Here. His conclusion: "That is, McCain was born in a foreign country, and therefore not eligible to be president, according to the Constitution."
1) You bet if Ron Paul had been born in the Panama Canal Zone, it would be a "MSM conspiracy" even to bring the issue up.
2) In any case, the Constitution doesn't say, "The president cannot have been born in a foreign country." It says the president must be a "natural born" citizen. But it doesn't say what "natural born" means! It could mean, "Born in a US state." Or, "Born in a US state or territory." Or, "Born to American parents."
Let me tell you, folks, if this goes to court the last interpretation is going to win, because the point of the clause was to make sure the president had no foreign allegiance, and the idea that McCain being born on a US military base in Panama makes him a likely agent of Panamanian interests is silly.
This shows the problem with someone like Ron Paul calling for an originalist interpretation of the Constitution. There just isn't any unambiguous, original interpretation available. It's like trying to pick up an 18th-century cookbook, filled with unfamiliar utensils and ingredients and obscure directions, and cook from the recipes with "no interpretation" allowed. It can't be done.
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