Natural Born Citizen Obama

I am baffled about the continuing theories surrounding President's Obama's birth location. I don't like the guy as president, but all the solid evidence points to his being born in Hawaii.

Interestingly, there is also a theory out there that President Obama even if born in Hawaii is not a "natural born citizen" within the meaning of the United States Constitution unless both of this parent were also citizens. The President's father was a citizen of the U.K.

It seems to me that the citizenship clause of the Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution puts that potential doubt to rest, by saying, " All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside."

Granted, the words "natural born" are not used (and I have no ideal what an unnatural birth might be -- birth by test tube, maybe), but The Fourteenth Amendment makes is clear that one is a citizen by birth if born in the United States.

Could anything be clearer?


Anonymous said…
You couldn't be more wrong. Do some serious research on the subject and you will know.
Conservatarian said…
I would love to be wrong. I want Obama out as soon as possible. He is bad for America.

My research confirms my conclusion, but I am open to new information. Feel free to provide it here our provide a link.
Anonymous said… is the link you want.
Conservatarian said…
Here is the key quote from the research:

"John Bingham, aka “father of the 14th Amendment”, was an abolitionist congressman from Ohio who prosecuted Lincoln’s assassins. Ten years earlier, he stated on the House floor:

“'All from other lands, who by the terms of [congressional] laws and a compliance with their provisions become naturalized, are adopted citizens of the United States; all other persons born within the Republic, of parents owing allegiance to no other sovereignty, are natural born citizens. Gentleman can find no exception to this statement touching natural-born citizens except what is said in the Constitution relating to Indians.' (Cong. Globe, 37th, 2nd Sess., 1639 (1862))

"Then in 1866, Bingham also stated on the House floor:

“'Every human being born within the jurisdiction of the United States of parents not owing allegiance to any foreign sovereignty is, in the language of your Constitution itself, a natural born citizen.' (Cong. Globe, 39th, 1st Sess., 1291 (1866))

"No other Representative ever took issue."

The legislative history may be important, but not conclusive depending on how the courts handle it. The Bingham quote was not in the 14th Amendment debate, but some earlier debate, so it is not really in the 14th Amendment legislative history.

It is unfortunate, that court challenges related to the eligibility of Barack Obama have focused on birth place as opposed to parental citizenship. If he were declared ineligible now, I wonder what would happen to legislation he signed into law that a duly eligible president might have vetoed. If he were now ruled ineligible, then what? Would Sleepy Joe Biden ascend to the presidency?

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