- The first ‘birthers’ of America were the Founders, who insisted that the President be either a natural born citizen or a citizen at the time of the adoption of the Constitution.
- It is settled law, history, policy and practice in the United States that a natural born citizen is born in the country of two citizen parents.
- It is settled history, law, and practice that ‘a citizen at the time of the adoption of the Constitution’ meant the original founders, the first several Presidents of the United States. Two important principles are implicit in this particular statement of Article II:
- Recognition that being born in America of parents who were citizens of and who had allegiance to another country would not be sufficient to ensure complete fidelity to the United States.
- Since no one in the U.S.A. was a natural born citizen at the time of the adoption of the Constitution–they were born British subjects and gained U.S. citizenship in April 1782 at the end of the Revolution– and since there would be no ‘natural born citizen’ that had obtained the age of 35, a provision was made to grandfather in those initial American citizens to be eligible citizens for President. Martin Van Buren was the first natural born citizen President of the United States as he was born Dec 1782 to two U.S. Citizens, who acquired their U.S. Citizenship at the end of the Revolution.
- That the lower courts and SCOTUS have avoided ruling on any aspect of Article II during 2008-2011 means the definition of natural born citizen stands as is.
- Notwithstanding Congress’ efforts to amend the definition of natural born citizen through failed constitutional amendments or non-binding resolutions, they have not changed the definition, nor can they.
- There is no legal or constitutional authority granted to anyone to change this settled definition of natural born citizen. Flat-earth eligibility deniers cannot parse the words in Article II, or find some magical clause in Blackstone, nor any act of law that can change this definition.
- Enabling Obama to avoid the Constitutional criteria specified in Article II is an act of treason against the Constitution. Knowledge of this act and or failure to address this, constitutes the felony of misprision of treason.
- These are grounds for the immediate removal, resignation, and prosecution of those individuals.
Just how are they going to get Obama on the ballot?