Is Bobby Jindal eligible to be President?

“No Person except a natural born Citizen,”…

Here we go… As far as I can tell, neither of Bobby Jindal’s parents were US citizens at the time of his birth – he was born 6 months after his parents arrived in America, meaning he wasn’t even conceived in the United States.

I don’t think many people would argue he is not a US citizen, but some will surely argue that he doesn’t meet the requirements of being a natural born citizen.

Those those still trying to argue that Barack Obama is not a natural born citizen despite having a Hawaii birth Certificate, and his mother was a US citizen living in the US… this will be difficult to argue against.

Republicans have no self control. Everyone wants into the act. Hillary is cackling her way down the aisle, laughing all the way to the bank

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5 Responses to Is Bobby Jindal eligible to be President?

  1. Art Stone says:

    So Governor Jindal is advocating abolishing the Supreme Court to “Save Money”?

    Paging Mark Levin! Please pick up the Brown Courtesy Phone. You are needed to resolve a Constitutional Dispute

  2. CC1s121LrBGT says:

    “natural born” (rather than naturalized) is the Constitutional requirement. I am not a legal scholar but that implies to me that it must be someone that is a US citizen at the time of his or her birth, rather than where someone is born or to whom.

    So Ted Cruz is and always will be a natural born US citizen that was born in Canada. Should the law change and exclude babies born outside the US, they would not be “natural born” citizens but Ted would remain “natural born”.

    • Art Stone says:

      The issue has three basic areas – black and white, gray, and kook.

      The “subject to the jurisdiction of” is really the biggest aspect. If Bobby Jindal was eligible for an Indian Passport and legally able to be drafted into to Indian army, he has a problem.

      John McCain was born to two U.S. Citizens, so had natural born citizenship no matter where he was born, albeit the Hospital was in the Panama Canal Zone

      The intent of the Founders was they didn’t want interlopers from France or England (or Canada) coming to the country and try to draw the U.S. Into the disputes in Europe.

      Here is the gray area the state department has to deal with all the time. Woman in country “x” gives birth to a baby and goes into the consulate. She is not a U.S. citizen, the baby was not born in the U.S., but she claims the father is a U.S. citizen, and maybe even has an America man with her who says he is the father. It’s very unlikely the baby will be declared a U.S. citizen.

      I tend to go with the “Anchor Baby” interpretation – that he was issued a birth Certificate by Louisiana and that’s all that matters.

      It’s the Free Republic types who have a problem, as they created more and more elaborate theories why the United States had to reject the President we elected – things like “his mom changed his name”, “he was adopted by her new husband”. I’m pretty sure the principle is that where citizenship is ambiguous, the child has the right to decide when they reach the age of being an adult. Parents cannot give away the citizenship birthright of their child.

      I would rather clear the air now rather than someone wanting to argue very late in the election and creating confusion at the worst possible time

    • Art Stone says:

      Addressing Cruz specifically, and tying it back to my country “X” example – Mom’s citizenship is the more important as it is the easier to prove since she gave birth (although some day embryo implants might further complicate this). She was born in Delaware, clearly a “natural born citizen”. Dad was a Cuban refugee. Cruz having been born in Canada was entitled to either US, Canadian or maybe even Cuban citizenship.

      The kook position is to run for president, both parents themselves had to be “natural born citizens” – that neither parent could be a non-citizen or naturalized citizen.

      I’m still holding out that Barack Obama’s dad was actually Frank Marshall Davis, but that spilled milk long ago flowed over the dam.

  3. Frank says:

    Fourteenth Amendment, “Section 1. All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside.” Ergo, Bobby ‘natural-born’ citizen. PERIOD. So is Marco Rubio. So is Barack Obama (unfortunately).

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