Jon Meacham: Let’s undo the Birther “horror” by repealing the natural-born citizen clause

posted at 10:16 pm on April 15, 2011 by Allahpundit

In case you were wondering what the guy who used to edit Newsweek is up to these days, wonder no longer. I agree with him about the natural-born requirement, incidentally: It’s one of the most antiquated and unnecessary parts of the Constitution, especially in light of the original intent he describes. But … “horror”? Are the delicate flowers who populate PBS’s viewership so delicate that they recoil at the very idea of The One being asked to show his birth certificate? The beginning here sounds like a parody of bien-pensant liberalism — almost physical revulsion at what’s not only a minor thoughtcrime, but one rejected by all major Republican candidates except Trump (who isn’t really a major Republican candidate). Good lord, man. Get a hold of yourself.

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John, you’re as brilliant as Donald Trump.

NickDeringer on April 15, 2011 at 10:18 PM

Da Howwors!!!

canopfor on April 15, 2011 at 10:19 PM

I guess George Soros wants to be President…formally.

RBMN on April 15, 2011 at 10:19 PM

So this moron is basically saying… it doesn’t matter.

Just like Larry O’Donnell is saying is saying socialism is OK.

Dumb.

The Constitution still matters. Sorry.

tetriskid on April 15, 2011 at 10:20 PM

Nah

darwin-t on April 15, 2011 at 10:20 PM

That Second Amendment one is also getting outdated as well. Makes things difficult for our betters to decide what parts of the Constitution to keep and which to jettison.

sharrukin on April 15, 2011 at 10:20 PM

“Yes Please!”

-Arnold Schwarzenegger

portlandon on April 15, 2011 at 10:20 PM

This guy has lost his friggin’ mind!

Star20 on April 15, 2011 at 10:21 PM

dude?!

ted c on April 15, 2011 at 10:21 PM

Let’s not.

kingsjester on April 15, 2011 at 10:21 PM

Leftist ideologue.

wraithby on April 15, 2011 at 10:22 PM

“Can we get a Constitutional amendment to save Newsweak?”

-Jon Meachham

tetriskid on April 15, 2011 at 10:22 PM

I agree with him about the natural-born requirement, incidentally: It’s one of the most antiquated and unnecessary parts of the Constitution

Yep a true anarchist………..

dmann on April 15, 2011 at 10:22 PM

Uh..no.

therightwinger on April 15, 2011 at 10:22 PM

Wait. Allah agrees with this?

cynccook on April 15, 2011 at 10:23 PM

I’m not watching 20 minutes of anything. AP, you don’t think our presidents should be born in the USA?

Cindy Munford on April 15, 2011 at 10:23 PM

That’s 20 minutes of my life I refuse to give to Jon Meacham. Just can’t do it.

Tim Zank on April 15, 2011 at 10:23 PM

This will only make skeptics more curious. Myself included, btw. Call me old fashioned but I want the constitutional requirements met for the most important position in the world.

Conservalicious on April 15, 2011 at 10:24 PM

Absolutely. Not. Ever. !!!!!!!!!!

Connie on April 15, 2011 at 10:25 PM

As always, why not just enforce the current laws?

rogerb on April 15, 2011 at 10:25 PM

cynccook on April 15, 2011 at 10:23 PM

Hey its Friday night, I’m on my 3rd or 4th..whatever!

dmann on April 15, 2011 at 10:25 PM

Wait. Allah agrees with this?

cynccook on April 15, 2011 at 10:23 PM

He’a a Fifth Columnist…

Blake on April 15, 2011 at 10:26 PM

Panic in the progressive ranks, about Arizona and soon a bunch of states actually making it necessary to prove “natural born” citizenship.

So much for the meme that Soetoro has a birth certificate, he was just provoking “birthers” by withholding it. It’s getting pretty obvious he simply will not release it no matter what, even if it costs him reelection.

Rebar on April 15, 2011 at 10:26 PM

the natural-born citizen clause

It’s doing exactly what it’s supposed to do (just as the Electoral College did in 2000) — throwing sand in the gears of fraud and illegitimacy.

