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McCain ineligible to be PotUS

Discussion in 'Politics & World News' started by LordOpie, Feb 28, 2008.

  1. LordOpie

    LordOpie MOTHER HEN

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    He wasn't born in the USA. He was born at the Panama Canal.

    Wow!
     

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  2. N8 v2.0

    N8 v2.0 Not the sharpest tool in the shed

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  3. LordOpie

    LordOpie MOTHER HEN

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    And apparently, McCain was also involved in illegal prisoner torture.
     
  4. $tinkle

    $tinkle Expert on blowing

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    so if you & the wife pack up & go to canada soon (i assume she's around 35 weeks) & have the young 'un in alberta, guess what? it'll be a u.s. citizen.

    you think maybe this would have come up some time in the past quarter century of mccain's senatorial service, or when he took a commission over 40 yrs ago?
     
  5. $tinkle

    $tinkle Expert on blowing

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    ok, i think i get that you're trying to be someone else, but i can't tell who.

    gimme a hint, but not something like "nvvgt s'e huiyr"
     
  6. LordOpie

    LordOpie MOTHER HEN

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    I was looking for some entertainment at work, but y'all failed me.

    Still, there is a very tiny small chance that the SCotUS would declare him ineligible.

    What I want to know is how Washington became PotUS since he wasn't a US citizen :D
     
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    r464 Turbo Monkey

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  8. MMike

    MMike A fowl peckerwood.

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    Whew...I thought you were going to say that he was found out as a jew....

    DEFINITELY can't have a jew president...
     
  9. X3pilot

    X3pilot Texans fan - LOL

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    LOP..you know he was born in a military hospital there right? (Still considered US territory) A buddy of mine was a military kid and was born in Morroco, he was a cracker redneck and would check African-American on all his forms!
     
  10. $tinkle

    $tinkle Expert on blowing

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    ^^^ don't feed the troll
     
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    X3pilot Texans fan - LOL

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    Exactly how am I "trolling?":busted:
     
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    $tinkle Expert on blowing

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    X3pilot Texans fan - LOL

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    Oh, ok, i get it now.

    :lighten:
     
  14. MikeD

    MikeD Leader and Demogogue of the Ridemonkey Satinists

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    To continue killing the buzz, US military bases and embassies and such are NOT US soil. This is a long-perpetuated myth--even some ambassadors believe it. (And it makes for great Simpsons jokes.) Yet, it's not the case under US law, international law, or any treaties.

    They do fall under US extraterritorial jurisdiction, and are inviolable by the host country (diplomatic missions, anyhow), but are not US soil.
     
  15. JRogers

    JRogers talks too much

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    "No person except a natural born Citizen, or a Citizen of the United States, at the time of the Adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the Office of President; neither shall any Person be eligible to that Office who shall not have attained to the Age of thirty-five Years, and been fourteen Years a Resident within the United States."


    You have to be either born a citizen or have been a citizen when the constitution was ratified. Doesn't matter where you were born.
     
  16. $tinkle

    $tinkle Expert on blowing

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    if you have foreign parents, it very much matters where you were born. if your parents were on work visas here in the states when you were born, you have dual citizenship.

    i hope no one here thinks there's any hay to be made about mccain's citizenship, which is undoubtedly u.s. in origin
     
  17. N8 v2.0

    N8 v2.0 Not the sharpest tool in the shed

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    no even loopies thinks that...
     
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    valve bouncer Master Dildoist

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    Tend to agree with the frothers here. Questioning McCain's "Americaness", which is what essentially is happening here, is a non-starter for the Dems.
     
  19. JRogers

    JRogers talks too much

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    Of course, but being born in a particular place is not the determining factor. Also, I think this is an interesting question because, based on my reading, it is theoretically possible for a person with dual citizenship to be president. What would prevent this?