The article is using semantics.
To me a natural born citizen would be anyone who has had citizenship from the moment of birth. One that did not have to be "naturalized" because he or she was naturally born a citizen
Obama was born in Hawaii, USA. This seems pretty well proven. Under the 14th amendment he is then a citizen of the U.S. Since this citizenship was given to him upon the moment of birth he was naturally born a citizen of the U.S.
The founder's may have thought differently. It does not matter. The 14th amendment is just as much a law as anything the founders wrote.
Dual Citizenship does not affect one's ability to be naturally born a citizen. In fact it is a technicallity.
Obama was naturally born a citizen of the U.S. under the 14th amendment. His dual citizenship in Britain is a strawmant arguement, since it cannot change this fact.
Boy, you had that nailed.It all started over the summer, when Lou Dobbs was hyping the crazy Birther conspiracy theories about Barack Obama's birth certificate. After this nonsense went on for a while, Klein sent around a memo to CNN employees declaring the story "dead," adding "anyone who still is not convinced doesn't really have a legitimate beef." But Lou Dobbs didn't consider it dead, and he kept on flogging it.
That's when things got interesting. CNN President Klein, who had previously declared the story "dead," flip-flopped, calling Dobbs' treatment of the topic "legitimate" and blasting Dobbs' critics as "people with a partisan point of view from one extreme or another."
One of the critics of Dobbs' relentless hyping of the Birther conspiracy theories had been Howard Kurtz. And Kurtz had mentioned Klein's memo on Reliable Sources. But, oddly, he never mentioned criticized CNN's president for endorsing Dobbs coverage -- in fact, he never even mentioned Klein's flip-flop
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"He who does not think himself worth saving from poverty and ignorance by his own efforts, will hardly be thought worth the efforts of anybody else." -- Frederick Douglass, Self-Made Men (1872)
Moderator's Warning: Unless this topic starts focusing more on Dobbs and less on Birthers its going to be moved to where its more fitting
"I am appalled that somebody who is the nominee...would take that kind of position"
"A court took away a presidency"
"...the brother of a man running for president was the governor of the state..."
It's horrifying because Trump is blunt instead of making overt implications.