That is why there is so much "confusion" over this issue, since there seems to be much grey area over just what PRECISELY "Natural" Born citizen means.
Natural born.........so does that make C-Section babies ineligible?
That's not "Natural".....that's a medical procedure. Har Har.
There is also much ado made of babies being abroad, NOT On U:S. SOIL.
But those people seem to forget that EMBASSIES and MILITARY bases, around the world, regardless of where they are.........are CONSIDERED US SOIL, and PROTECTED by US LAW..........which is why they fly the AMERICAN flag, and NOT the flag of the country they are in.
They are 100% extensions of US SOIL, in every manner, LEGALLY.
Children born abroad, are another matter......often by LAW, citizens of the country they were BORN in........but that does NOT forbid their parents from REQUESTING and RECEIVING FULL US CITIZENSHIP.
Socail security cards and US passorts......regardless of country of birth.....if ONE, not even both, just ONE of the parents is a US citizen
In that case, the child would have FULL DUAL citizenship in TWO countries.
There is NO U.S. Law on the books that expressly FORBIDS this. You often hear people say you are forced to give one up. NO, you are not. NOT by America.
If Indonesia or Kenya has such laws....that is a matter of KENYAN law.
The USA does NOT make any such "requirement".
So what Obama's mother told the Indonesian authorities, is between her and Indonesia.
She is STILL a US citizen. If Barak was born in Hawaii, and went to live in Indonesia......he is STILL a US citizen.
His choice of homes and living conditions does not change his BIRTHRIGHT, and it was NOT his choice...but his mothers.
He gave up NOTHING. Born in Hawaii, makes him a US CITIZEN. PERIOD.
When I see PROOF he was born in Kenya.......then we can talk.
That proof, will no doubt show up sometime after that "whitey" tape surfaces. All they got right now, is rumor and lies.
Slap the PROOF down on the table, and SHOW me the Kenyan Birth ceriticate.
The state of Hawaii recognized the evidence offered..........he was living in Hawaii at the time of his birth...that is well documented........
and he was raised in Hawaii........before moving overseas and abroad.
He is a Natural born CITIZEN 20 times over until someone comes up with some PROOF showing other wise.
and at the end of the day.........I don't get it............McCain was born in Panama............so aren't all these arguments, moot really, since he would have been ineligible too????
Why does the Constitution only apply to Obama but NOT McCain. ???
The answer is.....it applies to them BOTH, and they BOTH meet the requirement. END of story.
DUAL CITIZENSHIP........VOTED FROM ABROAD and YEAH; STILL PAY MY US TAXES!
and my son is a NATURAL BORN CITIZEN ALSO, dual citizenship!
So unlike some here......I actually KNOW what I am talking about.
· 1 decade ago