by Sharon Rondeau

(Aug. 8, 2015) — On Saturday afternoon, author Jack Cashill posted a Republican presidential poll asking readers to name their top three candidates among a field of 17 who have declared they are seeking the office for 2016.

The survey can be found here.

When The Post & Email logged in, a number of respondents had indicated their choices, sometimes with specific positions outside of the presidency identified.

Many named Sen. Ted Cruz, Gov. Bobby Jindal, or Sen. Marco Rubio as one of their three choices.  No one appeared to question the constitutional eligibility of any candidate.

Article II, Section 1, clause 5 of the U.S. Constitution states that the President and commander-in-chief must be a “natural born Citizen.”  While not specifically defined by the Founding Fathers, most Americans presume it to mean that the person must have been born in the United States.

However, historical texts, essays, at least four U.S. Supreme Court cases, and excerpts from the Congressional record indicate that the citizenship of the person’s parents was also a consideration equal to, or perhaps even more important, than the person’s birthplace. While Barack Hussein Obama claimed he was eligible for the presidency in 2008 based upon his alleged birth in Hawaii to a U.S.-citizen mother, his father was a citizen of Great Britain, and later, Kenya, when that nation achieved its independence in December 1963.

Swiss philosopher Emmerich de Vattel had written in “The Law of Nations,” believed to have been heavily referenced by the Framers, that the father’s citizenship determines that of the child.

Mainstream media have avoided the subject of Article II eligibility, particularly in regard to Obama.  In December 2007, commentator Chris Matthews stated factually that Obama was “born in Indonesia” and had “an Islamic background,” although he did not cite his source.

Former President Bill Clinton and his wife, presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, reportedly both questioned Obama’s eligibility in 2008 and later.

Declared candidate Donald Trump questioned Obama’s eligibility early in 2011 while considering a bid for the presidency for 2012.  He has also expressed doubt about the validity of Obama’s purported long-form birth certificate and college applications, the latter of which have never been released.

Whether or not Obama’s allegiance to the United States is undivided has been intensely questioned, particularly in light of the nuclear agreement his regime has struck with Iran.

A week before Cruz announced his presidential candidacy last March, two former solicitors general published an essay in the Harvard Law Review asserting that although Cruz was born in Canada to a Cuban-citizen father, his American-citizen mother qualified him as a “natural born Citizen.”  Other constitutional scholars disagree, including Atty. Mario Apuzzo, Atty. Herb Titus, and The Post & Email’s own Joseph DeMaio.

At one point, Fox News reporter Carl Cameron stated on air that because of his birth in a foreign country, Cruz was not eligible to be president.

Jindal was born in the U.S. to two legal resident students who were citizens of India.  Rubio was born in Florida to two Cuban-citizen parents and escapees from Castro’s Cuba.

In response to the poll, The Post & Email left the following comment at approximately 3:45 PM EDT, referencing a recent article written by DeMaio:

Following our comment, two more comments appeared, but not in response to The Post & Email’s question on presidential eligibility.

As of press time at 4:10 p.m. EDT, no other comments have been submitted.

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  1. RNC goons continue to push Rubio and Cruz because they want Hispanic runners but they are not Article 2 legal as POTUS candidates. Neither “candidate” has responded to the P&E after multiple attempts to get them to explain their illegal status. They can be Congress or Senate but are not legally qualified for POTUS. Obama was falsifed by Pelosi and Biden in 2008 hiding his “dual citizen” status he aquired from his 8 year term in Jakarta’s Indonesian Muslim Boy Prep School where he was required to become an Indonesian Citizen as an adopted student child there attending their Muslim school. Obama, son of an affair of Muslim Malcolm X and Elizabeth Ann Newman of the Bronx and bomber in The Weather Underground with Bill Ayers at the Washington Navy Yard Computer Building and the Pentagon in the 60’s, is illegal as POTUS and Biden and Pelosi falsified his vetting papers in 2008. Biden got Obama in the CIA as a Farsi Interpreter in Afghanistan from 1981 to 1984 was used to cover for Obama being Article 2 illegal for POTUS as a “dual citizen”. Elizabeth was on the FBI Most Wanted List for Terrorism for years and changed her name on the Kenyan COB to Stanley Ann Duncan from Kansas to begin the Ayers Narrative of the future wonder boy planned for POTUS of the future DNC Marxists/Black Muslims that had planned this since 1959. Obama’s papers are being held at DNC Law Firm in Seattle named Perkins Coie who has been paid with taxpayer monies to keep Obama’s papers and identity from the public over $4 million in taxpayer money with David Axelrod’s and Valerie Jarrett’s blessings. Using taxpayer funds can be a real convenience when it’s available without votes or permission. Misprision Of Felony, Treason, Perjury, Election Fraud, POTUS Identity Fraud, Murder, Obfuscation, Sabotage Of Military and Civilian Security, Benghazi/Black Hawk Down/Extortion 17, Trillions In Stimulus Packages, Lying Under Oath. “What difference does it make?” At least the Clinton’s can still steal down in Haiti from the $4.3 billion in Hurricane Funds that were deposited there by U.S.$3.3 billion and Euro $1 billion. Phony contractors, cell phone companies, mining companies, building scams are reaping millions from behind closed doors while nothing has been done for the Haitian people. Hillary and Jarrett have been collecting “Cash For Crash” with her patented Navy Carrier Landing System “QRS11/ATI” system where aircraft can be accessed using a secondary avionics system illegally through SERCO/TOR networks to inject nose up signals through avionics out way points and crash planes to collect on Catastrophic Bonds and backdoor betting deals which they also were in on during the 9/11 crashes and death betting that has been going on with high cost snuff films to extort people like Dick Cheney’s daughter and the Ramsey family whose daughter was the victim of a government snuf film using SERCO/TOR to control the fathers involvement with a Pentagon Revamp Contract for $292 million. Flooding our country with Mexicans and Muslims to vote DNC for future entitlements.

