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September 2, 2011

Obama's father was a British citizen. How does that affect Obama?

Dear Editor:

The following letter was sent to the Florida Director of Elections today:

Roseanne Catalano
Director- Division of Elections
107 West Gaines St.
Collins Building – Suite 224
Tallahassee, Fl 32399-1050

Dear Ms. Catalano,

If it was a Republican President, I would still write this letter. Something terribly wrong happened in 2008 and I’m sure the American people don’t want a repeat for 2012. I don’t believe that Barack Obama should have been placed on the 2008 ballot, nor be placed on the 2012 ballot. Assuming that the meaning we have for “natural born citizen” is the historically and legally accepted one, then he is not eligible for the Presidency because he does not meet that definition and in accordance with Art. 2, Sect. 1, Clause 5 of the U.S. Constitution.

1. Barack Obama’s father was born a British subject.
2. Barack Obama, Jr. inherited his father’s citizenship.
3. All the evidence shows that Obama was born in Kenya.
4. Both parents must be U.S. citizens to confer natural born citizenship on their children.
5. Barack Obama, Sr. was never a U.S. citizen.
6. Barack Obama, Jr., for that reason alone, is ineligible for the Presidency.


John Jay’s letter to George Washington, July 25, 1787 – “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.”


The U.S. Naturalization Act of 1790 – “And the children of citizens of the United States that may be born beyond sea, or out of the limits of the United States, shall be considered as natural born citizens: Provided, That the right of citizenship shall not descend to persons whose fathers have never been resident in the United States.” (Obama’s father was not a U.S. citizen; rather, a British subject). The Act was repealed in 1795, but not because of any dispute over the meaning of “natural born citizen.”

Schneider v. Rusk, 377 U.S. 163 (1964): “We start from the premise that the rights of citizenship of the native-born (natural born) and of the naturalized person are of the same dignity and are coextensive. The only difference drawn by the Constitution is that only the ‘natural born’ citizen is eligible to be President.

Dred Scott v. Sandford, 60 U.S. 393, 476-77 (1857). “The natives, or natural-born citizens, are those born in the country of parents who are citizens.”

Minor v. Happersett (88 US 162 – 1874) “The Constitution does not in words say who shall be natural-born citizens. Resort must be had elsewhere to ascertain that. At common law, with the nomenclature of which the framers of the Constitution were familiar, it was never doubted that all children born in a country of parents who were its citizens became themselves, upon their birth, citizens also.. These were natives or natural-born citizens, as distinguished from aliens or foreigners. Some authorities go further and include as citizens children born within the jurisdiction without reference to the citizenship of their parents. As to this class there have been doubts, but never as to the first. “

John Bingham, framer of the 14th amendment: “Every human being born within the jurisdiction of the United States of parents not owing allegiance to any foreign sovereignty is, in the language of your Constitution itself, a natural born citizen.” (to any foreign sovereignty is, in the language of your Constitution itself, a natural born citizen.” (Cong. Globe, 39th, 1st Sess., 1291 (Mar. 9, 1866)

Emerich de Vattel’s “Law of Nations,” Book 1, Chap. 19, Sect. 212 – “The natives, or natural-born citizens, are those born in the country, of parents who are citizens.” (In 1814 the U.S. Supreme Court in THE VENUS relied upon and cited Vattel’s “Law of Nations” as the authority in determining the citizenship of a “domicil”. See U.S. Supreme Court, THE VENUS, 12 U.S. 253 and The Venus, 12 U.S. 8 Cranch 253 (1814).. The Law of nations is mentioned in Art. 1, Sect. 8, Clause 10 of the Constitution.

Other References: Supreme Court and lower court decisions defining “natural born citizen.” Shanks v. Dupont, 28 U.S. 242 (1830), Ex parte Reynolds, 20 F. Cas. 582 (C.C.W.D. Ark 1879), United States v. Ward, 42 F. 320 (1890); Wong Kim Ark, 169 U.S. 649 (1898), Ludlam, Executrix, & c., v. Ludlam, 26 N.Y. 356 (1863).


