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WHY OBAMA CAN NEVER BE ELIGIBLE
by Dr. Kate Vandemoer, ©2011
(Apr. 3, 2011) — Satire aside, the failure of Barack Hussein Obama to prove that he is a natural born citizen eligible to the Presidency under Article II, Section I, Clause 5 of the Constitution is one of the most serious breaches of protocol in United States history. We do ourselves, America, and future generations no favor by satirizing or ignoring this issue.
Now that Donald Trump has forcefully brought this issue into the public view, it may be useful to review the basic problems of Mr. Obama’s failure to prove his natural born citizenship that now cause Mr. Trump, as well as 91% of Americans, to doubt his birth story.
Fact. The Constitution requires that the President be a natural born Citizen, which is not the same as a Citizen under the 14th Amendment. The term ‘natural born’ Citizen is a national security safeguard to ensure that the Commander-in-Chief of the U.S. Armed Forces does not have dual or multiple allegiances. If the Founders had thought a ‘citizen’ was sufficient for the Presidency, the words ‘natural born’ would not have preceded the word ‘citizen’ in Article II:
Fact. Mr. Obama has already admitted that at birth he had dual citizenship from his father, a British subject, and his mother, an American citizen. This is irrespective of birth place, and thus ‘the birth certificate’. The Constitution requires singular allegiance to the United States at birth. Obama thus was never eligible for the Presidency under the requirements of Article II.
Fact. Mr. Obama has already admitted he was then adopted by an Indonesian national and became an Indonesian citizen in order to attend school there. No record exists as to whether Mr. Obama renounced this Indonesian citizenship when he returned to the United States. Thus Mr. Obama would appear to have multiple citizenships: British, Kenyan, Indonesian, and American. The Constitution requires singular allegiance to the United States.
Fact. The Fourteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution establishes the conditions for U.S. citizenship, not ‘natural born’ citizenship. Fourteenth Amendment citizens are not natural born citizens. The Fourteenth Amendment did not modify, replace, or change Article II, Section I, Clause 5 of the Constitution.
Without mentioning the ‘birth certificate’ at all, Mr. Obama failed to qualify for the Presidency under Article II, and has failed the tests of the Twelfth, Twentieth, and Twenty-Fifth Amendments of the Constitution. Under any of these provisions of the Constitution, Obama can be relieved of duty with an orderly succession of officers that ensures the continuity of government.
Editor’s Note: Dr. Vandemoer maintains a blog on constitutional issues and is host of the program “Walls in Our Minds” on Revolution Radio. Please see The Post & Email’s interview with Dr. Kate from September 2010.