Skip to comments.Obama’s Friends Working to Amend the Natural Born Citizen Requirement
Posted on 11/28/2008 5:01:06 PM PST by pissant
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Read this: Amending the Natural Born Citizen Requirement It is obvious BO is not natural born or his friends wouldnt be trying so hard to make him one. http://www.patriotbrigaderadio.com/barracks/index.php?topic=250.0 :
If the Facts Dont Support the Theory, Destroy the Facts
Comment left by: CreativeOgre:
While digging my way through the Internet last night, I came across the following paper, written by SARAH P. HERLIHY. Its title
AMENDING THE NATURAL BORN CITIZEN REQUIREMENT: GLOBALIZATION AS THE IMPETUS AND THE OBSTACLE
caught my eye, and had to read it
I had to ask myself, what would drive any American to want to change a clause in a document that is the very foundation of our government?
So, I kept digging, and found that SARAH P. HERLIHY is employed by Kirkland & Ellis LLP http://www.kirkland.com
Noting that this law firm is based in Chicago, the light bulb was shining a little brighter Smiley. Upon looking at the firm, and the partners, I found that Bruce I. Ettelson, P.C., is Member of finance committees of U.S. Senators Barack Obama and Richard Durbin.
http://www.kirkland.com/sitecontent.cfm temID=7845 (towards bottom of the page)
In addition, Jack S. Levin, P.C., another partner who, in December 2002 was presented the Illinois Venture Capital Associations lifetime achievement award for service to the private equity/venture capital community presented by Sen. Barack Obama
So it sure looks like Obamas people have looked into the matter of Natural born as far back as early 2006. What is even more disturbing is that it would appear that they are following the thought of :
If the facts do not support the theory, Destroy the facts!
Here is the introduction to the paper It looks like a road map for Obamas defense lawyers And a precursor to a Socialist world.
AMENDING THE NATURAL BORN CITIZEN REQUIREMENT: GLOBALIZATION AS THE IMPETUS AND THE OBSTACLE SARAH P. HERLIHY∗
The natural born citizen requirement in Article II of the United States Constitution has been called the stupidest provision in the Constitution,1 undecidedly un American,2 blatantly discriminatory,3 and the Constitutions worst provision.4 Since Arnold Schwarzeneggers victory in the California gubernatorial recall election of 2003, commentators and policy-makers have once again started to discuss whether Article II of the United States Constitution should be amended to render naturalized citizens eligible for the presidency.5 Article II, Section 1, Clause 5 of the Constitution defines the eligibility requirements for an individual to become president. Article II provides:
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; neither shall any Person be eligible to that Of-fice who shall not have attained to the Age of thirty five Years, and been fourteen Years a Resident within the United States.6
Although these sixty-two words are far from extraordinary, the natural born citizen provision is controversial because it prevents over 12.8 million Americans from being eligible for the presidency.7 In addition to Governor Schwarzenegger, the natural born citizen clause prohibits many other prominent Americans from becoming president, including Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm,8 former Secretaries of State Madeleine Albright and Henry Kissinger, Labor Secretary Elaine Chao,9 and over 700 Medal of Honor Winners.10 Even though many of these individuals have served in high political positions or fought in a war on behalf of America, they are not able to become president simply because they were not born in the United States.11
The natural born citizen clause of the United States Constitution should be repealed for numerous reasons. Limiting presidential eligibility to natural born citizens discriminates against naturalized citizens, is out-dated and undemocratic, and incorrectly assumes that birthplace is a proxy for loyalty. The increased globalization of the world continues to make each of these reasons more persuasive. As the world becomes smaller and cultures become more similar through globalization, the natural born citi-zen clause has increasingly become out of place in the American legal sys-tem. However, even though globalization strengthens the case for a Constitutional amendment, many Americans argue against abolishing the requirement. In a recent USA Today/CNN/Gallup Poll taken November 1921, 2004, only 31% of the respondents favored a constitutional amendment to abolish the natural born citizen requirement while 67% opposed such an amendment.12
Although some of the reasons for maintaining the natural born citizen requirement are rational, many of the reasons are based primarily on emotion. Therefore, although globalization is one impetus that should drive Americans to rely on reason and amend the Constitution, this paper argues that common perceptions about globalization ironically will convince Americans to rely on emotion and oppose a Constitutional amendment. Part one of this paper provides a brief history and overview of the natural born citizen requirement. Part two discusses the rational reasons for abolishing this requirement and describes why the increase in globalization makes abolishing the natural born citizen requirement more necessary than ever. Part three presents the arguments against allowing naturalized citizens to be eligible for the presidency and identifies common beliefs about glob-alization that will cause Americans to rely on emotion and oppose a Constitutional amendment.
