Fox News Guest Mentions Presidential Eligibility

MOST BELIEVE THAT BIRTH IN THE U.S. EQUALS “NATURAL BORN CITIZEN”

by Sharon Rondeau

Are mainstream media outlets finally beginning to launch discussions on presidential eligibility and meaning of “natural born Citizen?”

(Jul. 14, 2013) — This evening during the 5:00 p.m. hour of Fox News Live, anchor Gregg Jarrett asked his panel of guests if it appeared that Hillary Rodham Clinton would run for president in 2016, to which political strategist Doug Schoen responded that Clinton currently surpasses other possible Democrat contenders in hypothetical surveys.

When Jarrett asked former New York Congressman and commentator John LeBoutillier about possible Republican candidates, Jarrett mentioned several names, including New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, Sen. Rand Paul and Sen. Ted Cruz.

When Jarrett mentioned Cruz’s name, LeBoutillier responded (paraphrased), “With him having been born in Canada, I think there would be a real problem with eligibility.”

Article II, Section 1, clause 5 of the U.S. Constitution requires that the president be a “natural born Citizen.”  It is generally understood that “natural born Citizen” means that a person was born in the United States, although historically, much evidence exists that the citizenship of the parents played an equal, if not more significant, role in determining presidential eligibility.

Beginning in 2009, Jack Maskell of the Congressional Research Service wrote a series of memos which put forth the argument that Barack Hussein Obama and Sen. John McCain were both eligible to the office of president.  Obama purportedly was born in Honolulu, HI in 1961, and McCain was born in the Panama Canal Zone to a father serving as an admiral in the U.S. Navy.

However, despite citing numerous law cases which determined citizenship controversies, Maskell omitted phrases from his citations which included the citizenship of the parents as a determining factor in a child’s status.

Since late 2007, when progressive commentator Chris Matthews stated on air that Obama was “born in Indonesia” without questioning the fact that he was running for president, millions of Americans have learned that there are many unanswered questions about Obama’s past, including the fact that Obama himself admitted to having been born with dual citizenship on his Fight the Smears website.  Obama’s purported father, Barack Hussein Obama Sr., was never a U.S. citizen.

Since a law enforcement investigation announced on March 1, 2012 that it had found that the long-form birth certificate image posted on the White House website with Obama’s name and birth details is fraudulent, no mainstream media outlet has reported it on the airwaves.  Over the last four months, the lead investigator, Mike Zullo, has met with numerous “VIPs,” which include members of Congress, to show them the evidence.

Zullo has said on Carl Gallups’ radio show on several occasions that there is no evidence that Obama lived in Hawaii from birth to the age of five nor that he is even a U.S. citizen.

Despite disagreement on the meaning of “natural born Citizen,” there is no disagreement that the Constitution requires the president to be a U.S. citizen.

On May 19, Fox News reported on the CRS memos in an article which claimed that based on Maskell’s conclusions, Cruz would be eligible to run for president by virtue of his mother’s U.S. citizenship; therefore, birth in the U.S. might not be the sole determining factor for presidential eligibility.

5 Responses to "Fox News Guest Mentions Presidential Eligibility"

  1. slcraig   Monday, July 15, 2013 at 1:39 PM

    Why do so many “resort elsewhere” when Justice Waite in the Minor v Opinion CLEARLY looked to the Laws of the United States, the 1st and 3rd Congress in particular, in order to determine that he considered Virginia a (U.S.) natural born Citizen once he took the time to “construe” those Acts and recognized the UNIFORM RULE that those Acts ESTABLISHED.

    Often, in reading and interpreting statutory construction it is necessary not only to read what the words say but also “recognize’ what those words then REQUIRE by way of their EFFECTS.

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  2. DOTK   Monday, July 15, 2013 at 9:56 AM

    Fox news is nothing more than controlled opposition. Expect nothing of value from Fox news or better yet just turn it off as I have. On Leo Donfrio’s website *naturalborncitizen.wordpress* the CRS memos of Jack Maskell are absolutely shredded and exposed for the blatant lies and deceptions they are!

    http://naturalborncitizen.wordpress.com/?s=jack+maskell

    The above search on Donofrio’s site for Jack Maskell provides all the evidence you need to know that nothing issued forth from the CRS memos is accurate or reliable. There are absolutely terrific articles on Donofrio’s site…if you have not ever read his work, do so, at least concerning Maskell.

    Donofrio is an attorney whose website contains so much info on the true historical meaning of NBC…it boggles the mind the time he put into it! But of course, the dunces who appear on Fox news know nothing of actual historical references nor do they care to know. They are happy as long as they can appease their puppet masters…evidenced by the continued posh for INELIGIBLE candidates such as Rubio, Cruz, Jindal or any other wanna be born with more than ONE citizenship without sole allegiance to the USA.

