“THE CONSTITUTION MATTERS”
by Gary M. Wilmott, ©2020
I wrote to Senator Harris in December of 2017 and put her on notice that any attempt by her to run a campaign for the presidency would be unlawful and in violation of the presidential eligibility clause of the U.S. Constitution. She responded with a form letter ignoring my protestations, choosing instead to defy the Constitution, raise campaign funds under false pretenses, and continues to defraud the American people to this day.
Section 1 of Article II of the United States Constitution sets forth the eligibility requirements for serving as President of the United States:
No Person except a natural born Citizen, or a Citizen of the United States, at the time of the Adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the Office of President, neither shall any person be eligible to that Office who shall not have attained to the Age of thirty-five Years and been fourteen Years a Resident within the United States.
The 12th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution mandates that a candidate for VPOTUS be a NATURAL BORN citizen, the same qualification required for the POTUS in Article II. In fact, the only government jobs in the United States that require Natural Born citizenship are that of POTUS and VPOTUS.
Kamala Harris is not a NATURAL BORN citizen. Harris was born on Oct. 20, 1964, in Oakland, California, to a Jamaican citizen father and an Indian citizen mother. Kamala’s parents were foreigners – not under the jurisdiction of the United States government – owing allegiance to Jamaica and India, respectively. As such, Harris is a statutory citizen of the United States pursuant to the 14th Amendment (effective since 1898 via the Supreme Court Opinion in Wong Kim Ark v U.S.). Harris is a naturalized citizen at/from birth, because of a charitable interpretation of the 14th Amendment granting birthright citizenship to alien children. While “native-born” citizens and “natural born” citizen are describable as “born citizens,” only one is a natural “born citizen”; the other is a naturalized “born citizen.”
Domestically born 14th Amendment constitutional citizens, like Harris, are INELIGIBLE to be POTUS or VPOTUS because they are born with a foreign nationality competing with their American nationality. Kamala Harris is NOT – nor can she ever be – a NATURAL BORN Citizen of the United States. As such, Harris’s candidacy for VPOTUS is unlawful and a manifest fraud.
If Harris had been born to Natural Born or Naturalized American citizen parents, she would be eligible to be POTUS or VPOTUS because such children are NATURAL BORN American citizens. The USSC has clarified this fact in several opinions, and has never applied the term “natural born citizen” to any citizenship category other than those born in the country of American citizen parents.
Harris’s illegitimate campaign for the presidency is not surprising, however. There have been numerous efforts in recent years – by BOTH parties – to circumvent the Natural Born Citizen requirement and flagrantly ignore the Founders’ intent and clear meaning of Article II.
This current election cycle saw unconstitutional candidacies by Tulsi Gabbard and Andrew Yang, in addition to Harris. There was also talk this summer about Tammy Duckworth as a possible VP candidate for Joe Biden. She, too, is not a Natural Born Citizen.
The previous presidential election cycle saw Republicans Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz, and Bobby Jindal all run unlawful campaigns. And of course, in 2008, there was the successful usurpation by Barack Obama who, to this day, has failed to provide certifiable/verifiable documentation – of his place of birth, legal citizenship, and true parentage – to the American people. This ongoing failure to vet candidates for the most powerful job in the world is unconscionable, and must be rectified.
Even before this recent surge in unlawful candidacies, there have been numerous attempts to redefine Natural Born Citizen. In 1975, there was an effort to remove the natural-born citizen requirement from the U.S. Constitution – when Democrat House Rep. Jonathan Bingham [NY-22] introduced a constitutional amendment under H.J.R. 33 – which called for the outright removal of the natural-born requirement for president found in Article II of the U.S. Constitution – “Provides that a citizen of the United States otherwise eligible to hold the Office of President shall not be ineligible because such citizen is not a natural born citizen.”
From June 11, 2003 to February 28, 2008, there have been eight different congressional attempts to alter the natural born citizen requirement for POTUS in the U.S. Constitution – all of them failing in committee — and all of them occurring during Barack Obama’s rise to political power, and preceding the November 2008 presidential election.
These extraconstitutional efforts to redefine and/or completely alter the traditional interpretation and true meaning of the term “natural born citizen” affirms the distinction between “citizen” and “Natural Born” citizen, and proves incontrovertibly that politicians from both parties have been fully aware of these competing definitions for many years.
The purpose and intent of the constitutional “natural born citizen” provision was to exclude “foreigners” from the presidency. Natural born citizenship applies only to one’s status at the time of one’s birth. Thus, the only “foreigners” the provision could have possibly excluded were persons who were “foreigners” when they were born. The “natural born citizen” provision could not have achieved even this limited purpose — excluding persons who were “foreigners” at birth — unless the term “natural born citizen” meant one who was not a “foreigner” (foreign citizen or subject) when he or she was born.
