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It has been said that if you want to know what is going on in Washington, just look at the record. From the record, it appears that as the clamoring began over the fact that Sen. John McCain was born in the Panama Canal Zone to American citizens (serving in the military), Barack Obama attached himself to McCain’s cause as a means of protecting himself as well.
A bill known as S. 2678: Children of Military Families Natural Born Citizen Act. The bill was co-sponsored by Sen. Barack Obama (D-IL), Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-NY), Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ), and Sen. Thomas Coburn (R-OK), in February 2008. This Act attempted to allow the Senate to make changes to the Constitution’s Article II, Section 1, Clause 5 with reference to the definition of “natural born citizen” and that requirement as it applies to the eligibility of the President of the United States. This bill met the same defaet that similar changes to the Naturalization Act had faced.
Is there irony in the fact that this legislation was sponsored by Presidential candidates in the midst of the elction, one now being the subject of more than 30 lawsuits, challenging his eligibility!
A review of the S 2678 and Senate Resolution 511 in more depth: http://investigatingobama.blogspot.com/2009/01/obama-knew-he-wasnt-eligible-for-potus.html
Google cahe of the Senate 2678: http://126.96.36.199/search?q=cache:-8mxNrTuzJsJ:www.jcics.org/natural%2520born%2520summary%2520