From the Article II Superpac
On election day, vote for the Constitutionally Eligible candidate!
Learning who is and is not constitutionally qualified to be a presidential candidate should be as easy as reciting the alphabet, counting to ten or learning to tie your shoe laces. There are only three job requirements
- Must be 35 years or older;
- Held residency in the US for 14 years prior to nomination; and
- Must be a natural born citizen.
We already know Republican candidate Mitt Romney meets Article II requirements (see http://cdrkerchner.wordpress.com/2012/01/08/ancestry-ahnentafel-genealogy-chart-for-mitt-romney-by-cdr-charles-kerchner-ret/) and of course, four years later we still don’t know if Mr. Obama is a natural born Citizen. But what about the top four Third Party candidates?
We teamed up with Cmdr. Charles Kerchner (Ret.), a 25+ year geneaology expert, to learn if these other candidates met Article II requirements. We quickly learned that two out of four of these third party candidates are constitutionally qualified. The remaining two remain unknown.
Here is what we learned -
|ROCKY ANDERSON – JUSTICE PARTY|
|35 years of age||Yes, born September 9, 1951|
|14 year residency||Yes, Prior to his serving as Mayor of Salt Lake City for two terms he was a practicing attorney for 21 years in the area.|
|Natural born citizen||Yes, He was born in Logan, Utah to Roy and Grace Anderson both American citizens (see 1940 census)|
|VIRGIL GOODE – CONSTITUTIONAL PARTY|
|35 years of age||Yes, born October 17, 1946|
|14 year residency||Yes,He served in the Virginia State Legislature and then Congress between 1997 – 2009 and then practiced law in his hometown of Rocky Mount, Virginia.|
|Natural born citizen||Yes. He was born in Richmond, Virginia to Alice Clara (nee Besecker) and Virgil Hamlin Goode both American citizens (see 1940 census)|
|GARY JOHNSON – LIBERTARIAN PARTY|
|35 years of age||Yes. Johnson was born January 1, 1953|
|14 year residency||Yes. Johnson served as Governor of New Mexico between 1995 – 2002 and in 2009 launched a non-profit titled “Our America Initiative”|
|Natural born citizen||Unknown. Johnson was born in Minot, North Dakota to Lorraine B. (nee Bestow) and Earl W. Johnson. According to the 1920 census Earl Johnson was adopted therefore his son, Gary’s citizenship status is unknown (http://2012.presidential-candidates.org/Johnson/Parents-Grandparents.php)|
|Jill Stein – Green Party|
|35 years of age||Yes. Stein was born May 14, 1951|
|14 year residency||Yes. Stein launched her political career in 1998 by serving on various health related nonprofit boards in Boston, Mass. Stein then began in earnest to build her political resume in 2002 by first running for Governor, then House of Representatives (2004) and finally the Secretary of the Commonwealth (2006) in Massachusetts. She won election to serve as a Town Representative on the Lexington, Massachusetts Town Board serving between 2005 -2008 before running for Governor again in 2010 and President in 2012.|
|Natural born citizen||Unknown. Stein does not provide any information in any of her bio’s about who her parents are. She tells us she was born in Chicago, Illinois. The only biographical information found is from interviews conducted by Forbes magazine tax writer Peter J. Reilly who refers to her biographical details as “thin.” Click HERE to read Reilly’s interview and HERE to watch Stein tell his audience who her grandparents were but nothing about her own familial situation.|