Saturday, January 10, 2009

Consequence: The New Natural Born Citizen

According to Article 2, Section 1 of the United States Constitution only a "Natural Born Citizen" may qualify for the office of U.S. President.

In the eyes of the framers, the term natural born citizen meant one whose parents were both U.S. Citizens at the time of birth, and who was born on U.S. soil (Vattel's Law of Nations).

Today, Americans have decided to do away with Article 2, Section 1, by insisting on the inuaguration of Barack Hussein Obama II. So exactly what does this mean? What is Obama II's lineage, and what is the new law?


The Lineage of Barack Hussein Obama II

Barack Hussein Obama II was born to Stanley Ann Dunham, a White American from Wichita, Kansas of English and Irish descent, and Barack Hussein Obama, Sr., a Luo from Nyang’oma Kogelo, Nyanza Province, Kenya. His parents met in 1960 while attending the University of Hawaii at Mānoa, where his father was a foreign student.


What if Obama Sr. was still living?

If Obama Sr. was still alive, and living in Nyang’oma Kogelo, Nyanza Province, Kenya, would Obama II have dared to run for POTUS? Would you still insist that Obama II met the qualification of being a natural born citizen? This is highly doubtful. Perhaps our Founding Fathers, in their wisdom, saw that if the non-citizen parent(s) were deceased, then there would no longer be a potential conflict of allegiances. However, I find no such reasoning in the writings of Vattel.


The New Natural Born Citizen

So the new 21st Century definition of a natural born citizen must be "one whose non-citizen parent(s) are deceased at the time of his candidacy, and who is presumed to have been born on U.S. soil." And further, that, "the burden of proof is soleley based upon the word of the candidate." And lastly, that, "no citizen shall have standing to challenge whether or not a candidate meets these qualifications."


And of Our Constitutional Republic?

In real life, a law must be changed before it may be broken without punishment, however, in this fairy tale, the Government may simply ignore the law. It will be interesting to see where this story ends, and how many Federal laws will be broken and subsequently ignored. For example, will this illegitimate Government dare go after a Citizen for tax evasion, upholding one section of the Constitution while ignoring another? Will the backing of the U.S. Currency by the "Full Faith and Credit of the United States" be just words? Will the military carry out the orders of an illegitimate Government? Will foreign nations respect the Treaties of this un-Constitutional Republic?


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U.S. President
Article II, Section 1, Clause 5

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.

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Vattel’s Law of Nations Chapter 19,
§ 212. Citizens and natives

“The citizens are the members of the civil society; bound to this society by certain duties, and subject to its authority, they equally participate in its advantages. The natives, or natural-born citizens, are those born in the country, of parents who are citizens. As the society cannot exist and perpetuate itself otherwise than by the children of the citizens, those children naturally follow the condition of their fathers, and succeed to all their rights. The society is supposed to desire this, in consequence of what it owes to its own preservation; and it is presumed, as matter of course, that each citizen, on entering into society, reserves to his children the right of becoming members of it. The country of the fathers is therefore that of the children; and these become true citizens merely by their tacit consent. We shall soon see whether, on their coming to the years of discretion, they may renounce their right, and what they owe to the society in which they were born. I say, that, in order to be of the country, it is necessary that a person be born of a father who is a citizen; for, if he is born there of a foreigner, it will be only the place of his birth, and not his country.”