Synthesis supporter (via advertising) and presidential candidate John McCain may not be eligible for the office he’s running for. At least that’s what some people have been chirping about on the Internet. According to an article posted by Francis Steffan at AmericanVoice.net, McCain’s candidacy may be voided by the rules of the Constitution. Steffan writes:
John McCain was born August 29, 1936 in the Panama Canal Zone, to two U.S. citizens. It’s a common misunderstanding that the zone was a U.S. territory – in fact, the U.S. had lease rights, but not territorial rights.
No Person except a natural born Citizen, or a Citizen of the United States, at the time of the Adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the Office of President; neither shall any person be eligible to that Office who shall not have attained to the Age of thirty five Years, and been fourteen Years a Resident within the United States.
Section 1. All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the state wherein they reside. No state shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any state deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.
This shouldn’t be much of a problem for McCain or his supporters, though. If Bush’s presidency has proved anything, it’s that what’s written in the Constitution is of little concern nowadays. But fuck it, I was voting Obama anyway.