Feedie on April 15, 2011 at 10:27 PM

So, basically now politicos are saying:

The Constitution is soooo outdated… You know what is cool? The Parliamentary System! I saw some guys shouting on CSPAN once… Plus anything that hurts my boyfried Barry is bad.”

tetriskid on April 15, 2011 at 10:27 PM

Are the delicate flowers who populate PBS’s viewership so delicate that they recoil at the very idea of The One being asked to show his birth certificate?
=============================================

Good point Allahpundit,those delicate flowers are
probably,Liberal Rose thorns,who scoff at the idea,
of Obama birthers have the temerity to even ask!!

canopfor on April 15, 2011 at 10:27 PM

Our Founding Fathers were pretty smart, huh?

kingsjester on April 15, 2011 at 10:28 PM

Is that parity, or parody?

(And what about unnatural born citizens? I see dozens daily.)

profitsbeard on April 15, 2011 at 10:28 PM

So Allah really thinks it’s time to start dismantling the Constitution (but only the stupid parts)? How very….disappointing.

cynccook on April 15, 2011 at 10:28 PM

No.

Cody1991 on April 15, 2011 at 10:29 PM

That’s the dumbass who drove Newsweek into the ground, right?

Why would anyone listen to him, he’s a flipping moron.

OxyCon on April 15, 2011 at 10:29 PM

Hey its Friday night, I’m on my 3rd or 4th..whatever!

dmann on April 15, 2011 at 10:25 PM

dmann:Pardy Hardy,tee-hee!!:)

canopfor on April 15, 2011 at 10:29 PM

Thats it,load the PBS guy back on da boat!

canopfor on April 15, 2011 at 10:30 PM

Hey its Friday night, I’m on my 3rd or 4th..whatever!

dmann on April 15, 2011 at 10:25 PM

So…you think Allahpundit may be drinking and thus the crazy ideas about dismantling the Constitution? That would explain it.

cynccook on April 15, 2011 at 10:31 PM

So much for the meme that Soetoro has a birth certificate, he was just provoking “birthers” by withholding it. It’s getting pretty obvious he simply will not release it no matter what, even if it costs him reelection.

Rebar on April 15, 2011 at 10:26 PM

The best evidence that the birther issue hasn’t hurt Obama–in fact it’s helped him–is that it’s the favorite topic of Obama and his supporters. They bring it up at every opportunity. I’m not even convinced that Trump is not supporting Obama, and is eager to play the role that Ross Perot played for Clinton in 1992–divide and conquer the opposition.

RBMN on April 15, 2011 at 10:33 PM

“Yes Please!”

-Arnold Schwarzenegger

portlandon on April 15, 2011 at 10:20 PM

Quit watchin’ Demolition Man!

Lanceman on April 15, 2011 at 10:34 PM

This is great!

The Birther meme is taking hold amongst The Great Unwashed and our Socialist Overlords are beginning to feel a twinge of panic.

The Trumpster is kwazy, yes, but it’s the kind of kwazy the Left fears & loathes: the tactical use of bullshit to tell the greater truth.

It’s right out of the Progressive Playbook; see the chapter on Ridicule and Alinsky, Saul

Bruno Strozek on April 15, 2011 at 10:34 PM

So, basically now politicos are saying:

“The Constitution is soooo outdated… You know what is cool? The Parliamentary System! I saw some guys shouting on CSPAN once… Plus anything that hurts my boyfried Barry is bad.”

tetriskid on April 15, 2011 at 10:27 PM

They’ve been doing this since Wilson.

darwin-t on April 15, 2011 at 10:35 PM

The best evidence that the birther issue hasn’t hurt Obama–in fact it’s helped him–

RBMN on April 15, 2011 at 10:33 PM

This video is fairly good evidence that you are flat out wrong. It wouldn’t exist if they weren’t worried.

sharrukin on April 15, 2011 at 10:36 PM

So Allah really thinks it’s time to start dismantling the Constitution (but only the stupid parts)? How very….disappointing.

