Constitutionally Ineligible Presidential Candidate
The leftist media is forced to admit the birther issue is much more about Article II than Barack Obama.
Right Wing Watch attacks:
Right Wing Watch.
RWW went on to cite the debunked CRS memos which claim that the U.S. Constitution merely requires that a president have been eligible for U.S. citizenship at birth. Ignoring the historical fact that every POTUS and VPOTUS constitutionally eligible after the Grandfather Clause were all born on U.S. soil to two U.S. citizen parents.
As Sons of Liberty reported Monday:
Marco Rubio Announces Presidential Campaign Even Though He Is Constitutionally Ineligible
In a previous Breitbart article by Javier Manjarres, the eligibility of Rubio was questioned with Manjarres citing a 2011 Congressional Research Service report that stated, “the weight of legal and historical authority indicates that the term ‘natural-born’ citizen would mean a person who is entitled to US citizenship ‘by birth’ or ‘at birth’, either by being born ‘in’ the United States and under its jurisdiction, even those born to alien parents; by being born abroad to US citizen-parents; or by being born in other situations meeting legal requirements for US citizenship ‘at birth’.” The quoted report section also indicated that a person who was born an “alien” and progressed through the naturalization process would not be considered “natural born” since they were not a citizen by birth or at birth.
Interesting the CRS would publish this in 2011, after Obama was elected and before the run up to the 2012 presidential campaign, in direct conflict with the passage of the Naturalization Act of 1790 by the First Congress establishing/clarifying natural-born citizens. As so eloquently pointed out by Publius Huldah, this act establishes that “minor children born here of aliens do not become citizens until their parents are naturalized” – meaning they are not natural-born citizens.
Wikipedia, while not considered a truly reliable source, states Marco Rubio was born on May 23, 1971, to “Mario Rubio and Oria Garcia” who were Cubans that “immigrated to the United States in 1956 and were naturalized as US citizens in 1975.”
The framers of the Constitution did not define what constituted a natural-born citizen because they all knew exactly what the term meant. As Publius points out, we don’t have to define pizza because everyone knows what a pizza is. However, it seems many want to subscribe to a less than definite natural born citizen definition to suit their own agenda.
Everyone should know the Constitutional requirements of the President of the United States; but, let’s review what the Constitution states in Article II, Section 1. [...] Sons of Liberty.
CDR Kerchner (Ret) summed it up perfectly in a recent email:
This is NOT about politics or anything else but upholding the U.S. Constitution, the fundamental law of our land and expecting the truth from our elected officials and our main stream media. Rubio is not constitutionally eligible to be President and Commander in Chief. Neither is Cruz or Jindal. And neither is Obama. Learn more about Article II Section 1 Clause 5 of our U.S. Constitution and the meaning and purpose of natural born Citizenship therein at: http://www.art2superpac.com/issues.html and http://www.scribd.com/protectourliberty/collections/