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To: tired_old_conservative

“Well, in all honesty, it’s kind of hard to be a natural born citizen of a country that didn’t exist when you were born, regardless of who your parents were.

You obviously haven’t read what they had written.

You didn’t have to be a NBC if you were covered under their words.

But, if you were born after the document was written, you had to be a NBC, meaning born on US soil to citizen parents.


465 posted on 12/13/2009 8:13:13 PM PST by Lower55
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To: Lower55
“You obviously haven’t read what they had written.

You didn’t have to be a NBC if you were covered under their words.

But, if you were born after the document was written, you had to be a NBC, meaning born on US soil to citizen parents.”

That's what I said. The requirement to be a natural born citizen effectively eliminates everyone who was born before the country to which they would become citizens was created. It would have ruled out the first nine Presidents. That's the common sense issue the Founders were addressing with the grandfather clause, not concerns over which among them had what parents.

471 posted on 12/13/2009 9:02:21 PM PST by tired_old_conservative
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