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Obama, Rubio Birthers Should Read the Law

Kepha Wrote: May 30, 2012 7:00 PM
Actually, someone recently pointed out to me that the provision that someone who is an American citizen who has lived in the USA for five years, two of which were after the age of 14, is in the 1989 Immigration and Nationality Act. The earlier edition required that the citizen parent had to have lived in the USA for at least five years after the age of 14. The term "natural-born citizen" has not been widely interpreted by the courts. However, in 1896, in US v. Wong Kim Ark, the Supreme Court held that the government could not prevent Wong Kim Ark from entering the USA, because, having been born in 1876 in San Francisco, Wong was a US citizen by birth.
Skipper13 Wrote: May 31, 2012 12:19 PM
Both parents must be citizens at the time of birth on US soil. That definition has not been changed by any Amendments nor in any Supreme Court case. So when Obama himself has stated he had dual citizenship at birth because of his Father, he is actually stating he was never eligible to have been on the ballot for the Presidency.
People confuse the law's definition of being a "citizen at birth" with the entirely different legal concept of "Natural Born Citizen". They are completely different terms.
There is growing historical evidence that President Chester A. Author was also ineligible because it turns out his Father, like Obama's, was a British subject too.
Skipper13 Wrote: May 31, 2012 12:21 PM
Oh, and guess who nominated the Supreme Court Chief Justice in the US v. Wong Kim Ark case? Chester A. Author. Interesting, yes?

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...