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To: Sherman Logan
-- when terms in the Constitution are ambiguous, as [natural born citizen] is, some body has to make a decision what it means. --

When it counted the electoral votes without raising the issue as a challenge, Congress decided that a dual citizen can also be a natural born citizen. No Court is going to touch the question. I doubt a majority of the public cares one way or the other.

46 posted on 12/09/2009 9:55:49 AM PST by Cboldt
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To: Cboldt

I think you have hit the nail on the head. Since the Constitution provides no specific mechanism for determining whether a candidate meets Constitutional requirement, it by default is left up to the voters, the Electoral College and Congress.

Each has the duty to determine if a candidate is qualified. If no objections are raised by these bodies, I’m not sure I want a court stepping in and overriding them.

If we’re all so concerned about this issue, why isn’t anyone, to my knowledge, working for a policy that would prevent a future situation of this type?

All it would take is one state requiring all candidates present appropriate documentation before going on the ballot.


49 posted on 12/09/2009 11:21:23 AM PST by Sherman Logan ("The price of freedom is the toleration of imperfections." Thomas Sowell)
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