Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Shock Audio: Trevor Loudon Flubs Article II Natural 
Born Citizen: Cites Harvard Law Review Propaganda

Trevor Loudon has done a superb job at highlighting the Commie connections in today's Democratic Party but he just made a complete arse of himself while defending a foreign-born persons eligibility to be POTUS.

I've actually had the opportunity to meet and hear Loudon speak and consider him to be more of a Patriot than a lot of American Citizens but he totally discredits himself by propagating outright propaganda from the very side he's spent years exposing. Hopefully he will take note and correct his position on Article II.

Loudon basically says the presidential requirement is "natural born" or "a Citizen at birth" so long as one parent is a Citizen and that parent resided in the United States for five of the last fourteen years.

Reality is according to all reports Ted Cruz's mother was residing in Canada before Ted's birth. Either way the statute that Loudon is discussing has no bearing on Article II, nor did it amend or redefine Article II.

( Audio via TruNews. Hat tip 22Tula. )

Either Loudon can't comprehend simple English or he's basing his position on Alexander Hamilton’s suggested presidential eligibility clause, which was never adopted by America's Founders.

Alexander Hamilton’s proposed presidential eligibility clause as suggested on June 18th, 1787:

"No person shall be eligible to the office of President of the United States unless he be now a Citizen of one of the States, or hereafter be born a Citizen of the United States."

Again, that wording suggested by Hamilton was never adopted by America's Founders.

Loudon needs to take his own advice and re-read Article II of the United States Constitution.

Article II Section 1 Clause 5 of the USC as adopted by America's Founders on September 17th, 1787:

"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;..."

That "or a Citizen of the United States" is the Grandfather Clause which allowed the Founders to be eligible.

Unless Barack Obama, Ted Cruz, Bobby Jindal, and Marco Rubio are 200+ years-old they're not eligible.

Hats off to broadcaster Rick Wiles for refuting Loudon's position on Article II "natural born Citizen"...

I hope Loudon isn't putting forth this same argument at all his upcoming speaking engagements.

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