By U.S. Senate’s Definition, Obama Is Ineligible – Not a Natural Born Citizen

The facts now are clear and irrefutable:

Barack Obama is ineligible to be President of the United States of America because he is NOT a natural born citizen.

Why?

Section 1, Article 2 of the U.S. Constitution states that only a “natural born citizen” can be President.

In 2008, when the Democrats raised the question of whether GOP presidential candidate Senator John McCain was a natural born citizen, the U.S. Senate looked into the matter and decided McCain is one.

On April 30, 2008, the Senate passed a resolution — that Obama himself had signed — to that effect, “Recognizing that John Sidney McCain, III, is a natural born citizen.” SR 511 states the following:

“Whereas the Constitution of the United States requires that, to be eligible for the Office of the President, a person must be a `natural born Citizen’ of the United States;

“Whereas the term `natural born Citizen’, as that term appears in Article II, Section 1, is not defined in the Constitution of the United States;

Whereas there is no evidence of the intention of the Framers or any Congress to limit the constitutional rights of children born to Americans serving in the military nor to prevent those children from serving as their country’s President;…

Whereas John Sidney McCain, III, was born to American citizens on an American military base in the Panama Canal Zone in 1936: Now, therefore, be it

Resolved, That John Sidney McCain, III, is a `natural born Citizen’ under Article II, Section 1, of the Constitution of the United States.”

In other words, the U.S. Senate defines “natural born citizen” as an individual who was born:

  1. On American soil (which includes U.S. overseas military bases); and
  2. Of parents who were American citizens at the time of the child’s birth.

By that definition, Obama is not a Natural Born Citizen — even if he produces definitive documentary proof he was born in Hawaii — because his father, Barack Hussein Obama, Sr., was a native Kenyan and a British colonial subject who gave his Kenyan citizenship to his son. In fact, by pro-Obama FactCheck.org’s own admission, Obama was a Kenyan citizen until his Kenyan citizenship expired on August 4, 1984 after he had reached adulthood.

H/t AmericaCoast2Coast.

~Eowyn & DCG

46 responses to “By U.S. Senate’s Definition, Obama Is Ineligible – Not a Natural Born Citizen

  1. Not a damn thing will be done about it!!!

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  2. Obama is a citizen as well as any of us. Now, let us see why?
    That is easy, all better pack up and leave and re-incarnate the Indians that were here before it was taken from under them and called America. The Indians called it, “The God Above Land.” This is the invaders, New England. Why? They had destroyed the Old England. With greed, it was destroyed like this New England is being destroyed now.

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    • Obama might, Might, MIGHT be a citizen but he is not a “natural born Citizen” as required to serve as POTUS/V-POTUS by the U.S. Constitution. Now, let’s see why not. Obama says his father’s British Nationality(citiizenship) conveyed to him at birth per the British Nationality Act. Assuming he was born in Hawaii to U.S. citizen Stanley Ann Obama, that his father was not a U.S. citizen made him born a dual-citizen at best — and someone born a dual-citizen CANNOT be a “natural born citizen”.

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  3. Ever hear of dual citizenship? It happens when a child is born to a foreign national on U.S. soil. The child can carry passports until he is an adult. Then he chooses which country will be his homeland. His mother was a U.S. citizen who bore him on U.S. soil which also makes him a natural born citizen.

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    • Ever hear of being born with sole faith and allegience? It happens only when someone is born in a country to citizen parents (plural) of the country — a “natural born citizen” — which eliminates Obama.

      Ever hear of natural law? It happens only by nature, never by man — a child born a dual-citizen can indeed carry two passports until they become an adult then choose which country will be their homeland, however they can never undo the fact that they are not a “natural born citizen” of either country they later claim as their homeland — which eliminates Obama.

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  4. Give it a rest, he’s as much of a citizen as the rest of us. Go find another issue to worry like a dog with a bone. Much bigger issues need addressed. Put your energy into those. This is absurd to the point of being ridiculous.

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    • Give it a rest. Only simple deceptive minds like yours present matters as a false Either/Or choice.

      Who says it’s EITHER Obama’s eligibility OR something else? Can’t we do both? I can! — and I do, entertain, analyze, and conduct research into BOTH Obama’s eligibility AS WELL AS many many other issues and problems of our time — which you can see for yourself by going through the many posts on this site. Happy reading!

