“ONE HUNDRED PERCENT AMERICAN”
by Robert C. Laity, © Copyright 2017, All rights reserved, ISBN #978-0-692-98843-5
(Nov. 19, 2017) — [Editor’s Note: The following is the first five pages, plus a small portion of page 6, of a book registered with the U.S. Copyright Office by citizen researcher and disabled U.S. Navy veteran Robert C. Laity. He has been kind enough to share the book with The Post & Email prior to publication.
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Pursuant to Article II, Sec. 1, clause 5 and the 12th Amendment of the United States Constitution, only a Natural Born U.S. Citizen can be President. Being a “natural born citizen” is the highest level of citizenship which exists. The legally established definition of what a Natural Born Citizen is will be discussed in this book. This eligibility requirement applies to only two positions in the entire federal government., that of President and Vice-President of the United States of America.
Why would the Founders insist that the Presidency devolve only upon a person who is a one hundred percent American?
It’s so that there would be no possibility of any foreign influence being interjected into the workings of our sovereign government. It was John Jay who first very strongly suggested that our President should be a “Natural Born Citizen”.
Originally the text of the constitution required the same level of citizenship that a Senator or Representative had to possess. That of “Citizen”. That would have meant that a President need not have even been born here. Many “Citizens” are not born in the United States and have attained that citizenship by naturalization.
John Jay did not believe that it was appropriate to allow a naturalized Citizen to be President. He wanted a higher standard of citizenship involved. What circumstances would have to be met in order to assure that there would be no doubt that our President had only American ties and loyalties?
Jay came up with requiring a President and Vice-President to be a “Natural Born Citizen”. A Natural Born American would be a 100% American. He/she would be “Of the Blood” of Americans and “Of the soil” of America. He/she would have both Jus Soli and 100% Jus Sanquinis. No other type of Citizenship would suffice.
John Jay, one of the founders was also our nation’s first Chief Justice of the United States of America. The other signers of the U.S. Constitution agreed with John Jay and they incorporated the mandatory criteria that a President must be born in the United States to Parents who were both American citizens themselves. Indeed, this is what all the founders knew as the definition of what a natural born citizen is.
In the 18th Century, French was the language of Diplomacy. Many of the founders spoke French, especially Benjamin Franklin who served as an ambassador to France. There was a book, written in French and later translated into English, that Mr. Franklin brought back with him from Europe and that is still being used to this day. It is the same book that George Washington, our first U.S. President borrowed from the New York Society Library on October 5, 1789 and did not return. In the recent past, that Library was given another copy of the same edition of the book “Law of Nations”. The overdue fees of $300,000 were not requested by the Library but I would reasonably conjecture that a 1789 edition of the treatise would be worth as much or more. In French the “Law of Nations” is called “Les droits de Gens ou principe de le loi naturelle”. The Law of Nations is also incorporated into our constitution by reference at Article 1, Clause 8. It was translated from Latin into French by Emerlich Vattel. It was not originally written by him and has roots in Roman Law.
In the 18th century the book was ubiquitously used by both U.S. and British courts. It was then widely known and understood that a natural born citizen is one born in a country to parents who were both citizens of said country. In the original French the definition of a “Natural Born Citizen” is written “Les naturelles, ou indigenes, sont ceux qui sont, nes dans le pays de Parents Citoyens”. The English translation is “The Natural born are those born in a country to parents who are both citizens”.
Several United States Supreme Court opinions have affirmed and reaffirmed this definition of what a “Natural Born Citizen” is. In one case, Minor v Happersett, 88US, 162 ,(1875) the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously opined that a “Natural Born Citizen” is “One born in the United States to Parents who are [both] U.S. Citizens themselves”. This opinion was reaffirmed in subsequent U.S. Supreme Court decisions in the Venus, Shanks v Dupont and Wong Kim Ark. The prior cases were left undisturbed in Laity v NY, 13-875, USSCt.,cert.denied (2014).
It follows that anyone who was not born in the United States to Parents who were both U.S. Citizens themselves is not eligible to be President of the United States or for that matter, Vice-President of the United States.
In 1787 there were no “Natural Born” Citizens in the United States that met all the Article II, Sec. 1 Clause 5 criteria to be President or Vice-President. The founders understood this. They acted to grandfather in those persons who have stood for the cause of the American Revolution and Independence from England. Our first “Natural Born” Citizen President, who met all of the Article II criteria, was Martin Van Buren, born in 1782 in the United States to Parents who were both U.S.
Citizens themselves. Every other President since Van Buren, has been born in the United States to Parents who were both U.S. Citizens themselves except two persons, who attained to the Presidency & who did not meet the Constitutional criteria. Barack Obama and Chester Arthur managed fraudulently to attain to the office of the Presidency and to usurp the office. They both were therefore, not bona-fide Presidents.
The usurpation of our highest office did not happen just once in our history, with Chester A. Arthur in 1881. It was allowed by nonfeasant powers that be to happen again with Barack H. Obama, one hundred and twenty seven years later in 2008 and once again in 2012. The first usurper Chester A. Arthur was born in the United States on October 5th,1829. His Father William Arthur, was born in Dreen, Ireland and was a British Subject. The fact that William Arthur did not naturalize as a U.S. Citizen until a full (14) years after Chester’s birth in Vermont, disqualified Chester A. Arthur from being President of the United States. Chester was (14) years old already when William finally naturalized as a U.S. Citizen. Both Chester Arthur and Barack Obama unconstitutionally, illegally and illicitly exercised the authority of the Presidency. Authority that legally they did not have nor were ever entitled to.
Neither of the two was ever the bona-fide President of the United States.
Chester Arthur, “President #21” and Barack Obama “President #43” were counterfeit Presidents. They were never legally elected because they did not meet constitutional muster. That they do not meet the criteria set forth by law means that they were not bona-fide Presidents. Not being a Natural Born Citizen is a deficiency in meeting constitutional criteria, the same as if a President weren’t thirty five years old or fourteen years a resident of the U.S. Obama and Arthur failed to meet all (3) mandatory criteria in Article II, Sec. 1, Clause 5 to qualify as eligible to be President.
Chester Arthur destroyed the proof that would warrant his vacating of the Office of the Presidency. Regardless, It was discovered after his death when it surfaced that he was not a “Natural Born” Citizen of the U.S. It was too late to do anything to stop Chester Arthur. However, it was not and is not too late to bring Barack H. Obama to justice. Obama is not a “Natural Born” U.S. Citizen. He said so himself on several occasions alluding to his “Kenyan and Indonesian roots”.
Obama claims that his Father was Barack Obama, Sr. and his Mother was Stanley Dunham. There is no acceptable or confirmable proof that these persons were Barack Obama, Jr’s actual parents. The Birth Certificate that Obama, Jr. proffered has been found by several independent and competent forensic document experts to be a forgery. This has been confirmed by separate forensic studies.