29 December 2008

Twelve Days of Christmas for the Large Family

This is nice nugget circulating on the chain emails. Very funny, especially if you have more than three children and go to the grocery store.


4 comments:

Latinmassgirl said...

That was funny and so familiar. Too bad they can't sing! ; )

And who are these critics who say seven kids are a large family? I think it sounds like a medium size to me. I think ten is the number to shoot for!

Ted said...

Challenge, can anyone prove this wrong?:–

1. Constitution Article II requires USA President to be “natural born citizen”.

2. BHO’s website admits his dad was Kenyan/British, not American, citizen when BHO was born.

3. BHO is therefore not a “natural born citizen” (irrespective of Hawaiian birth or whether he may be a 14th Amendment “citizen” of USA) — as confirmed in the Senate’s own McCain qualification resolution agreed to by BHO.

4. Supreme Court has already docketed two upcoming conferences, 1/9/09 and 1/16/09 — between dates Congress counts electoral votes (1/8/09) and Presidential inauguration (1/20/09) — to address Berg Case and fashion relief on BHO’s eligibility to be President.

5. Since no facts are in dispute, Supreme Court rules on Summary Judgment to enjoin BHO’s inauguration as President.

6. Therefore, BHO is not inaugurated as President.

7. Vice President Elect Biden is inaugurated Acting President under the 20th Amendment to serve until new President is determined — the procedure for which determination to be set out by Congress and/or the Supreme Court so long as in conformance with the Constitution.

thetimman said...

Well, Ted, I think I can. IF BHO was born in Hawaii, he is a natural born citizen. No one is disputing he was an US citizen at birth. His mother's US citizenship gave him that, apart from the location of his birth. The constitutional requirement of "natural born" citizenship was designed to ensure that the President was born in US territory, so that foreign interlopers couldn't coast in and run things just from citizenship they had at birth or by naturalization.

These days, citizenship is passed (with some qualifications not relevant to this case) by birth to a US Citizen mother or father. But in the past, the law favored those with a US citizen mother, while those who only had a US citizen father had more restrictions. It gets complicated in a hurry, because the naturalization and citizenship at birth laws have changed several times, thus imposing different rules depending on the month and year of birth.

The Supreme Court in the case of Wong Kim Ark v. US established the principle of jus soli-- citizenship by birth inside the US. Other nations, like Germany, for instance, only adhere to the principle of jus sanguinis- citizenship by blood. We have both.

"Natural born", to differentiate itself from garden-variety citizenship at birth, can only have meaning if it means birth within US territory. BHO was a US citizen at birth. If born in Hawaii, he was a natural born US citizen. If born in Kenya, he was not.

The birth certificate is the entire case. All or nothing.

What this has to do with the 12 days of Christmas, I'm sure I don't know. :-)

timh said...

one missing that I got - ReallY!
"Do they all have the same father?"