Oooh doesn't this argument get under your skin? Even more annoying is how often I hear it. The US deserves no pats on the back for being able to look past a person's epidermal melanin content when electing one of their own citizens for President. Apparently, though, not everyone can, and there are still people that do not believe people of darker complexion are even allowed to be citizens. So, whenever you hear someone trump out the "but we have a black president" argument, please let them read the story about this asshole, who has actually filed a suit to bar Barack Obama from appearing on the State ballot.
The best part?
As stated above, for an Individual to be a Candidate for the Office of President of the United States, the Candidate must meet the qualifications set forth in the United States Constitution and one of those qualifications is that the Candidate shall be a "natural born Citizen" of the United States. As Barack Hussein Obama II is of the "Mulatto" race, his status of citizenship is founded upon the Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution. Before the [purported] ratification of the Fourteenth Amendment, the race of "Negro" or "Mulatto" had no standing to be citizens of the United States under the United States Constitution.
Of course. Someone better tell Condoleeza Rice, Colin Powell, Allen West and Herman Cain that none of them are or have illegally held office in the US because guess what? None of them are citizens.
Gordon Warren Epperly, you disgust me.