First and foremost, Natural Born status is a constitutional test that was established when the Constitution was written...
This may all be true, but my reason for posting that particular statute was to demonstrate a simple motive for Obama's mother or grandparents to lie about his birth location, without there needing to be any grand conspiracy to make Obama president. Given that the statute could quite possibly deny Obama citizenship entirely, it establishes a good motive for his family to lie about his place of birth well before any of his political ambitions. People who like to ridicule "birthers" tend to claim that a grand conspiracy theory is necessary to explain all of the goings-on in order to make the whole thing seem more far-fetched than it really is.
posted on 12/11/2009 4:04:39 AM PST
You’re right, it’s all very simple.
Barack’s grandparents wanted him to grow up as an American (with all the advantages that would give him), rather than as a Kenyan.
Amongst other things, the proud grandparents made sure a birth announcement appeared in the local paper.
To be totally certain, one would have to find out who placed that announcement. Was it the hospital or the grandparents? I doubt that information still exists.
posted on 12/11/2009 4:31:59 AM PST
by Fresh Wind
("...a whip of political correctness strangles their voice"-Vaclav Klaus on GW skeptics)
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