Mar 1, 2008

McCain Disqualified by Constitution, Birthplace

McCain was not born in the U.S.. It would be stupid for the republicans to nominate a candidate that could be Constitutionally invalid or challenged. Funny though, while dissatisfied, the pundits are defending him. Why? Romney is still in the wings....unless maybe they do not want to win the White House. Seems like the powers that be are making certain that a Democrat will be next in the White House, to fool the people that change will take place. It was always Democrats who led the U.S. into World Wars, every time, while promising not to.

The case of Goldwater in the article is not as strong as the argument against McCain, because Arizona was a US territory, and under governance.

If you think about it, McCain is less qualified that an illegal immigrant's child who was brought across the border for its birth!

clipped from

McCain’s Canal Zone Birth Prompts Queries About Whether That Rules Him Out

From left, LOWELL P. WEICKER JR., of Connecticut, born in Paris, was told he was eligible for the Oval Office. GEORGE ROMNEY, born in Mexico, ran for the presidency in 1968. BARRY GOLDWATER was born in the Arizona territory in 1909, before it became a state. CHESTER A. ARTHUR was born in Vermont, but rumors suggested it was Canada.

Mr. McCain’s likely nomination as the Republican candidate for president and the happenstance of his birth in the Panama Canal Zone in 1936 are reviving a musty debate that has surfaced periodically since the founders first set quill to parchment and declared that only a “natural-born citizen” can hold the nation’s highest office.

The phrase “natural born” was in early drafts of the Constitution.
to prevent foreigners from becoming commander in chief, the Constitution needed to “declare expressly” that only a natural-born citizen could be president.