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  •  Obama would not have been a citizen if Kenyan born (5+ / 0-)

    The statutory citizenship laws in place when Obama was born would have prevented Obama from being a citizen at birth had he been born in Kenya, or elsewhere outside of the country.

    His mother had not reached the age of 19 and a clause stating that the citizen parent needed to reside within the country for "5 years after reaching the age of 14" would have precluded his citizenship.

    It's a moot point since Obama was Malcom X's son was Frank Marshall's's son was actually born in Kansas was born in Honolulu.

    I'm waiting for the non racist birthers (hah!) to demand Cruz's mother's birth certificate and point out that a Canadian birth certificate is useless under the Full Faith and Credit clause of the constitution but anything mentioned by a Kenyan official and any purported Kenyan birth certificate has evidential value while official Verifications from Hawai'ian officials are worthless.

    I, for one, have no problem being led by a 3500 year old Pharaoh who was trained by space aliens on a distant star.

    by Tomtech on Wed May 01, 2013 at 11:22:41 AM PDT

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