“Dismantling” the Constitution? No, I didn’t say that. That’s you hysterically overreacting to my claim that the natural-born clause is antiquated. If you have an argument for why it should be retained, make it.

Allahpundit on April 15, 2011 at 10:37 PM

There’s a reason that Newsweek sold for precisely $1 after this clown’s tenure as editor. The horror is that my tax dollars are going towards keeping this clueless hack on the air.

WarEagle01 on April 15, 2011 at 10:37 PM

cynccook on April 15, 2011 at 10:31 PM

All in all its been a tough week……38 billion = 352 million; then theres “the Donald”, never mind Juan Mcdaddy liken the Libya thing and somehow oil prices don’t matter!

DRINK I SAY…DRINK!

dmann on April 15, 2011 at 10:37 PM

I agree with him about the natural-born requirement, incidentally: It’s one of the most antiquated and unnecessary parts of the Constitution,

Mind boggling. The democrats nominated and got elected a minor league jesse jackson, momma obsessed, moron (yes, moron. The media and psuedo-conservatice pundits saying he’s smart doesn’t override my observations of his dimness. He sticks his foot in his mouth every time the telepromptor is turned off.)and allah doesn’t worry that in 10 years we will have a sharia loving president (if not already)elected with billions of saudi money. Now I don’t only believe allah is a grenwich village living hillary voter, I think he smokes too much pot.

peacenprosperity on April 15, 2011 at 10:38 PM

It’s getting pretty obvious he simply will not release it no matter what, even if it costs him reelection.

Rebar on April 15, 2011 at 10:26 PM

That’s fine with me. I don’t buy the argument that he’s doing it to embarrass other “ignorant” people. He’s a fraud in every respect. He was probably born in Hawaii, and, of course, he has citizenship. I would like the natural born issue to be addressed, and at the very least I expect the president to verify his/her eligibility with documentation equal to that which most of us have to produce for a crappy, part time, minimum wage job.

What’s ridiculous is NOT that people are asking questions about his eligibility…. it’s that he has so little respect for us that he refuses to oblige.

Cody1991 on April 15, 2011 at 10:39 PM

Allahpundit on April 15, 2011 at 10:37 PM

No argument needed…ITS THE F’IN LAW DUDE!

dmann on April 15, 2011 at 10:39 PM

If you have an argument for why it should be retained, make it.

Allahpundit on April 15, 2011 at 10:37 PM

Because only Fifth Columnists do not want retain it, pinko!

Blake on April 15, 2011 at 10:40 PM

I’m not even convinced that Trump is not supporting Obama, and is eager to play the role that Ross Perot played for Clinton in 1992–divide and conquer the opposition.

RBMN on April 15, 2011 at 10:33 PM

You and me both.

warbaby on April 15, 2011 at 10:40 PM

I don’t trust any politician to be involved in changing anything in the Constitution. And Jon Meacham is several rungs down the trust ladder from any politician.

SlaveDog on April 15, 2011 at 10:40 PM

Whoops! …do not want to retain it, pinko!

Blake on April 15, 2011 at 10:42 PM

We can barely smell the fear, John. Don’t worry. Heh.

Naturally Curly on April 15, 2011 at 10:42 PM

The constitution. It’s just an old, outdated document.

//s

Colorado Anne on April 15, 2011 at 10:42 PM

This is why I drink so much!!!

Keef Overbite on April 15, 2011 at 10:43 PM

The best evidence that the birther issue hasn’t hurt Obama–in fact it’s helped him–is that it’s the favorite topic of Obama and his supporters.

RBMN on April 15, 2011 at 10:33 PM

Nonsense.

In the two years Soetoro and the left has been banging the “birther” drum, they’ve lost the governorships of Virginia and New Jersey, Ted Kennedy’s seat, and took a truly historic asskicking Nov. 2010.

If that’s “helping” the democrats, I would say, lets help them more!

Rebar on April 15, 2011 at 10:43 PM

RBMN on April 15, 2011 at 10:33 PM
You and me both.

warbaby on April 15, 2011 at 10:40 PM

warbaby:Gets the *Shivers*,not again!:)

canopfor on April 15, 2011 at 10:43 PM

“Dismantling” the Constitution? No, I didn’t say that. That’s you hysterically overreacting to my claim that the natural-born clause is antiquated. If you have an argument for why it should be retained, make it.