    I dare say, can we even apply the 14th amendment’s *under the jurisdiction of the US* to Cruz????? Being born in Canada how is it even possible for him to have been born under the jurisdiction of the USA? Has anyone even probed that?
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    Mrs. Rondeau replies: Author and attorney Joseph DeMaio (a pseudonym), through The Post & Email, exclusively broke the story of Maskell’s purposeful omissions regarding law cases which the Supreme Court has decided on citizenship which involved the parents’ citizenship. Search under the author’s name here, particularly the earlier articles: http://www.thepostemail.com/?s=Joseph+DeMaio&x=0&y=0

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  3. Loggia   Monday, July 15, 2013 at 9:44 AM

    Only JUS SANGUINIS plus JUS SOLI disqualify citizens who are holders of citizenship in other countries.

    In some nations, birth abroad to parents who are still citizens of another country are CITIZENS of the mother country of the parents, even if the baby is still considered native born US citizen.

    We know from Obama’s mouth that he was born with “British” citizenship. How the DNC could have “certified” him is a slap in the face to our fallen heros in ALL WARS. It is reprehensible and condescendingly elitist.

    We mustn’t forget those American men who were visiting relatives in Germany when war broke out who were then forced into service in Hitler’s armed forces. They were “American” but as far as Germany was concerned, they were still “GERMANS.”

    The framers surely did not want ANYONE with dual or multiple citizenship EVER AS COMMANDER IN CHIEF.

    Here Obama is a prime example of what the framers would have rejected: A British citizen, a Kenyan citizen ,later a British Overseas citizen, later an Indonesian citizen, regardless of US citizenship status, Leading US Troops, signing legislation, determining financial burden on historically “free citizens.”

    JUS SOLI must also be used simultaneously: a child born to American citizens in another country might be considered a co-citizen of THAT county. The possible conflict of interest disqualifies them from the highest office in America.

    Would the son or daughter of then Soviet diplomats born in a US hospital be able to be president? According to some he/she would.

    Closer to home, wouldn’t it be ironic for the child of the North Korean dictator, were he/she born in St. Louis, Missouri for sake of argument, to become president of the USA only to coordinate with his/her father?

    The JUS SANGUINIS/JUS SOLI combination is the only one which assures that only a MONO-NATIONAL US CITIZEN can be elected president.

    Obama, it will be shown, is a glaring example of what happens when ulterior motives supported by sloppy Constitutional understanding and adherence combine to disenfranchise citizens.

    There are supposed, self-proclaimed “Constitutional scholars” in the Senate and the U.S House of Representatives. Some of them have been subject of articles and letters in The Post & Email.

    They are ALL UNIMPRESSIVE and about as valid as pastors who go online to buy a license to preach.

    VACUOUS and PEDANTIC.

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  4. Robert Laity   Monday, July 15, 2013 at 8:10 AM

    The Founding Fathers understood a “Natural-Born Citizen” to be “One born on U.S. Soil of Parents who are Citizens”. The definition was gleaned from the Law of Nations. The Law of Nations was translated from Latin into French by Emerlich Vattel. In the 18th century the Law of Nations was in ubiquitous usage in both the English and U.S.Courts. That one’s nation is that of the Father’s is part of the definition. However,the definition also requires that both the Father and the Mother be Citizens of the Country in which their child is born in order for said child to be a “Natural-Born Citizen”. In the 1700’s the common language of Diplomacy WAS French. Benjamin Franklin was Ambassador TO France at one time and it was he who brought a copy of the Law of Nations,the French version,to the United States of America. It was used as a reference and it is actually enshrined in the U.S. Constitution by reference at Article 1,Sec.8. The Federalist papers have recorded for posterity that the founders desired purely American citizens without dual loyalty to any other country to be President. Being born on U.S. Soil is referred to as Jus Soli. Any “Anchor baby” meets that requirement. The blood line of lineage is referred to as Jus Sanquinis. “Anchor Babies” are those who may have been born here but are not of 100% American lineage. To be President or VP one MUST first,be born on U.S. Soil AND secondly,have parents who were BOTH American citizens at the time of said persons birth. This interpretation was affirmed in Minor v.Happersett,USSCT. The definition of a Natural-Born citizen is a Citizen that is 100% American. One who meets Jus Soli AND 100% American blood lineage. The absence of one part of that equation negates the other.

    The definition in the Law of Nations in french of a “Natural Born Citizen” is:

    “Celui qui est ne dans un pays de parents citoyens”

    The operative words are “Parents Citoyens”,the plural form of Parent is Parents. The Plural form of Citizen is Citoyens.

    It does not say a Parent Citizen it says Parents Citizens.

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  5. Stephen Hiller   Monday, July 15, 2013 at 7:42 AM

    Lots of talk – what a career, only talk with no action – the definition of a politician … and don’t forget the pay and perks.
    Obviously Orly Taitz is not a politician, she’s actually DOING something about the Traitor-in-Chief.

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