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Obama, Rubio Birthers Should Read the Law

Jim4136 Wrote: May 30, 2012 10:34 AM
Byron York has joined the head-in-the-sand apologists for Barry. Simple logic, Mr. York: if "natural born citizen" and "citizen" are the same thing, then why did the framers use the former in the Constitution? Because they loved to use extra words? The fact that they did implies there is a difference, and if there's a difference we need to look at definitions of "natural born citizen" used at the time the Constitution was written. That's where we discover that it means BOTH parents are citizens, as well as a few other things that differentiate between citizens and natural born citizens. Rubio is ineligible and so is Barry... and the really funny thing is that Barry's sojourn in the White House shows us precisely why it's that way.

Birtherism -- the belief that Barack Obama was born in Kenya, not in the United States -- pretty much died last year when the White House released a copy of the president's long-form birth certificate showing he was born in Honolulu on Aug. 4, 1961. After that, the number of Americans who doubted Obama's place of birth dropped dramatically.

But not to zero. In recent days, there has been a mini-resurgence of birther talk, from Arizona, where the secretary of state questioned Obama's eligibility to be on the ballot, to Iowa, where some Republicans want to require presidential candidates to prove...