Here’s the dirty little secret. They have always known. Who are “they” of which I speak?
I am referring to the numerous groups of well known politicians (from both political parties), esteemed lawyers & Constitutional scholars, media personalities and other people in high places that have known from the beginning that Barack Obama was ineligible to hold the office of POTUS.
Barney Frank, Joe Scarborough, Maxine Waters, Jonathan Turley, John Dean of Watergate fame, and many others including Barack … all have known he was ineligible from the beginning. They have stayed silent or purposely obfuscated the truth because it serves their purpose; which is to by pass the Constitution and set a precedent that would then allow naturalized citizens (not the same as a natural born citizen) to run for office of President.
These are people who fancy themselves globalists. They find the natural born citizen clause to be anti-American(!), un-democratic, discriminatory, antiquated, a relic, pernicious. “They who believe they are superior” and possess this ethereal worldly vision, diminish “we the people” who support adhering to Article II Section 1 Clause 5 of the Constitution … that “imperfect document with flaws Obama ignores at every opportunity. These globalists describe people with contrary views as racists afraid of change and who are paranoid and xenophobic.
Contrary to what most people believe, efforts to by-pass the natural born citizen did not suddenly arise with Obama. He is not the first candidate whose citizenship status at the time of his birth has come into question. One need only go back to the 60’s to see efforts, to see the number of Congressional attempts to put men into power who were disqualified because of this Constitutional requirement. Four well known Republicans of the 60’s and 70’s, Barry Goldwater, Lowell Weiker, and George Romney, Henry Kissinger all had varying problems meeting the natural born citizen test.
In addition to Barney Frank’s attempt proposed amendment in 2000, Orrin Hatch brought forth the Arnold Amendment in 2003. More recently in 2005, two amendments to the Constitution of the United States were proposed.
Democrats Rep. John Conyers, Jr. and Rep.Brad Sherman sponsored H.J.RES.2 would require 20 years of citizenship for naturalized Americans to be eligible to hold the Office of President.
A similar resolution, H.J.RES.42, was introduced by Rep. Vic Snyder and cosponsored by Christopher Shays. It would require 35 years of citizenship for naturalized Americans to be eligible to hold the offices of President and Vice President.
Which bring us to the 2008 election. Was there a conspiracy to get Obama elected as this country’s first ineligible President as defined under Article II. Section 1, (A2 S1 C5 hereinafter) of the Constitution. You bet there was. Maybe conspiracy is too charged a term; a better term might be loosely formed confederation.
What we have is that beginning 2006, when the natural born citizen chatter subsided, a loosely formed confederation decided to steam roll a candidate, Barack Hussein Obama, whose popularity was so great that it was believed this “minor” detail concerning his citizenship status would be overlooked.
This might have worked had McCain won and became the President. Yes, McCain was ineligible to run despite the obvious attempts by Congress to gloss over this with Senate Resolution 511.
Think about it, for the most part, concern for the natural born citizen clause has been mostly “inside the beltway” and “in the weeds discourse” between these groups. To the casual observer or even the most avid political junkie, with the exception of an occasional editorial or an article in a legal publication or journal concern for the natural born citizen clause has flown under the radar. Who knew?
But there was a flaw. Obama’s inability to produce a single document verifying his eligibility as required in the Constitution was simply too big to ignore. Despite the MSM’s obvious heavy handed attempts to ridicule anyone questioning his eligibility and their constant commingling of the terms naturalized citizen with natural born citizens the story has refused to fade.
Obama remains a means to an end for this group of activists. The end game is simple. Eliminate the natural born citizen clause without a Constitutional amendment and anyone from any country could conceivably be elected to the most powerful position in the world having been naturalized and having lived in the US for 20 or more years.
That would mean Arnold Schwarzenegger, Arianna Huffington, Mel Martinez, Jennifer Granholm, Henry Kissinger, Andrew Sullivan, Madeleine Albright, all could run for POTUS and ignore a key component of natural born citizenship as a requirement to hold the most powerful position in the world!
Unfortunately, under this scenario and the laws of unintended consequences, in theory Vladimir Putin could conceivably run for POTUS if he moved to the US became a naturalized citizen and lived in Poughkeepsie, NY or any other town for a specified number of years.
Before you say that couldn’t happen, let me remind you that the Secretary of State in New Jersey allowed Roger Calero, an immigrant born in Nicaragua to place his name on the ballot for POTUS along with the equally ineligible John McCain and Barack Obama.
Tomorrow – Part Two in Their Own Words