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Thread #109031   Message #2277815
Posted By: heric
02-Mar-08 - 07:47 PM
Thread Name: BS: McCain not born in US, legally??!?
Subject: RE: BS: McCain not born in US, legally??!?
This has affected my ancestors more than once over the centuries. The first Congress (1790 - after the Constituion was drawn) encated a provision saying: "The children of citizens of the United States that may be born beyond sea, or out of the limits of the United States, shall be considered as natural born citizens." There's an exception to this about when the parents had never lived in the United States. My father was retroactively granted his lifetime citizenship at age 73 (after he was able to prove that his mother had her honeymoon at that waterfall place north of Seattle.) Equal (gender) protection once had to be litigated. Equal protection for the Schwarzennegar type of situation could also be litigated someday.