OBAMA or Bust

Posted: October 26, 2010 in Drama, Politics
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It’s been 2 long years since the day that President Obama took office, and it has been an interesting ride, but of late this has been the most bizarre of conversations.

I’m curious to know what people think about OBAMA’s birth records, citizenship status, presidency impeachment talk.  I’m not sure what sparked this entire situation about him not being a native-born US Citizen, but  I really want others thoughts and opinions on it. How could he have gotten to where he is if the requirements for becoming president were not met. It’s been 2 years people, I mean what’s really going on. For those of you who may not know these are the requirements below to even get you into the game to run for president. I got this information from here

usgovinfo.about.com/od/thepresidentandcabinet/a/presrequire.htm

  • Only native-born U.S. citizens (or those born abroad, but only to parents who were both citizens of the U.S.) may be president of the United States, though from time to time that requirement is called into question, most recently after Arnold Schwarzenegger, born in Austria, was elected governor of California, in 2003. The Constitution originally provided a small loophole to this provision: One needn’t have been born in the United States but had to be a citizen at the time the Constitution was adopted. But, since that occurred in 1789, that ship has sailed.
  • One must also be at least 35 years of age to be president. John F. Kennedy was the youngest person to be elected president; he was 43 years old when he was inaugurated in 1961. There is no maximum age limit set forth in the Constitution. Ronald Reagan was the oldest president; at the end of his term in 1988, he was nearly 77.
  • Finally, one must live in the United States for at least 14 years to be president, in addition to being a natural-born citizen. The Constitution is vague on this point. For example, it does not make clear whether those 14 years need to be consecutive or what the precise definition of residency is. So far, however, this requirement has not been challenged.
These are the only explicit criteria in the Constitution.
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Comments
  1. Reno says:

    when you have people that are against your cause, they will use anything to bring you down and turn everyone against you. If this was true about Obama not being a citizen, he would have never made it this far, better yet never been in the race for presidency. People are so focused on things that don’t really matter and the things that do matter are not being talked about. This is why I saw we live in the “Matrix.” Politicians and the media (Fox) are “Agents” and they only want you to see their facade while they try to have their cake and eat it too.

    Reminder: Obama is not going to save us (economy), we have to save “US”

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