In July of 1787, John Jay, a member of the Continental Congress, wrote a letter to George Washington, President of the Continental Congress.
In his letter, Jay wrote, “Permit me to hint whether it would be wise and seasonable to provide a strong check to the admission of foreigners into the administration of our national government; and to declare expressly that the commander-in-chief of the American army shall not be given to, nor devolve on, any but a natural born citizen.”
The Founders took John Jay’s concerns to heart and decided to limit access to the presidency only to the “natural born.” The fear was that the fundamental cultural, political, philosophical, and religious influences of the parents would undoubtedly influence the direction of their child’s upbringing. The best safeguard to limit foreign influence and allegiance was to ensure that the president be born of American citizen parents, thus strengthening loyalty to country and the values and principles of the Constitution.
The word “natural” means “of the nature of”; “naturally, a part of”; “by the laws of nature.” A “natural born” citizen is one who was at birth, a member of the political society, naturally. The constitutional Natural Born mandate would mean, further, that no other government would have any claim upon the POTUS and commander-in-chief of the military, because his or her sole allegiance was to the government into which he or she had been born.
Natural born citizenship is derived from Natural Law. It is irrevocable and above all law – even the Constitution – because it is an unalienable right by the laws of “Nature and Nature’s God.” No citizen by law can also be a natural citizen since natural citizenship is not granted by any U.S. law ever written – including the Constitution – nor by any court ruling or administrative policy. Natural Born Citizenship is viewed as a natural unalienable right that neither the government nor its citizens have any authority to grant or rescind. It is a natural right that all humans are born with, and which government does not create.
Artificial, man-made citizenship (positive law) – including legal citizenship via the 14th Amendment (“constitutional citizenship”) – is not natural citizenship by any stretch of the imagination. To think and maintain otherwise defies common sense and is contrary to the Constitution and the understanding and intent of the Founding Fathers.
Statutory citizens like Kamala Harris – regardless of her birth on American soil – are not eligible to be President, and if the father is not even an immigrant but is merely a student guest of the government then his child is not a U.S. citizen at all! That certainly appears to be the facts surrounding the Kamala Harris birth narrative. Regardless, only the 14th Amendment can afford Senator Kamala Harris any right of claim to American citizenship. But because she is not NATURAL Born, Harris has no legal right or claim to the high offices of vice-president or president of the United States.
Further complicating Harris’s legal citizenship status is the fact that under Chapter 2 of the Constitution of Jamaica, a person born in Jamaica after 5 August 1962, or born outside of Jamaica after that date to a father who is a Jamaican citizen, is AUTOMATICALLY CONSIDERED A JAMAICAN CITIZEN AT BIRTH! Kamala Harris was born Oct. 20, 1964 and her father was a citizen of Jamaica at the time of her birth. Therefore, Kamala Harris is also a citizen of Jamaica, pursuant to Section 3Cb of the Constitution of Jamaica. That means that Harris has every right and privilege to move to Jamaica tomorrow, apply for a Jamaican passport, vote, and participate in Jamaica’s affairs.
It is outrageous to envision that any individual possessing citizenship with a foreign country, such as Kamala Harris, who was born an American citizen pursuant to the 14th Amendment and obtained automatic citizenship of Jamaica – by descent through her father – should ever be allowed to serve as vice-president or president of the United States.
The U.S. government recognizes that dual nationality exists but does not encourage it, because of these obvious conflicting allegiances and possible foreign influences. Claims of other countries on dual national U.S. citizens often conflict with U.S. law. This is because dual citizens owe allegiance to both the United States and the foreign country. They are required to obey the laws of both countries.
The Constitution affirms, defends, and protects our rights to free speech, freedom of religion, privacy, trial by jury, etc. If we say it is okay to ignore the Constitution regarding any candidate’s eligibility, we open the door for someone else to say it is okay to ignore the Constitution regarding our rights as citizens.
If there is an issue with the Constitution, the proper remedy is a Constitutional Amendment. We cannot simply dismiss Constitutional requirements, because they are inconvenient, or we think they are irrelevant or do not like what they say. If any one part of the Constitution does not matter, why would any other part of the Constitution matter?
To have confidence in our government, the American people need to know that their elected officials are holding office legally. This confidence is especially important for our men and women of the military, who have sworn to “support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic.”
Once we ignore the natural born citizen provision, we open the door wide to the possibility of a person with conflicting loyalties — perhaps stronger than to our own — to be the sole commander of our military. If there is any “reasonable” doubt regarding the President’s Constitutional eligibility, we must resolve this doubt in order to preserve the confidence of the American people, and especially the men and women in uniform who protect us.
It is time for the conservative media and all patriots to bring this matter to the attention of the American voters – before it is too late. Stop avoiding the issue. What are you afraid of? The country is on the brink. Exposing Kamala Harris is a critical first step in taking back our country from the treasonous Marxist movement that is destroying our country. The Constitution matters.