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    • Every Bill, law, proposal, or anything else Obomber signed is void. Every soldier he ordered to Afghanistan, he wouldn’t have the power to do so. Every person killed under his “commander and chiefism” would technically be a murder. Impersonating the highest official in the land has grave legal repercussions. Besides the guy has a record of being a pathological liar.

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    • The question is not if he’s a citizen or not, because the U.S. Constitution allows a citizen to serve in any elected political office except POTUS and/or V-POTUS. The question is if he’s a “natural born citizen” or not, because the U.S. Constitution allows ONLY a “natural born Citizen” to serve as POTUS and/or V-POTUS. What is it about that simple fact that you don’t get?

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  5. Strange Old Man

    I love how Americans can be so vocal and so ignorant about what they’re saying at the same time.

    I was (am) an American Government teacher (for 26 years.) The law states that a child born to an American citizen, mother or father, on American soil or otherwise, (even simply in American airspace, military base, oceanic transport – maybe space shuttle) is American. Obama was born in Hawaii to an American mother. That’s it. “Natural born American citizen” as defined by the law.
    So the entrenched PTB who want to obfuscate instead of advancing this country will have to find some other idiotic way to waste the time of people who have more important ( i.e. REAL) matters to attend to, because, ‘that dog won’t hunt’.

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    • Hey, Old Man, I just love how you can be so vocal and so ignorant about what you’re saying at the same time!

      So any child born anywhere to an American citizen is what the Constitution calls a “Natural Born Citizen”? Wow. I am simply floored by your amazing intellect. If that’s a settled matter, why oh why did Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer in a House Appropriations Subcommittee hearing on April 14, 2011, admit that the definition of “natural born citizen” has not been determined or fixed, and is subject to interpretation because different people give the term “a broader or narrower meaning”?

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    • First off, there is no irrefutable proof in the public domain that Obama was born in Hawaii to an American mother. Secondly, and moreover, the U.S. Constitution specifically differentiates “natural born Citizen” from “citizen” AND elevates the former above the latter in that it allows ONLY the former to serve as the nation’s highest government official while allowing the latter to serve as any lesser government official. THAT’S IT!

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  6. To “Strange Old Man” you must be a public school teacher because your definition of Natural Born Citizen is incorrect. A natural born citizen is one whose parents are BOTH citizens of the country that person is born in. I’m sure this fact (like many others) has no place in public school, which is why we chose to home school our children. Just because you are a fan of Obama (I’m presuming this because you are a teacher and likely belong to the NEA) does not mean you can change facts to suit your needs. I know Obama does this on a regular basis, but it’s still unethical.

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  7. Currently, Title 8 of the U.S. Code fills in the gaps left by the Constitution. Section 1401 defines the following as people who are “citizens of the United States at birth:”

    •Anyone born inside the United States *
    •Any Indian or Eskimo born in the United States, provided being a citizen of the U.S. does not impair the person’s status as a citizen of the tribe
    •Any one born outside the United States, both of whose parents are citizens of the U.S., as long as one parent has lived in the U.S.
    •Any one born outside the United States, if one parent is a citizen and lived in the U.S. for at least one year and the other parent is a U.S. national
    •Any one born in a U.S. possession, if one parent is a citizen and lived in the U.S. for at least one year
    •Any one found in the U.S. under the age of five, whose parentage cannot be determined, as long as proof of non-citizenship is not provided by age 21
    •Any one born outside the United States, if one parent is an alien and as long as the other parent is a citizen of the U.S. who lived in the U.S. for at least five years (with military and diplomatic service included in this time)
    •A final, historical condition: a person born before 5/24/1934 of an alien father and a U.S. citizen mother who has lived in the U.S.
    * There is an exception in the law — the person must be “subject to the jurisdiction” of the United States. This would exempt the child of a diplomat, for example, from this provision.

    Anyone falling into these categories is considered natural-born, and is eligible to run for President or Vice President. These provisions allow the children of military families to be considered natural-born, for example.

    this is the law of the land

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    • You are either ignorant or deceptive. You are not making distinctions between/among different kinds of U.S. citizens. As an example, one can be a citizen by birthplace, by parentage, or through naturalization. All are called U.S. citizens.

