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by Dr. Kate Vandemoer, ©2011

Why did the DNC run an ineligible person for president in 2008? Weren't there any qualified candidates?

(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.

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  1. Indonesia did NOT ALLOW shared or Dual Citizenship -ONLY SOLE ALLEGIANCE- of ANY kind during the time Obama was there, and his Mother knew that when she took him to Indonesia, (she afterall, was an employee of the Ford Foundation and doing work to bring various industrial and economic modernizations to Indonesia), so she clearly knew the rules and laws about taking her child to that country, as I am sure she would have been informed by the Ford Foundation proprieters, who were (among others) Timothy Geithner’s father and several other “commie” sympathizers.

  2. There is one facet on being eligible for the presidency that is often overlooked. What was John Jay thinking and so concerned about when he sent the letter to Washington?: “Permit me to hint whether it would not be wise and seasonable to provide a strong check to the admission of foreigners into the administration of our national government ; and to declare expressly that the command in chief of the American army shall not be given to, nor devolve on any but a natural born citizen.”

    Idiom: A man is known by the company he keeps [people tend to associate with people like themselves].

    The 0bumm0 cradle to present associations: Fellowing traveling [pro-commie] parents & grand parents, Koran studies [who was he taught were the infidels?], commie Frank Marshall Davis, marxist professors & groups in college, commie domestic terrorists Ayers & his wife Dohrn, American hater & father figure Rev. Wright, almost 20 year attendance in a church that had a non-negotiable commitment to Africa [that’s not America]. Appointments: avowed socialist Carol Browner, avowed commie Van Jones, believer in Maoist philosophy Anita Dunn, etc.

    “My objective in life is to dethrone GOD and destroy Capitalism.”
    ~Karl Marx

    Idiom: Birds of a feather flock together.

    Does 0bumm0’s cradle to the present associations give him the type of profile John Jay feared becoming Commander-in-Chief?

    “We can have no ’50-50′ allegiance in this country. Either a man is an American and nothing else, or he is not an American at all……………..We Americans have many grave problems to solve, many threatening evils to fight, and many deeds to do, if, as we hope and believe, we have the wisdom, the strength, the courage, and the virtue to do them. But we must face facts as they are. We must neither surrender ourselves to a foolish optimism, nor succumb to a timid and ignoble pessimism. Our nation is that one among all the nations of the earth which holds in its hands the fate of the coming years. We enjoy exceptional advantages, and are menaced by exceptional dangers; and all signs indicate that we shall either fail greatly or succeed greatly. I firmly believe that we shall succeed; but we must not foolishly blink the dangers by which we are threatened, for that is the way to fail. On the contrary, we must soberly set to work to find out all we can about the existence and extent of every evil, must acknowledge it to be such, and must then attack it with unyielding resolution. There are many such evils, and each must be fought after a fashion; yet there is one quality which we must bring to the solution of every problem,- that is, an intense and fervid Americanism. We shall never be successful over the dangers that confront us; we shall never achieve true greatness, nor reach the lofty ideal which the founders and preservers of our mighty Federal Republic have set before us, unless we are Americans in heart and soul, in spirit and purpose, keenly alive to the responsibility implied in the very name of American, and proud beyond measure of the glorious privilege of bearing it.”
    ~Teddy Roosevelt

    1. The 14-year residency requirement came to mind when I read your two idioms. It can be argued that a person who chooses to move his residence to a foreign country shows an affinity for a foreign culture. And once having lived in a foreign country, it can be argued that the person picks up foreign ideas, values, customs, etc. I think that is why the Founding Fathers put the 14-year residency requirement into Article II Section 1 Clause 5. They understood that foreign influence could come not only from a foreign birthplace or a foreign parent, but also from having recently resided in a foreign country. Hence, the 14-year residency requirement (the last 14 years prior to becoming President) was like a cleansing period — a time in which a natural born citizen could be cleansed of the foreign influence he/she picked up from the flock of foreigners he/she associated with while living abroad.

