Last edited by Deuce; 04-13-11 at 10:08 PM.
One of you will end up here next!
I stepped away from the racism.
My point is.
Those who attack Obama on his citizenship are 99.9% of the Right wing persuasion.
Not people to usually go after "their" own president.
We can't say what really might have happened if McCain were president, but my guess his citizenship would not have been an issue, that's my only point.
See Article 2 Section 1. It uses two types of citizens:
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; neither shall any Person be eligible to that Office who shall not have attained to the Age of thirty-five Years, and been fourteen Years a Resident within the United States.
The founders wanted no foreign influence on their presidents so they changed the clause from citizen to natural born citizen so that future presidents would have sole allegiance to the United States and no divided allegiances. The creator of the 14th Amenment John Bingham defined natural born citizen as this:
“Every human being born within the jurisdiction of the United States of parents not owing allegiance to any foreign sovereignty is, in the language of your Constitution itself, a natural born citizen.” (Cong. Globe, 39th, 1st Sess., 1291 (1866))
Notice he includes your parents allegiance? Obama's father had allegiance to the British Crown at jrs birth. Our president is not a natural born citizen.