I don’t blame lawmakers for wanting to dodge reporters when asked about Obama’s eligibility to hold the office of president. The way the MSM has intentionally marginalized, and narrowly defined the issues there is reason to be fearful without the facts.
From now on you don’t have to duck the questions. Once you are armed with the following you should seek out the MSM and ask why they haven’t done their job.
First and foremost, those of us who now number in the hundred of thousands are not “birthers” the pejorative term used by the MSM to ridicule our efforts to get to the truth. We are patriots. Those defending Team Obama’s actions are either parrots, pawns, or fools. This is not an issue of the extreme right wing of the Republican party. We come from diverse backgrounds, we are black, white, brown, independents, conservatives, former Democrats AND MORE. We are not racists, the now overly used political assisins bomb, hurled to make people duck and run.
Why is this issue so important? Because if the natural born citizen clause of the Constitution is not upheld, anyone including a foreign national could run for office? Before you say that couldn’t happen, it already has… just ask Roger Calero.
Who is Roger Calero? Calero was born in Nicaragua and one of the leaders of the Socialist Workers Party. His name appeared on the presidential ballots in New Jersey, Delaware, Minnesota, New York and Vermont. He isn’t a natural born citizen or even a naturalized citizen. Calero is a permanent resident alien with a green card yet he was certificed to run. When Leo Donofrio sued the New Jersey Secretary of State it was because she allowed Obama, McCain (with his own natural born citizenship probems) and Calero to run without verifing their eligibilty.
If Obama’s natural born citizenship isn’t validated, precedence will have been set that will allow future candidates to ignore this Constitutional requirement. Governor Schwarzenegger could become President even though he was born in Germany. This is a sneaky way to sidestep the Constitution. This is why Chris Matthews and a host of others over at MSNBC, CNN, etc. don’t want new legislation introduced that would require future candidates to provide conclusive proof that they are natural born citizens. Should this escape anyone’s attention, that would also mean Obama running for a second term!
There are a host of lawmakers and attorneys (Jonathan Turley and John Dean) who are well versed in this topic & who have chosen to look the other way because they believe the natural born citizen clause is no longer necessary. Rather than do the hard work and pass a Constitutional amendment, they remain silent on this issue. Congresss hasn’t been silent on this issue. Just look at House Resolution 88 and CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT TO ALLOW FOREIGN-BORN CITIZENS TO BE PRESIDENT and the hearing before the subcommittee on the Constitution of the One Hundred and Sixth Congress.
Why this needs to be resolved before another piece of legislation is passed … if Obama is ineligible then nothing in his Administration is legally binding, his cabinet appointments, his czars, all legislation including the $787 billion dollar stimulus bill. That means Geithner is gone, Gibbs gone, Biden gone … I don’t have to go on and on, do I? No wonder Roland Martin got hysterical on Lou Dobbs the other night. He knows it’s over and saying its too late because Obama is already President is flat out wrong!
Was Obama born in Hawaii? Maybe, but it doesn’t matter because his citizenship status at the time of his birth was British. His Kenyan father was a British national whose citizenship was passed onto to son. His mother was too young to pass her citizenship onto her child because she was underage at the time. Is Barack a citizen today, after all his mother was born in the US. The answer is maybe, but even if it is a resounding YES, the best case scenario for him is he was born with dual citizenship and that disqualifies him. PERIOD!
What’s so important about being a natural born citizen? This is from Constitutionally Speaking:
Historical Fact #3: Additionally, in 1800, Charles Pinckney ( Continental Congress (1777-78 and 1784-87) and S.C. state legislature (1779-80, 1786-89, and 1792-96) said the presidential eligibility clause was designed to insure…attachment to the country:
“What better way to insure attachment to the country than to require the President to have his American citizenship through his American Father and not through a foreign father. Any child can be born anywhere in the country and be removed by their father to be raised in his native country. The risks would be for the child to return later in life to reside in this country bringing with him foreign influences and intrigues.”
As Leo Donfrio said on his blog this morning, our Founding Fathers set a higher standard of citizenship in order to become POTUS. Natural born citizenship is a higher form of citizenship and it is different from being a naturalized citizen or a dual citizen.
The following is from outside the country and Canada Free Press, since we cannot rely on the MSM to tell us the truth:
By JB Williams Wednesday, June 10, 2009
I can’t remember any time in my life when more was at stake.
In the end, it all comes down to the U.S.Constitution. It either stands as written and ratified, or it is a meaningless piece of paper of no use to any American ever again.This is the Constitutional Crisis so many worried about when Obama chose to seek an office he refused to demonstrate his eligibility for. It should have never been allowed to happen.