  3. Regarding the multiple allegiance fact, Obama has allegiances to both Kenya and Indonesia and no one can deny that but not Britain. He has insulted the Queen and he is giving up British nuclear secrets to the Russians. He has absolutely not allegiance to Britain, at least he isn’t doing them any favors!
    Mrs. Rondeau replies: It’s true that Obama has treated the British horribly; however, if his father is the person he claims, he was born with British citizenship and therefore allegiance.

    1. Mr. Barack Hussein Obama is guilty of 17 counts of Treason and other High Crimes and Misdemeanors. A special prosecutor needs to be appointed by Attorney General Eric Holder and Obama needs to be arrested immediately and held in prison pending completion of the investigation, impeachment and trial! He is a Muslim sympathizer and a communist! In order to safe this country which is imperil and under siege, this needs to happen NOW!

  4. The “Facts” you lay out are indeed “Facts> The problem is, that the “Facts” are all based on Obama’s “Life Story” (which may or may not conform with the documented evidence.
    In order to be “relieved of duty” it would require some sort of formal proceeding that would required documented evidence.
    Fact:: We have no documented proof of Obama’s Citizenship.
    Fact:: We have no documented proof of Who his Father is.
    Fact: We have no documented proof of who his Mother is.
    Fact: Documents may prove Obama’s father to be a US Citizen
    Fact: Documents may prove Obama to have been born in the USA
    Fact Documents may prove Obama to have a US Citizen Mother
    Fact Documents may prove Obama to have a US Citizen Father.
    Fact:Obama’s version of his “Life History” means ” diddly” in formal proceedings unless backed up by verifiable evidence.
    Fact: Obama cannot be “relieved” until we have “Documented proof” of who he is and who his parents are.
    Fact:You should know this.

    1. Given that we have no documented proof of Obama’s citizenship status, how did Nancy Pelosi validate his eligibility as she has sworn in legal election documents? I’ll tell you how. She didn’t. She committed election fraud. Why isn’t she in jail?

    2. For Elmo,

      It’s true what you say that there is a chance that the documents may prove 0bumm0 has 2 American citizen parents. But, it also needs to be realized that he stated in his book “Dreams From My Father” that he had found [prior to 1995] his birth certificate. So if it is different than what 0bumm0 has stated for the past 16 years, and posted on his website via the COLB, hasn’t he committed fraud?

      Why can’t 0bumm0 be arrested & removed from the White House today? He has never provided the necessary proof to meet the requirement to be president under our Constitution.

  5. I must disagree with Dr. Kate when she says, “Thus Mr. Obama would appear to have multiple citizenships: British, Kenyan, Indonesian, and American” because she presents no reason whatsoever to believe that Obama is an American citizen. Indeed, there is no reason to suppose he is a U.S. citizen except a vacuous, unsigned secondary document on the internet.

    I believe that Obama was born in a foreign land to a foreign father and that he never bothered to naturalize. We have a foreigner as our national head of state and commander of all our armed forces. Way to go, Democrats (with the full complicity of Republicans).

    1. Hear! Hear! The Democrats would be smart to nominate someone else who doesn’t have such a big ol’ storm cloud handing over his big ears and pointy head.

  6. Well, well, this morning my time (PST) the liar-in-chief tweets his 2012 re-election bid. What are we missing here folks? Without any proof or verified background the first time around (with success), he plans fraud 2.0 ?

    Something is really wrong. This is not just barry soetero with a lot of progressives and money intent on “fundamentally changing” America. This involves way more. Look at our alphabet agencies, military elites already compromised within to pull off this scale of deceit. A new chapter of ‘destroy America’, in the book, The Audacity of Fraud.

