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  •  Since Obama's mother and father met while his (2+ / 0-)
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    father was a student in Hawaii, and there is no evidence that I can see that Obama's mother had ever traveled to Kenya, it is hard to see why this Kenyan citizenship thing persists.  Disbelief in Obama's citizenship has taken on an almost religious belief, something akin to those who deny the logic of evolution.

    And it feels like I'm livin'in the wasteland of the free ~ Iris DeMent, 1996

    by MrJersey on Fri Jul 31, 2009 at 09:14:30 AM PDT

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    •  They Claim That His Mother Was A Minor Who Could (3+ / 0-)
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      not convey U.S. citizenship because she was a minor.  Further, since his father was from Kenya, then still a British colony, President Obama is actually a dual citizen of the U.K. and Kenya.

      This nonsense was filed in an actual federal court.  That means they paid good money to get this crap before a court which summarily tossed it out.

      •  So every child born to a mother who is (0+ / 0-)

        a minor in the US is not a citizen of the US? Then what are they citizens of? Lalaland?

        •  No, apparently the law at the time (2+ / 0-)
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          was that the parent had to have been a citizen and lived in the United States for a minimum of five years after the age of 14.  Since his mother was 18 (not a minor) at the time of his birth, she could not have lived in the US for the requisite period.  That law has since been changed.

          All completely moot, of course, since Hawai'i was A FREAKING STATE in 1961.

          I like lemurs -6.50, -4.82

          by roadbear on Fri Jul 31, 2009 at 10:44:08 AM PDT

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          •  Because of that technicality (1+ / 0-)
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            That's why they NEED him to not be born in Hawaii and why they will never believe he was, because then they've GOT HIM!

            Time flies like an arrow; fruit flies like a banana.

            by Daddy Love on Fri Jul 31, 2009 at 10:50:09 AM PDT

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