a b*stard coming or going, IMO.


18 posted on 12/08/2009 8:35:27 PM PST by Fred Nerks
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To: Fred Nerks

Fair dinkum, Fred.


19 posted on 12/08/2009 8:43:12 PM PST by BIGLOOK (Keelhaul Congress!)
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To: Sherman Logan

Is there not an understanding among countries that if their nationals give birth overseas, that the baby will be recognized as a national of the parent’s country?

By that I mean, if a French couple takes a vacation to the U.S. and the mother is seven months pregnant, and she delivers prematurely on American soil, we recognize the child as French and the couple may return back to France with the child, after certain documented verification of course to guard against child stealing and the like.

But we do let the French parents return home with the child.

Should this not also apply to illegal alien parents? If Mexico will accept the child as Mexican, which they will, why not deport the parents with their children?

Of course I’m touching upon the issue of “anchor baby” status and the wording of the U.S. Constitution.


20 posted on 12/08/2009 8:54:40 PM PST by Walvoord
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