A Certificate of United States Birth Alone Does Not a "Natural Born Citizen" Make.
Remember those quaint little laws in the U.S. Constitution which define citizenship? You know, like the Fourteenth Amendment and the clause defining requirements for the President of the United States to be a "natural born" citizen? When Obama runs for President again in 2012, he faces a new hurdle. The state of Arizona will demand he show his birth certificate before it allows his name on the ballot. Arizona to Candidates - Prove Your Citizenship
And matters worsen for poor beleaguered Obama as other uppity states are following Arizona's lead. No wonder Barack Obama and the Obamabots really, REALLY hate, hate, hate all those "Natural Born" citizens of Arizona.
Obama eligibility: a birth certificate alone does not prove 'natural born' citizenship
Everyone who reads the U.S. Constitution knows that a certificate of a United States birth alone does not prove 'natural born' citizenship. However, according to Democrats, Obama's Birth Certificate does just that. The Obama campaign released a statement from "Hawaiian officials" who personally verified that they saw the original Obama birth certificate and even went further --"I, Dr. Chiyome Fukino, ... verifying Barack Hussein Obama was born in Hawaii and is a natural-born American citizen."
There you have it America. Hawaii officially certifies Barack Obama as a "natural-born" citizen, and it has the "original" birth certificate to prove it. So citizens of Arizona ask, why cannot we see it for ourselves? Well, funny you should ask. Unfortunately ... Hawaii law prevents Hawaiian officials from releasing Obama's "original" birth certificate to you, the masses. So sad. So ... NA NA NA NA NA NA! What they don't tell is that there is no prohibition against the President himself obtaining a copy and releasing it to America.
Obama supporters twist logic into knots as they justify reasons for Barack Obama's decision not to show America his original birth certificate. The usual one is to quote State Department regulations on citizenship. Some whip out an old moldering birth announcement published in a Hawaiian newspaper at the time. A birth announcement qualifies one for the U.S. Presidency? None of Obama's apologists ever mentions the U.S. Constitutional requirements for President, except to remind you that Senator John McCain was so NOT a "natural born citizen" that the Congress passed special legislation for him.
The U.S. of A. is supposedly governed by a Constitution which spells out qualifications for the President. It is not what you think, or I think, or the polls say, or state-run media MSNBC and Chris Matthews' slander of Americans as "Birthers," it is a matter of law. The Constitution is a simply written, concise document, not 2400 pages of ObamaCare legalese, which you can find on the Internet: "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;"
The key phrase is "natural born citizen" because Obama certainly was NOT "a Citizen of the United States, at the time of the Adoption of this Constitution..." None of the Founding Fathers who were our first Presidents was born in the U.S.A. but they qualified as citizens and served as Presidents. They were exempted from being "natural born citizens." Obama is not exempted.
Being born in Hawaii does not make a person a "natural born Citizen." Having one parent who is a "natural born citizen" as obviously was the mother of Obama, does not qualify one as "natural born."
The legal problem is not the birthplace of Obama which seems to be the U.S., but that Obama's father was foreign-born and a British Citizen at the time of his son's birth. This fact is what calls into question the "natural born" status of President Obama. And guess where this fact originated? From crazy Birthers you scream? No! It was Obama himself who told us so in his books about his father.
That he was sworn into office by the Supreme Court suggests they were probably unconcerned. But the Founding Fathers certainly were concerned about handing over the Presidency to a person of questionable loyalties. They feared someone who had been a citizen of another land, (Obama was born with dual citizenship) or had been influenced in childhood by foreign-born parents, or had grown up in other lands (Indonesia), speaking foreign tongues. Such a person would not truly understand American history and culture, would be oblivious to American Exceptionalism, would bow before foreign potentates and apologize to the world for the sins of America. The Founders were correct in their thinking, weren't they?
What exactly is the meaning of the phrase "natural born citizen" that establishes the eligibility for the office of President of the United States? "Natural born citizen" means anyone born on American soil whose parents are citizens of the United States. The father of President Barack Obama's was never a citizen of the U.S. I refer you to Michigan Law Review explaining how Senator John McCain was NOT a "natural born citizen."
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