Allahpundit on April 15, 2011 at 10:37 PM

Humpbot first!

kringeesmom on April 15, 2011 at 10:45 PM

I’m actually glad this (natural born clause) is finally being introduced into this crazy conversation. Too many people are confusing U.S. citizen with natural born citizen, which is why the birth certificate does not matter.

Obama is a U.S. citizen, but he’s not a natural born citizen and we don’t need to see his birth certificate to prove that. We know his dad was never a citizen, therefore, Obama is ineligible for the Presidency.

As soon as the electorate can differentiate between the two (one inherent in natural law and one requiring an act of law or naturalization), then this issue will gain traction. Until then, it’s like we’re all riding a merry-go-round.

I was really hoping Trump would go that route, but since he hasn’t yet, I guess Meacham trying to repeal the clause will at least get people to refocus on Obama not being a natural born citizen.

yogi41 on April 15, 2011 at 10:45 PM

They are going to push this in the next year and they will use the resolution over John McCain’s eligibility to make hay about being ‘fair’ and all.

sharrukin on April 15, 2011 at 10:45 PM

The Obama Presidency is proof that the Founding Fathers had it right in requiring the President to be a natural born citizen.

Phil Byler on April 15, 2011 at 10:45 PM

Meacham is scared shitless that his hero’s not eligible. So much for this b.s. weenie meme that the eligibility issue helps Obama.

Basilsbest on April 15, 2011 at 10:46 PM

I put repeal of that right along with letting the senators be elected by general vote and allowing illegals to vote. How about we shoot the next person that suggests we gut the most successful Constitution ever, well before the Progressives got hold of it anyway.

rgranger on April 15, 2011 at 10:46 PM

OK, who didn’t wonder what would be the response if there was proof he wasn’t born in the US? Why of course – change the Constitution.

Oh, this is gonna help quell the argument.

Marcus on April 15, 2011 at 10:46 PM

The Constitution was made to be amended. However, it is almost impossible to do so in a divided country.

We should encourage our best-beloved political foes to expend their time, energy and resources in an attempt to accomplish the impossible.

Laurence on April 15, 2011 at 10:46 PM

He was probably born in Hawaii, and, of course, he has citizenship.

The birth certificate exists. The problem is that it states caucasion as race and unknown for father.

peacenprosperity on April 15, 2011 at 10:47 PM

If you have an argument for why it should be retained, make it.

Allahpundit on April 15, 2011 at 10:37 PM

The Founding Fathers already did, and it’s just as valid today as it was then.

Rebar on April 15, 2011 at 10:48 PM

“Dismantling” the Constitution? No, I didn’t say that. That’s you hysterically overreacting to my claim that the natural-born clause is antiquated. If you have an argument for why it should be retained, make it.

Allahpundit on April 15, 2011 at 10:37 PM

What do you mean antiquated? It’s not even being followed right now. What everyone who poo poos this birther stuff constantly overlooks is that Obama’s father was NOT a citizen of the US, therefore Obama is ineligible anyway — doesn’t matter where he was born. NATURAL BORN means BOTH parents are US citizens at the time of child’s birth. This obviously did not apply to the founders as they (as well as there parents) were not citizens at the time of the country’s founding.

Feel free to flame me if I’m wrong.

davek70 on April 15, 2011 at 10:48 PM

I agree with him about the natural-born requirement, incidentally: It’s one of the most antiquated and unnecessary parts of the Constitution,

Please elaborate. That’s um, a rather striking thing to say. If anything Allah, you should expound and not ask others to defend a very reasonable expectation placed in our founding document by those who thought it up. Or are you just comment bating?

Sharr on April 15, 2011 at 10:48 PM

What has Meacham, and his, worried.

Schadenfreude on April 15, 2011 at 10:49 PM

I’m actually glad this (natural born clause) is finally being introduced into this crazy conversation. Too many people are confusing U.S. citizen with natural born citizen, which is why the birth certificate does not matter.

