Direct link to the Obama File site: May need to scroll down to see story
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.
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.
“The Constitution? That’s just words and stuff!”
All three branches of US government
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.
Here’s the Permalink:
It must really have been a huge, huge pill for Barry Soetoro to swallow when he signed on that bill, hello!!!
The statement, “My assumption and my understanding is that if you are born of American parents, you are naturally a natural-born American citizen”, makes no statement whatsoever about the ‘natural born’ status of a person born of one citizen parent and one non citizen parent.
This statement, in regards to Obama, is meaningless.