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by Sharon Rondeau

(Aug. 10, 2019) — On Friday, New York State citizen and registered voter Robert Laity wrote to Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate, who also serves as President of the National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS) based in Washington, DC.

In his three-page letter, Laity expressed concern for the placement of ineligible presidential candidates on state ballots around the country for the 2020 election as well as previous recent elections.

Article II, Section 1, clause 5 of the U.S. Constitution mandates that the president and commander-in-chief of the military be a “natural born Citizen.” While not defined in our founding documents, statements recorded in the Congressional Globe in the 19th century and four US Supreme Court opinions suggest that there was no “doubt” that a person born in the United States to citizen parents is a “natural born Citizen.”

As to other “classes” of citizens, the high court wrote in Minor v. Happersett (1875), “natural born” status was uncertain.

Referring to the previous candidacies of former Louisiana Gov. Piyush (Bobby) Jindal, U.S. Senator from Texas Ted Cruz, and the late Arizona Sen. John McCain, as well as to current presidential candidates Rep. Tulsi Gabbard and Senator Kamala Harris, Laity wrote, “It is clear that there is now a clearly delineated pattern of attempted usurpations of our nation’s highest office by people with dual allegiances and citizenship. This must not be allowed to continue.”

Jindal was born in Louisiana to parents residing legally in the U.S. but who were not U.S. citizens at the time. On the other hand, Gabbard was born in the unincorporated U.S. territory of American Samoa to U.S.-citizen parents and may not meet the definition of “natural born Citizen” embraced by the Founders.

In a recent op-ed, The Post & Email’s Joseph DeMaio said of the “task” of Gabbard prospectively proving her eligibility:

This task arises, of course, because although from all appearances, both of her parents – Carol (née Porter) and Mike Gabbard – were both already U.S citizens on April 12, 1981, Tulsi Gabbard’s birth did not take place within the United States.  Rather, it took place in Leloaloa, Maoputasi County, American Samoa.  As faithful P&E readers also know, under the provisions of § 212 of Emmerich de Vattel’s The Law of Nations – and upon which tome the Founders “continually relied” while drafting the Constitution, including the “natural born Citizen” restriction of Art. 2, § 1, Cl. 5 – in order for one to satisfy the eligibility restriction, not only must the child’s parents be citizens of the nation where the birth occurs, the birth must take place on that nation’s soil.

Further, DeMaio raised the question as to whether or not Gabbard qualifies as a “citizen” to serve in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Harris was born in Oakland, CA in 1964, predating the time when either of her foreign-born, non-U.S.-citizen parents could have resided in the United States long enough to apply for citizenship.

McCain, born in Colon, Panama to U.S.-citizen parents, one of whom was serving as an admiral in the Navy, was the subject of “eligibility” questions dating back to his first run for the presidency in 2000. In 2008, constitutional scholar Jonathan Turley again raised the question, and others declared unequivocally in 2016 that the Canadian-born Cruz was ineligible to serve.

Other legal analysts reasoned that anyone born to one U.S.-citizen parent anywhere in the world meets the definition of a “natural born Citizen” because he or she did not require naturalization.

In the case of Barack Hussein Obama, credible reports of his birth in Kenya or Indonesia were overshadowed by Obama’s claim after entering political life of a birth in Honolulu, HI on August 4, 1961 to a U.S.-citizen mother and British-citizen father. By all accounts, Barack Hussein Obama the elder never became a U.S. citizen and was reportedly forced to leave the country in 1964.

A 5+-year criminal investigation led by former detective Mike Zullo under the authority of the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office into an image the White House posted in 2011 purported to represent Obama’s “long-form” birth certificate declared it to be a “computer-generated forgery” in early 2012.  Investigators also found Obama’s Selective Service registration form to be fraudulent.. Last year, Zullo revealed on a radio show that two experienced members of the U.S. intelligence community informed him that it is “an open secret” that Obama was, in fact, born outside the U.S.

To the public’s knowledge, no federal-level investigation has been launched into the potential crimes of forgery, fraud, and other possible contemporaneous violations of law associated with the production of fraudulent government documents on behalf of a sitting president.

