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OPEN ADMISSION BY “ORGANIZING FOR AMERICA” IMPLICITLY ADMITS HE IS NOT ELIGIBLE TO BE PRESIDENT
by John Charlton
(Feb. 19, 2010) — Everyone and his uncle, by now, knows that to hold the office of President you have to be a “natural born Citizen” of the United States of America. It’s written, right there, in the U.S. Constitution: Article II, section i, clause 5:
No person except a natural born Citizen, or a Citizen of the United States, at the time of the Adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the Office of President; neither shall any Person be eligible to that Office who shall not have attained to the Age of thirty-five Years, and been fourteen Years a Resident within the United States.
Many do not know that a “native” U.S. Citizen is a larger class of citizens who do not necessarily have U.S. Citizen parents but who are born on U.S. soil. Native citizens are thus not eligible to be president.
But the Democratic National Committee wants you to tell all your friends that Obama is not eligible to be President. They do this at the website for Organizing for America, which is an official project of the DNC, wherein they proclaim that Obama is a native born citizen:
Smears claiming Barack Obama doesn’t have a birth certificate aren’t actually about that piece of paper — they’re about manipulating people into thinking Barack is not an American citizen.
The truth is, Barack Obama was born in the state of Hawaii in 1961, a native citizen of the United States of America.
Next time someone talks about Barack’s birth certificate, make sure they see this page.
The Post & Email is doing its part to make sure you see that page. Here is the link:
For those actually interested in what the Supreme Court of the United States thinks on the subject of what a Natural Born Citizen is, see our article, “4 Supreme Court Cases Defined the term Natural Born Citizen.”
In recent years the U.S. Supreme Court has also defined what a native born citizen is. In the case Rogers vs. Bellei, April 5, 1971, the Court ruled:
3. Apart from the passing reference to the “natural born Citizen” in the Constitution’s Art. II, 1, cl. 5, we have, in the Civil Rights Act of April 9, 1866, 14 Stat. 27, the first statutory recognition and concomitant formal definition of the citizenship status of the native born: “[A]ll persons born in the United States and not subject to any foreign power, excluding Indians not taxed, are hereby declared to be citizens of the United States . . . .” This, of course, found immediate expression in the Fourteenth Amendment, adopted in 1868, with expansion to “[a]ll persons born or naturalized in the United States . . . .” As has been noted above, the amendment’s “undeniable purpose” was “to make citizenship of Negroes permanent and secure” and not subject to change by mere statute. Afroyim v. Rusk, 387 U.S., at 263 . See H. Flack, Adoption of the Fourteenth Amendment 88-94 (1908).
Therefore, how can it be that Obama’s own party proclaims that he is ineligible to hold the office of President and yet recognizes him as such?
The only possible conclusion is that they must no longer regard the U.S. Constitution as the law of the land!