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Who is a ‘natural born Citizen of the
United States’ to Constitutional Standards?
CDR Charles Kerchner (Ret.)
Read these essays regarding the legal term of art “natural born Citizen” and basic logic, i.e., trees are plants but not all plants are trees. Natural born Citizens are a subset of “born Citizens (citizens at birth)” but not all “born Citizens (citizens at birth)” are “natural born Citizens”: … AND … The Three Legged Stool Test …
AND … Article II Facts . Also watch this video by the renowned constitutional scholar Dr. Herb Titus —
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and Part II:
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Obama is NOT one no matter where he was born since his father was a foreign national, not even an immigrant to the USA. See this report on the constitutional eligibility all Presidents of the USA to date. Obama was born with dual Citizenship at best and possibly only British Citizenship depending on where exactly he was born and the age of his mother when he was born. Obama is NOT a ‘natural born Citizen of the United States’ to constitutional standards. Cruz (born a citizen of Cuba, Canada, and USA), Rubio (born a citizen of Cuba and USA), and Jindal (born a citizen of India and USA) are also NOT natural born Citizens of the United States since they were all born with dual or multiple citizenship and did not have sole allegiance at birth to the USA. They were born with foreign allegiances and thus potential foreign influences on them.
That is exactly what the founders and framers did NOT wish to have occur with future Commanders in Chief of our military forces once they, the founding generation, was gone. That was specifically the understanding and intent of the founders and framers in inserting the term ‘natural born Citizen’ into the presidential eligibility clause as to who could be President and Commander in Chief of our military once the founding generation had passed.
The founding generations had a grandfather clause in the presidential eligibility clause exempting them.
People need to read Article II Section 1 Clause/Paragraph 5 of the Constitution to understand that grandfather clause, and understand the stricter requirements placed on future generations, and not be fooled by talking heads and political party leadership putting out misinformation and half truths. But no exemption from the natural born Citizen requirement exists for generations after the founders had passed.
The founding generation had shed their blood to achieve that Constitution. The founders and framers did not wish some future generation to allow a person to become the President and Commander in Chief of our military forces who had foreign influence at birth due to possible secret access to foreign money, political charm, and/or political party desire and expediency to just put up anyone they desired. The Constitution was to limit eligibility as to who can be President. It was a restrictive clause not an inclusive clause.
John Jay, a scholar of natural law, who became the first Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, is the source of this restrictive clause. As John Jay conveyed to George Washington in his letter of 1787, it would be a “strong check” on allowing anyone born with “foreign influence” on them from gaining command of our military.
Barack Obama is exactly the example of an individual whose loyalty to the U.S. Constitution is in question. The founders and framers were very wise in their choice of words they used in the Constitution.
Unfortunately the Progressive/Socialist leaning main stream and major media and leadership of both political parties have actively engaged in misinforming the American electorate and diluting the original intent meaning and understanding of the presidential eligibility clause. And the USA and We the People are paying the price for this every single day. Hopefully the new Congress will do something such as call for public congressional hearings into the falsified life narrative of Barack Obama and in the process re-discover the true understanding and intent of the founders and framers use of the constitutional term “natural born Citizen of the United States”.
I pray they do before it is too late for what is left of our Constitutional Republic.
- CDR Charles Kerchner (Ret) - CDR Kerchner's blog and website.