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by Sharon Rondeau

What was the Framers’ intent by including the “natural born Citizen” clause?

(Dec. 18, 2012) — Three of Arizona’s 11 electors on Monday reportedly expressed doubts during the election ceremony that Obama is eligible to serve as president, with the Associated Press reporting one of the constitutional requirements as “native-born citizen.”

Article II, Section 1, clause 5 of the U.S. Constitution requires the president to be 35 years of age, a resident within the United States for at least 14 years, and a “natural born Citizen.”  Many scholars and constitutional attorneys have stated that the Founders’ intent in including the term was to assure allegiance to the United States by the candidate having parents, or at least the father, citizens of the country prior to the candidate’s birth.  A former Democrat Secretary of State had claimed that a challenger to President Woodrow Wilson in 1916 was not a natural born Citizen because his parents, and specifically his father, were British citizens at the time of his birth on U.S. soil.

Also at issue is whether or not Obama, who admitted having dual citizenship at birth on his now-defunct “Fight the Smears” website, could be considered a “natural born Citizen.”

Several Secretaries of State had contemplated omitting Obama’s name from their respective state ballots when ballot challenges were filed raising questions of Obama’s birthplace, Social Security number and other open questions.  Arizona Secretary of State Ken Bennett, who will be testifying about his state’s election process on Wednesday to the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee, had waited more than two months for a response from Hawaii regarding whether or not its Department of Health could verify the information on the image presented to the public in April 2011.  Bennett said on Monday that he “did not share the views” of the three electors who voiced concerns about Obama’s eligibility.

Cold Case lead investigator Mike Zullo had stated prior to the election that Bennett was making a mistake by accepting Hawaii’s affirmation of the information on Obama’s purported long-form birth certificate.  At the March 1 press conference held by Zullo and Arpaio, they stated that they knew the type of computer and time frame during which the image was uploaded to the White House server and were seeking the people in the chain of command who “gave permission to upload the file.”

Hawaii has been unresponsive to The Post & Email regarding Arpaio’s investigation and press conferences but had reportedly written an op-ed which was widely circulated by the Associated Press and other mainstream outlets.

Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach had considered leaving Obama’s name off of the ballot there until an objector withdrew his challenge because of alleged intimidation.

Presidential candidate Cody Robert Judy and Democrat registered voter Michael Voeltz have open cases challenging Obama’s constitutional eligibility.  Judy’s case is pending with the U.S. Supreme Court, while Voeltz’s case has been refiled in Florida.  His attorney, Larry Klayman, also has a case filed in Alabama.  Last week, Atty. Orly Taitz filed a case in California asking for a stay of the certification of the electoral votes and was given seven days to submit evidence to the court.

Taitz also has a pending case in Mississippi in which Obama, Obama for America, and numerous other defendants have been accused of racketeering and fraud.  Taitz has told The Post & Email that the attorneys representing Obama and the Democrat Party of Mississippi have intimidated all of the plaintiffs on the case, resulting in two of them asking to have their names removed.

As the electors were casting their votes on Monday, a criminal complaint against them was awaiting funding to be officially filed, although a notice was sent to “proper officials” contending election fraud and ineligibility on the part of the Obama campaign.  Numerous examples of fraud and election fraud have been reported but not acted upon by the FEC, Secretaries of State, governors, or attorneys general.

Maricopa County, AZ Sheriff Joe Arpaio investigated the long-form birth certificate image presented to the public on April 27, 2011 claimed by Obama to be a certified copy of the document held by the Hawaii Department of Health and announced in two press conferences that it was a “computer-generated forgery.”  Arpaio received death threats after launching the investigation, but the perpetrator was located and apprehended.

Others have received death threats for investigating Obama’s background, but the authorities have taken no apparent action.

In 2008, Sen. John McCain was “declared” by the U.S. Senate, through Senate Resolution 511, a “natural born Citizen” because he was born to two U.S. parents, although in the Panama Canal Zone.  Obama was not held to the same standard, and after his inauguration, the Congressional Research Service issued several memoranda obscuring the fact that parental citizenship had historically been a determining factor in whether or not a person was a “natural born Citizen.”

Regarding questions of birthplace, Obama has apparently reported it to be both Kenya and Hawaii over the course of his lifetime.  His literary agent had published a biography in print for more than 16 years stating that he was born in Kenya which had been uncontested, but in 2007 Obama asserted that he had been born in Hawaii.  There is evidence that Obama was or became an Indonesian citizen during his youth.  His school, medical and college records have never been released.  In a California court case, an attorney for Occidental College stated that “Courts do not like to rule on things that do not exist.”

Real estate mogul and television personality Donald Trump has hypothesized that Obama attended college as a foreign student, which would have meant that he claimed foreign citizenship in order to gain access to foreign scholarship money.  An offer of $5,000,000 to a charity of Obama’s choice made by Trump shortly before the election was ignored.

Some researchers have made the claim that “Barack Hussein Obama” is a “synthetic identity” and that Obama is actually the son of Malcolm X and Jo Ann Newman of New York City.

Later in the AP article, the constitutional requirements of president are correctly quoted, including the term “natural born Citizen.”  A native-born citizen is believed to refer to a person born on U.S. soil under the provisions of the 14th Amendment.  After the 2010 midterm election, questions over the American citizenship of “anchor babies” whose parents owe allegiance to another country arose with some members of Congress.  There is no mention of the term “native born citizen” in the U.S. Constitution or Bill of Rights.

On December 7, Carl Gallups of the YouTube PPSimmons Channel had reported that breaking news could be on the horizon regarding the Arpaio investigation before the January 6, 2013 Congressional certification date.

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