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FROM THIS WRITER’S PERSPECTIVE
by Sharon Rondeau
(Sep. 15, 2011) — The three major reasons why Barack Hussein Obama is not eligible to the U.S. presidency are:
1. Obama’s father was a foreign national and not a U.S. citizen. Extensive research has shown that the citizenship of the parents, or at least the father, is vital to the child’s being a “natural born Citizen,” as required by Article II, Section 1, clause 5 of the U.S. Constitution.
This historical fact has been obscured and obliterated by those who support Obama’s faux presidency, perhaps purposely confusing “native born,” or born within the physical boundaries of the United States, with “natural born,” which means owing no allegiance to any other country. John Jay, one of the founding fathers, had been particularly concerned with foreign influence on the offices of the president and vice president. In order to be “natural born,” a person must have descended from parents, or at least a father, who was a U.S. citizen at the time of his birth. The parents’ citizenship could have come about by their having been natural born Citizens themselves or having come legally to the United States and gone through the naturalization process legislated by Congress.
The issue of parental citizenship was raised in 1916 by Breckinridge Long, a lifelong Democrat and member of the Wilson administration, who contended that Wilson’s opponent in the 1916 election was not a “natural born Citizen” by virtue of his foreign-citizen parents. The contender, Charles Evans Hughes, had been born on U.S. soil.
Chester Arthur, who became president after President James Garfield was assassinated, is reported to have concealed the fact that his father was not a naturalized U.S. citizen at the time of his birth. If that was a requirement, then Arthur was eligible for neither the presidency nor the vice presidency, an issue which was raised by Atty. Arthur P. Hinman at the time. There is evidence that Chester Arthur was not a U.S. citizen at all, but rather, a subject of Great Britain.
The Congressional Research Service (CRS) memos issued by Atty. Jack Maskell to assist members of Congress in responding to their constituents’ demand for proof of Obama’s eligibility and that of Sen. John McCain asserted that Obama was eligible because of his purported birth in Hawaii and that McCain was eligible because he had two U.S.-citizen parents, thereby utilizing a double standard. The initial CRS memo falsely states that the U.S. Supreme Court had “explained…over the course of a number of years” that a person’s birth within the U.S. determined his “natural born” status; rather, the case cited, Wong Kim Ark, actually decided on the issue of “citizenship” and not “natural born” citizenship.
2. Having used his birthplace as the basis for his claim of eligibility, there exists a plethora of evidence that even that contention is false. If it is true that Obama was born outside the country, then even his “native born” citizenship status, which would not qualify him for the presidency, is at issue. There is also a question of why Obama appears to be using a stolen Social Security number issued in the state of Connecticut where he never worked, lived, nor attended school and which has been flagged by the federal E-Verify system as “likely fraudulent.” If Obama were a “natural born Citizen,” why are there questions about his social security number?
3. The first CRS memo contended that the Certification of Live Birth which appeared on the internet in June 2008 was sufficient to prove Obama’s birth in Hawaii, yet another image was presented on April 27, 2011. If the latest birth certificate presented to the public by Obama is a forgery as many experts have claimed and which was predicted, then he is guilty of fraud, forgery, and possibly multiple felonies. While the Constitution does not specifically prohibit a person from serving as president if he is accused or even convicted of a crime, President Richard Nixon was forced to resign or face possible prison time following the revelations of his role in the Watergate scandal. Obama has been accused of treason by thousands of American citizens but refused to address the charge.