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CITIZEN ASKS STUDENT ORGANIZATION TO UPHOLD THE CONSTITUTION IN REGARD TO PRESIDENTIAL ELIGIBILITY
by Kathleen Gotto
(Nov. 27, 2011) — The following letter was sent to the president of the student organization, Colorado Election Law Project (CELP), at the University of Colorado Law School:
Dear Ms. Lennon,
I have contacted both the Colorado Secretary of State and Attorney General Suthers for information on how I can register a protest against an ineligible person running for U.S. president in the 2012 elections. The SOS (see below) said to contact the AG; however, Mr. Schler (the individual I spoke with in the SOS office) stated that it was the two political parties which were responsible for certifying their candidates. In 2008, Nancy Pelosi sent Hawaii one certification attesting that Mr. Obama met the constitutional requirements to be on the ballot, but omitted the constitutional eligibility part in the Democratic certification to the other states. http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.printable&pageId=109363. Very curious. Why would Ms. Pelosi and the Democrats issue two different certifications for the President and Vice President nominations? As a registered “Unaffiliated” voter, I just want answers and resolution to this issue.
After not receiving a reply from AG Suthers, I called his office last week to get a response to my inquiry below. “Mike”, who I believe works in AG Suthers’ office (the operator said she couldn’t give that information), told me to contact the Secretary of State and to look up Title 1. I have been bounced between the AG and the SOS and am very frustrated with our elected officials being unwilling to ensure Colorado voters are not disenfranchised in 2012 as we were in 2008. To wit, that a person who was constitutionally ineligible for the office of U.S. President was nonetheless allowed to be on the ballot and was subsequently elected. Our Constitution at Article II, Section I, Clause 5, stipulates among other qualifications the requirement for an individual to be a “natural born Citizen”. Case law has already affirmed what constitutes a natural born citizen in: http://naturalborncitizen.wordpress.com/2011/06/24/minor-v-happersett-is-binding-precedent-as-to-the-constitutional-definition-of-a-natural-born-citizen/ Mr. Obama, by his own public admission, was born subject to the British Crown through his father, a Kenyan national; hence, he does not meet the Constitutional requirement of a natural born citizen. It is not enough to have just one U.S. citizen parent. Minor v Happersett settled that question once and for all.
My sense from the discussions I had with the individuals I spoke with in both the SOS and the AG offices, was that there very well could be partisan influence in refusing to help ensure Coloradans are not again disenfranchised. When I came across your CELP endeavor, I thought, “well, maybe students who care about our Constitution and the rule of law will do what no one else has had the courage to do.”
One last thing. Ms. Lennon, I am part of a large group of professionals who, like myself, have been investigating this issue of a constitutionally ineligible person elected to the highest position in our executive branch for the last three years. We have backgrounds in writing, publishing, film production, law, real estate, investigations, medical field, retired military, and retired federal employees, to name just a few. Should you decide to take this issue head-on, my group will be of enormous assistance to you and your team. We likely could provide you any documentation you may need in pursuing a resolution to this problem.
I await your soon reply.