  2. From TheCompleteObamaTimeline.com:”

    Timeline readers know that the term “natural born citizen” historically meant birth on U.S. soil to two U.S.-citizen parents. On the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives in 1862, Congressman John Bingham—the “father of the 14th Amendment”—stated, “All from other lands, who by the terms of [U.S.] laws and a compliance with their provisions become naturalized, are adopted citizens of the United States; all other persons born within the Republic, of parents owing allegiance to no other sovereignty [emphasis added], are natural born citizens. Gentleman can find no exception to this statement touching natural-born citizens except what is said in the Constitution relating to Indians.” In 1866 Bingham stated, “Every human being born within the jurisdiction of the United States of parents not owing allegiance to any foreign sovereignty [emphasis added] is, in the language of your Constitution itself, a natural born citizen.”

    Several of the Republican candidates for president (Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, Bobby Jindal, Rick Santorum) are, like Obama, not eligible to legally serve as president. Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) was born in Canada, to a Cuban-citizen father and a U.S.-citizen mother. The “establishment” has, however, decided that Cruz is eligible to serve as president. But if Cruz is eligible, despite being foreign-born, why did the Obama campaign and the media work so hard in 2008 to claim Obama was born not in Kenya, but in Hawaii? Why did Obama have to produce a forged birth certificate if Kenyan birth would not have rendered him ineligible? If Obama was born in Kenya, his birth situation was exactly the same as that of Ted Cruz: foreign birth, foreign father, American mother. If Cruz is eligible, Obama should be able to admit, “Yes, I was born in Kenya.” The presidential eligibility requirement in the U.S. Constitution has not only not changed since 2008, it has not changed since 1789. If Cruz is eligible in 2015, was he not also eligible in 2008? If Cruz is eligible in 2015, why would a Kenyan birth have rendered Obama ineligible in 2008?

    1. Both McCain AND Obama are not eligible. Obama cannot prove that he was born in the USA of Parents who were both Americans. McCain,while HIS parents were both Americans, was not born in the USA. McCain was born in Colon,Panama. Fact is that Colon, Panama AND Panama City,Panama, while they geographically sat within the five mile North parameter of the Panama Canal Zone, were BOTH specifically EXCLUDED from the PCZ BY TREATY. McCain’s citizenship is ,at best, statutory. He is NOT an NBC. The 2008 “election” was a façade. It was FIXED. Both major candidates were candidates having foreign influence.

  3. NBC means BOTH parents must be US citizens at time of birth…..to be a Senator…you must be a “citizen”…but for the highest job…requirements are NBC

    1. Both Parents must be Americans AND the child MUST be born in the USA. Children born overseas, EVEN IF THE PARENTS ARE BOTH AMERICANS, as in McCain’s case, are NOT Natural-Born Citizens. See the Nationality act of 1795.

  4. NOPE, it looks like Obama has now set a Precedent that one only needs to be born here. BUT HECK, Cruz was not even born here, that is what’s REALLY BAD. Now you can be born anywhere and still be President!


    If they can get away with changing this law, WITHOUT really changing the law, what else can they get away with? America is DONE!

  5. The term “Citizen” is NOT tantamount to “Natural-Born Citizen”. The first requires only [EITHER] jus soli OR Naturalization. The latter requires Jus soli AND 100% Jus Sanquinis. While the Law of Nations says that the citizenship of the father determines the citizenship/ country of the child,it also says that BOTH Mother and Father MUST be of the ONE country. The child MUST be born IN the country of the parents in order to be an NBC. In Cruz’s case, his Father was Cuban. Cruz was NOT born in Cuba or America. Cruz is a Cuban-American born IN Canada.