I've been busy crocheting lately - started in on a tablecloth, and just going through a patch in life where I really haven't had much to say.
I've watched the debates, and think that they are coming to being less that worthless for the voting public. More of a dog & pony show if nothing else.
The case down in Georgia, Re: Obama's eligibility has turned the Constitution upon its head, making "natural born citizen" one that is just born here, could be a woman who has a baby here, leaves the next day, and they reside in another country for years.
This article HERE has a great section on what is a natural-born citizen.
"every human being born within the jurisdiction of the United States of parents not owing allegiance to any foreign sovereignty is, in the language of your Constitution itself, a natural born citizen.” (Cong. Globe, 39th, 1st Sess., 1291 (1866))"
Guess what. Obummer's daddy was Kenyan.
Bingham had asserted the same thing in 1862 as well:
Does the gentleman mean that any person, born within the limits of the Republic, and who has offended against no law, can rightfully be exiled from any State or from any rood of the Republic? Does the gentleman undertake to say that here, in the face of the provision in the Constitution, that persons born within the limits of the Republic, of parents who are not the subjects of any other sovereignty, are native-born citizens, whether they be black or white? There is not a textbook referred to in any court which does not recognise the principle that I assert. (Cong. Globe, 37th, 2nd Sess., 407 (1862))
Bingham of course was paraphrasing Vattel whom often used the plural word “parents” but made it clear it was the father alone for whom the child inherits his/her citizenship from (suggesting a child could be born out of wedlock wasn’t politically correct).
I really don't give a flip *where* he was born, legally, consititutionally, he is NOT a natural-born citizen, and thereby, ineligible for President.
And voting for Romney is almost as bad as voting for "O".
10 months ago