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Washington Post Suggests Bilderberg Group to Pick Rubio as Romney’s Running Mate

Via InfoWars:

“Curiously, not many senators seem to be going. In fact, it may be that the only one going from the Senate Foreign Relations Committee is Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), a possible vice presidential pick, who we’re told is flying commercial to attend,” writes Kamen, adding that Rubio’s presence could “help boost his foreign-policy chops” just as a visit with the clandestine Bilderberg Group was key in John Edwards being picked as John Kerry’s number two in 2004.

“Reminds us of a foreign jaunt made by another potential vice presidential pick back in 2004. That would be John Edwards , whose criminal trial is set to begin Thursday in Greensboro, N.C. Edwards gave a speech in June 2004 at the Bilderberg conference that was widely credited as one reason John Kerry chose him,” writes Kamen.

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Some people still don't get it

They don't get that by voting for any of these anointed ones, from either party, YOU ARE VOTING FOR THE VERY SAME THING.

The fact that one man could be so demonized, attacked, and blacked out in the press tells you he's not connected to all of this and HE'S OUR MAN.

Jane Aitken, 35-Year Veteran Teacher
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What is wrong with Marco Rubio?

Marco Rubio is not a natural born citizen. His parents were not citizens of the United States at the time of his birth. Why be hypocrites and nominate someone for the VP slot where the same qualifications apply.

True, but it is more convoluted than that.

This definition was only actually interested in the citizenship of the father. Now you might say, well his father was a Kenyan. Well if we are to continue with our modern gender equality, the mother should also suffice.
Whether you agree with that or not is up to you, I still feel this definition is better than the other definition. The other definition is that natural born citizens are merely native born citizens. I don't buy that one. This definition is at least reasonable.

It's Gonna Be

Jeb Bush

A Romney/Rubio ticket will be Republican suicide.

One of the complaints a lot of Republicans have with Ron Paul is the fact that he's not willing to deport illegals unless they committ an act of violence. Rubio is even FAR softer than Dr. Paul on illegals. Rubio supports the insane interpretation of the 14th amendement that allows for anchor babies and supports a soft form of the Dream Act (which I kind of agree with), but which 90% of Republicans strongly disagree with. Rubio would try to go after the Hispanic vote and in the process would alienate the redneck vote (which Romney definitely does NOT have locked up). Nope, a Romney/Rubio ticket would kill the GOP. But, then again, maybe the GOP needs to die now so a third party can take its place in 2016.

Heh...

First of all Ron Paul *is* willing to do things that would have them self-deport and is likely the strongest candidate on illegal immigration despite what the disreputable Judson Phillips is spreading about him.

this is just GOP ignorance and hypocrisy.

Jane Aitken, 35-Year Veteran Teacher
Ron Paul 2008 Consultant
GOP Woman of the Year 2009
Founder NH Tea Party Coalition (NOT AFFILIATED WITH ANY FAKE 2009 GROUP)
Founder USPEINetwork @ Yahoo (Nat'l Edu Activism Group)
Board Coalition of NH Taxpayers

12 million illegals are not going to self-deport.

In "Liberty Defined", the only time that Dr. Paul hints that he would support a deportation policy is if an illegal or even legal immigrant incited violence or committed a violent crime. It's true that Paul's immigration policy, combined with his economic policies would cure the immigration problem we have far better than any of the other candidates' solutions.

In my opinion, what should be done is first, bring the hundreds of thousands of troops home from abroad and station about 300,000 thousand of them on the Canadian and Mexican borders for the time span of one year. In that one year grace period, allow any illegal immigrant that does not have a violent criminal record (including DUI's) and his/her family that want to, to come forward to their local county Court House and receive legal documentation just as if they had entered the country as guest workers/students/whatever on that day. During that time, any illegal aliens who wish to leave should be allowed to do so undetained. At the end of that one-year grace period, the troops could be pulled off the border, leaving only a better-equipped border police than before, and from then on out, no mandates should be placed on the states by the feds regarding illegals and every illegal immigrant found anywhere should be deported. That would solve the border security problem we have, plus the question of amnesty.

oh goody

Does this mean Rubio will have to give up the Senate to run if Romney is on the ballot?

donvino

As soon as I saw this

As soon as I saw this headline, first thought I had was Rubio isn't a "natural born citizen". It's like they're forcing people on us that aren't to set a precedent. I know the Constitution doesn't specifically spell it out what "natural born citizen" means but we all know through historical letters, Vattel's "Law of Nations", at least one Supreme Court ruling. It needs to be spelled out so we have clarity. You would think with Obama's presidency a precedent has been set but the people have been trying to ask the question for his entire presidency (as well as prior to it). No one has answered the question for the American people so how could a precedent be set? If no one asked or cared, I could see that but they do care.