Obama is a U.S. citizen, but he’s not a natural born citizen and we don’t need to see his birth certificate to prove that. We know his dad was never a citizen, therefore, Obama is ineligible for the Presidency.

As soon as the electorate can differentiate between the two (one inherent in natural law and one requiring an act of law or naturalization), then this issue will gain traction. Until then, it’s like we’re all riding a merry-go-round.

I was really hoping Trump would go that route, but since he hasn’t yet, I guess Meacham trying to repeal the clause will at least get people to refocus on Obama not being a natural born citizen.

yogi41 on April 15, 2011 at 10:45 PM

THIS!!!! (What I said up thread)

davek70 on April 15, 2011 at 10:49 PM

Obama is all the proof one would ever need that the founders must have meant that natural born citizen means both parents must be citizens.

Basilsbest on April 15, 2011 at 10:49 PM

Humpbot first!

kringeesmom on April 15, 2011 at 10:45 PM

When’s the last time anyone seen the humpbot?

We demand proof of life!

Blake on April 15, 2011 at 10:49 PM

The best evidence that the birther issue hasn’t hurt Obama–in fact it’s helped him–is that it’s the favorite topic of Obama and his supporters.

RBMN on April 15, 2011 at 10:33 PM

Nonsense.

In the two years Soetoro and the left has been banging the “birther” drum, they’ve lost the governorships of Virginia and New Jersey, Ted Kennedy’s seat, and took a truly historic asskicking Nov. 2010.

If that’s “helping” the democrats, I would say, lets help them more!

Rebar on April 15, 2011 at 10:43 PM

Keep playing the tune that this “helps” him. Like the fact that a good number of people do not buy the “Christian” thing. Then say how much this helps him. And then when the numbers are released have the MSM basically shout angrily at the public “Morons!” To which I say, it helps him!

Marcus on April 15, 2011 at 10:50 PM

“Dismantling” the Constitution? No, I didn’t say that. That’s you hysterically overreacting to my claim that the natural-born clause is antiquated. If you have an argument for why it should be retained, make it.

Allahpundit on April 15, 2011 at 10:37 PM

Why don’t you make the argument why its antiquated?

Amadeus on April 15, 2011 at 10:50 PM

Amazing how liberals think:

The right to abortion is constitutional (although no mention of abortion is in the document) yet asking for proof of citizenship doesn’t mean nuthin’ even though it is clearly stated in the constitution.

angryed on April 15, 2011 at 10:50 PM

“Dismantling” the Constitution? No, I didn’t say that. That’s you hysterically overreacting to my claim that the natural-born clause is antiquated. If you have an argument for why it should be retained, make it.

Allahpundit on April 15, 2011 at 10:37 PM

Meachham suggests that our present world is somehow less interconnected than the world of the Founders.

Not a very compelling argument… especially in light of the last 50 years of globalization.

tetriskid on April 15, 2011 at 10:51 PM

If anything, the Natural Born clause is more relevant and important today than ever.

Why don’t we simply massage and re-work the Constitution until it ‘lives and breaths’ to suit progressives until it’s entirely irrelevant? That’s what they want. As far as they’re concerned anything goes as long as it furthers their purposes which are always broad reaching and ill-defined (for good reason).

Cody1991 on April 15, 2011 at 10:51 PM

“Dismantling” the Constitution? No, I didn’t say that. That’s you hysterically overreacting to my claim that the natural-born clause is antiquated. If you have an argument for why it should be retained, make it.

Allahpundit on April 15, 2011 at 10:37 PM

Hysterical overreaction? Really? Sorry if I gave you that impression, however you of all people should be conscious of the concept of the slippery slope. Why do you think the framers specified that the President must be a natural born citizen of the United States. And anyway, I’m not the one who claimed you are a ‘fifth columner.’

cynccook on April 15, 2011 at 10:51 PM

“Dismantling” the Constitution? No, I didn’t say that. That’s you hysterically overreacting to my claim that the natural-born clause is antiquated. If you have an argument for why it should be retained, make it.

