Skip to comments.FEC Allows Presidential Campaign for Foreign-Born Man
Posted on 09/03/2011 9:46:40 AM PDT by SvenMagnussen
The Federal Election Commission ruled Friday that a Guyana-born American citizen could file papers and raise money to run for president of the United States. But the agency also told the prospective candidate, Abdul Hassan, that his campaign may not receive federal matching funds because he was not born in America.
The FECs unanimous vote allows Hassan who born in the South American country in 1974 to be a candidate, solicit funds and requires him to file disclosure reports for a presidential bid. However, the agencys decision stopped short of addressing the constitutional issue of whether someone born outside the United States can be president.
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Kind of sounds like it’s being run by a Mexican Union.
“Not my yob man”
I doubt it. The Secretaries of State will pass the buck too.
Who is really surprised any more.
The left has declared the Constitution a dead letter anyways.
I retain hope.
Perhaps when Obama is out of office and the issue is not quite as emotionally charged, at least one state can formalize something.
This and the FEC is a farce.
Conceptually the laws of gravity and thermodynamics should be ignored as well since it’s not anyones job to enforce either.
Guess it’s not my job to tell that dickweed to quit smoking while putting gas in his car.
Let’s all leave the policeing of common sense to someone else. God forbid we cause a PC fuss by pointing out the obvious!
What a charmer!!!!
Only thing missing is the booking number & the date & jurisdiction.
However, the agencys decision stopped short of addressing the ***constitutional issue*** of whether someone born outside the United States can be president.
What country is this?it isn’t America.
Apparently a good many members of the FEC have NOT read the constitution.
But, then, in the Age of Obama that’s nothing new.
Everyone here knew it would happen ... and is called precedence. The gates are open for anyone to run for President of the U.S. Everyone with a brain knows zer0 is in the office illegally. Precedence established.
This is completely wrong. He’s not eligible to be president so any funds he would be given would be solicited fraudulently.
What is wrong with these people?
“There have been plenty of satirical candidacies...”
Sure, but there is a big chasm between satire, or even publicity seeking, and fraud.
I’m sure Pat Paulson was eligible to serve as President.
I have no problem with people running for office, even this man, maybe he should consider running for mayor of his town or something.
But the FEC has just endorsed fraud and basically said: hey if it’s fraud that’s up to someone else to determine.
Don’t those commissioners take some sort of oath to uphold the law?
Bing!!! In light of this recent decision and the accompanying statements by the Commissioners, could it be that Obama did not want to push the question? While ballot access might not be the purview of the FEC, they would have to apply a definition of "Natural Born Citizen" in deciding if Obama was eligible to receive the funds. Hmmmmmmmm
I would like to see the background and actual wording of this ‘law’. It is preposterous that a Federal bureacrcy can have authoity to allow/permit a person to act to seek something which the person cannot have legally. Of course I realize these are people doing their thing.
Conventional state-run media.......crickets........
You trickster! I see what you did there....
And they did it on a Friday before a three-day holiday in hopes the news would sink without a trace.
This is an issue that no one in government will take any responsibility for. Here the FEC says eligiblity is not part of their charter. The states want the feds to take charge of it. Our federal representatives refuse to acknowledge a problem The courts rule that the cases brought before them are either not ripe or so ripe they dare not touch them.
Did the “commissioners” take an oath to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution? If so, they’ve broken it!
Not sure what your game here is. The Constitution says no such thing.
Article II, Section 1, Clause 5 of U.S. Constitution as adopted 17 Sep 1787:
"No Person except a natural born Citizen, or a Citizen of the United States, at the time of the Adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the Office of President; neither shall any person be eligible to that Office who shall not have attained to the Age of thirty five Years, and been fourteen Years a Resident within the United States."