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Although President Obama released a purported long-form birth certificate today indicating he was born in Hawaii, he still might not fit the constitutional eligibility requirement that stipulates only “natural born” citizens can serve as U.S. president, according to a recent bestselling book.
An investigation by the authors found that according to correspondence from the original framers of the Constitution as well as multiple Supreme Court rulings and the legal writings that helped establish the principles of the Constitution, Obama is not eligible to serve as president since his father was not a U.S. citizen.
With nearly 900 endnotes, the book, “The Manchurian President: Barack Obama’s Ties to Communists, Socialists and Other Anti-American Extremists,” was written by WABC Radio host and WND senior reporter Aaron Klein with researcher Brenda J. Elliott.
While the book was released last May, the work takes on renewed relevance today with Obama’s release of his purported long-form birth certificate. In a chapter investigating eligibility issues, the book concluded Obama may not be eligible regardless of his place of birth. The authors recommend further legislative and judicial debate.
“It is undisputed that Obama’s father was not a U.S. citizen,” wrote Klein, “a fact that should have led to congressional debate about whether Obama is eligible under the United States Constitution to serve as president.”
Obama was born Aug. 4, 1961, to Stanley Ann Dunham and Barack Obama Sr. Dunham was an American of predominantly English descent from Wichita, Kan., and was 18 years old at the time of Obama’s birth. Obama Sr. was a member of the Luo tribe from Nyang’oma Kogelo, Nyanza Province, Kenya, which at the time was still a British colony.
Article 2, Section 1, Clause 5 of the U.S. Constitution stipulates presidential eligibility, requiring the nation’s elected chief to be a “natural born citizen.”
The clause states: “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.”
The Fourteenth Amendment to the Constitution specifically defines “citizen” but not “natural-born citizen.”
A citizen is defined as: “All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are Citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside.”
However, no definition of “natural born citizen” – which is only used in the presidential requirement clause – was provided anywhere in the Constitution, and to this day the precise meaning of the term is still being debated.
There are no records of any definitive discussion on the matter during the Constitutional Convention. That – coupled with the absence of definitive Supreme Court rulings and a wide array of opinions throughout the centuries – has only further confused the question of what “natural born” actually means.
Still, the authors found that according to the framers of the Constitution as well as Supreme Court rulings, Obama does not fit the eligibility requirements.
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Author Says “Obama Blinked”
After this morning’s surprise release by the White House of what it claims is Barack Obama’s long-form birth certificate, an author challenging Obama’s legal eligibility to be president – whose upcoming book has become a No. 1 bestseller a month before its release – summarizes his response to the day’s events in two words: “Obama blinked.”
Jerome Corsi, Ph.D., whose two previous No. 1 New York Times bestsellers – “Unfit for Command” and “The Obama Nation” both have dramatically affected the presidency – is the author of the forthcoming WND Books release “Where’s the Birth Certificate: The Case that Barack Obama is not Eligible to be President.” After a major story on “The Drudge Report” last week, it shot up to No. 1 on Amazon’s bestseller list and remains one of the nation’s hottest-selling books three weeks before its official debut.
“Public pressure finally forced Obama to do what he did today. Now the game begins,” said Corsi. “Nixon thought he could stop the Watergate scandal from unfolding by releasing a few tapes. All that did was fuel the fire.”
Suggesting that Obama’s presidency will not survive the revelations contained in his book – which goes beyond the birth certificate controversy to definitively document the multiple legal problems with Obama being a U.S. president – Corsi said, simply, “When people read the book, they will see that Obama is not eligible to be president.”
Moreover, said the author, today’s White House action raises more questions than it answers: “Obama spent a fortune on attorneys to block release of this document. Why? The same attorneys are still blocking release of many other vital documents – his school, medical, passport and other documents routinely released by all presidents, but steadfastly hidden by Obama. Will he now release those as well?”
Also, he asked, why did Obama withhold the birth document that had been legally requested by an Army doctor, Terrence Lakin, but instead watch him be court-martialed and imprisoned over the issue?
“I am calling for the immediate release of Lt. Col. Terrance Lakin, the Army flight surgeon who is now sitting in prison because Obama wouldn’t produce his birth certificate,” Corsi said.
Corsi considers the release of the document that was presented to the media today by the White House, a Hawaii “Certificate of Live Birth,” a preemptive strike against the book’s imminent release, which documents multiple bases by which Obama is regarded as ineligible for the presidency according to the standard laid down by the Constitution’s framers.
Also raised in the book is the issue of the other documentation for Obama’s career, verifications that remain concealed, including his passport records, kindergarten records, Punahou school records, Occidental College records, Columbia University records, Columbia thesis, Harvard Law School records, Harvard Law Review articles, University of Chicago articles, Illinois State Bar Association records, Illinois State Senate records and schedules, medical records, Obama/Dunham marriage license, Obama/Dunham divorce documents, Soetoro/Dunham marriage license and adoption records.
Possible 2012 GOP presidential contender Donald Trump has been raising the questions for several weeks and said he was pleased his decision to elevate the birth certificate question to the level of a presidential campaign issue produced results.
Trump’s questions often have followed – and sometimes even have been based on – research accomplished by WND on the issue of Obama’s eligibility.
The release from the White House today:
Obama administration officials called it “proof positive” the president was born in Hawaii.
The issue has been dogging Obama since before his election, and WND has reported on the multitude of lawsuits and other challenges to the president’s tenure in the Oval Office. They center on his status as a “natural born citizen.”
The Constitution, Article 2, Section 1, states, “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.”
If the document proves valid, it could answer the questions raised by those who have alleged he was not actually born in Hawaii. But it also could prove his ineligibility because of its references to his father. Some of the cases challenging Obama have explained that he was a dual citizen through his father at his birth, and they contend the framers of the Constitution excluded dual citizens from qualifying as natural born citizens.
Joseph Farah, editor and chief executive officer of WND, the only news agency that has waged a relentless investigative campaign on questions swirling around the Obama’s eligibility for nearly three years, was elated at the turn of events.
“We’re gratified that our work has begun to pay off,” he said. “The certificate of live birth is an absolutely vital foundation for determining constitutional eligibility of any president. We look forward to reviewing it like so many other Americans do at this late date. But it is important to remember there are still dozens of other questions concerning this question of eligibility that need to be resolved to assure what has become a very skeptical public concerning Barack Obama’s parentage, his adoption, his citizenship status throughout his life and why he continues to cultivate a culture of secrecy around his life.”
Other details regarding the birth certificate issue still remain question marks. For example, if the document was available for release, or could be obtained, why did the president not release it earlier, in response to any of the dozens of lawsuits that have been filed over the issue.
Documentation about how much money – on private attorneys or government-paid lawyers – was expended to defend against releasing the document largely remains behind closed curtains, although plaintiffs attorneys estimate their own investment in time and resources in the millions.
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