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FEC Drafts Opinions for Guyana-Born Man About Presidential Run
Roll Call ^ | Aug. 26, 2011 | Alex Knott

Posted on 08/29/2011 5:51:01 AM PDT by SvenMagnussen

The Federal Election Commission is showing signs that it might allow a Guyana-born American citizen to file papers and raise money to run for president of the United States.

The agency released two draft advisory opinions Friday that could permit New York lawyer Abdul Hassan to go through the initial steps to run for president. But the FEC’s pending decision won’t be the last word on the constitutional issue of whether someone born outside the United States can be president.

Hassan was born in the South American country in 1974, and he asked the FEC in July whether he could raise funds as a candidate for president.

The request put the FEC in the rare role of deciding a large constitutional issue that has only a few intersections with campaign finance law. The two commonly held constitutional requirements to run for president are that the candidate be 35 years or older and be a “natural born citizen.”

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: constitution; election; naturalborncitizen; obama; omg; saywhat

1 posted on 08/29/2011 5:51:06 AM PDT by SvenMagnussen
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To: SvenMagnussen

Here we go again....


2 posted on 08/29/2011 5:52:13 AM PDT by DonkeyBonker
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To: SvenMagnussen; LucyT

Wow, they aren’t even bothering to fake a birth certificate anymore.


3 posted on 08/29/2011 5:53:44 AM PDT by autumnraine (America how long will you be so deaf and dumb to the chariot wheels carrying you to the guillotine?)
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To: SvenMagnussen

Uh oh! Vattel would not be happy!


4 posted on 08/29/2011 5:56:30 AM PDT by Hawthorn
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To: SvenMagnussen
The request put the FEC in the rare role of deciding a large constitutional issue that has only a few intersections with campaign finance law.

We certainly know they did not pursue this role in the last election!

5 posted on 08/29/2011 5:57:47 AM PDT by missnry (The truth will set you free ... and drive liberals Crazy!)
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To: SvenMagnussen

We have a rogue government arrogantly and defiantly operating outside the constraints of the Constitution.

They are no longer even trying to be subtle about it.


6 posted on 08/29/2011 5:59:11 AM PDT by Westbrook
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To: SvenMagnussen

“The request put the FEC in the rare role of deciding a large constitutional issue”

I assert that they have NO role in deciding constitutional issues.


7 posted on 08/29/2011 6:00:20 AM PDT by DBrow
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To: SvenMagnussen

The guy is a naturalIZED citizen, he is not eligible. How hard is that to know?


8 posted on 08/29/2011 6:01:10 AM PDT by svcw
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To: SvenMagnussen

Anything to legitimize the illegal Kenyon in the White House. They are going for a double. Legitimacy for the infiltrator and another pipeline to use tax dollars for it’s campaign against America.


9 posted on 08/29/2011 6:07:37 AM PDT by Steamburg (The contents of your wallet is the only language Politicians understand.)
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To: DBrow
It took 7 replies for the obvious.

Modus Operandi ... throw it out, discuss it, bury the truth in verbage.

10 posted on 08/29/2011 6:08:48 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: Westbrook

Today voters have a limited role in the election process, because we are not assured that we have candidates that pass the Constitutional requirement. If voters have no voice that is reinforced by the laws in America, then our options have been significantly narrowed, but not our allegiance to the Constitution.


11 posted on 08/29/2011 6:12:54 AM PDT by Pan_Yans Wife (Utopia is being foisted on Americans for their own good.-- J. Robert Smith)
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To: SvenMagnussen

The agency released two draft advisory opinions...

Did they mispell “NO” on them?

I understand that the more “decisions” that are made which can be used to legitimize the usurper, the better for him.

When can we start arresting these people and putting them in chains???? How can they even consider such a request seriously? They do NOT have that authority. Do they?


12 posted on 08/29/2011 6:14:34 AM PDT by Adder (Say NO to the O in 2 oh 12)
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To: autumnraine; LucyT
The Federal Election Commission is showing signs that it might allow a Guyana-born American citizen to file papers and raise money to run for president of the United States.

File and run all you want.

You may not assume the office, if elected, but file and run, sure.

13 posted on 08/29/2011 6:14:36 AM PDT by Lazamataz (SmithL stole my tagline and won't give it back.)
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To: SvenMagnussen

Even the FEC is caving in to the 0bamunists. Not surprising. Just more gutless sycophants without the intestinal fortitude to stand on principle and preserve this grand experiment.

Getting closer to the ultimate reset.


14 posted on 08/29/2011 6:15:20 AM PDT by PubliusMM (RKBA; a matter of fact, not opinion. 01-20-2013: Change we can look forward to.)
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To: knarf

If FEC gets away with it for this guy, there could possibly be another guy who wants to get on all 56 ballots in the States who would benefit.