Wrong.

All honest Constitutional scholars agree that "natural born" means "born of two parents who were both citizens at the time of birth."

It amazes me that the two names we keep hearing the most about as potential Romney V.P.s are BOTH ineligible--Rubio and LA Gov. Bobby Jindahl.

No agenda here. Nothing to see here. Move along, move along....

"Truth is an absolute defense to the charge of paranoia."

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Yep, see image

I posted below..

If Wars Can Be Started by Lies, They Can Be Stopped By Truth.

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Suggests, yeah, right

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If Wars Can Be Started by Lies, They Can Be Stopped By Truth.

Shread the Constitution some more.

Marco is not a Natural Born Citizen as required by the Constitution.His parents were both Cubans living in the US, not US citizens, when he was born.

They're not shredding it

I don't like Rubio or his politics, but I don't think it matters whether his parents were natural-born citizens, so long as he is a natural-born citizen, which he is. If he was born in the United States, he was born "within the jurisdiction of the national government". Prior Supreme Court cases dating as far back as 1844 have held that children born under U.S jurisdiction are natural-born citizens. Lynch v. Clarke, Perkins v. Elg and United States v. Wong Kim Ark all had facts scenarios where the parents of a child born in America were non-citizens, yet every time the Court held the child was a natural-born American, due to the ability of the government to exert its authority over the child at birth.

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Rubio is native born to non citizen parents,

not natural born. He is one step up from an "anchor baby".

All the cases you refer to

address the status of being a "citizen" and "native born citizen". I have yet to find "natural born" in any of the cases you've mentioned. But still looking.
Children of foreign diplomats who are born in the US are not citizens. Native Americans born in the US were not citizens until the Indian Citizenship Act of 1924. Just because you are born on US soil does not automatically make you a citizen much less a Natural Born Citizen.

You have to be more humble.

You have to be more humble. This territory was originally inhabited by Native Americans. It is wrong to perform 'ethnic cleansing' and appropriate other people's resources. It is even worse to appropriate the right to define who is a "citizen" and exclude those who have lived here for centuries. It is not your prerrogative.

Recent Case

Ankeny v. Governor, a case decided by the Indiana Court of Appeals, addresses the Natural Born Citizen Clause as it relates to President Obama's stauts as a natural born citizen and cites both Minor v. Happersett and the Wong Kim Ark decision in support of its holding that persons born in the U.S. with non-citizens as parents are within the meaning of natural-born citizens for purposes of assuming the Presidency.

There isn't any general agreement on this issue either, Lawrence Solum at Michigan would tend to agree that natural-born citizen clause excludes Rubio, while Eugene Volokh at UCLA and G. Edward White at UVA agree with my interpretation that it does not. I don't think there's a straight answer to this question, as is the case with various constiutional issues.

The easiest way to rid ourselves of this confusion is to amend the 14th Amendment and get rid of birthright citizenship. I am not opposed to that. That clears up any issues to be had, since children born here of non-citizens would not even be citizens upon birth.

Natural Born

Neither of Rubio's parents were US citizens at the time of his birth. He's even less qualified for the office of President than Obama. Will the Republican Party prove its contempt for the Constitution with a stunt like this?

I disagree with Rubio on foreign policy but ..

In terms of actual qualification to be president, what matters is HIS place of birth, not his parents' place of birth. Whatever you may think of Rubio, he is constitutionally eligible to be POTUS - at least in that regard.

“Political tags — such as royalist, communist, democrat, populist, fascist, liberal, conservative, and so forth — are never basic criteria. The human race divides politically into those who want people to be controlled and those who have no such desire."

If birth place is all that matters...

why are children born on US soil to parents who are foreign diplomats not citizens? Why were native Americans born on US soil not citizens until the Indian Citizenship Act of 1924?

In answer to your question

The grounds of an embassy or consulate are, for many purposes, considered "foreign soil." American Indian tribes are also, for some purposes, considered "foreign countries". In the cases of American Indian Tribes there are individual treaties governing each, individual case. Also, the Constitution does specifically mention "Indians not taxed". This line is no longer important because of the impact of the 14th Amendment. Frankly, I think it would be extraordinarily dangerous to alter the 14th Amendment as some have suggested - that could create a large class of "stateless people" who are not U.S. Citizens but also have no "home country" they can call home. This would have an extraordinarily large number of unintended consequences.

“Political tags — such as royalist, communist, democrat, populist, fascist, liberal, conservative, and so forth — are never basic criteria. The human race divides politically into those who want people to be controlled and those who have no such desire."

Put Nothing Past The Republican Machine

Maybe the trees won't be at the right height any longer if Romney picks Rubio. Maybe the RonPaulPhoenix will be rising as it ought to.