      A “natural born citizen” is a special category of U.S. citizens, made special because the Founding Fathers specified in the Constitution that only a “natural born citizen” can be president. So, what you’re doing in your comment is collapsing being a U.S. citizen with being a Natural Born U.S. citizen. The two are not synonymous. All “natural born” US citizens are US citizens, but not all U.S. citizens are “natural born” citizens. I, for example, am a naturalized U.S. citizen, so I’m definitely NOT a natural born U.S. citizen.

      This is what US Code Title 8 Sec. 1401 says: “The following shall be nationals and citizens of the United States at birth….” Nowhere does the law say “The following shall be NATURAL BORN citizens of the United States.”
      See for yourself: http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/8/1401.html

      If US Code Title 8 Sec 1401 indeed definitively defined “Natural Born Citizen,” do you think Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer wouldn’t know that? Instead, Justice Breyer, in a House Appropriations Subcommittee hearing on April 14, 2011, admit that the definition of “natural born citizen” has not been determined or fixed, and is subject to interpretation because different people give the term “a broader or narrower meaning”.

      http://fellowshipofminds.wordpress.com/2011/04/20/supreme-court-justices-admit-obama-eligibility-is-a-problem/

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      • Exactly.

        Had the authors of the U.S. Constitution, any Amendment thereto, or any Title of the U.S. Code intended to equate “citizen” to”natural born Citizen” they would have done exactly that. However, exactly the opposite is true.

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  8. The citizenship IS important! Not because of the citizenship itself, but because of the LIE to support that citizenship if it is not true. THE LIE is worse than the birth issue. If he is lying about birth, then what else is he covering up?? TRANSPARENCY AND LIES DO NOT GO TOGETHER!
    He has a lot of things he is not disclosing –his transcripts, his passports, his TRUE religion and why he celebrates Muslim holidays, and why Bill Ayers wrote his book?? LIES are no way to start the most highest office in the land and that is what has been going on.

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  9. A lot of really ignorant people on this site, who have not read history, nor seem to know anything about our Constitution, working papers, references and Founders.

    There are distinctive differences among the definitions of:
    – Natural Born Citizen
    – Native Born Citizen
    – Naturailzed Citizen

    By the way, McCain was NOT born in the Canal Zone, He was born in Colon, Panama.

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    • I’ve come to the conclusion that most of those who argue that Obama is a “natural born citizen” are not ignorant at all but, rather, simply don’t care because they are of the same ideology as Obama.

      By the way, McCain WAS born in the small Navy hospital on Coco Solo Naval Air Station.

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  10. The 14th Amendment settled the debate and you’re wasting your breath fighting over this now bec. the American people, with the exception of a few diehards, accept him as president. He’s not going to be impeached or kicked out of office. The Armed Forces follows his orders. And the courts are not going to touch it, bec. the original Constitution never spelled out that both parents needed to be U.S. citizens. The 14th Amendment the subsequent Supreme Court case in 1898 settled the question for now, and unless those who want to change the law succeed in passing another amendment that has their specific criteria for being “natural born” this is a settled issue. Go to bed, the party is over!w

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    • The 14th Amendment does not even contain the phrase “natural born citizen”, much less define it, even less equate “citizen” with “natural born citizen” therefore it DOES NOT settle the debate and you’re making a fool out of yourself by proferring that it does and, moreover, by accepting a non-“natural born citizen” as president.

      He may well not be impeached or kicked out of office, the Armed Forces may well follow his orders and the courts may well never touch it, however the original U.S. Constitution while not spelling out that both parents needed to be U.S. citizens specifically differentiated “natural born Citizen” from “citizen” AND elevated the former above the latter in that it allows ONLY a “natural born Citizen” to serve as the nation’s highest government employee while allowing a “citizen” to serve as any lesser government employee.

      The subsequent (to the 14th Amendent) U.S. Supreme Court case in 1898 was United States v. Wong Kim Ark. In that case, Justice Gray gave the opinion of the court and on pages 168-169 of said opinin he cites approvingly the decision in a U.S. Supreme Court Case from 1875, Minor v. 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.” On the basis of the 14th Amendment, however, the majority opinion coined a new definition for “native citizen”, as anyone who was born in the U.S.A., under the jurisdiction of the United States. The Court thus extended citizenship to anyone born in the country (excepting those born of ambassadors and foreign armies etc.), however, it did not extend the meaning of the term “natural born citizen” to include “native citizen” or “citizen”.

