posted on Oct, 30 2008 @ 03:11 PM
Originally posted by FlyersFan
Originally posted by dcdrifter
FlyersFan - Do you also have a problem with McCain's citizen status?
No. He is a child of a US Military family born while the family was stationed overseas. There are tons of kids born that way. Also - Our government
issued a statement stating that he was in fact an American by birth.
Actually, there are a lot of problems still with McCain's situation. The Senate did pass a non-binding
resolution earlier this year
proclaiming that McCain is a natural born citizen, but the key is that it was non-binding. The funny thing is that McCain needed a Senate resolution
to help take the spotlight off his citizenship status, where is Obama didn't have that problem...
Also, From the State Dept:
"Despite widespread popular belief, U.S. military installations abroad and U.S. diplomatic or consular facilities are not part of the United States
within the meaning of the 14th Amendment. A child born on the premises of such a facility is not subject to the jurisdiction of the United States and
does not acquire U.S. citizenship by reason of birth."
Taken from (warning pdf): www.state.gov...
Of course, both are citizens due to the fact that their parents (or parent) were citizens...but it seems to me that McCain has a harder time being
qualified as a "natural born citizen" as the constitution requires. Unless of course that Obama's Certificate of Live Birth (thanks for the
correction btw!) is a total fabrication, which I personally don't believe. I think a Republican Governor would have found a way to make that apparent
to a member of the media.
Again, I would argue that McCain has just as much shadiness surrounding his situation as Obama. I personally believe both are American citizens.