Any child born to a U.S. CITIZEN is a U.S. CITIZEN.
Also, a person who is a citizen from birth cannot be denaturalized (though denaturalization rarely ever occurs).
So even if Ann Dunham relinquished Baracks Citizenship... SHE COULDN'T.
Once a citizen Always a citizen.
In 1940, Congress passed a law making illegitimate children born abroad to US citizen women citizens if the mother had resided in the US.
However, under this law, if the child was legitimated by the foreign national father before his or her eighteenth birthday, the child would not be
considered a citizen.
In 1998, the Supreme Court issued an opinion upholding the requirement that a child born out of wedlock to a US citizen woman be legitimated before
his or her eighteenth birthday.
The decision was reaffirmed in the 2001 US Supreme Court decision Nguyen v. INS which held that differing requirements for out-of-wedlock children of
US citizen men versus US citizen women are constitutions.
So... The only way OBAMA IS NOT a citizen... Is IF HE FILED FOR KENYAN CITIZENSHIP Before HIS 18th BIRTHDAY.
That being the Case... Barry Obama being born to an American momma and spending time before his 18th birthday as a U.S. Citizen; MAKES HIM a legal
I supported Obama in the Race. I supported Ron Paul in the Primaries. I consider myself a skeptic, and I spend a LOT of time on this site. I'm
involved HEAVILY in politics in my state, and if you asked a few people in upper levels of my city, they could tell you a little bit about me.
I'm not a status quo guy. I'm a buck the system guy. I call it like I see it, but I have a calm and cool demeanor about it. I see the same in
I've vetted him for myself. I vetted John McCain for myself (and if the McCain we all knew and loved >2000 would have gotten my vote hands down if he
hadn't sold his soul to the GOP). I decided on Obama, and I am happy with that decision.
I highly doubt all of these folks who are so desperate to undermine Obama's presidency (even before he's taken any oath of office) took the time to
research Barack Obama, OR took the time to research how citizenship works in the U.S. It doesn't Matter whether he was born in Honolulu, or the
Himalayas... If his Mother was a citizen, and he spent ANY of his time from birth to 18 in the US, he had a chance to, and DID declare his
Those of you looking for a reason to hate this man, truly puzzle me.
I didn't vote for Bush, but I did give him a chance(the first time around). I even supported the war on Iraq at first... Until I realized I was
following the herd. I pulled of the rose coloured glasses and saw no connection between Iraq and 9-11. I saw Afghanistan forgotten, and Bin Laden
slipping across Mountainous borders. Only then did I realize Bush was a failure (in my opinion).
ladies and Gentlemen... Let us not be hasty to judge, especially based on the ugly sport known as the political season. Everything you heard negative
in this election has been cast aside. It always is when everything's said and done, the final ballot counted and a winner declared. Can we not hold
the same standard as our politicians? can we not stop bickering until something happens to bicker about?
Mod Edit: No political baiting, please
The End of Political Baiting and Sniping on ATS
[edit on 11/30/2008 by Badge01]