“THE CONSTITUTION MUST BE RESPECTED”
September 28, 2020
Tom Perez, DNC Chair
430 South Capitol Street
Washington, D.C. 20003
THIS IS AN OPEN LETTER
Dear DNC Chair Tom Perez:
I am contacting you regarding your role as Chair to the Democratic National Committee, and the fact that you signed off – under penalty of perjury (sworn before a notary) – the DNC Certification of Nomination [Attachment 1] for Joseph R. Biden and Kamala D. Harris, on August 17, 2020 – a full two days before Senator Harris was officially nominated and formally accepted said nomination. The Certification states that both respective candidates were “legally qualified to serve as President and Vice President of the United States, respectively, under pertinent law, including the applicable provisions of the Constitution of the United States.” As to Senator Harris, this is factually and legally INACCURATE. Proffering this document as a true and accurate representation of Senator Harris’s citizenship status constitutes a fraud on every state to which this “Certification” has been disseminated for the purpose of authorizing Harris to be placed on the general election ballot.
The United States Constitution mandates that the President (Article 2) and Vice President (12th Amendment) be NATURAL BORN citizens. That means that the respective candidates must have been born to TWO citizen parents [Attachment 2]. Harris was born in Oakland, California in 1964, to two foreign citizen parents (father a citizen of Jamaica and mother a citizen of India). As such, Harris can only claim NATIVE born American citizenship pursuant to the institutionalized error and unfounded interpretation of the 14th Amendment (ratified 80 years AFTER the adoption of the Constitution). Without the 14th Amendment – which makes no mention of Natural Born citizenship – Harris would not acquire American citizenship by any law, court opinion, or amendment whatsoever. Furthermore, all evidence currently in the public domain suggests that neither of Harris’s parents were legal residents of the United States at the time of her birth, which puts into question whether Harris ever became a naturalized American citizen – a process that only applies to foreigners. Mr. Perez, where are the official certified documents that evidence acquisition of American citizenship for Kamala Harris?
The Citizenship Clause of the 14th Amendment states that “All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and the State wherein they reside. This means that native-born children of legal immigrants – and thus subject to U.S. jurisdiction – are alien-born American citizens. However, native-born children of non-immigrant aliens would not be naturally subject to the American government and would therefore not acquire US citizenship at birth. Kamala Harris falls into that category – a native-born alien born to non-immigrant parents and not subject to U.S. jurisdiction. Because Harris would not be an American Native-born citizen, she would inherit her father’s citizenship – that of Jamaica. No court has ever ruled that non-immigrants are also U.S. citizens.
If, for the sake of argument, we concede American citizenship to Harris based on the location of her birth, it is only possible because of a statute or positive law; namely the interpretation of the 14th Amendment. If a law applies to one’s citizenship, then one is merely a legal citizen. No law applies to a Natural Born citizen since such citizenship comes from inheritance, and no group of lawmakers can convey citizenship on one whose citizenship is already theirs by unalienable right, i.e., NATURAL LAW.
Regardless as to whether a case can be made for statutory 14th Amendment citizenship, Jamaican law makes it clear that Kamala Harris was born with every right and privilege of Jamaican citizenship through descent from her father [Attachment 3]. Because India does not allow dual citizenship, Harris would not be afforded a third citizenship (through her mother). It is irrefutable, that Kamala Harris was born with conflicting allegiances and was subject to foreign influence. She is not, nor can she ever be, a NATURAL BORN citizen.
Mr. Perez, the first seven presidents were not NATURAL BORN citizens. How could they be? Their parents were foreigners and they only acquired American citizenship upon the adoption of the Constitution. And yet, they were still constitutionally eligible because of the grandfather clause in Article II. The grandfather clause would not have been necessary if “citizen” and “natural born citizen” meant the same thing. These ongoing efforts by both parties to conflate citizen with NATURAL born citizen – and run constitutionally INELIGIBLE candidates – must stop. The NATURAL BORN citizen language was put in the Constitution for a purpose: to ensure that no one with foreign influence or allegiances could become the commander-in-chief of the military.
Since the turn of the 21st century, there have been numerous attempts to change the meaning of Natural Born Citizen [Attachment No. 4]. All these attempts have failed. However, that has not stopped an ongoing assault on the Constitution, which has resulted in several unconstitutional candidates running for POTUS from BOTH parties in 2008, 2012, 2016, and 2020.
It is time the United States Supreme Court put a stop to these ever-increasing efforts to ignore the plain purpose and clear meaning of Article 2, Section 1, Clause 5. Failure to act is a disservice to all Americans and endangers our national security.
On behalf of every American voter, exactly what review process was taken by you and the DNC to vet Senator Harris? What documents were reviewed and what interviews were conducted with the candidate and others to establish her citizenship status?
The Constitution must be respected. The only two jobs in the United States that require Natural Born Citizenship are the President and Vice President. Kamala Harris clearly does not meet this constitutional requirement and must be removed from the ballots in all fifty states.
Gary M. Wilmott
(Email address redacted for publication)
cc: Kamala Harris (U.S. Certified Mail)