IN A CLASS BY ITSELF
(May 3, 2011) — I cringe every time I see “ship” tacked onto the term “natural born citizen.” In my humble opinion, that should never be done! It only serves to further confuse those who do not understand that the status of being a natural born Citizen has absolutely zero to do with any form of legal citizenship, as in “naturalized citizenship” and “native citizenship.”
There is, therefore, a huge difference between being a legal citizen of either of the above forms and being a natural born Citizen.
One can become a legal citizen in various ways, mainly by simply being born in the U.S. (a native citizen) or by becoming a naturalized citizen. Both of those kinds of citizenSHIP are granted and controlled by statute of law.
However, one can attain the status of being a natural born Citizen only at the moment of birth. Laws do not grant or control becoming a natural born Citizen. Only one’s circumstances of birth can do so; and it can only occur at the moment of birth. In other words, again, being a natural born Citizen is not a legal form of citizenSHIP in the same way as is being a native citizen or a naturalized citizen. If that were NOT the case, there would be some statute of law somewhere in the U.S. Code that mentions the term “natural born Citizen;” but there is not.
As important as it is relative to one becoming eligible for the presidency, the fact is that the term “natural born Citizen” is simply a description of a set of circumstances that must occur at the time of one’s birth in order to meet one of the three Constitutionally- mandated requirements for the presidency. Once that is understood, it clears up any confusion about the naturalization process resulting in some nonexistent “mixed classification” between the status of being a natural born Citizen and dual citizenship.
You can learn all the different conditions of becoming a natural born citizen here.
However, for the purposes of this discussion, I will only mention that in order to become a natural born Citizen, one MUST have TWO citizen parents.
Once that is understood, it can also be understood that Obama’s lack of eligibility does not revolve solely around a birth certificate. It matters not where he was born, since he had only one citizen parent. That is, regardless of where he was born, he was not a natural born Citizen at birth.
We know by Obama’s own admission that Barack Obama, Sr. was never a U.S. citizen and therefore could not have been a U.S. citizen when Obama Jr. was born.
Obama’s own website says the following:
When Barack Obama Jr. was born on Aug. 4,1961, in Honolulu, Kenya was a British colony, still part of the United Kingdom’s dwindling empire. As a Kenyan native, Barack Obama Sr. was a British subject whose citizenship status was governed by The British Nationality Act of 1948. That same act governed the status of Obama Sr.‘s children.
Since Sen. Obama has neither renounced his U.S. citizenship nor sworn an oath of allegiance to Kenya, his Kenyan citizenship automatically expired on Aug. 4, 1982.
From that information, we know (1) that Obama’s FATHER was both a Kenyan citizen AND a British subject at the time Obama, Jr. was born, (2) that via birthright, Obama Jr. was also a Kenyan citizen AND a British subject at the moment he was born; and, (3) Obama Jr. continued to be a Kenyan citizen until he was 21 years of age! This, in turn, means (4) that unless Obama Jr. became a naturalized U.S. citizen at some point, he has yet to become any kind of legal U.S. citizen of ANY kind!
Any one of the above facts, 1 through 3, which have been admitted to by Obama Jr., excludes him from being a natural born Citizen. Therefore, he was not at birth, is not now, and NEVER can be eligible to become president!
How, then, can he be president at all, now or ever? The simple fact is that he cannot be and is not!
Some say he was “elected,”’ and therefore, we have to live with the “‘fact” the he is “‘president.”
Not true. No election can change the Constitution!
The only way the Constitution can be changed legally is via the process of adding an amendment. The Constitution STILL clearly states that only a natural born Citizen can become president, because no amendment has been added to change that requirement for the presidency.
Therefore, Obama is NOT president! Usurper, yes; but not president!
Sharon Rondeau has operated The Post & Email since April 2010, focusing on the Obama birth certificate investigation and other government corruption news. She has reported prolifically on constitutional violations within Tennessee’s prison and judicial systems.