©2009 drkate (originally published October 6, 2009)
[Author’s note 1. I am reposting this article to reinforce the peril we face by not having a Natural Born Citizen in the White House, and why the Founders required this provision as the criterion for being eligible for the Presidency. The obots think the dismissals mean this is over. It is not. Thank you.]
[Author’s note 2. This article continues the discussion of Tyranny in America and focuses squarely on a threshold constitutional issue: the CIC’s required qualifications for the job. Please note that the Andrea Shea King Show will be hosting “Birthers Week” , and I submit this post in support of that effort!]
“Permit me to hint, whether it would be wise and seasonable to provide a strong check to the admission of Foreigners into the administration of our national Government; and to declare expressly that the Commander in Chief of the American army shall not be given to nor devolve on, any but a natural born Citizen.” –Letter from John Jay to George Washington, July 25, 1787
Anyone who has been seriously following the Natural Born Citizenship issue in this last year and a half is by now familiar with the influence of John Jay on the requirements of the President as stated in Article II, Section 1 of the U.S. Constitution. Use of the term in 1787 implies some knowledge of its meaning, indeed, see the Law of Nations by Vattel.
There are many fine blogs which have researched and defined the term and significance of ‘NBC’, and the consensus among all of them is that the concept of natural born citizenship is about allegiance. The Commander in Chief must have only one allegiance–to the United States–to prevent foreign influence on and within the highest office in the land.
Thus the President must be born on American soil to two U.S. citizens. A dual or naturalized U.S. citizen cannot be a Natural Born Citizen under the U.S. Constitution.
The Founders imposed this criterion on the office of the Presidency to avoid the following possible outcomes:
- hesitancy on military matters effecting the national security
- the lack of timely, strategic decision making,
- the disarming or weakening of the defenses of America,
- weakening of foreign policy, and
- the presence of a ‘foreign agenda’ that is evident in daily actions of the Executive.
This is the kind and manifestation of the tyranny that would result from multiple allegiances.
The Founders recognized that the threat of foreign influence in the Office of the President would exist forever. They sought to safeguard the country through the ‘Natural Born Citizen’ clause of Article II, Section 1.
The purpose of this article is to discuss how the concept of “natural born citizen” was degraded, attacked, and ignored by Obama and the democrats and the consequences to the safeguards intended by Article II, Section 1.
The “Natural Born Citizen”
The definition of “natural born citizen”, and the reason why America should continue to be protected by that clause in Article II, are described and detailed eloquently in several blog sites. The Birthers website, in particular the article entitled Logic of a Natural Born Citizen presents an extremely cogent analysis of how one obtains citizenship, and what three conditions lead to being a natural born citizen:
To add the weight of scholarly research to the definition of ‘natural born citizen is The Natural Born Citizen Book, written by He’s Not My President, on the blogroll. From the text of this fine book, and regarding allegiance:
The founding fathers were learned men. They had read and were versed in many subjects and literate in the writings and teachings of the political thinkers that came before them. One such political thinker whom the founding fathers were profoundly familiar was Cicero. In reading Cicero’s works on natural law, the founders concluded that:
The Law of Nature or Nature’s God is eternal in its basic goodness; it is universal in its application. It is a code of “right reason” from the Creator himself. It cannot be altered. It cannot be repealed. It cannot be abandoned by legislators or the people themselves, even though they may pretend to do so. In Natural Law we are dealing with factors of absolute reality. It is basic in its principles, comprehensible to the human mind, and totally correct and morally right in its general operation.[iv]
They created the Supreme Law of Land when they wrote the Constitution based on this idea of natural law. Emmerich de Vattel’s The Law of Nations is a treatise on natural law as indicated by the full title of his treatise: The Law of Nations or Principles of Natural Law.[v] The Natural Born Citizen Book, 2009.
The Attack on Article II
Since the issue of eligibility first surfaced in the spring of 2008, Obama, the socialist democrats, and the media tried to diminish the concept of ‘natural born citizen’ as an issue of a birth certificate, in other words, ‘born in the USA’. The effort was to marginalize, mock, and diminish the concept embodied in Article II, and those who would raise this issue were called racists by friends, family, and strangers alike.
I don’t know about you, but I believe I understood by the time I was in 3rd or 4th grade what a ‘natural born citizen’ meant. I knew enough to know that I am an American citizen, but not a natural born one. So when the denigration of the concept of NBC arose, I–like others–knew it was a sham.
Obama specifically acknowledged in Dreams of My Father, that his father was a British citizen (later Kenyan), which is according to the Constitution, a disqualifying factor for the Presidency and at the very least raises questions about his eligibility.
In June 2008 Obama specifically bowed to the questions being raised about his citizenship by posting, on his Annenberg Political Fact Check “Fight the Smears” website, a “Certification of Live Birth”, which raises more questions than it answers. The FTS website states that Obama was a British citizen at birth due to his father’s citizenship. The website then, and to this day, continues to establish Mr. Obama as a ‘native born’ citizen, not a ‘natural born’ citizen.
The blatant tyranny of this attack is as follows:
- Use all media and political forces to bury the subject or ridicule, mock, isolate, destroy, or marginalize anyone who raises it.
- Use of media resources to misinform the public–pass off ‘native citizen’ and ‘American citizen’ as ‘natural born citizen’
- Using sheer political force to violate regulations within the DNC and the U.S. Constitution by deliberately placing an ineligible, possible foreign national, in the White House
- Using campaign contributions, and then taxpayer dollars, to prevent the disclosure of essential records relating to Obama’ citizenship
- Usurpation of the power of government, and use of government officials, to block access to records and to eliminate other records (i.e., Indonesia, passport files)
The Patriots’ Actions
The best thing the Patriots have done is to hold the ground and begin to advance. The ground has been held through lawsuits, through the 912 march where hundreds of signs spoke of natural born citizenship, to the questions still being asked, to the relentless authors of blogs who keep at the truth, and to the daily advancements we make in our understanding. The questions are not going away.
In the search for justice on this matter there has been great recent progress in finding an indirect way to get at the eligibility issue…just like Al Capone was finally nailed on income tax charges.
We are helped remarkably by Obama’s own slip-ups, often brought on by his arrogance and hubris. In a fit of bragging about foreign experience, Obama let it slip that he had been to Pakistan in 1981. Oops.
Of course, we researched this. Now, the one question that could unravel the whole mystery and catch him off guard or completely in a lie is,
“what passport did you use in 1981 when you went to Pakistan?”
If he says a “U.S. passport” we know he is lying…Americans were not permitted in Pakistan then. If he says ‘British’ or ‘Indonesian’, then, well, sorry buddy, the jig is up. Somewhere along the line he lost his American citizenship, if he ever had it.
In the end, it matters not who finally breaks this wide open. It DOES matter that we continue to press this threshold issue of Article II eligibility.
Article II. Appointment Authority
Although the issue of eligibility seems the most critical to me, it is worth mentioning again that Obama has, once in office, exceeded his Article II appointment authority. Already 34 ‘czars’ have been assembled and research on these individuals reveal and confirm Obama’s radical, left, communist agenda.
This usurpation of power and authority is rooted in the fundamental disregard for the Constitution, and is being used to advance a foreign agenda. The agenda includes the economy, military, the populace, our foreign policy, and our national defense.
‘All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent’.–Jefferson
TURN THE VOLUME UP. Thank you.