Wednesday, March 9, 2011

'Don't let history be rewritten by propagandists. The evidence is mounting on a daily basis that the current Commander In Chief is not eligible to hold the office of President.'

The article that follows cites comments made on the floor of the House of Representatives in 1872 by  Rep. John Bingham, aka "father of the 14th Amendment". Bingham explains the difference between a "natural born citizen" and a "citizen". 

President Obama is only a "citizen" because he was born in Hawaii to an American mother, but his father was a British citizen at the time of Obama Jr.'s birth. If Obama Sr. had become a naturalized citizen before Obama Jr.'s birth, Obama would have become, by Bingham's definition, a natural born citizen. Natural born citizenship is a prerequisite in the Constitution for becoming President. Case closed. Obama is not qualified to hold the office of President.

The House of Representatives Definition of "Natural Born Citizen" = Born of citizen "parents" in the US
By Leo Donofrio
March 9, 2011

During a debate (see pg. 2791) regarding a certain Dr. Houard, who had been incarcerated in Spain, the issue was raised on the floor of the House of Representatives as to whether the man was a US citizen.  Representative Bingham (of Ohio), stated on the floor:
“As to the question of citizenship I am willing to resolve all doubts in favor of a citizen of the United States.  That Dr. Houard is a natural-born citizen of the United States there is not room for the shadow of a doubt.  He was born of naturalized parents within the jurisdiction of the United States, and by the express words of the Constitution, as amended to-day, he is declared to all the world to be a citizen of the United States by birth.” (The term “to-day”, as used by Bingham, means “to date”.  Obviously, the Constitution had not been amended on April 25, 1872.)
Notice that Bingham declares Houard to be a “natural-born citizen” by citing two factors – born of citizen parents in the US.

John Bingham, aka “father of the 14th Amendment”, was an abolitionist congressman from Ohio who prosecuted Lincoln’s assassins.  Ten years earlier, he stated on the House floor:
“All from other lands, who by the terms of [congressional] laws and a compliance with their provisions become naturalized, are adopted citizens of the United States; all other persons born within the Republic, of parents owing allegiance to no other sovereignty, are natural born citizens. Gentleman can find no exception to this statement touching natural-born citizens except what is said in the Constitution relating to Indians.(Cong. Globe, 37th, 2nd Sess., 1639 (1862))
Then in 1866, Bingham also stated on the House floor:
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))


No comments:

Post a Comment