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January 7th, 2011
10:30 AM ET
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  1. Oma Karen

    U.S. Constitution, Article II, Section 1 states the president must be a natural born citizen. "Natural born" means a citizen at birth, i.e. born in the U.S. OR born of a parent who is a U.S. citizen. Barack Obama's mother was born in Kansas. It does not matter if President Obama was born in Hawaii, Kansas, Kenya, Indonesia, or anywhere else. He is a NATURAL BORN U.S. citizen. There is no way that his mother's citizenship was covered up or lied about. If this definition of natural born was not true, then everyone who is born outside the U.S. of U.S. citizen parents who are military, missionary, or employees in a foreign country would not be U.S. citizens. However, they do not have to be naturalized. It has never been interpreted that these children have all the rights of natural born citizens except they cannot become president. There is no such third category in the Constitution. Yet they do not have to go through the nauralization process. My granddaughter was born in The Netherlands in a Dutch hospital and she is a natural born citizen [a citizen at birth]. She does not have to go through the naturalization process. There are two ways to be a citizen in the U.S. - natural born and naturalized. Please could someone just give the correct application of the Constitution so all this discussion of Obama' birthplace can stop.

    January 8, 2011 at 12:43 am |