Super Tuesday: Five Presidential Candidates Face
Eligibility Hearing; News Media Blackout Continues
Poked around trying to find some news on the eligibility hearing taking place today in New Hampshire but was unable to find anything recently published reporting the legitimate challenges filed against five presidential candidates.
Under normal circumstances (pre-Obama) this type of thing would generate some pre-hearing-coverage.
Nothing but crickets. And when it is mentioned they provide progressive propaganda as legal rulings.
The Article II birther issue crosses party lines. It is not a racial issue, it is a constitutional issue.
One of the Ted Cruz challengers is a self-described progressive activist, as reported last week:
Also schedule to be reviewed by the six-member bipartisan commission that day is a challenge to U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders’ eligibility to appear on the New Hampshire Democratic primary ballot. A complaint alleging that Sanders is ineligible was filed last week by attorney Andrew Martin of Illinois. The series of hearings are scheduled to begin at 9 a.m.
Christopher Booth of Concord, New Hampshire, and Cameron Elliott of Pennsylvania filed separate challenges to Cruz, arguing that although Cruz’s mother is an American citizen, Cruz is ineligible because he was born in Canada, outside of the jurisdiction of the United States.
Elliott, a self-described progressive activist, pointed out that Cruz is a citizen only by virtue of an act of Congress that allows those born of American citizens but outside of the U.S. to be considered “natural born” citizens. The constitution, however, says that only “natural born” citizens are allowed to serve as president.
A law passed in 1790 said that “children of citizens of the United States that may be born beyond the sea or out of the limits of the United States, shall be considered as natural born citizens.”
Elliott argues that Cruz is not a natural-born citizen as defined by the constitution, but rather as defined by a federal law passed by Congress after the constitution was adopted. That, he argues, makes Cruz ineligible.
Booth is an undeclared Concord resident who has run for numerous state offices, including the U.S. Senate and mayor of Concord.
He makes a similar argument, writing that “those who are citizens by virtue of an act passed by Congress – that is, laws, statutes, or acts, of naturalization, are naturalized citizens. While (those) who have been born within the jurisdiction of the United States are naturally citizens, natural born citizens, constitutionally, irregardless (sic) of any congressional act.”
Cruz’s campaign had no comment on the challenges. A spokesman said the campaign has no plans to file responses to the paperwork filed by Booth and Mitchell. [...] WMUR.
The only other recent report that mentions the challenges is buried in an unrelated article at the National Journal:
NATURAL-BORN CITIZENSHIP. “Two challenges to … Cruz’s eligibility to serve as president have been filed with the New Hampshire Ballot Law Commission, both alleging that Cruz does not meet the requirement that the president must be a natural-born citizen as defined by the constitution. Cruz’s campaign says the question has been answered numerous times, including in a finding earlier this year by two solicitors general – one a Democrat and one a Republican – that Cruz is a natural-born citizen because his mother was a U.S. citizen.” (WMUR) [...] National Journal.
Obama ineligibility activist Robert Laity filed challenges against four candidates, as reported by P&E:
From: Robert Laity
Sent: Friday, November 13, 2015 5:13 AM
To: firstname.lastname@example.org ; Joseph Foster, Attorney General of New Hampshire
Subject: OFFICIAL NOTICE OF DISPUTE; AS TO the Non Bona Fides of FOUR Republican Candidates for Presidency of the United States of America
State of New Hampshire
OFFICIAL NOTICE OF DISPUTE AS TO THE
NON BONA FIDES OF FOUR REPUBLICAN
CANDIDATES FOR PRESIDENT
Dear Attorney General Foster,
I wish to NOTIFY you that the bona-fides of four Republican Candidates to be President is hereby DISPUTED. It is claimed that the following persons do NOT meet the United States Constitutional requirement that one be a “Natural-Born Citizen” in order to be President under Article II,Sec.1.
The U.S. Supreme Court in Minor v Happersett,U.S.Supreme Court 88 U.S. 162 (1875) ruled that:
“The Constitution does not,in words, say who shall be natural born citizens. Resort must be had elsewhere to ascertain that....It was never doubted that all children born in a country of parents [Emphasis added] who are citizens became themselves,upon their birth, citizens also....these were natural born citizens”
The court went on to make reference to the citizenship status of those citizens who derived their citizenship from parents who were not citizens themselves, saying “as to this class there have been doubts”.
I am disputing the bona-fides of:
Marco Rubio-NOT an NBC. He was born in the U.S. However his Parents were un-naturalized “Permanent resident” Cuban citizens when he was born
Ted Cruz-NOT an NBC. He was born in Canada to a Cuban Father and American Mother who may have naturalized as a Canadian.
Bobby Jindal- NOT an NBC. He was born in the U.S. to Parents who were un-naturalized Citizens of India at the time of Bob Jindal’s birth.
Rick Santorum-NOT an NBC. He was born in the U.S. to a Father who was an Italian citizen not naturalized at the time of Rick’s birth.
This is a repeat of what Barack Obama did in 2008 and 2012 and John McCain did in 2008. Both of them are ineligible.
See: There is NO “President” Obama:
Robert C. Laity
Founder and President
Society for the Preservation of
our American Republic
43 Mosher Drive
Tonawanda, NY 14150
Not sure if Laity's challenges will be addressed at today's hearing or at a later date.
Birther Report's forecast is they will toe the line and declare all eligible. Media will rejoice.
UPDATE: The BR forecast was correct. Cruz defense here (pdf). Rubio defense here (pdf). More here. H/T guest.
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