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Supreme Court won't review Obama's eligibility to serve

Discussion in 'Political Zone' started by ConcordCowboy, Dec 8, 2008.

  1. ConcordCowboy

    ConcordCowboy Mr. Buckeye

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    Court won't review Obama's eligibility to serve

    Suit claimed Obama was British-born and not a 'natural born' U.S. citizen


    WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court has turned down an emergency appeal from a New Jersey man who says President-elect Barack Obama is ineligible to be president because he was a British subject at birth.

    The court did not comment on its order Monday rejecting the call by Leo Donofrio of East Brunswick, N.J., to intervene in the presidential election.

    Donofrio says that since Obama had dual nationality at birth — his mother was American and his Kenyan father at the time was a British subject — he cannot possibly be a "natural born citizen," one of the requirements the Constitution lists for eligibility to be president.

    Donofrio also contends that two other candidates, Republican John McCain and Socialist Workers candidate Roger Calero, also are not natural-born citizens and thus ineligible to be president.

    At least one other appeal over Obama's citizenship remains at the court. Philip J. Berg of Lafayette Hill, Pa., argues that Obama was born in Kenya, not Hawaii as Obama says and the Hawaii secretary of state has confirmed.

    Berg says Obama also may be a citizen of Indonesia, where he lived as a boy. Federal courts in Pennsylvania have dismissed Berg's lawsuit. Federal courts in Ohio and Washington state have rejected similar lawsuits.

    Allegations raised on the Internet say the birth certificate, showing that Obama was born in Hawaii on Aug. 4, 1961, is a fake.

    But state officials in Hawaii say they checked health department records and have determined there's no doubt Obama was born in Hawaii.

    The nonpartisan Web site Factcheck.org examined the original document and said it does have a raised seal and the usual evidence of a genuine document.

    In addition, Factcheck.org reproduced an announcement of Obama's birth, including his parents' address in Honolulu, that was published in the Honolulu Advertiser on Aug. 13, 1961.

    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/28111773/
  2. iceberg

    iceberg detoxed Zone Supporter

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    good. now put the appeal next to a box of hanging chads and let's move on.
  3. Bizwah

    Bizwah Well-Known Member

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    Agreed.

    What's done is done.

    I think there's been enough evidence that supports him being a natural born US citizen.

    There were questions about other American presidents as well. Chester Arthur comes to mind. Hope Obama's better than him.
  4. ethiostar

    ethiostar Well-Known Member

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    I hope this is the end it, but i have a feeling its not enough for some on this site.
  5. zrinkill

    zrinkill Diamond surrounded by trash

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    Yup ..... just like the Bush Lied or Stole the election crowd.

    Extremist are the epitome of stupidity ...... on both sides.
  6. sacase

    sacase Well-Known Member

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    On one hand I am glad it is being pushed to the side.

    However, I wish the Supreme Court would rule on it just for the purpose of establishing what constitutes a Natural Born Citizen, for future reference.
  7. iceberg

    iceberg detoxed Zone Supporter

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    i'm glad they said "go away" just so they don't give credibility to the whiners.
  8. Hostile

    Hostile Peace Zone Supporter

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    +1...
  9. burmafrd

    burmafrd Well-Known Member

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    From a technical point of view it would have been a good idea for the SC to rule on what does constitute a Natural Born Citizen; but realistically NOW was definitly NOT the time to get into it with THIS case.
  10. Cajuncowboy

    Cajuncowboy Preacher From The Black Lagoon

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    Great.

    We wouldn't want the world to realize we were a bunch of idiots for electing a guy who wasn't eligible.

    :rolleyes:
  11. MetalHead

    MetalHead Benched

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    +1...just sayin'
  12. iceberg

    iceberg detoxed Zone Supporter

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    so, it's easier for you two to believe that the supreme court, the vetting process of the government, and hillary clinton all missed out on this and are wrong and obama is in fact *not* a US citizen than this is just a goose chase?

    i hope you both give more crediblity to "bush did 911" now because this is just as extreme. it's a refusal to simply admit your guy lost and someone you don't care for won and clutching at any excuse you can find to feel better about it.

    for this to be right, our government has to be pretty messed up, which seems easier for you to believe now than the possiblity you're wrong.

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