15 posted on 08/29/2011 6:15:54 AM PDT by DBrow
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To: SvenMagnussen; Autumnrain; LucyT
If you read the article, it is exactly as I said in a previous post:

The agency quickly signaled that it would decide the technicalities of filing requirements while leaving the broader issue of who can run for president to the judicial branch. In an email to Hassan on July 18, the FEC stated that he understood “that although the Commission can respond to the questions asked in [his] advisory opinion, the Commission cannot make any determination as to whether [Hassan] can, as a naturalized citizen, serve as President.”

Run, raise money, do whatever, dude. But you probably cannot serve.

16 posted on 08/29/2011 6:18:17 AM PDT by Lazamataz ("I'm Bringing Tagline Back" -- Justin Timberlake, 2002)
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To: SvenMagnussen; Autumnrain; LucyT
Bottom line -- no need to get worked up. There's plenty of real stuff to worry about. This ain't one.

Here's What I'm Watching TodayTM

17 posted on 08/29/2011 6:20:47 AM PDT by Lazamataz ("I'm Bringing Tagline Back" -- Justin Timberlake, 2002)
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To: PubliusMM

Read my comments. There’s no there, there.


18 posted on 08/29/2011 6:21:16 AM PDT by Lazamataz ("I'm Bringing Tagline Back" -- Justin Timberlake, 2002)
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To: SvenMagnussen

If a person is born of citizen parents outside of the United States, they are still a citizen at birth. Just like John McCain was born in Panama and is eligible or like Vice-President Charles Curtis was born in the Kansas Territory and was eligible to be President.

I don’t know if Hasan’s parents were citizens or not, but if so, he is eligible since he was a citizen at birth and was not naturalized.


19 posted on 08/29/2011 6:21:18 AM PDT by Anitius Severinus Boethius
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To: SvenMagnussen

Constitutional requirements to run for president are that the candidate be 35 years or older and be a “natural born citizen.”

Wonder what part of that the FEC don’t understand?.


20 posted on 08/29/2011 6:33:10 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: Lazamataz
-- You may not assume the office, if elected, but file and run, sure. --

Then there is a separate issue of ballot access. The CA Sec. of State denied access to Eldridge Cleaver on grounds of constitutional ineligibility.

21 posted on 08/29/2011 6:35:41 AM PDT by Cboldt
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To: Anitius Severinus Boethius
-- If a person is born of citizen parents outside of the United States, they are still a citizen at birth. --

The US State Department advises that the issue of constitutional eligibility to the presidency is an unsettled question of law, in those cases. They are correct, of course, as no court has ever decided that question.

22 posted on 08/29/2011 6:38:04 AM PDT by Cboldt
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To: SvenMagnussen

I think this could work in our favor. If this person is allowed to file to run as POTUS, then this will be challenged in court. I think the courts will give this one more attention than B0s and we may finally get a ruling from the SCOTUS.


23 posted on 08/29/2011 8:13:49 AM PDT by murron (Proud Mom of a Marine Vet)
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To: autumnraine

This is all part of a large scale attempt to get around and do away with the natural born citizen requirement. Aided and abetted by the entire US Congress I’m sorry to say.


24 posted on 08/29/2011 8:37:18 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: SvenMagnussen
The Original Natural-Born Eligibility Controversy concerned the 1968 GOP primary campaign for President of George Romney, father of Mitt Romney. George Romney was born in Mexico of American citizen parents who were residents of Mexico. It caused quite a fuss at the time.
25 posted on 08/29/2011 9:07:46 AM PDT by cookcounty ("I feel really uncomfortable, because I love loving him," --brilliant Matha's Vinyud liberal)
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To: autumnraine; Lazamataz; Hotlanta Mike; Silentgypsy; repubmom; HANG THE EXPENSE; Nepeta; Bikkuri; ...
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. . . . Why is this up for discussion? What happened to our Constitution?

Check out article and comments # 1 through 25.

Thanks for the pings.

26 posted on 08/29/2011 11:42:06 AM PDT by LucyT
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To: LucyT
. . Why is this up for discussion? What happened to our Constitution?

Because the FEC is not in the business of determining eligibility, even for obvious cases like this one.

27 posted on 08/29/2011 11:49:26 AM PDT by Lazamataz ("I'm Bringing Tagline Back" -- Justin Timberlake, 2002)
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To: autumnraine
Wow, they aren’t even bothering to fake a birth certificate anymore.

Let one in office, and they all want to run...

28 posted on 08/29/2011 12:24:56 PM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: SvenMagnussen

All the FEC does is regulate campaign finance. It does not vet candidate, approve candidates, or rule candidates are eligible or ineligible. So basically what they are saying is that if this guy wants to launch a campaign committee, and he doesn’t violate any laws on donations, then he’s free to do so.


29 posted on 08/29/2011 12:29:49 PM PDT by SoJoCo
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To: Westbrook; Travis McGee

Coup d’etat ping.


30 posted on 08/29/2011 2:13:09 PM PDT by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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