JustiaGate: 'Natural Born'
Supreme Court Citations
I repeat - DISAPPEAR! [Emphasis added]
by Dianna C. Cotter with L. Donofrio Esq. - December 14th, 2011 - American Thinker
Did Justia.com deliberately aid Barack Obama in 2008 by helping to hide the one legal case that might prevent him from legally qualifying for the presidency?
On October 20, 2011, New Jersey attorney Leo Donofrio accused online legal research behemoth Justia.com of surgically redacting important information from their publication of 25 U.S. Supreme Court opinions which cite Minor v. Happersett, an 1874 decision which arguably contains language that appears to disqualify anyone from presidential eligibility who wasn't born in the country to parents who were citizens. According to the decision in Happersett:
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. (Minor v. Happersett, 88 U.S. 162, 167 )
This is settled law for all except the "living Constitution" people who are indifferent to history and precedent. "Natural Born" is a precise legal term which means born in the U.S. to parents who were citizens. Barack Obama is not "natural born" since his father, whether a bigamist or not, was in any event not a citizen. This is true no matter when you measure it since he was not a citizen at the time of Obama the II's conception, birth, or at any time before or after.
There has been a conspiracy about this that was blurred by the idiot argument that Barack Hussein Obama II was not born in Hawaii, but born in Kenya. That argument was lost by the birthers as it should have been since it was based on wishful thinking. The evidence that his mother was in Hawaii at the time of his birth is overwhelming and beyond question. Yet now the same people who drummed up that distraction (and kept it alive) are discovered to have actually been involved in a conspiracy more egregious - a conspiracy to hide the fact that under settled law Barack Obama II should never have been on the ballot as a candidate for President.
He was not, is not, and can never become a "natural born citizen". He IS a citizen under the post civil war Fourteenth Amendment, but that does not make him "natural born". They are two distinctly different issues.