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McCain’s Extra-Territorial Birth Raises Questions About Ability to Become President

Discussion in 'Political Zone' started by heavyg, Feb 28, 2008.

  1. heavyg

    heavyg Active Member

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    This could get intersting:


    by FOXNews.com
    Thursday, February 28, 2008

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    The all-but certain nomination of John McCain to be the Republican candidate for president has again raised a question nagging the Arizona senator: does his birth outside the United States prevent him from holding the nation’s highest office?

    McCain, part of a storied naval family and a Vietnam War hero in his own right, was born in 1936 on a military installation in the Panama Canal Zone. The issue of his birthplace raises the question of whether it qualifies as a foreign birth and therefore violates the constitutional requirement that a commander in chief be a “natural-born citizen.”

    South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham told the New York Times that it would be unthinkable for McCain - or anyone born on a military installation - not to be allowed to run for president.

    “[McCain’s father] was posted there on orders from the United States government,” Graham told the Times. “If that becomes a problem, we need to tell every military family that your kid can’t be president if the take an overseas assignment.
  2. Mavs Man

    Mavs Man All outta bubble gum

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    Eh, I think this is a non-issue.

    In regards to a "natural born citizen":

    http://www.usconstitution.net/consttop_citi.html

  3. zrinkill

    zrinkill Diamond surrounded by trash

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    He was born on a military base ..... this is a non issue.

    There is no way that the democratic party would even attempt to say that people born on military bases are not "real" Americans.
  4. heavyg

    heavyg Active Member

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    Hillary may get desperate enough to attempt it.....lol
  5. zrinkill

    zrinkill Diamond surrounded by trash

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    She wont even be there. :D
  6. heavyg

    heavyg Active Member

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    True. But it sure would make it a much easier victory for McCain if she were. I think McCain is going to have to make a smart choice in running mate to beat Obama
  7. BrAinPaiNt

    BrAinPaiNt Bad Santa Staff Member

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    Non issue McCain is "Good to Go" as we would say in the military.:cool:
  8. burmafrd

    burmafrd Well-Known Member

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    Actually, it should only matter if either the father or mother is an american citizen, not where you are born. Look at how many mexican women come here to give birth.
  9. joseephuss

    joseephuss Well-Known Member

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    No, but there are a few in the republican party would do it so they can get their own nominee. :D
  10. Doomsday101

    Doomsday101 Well-Known Member

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    I saw a program on McCain last night. His family has Served this nation militarily from revolutionary times through the Vietnam war. I did not realize he has almost been killed on an Aircraft carrier when one of the other aircrafts missiles was accidently launch and rammed into his plane on deck. McCain is seen in a video leaving the cockpit and jumping and rolling through flames. This tragic event took over 100 lives but McCain was fortunate not to be one of the casualties. Then of course he was shot down over Hanoi and was severally injured from the crash and beaten then left for dead. The man has lived a interesting life to say the least.
  11. joseephuss

    joseephuss Well-Known Member

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    How dare you sir denigrate John McCain. ;)
  12. Doomsday101

    Doomsday101 Well-Known Member

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    Sorry about that. I made the change.

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