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by Jim Delaney, blogging at Opinerlog


If citizenship is bestowed by one's father, how can Obama be considered a "natural born Citizen" of the United States of America when his father was British?

(May 1, 2011) — Is the “silliness” over, as our thin-skinned and insufferably arrogant Obama characterized the BC issue last Wednesday? Yes. The “silliness” is over.

But, is the eligibility issue settled? Nope!


Without rehashing what should be–but clearly isn’t–obvious to the dissembling press and to both Obama sycophants and defenders, the founders understood that for one to be a “natural born citizen”, words which appear only in the Presidential Clause of the Constitution, one needs to have been born within the jurisdiction of the US (jus soli) AND AND AND be born of US citizen parents (jus sanguinis). At a minimum, to be a natural born citizen a person’s father, from whom a person’s nationality is derived (per E. Vattel’s Law of Nations to which our framers subscribed) must have been a US citizen, this to preclude what the framers believed to be the awful prospect of a president with dual citizenship and loyalties.

His father was a Kenyan, a British subject, at the time of Barack’s birth. Period.

So, assuming that the long form birth certificate FINALLY disclosed by the White House today is the real thing, and I have no reason to believe that it isn’t, we’ve still only solved half the riddle.

In all the mealy-mouthed and deliberately mendacious MSM discussions about the elusive birth certificate, what has continually been lost in the cacophony is the central issue of “natural born citizenship.” Like many others who had reasonable doubts about Obama’s place of birth, I had always felt that even if he had been born on the White House balcony, his presidential eligibility remained in serious constitutional doubt. And so it does today. Nothing has really changed.

In my humble estimation, what Obama, aka Mr. Transparency, intended to pull off  on Wednesday was a clever and cynical ploy to fatally undermine the credibility of the so-called “birthers,” thus shutting down all further probes into his background (education, associations) which still remain shrouded in needless mystery and disturbing suspicion.

And one other lingering question which I’m sure few want to hear: did he legally lose his US citizenship when he was adopted by Lolo Soetoro in Indonesia? And if so, was his US citizenship properly restored upon his return to the USA? I still don’t know the answer to this unsettling question. And until I do, this constitutional issue remains very much alive.

One interesting side note: all along, many detractors on the right (like Karl Rove, among others) speculated that Barry, the quintessential political thug that he is, would deliberately keep the birth certificate issue alive until he was able to divulge the certificate at a politically sensitive moment in his re-election campaign, this to utterly destroy the credibility of the birthers on the left, right and in the middle. Well, even Barry understood that this festering BC issue was weighing heavily against him, and he also knew that it was becoming increasingly more difficult to stop further probing unless he made a big show of disclosing his BC. Thus, his precipitous and haughty disclosure of his BC which he hopes will effectively end any further questions about his murky background and eligibility.

And you know what?  Sadly enough, this strategy just might work. Enough Americans might actually believe that birthers are nothing more than pesky, wild-eyed conspiratorial theorists blinded by their loathing of Obama, his race and his leftist ideology, and that Obama’s integrity and virtue have been unfairly sullied by these brigands. Well, he can hope that’s what most Americans will believe. But, if I were he I wouldn’t count on it.

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  1. Jacquelyn. Yes I thought that too and could even be an excuse to institute martial law. There are already many more police on the streets. They are now talking about a video that BinLaden supposedly left. They will play it up big time and increase “security” by putting out more police and then they’ll say they need help and creep in some national guard. That is the way this admin works.

  2. Truth is that Obama stood before the world and showed the Certification of Live Birth-it is not a bc. He said this was his true and accurate copy by formally announcing it. That said, in his haste because he is so thin skinned, did he forget that on it is Obama senior who is a British,Kenyan national. He has proved he is unqualified to hold the office of POTUS> Period. Every American needs to get out on the street corners and shove this information in the faces of the non belivers. Be sure to tell them also, they have been lied to!

  3. If we are to believe this computer generated BC, O was born a British citizen on American soil because of his British father. In no way can he be a natural born citizen. In no way can he be eligible to serve as president of the United States.

    O’s goal for America is the same as that of OBL. OBL was doing it in a physical way, and O is doing it through legislation.

  4. Jim Delaney says “I have no reason to believe that it isn’t” the real thing, it being O’s long-form of 4-27. That suggests Mr. Delaney has not given much attention to a whole lot of relevant information.

  5. Is it just me or does anyone else think the FRAUD is putting out another false flag with the Bin Laden announcement just to take the focus off of him being illegal! UMMMMM…I think OBL has been dead for years…..he is trying to sway people into thinking he did a great thing by taking out OBL…..just more smoke and mirrors people!

    1. No! You are not alone!

      When it is known with certainty that this government will tell bald face lies to the American people about actual and factual Rules of Constitutional Law….everything they say is now considered a lie in my book!

      I think it is rather impatient on the part of the government to say that they have already disposed of the evidence….oops! I mean buried Bin Laden at sea.

      Just like Timothy McVeigh, when it is common to have convicted murderers on death row for twenty years or more, the government couldn’t wait to execute him so people could not learn more from him if he were to be kept alive for at least a few years.

      Everything the government says or does is now officially suspicious in my opinion.

  6. the BC silliness will not end, until someone gets a footprint of soetero, matched up with the kenyan BC. releasing what he did, is another major crime. he is still an indonesian. he is a lifelong muslim, married to a black liberation theologist. he is a lifelong communist, not socialist. coast provincial in mombasa, is clearly his birthplace. without going to college and many other places, yes, this added questions, to the hundreds of questions that AMERICAN JOURNALISM, just can’t seem to ask. so i’m pretty sure, were on the same page, ah, good job.