Allahpundit on April 15, 2011 at 10:37 PM

By that logic every part of the document is antiquated and should be ignored.

angryed on April 15, 2011 at 10:52 PM

This resolution…

http://www.opencongress.org/bill/110-sr511/text

4/30/2008–Passed Senate without amendment. (This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary of that version is repeated here.) States that John Sidney McCain, III, is a “natural born Citizen” under Article II, Section 1, of the Constitution of the United States.

Obama signed it too.

sharrukin on April 15, 2011 at 10:52 PM

My granny’s doll is antiquated too and I wouldn’t change a thing. Leave the constitution as is. Our president should be a Natrual Born US citizen period.

kringeesmom on April 15, 2011 at 10:52 PM

Let’s face it folks. It’s either dump the natural-born citizen clause from the Constitution, or annex Kenya.

Left Coast Right Mind on April 15, 2011 at 10:53 PM

This helps Obama

Right. Everything that makes people wonder whether he’s eligible, helps him

Basilsbest on April 15, 2011 at 10:54 PM

We demand proof of life!

Blake on April 15, 2011 at 10:49 PM

melted bunny must have stole him!

kringeesmom on April 15, 2011 at 10:54 PM

Conspiring Conspirator Breeders,Breeding Birthers
in a quest of Birth Madness,to over populate America
in a Birther take-over!(snark)

canopfor on April 15, 2011 at 10:55 PM

Didn’t someone on the right make this kind of idiotic suggestion a few years ago in order to allow Arnold Shwrzahoweverthehellyouspellit eligible?

angryed on April 15, 2011 at 10:56 PM

Trump must be getting really close.

They are now shifting into Plan B, along with their various supporters/deniers (RINOs, bloggers (ahem), and all that have worked so hard to suppress and mock) shamefully follow their lead.

nottakingsides on April 15, 2011 at 10:56 PM

I agree with him about the natural-born requirement, incidentally: It’s one of the most antiquated and unnecessary parts of the Constitution, especially in light of the original intent he describes.

I really hope you’re being sarcastic. If not, you’ve lost your mind.

You do realize the president is Commander in Chief, right? Even Obama, the “world citizen” that he is, sometimes makes us wonder where his real loyalties lie.

Imagine our armed forces following someone who truly is, say a Frenchman by birth and immigrated to America in his 20′s or so and attained US citizenship.

Do you think our soldiers (or citizens) would question an action like this Libyan war to the point of near insurrection? The questions of true loyalty would consume this nation.

We have natural born citizens being called “unAmerican” for proposing a budget, what in the world would it be like for an original Frenchman to send our troops to Libya to make sure France got it’s oil?

ButterflyDragon on April 15, 2011 at 10:57 PM

Dismantling” the Constitution? No, I didn’t say that. That’s you hysterically overreacting to my claim that the natural-born clause is antiquated. If you have an argument for why it should be retained, make it.

Allahpundit on April 15, 2011 at 10:37 PM

Make yoour case other than just calling it “antiquated”.
Explain why when one doesn’t like somthing that works they act like a teenager and whine about it.

darwin-t on April 15, 2011 at 10:57 PM

“Dismantling” the Constitution? No, I didn’t say that. That’s you hysterically overreacting to my claim that the natural-born clause is antiquated. If you have an argument for why it should be retained, make it.

Allahpundit on April 15, 2011 at 10:37 PM

Hysterically overreacting? Really? I’m not the one who said you are a ‘fifth columnist.’ In any case, you of all people should be conscious of the dangers of the slippery slope. There are groups in this country who quite openly would like to see our Constitution taken apart (including our President). Why on Earth would we give them an opening to do so. I’m disappointed that you feel this way, yes, because of all the things people may accuse you of being, in my heart I’ve always considered you firmly on the side of preserving our Constitutional rights and of not impulsively weakening the authority of the framers.

cynccook on April 15, 2011 at 10:57 PM

Didn’t someone on the right make this kind of idiotic suggestion a few years ago in order to allow Arnold Shwrzahoweverthehellyouspellit eligible?

angryed on April 15, 2011 at 10:56 PM

Yes. Orrin Hatch.