      Go to sleep. You might learn something.

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  11. Obummer is ineligible for possibly 3 reasons, birthplace, he says Hawaii,
    1. UNPROVEN up to this point, the recent release of the BC is an outright forgery and borders on HOAX it is so badly done. It shows it was cobbled together on a computer and is NOT a single scan document from a 1961 long form BC. To prove this to yourself if you dont wish to believe the dozens of photoshop experts who also make the claim of it being a forgery, do this:
    Open the document from whitehouse.gov in photoshop, compare the letter “B” in Obama’s name at the top, and the letter “B” in Obama’s fathers name midway down in the document, magnification will show these two letter B’s to be IDENTICAL! This is impossible had this document been scanned from a 1961 typewriter created document. This alone idicates a forgery, not to mention the 9 layers that shouldnt be there (again tampering).
    2. Obama’s dual citizenship in Indonesia, you cannot be a natural born citizen and a Dual Citizen of a foreign country as per constitution.
    3 Obama’s use of a social security number never having been assigned to him, this is FRAUD and possibly identity theft, a felony and impeachable.
    and 4. for good measure Obama’s selective service documents are fraudulent and have been forged in 1981 , he either failed to register, and was (fixed) by someone in the state dept, either way, a felony, INELIGIBLE-INELIGIBLE
    -INELIGIBLE

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  12. The simple fact that he represented a forgery as “original”, is fraud. Fraud qualifies under “high crime or misdemeanor”. So he’s definitely eligible for impeachment. Multiple SS numbers count’s as a crime too.

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  13. Let’s review, shall we? Barack Obama wrote a book in 1995 detailing his father’s birth in Kenya. That book, Dreams From My Father went on to become a number one bestseller.
    Obama’s name was on the ballot in 50 states plus the District of Columbia.
    Obama received 69,456,897 popular votes, the most for any candidate in the history of the republic.
    Obama received 365 Electoral College votes, a majority as is required by the 12th Amendment to the Constitution. Obama’s electoral college votes were counted and certified by Vice President Dick Cheney. There were no objections to the certification of Obama’s electoral votes from any of the 535 members of Congress.
    Obama was sworn in as President by Chief Justice John Roberts, a Bush appointed conservative.
    There have been 73 adjudicated lawsuits challenging Obama’s eligibilty. Obama has prevailed in all of them. There have been 42 appellate decisions on Obama’s eligibility, Obama has prevailed in all of them. There have been 15 applications and Petitions for Writs of Certiorari heard in Justices Conferences at the Supreme Court of the United States, Obama has prevailed in all of them.
    “The state of Hawaii has said that he was born there, that’s good enough for me.”–John Boehner (R-OH), Speaker of the House.
    There have been no congressional hearings held on Obama’s eligibility.
    There has been no attempt to impeach and remove President Obama for high crimes and misdemeanors.

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    • All you have done here is provide further evidence to support my long-time assertions that the repubes are spineless wussies, as well as the fact that government educated America has become too stupid to survive as a free nation.

      -Dave

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    • The lawsuits questioning Obama`s eligibility never were heard but dismissed. Is that `prevailing`? He was never properly vetted when running for POTUS, which would have been Pelosi`s job at the time. Obama told Alan Keyes in a debate (when Keyes said Obama wasn`t a natural born citizen), that it didn`t matter, he was running for the Senate and not POTUS. I find it incredible Obama has gotten away with this, but with the mass media behind him, anything is possible.

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  14. Ha ha, sage brush. Was the sheep asking for the long form ?

    Birthers will probably get a special footnote in American history books. They’d be understandable a century ago, but in the information age, they’re displaying a special brand of willful ignorance. If Dave’s going with the theory that Republicans are suddenly embarrassed to be too crazy, that says it all.

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    • Oops, I think I misinterpreted your comment, sage brush, I thought you were using the sheep as a metaphor for birthers.. I thought this last comment was facetious, until I looked at your other comments.

      Please disregard my response, and excuse me for mistakenly thinking you were sane.

