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Renegade08 Donating Member (201 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-04-08 10:18 PM
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78. Obama was born on American soil.
But the rightwingers want to create a third class of people like Obama and Mccain who fall between the cracks somehow and are "mere statutory citizens." They speak of needing to be born on "american soil" and argue in effect that accidents of birth, such as parents vacationing in Europe, Africa, or Canada, are enough to disqualify an american citizen from ever being president. The notion that "soil" controls citizenship and allegiance is a core concept of feudalism.

Obama DOES NOT fall between the cracks somehow. Mccain does. Obama was born on American soil, because he was born in Hawaii, the 50th state of the United States.

If you want to argue that McCain still is a natural born citizen even though he was born in Panama, go on right ahead. But, don't mistakenly conflate McCain's situation with Obama's firm and clear natural born citizen status.
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