Resolution 511 was about vetting Sen. John McCain to make sure that he was a “natural born citizen.” No attempts were made to vet then Senator Obama for the same thing. Obviously, the vetting cleared McCain and Democrats were satisfied that he was eligible. But the Sponsors of Res. 511 (Senators McCaskill, Coburn, Webb, Leahy, Clinton, Obama) affirmed that Obama is not a natural born citizen. In the text of the Resolution, it says, “Whereas John Sidney McCain, III, was born to American citizens on an American military base in the Panama Canal Zone in 1936: Now, therefore, be it resolved, That John Sidney McCain, III, is a ‘‘natural born Citizen’’ under Article II, Section 1, of the Constitution of the United States.” “American citizens” is plural. BOTH of Obama’s parents had to be U.S. citizens for their son to be eligible. His father never was a U.S. citizen. During one of the hearings, even Sen. Patrick Leahy affirmed this when he said, “Because he (McCain) was born to American citizens, there is no doubt in my mind that Senator McCain is a natural born citizen.” By recognizing that both parents must be U.S. citizens for their child to be a natural born citizen, they acknowledged that Barack Obama was not eligible because his father was not a U.S. citizen. Why wasn’t Sen. Obama vetted on the same issue? Why did the DNC nominate a candidate who wasn’t eligible?


A. Barack Obama’s wife Michelle, during her 8-28-08 speech before LGBT delegates at the Democratic Convention in Denver, remarked that Kenya is her husband’s “home country.” And in a Dec. 2007 fund raiser she made in Tampa, she referred to her husband as, “a Kenyan.”

B. In Oct. 2008, Barack Obama’s Kenyan step-grandmother, Sarah Hussein, said twice in a telephone interview that she was present when her grandson was delivered in the Coast Province Hospital in Mombasa. Her story changed after she conferred with some family members.

C. During the Mar. 25, 2010 session of Parliament, Kenyan Minister of Lands, James Orengo, stated that Barack Obama was born in Kenya, and during the Parliament Session of Nov. 5, 2008, ten members stood to recognize the victory of Obama. Everyone of them noted that the President is a “son of the soil, born in Kenya, roots in Kenya, our brother of Kogelo.”

D. Former Senior Hawaii elections clerk, Tim Adams, submitted a sworn affidavit stating that he was informed by his supervisors that no long-form birth certificate exists for Obama in Hawaii.

E. No hospital has publicly announced that it is the birth hospital of Obama. Kapi’olani Hospital, where Obama claims to have been born, will not confirm or deny Obama’s being born there, even with the knowledge that he has shown a document to the world saying that Kapi’olani was where he was born. For a short period of time, Kapi’olani posted on their website a Jan. 24, 2009 letter written by Obama saying that he was born there. But it was taken down shortly after and there is suspicion that it wasn’t written by Obama.

F. Hawaiian Gov. Neil Abercrombie conducted his own search for Obama’s birth certificate and concluded it doesn’t exist, just something “written down in the archives.” Yet, Obama showed the world his Hawaiian long form birth certificate on Apr. 27, 2011 and of which former Director of the Hawaii Department of Health, Chiyome Fukino, said was, “half typed and half written.”

G.. On April 27, 2011, Obama showed the world a document stating that he was born in Hawaii. This document has come under examination by several scanning and imaging experts, all who have concluded it is a forgery. To date, no official challenges have been made.

H. In July 2011, a subpoena for the release of Obama’s official Hawaiian birth certificate was issued to the Director of the Hawaii Department of Health, Loretta Fuddy. She was ordered to present it at the HDOH offices to California Attorney Orly Taitz on Aug. 8, 2011. She failed to produce it and the District Court of Hawaii has ordered Director Fuddy to appear in court on Sept. 14, 2011 to explain why she did not comply with the subpoena. On Aug. 30, the Court rescheduled it for Nov. 21, 2011.

In 1881, Chester Arthur usurped the Presidency because he too was not a natural born citizen. He lied about the citizenship of his parents.

The American people deserve a constitutionally qualified President, one who is a natural born citizen based on the definition as documented in the historical and legal record. Please look into these matters and let me know if you find them to be true and, if so, what course of action the Division of Elections will take. Thank you kindly.

Jim Black