Monday, October 27, 2008

Native Born

According to the Untied States Constitution, these are the requirements for being United States President:

"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 office who shall not have attained to the age of thirty five years, and been fourteen Years a resident within the United States." (Article 2, Section 1)

Both Senators Obama and McCain have had their eligibility questioned based on the Native Born requirement.

John McCain's Natural Born citizenship was questioned because he was born on a US Naval Base in the Panama Canal prior to the annexation of the canal as a US territory. This claim was dismissed because the Panama Canal was annexed in 1937, one year after McCain's birth and the citizenship requirement became retroactive to his birth in 1936.

Barack Obama's Natural Born citizenship was questioned because evidence has surfaced that he was born in Mombasa, Kenya and NOT in Honolulu as stated on his Certificate of Live Birth. This claim has yet to be refuted as Jerome Corsi who was investigating Obama's birth records was forced to leave Kenya after being told the records in Kenya are sealed.

Here is the document the Democratic Party has produced claiming it is a legitimate Birth Certificate. Here is what an authentic Birth Certificate looks like. Note the obvious omission of details such as the statistics of the birth (length and weight) and the name of the hospital as well as the doctor who performed the delivery are missing. Also of note, Barack Obama Senior is listed as "African" where in 1961 he would have been listed as "Negro" or "Colored". Use of the term African-American would not have been used until after the Civil Rights Act in 1964.

The most pressing question in my mind is why are Obama's Kenyan records sealed? If he wasn't born in Mombasa, why do they have records of him at all? Is it possible he is heavily involved with the Orange Democratic Movement which is lead by Raila Odinga, the current Kenyan Prime Minister who was granted a government position to appease the violent uprising after the election (which Odinga lost to Kibaki by 200,000 votes)?

Once again I am not surprised many of my friends and relatives haven't heard any of this information in the media. Why would they? Of course the media will do nothing to upset the chance of election for their darling Obama, even to the detriment of the American Republic and loss of the freedoms the Founding Fathers fought and died to create.


astraughnomer said...

whoa, somebody's been blogging like crazy!! :) i've been out of the blog world for awhile and haven't been checking my "usuals" since i switched to a new shiny MacBook (woohoo!) that didn't have my old bookmarks. but i dug out the old laptop tonight and decided to check up on some blogging friends.

so...i am an Obama supporter. i consider myself a "Pro-Life Democrat" (which seems odd, and may be a little, but there are actually a handful of pro-life dems in congress, and many more in the "real world" hehe).

so i clearly disagree w/ the "general democrat" view on abortion. but there are so many other issues (not to down-play that one at all) that I think the Republican party has all wrong. health care, education, economic/tax policy, to name a few.

anyway. the whole speculation about the birth certificate--from what i can tell--is unfounded. check out:

i love that website, and every time i hear an outlandish statement from either candidate, i go to that site (and a few others). it has de-bunked some crazy stuff that has surfaced on *both* sides of this race.

anyway, just my thoughts. :) it's cold in maryland already! i may be missing AZ a lot in a month or two...

Laura said...

Hi Amber!
Yeah, I've been blogging a lot. It seems there's nothing like politics to get everyone talking!

I know what you mean about not fitting neatly into a specific political party. I am actually more Libertarian than Republican and John McCain was my fourth choice for a nominee for the party behind Ron Paul (I still mourn his loss!), Mike Huckabee and Mitt Romney. I agree more with the Libertarian view on all the issues you stated than the Republican party but more so than the Democratic party.

The abortion issue is far to convicting for me to even lean slightly Democrat. The notion that someone other than God gets to choose who is born and who dies is unthinkable to me. I think it's arrogant because it over steps into knowing God's will. That is why I am an "Anti-Capitol Punishment" Republican... which also seems odd to staunch dyed-in-the-wool Republicans. :)

The United States was founded to keep government out of regulating the lives of Americans on a national level and right now, that's exactly what's happening. The Libertarian Party advocates giving the power of decision making back to the individual States where local voters choose what is best for their State rather than bowing to sweeping legislation handed down from the select few in Washington.

Thanks for the link to factcheck. I'd heard about it and I am going to use it in addition to the others I frequent (snopes mostly). And, thanks for leaving a comment. It's good to know you both are doing well in MD, albeit a bit frosty!

p.s. Congrats on the move to Mac... you'll never go back!