Well, the cable networks are finally giving the Obama birth certificate/natural born citizen issues some air time. Right? Well, not exactly.
Last week the words “Obama, ineligible to be president, and birth certificate” were spoken over at FOX and at CNN. The Lou Dobbs radio show devoted a significant amount of time to the topic and asked the question we have been asking for months, “Why not release the darn birth certificate?” No need to ask that question anymore. It hasn’t been released because it has information on it that would prove Obama has no right to be called President.
The Dobbs radio show was in sharp contrast to the televised segment hosed by Kitty Pilgrim. Instead of giving us honest reporting, most of the FACEOFF segment was spent defending Obama and trying to “debunk” the legitimate issues surrounding Obama’s refusal to produce ANY documents supporting his claim to American citizenship.
It appears the only reason CNN focused on the ongoing issues surrounding Obama’s birth certificate was to take issue with Dr. Orly Taitz and Alan Keyes and to make them look foolish. The CNN segment ran 6:45; of which more than 3 minutes were spent defending Obama’s phony COLB (certificate of live birth). Using Annenberg’s Fact Check and two announcements of Obama’s birth in Hawaiian newspapers to buttress the claims that this story has been “thoroughly investigated” and reported, Pilgrim sucked up air time and droned on and on. It wasn’t until the last 30 seconds of the segment that Taitz had time to mention Obama’s dual citizenship, and that was virtually drown out as the segment was fast coming to a close.
Watch the video and ask yourself if you think Obama’s ineligibility to serve as POTUS was given a fair hearing.
Here’s the ongoing major problem with most of the focus on Obama’s birth certificate. The focus on the birth certificate has obscured the larger issues with Obama’s claim to US citizenship. The MSM’s “analysis” of Obama’s Hawaiian/Kenyan birth never gets any further than his mother was a citizen of this country. Those who want to silent us use, “She was an American citizen, case closed.” In truth, I’ll bet you couldn’t find two “reporters” in the MSM who could give an explanation of the differences between a citizen, a natural born citizen, a naturalized citizen.
As Leo Donfrio (Donfrio v. Wells) has said numerous times and in various ways:
It’s obvious that the framers drew a distinction between the meaning of “citizen” and the meaning of “natural born citizen”. A “citizen” can be Senator or Representative, but in order to be President one must be a natural born citizen.
In order to be a natural born citizen BOTH parents have to citizens of this country. Team Obama has embraced his father’s nationality. This cannot be side stepped. That means the best case scenario for Obama is he was born with dual citizenship. The Constitution does not allow for our country’s President to hold dual citizenship.
In reality, there is a strong legal case to be made that Obama was born a British citizen. Obama’s father was born in Kenya and was a British citizen at the time BHO was born. Because his mother was too young enough to confer her citizenship to Obama, it was Obama’s father’s nationality that was passed onto Obama. This is a FACT, end of story.
Again, from Donofrio:
It’s the difference between a fact and a legal status.
Whether you are a natural born citizen is a fact of nature which can’t be waived or renounced, but your actual legal citizenship can be renounced. The difference is subtle, but so very important. “Natural born citizen” is not a different form of “citizenship”. It is a manner of acquiring citizenship. And while natural born citizens may end their legal tie to the country by renouncing citizenship, they will always have been naturally born into that nation as a citizen.
Although this has been stated elsewhere, this comment from Watching the Nation succinctly states the legal status of Obama:
According to common law and Vattel (mentioned above) it seems the term “natural born” was and is and has always been understood to mean born to parents who are citizens (with an s) (and with emphasis on the father) of the United States.
What we have in our current president is a man who is the child of a British national.
Whether Obama was born in Hawaii, or Kenya, or Timbuktu, doesn’t matter one whit. His father’s nationality was passed on to him, thus making Obama ineligible to be President of the United States!