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Land Shark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-04-08 04:20 PM
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36. The concept here is "issue preclusion" not "the truth of the matter"
if the concept is "the truth of the matter" elections can endlessly be second-guessed, people always disagree on the truth. Instead, the concept is whether an issue got its chance in court, and in the court of public opinion. It did.

The real qualifications for the presidency are in the minds of American voters, not in the constitution. The qualifications in the minds of voters are enormously higher. Obama passed those with flying colors.

I'm not going to walk around with racist or nationalist assumptions about being born on "soil" that's right (this is feudalism, pure and simple), or that if my parents are vacationing in canada when I'm born that this is a difference that makes some kind of difference. It just doesn't.
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