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To: Captain Kirk

If Obama’s mother was an American citizen, he is a “natural born” citizen no matter where he was born.

Nay, Captain. Under the law in force at that time, a child born outside the US - with ONE parent who is a US citizen and one who isn’t = is a natural-born US citizen IF the US-citizen parent had spent ten years in the US over the age of 14.

While that has recently changed to 5 years, it still would not apply to someone born in 1961.


22 posted on 01/06/2010 6:09:38 PM PST by eddiespaghetti ( (with the meatball eyes) ("Deinen leichten Sinn lass dich denn leiten . . . "))
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To: eddiespaghetti

No, still not right.

If the child was born outside the US with ONE parent who is a US citizen and one who isn’t, the child would acquire citizenship at birth if the mother was old enough and had met U.S. citizenship requirements in force at the time of the birth.

HOWEVER, the child would not necessarily be a “natural born citizen,” which is an entirely different thing.

Specifically, in Obama’s case, and regardless of his place of birth, he was a British subject at birth because his father was a British subject.

Even assuming that he was born on American soil and received American citizenship, he would still be a dual citizen with dual allegiances. That alone, no matter where he was born, raises compelling and legitimate legal arguments that he is ineligible according to the Constitution to be President. The Founders, in their own words, made it clear that the leader of the nation should have no split allegiance.


32 posted on 01/06/2010 6:24:58 PM PST by Jedidah
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To: eddiespaghetti

a child born outside the US - with ONE parent who is a US citizen and one who isn’t = is a natural-born US citizen

WRONG The child would be a citizen not a natural born citizen. NBC requires 2 citizen parents. We don’t even know if this clown is a citizen, let alone NBC.


103 posted on 01/07/2010 8:46:35 AM PST by Josephat
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