Obama can't run for presidentbecause he is not a citizen of the USA at birth.

@winterose (39929)
Canada
June 28, 2008 1:48pm CST
It never ceases to amaze me, when I see the crap that comes out in emails. There is a rumor that Obama can't run for president because his mother was not old enough to have him according to american law. The email provides a legal looking reason, the mother would have had to be 5 years older than 16 for legally, she had him when she was 18 so she fell two years short. Think about it this was true, not one person in the usa government from the current president down would not have known this, only a mysterious person sending out an email was smart enough to figure it out? Please how gullible can people be? apparently that part of the condition applies to people who were not born on american soil, so if an american and a non american had a baby and the baby was born outside of the usa, the conditions would apply but if the child was born in the usa, guess what they are american period. here is an excerpt of the law as it applies to Obama The 14th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution guarantees citizenship at birth to almost all individuals born in the United States or in U.S. jurisdictions, according to the principle of jus soli. Certain individuals born in the United States, such as children of foreign heads of state or children of foreign diplomats, do not obtain U.S. citizenship under jus soli. Certain individuals born outside of the United States are born citizens because of their parents, according to the principle of jus sanguinis (which holds that the country of citizenship of a child is the same as that of his / her parents). It is a fact that under the provisions of Article Two of the U.S. Constitution naturalized citizens are ineligible to hold the office of president, but this disqualification does not apply to Barack Obama, who has been a citizen since birth. http://urbanlegends.about.com/od/barackobama/a/obama_citizen.htm Do you accept any political crap that comes out on a Candidate just cause somebody said so, or to you investigate to see if is really true or not? Or could you even care less?
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@suspenseful (40326)
• Canada
28 Jun 08
I can think of other reasons why Obama should not be president, him being pro=abortion and saying children are a punishment is one thing. He gets in and the States will be like Canada and Europe, not enough children being born to replace those dying. And there is his view on homosexual rights, or should I say, privileges? Do you want the States to be like Canada where you cannot quote Romans one or Leviticus outside of a church without being arrested or sued? And his association with a preacher who preaches racial hatred, but I guess it is all right because it is against whites. Whether he was born in the States or out of the States, whether his mother lied on the birth certificate, whether he is really a Muslim, does not concern me. His policies do.
@winterose (39929)
• Canada
29 Jun 08
I am in canada I love canada and I would not live anywhere else, sorry I don't agree with any of your views, but what saddens me even more is you hate canada so much, perhaps you should move to the usa, from your posts I know you really like it there,
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@kareng (7986)
• United States
29 Jun 08
Amen, suspenseful! Obama is very scary and if he is elected we, America, will going traveling down the road to becoming a communist country. I can't believe so many people are so blind to what this guy is really about.
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@phoenix25 (1543)
• United States
29 Jun 08
Well, I could care less because I don't generally believe the things that get circulated by email. A lot of them are written by people who are trying to get other to agree with their hate/admiration of a person or belief. If I were to receive this particular email, I would just laugh. It doesn't matter what age your mother was when she had you. Born on US soil is born on US soil. I guess some people are gullible and aren't familiar with the laws that state who can and can't run for president.
@winterose (39929)
• Canada
29 Jun 08
yep you said it all.
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@benhilo (873)
• Tripoli, Libya
29 Jun 08
I dont think that Obama would have spent all this time and energy if that were a problem. Nor would his backers. Frankly the same can be said about McCain. Wasnt he born overseas?? And that the question was whether where he was born was considered US territory? I heard something about this but I am not sure. However, if the members of the respective parties have selected their candidates, they are satisfied to put them before the general public then that is alright by me.
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@winterose (39929)
• Canada
1 Jul 08
each the candidates in any election are powerful high status people in their respective feels, in Obama's case he is a US senator, that means his lawyers and legal people certainly knew if he could or could not run for president and advised him on it.
@benhilo (873)
• Tripoli, Libya
1 Jul 08
Agreed!!!
• India
29 Jun 08
Barack Obama ,He is aheaad of Johm mc cain,he is more popular than john. But his victory may have some adverse effects too,The most exciting thing in his campaign is his medical policy and energy policy....he said that he will make energy efficient America..thats facsinating Isnt it???Oil prices are soaring now....bush is very poor in economics ....Rising prices...inflation ....we need a change...change not only for America...Change for the world.. but he said he wont let US companies to outsource....this makes me down..this may affect global culture of America...I don know his foreign policies with India,UK,China and other develpoing economies
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@winterose (39929)
• Canada
29 Jun 08
we won't know until he gets into office if and when he can even do these things, and what the effects will be.
@winterose (39929)
• Canada
1 Jul 08
all western countries are doing it, even canada, it is cheaper, and the companies that do it make more money for themselves, that is private industry not government owned industry.
@Ldyjarhead (10161)
• United States
28 Jun 08
No, I don't usually buy into anything people spout off with. I still don't like him, though, and shudder to think of him in the Oval Office.
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@winterose (39929)
• Canada
29 Jun 08
well he hasn't one yet, so you never know.