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  15. What is even better now,is by the fraud’s own admission this being the last bc he swore on to the American people,he backed himself in a corner,because HE OWNS IT NOW. Of course there is his stolen ss#,war crimes,oh the list is too long.

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  16. The ignorance of this so called government, teacher, is AMAZING! The constitution, says BORN, IN U.S., TO TWO AMERICAN CITIZENS! Mc Cain was not a natural born citizen, because he was born in a Panama hospital, not the American base. Look up WHERE, he was born! Our wonderful government in congress, put on the dog and pony show, about McCain , to take the attention away from the illegal alien, Obama! He was born in Kenya, and his birth certificate is a fake, as 50 professionals have verified it is a FAKE, and he’s using a social security card, from a guy named Beimal! Look it up. it is all over the internet!

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    • boys3,

      You’re bringing coals to Newcastle. You might try looking up Obama’s fake birth certificate, fake & multiple social security numbers, and Harrison Bounel (it’s not Beimal, good grief) right here on Fellowship of the Minds, on our “The Obama Chronicles” page.

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  17. Wow, I didn’t even know what this email was about, some birfer blog I commented on 7 months ago ? Am I still banned ?

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  18. You caught on yet to the special footnote Skippy will have for being the worst prez evah? Ratings lower than Carter..please.

    Name calling all you got (lunatics)? Sucks that you resort to that rather than defending Skippy’s STELLAR performance as POTUS.

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  19. You’re right, DCG, The president’s ratings are about the same as Carter’s and Bush Jr.’s for about the same time in their first term, just a little higher than St Ronnie’s at the same point.
    I guess, if you go on opinion polls, you’ll have to admit that Reagan was the super-worst president ev…. ahh.

    Considering the mess Obama was left to clean up, not bad. Sorry you guys didn’t see my comments, the moderator seems to have grown a little backbone since last spring.

    Believe me, I have my problems with Obama, but they never get so bad that I have to resort to linking to WorldNutDaily, claiming a Kenyan tourist attraction trumps a birth certificate, or being stupid enough to think that disagreeing with one Kenyan makes a person racist. You do know that all black people aren’t the same person, right? That’s the first step to dealing with your racism problem.

    Try to come up with somehthing not so stupid. If the cowardly moderator doesn’t block me again, this could be fun.

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    • My racism prob? Ha…you come up w/something not so stupid. To this day I still believe in Cain.

      You can’t name Skippy’s problems and resort to the racism tactic. YAWN.

      The mess Skippy inherented? More like the mess he chose to make worse and sought to govern. Check out our national debt, his forgein policy, the wars he’s engaged in, and his inability to do anything other than golf & hit the court.

      Alinsky would be proud of you…

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  20. I didn’t bring up racism you did. Having trouble keeping up?

    Of course you like Cain. He’s a joke, racists love a stupid, bumbling black guy, he makes you feel superior. You just hate a smart black guy who makes you feel like an idiot, to the point where you have to imagine his birth certificate is a forgery,.

    I’m not sure why you think I should name “skippy”s ( I assume you’re talking about the president) problems. Why don’t you, since that seems to be your problem ?

    Please be specific about what Obama has made worse, aside from putting things on the books that were left off previously. You are right about one thing, he sought to govern, and while I don’t support a lot of his moves, he’s doing a lot better than that last clown who almost tanked the country, and that was a pretty bad ass move to take on the wreck that was left by W.

    The debt is bad, but it’s mostly Republicans stopping any efforts to offer a long term solution.

    Foreign policy ? Making the last administration look like retards. If you disagree, please elaborate.

    I’ll agree with you on the additional wars. Getting out of the GOP boondoggles makes that more complicated. Were you crying about Bush’s wars?

    Obama has taken far fewer vacation days than the last guy. Check out a actual news source sometime.

    Alinsky is mostly a boogie man to right wing nuts. Nobody else really knew his name until you started wetting your pants about him.

    Sorry about the “lunatics” thing, it wasn’t name-calling, just the most accurate term that came to mind for people who are immune to facts and reality. What would you prefer I call you insane people?

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  21. How come izzit, I can’t all my duckies in a row like der “Sooper Meister Steve?”

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  22. Why was Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum questioned about their natural born citizen status because their fathers were born in foreign nations but Barack wasn’t even though his father was born in Kenya as a British subject? What makes him an exception?

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