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(Quad City Times)   "Socialist presidential candidate not deterred by ineligibility." Calm down, Birthers   ( ) divider line
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2484 clicks; posted to Politics » on 26 Sep 2012 at 6:14 PM (4 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2012-09-27 11:13:06 AM  
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Noam Chimpsky: Hey, everyone look at me! What the hell does a troll have to do to get some attention around here, eat his own feces?

poor you
2012-09-27 03:30:01 AM  
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nmemkha: andrewagill: nmemkha: It's all just semantics anyway:

[ image 675x321]

So vote Republican?

I would wager, based soley on the contents of the image, that Socialism is a bit better

Yeah, at least you can hit him with your sack of money before he kills you.
2012-09-26 11:10:03 PM  
1 vote:
It's all just semantics anyway:
2012-09-26 08:20:40 PM  
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MrEricSir: Noam Chimpsky: Where is it written that foreign borns aren't eligible for the presidency? The Constitution merely says you have to be naturally born. Who determined that "natural born" means "not foreign born"?

If only there were a lengthy Wikipedia page on this very topic...

I've always taken objection to the natural born clause's validity at all.
No person except a natural born Citizen, or a Citizen of the United States, at the time of the Adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the Office of President

That comma between "or a Citizen of the United States" and "at the time of the Adoption of this Constitution" is relevant. Without a comma there, it would say what most people interpret it to say: that anybody who was a citizen at the time the constitution was signed is eligible.

But with the comma, I argue that it says that the "natural born citizen" clause and the "citizen of the United States" clause were both only applicable at the time of the adoption of the constitution. That is to say, some amount of time after the constitution was adopted, that stuff was nullified and there is no longer a citizenship requirement at all.
2012-09-26 05:26:46 PM  
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RexTalionis: [ image 273x194]

That is one gorgeous socialist.
2012-09-26 04:37:28 PM  
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