Defect – Imperfection, flaw, or deficiency.
That which is subject to a defect is missing a requisite element and, therefore, is not legally binding.
Since the summer of 2008, Journolisters in the MSM, numerous members of Congress of both political parties, political pundits, so-called legal experts, and a cadre of other actors on every cable news network, have tried to focus our attention exclusively on one element the natural born citizenship need for POTUS.
Gotta give them credit, they have been a determined lot! The mantra has been consistent and unrelenting. “Obama was born in Hawaii,” they all shout, ergo he is a natural born citizen.
Nothing could be farther from the truth as those of us who have been studying the issue and educating ourselves can attest. If these “deniers” of the Constitution had their way, anyone who could crawl into this country by whatever means could be eligible to be POTUS!
Simply stated, so even an OBOT can understand, there are three elements that complete the natural born citizen requirement. Just like a three-legged stool requires three legs to stand upright, all three elements are needed for the legal requirement for natural born citizenship to be perfected.
Natural born citizenship requires that the person be born on U.S. soil (or a U.S. territory) and that BOTH parents are U.S. citizens at the time of the birth. Natural born citizenship cannot be conferred or acquired at some later date.
Four of Donald Trump’s five children do not meet this requirement because their mothers were born citizens of other countries.
His daughter Tiffany, by Marla Maples, qualifies as a natural born citizen because both of her parents were U.S. citizens at the time of her birth.
What that means is Obama and four of Trump’s children share something in common. NONE of them can meet one of the key elements required to be a natural born citizen.
Obama’s Kenyan father automatically disqualified him for the presidency. Apparently believing that no one in our country could read or cared about the Constitution, Obama’s own website admitted that his citizenship was governed by the British Nationality Act of 1948.
Trump’s first wife Ivana, was born in Czechoslovakia, now the Czech Republic. Ivana did not become a naturalized citizen until 1988. Donald, Jr. was born December 31, 1977, Ivanka was born October 30, 1981, and Eric was born January 6, 1984.
The Donald’s fifth child with Melania is ineligible because his mother is a native of Slovenia. Barron Trump was born in April of 2006 and Melania’s naturalization as a U.S. citizen is unclear at this time.