WHO IS A “NATURAL BORN CITIZEN?”
by Cody Robert Judy, ©2015
Even though there is the September 28th “Long Conference” scheduled in the U.S. Supreme Court with the active Case Judy v. Obama 14-9396, its sub-divided case 25A15 was a clear ‘GREEN LIGHT’ for the Summer of Fun in Contribution Heaven for Cruz, Rubio, and Jindal. The “DENIAL” of the “APPLICATION FOR MORE TIME” constituted the approval of the U.S. Supreme Court for these questionably qualified Candidates for President to ‘go ahead’ and ramp up steam just as Senator Obama did in 2008 against Hillary Clinton. One cannot help but wonder if the decision not to head’em off at the pass will again be the ghost that comes back to haunt the Clinton Camp the same way.
From OBAMACONSPIRACY.ORG a June 30th Article entitled, “Clueless Cruz comments: Hillary started the birther movement” there was a discussion in comments I took part in that I’d like to focus on very briefly with my follow up comments to this one:
[(Donna)From 2011: “Mike Huckabee says Republicans are wasting “energy and time” time with the “birther” argument about President Obama — because if it was true, Hillary Clinton’s team would have dug it up during the 2008 primary campaign.”
(Loren says) -One of the earlier long-form articles about the Birther movement, which was published by The Atlantic or some similar online news outlet, cited sources from inside McCain’s camp who acknowledged that when the birth issue first started garnering public attention, folks in McCain’s campaign did what national campaigns always do with opposition research, and they looked into it.
And as the article noted, they quickly concluded there was absolutely no merit to it, and thus the McCain campaign never made an issue of it either.]
CRJ Responding Comment:
#1 [That’s because McCain had the same problem.
“Obama said: “Senator McCain has earned the right to be his party’s nominee, and no loophole should prevent him from competing in this campaign.”
Calling the qualifications in the Constitution for the Office of President “a loophole” is exactly what they had to figure out how to jump through.
”The McCaskill Senate bill, “Children of Military Families Natural Born Citizen Act”, which she wrote by hand on a notepad after reading the Times article, specified a new part of the definition of “natural born citizen,” which, if the bill had passed, would have included “any person born to any citizen of the United States while serving in the active or reserve components of the United States Armed Forces.”
Democrats knew McCain wasn’t qualified, either, but they needed Republicans to get through that loophole Obama was going to need. This is nothing knew, but trying to say there was opposition from “Inside” the D’s or “Outside” from R’s is really sounding like a denial of the facts.
“SR 511 was introduced April 10, 2008 by D-McCaskill and co-sponsored by Senators Leahy (D-VT), Obama (D-IL), Coburn (R-OK), Clinton (D-NY) and Webb (D-VA) and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. It was reported out of committee without amendment by Senator Leahy on April 24, 2008.
On April 30, 2008, the non-binding (no force of law) SR 511 was passed by unanimous consent (no recorded vote) stating:
“That John Sidney McCain, III, is a ‘‘natural born Citizen” under Article II, Section 1, of the Constitution of the United States.”
Read the rest here.