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Katwoman
18th January 2010, 10:17
Like his father before him, French publisher, author and political commentator Eric Naulleau was born into a military family assigned to a temporary foreign posting. But because his birth happened abroad, where his father - himself born in Lebanon to a French army father - was serving France's national interests, Naulleau has had to wage a long and surreal battle with the government to prove that he's actually a French citizen. Naulleau is just one of a growing number of French people born outside France or in the country to foreign parents who are now being told they must present documents supporting their nationality if they want to keep it.
"What a lot of people don't realize is that with the increasingly strict obligation to prove your citizenship, you can walk into a state administration today to have your ID or passport renewed, and walk out virtually a stateless person,"

http://news.yahoo.com/s/time/20100118/wl_time/08599195338200

Does anyone else think it a bit disturbing that we require less proof of citizenship from our president than the French require from their average citizen?

Mind you I am not one to say whether Obama is a citizen or not it is just that I think a person who runs for the highest office in the land has an obligation to demonstrate his citizenship to the electorate. I would feel the same way if we were talking John McCain.

PS Sorry for this being in the wrong section.

cabtrom
18th January 2010, 13:48
Eh, who cares. At some point Kat people just accept that Obama is a P.O.S. in the same way many citizens of venezuela have accepted the madness and stupidity of Hugo Chavez. it wont be long before Obama starts taking control of wal-mart and setting wages and prices. Our goal is to just figure out how we can profit from his stupidity.

jlb20
19th January 2010, 16:45
Our goal is to just figure out how we can profit from his stupidity.

I wouldn't call it stupid. Calculated...not stupid. Poor speaker without a teleprompt, but not stupid. Criminal, backstabbing, and a lier. but not stupid. This man has higher asperations than just prez.

maplesilverbug
19th January 2010, 16:50
Does anyone else think it a bit disturbing that we require less proof of citizenship from our president than the French require from their average citizen?

Not at all. Look at the **** America has done/continues to do. I would say it's par for the course. Besides, why are you comparing the two countries? There is zero correlation -- especially since France is a socialist country (y'know, universal health care and all that!), and we all know how much you HATE socialist countries like France and Canada.

So...what are you saying, Kat? That you want the American governmental system to behave more like a socialist system? I think that's called 'cherry picking', dear.

:)

Colonel Clink
20th January 2010, 06:27
Not at all. Look at the **** America has done/continues to do. I would say it's par for the course. Besides, why are you comparing the two countries? There is zero correlation -- especially since France is a socialist country (y'know, universal health care and all that!), and we all know how much you HATE socialist countries like France and Canada.

So...what are you saying, Kat? That you want the American governmental system to behave more like a socialist system? I think that's called 'cherry picking', dear.

:)

To quote Bugs Bunny: " What a marooon; an ultra-marooooooon!" :rolleyes:

maplesilverbug
20th January 2010, 08:12
To quote Bugs Bunny: " What a marooon; an ultra-marooooooon!" :rolleyes:

And...how do you see it?


(btw -- I love maroons!)
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