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.
The super duper rocket scientist genius’s over at HotAir have spent the last year and a half proclaiming that anyone who has any questions regarding the birth certificate of Barack Hussein Obama are just crazy conspiracy theory believing N’irther’s.
Well hey, what else could they be right? It’s not like President Obama has come out and said that American citizenship “not a matter of blood or birth” or anything, right?
Moreover it’s not as if the very birth certificate President Obama presented the public as proof of his eligibility for office didnt actually list his father as being the citizen of a foreign nation or anything. Oh wait, that’s right, it did list his father as one Barrack Hussein Obama Sr. a citizen of the British Colony of Kenya.
Which according to the legal definition of Natural Born Citizen invalidates Barack Hussein Obama’s eligibility to serve as POTUS. But hey, it not like the US Constitution needs to be adhered to or anything.
We can, like Ed and AP just declare that anyone born in the United States is a natural born citizen and end any question or debate on the subject, regardless of the fact that such a declaration would clearly and obviously be in complete opposition to the indisputable intentions of the framers of the US Constitution.
Sorry to disappoint you Ed, AP. We cannot simply ignore or side step the intentions of the framers of the US Constitution. We cannot change the definition used by them in determining who constitutes a “Natural Born Citizen” either without creating a Constitutional Crises.
In order for “Natural Born Citizen” to only constitute someone physically born within the jurisdiction of the United States we have to consider the reason and justification used by the framers for adding that specific restriction to the eligibility requirement for POTUS.
Their specific concern was that of divided loyalties. Their specific intention was, that no individual who was not born in the jurisdiction of the United States to parents (that means both parents) who held citizenship could be eligible to the office of POTUS.
In order for their specifically stated intentions to be superseded the Constitution of the United States of America needs to be specifically amended to remove the “Natural Born Citizen” clause, just changing the definition of “Natural Born Citizen” fails because changing the definitions upon which the Constitution of the United States is based completely undermines the entire US constitution.
Logic, honesty and integrity clearly are not the friends of Captain Ed or Allahpundit as the following catastrophic failure in logic and rational thought prove.
Besides, if being an American is a matter of faith, then the religion in question is devotion to the rule of law. We have created the laws by which we live through representative democracy within a framework set by our Constitution. Breaking the law to get into the country isn’t an expression of faith; using Obama’s construct, it’s actually heresy.
Ed and AP’s abundant willingness to abandon the framework of the US Constitution for political expediency undermines their creditability and displays their true motives for all to see. They aspire to be the new Dan Rather’s of the information age.
The Nirth Certificate is their throbbing memo, never mind the facts, the US Constitution or the statements of Barack Hussein Obama himself. Pay no attention to their own use of the issue for propaganda purposes, in the words of the Fifth Column Drive-by Media, “Nothing to see here, move along”.
Good job there Ed, AP, spin this story to reflect only Obama’s desire to enact amnesty for illegal aliens and do what ever is required to obfuscate any causality behind the rational for his position.