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[#] Sat Jan 29 2005 02:26:16 EST from curly surmudgeon

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Did _anyone_ like disco?

[#] Thu Jan 18 2007 04:18:23 EST from Grey Wolf

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I did like some songs from it, but at the same time I also liked Black Sabbath and Judas Priest. Back then it was all about each song, pretty much.

[#] Sun Feb 03 2008 01:35:35 EST from curly surmudgeon

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John McCain was born in Panama. The Constitution requires the president to be natural born.

[#] Sun Feb 03 2008 02:24:13 EST from Freakdog

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Was he born on a US military installation or in some other fashion that considered him a citizen by birth, rather than having to have passed through the immigration process?

[#] Mon Feb 04 2008 02:44:06 EST from curly surmudgeon

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Born on an Air Force base I understand to American parents.

That situation is not covered in the Constitution or 14th Amendment which appear to negate his legal standing to be president. There are arguments on both sides but I find it interesting that this is being kept out of the press.

[#] Mon Feb 04 2008 17:10:01 EST from Freakdog

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I'll need to reread the 14th amendment, but US Military installations, like US Embassies, are considered to be US soil. As such, he was born on US soil, and is, because of it, considered to be a natural born citizen.

[#] Mon Feb 04 2008 23:43:49 EST from curly surmudgeon

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Feb 4 2008 5:10pm from Freakdog
I'll need to reread the 14th amendment, but US Military installations,

like US Embassies, are considered to be US soil. As such, he was born

on US soil, and is, because of it, considered to be a natural born
citizen.



That is the question. Is a military installation "American Soil"? Maybe it is a technicality but a valid question. I'm unable to find a Supreme Court reference and no law can amend the Constitution, that requires an Amendment and 2/3rds of the states to confirm. That hasn't happened either.

I'm not arguing for or against McCain, only that the strict reading of the Constitution and Bill of Rights would seem to deny him the Presidency. Apparently the question will not be raised until after he wins the election, if he does win.

[#] Tue Feb 05 2008 18:26:45 EST from Freakdog

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[#] Wed Feb 06 2008 02:53:37 EST from curly surmudgeon

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Wonder if Hillary will try to play that card should McCain beat her...

[#] Fri Feb 08 2008 16:48:20 EST from Freakdog

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Apparently, the precedent has been set, after all.

Not sure of the case law to cite, but I'm of the understanding that the Guantanamo base on Cuba has been deemed to be US soil, establishing the precendent for the rest of the US military bases to be considered as such.

If I can find the case to cite, I'll post it. 



[#] Sat Feb 09 2008 01:29:03 EST from curly surmudgeon

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I don't think it should be an issue but this is politics and that is law.

[#] Sat Feb 09 2008 21:36:15 EST from Freakdog

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Agreed.

[#] Mon Jul 21 2008 20:33:27 EDT from Simplygorgeous

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THERE WAS NOTHING WRONG WITH

BONEY M

LMAO LMAO WELL THERE WASNT HAHAHAHAHAHAH

DONNA SUMMER ROCKED