There is no gray area. Either members of Congress are liars or they are too stupid to serve in government.
Senator Mark R. Warner (D-VA) says:
“The facts have consistently shown that President Obama was born in the United States. As a natural-born American citizen, he is fully eligible to serve as President of our country.”
Anwar al-Awlaki was born on April 22, 1971 in Las Cruces, New Mexico. He is an Islamic spiritual leader and an imam who has encouraged Islamic terrorism against the West. He is a senior talent recruiter and motivator, who has also become “operational” as a planner and trainer for al-Qaeda. Al-Awlaki’s sermons were attended by three of the 9/11 hijackers. He reportedly met privately with two of them in San Diego. Recent investigations have suggest that al-Awlaki may have known about the 9/11 attacks in advance. In 2009, he was promoted to the rank of “regional commander” within al-Qaeda.
According to Warner and every other member of the US Congress, al-Awlaki is a natural-born American citizen and he is fully eligible to serve as President of our country.
Accused Fort Hood shooter and al-Awlaki disciple Nidal Malik Hasan was born on September 8, 1970 in Arlington, Virginia.
Perhaps al-Awlaki and Hasan could be on the same Presidential ticket with Warner as their campaign manager.
You see, Mark, the natural born citizen clause of the Constitution is there for a reason, to prevent such a situation from happening. It is about dual allegiance. It requires a Presidential candidate to be native born of US citizen parents at the time of birth.
It is based on the Founders understanding of the term “natural born citizen,” in the 1758 book “The Law of Nations” by Emerich de Vattel, who wrote:
“… natural-born citizens, are those born in the country, of parents who are citizens. … children naturally follow the condition of their fathers, and succeed to all their rights. … The country of the fathers is therefore that of the children…”
Mark, is it an accident that every President since the Revolutionary era has been a natural born citizen with the exception of Obama and Chester A. Arthur, who also hid his birth records?
In an effort to obscure the truth, Congress members are deliberately misleading the public about the meaning of the 14th Amendment to the Constitution.
The narrative of the 14th Amendment is also consistent with the Framers intent regarding dual allegiance and natural born citizenship.
Rep. John Bingham, one of the architects of the 14th Amendment, stated in the House of Representatives on March 9, 1866:
“It means every human being born within the jurisdiction of the United States of parents not owing allegiance to any foreign sovereignty is, in the language of our Constitution itself, a natural born citizen.”
According to Supreme Court ruling Minor v. Happersett (1874), if you were born in the United States and both of your parents were U.S. citizens at the time of your birth, you are, without doubt, a natural born citizen.
In September 2008, during the controversy regarding Senator John McCain’s eligibility to be President, Lawrence B. Solum, the John E. Cribbet Professor of Law at the University of Illinois College of Law, published an article in the Michigan Law Review entitled “Originalism and the Natural Born Citizen Clause”
“What was the original public meaning of the phrase that establishes the eligibility for the office of President of the United States? There is general agreement on the core of its meaning. Anyone born on American soil whose parents are citizens of the United States is a natural born citizen.”
According to Article II, Section I, Clause 5 of the Constitution, the narrative of the 14th Amendment, the Supreme Court case of Minor v. Happersett (1874), other legal opinions and precedence and historical background, Obama has never been eligible for the presidency because he does not meet the requirements of natural born citizenship.
Of course, you know all that, Mark. So, you and the rest of the Congress must be lying to the American people.
In addition, there is increasing evidence that Obama has committed felonies in office and in his run-up to the 2008 Presidential election, i.e. forged Certificate of Live Birth and Selective Service registration and a stolen Social Security number.
Congress refuses to investigate, allowing for the continuation of potential criminal behavior and, yet again,is shirking its responsibilities because of fear and political expediency.
Mark, did you know that the Presidential oath of office is unique? No others state “preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.”
It is also there for a purpose. Can you guess why?
So, as Obama continues to make a mockery of the Presidential oath and shreds our Constitution, Congress does nothing.
Not only does Obama consider himself above the law, but so does Congress.
No doubt al-Awlaki and Hasan would feel very comfortable among you.
© Canada Free Press 2011
Lawrence Sellin, Ph.D. is a recently retired colonel with 29 years of service in the US Army Reserve. He is a veteran of Afghanistan and Iraq.
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