Saturday, August 08, 2009
I'm a "birther".
I have taken on that label because for standing up for the Constitution, I'm supposed to be some kind of nutcase akin to a "truther". A "truther" I am not.
But I am a "birther".
Even people on my side of most issues are siding with Oblahma and the MSM on this issue, but there are some very important things that they are overlooking. These things are very important to the future of our Republic and the survival of the Constitution. To dismiss those who take a stand as "birthers" is to simply not care about the Constitution or its future. Think about this:
1. Regardless of the content of Barack Obama/Barry Soetoro's original birth certificate, whether issued in Kenya or Hawaii, he has gone to great pains to keep it from being revealed to the public. This means one of two things: 1. That he was not born in Hawaii, as he claims, or 2. There is something else that would be revealed that would further damage his credibility and/or status as "President of the United States".
2. As a child, Obama traveled to countries where Americans were not allowed to go.
3. As a child, Obama attended school under documentation that showed him as something other than a citizen of the United States.
4. He has openly admitted that his father was not a citizen of the United States.
5. The only other person to hold the highest office in the country without being born of two American citizens also went to great lengths to keep that fact from the public, and that fact was not discovered until many years after he had left office and died. This is evidence that both Barack Obama and Chester Arthur KNEW that they might not be eligible for the presidency under the Constitution. Obama is the first person to take the office in a situation where the public had been alerted to the problem beforehand.
6. There has never been an interpretation by the courts on the definition of a "natural born citizen", and the wording of the Constitution,
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.suggests that Obama could have a problem here.
* He's 35 or older. Check.
* He's lived in the United States at least 14 years. Check.
* 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;
What exactly is a "natural born citizen"? And why did the Founders include the phrase "or a Citizen of the United States, at the time of the Adoption of this Constitution"?
While there has never been a clarification from Congress or the courts on this matter, the fact that this phrase was included suggests that the Founding Fathers DID NOT consider themselves "natural born citizens". They were, after all, largely born in the colonies, and there is no question that the man they had in mind for the job was born in Virginia. Still, his parents were not citizens of the United States.
Obama's place of birth, then, may be irrelevant if it is determined that a natural born citizen of the United States must be born of two American parents. Think of the consequences of the opposite. What if a person is elected who was born of an American mother and an Iranian father? Suppose that person turns out to be a supporter of the Ayatollas, and this fact isn't discovered until after he is inaugurated? What are the chances of that happening with a natural born American citizen as opposed to someone whose loyalties are divided as in this case? Think about it.
In all honesty, two of the very best potential Presidents in this country are foreign-born. I would vote for Emperor Misha in a heartbeat, and the same for Delfts. Well, that is, except for their eligibility issue. Both were born abroad to foreign parents. Both would do an infinitely better job than Barack Obama or anyone else the Donks or Pubs would present, but to change the rules and allow the potential for the above scenario would present more dangers than benefits.
This is why the birth issue is so important. It is already quite clear that Barack Obama has no intention of ever deliberately acting within the best interests of the United States. For evidence, look to the bailouts, the so-called "stimulus", the taking over of private companies, and the current attempt to take over the healthcare system, all blatantly illegal under the Constitution - the very Constitution he has sworn to uphold and defend, and all completely opposite the best interests of this country. We had enough problems with his predecessor doing stupid shit like this, and Bush's natural born citizenship wasn't even at issue.
So here's the bottom line:
With regard to the birth certificate, I want to know what Barack Obama has to hide. Why hasn't he just let everyone see it? What damning information is on that document even if it WAS issued in Hawaii? The headaches and expense this man has endured to keep it from us is more than enough to make the whole thing suspect.
With regard to whether Barack Obama is a natural born citizen of the United States of America despite being born to a foreign father, I call upon the Supreme Court to read the applicable clauses in the Constitution carefully and make a ruling - not one based on whom each judge would have liked to have as President in this last election, but based on WHAT THE FOUNDING FATHERS INTENDED. Sonia Sotomayor must recuse herself in the case, having been appointed by someone who would be affected by the ruling.
This is really all anyone wants. Obama could release the birth certificate with one phone call and a check for the applicable fee (probably less than twenty dollars). The court needs simply to take one of the many cases in the country that it has been asked to take, hear the arguments, and make the ruling. What did the Founding Fathers mean by "natural born citizen"? My opinion on the matter is shown above, and many Americans have expressed opinions. So must the Supreme Court.