• United States
29 Jun 08
Barack Obama is ahead of John McCain, so far, and I for one am sooo very happy! We desperately need change and unity in the "United" States of America which I know Obama will bring. Although I originally wanted Hillary Rodham Clinton to win the nomination, and voted for her in the NY primary, I'm so glad that an elegant man such as Barack is running for President on the Democratic Party line! He will make ALL Americans proud of our country once again when he wins in November, yay. Thank you God. Amen. Now, for those who speak about Barack Obama's affiliation with that Reverend Jeremiah Wright and his Christian church, you obviously do NOT understand the oppression African-Americans have lived through since they were freed as slaves by our President Lincoln. African-Americans, although no longer slaves after Lincoln, were forced to eat in separate places, worship in separate churches, drink from separate water fountains, sit at the back of a bus, and the white people who were friends with African-Americans were judged harshly or punished in one way or another. It's no mystery why Rev. Wright dislikes white people so much; darn I would too if I was African-American and my rights and freedoms were oppressed by the white man or if my ancestors were brought here in chains as slaves to work till they dropped for the white man and his family! Think about that. However, the way Rev. Wright feels is NOT how Barack Obama feels and he has stated this...granted, Obama made a mistake by continuing to attend a Christian church who did not share his beliefs but you've got to give him credit for being "loyal" to those he knows and loves whether or not he agrees with their views. It's called "agreeing to disagree!" Enough said.
@Taskr36 (13926)
• United States
1 Jul 08
It's no different than the crap that other morons were posting claiming McCain wasn't an American citizen. I think people stoop to garbage like that because they can't form thoughts intelligent enough to attack a candidate based on REAL issues.
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• United States
1 Jul 08
Ok enough to have him ot not..here he is! LOL! The question was, I believe, was McCain , becasue he was born out of country, able to be running? The answer to both McCain and Obama is yes. McCain was born to U.S. military ..I thnk in Panama on a military base and becasue both parents were military and he was American and on US base, which IS considered USA land, then he's all American. Whether or not Obama's mom was old enough by law to have him or not, he was born in the USA! His father was also American and Obama was born to two American parents and lived in the United Sattes and raised by grandparents and a mom from Kansas, originally. Both can run. No issues!
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@winterose (39929)
• Canada
1 Jul 08
the link I provided gave the legal aspects, obama's father was not born on american soil, they explained they explained the situation for naturalized citizens, Obama is an american because he was born on american soil,
@kenzie45230 (3563)
• United States
29 Jun 08
No matter what kind of doo-doo I get in my email inbox, when it sounds insane (or even if it sounds right but NO REGULAR MEDIA IS COVERING IT!!!) the first thing I do is to check out snopes.com or about.com urban legends. Our candidates have enough REAL things about which to be concerned without having people make up problems. Everything I've read says Obama was born in Hawaii. And it is a part of the US. So go figure.
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@winterose (39929)
• Canada
1 Jul 08
Yes kenzie I use the same two sources, they will clear up the myths, and this article is from about com's urban legends.
@Bluepatch (2481)
• Trinidad And Tobago
29 Jun 08
In situations like these people will do anything, and I mean, anything, to pull somebody down. Its happened in Trinidad where a candidate lived for some years abroad but was born in Trinidad and came back only to face accusations that they gave up their citizenship while away and were no longer Trinis. This bunch of accusations actually ended up in court after months of wild stories in the press and an obvious attempt to abort an election victory. Lots of this kind of stuff is pretty stupid but sometimes, if the legalities stick, they work. Politics is a really nasty business. Its so hard to respect those who resort to such cheapness.
@winterose (39929)
• Canada
1 Jul 08
yes I totally agree politics is a nasty business.
@Hatley (164023)
• Garden Grove, California
29 Jun 08
I certainly do not accept any political junk just because someone said so, I always investigate to find out where the truth lies. I do care of course. but I do not find fault with Obama at all. seeing that the other candidates'I would surely not vote for as they are just carbon copies of George dubya Bush. yuck.
@winterose (39929)
• Canada
1 Jul 08
good for you, whereas a preference for a candidate is a personal choice, believing all the garbage out there on any candidate is just stupid.
• United States
28 Jun 08
No do not believe everything I read. I always research it before taking it as gospel and that goes for almost everything I read not just political.
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@winterose (39929)
• Canada
29 Jun 08
good for you, whatever it is we should always check it out before just blindly believing.
• Canada
28 Jun 08
Oh my goodness, what next? If it isn't one thing, it's another. When I asked my husbad who he was oting for he just said the following. "I really wish I could just vote NO on this elecion!" LOL Why don't the supporters o politicians put more energy into supporting their own choice, instead of constantly smearing the other one?
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@winterose (39929)
• Canada
29 Jun 08
I never read the crap, but I do like to show the errors that come out in the campaigns if I know about it.
@raydene (9875)
• United States
29 Jun 08
Well Doll can you imagine how much extra time these people have to be able to think up and promote these stupid lies. I'm still not voting for him! xoxoxoxoxo
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@Lakota12 (42794)
• United States
29 Jun 08
oh I looked into the one of his church and I didn tlike what I saw there now he has denounced it?
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@coffeebreak (17820)
• United States
29 Jun 08
Then why is he? WHy has someone not done something about this? If us little folk here on MyLot know about it, why hasn't the govt done something about it? Why hasn't McCain? Why didn't Hillary? Bush? Congress, Senate, House- anyone? Where is Bill O'Rielly when you need him! Or Glen Beck?!?!?!
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