For both the Democratic candidate, Barack Obama, and the Republican candidate, John McCain, has arisen the question of whether the place of their birth might disqualify them from being our next president. Both candidates are reputed to have been born outside the continental United States.
John McCain’s report is in:
A federal judge in California has been asked to determine whether McCain meets the legal test to hold the nation’s highest office. Although McCain has called questions about his eligibility nonsense, his campaign, as it did in his first White House run in 2000, sought a review from legal experts to put the issue to rest.
AP) A pair of lawyers – one Republican, one Democrat – have concluded that John McCain’s 1936 birth outside the continental United States does not disqualify him to be president.
The likely Republican nominee was born on a U.S. naval base in 1936 in the Panama Canal Zone
“Based on the original meaning of the Constitution, the Framers’ intentions, and subsequent legal and historical precedent, Senator McCain’s birth to parents who were U.S. citizens, serving on a U.S. military base in the Panama Canal Zone in 1936, makes him a ‘natural born citizen’ within the meaning of the Constitution,” the review found.
From CBS News March 28, 2008
And today World Net Daily has raised the issue for Barack Obama.
Is Obama’s candidacy constitutional?
Secrecy over birth certificate, demand for ‘natural-born citizenship cited
I have no reason to believe that Obama was born in Kenya instead of in Hawaii as he states he was. I do have another concern.
I question why he doesn’t just release his birth certificate and put these questions to rest. Is there something else on his birth certificate he doesn’t want us to see? What is it?
Have you considered this? What are your thoughts?
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