“I am sending this letter to the respective Secretaries of State and/or other respective State officials responsible for such issues,” Laity closed his letter. “I urge you to keep any candidate for president or vice-president who is not a ‘Natural Born [U.S.] Citizen’ off your respective State’s ballot. I await your response.”

The letter to Pate is below.

NASS Letter Page 1

NASS Letter Page 2

NASS Letter Page 3

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  1. Jeffrey, Yes. Everyday, whether it is a small action or a large action and until we actually get justice on this issue, we must do something to advance the effort. To that end, I wrote to Muriel Bowser, Mayor of D.C. yesterday renewing my 2012 citizen’s arrest of Barack Obama referencing my Metro Police Complaint against him #T14002751 and placing her on “Official Notice” of Obama’s violation of the D.C. Code Title 22-1404 “Impersonating a public official”. Furthermore, I filed a complaint against Kamala Harris and Tulsi Gabbard sending a copy the the US attorney of DC. and to Sharon.

  2. Ed and all you other fighters (out there), I am thankful for all your efforts. I am not giving up on holding “Team Obama” accountable. To me, Obummer was just a zombie in a suit. I say, let’s not only “bag” Barry, but also let’s “snare” his handlers too. All these cats need to go to trial and face justice.

    Every day I put some effort to accomplish that we get justice on the Usurpation and harm Team Obummer has inflected. It is an honor to know that many others are still in the fight too. I wasn’t looking for this issue, it found me. As a former enlisted member of our armed forces, I don’t believe my oath end when I was discharged.

    The Jewish people have a saying, “Never Again, Never Again”. We too need to adopt this
    adage. This Usurpation happened once before, can’t it happen again? We therefore need to ensure no other fraud occurs or occupies the White House EVER.

  3. Howdy folks, as one who has challenged the Obama regime through the Texas SOS and AG, I can tell you through personal experience the SOS in Texas at least and by extension cowardice exemplified in other state and federal employees none will enforce the constitution. This is especially true for article 2 section 1 clause 5. This includes the Texas Supreme Court much to the dismay of the common voter and common man…….

    It is possible unqualified candidates may run for office without qualifications because the candidate “says” and “swears” he’s qualified under the constitution!

    Even the Federal Elections Commission abstained when asked if they would accept the badge of gate guard in effort to stop unqualified candidates from running for office.

    So, we now have another battle to fight.

  4. Message posted on White House and DOJ websites today:


    2020 VISION:

    1. PRESIDENT TRUMP: REVOKE EXECUTIVE ORDER 13489 to fully identify Fake presIDent Soetoro-Obama II for some 329,000,000 rightful United States citizens



    GOD SAVE The DONALD and AG BARR for saving our gifted Constitutional Republic!

    Until Obama II is arrested for nbC-FRAUD et al, there remains a black hole discontinuance in our Constitutional Republic 08-28-08- TODAY!

    “natural born Citizen” 1787 – TODAY = nbC = a person born within a sole-allegiance United States jurisdiction to sole-allegiance United States citizen-parents in order to develop into a sole-allegiance-United-States-thinking adult with no foreign-allegiances

    While the U.S. Constitution does not define nbC or “liberty” or “pursuit of happiness”, or any words within its text, John Jay said liberty “consists not in a right to every man to do just as he pleases…it consists in an equal right to all the citizens to have, enjoy and to do, in peace, security and without molestation, whatever the equal and constitutional laws of the country admit to be consistent with the public good.”

    When any thinking adult looks objectively at the Legacy of Lunacy of Pelosi-Obama II 08-28-08- TODAY, how does anyone truthfully see their FOREIGN-ALLEGIANCE BEHAVIOR to be “consistent with the public good”?

