Skip to comments.It's Official: Ballot Challenge To Mitt Romney's Eligibility To Be President Filed In Illinois
Posted on 01/16/2012 11:21:39 AM PST by Obama Exposer
I knew this would happen and in a way, it is a good thing because it will also bring focus to Barack Obama's eligibility. Reading the paperwork on this I found out some things I wasn't aware of pertaining to our citizenship statutes back in the 1940's such as the statute listed in this challenge, U.S. Nationality Act of 1940 Sect 201, 54 Stat. 1137 which provides provides the law by which a person born outside the U.S. is bound by in order to qualify legally as a U.S. citizen. For some that do not know, according to Mexican law at the time when Mitts dad George was born in Chihuahua, he became a Mexican citizen. That citizenship was passed to Mitt at his birth in 1947 despite the fact he was born in Michigan. That means Mitt was born a dual citizen and a born dual citizen is not a Article 2 Section 1 natural born citizen eligible for the presidency as our founders intended. Reading the challenge, they bring out the SCOTUS case Minor v Happersett which is binding precedent defining a natural born citizen. They also cite The Venus, 12 U.S. 8 Cranch 253 289 (1814) as well as the case Shanks v. Dupont, 28 U.S. 3 Pet. 242 242 (1830). It goes on to say:
Article 30. Mexican nationality is acquired by birth or by naturalization: A. Mexicans by birth are: I. Those born in the territory of the Republic, regardless of the nationality of their parents:
"By virtue of this law, in order for George Romney to have become a U.S. citizen he would have to be naturalized".
Well, it will be interesting how the media responds to this.
Here is the challenge. You might want to zoom in.
On one hand, they can't respond to it without looking like a bunch of hypocrites, considering they have carried so much water for Obama for so long.
OTOH, when has that ever stopped them?
This is precisely why they are pushing for Romney. He can’t criticize Obama on the same issues he himself is guilty of (citizenship, healthcare, cap and trade, etc)they are the same in too many ways for my liking.
Axelrod’s showing his hand a little prematurely, don’t you think?
What’s the history on the challenge of George Romney’s eligibility to run for president. Was it ever an issue?
The furriners are fighting over the scraps of America that are left.
Vet them all!!!
If there’s a problem, we’ll just have to run LEGAL candidates for a change!
Better to have this decided now. But I suspect that the guys who filed it figured that Chicago would be the right place because a Chicago court would be reluctant to find that Romney is not a natural born citizen. If he’s not, then that certainly doesn’t bode well for Obama’s eligibility.
It’s an interesting issue. On it’s face, it seems to me to be quite distinguishable from Obama’s situation. Mitt’s great grandparents were U.S. citizens who went to live in Mexico (polygamous Mormons), so it seems American citizenship is established at least as far as Mitt’s great grandparents. Regardless of what Mexican law says about their status, if the U.S. recognizes them as citizens, and since Romney was born in Detroit, I don’t see an issue. Obama’s father on the other hand was never an American citizen. He was either a British subject and/or a Kenyan national, so there’s no way he could confer ‘natural born citizenship’ to his son, regardless of where Barack was born...which has never been conclusively established.
So you are applauding this because it shins light on the same issue pertaining to Obama, parentage. I am applauding this because it kill two birds with one stone....(let us pray)
Your post is the typical waste of bandwidth. Surely you can find something else about this guy thats not legitimate..
Yes and it came up in the press. Devvy Kidd had a article about it 2 weeks ago. From her research she found this from the congressional record:
Mitt Romney’s, father George W. Romney, Not A Natural Born Citizen of the United States of America, and was NOT, eligible for the Office of President, by Pinckney G. McElwee of D.C. Bar.)
Congressional Record (House) June 14, 1967
“I find no proper legal or historical basis on which to conclude that a person born outside of the United States could ever be eligible to occupy the Office of the President of the United States. In other words, In my opinion, Mr. George Romney of Michigan Is Ineligible to become President of the United States because he was born In Mexico and is, therefore, not a natural-born citizen as required by the United States Constitution.”
From Devvy Kidd with a lot more infornation:
I am not sure that it matters what Mexican law says.
My suspicion is that the courts will ultimately find that “natural born citizen” simply means that you were a citizen from birth.
George Romney’s eligibility was never a serious issue back in 68. And I’ll guarantee you that the same will be true for Mitt.
Indeed it was.
Before the ‘68 primary season it was fairly controversial. Of course, the elites pooh-poohed it but some commentators brought it up.
It became a moot point once George Romney messed up by talking about “brainwashing” over Vietnam. He was out of the race soon thereafter.
This is not necessarily true, and if this reflects the caliber of their research, this case is going nowhere and poses a risk of tainting the Obama question too.
Both of George Romney's parents were US citizens, born in Utah. Thus Mitt Romney got his US citizenship from them at birth, and would have regardless of where in the world he was born, and had no need of US naturalization, any more than John McCain did.
Even the First Congress asserted that children born abroad to US Citizen parents are "natural born."
In said case, Mexican law would supersede American law if it helps achieve an outcome which they want. Got it?