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Natural Born Citizen

I'm kind of fuzzy on all my political science classes from college, but I don't beleive the constitution defines a natural born citizen. I think it has been interpreted over the years as being a citizen at birth and therefore not having to go through the "naturalization" process that immigrants go through. I don't think it has to do with the place of birth. So even if Obama or McCain were born in China, the fact that one or both of their parents were US citizens, they were automatically "natural born" citizens at birth. McCain's parents were both US citizens. Obama's mother was a US citizen. Unless there is a Supreme Court ruling I have forgotten about or am unaware of (possible - since I've been out of college a loooong time), both are natural born cizitens.

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