AND WILL SEN. MIKE LEE?
by Sharon Rondeau
(Feb. 26, 2015) — On Thursday, Utah Sen. Mike Lee, who spoke at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), tweeted a link to an article summarizing his speech titled, “GOP Candidate Must Be ‘Principled, Positive, & Proven’.”
In response to Lee, The Post & Email tweeted, “and a “natural born Citizen” https://www.law.cornell.edu/constitution/articleii …“
in reference to Article II, Section 1, clause 5 of the U.S. Constitution, which states:
No person except a natural born citizen, or a citizen of the United States, at the time of the adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the office of President; neither shall any person be eligible to that office who shall not have attained to the age of thirty five years, and been fourteen Years a resident within the United States.
Hosted by the American Conservative Union every year, CPAC 2015 commenced on Wednesday and ends on Saturday.
Doubts about Obama’s constitutional eligibility have risen since he declared his candidacy for the presidency in 2007, when numerous reports stating that Obama was born outside the U.S. were brought to light by those attempting to vet Obama. The term “natural born Citizen” is generally understood to mean “born in the country,” but historical evidence shows that the citizenship of the person’s parents was considered an equal factor.
Obama claims a birth in Honlulu, HI to a U.S.-citizen mother and Kenyan-citizen father who was reportedly attending the University of Hawaii on a student visa.
Two years ago, several CPAC attendees took no action after having been briefed on evidence compiled by the Maricopa County, AZ Cold Case Posse on the forgeries of Obama’s long-form birth certificate and Selective Service registration form.
One of those shown the evidence by Cold Case Posse lead investigator Mike Zullo two years ago was former Rep. Allen B. West, an outspoken critic of Obama. At the time, West said he did not want to risk future political ambitions by speaking out about the forgery of Obama’s only publicly-proffered documents.
Last year at a townhall meeting, Lee acknowledged that he was aware of reports claiming that the image representing Obama’s long-form birth certificate, posted on the White House website on April 27, 2011, was problematic. “…the president has presented a birth certificate; some have questioned the authenticity of that birth certificate, but it’s what we’ve got,” Lee told his constituents in April of last year, reported in a news report which has now been removed from the web.
In response to Lee’s remarks last year, Mike Volin of WheresObamasBirthCertificate.com (WOBC) told The Post & Email that a “Sheriff’s Kit” DVD containing a presentation given by Zullo explaining how the determination of forgery was reached by investigators was provided to Lee’s staffer prior to the townhall meeting.