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McCain Has Second Thoughts?

It argued, among other things, that:

"If the Panama Canal Zone was sovereign U.S. territory at the time of Senator McCain's birth, then that fact alone would make him a "natural born" citizen under the well-established principle that "natural born" citizenship includes birth within the territory and allegiance of the United States...The Fourteenth Amendment expressly enshrines this connection between birthplace and citizenship in the text of the Constitution."

Questioning the citizenship of our fellow Americans is an ugly thing. I should have thought that Senator McCain, of all people, would have remembered that.

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