“NO PERSON EXCEPT A NATURAL BORN CITIZEN…”
by Sharon Rondeau
Lamborn accused Obama of his intent to “fund Iran’s terrorist army” but not the U.S. military, of which the president is also constitutionally commander-in-chief.
Lamborn began his tweet, “With his veto of the
#FY16NDAA, @POTUS has sunk to a new low. Full statement: http://lamborn.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=1367 …
The link he provided led to a press release dated October 22 in which Lamborn wrote, in part:
I am sickened and astonished by President Obama’s duplicity and callous disregard for the needs of our men and women in uniform. While he worked so hard to make sure that the Iranian military had the funding they needed via his disastrous nuclear deal, he is willfully disregarding the needs of our military in order to make a political point.
The presidency has sunk to a new low today. For the first time in history, an American president has vetoed a defense bill because of issues that the bill itself cannot possibly address. Most of us here in Congress think defending our nation is our first and most important priority, a sacred constitutional duty we have to protect the American people.
Lamborn’s statements referred to a “deal” crafted by the Obama and Iranian regimes which Obama claimed will prevent Iran from developing a nuclear weapon.
Lamborn’s tweet was accompanied by a photo with a side caption which read, “The President fought Congress to fund Iran’s terrorist army, and now he’s fighting Congress to defund the U.S. military.”
On Thursday, Obama held a photo-op in the Oval Office explaining why he was vetoing the bill, citing his objections to Congress’s structuring of the bill which Obama saw as restrictive in regard to domestic spending.
His critics, including the chairmen of the House and Senate Armed Services Committees, stated that the veto is harming national security and adversely affecting U.S. servicemen and women. In a press release preceding Obama’s announcement that he would veto the bill, Sen. John McCain and Rep. Mac Thornberry called the expected move “downright dangerous.”
In response to Lamborn’s tweet, The Post & Email tweeted:
in a reference to Article II, Section 1, clause 5 of the U.S. Constitution, which lays out the requirements for the president and commander-in-chief.
Since entering the Oval Office in January 2009, Obama has bowed to an Islamic foreign leader; denigrated American entrepreneurs by stating that they “didn’t build” their businesses without assistance; presided over the U.N. Security council, which many believed was an act of treason; refused to uphold immigration and marriage laws passed by Congress; reduced the size of the U.S. military to what some retired officers say is a dangerously-low level; hampered the efforts of the U.S. Border Patrol; and allowed foreigners into the country without thorough medical screenings to occupy parts of U.S. military bases at taxpayer expense.
Obama and then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton deceived the American people by purposely putting forth what they knew was a false narrative about the cause of the terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya on September 11, 2012 which killed four Americans, including a U.S. ambassador, and injured at least ten others from whom the public has not heard.
During the 2008 election, many Americans questioned whether or not Obama met the eligibility criterion of “natural born Citizen” given that he claims a father who was never a U.S. citizen as well as dual citizenship with Kenya and the U.S.
John Jay, who played a large role in writing the constitution of New York and later, as the first chief justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, urged George Washington to consider adding the term “natural born Citizen” to the requirements for the presidency. “Permit me to hint, whether it would not be wise & seasonable to provide a a strong check to the admission of Foreigners into the administration of our national Government; and to declare expresly that the Command in chief of the american army shall not be given to, nor devolve on, any but a natural born Citizen,” Jay wrote in a letter dated July 25, 1787.
An image released representing Obama’s birth certificate purportedly from the Hawaii Department of Health (HDOH) has been said to be a forgery by some analysts. A more detailed image purported to be Obama’s “long-form” birth certificate published on the White House website on April 27, 2011 was declared a “computer-generated forgery” by the Maricopa County, AZ Cold Case Posse in 2012, along with Obama’s purported Selective Service registration form.
Lamborn has received multiple letters from at least one constituent concerned that Obama is not eligible for the office he occupies. To The Post & Email’s knowledge, Lamborn has never addressed the issue.
Lamborn was a co-sponsor of Rep. Tom Rice’s “STOP Resolution” aimed at “stopping this over-reaching presidency” introduced in February of last year.
The mainstream media has not been willing to report on the inconsistencies found in Obama’s life story or the pronouncement of forgery surrounding the only personal “documents” he or his surrogates have released.
In an interview conducted on the day the White House released the long-form birth certificate image, Arizona State Rep. Cecil Ash told CNN host Anderson Cooper in April 2010 that some had questioned Obama’s qualifications and “allegiance.” During the broadcast, CNN credited the segment, or perhaps Ash’s interview, to the website “crooksandliars.com” in a caption placed over Ash’s head as he spoke.
In a discussion of the term “natural born Citizen” last month on her radio show, constitutional scholar KrisAnne Hall emphasized that the president and commander-in-chief must “be loyal to the United States alone.”
Cooper accused Ash of “pandering to a misinformed electorate” by voting in favor of the bill, a version of which then-Gov. Jan Brewer ultimately vetoed the following year.
As of publication time, Lamborn has not responded to our reply tweet.