Barack Obama takes the oath of office from Chief Justice John Roberts
I think you've got it Key Largo. Roberts will certainly be aware, and his clerks have read Minor v. Happersett at some time in law school. They may even know about Chief Justice John Marshall, and may have even read his “Venus Decision”. They may even have read the definition of the intent of the 14th Amendmendment by its author, Congressman John Bingham. But Roberts didn't have the integrity to raise the obvious ineligibilty of Obama, who, in his own words, told us he is a naturalized citizen - “...a native-born citizen of the US”. Roberts’ legacy will be his commitment to a “living constitution.” He is, or is controlled by progressives, and clearly more afraid of their disapproval than showing honoring and preserving the Constitution.
For those just realizing that the media have been covering for Obama, here are the key citations from Minor v. Happersett, The Venus, The 14th Amendment, and Pat Leahy, Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, during the frantic spring of 2008 when Democrats Obama, McCaskill, Leahy, and Menendez submitted a bill, SB2678 and a Resolution SR 511, that had no legal force, but provided political talking points, to make McCain seem eligible so that no one dared raise issues about Obama’s obvious ineligibility:
"The Constitution does not, in words, say who shall be natural-born citizens. Resort must be had elsewhere to ascertain that. At common-law, with the nomenclature of which the framers of the Constitution were familiar, it was never doubted that all children born in a country of parents who were its citizens became themselves, upon their birth, citizens also. These were natives, or natural-born citizens,as distinguished from aliens or foreigners.”
The citizens are the members of the civil society; bound to this society by certain duties, and subject to its authority, they equally participate in its advantages. The natives or indigenes are those born in the country of parents who are citizens. Society not being able to subsist and to perpetuate itself but by the children of the citizens, those children naturally follow the condition of their fathers, and succeed to all their rights.
"I find no fault with the introductory clause [S 61 Bill], which is simply declaratory of what is written in the Constitution, that every human being born within the jurisdiction of the United States of parents not owing allegiance to any foreign sovereignty is, in the language of your Constitution itself, a natural born citizen .
My assumption and my understanding is that if you are born of American parents, you are naturally a natural-born American citizen, Chertoff replied. That is mine, too, said Leahy.
Count Roberts along with Kagan, Sotomayor, and Ginsberg. Don't be surprised when he swings the Obamacare vote. The Supreme Court and its justices are becoming politicized, party pawns with The Constitution around to provide talking points when it seems useful.