BORN IN THE USA?
Okay, did I hear right this morning on the news? Someone is challenging whether or not McCain can run for President, because he wasn’t born within the physical confines of the continental United States?
Oh, good grief.
John McCain was born on a US Military Base in the Panama Canal Zone, August, 1936.
To American citizen parents.
That makes him a natural born citizen!
Don’t believe me, check out current U.S. Code:
The following shall be nationals and citizens of the United States at birth:
(c) a person born outside of the United States and its outlying possessions of parents both of whom are citizens of the United States and one of whom has had a residence in the United States or one of its outlying possessions, prior to the birth of such person;
I think this argument makes about as much sense as the crazy people that claim there’s no law requiring U.S. citizens to pay an income tax. (There is by the way: it’s the 16th Amendment to the Constitution).
Or of maybe disbanding the IRS. (Who would collect the taxes then?)
Did Ron Paul come up with this?