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“Natural born” means born in the United States.
Originally posted by redhatty
Originally posted by neformore
You mean like these?
(c) Notwithstanding the provision of subsection (a) of this section, a person born, after December 23, 1952, outside the United States and out of wedlock shall be held to have acquired at birth the nationality status of his mother, if the mother had the nationality of the United States at the time of such person’s birth, and if the mother had previously been physically present in the United States or one of its outlying possessions for a continuous period of one year.
Born in '61, so (c) applies, does it not, as Hawaii became a state in '59.
except that, Obama was not born out of wedlock, so this provision would not be applicable
§ 1408. Nationals but not citizens of the United States at birth
does not apply. Stanley Ann Dunham was a citizen, not just a national
§ 1409. Children born out of wedlock
again, does not apply. Stanley Ann Dunham was married to Barack Hussein Obama Sr
Originally posted by Anonymous ATS
Think the U.S. has bigger issues to worry about than this 'natural born' debate, like the mess Bush has left behind.
Originally posted by Kailassa
Why are you so much more ready to accept the existence of a legal marriage certificate, which you have never seen, than a birth certificate, which you have seen?
Personally, I doubt Obama's parents ever legally married. His mother was ahead of her times, a wilful girl who I could imagine refusing to go through the legal formalities.
Of course this would make the claims of revealing divorce papers a very silly scam.
Originally posted by Irish M1ck
reply to post by davion
Funny, the parents went so far as to put a "fake" announcement in the newspaper but weren't smart enough to lie about his birth place on their divorce papers...
I hope all of these people are holding their breath.
[edit on 1/2/2009 by Irish M1ck]
Originally posted by BluegrassRevolutionary
When will this issue finally die?????
I mean, do you really think that the DNC would have backed Obama's bid for the presidency if his ability to serve was even slightly in jeopardy?
I know that the RNC was stupid enough to allow a simpleton like Palin to run for Vice President, but come on, if there was even a chance that this issue had any merit the DNC would have just ran Hilary.
Face it guys, Obama will be the next President of the United States, get over it.