Where is the sorry dang creepy Main Stream Media? Even Fox News?
Like Clinton in ‘92, Obama’s youthful run could have been thought to be his national preparation for a subsequent, winning run—and so his people could have thought they’d have another four to eight years to get the clause changed.
Come join the existing thread. (not quite the same)
at the time he ran for the office, he was ineligible he defrauded the nation. He is guilty on many counrs and needs to be inprisoned in gitmo.
redacted to Mozambique
I agree....This run was supposed to be an introduction...when blacks TOTALLY moved to his side...away from the so called spouse of the first black president...he saw a chance...and the party took over. The loyal female vote (cattle vote) would slowly turn to Obama...
bring charges against all of his friends, they knowingly ran this guy for president knowing he was not able to hold the office.
send them all to gitmo.
Look through a few of these threads and you'll find even FReepers calling for us to "move on," "forget this nonsense," etc. The MSM have covered for the left so long that even many on the right are afraid to follow anything that might sound like a conspiracy theory.
Sometimes conspiracy theories prove out, and while I'm very very slow to buy into them myself, I have indeed come to believe that Obama is definitely not a natural-born citizen and probably not a U.S. citizen at all.
BTW, refusing to stand up and challenge the left's advance is exactly how we got where we are now.
MM (in TX)
Since when are liberals interested in abandoning emotion, which forms the basis of their reaction to everything?
I smell a rat...a BIG one.
So where is it going? Here is what I think:
Obama is not going to give up the BC. His lawyers will argue that the Constitution does not define "natural birth" and that a proper definition will be that one or more parents are American citizens. Period. No matter where you are born. That will be sufficient for many if not most Americans unless a very, very powerful argument can be made that there is a clear and strong legal basis for defining it differently.
If the issue of British citizenship/loyalty is brought up I expect Obama's lawyers to argue that the marriage between his mother and his father was not legal because his father already had a wife in Kenya. Obama's wife has declared that his mother was very single when Obama was born. So if you have an American mother and no legal father then they will argue that the requirements of the Constitution are satisfied no matter where Obama was born.
I'm afraid I have to predict they will win the case on that basis and we will never find out what the Birth Certificate says. But ... I hope I'm wrong.
It's only controversial if it blocks their agenda.....
It takes years and years to amend the Constitution. How many times did the ERA go around before right-thinking Americans managed to get it killed?
If this were to happen, Obama would be well out of his second term before the Constitution was amended. Maybe this is for Arnold.
Why on earth would anyone from Obama’s camp be looking at this?
From perspective this is more evidence that he’s not natural born!
Classic Leftist maneuver. Claim something is controversial and it becomes controversial.
Clearly, we are witnessing the results of a vast left wing conspiracy to destroy the United States of America. This crap has been percolating for years. Hillary's slip of the tongue about vast RIGHT wing conspiracy was an illumination of what is actually occurring on the left. They have been plotting since the 1930s and we are now seeing the fruits of their labor.
Hardly emotional...They wanted the President to be “The Most Loyal” person in Office..devoid of any loyalty to another country AT ANY TIME in his/her life.
>Where is the sorry dang creepy Main Stream Media? Even Fox News?
Probably covering-up for sorry, dang creepy politicians. [/cynic]
Ping! This is interesting & Scary!
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