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  •  I have to say that I was under the impression (4+ / 0-)

    that one had to be born in the US to be president. So much so that it became a serious factor in deciding where to be when my wife came to term (not that I actually expect my son to be president, I just want to be able to tell him that he CAN be. I don't want him feeling that he is in any way second-class). It was a surprise to learn that one might not actually have to be born in the US (I guess McCain showed us, but I didn't know that at the time).

    Ceterum censeo Factionem Republicanam esse delendam.

    by journeyman on Wed Mar 27, 2013 at 06:54:38 PM PDT

    •  That is my understanding of (2+ / 0-)
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      what natural born means, born on US soil.

      I also contend that McCain is ineligible since he was not born on US soil or territory and laws were passed later to make him a citizen. You only get one chance to become natural born, where are you when you come out of the womb? If things are done later, you can be a citizen but not a natural born one.

      The only foes that threaten America are the enemies at home, and those are ignorance, superstition, and incompetence. - Elbert Hubbard -9.62/-8.15

      by GustavMahler on Wed Mar 27, 2013 at 07:09:52 PM PDT

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      •  Is he a citizen? Was he naturalized to become one? (1+ / 0-)
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        Then he was natural-born.  End of story.

        Plaintiffs' Employment Law Attorney (harassment, discrimination, retaliation, whistleblowing, wage & hour, &c.) in North Orange County, CA.

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        -- Saul Alinsky

        by Seneca Doane on Wed Mar 27, 2013 at 07:39:15 PM PDT

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    •  Natural born mean that the moment of your birth (1+ / 0-)
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      you were a legal American citizen.  Cruz is eligible.

      I am surprised that the Birthers would take this stand....seems to me that Cruz would be their dream candidate come true, cowboys boots and all.

      Coulter said as much as she did about Cruz because apparently her and Christie are secret lovers of some kind.  She literally drools over him and wants him to be president so bad she can taste it.  She wants no rivals for the Christie love.

    •  You weren't alone (1+ / 0-)
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      I've lived in other countries, and met many Americans who wanted their babies to be born in the U.S. for just that reason.

      I think you may be right that the McCain situation raised the issue and we've all discussed it a lot more.

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