ButterflyDragon on April 15, 2011 at 10:58 PM

Didn’t someone on the right make this kind of idiotic suggestion a few years ago in order to allow Arnold Shwrzahoweverthehellyouspellit eligible?

angryed on April 15, 2011 at 10:56 PM

Yes. There’s been a movement afoot for some time to abolish the Natural Born requirement.

Cody1991 on April 15, 2011 at 10:59 PM

I think that this comes out of the concern that the proposed Arizona law requiring presidential candidates to show proof that they meet constitutional requirements to be president may spread to other states. Let me repeat, contitutional requirements to be president.

So why is that a problem? Unless they have a problem with the Constitution in general. Which I suspect is the case.

iurockhead on April 15, 2011 at 11:00 PM

Panic in the progressive ranks

Meacham is scared sh*tless that his hero’s not eligible

smell the fear

If Obama can’t or won’t satisfy Arizona that he’s eligible, then he’s made himself unelectable in all the states.

Emperor Norton on April 15, 2011 at 11:00 PM

Anyone who would support this is automatically admitting that O is NOT qualified. There’s no other reason to support this.

-Aslan’s Girl

Aslans Girl on April 15, 2011 at 11:03 PM

That clause can go but the timing to ask for it is a little suspicious.

AshleyTKing on April 15, 2011 at 11:04 PM

I agree with him about the natural-born requirement, incidentally: It’s one of the most antiquated and unnecessary parts of the Constitution

You lie… and/or having a moment of stupidity… it is and has always been relevant…

Here is a translation of a Chinese birth tourism website…

http://isteve.blogspot.com/2011/04/birth-tourism-explained-in-actual.html

http://isteve.blogspot.com/2011/04/cash-value-of-american-citizenship.html

ninjapirate on April 15, 2011 at 11:05 PM

So what does happen if the Congress passes a resolution making Obama… a “natural born Citizen” under Article II, Section 1, of the Constitution of the United States?

Would the GOP even oppose it? Not likely in my opinion.

How does the Arizona law apply in that case?

sharrukin on April 15, 2011 at 11:05 PM

AP, you are really outdoing yourself lately in the candy-ass department: first you say a part of the Constitution is “antiquated” and then you say that a man who is running away with the lead in polls is “not a major Republican candidate”.

The only thing that saved this post was calling P-BS “flowers”.

-Aslan’s Girl

Aslans Girl on April 15, 2011 at 11:08 PM

Panic in the progressive ranks

Meacham is scared sh*tless that his hero’s not eligible

smell the fear

If Obama can’t or won’t satisfy Arizona that he’s eligible, then he’s made himself unelectable in all the states.

Emperor Norton on April 15, 2011 at 11:00 PM

Right. We had this discussion the other evening about various states passing legislation for candidates to prove their eligibility.

It’s time to do it, and get it over. What liberals are worried about is being outed – along with the MSM. They have built a house of cards around their chosen boy. What they don’t understand is that all of us ‘little, ignorant people’ caught on long ago. If….. if…. BO can’t prove his eligibility, they all come tumbling down, and their deceit is finally out in the open.

What they’ve covered up about Duh Won is more than the BC, but for some reason even those in the (supposed) opposition have rowed in with this travesty. It has forever changed what I believed to be good and true about my own country.

Shame on all those on the Right who think this is a joke, who are cringing with embarrassment, who are so delicate and squeamish that they can’t demand answers.

Cody1991 on April 15, 2011 at 11:12 PM

Hey, AllahP, you want a “good reason”?? The NBC clause, if enforced, will keep O out of the WH. NO better reason than that right there.

-Aslan’s Girl

Aslans Girl on April 15, 2011 at 11:13 PM

How does the Arizona law apply in that case?

sharrukin on April 15, 2011 at 11:05 PM

That would mean he wasn’t a natureal born citizen when he swore his oath for his first term, therefore his term will be null and void.

Rebar on April 15, 2011 at 11:13 PM

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