  7. But here’s the real problem and has been all along. Why can’t American Citizens who are knowledgeable about Article 2 Section 1 and the NATURAL BORN CITIZEN clause cry FOUL and be heard? Think about it. If you are for gay rights….you will be heard! If you are pro-abortion….you will be heard! If you are anti-Christian….you will be heard! If you are anti-oil….you will be heard! If you are pro-CONSTITUTION…. AND TRY TO REPORT A VIOLATION OF CONSTITUTIONAL LAW…. SILENCE, WITH A LOUD “BIRTHER” NAME CALLING THAT COMES FROM YOUR REPRESENTATIVES!

    This is where the real danger to America is. America has a renegade government composed of Constitutionally ruthless democrats and republicans who have abandoned the Constitutional concept of a representative government as required by the U.S. Constitution in favor of whatever it is that they want as long as they pay “lip service” to the Constitution.

  8. He has no American BC therefore he has never shown he is a US citizen. He must first prove he is an American citizen.

    Returning from Indonesia, I believe he has to register to remain a US citizen when he becomes a little older or else he might lose his citizenship. This is a requirement for him to do. so he could lose it because of his own inaction. I am not positive on this detail. But I dont believe he gets a free ride.

    Personally, I do not believe he ever had US citizenship. Therefore there was no US citizenship to reclaim.

    Remember he has not shown he ever had US citizenship. Only the book claims that.

    The lies are so deep. Stop believing anything….

    1. A US citizen child who gets a foreign citizenship due to the actions of the parents does not lose his/her US citizenship, until such time the child reaches the age of majority. If the child returns to the US before the age of majority, the child does not need to take any action to regain his/her US citizenship, for he/she never lost it. Upon reaching the age of majority, the child (now an adult) must make a choice.

  9. I think we are all still hopeful Donald Trump will conclude obama’s birth certificate is their focus of distraction and concentrate on the lack of citizenship of his bigamist father.

  10. Considering that Obama’s mother was too young to confer U.S. citizenship on him, that make him solely a British subject at birth. That alone deprives him of natural-born citizenship, regardless of what happened afterward. Additionally, and for all we know, he may be an illegal resident who should be deported to Indonesia. If that is the case, he would probably be granted asylum as happened with his aunt (Zeituni Onyango) after she defied a deportation order and later appealed it, all the while arrogantly saying that Americans owe her a citizenship.

    1. Obama’s mother’s age is irrelevant if Obama was born in the US, as he would be a US citizen (but not a natural born citizen) at birth. Her age is relevant for his US citizenship at birth if he was born outside the US, but then if that were the case then he would have two Presidential disqualifications: foreign birthplace and foreign father.

  11. Very well written and short and to the point.

    One point I must make is this: Obama’s Indonesian citizenship as a child is not relevant to the issue of natural born citizenship. Under fact #2, you correctly state that a natural born citizen has singular allegiance to the US at birth, but leave out the words “at birth” under fact #3 (discussion of his childhood Indonesian citizenship). It is his allegiance status at birth that is governed by the term “natural born citizen”.

    Also, in the 1939 US Supreme Court case of Perkins v. Elg, the court ruled that a child cannot lose his/her US citizenship on account of actions taken by the parent. So, given that Obama was a US citizen (but not a natural born citizen on account of his foreign citizen father) as a child before going to Indonesia, he would have returned to the US as an older child without having ever lost his US citizenship.

    1. It’s up to the people who are natural guardians of the constitution.[federalist #16,last paragraph] to take what action is necessary when their representatives in the federal government concur with the usurpations of another branch &thereby violate their oaths to preserve the constitution. Consult Webster’s 1828 Dictiionary for definitions.

    2. except that his Step-Father Soetoro ADOPTED Obama so that he could go to school in Indonesia (under their laws, ONLY CITIZENS of Indoneisa could attend public schools) which would have to have been reversed by an ABANDONMENT OF ADOPTION, in order for him to again be an American citizen, if he was indeed born in the US and claimed as his birthright through his Mother, that form of “native” citizenship………