  5. Gary Wilmott,
    It seems unlikely to me that Tom Fitton will ever go directly after Obama either for his identity fraud or his ineligibility. I don’t believe Mr. Fitton could be unaware of either and it’s never mentioned. Fitton is very useful in helping expose other crimes, some of which if they proceed to higher level people; Brennan, Clapper, Hillary or of course Obama himself could lead to fully exposing the truth about Barry. The fierce fight to stop anything meaningful from happening to those complicit in the coup attempt to remove President Trump is IMO to protect Obama and the many complicit in The Obama Fraud from their part in effectively giving America’s government and her military to the enemy…… and for maintaining the cover for that mother of all crimes right up until today. That’s reason number one why the coup attempt happened. The failure of Hillary to get her promised in 2008 after Obama presidency was a huge deal for all covering for Obama’s usurpation since the moment he was allowed to be sworn-in, without objection by anyone in Congress, in January of 2009.
    Notice the leftist who call President Trump every name in the book rarely if ever call him a “birther” the name they created that was supposed to be as bad as anything a person can be called. Trump did say, IMO to be left alone while running for president, Obama was born in the U.S.A.
    The left and their owned media never stop calling President Trump a long list of other names over and over and over …..Why did they stop calling him a “birther”? IMO it’s because they don’t want that subject brought up and maybe force Trump to expose the truth now……..the question is, will it ever happen, even with President Trump………………?

  6. I saw Tom Fitton the other day say that the only way things get cleaned up – corruption fully exposed – is full transparency and full accountability. Well IMO it starts with getting to the bottom of aka Obama’s identity fraud and usurpation of the presidency and the coverup by the deep state, the media and the courts. That’s a helluva a tall order. Do you think Tom Fitton would be receptive to the entire truth? More importantly would he act on the evidence?

  7. Mr. Laity, your point about the Naturalization Act of 1795 is logically air tight in revealing the founders’ intent (after all, it was the founders who made that change), but logic won’t stop the globalists and anti-Constitutionalists from attempting to claim otherwise.

    The “because they did not require naturalization” argument fails because all of the various hybrid born citizen types are, in fact, naturalized at birth by statute. The citizenship of natural born Citizens depends on no law whereas these hybrid cases are all statutory born citizens whose citizenship depends on statute rather than nature. Theses types are all born with multiple conflicting allegiances whereas a true natural born Citizen is not.

    Our laws should never allow hybrid citizenship to persist into adulthood (this is a major flaw of our current system). Upon reaching the age of majority all hybrid citizens should be required to choose between keeping their foreign citizenship(s) OR naturalizing as a 100 percent American with exclusive allegiance to only the USA.

    To permanently chose and perfect their American citizenship such hybrid born citizens should be required upon reaching the age of majority to go through naturalization and take an oath of 100 percent exclusive allegiance to the USA. This would both eliminate dual adult citizenship and make it clear that these former hybrids are naturalized citizens. Every adult citizen of the USA should be required to have pure 100 percent exclusive allegiance to the USA (no USA recognized foreign allegiances allowed).

  8. Message posted on White House and DOJ websites today:


    Nature Rules, and men follow.

    The Non-negotiable Forever Laws of Nature vs The Contemporary Make-Believe Laws of Man

    According to the Laws of Nature relative to natural birth, Thief-in-Chief Barry Soetoro-Obama II (“Obama II”) NEVER WAS, NEVER IS and NEVER WILL BE THE 44th CONSTITUTIONAL PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES:

    1. By NATURAL LAW (“Father from My Dreams” passes his DNA, surname, British Subject foreign citizenship et al to his son, Obama II)

    2. By PRECEDENT (72 of 74 (97%) parents of non-nbC-grandfathered presidents were U.S. citizens at time of president’s birth, except for Arthur and Obama II)


    4. By SEALED or FRAUDULENT IDENTIFICATION DOCUMENTS (with U.S Government and Corporate Media and State-licensed Attorney-criminal Complicity; TRUMP: REVOKE FAKE EXECUTIVE ORDER 13489)

    5. By 100% NATIONAL SYNDICATION OF JUDICIARY COMPLICITY (with justice for “street citizens” and get-out-of-jail passes for “elite citizens” from the U.S. Government’s collusive MONARCHY of ANARCHY)

  9. In the story above it states that “other legal analysts reasoned that anyone born to one U.S. Citizen parent anywhere in the world meets the definition of a ‘natural born citizen’ because he or she did not require naturalization”.

    That argument has been rendered legally invalid by the Naturalization Act of 1795 which repealed a previous provision of the NA of 1790 which had made people born overseas to a U.S. Citizen, a “Natural Born Citizen”.

    The latter act, The NA of 1795, repealed that provision stating that persons born outside the U.S. to a Citizen was him/herself merely a “Citizen” versus a “Natural Born Citizen”.