Unless I am mistaken, it has always been a Constitutional requirement that a Presidential candidate be a natural born citizen. That is, the candidate must be born in the US of parents who are US citizens at the time of birth.
According to that definition, Barack Obama is not a natural born citizen and, therefore, has never been eligible for the Presidency.
How could he have been nominated by the Democratic Party, placed on ballots in all 50 states, certified by the Electoral College and sworn into office by the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court?
Did I miss some important event somewhere along the way to the 2009 inauguration? Are we not using the natural born definition anymore? If so, who decided that? Was the Constitution amended in secret?
Actually, none of that happened.
What I think did happen was that many people got caught up in the euphoria and glamor of electing the nation’s first African-American President. The left wing of the Democratic Party saw it as a possible way of achieving long-term power. The main stream media, which is a shill for the Democrat Party, put its full weight behind Obama. Finally, the Republican Party may have been intimidated into cowardice by political correctness, fear of press ridicule and their own love of power and privilege.
So, rather than deal with the troublesome requirement of natural born citizenship, it appears that some individuals may have intentionally decided to sidestep the Constitution, while the vast majority of those who knew better, simply acquiesced.
A conspiracy of silence remains in effect today. One can only conclude that rather than face the truth, our political leadership has chosen to enter the 2012 election cycle as if nothing is wrong.
What the sorry excuses for statesmen don’t realize is that by not facing up to such an issue both then and now, they have irreparably damaged the foundation of our republic. A precedent has been set that the Constitution may be invoked when it is politically expedient to do so, or just as easily ignored by the same criterion.
On the Democratic side of the aisle, there are some, who believe that they are blessed with only noble intentions and possess bound volumes of the truth. Any opposing views are not only wrong, but they are evil or stupid. It is acceptable, therefore, to express rage and fling insults at anyone, who disagrees with them. The end, to dramatically transform the US according to their left wing ideologies, justifies the means.
On the Republican side of the aisle, there are some, who are simply weak and cowardly.
It appears that the majority of our political leadership and the main stream media, probably for different reasons, have decided not to address the issue of Obama’s ineligibility.
Those who may be guilty will do anything they can to prevent discussions and investigations of his eligibility because it could lead to substantiation of their complicity in the greatest political fraud ever perpetrated on the American people.
Unlike them, the American people do not fear the truth and are intent on upholding the integrity of our Constitution. If what I wrote above is true, then what our political leaders and the main stream media have done is nothing less than tyranny by taking it upon themselves to subvert the people’s Constitution.
Supreme Court Justice Hugo Black stated: “Our Constitution was not written in the sands to be washed away by each wave of new judges blown in by each successive political wind.”
Abraham Lincoln said: “Don’t interfere with anything in the Constitution. That must be maintained, for it is the only safeguard of our liberties.”
To our temporary employees in Washington, D.C. – On which side of history do you wish to be?
You have only a little time left to decide.
© 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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