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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: LucyT; pissant

Revisit. FWIW.


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

Here’s the Permalink:

http://theobamafile.com/ObamaNaturalBorn.htm#LeahyResolution


23 posted on 12/09/2009 1:44:09 AM PST by Beckwith (A "natural born citizen" -- two American citizen parents and born in the USA.)
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To: blueyon

It must really have been a huge, huge pill for Barry Soetoro to swallow when he signed on that bill, hello!!!


31 posted on 12/09/2009 7:47:09 AM PST by danamco
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To: blueyon

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.


69 posted on 12/10/2009 10:40:20 AM PST by Tatze (I reject your reality and substitute my own!)
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