On Being Perfectly Clear:
Anybody who thinks that a born dual citizen meets the original-intent definition of a ‘natural born’ citizen, as part of the eligibility requirements for the office of the U.S. presidency, is missing part of their frontal lobes; because it goes against the whole POINT of that requirement having been put in the constitutional contract for that office - and that particular office ONLY. OBVIOUSLY because the occupant of that office becomes as well the Commander in Chief of the nation’s military forces, and the constitutional Framers didn’t want anybody in that particularly sensitive position who would be subject to DUAL LOYALTIES OR ALLEGIANCES. And the historical record bears this understanding of that factor out.1 And since the Constitution hasn’t been amended on this particular matter - regardless of how clever or outrightly mistaken legal types may have ‘amended’ the definition over the years - that is still a constitutional requirement for that office. And subsequently, with the 12th Amendment, for the office of the V.P. as well. Which makes total sense, seeing as how the V.P. might ascend to the office of the presidency.
And if the Constitution is supposed to be merely a ‘living document,’ capable of being changed willy-nilly, why would our betters bother with amendments to it? Why not just let Congress pass laws declaring the tides, and be done with it??
This is like playing tennis with the net down. No, friends, and current citizens of the United States: your Constitution is a legal document - a contract, which requires the States to be party to any substantial change to it, since it is a contract, between them and the federal government. And that means, an amendment.
The bottom line to which says, in our time, that Barack Hussein Obama is illegally occupying the office of the presidency; and some current Republican Party candidates for that office are ineligible for it as well, on the exact same grounds.2
We need to stop this nonsense, of pussy-footing around the elephant in the room. It is time to save the Republic. Or let it fall into ruin. The ruin, of being governed by the rule of men. No longer the rule of law. And thus, to be turned into an Empire. Or a mere region of a New World Order, of erstwhile totalitarian masters over you. Or whatever form of deviltry that men can get up to, when they are not governed by - “bound down from mischief by” - the rule of law.
Take your pick.
1 See, e.g.:
*John Jay’s letter of 7/25/1787 to G. Washington, in his role as Chair of the Constitutional Convention proceedings, recommending this very point for this very reason;
* the proposal by Alexander Hamilton at the Convention, as a delegate to those proceedings, that the president need only be a, quote, “citizen” - and his proposal was SPECIFICALLY TURNED DOWN, in favor of the more stringent citizenship requirement recommended by John Jay;
* the definition of a ‘natural born citizen’ as defined by E. de Vattel in his definitive tome ‘The Law of Nations or Principles of Natural Law,’ which the delegates were known to be familiar with;
* and if any of them individually weren’t clear as to what they were being asked to vote on, all they would have had to do was turn to their elder and respected mentor, Benjamin Franklin, sitting right there amongst them as a delegate to the same proceedings, who was in possession of three copies of the reference in question.
THEY KNEW precisely what they were voting on.
2 the Republican Party having obviously colluded with the Democrat Part in this subterfuge, this attempt to get around the constraints of the Constitution on this matter. For evidence of which: both parties having tried a total of eight times between 2003 and '08 to get an amendment starting through Congress on the issue, and failing even to get it out of committee each time, such was the sensitivity around the issue. So, officials from both parties obviously met in a smoke-filled room, and did the dastardly deed.
Which will, in the end, land them in a court of law, under RICO-statute proceedings, as the criminal enterprises that they are. And to be dissolved as such.
And just so, are the 2016 elections, and preliminary proceedings for which, knocked into a cocked hat.