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John McCain was born in Panama. The Constitution requires the president to be natural born.
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.
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
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.
Wonder if Hillary will try to play that card should McCain beat her...
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.
I don't think it should be an issue but this is politics and that is law.
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