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originally posted by: Kali74
She's back too! SMH
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;
For foreign-born children born between Dec. 25, 1952, and Nov. 13, 1986, the federal law reads: “If only one parent was a U.S. citizen at the time of your birth, that parent must have resided in the U.S. for at least 10 years, and at least five of those years must have been after your parent reached the age of 14.” Obama was born in 1962 and his mother was only 18 years old when he was born. She could not satisfy the requirement of five years after age 14 to convey citizenship to him. Therefore, he is not a U.S. citizen
originally posted by: twitchy
I'm stumped over this one...
So to be a constituent, I have to be a member of that senator's political party?
Why do we have 100 Senators and 435 Members of the House? Could these numbers be changed?
The number of Senators is set by the U.S. Constitution — two per state — and cannot be changed without amending the Constitution. Amending the Constitution is a long and difficult process. It requires a 2/3 vote in both the House and Senate, followed by ratification (approval) by 3/4 of all the states. The Senate reached 100 members when Hawaii was admitted as a state in 1959. The number of House Members is set by public law and could be altered were Congress to pass a new public law changing the size of the House. The House of Representatives has had 435 Members since 1913. When Congress was created in 1789, there were 65 House Members and 26 Senators. In the First Congress, a Member of the House represented 30,000 citizens. Today, a Congressman/woman represents an average of 710,767 citizens.