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  •  Even so, his mother was a citizen, so (2+ / 0-)
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    I suppose that doesn't count, even though it was good enough for John McCain's parents, despite the fact they were in Panama.

    •  I never see a need to go down that road (4+ / 0-)

      since we know full well that the President was born in Hawaii and that the official Hawaiian name for the document for which birthers toss around the phrase "certificate of live birth" is birth certificate.

      Terminator Salvation was a terrible movie.

      by Bobs Telecaster on Fri Jul 31, 2009 at 08:48:15 AM PDT

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      •  It's a bad idea to go down that road (0+ / 0-)

        since it actually isn't true. See my response to the guy you were responding to.

        It isn't what we don't know that gives us trouble, it's what we know that ain't so. — Will Rogers

        by dconrad on Fri Jul 31, 2009 at 11:22:00 AM PDT

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    •  Correct, it doesn't count. (0+ / 0-)

      For that to count, his mother would have to have resided in the United States for 5 years after age 14. She was a little too young for that to apply.

      It isn't what we don't know that gives us trouble, it's what we know that ain't so. — Will Rogers

      by dconrad on Fri Jul 31, 2009 at 11:21:17 AM PDT

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      •  why would she have not resided in the US (0+ / 0-)

        that's ridiculous.  Because she had a teenage pregancy, that would nullify citizenship?  If so, that's the most ridiculous rule I've ever heard.

        I can see that as a valid rule for immigrant children who might not have lived in the US for part of their youth, but not for persons, like his mother, who were already natural-born citizens.

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          It's my understanding that the rule has since been changed. I don't understand your subject, "why would she have not resided in the US"? She hadn't resided for five years (after age 14) simply because five years had not yet elapsed.

          Anyway, that was the law at that time, and it has since been changed. Perhaps for reasons like the ones you state in your second paragraph. In any case, it doesn't matter, since he was born in the US.

          It isn't what we don't know that gives us trouble, it's what we know that ain't so. — Will Rogers

          by dconrad on Tue Aug 04, 2009 at 10:03:46 AM PDT

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