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To: GreenLanternCorps
"If Obama was born in Hawaii then he is a natural born citizen by right granted by the 14th amendment.

The 14th amendment has nothing to do with the NATURAL BORN citizenship.

68 posted on 01/06/2010 8:52:35 PM PST by Godebert
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To: Godebert
I don't understand why they don't get it. That was for slaves.

14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution LOC

The 14th Amendment to the Constitution was ratified on July 9, 1868, and granted citizenship to “all persons born or naturalized in the United States,” which included former slaves recently freed.

Hasn't a darn thing to do with natural born citizenship.

Also "Ahnold" is a citizen but can't be President because he's not an NBC. Same boat Obamas in. But they have a blind spot.

69 posted on 01/06/2010 9:02:06 PM PST by DJ MacWoW (Make yourselves sheep and the wolves will eat you. Ben Franklin)
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To: Godebert

“The 14th amendment has nothing to do with the NATURAL BORN citizenship.”

Actually it does. It is the only thing in the Constitution that defines citizenship. The “natural born” requirement must be interpreted in accordance with the plain meaning of the 14th Amendment. Amendments, by nature, override the original text of the Constitution.

The 14th Amendment defines citizenship and makes it a birthright that may not be impaired by the United States or the several states without due process of law.


139 posted on 01/07/2010 4:03:22 PM PST by GreenLanternCorps ("Barack Obama" is Swahili for "Jimmy Carter".)
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