McCain Not Born in U.S. — 6 Comments

  1. Well, it’s pretty clear he’s American-born; I don’t think a legal challenge would stand up. I should be so lucky. I don’t like that guy; he’s pro-censorship.

  2. @Gretchen: I gotta think he’s certainly got a legal opinion on this. But it sure could be challenged. If it comes down to a Bush/Gore type deal, then look out.
    But the Panama Canal is not U.S. soil – anymore. Remember, we gave it back to them!

  3. Hey, blow up Panama — there’s an idea. I’m sure they’re on his list, somewhere. (Part of the Axis of Evil, perhaps?)

    Anyway, Wiki says:

    In 1953, Congress passed legislation to specify the status of Americans born in the Canal Zone–and to exclude non-Americans born there from citizenship. Title 8, Section 1403 of the United States Code grants citizenship to those born in the Canal Zone with at least one parent who is a United States citizen. This differs from the provision in the Fourteenth Amendment which grants citizenship to all born in the United States, regardless of parental nationality.

    McCain’s parents were U.S. citizens, so I think he’s in. Otherwise he might have to blow HIMSELF up.

  4. @Gretchen: well you just blew up my traffic. 🙂 Good job tracking this down. Did you use one of those new fangled searchemups? Stupid NYT doesn’t know about wiki! They belong in assholemobiles.