Wednesday, July 22, 2009
The Utter Stupidity of the "Birther Movement"... Even if their claims are true, Obama would still be a Natural Born Citizen.
The Hilarious part about the birther movement, is that even if what they say is true, President Obama is still a Natural Born Citizen.
According to the Wingbats, Obama was born in Kenya, to a U.S. Citizen Mother and a Kenyan Father.
Under the laws of the United States at the time of Barack Obama's Birth, a person born outside the United States, to a U.S. Citizen Mother and an alien father, acquires Citizenship AT BIRTH. The only exception to this is if his mother did not live in the U.S. for at least 10 years prior to his birth. Which has never been claimed by the wingbats.
The only saving grace for the wingbats is if they claim that a "natural born" citizen means that you must have been born on U.S. Soil. Ironically this would mean John McCain wouldn't have been eligible either. However, there is NO CASE LAW to support this definition of "Natural Born Citizen" and in fact the U.S. Constitution states the opposite.
However, for both John McCain and Barack Obama, U.S. Law is very clear on this matter... "the Citizenship Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution provides an additional source of constitutional doctrine stating that birth "in the United States" and subjection to U.S. jurisdiction at the time of birth, entitles one to citizenship:
|“||All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside.||”|