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Obama, Rubio Birthers Should Read the Law

Laura275 Wrote: May 29, 2012 4:15 PM
Wasn't the whole point of the term "natural born" specifically for eligibility for the office of the Presidency? I mean didn't the founding fathers want people who's allegiance was to America and not the country their parents came from? Meaning the parents should also be citizens so the allegiance wouldn't be questioned. So basically what York is saying is that the pregnant illegal Mexican running over the border to give birth to her child in the parking lot of the closest Piggly Wiggly, that child is eligible to be President of the United States? The obvious allegiance of this child is to Mexico where that child's parents are from, not the United States.

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...