View Full Version : Obama’s Ineligibility and Republican Eunuchs

04-17-2011, 10:00 AM
It is difficult to imagine a more obvious scam and a more pliable group of suckers....Of course, Republicans have always known that Barack Hussein Obama is ineligible to be President.

Unfortunately, many Republicans have spent so much time in the hallways of power and in TV studios; they now mistake cowardice for statesmanship. The love for their lifestyle has outgrown their respect for the oath of office, to support and defend the Constitution of the United States..........The explanation of Obama’s ineligibility is so simple that even a liberal could understand it....Oddly enough, liberals appreciated the benefits of their complicity far more than the Republicans grasped the shame of their acquiescence.

In September 2008, during the controversy regarding Senator John McCain’s eligibility to be President, Lawrence B. Solum, the John E. Cribbet Professor of Law at the University of Illinois College of Law, published an article in the Michigan Law Review entitled “Originalism and the Natural Born Citizen Clause”

Solum wrote:

“What was the original public meaning of the phrase that establishes the eligibility for the office of President of the United States? There is general agreement on the core of its meaning. Anyone born on American soil whose parents are citizens of the United States is a natural born citizen.”....Solum concluded that there was no clear answer as to whether McCain was eligible to be President. I will return to that conclusion later.

The Constitution does not say “citizen”, but specifically combines the legal concepts of jus soli (right of the soil) and of citizen parents, jus sanguinis (right of blood). It was intentionally designed by the Framers to prevent a President from having dual allegiance.

The narrative of the 14th Amendment is consistent with the Framers intent.

Representative John Bingham, author of the 14th Amendment, while commenting on Sec. 1992, unequivocally stated the difference between ‘natural born” and ‘born” citizenships:
“It means 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 our Constitution itself, a “natural born” citizen.”

According to the 14th Amendment, Obama is a citizen of the United States, but unambiguously not a natural born citizen.

It is interesting to note that the natural born requirement became the basis of the 2008 challenge, not to Obama’s candidacy, but to John McCain’s. The issue was taken so seriously, it required Senate resolution 511:

“Whereas John Sidney McCain, III, was born to American citizens on an American military base in the Panama Canal Zone in 1936: Now, therefore, be it Resolved, That John Sidney McCain, III, is a ‘‘natural born Citizen’’ under Article II, Section 1, of the Constitution of the United States.

Barack Obama voted in favor of that resolution. One can assume that he fully understood the meaning and intent of the Constitution. After all, was he not once a Professor of Constitutional Law?