OPEN LETTER TO SENATORS: OBAMA MUST STEP DOWN ON JANUARY 8, 2009
When the Senate meets on January 8, 2009 to talk about the results of the Electoral College vote, Mr. Obama must step down, as he does NOT meet the criteria for being POTUS, via the Constitution and Court cases throughout the years that say only a natural born citizen can be POTUS. Even Mr. Obama agrees with this because his vote was one of the unanimous votes for Senate Resolution 511, which he co-authored. Read for yourself and you will agree.
SENATE RESOLUTION 511
Whereas the Constitution of the USA states the qualifications 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 such limitations would be inconsistent with the purpose and intent of the ‘‘natural born Citizen’’ clause of the Constitution of the United States, as evidenced by the First Congress’s own statute defining the term ‘‘natural born Citizen’’;
Whereas the well-being of all citizens of the United States is preserved and enhanced by the men and women who are assigned to serve our country outside of our national borders;
Whereas previous presidential candidates were born outside of the United States of America and were understood to be eligible to be President; and 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. "Born to American citizens.”
The Senate Resolution that was adopted unanimously, with Mr. Obama’s approval, declares that natural born means “born to American citizens.” The plural use of citizens implies that the mother and father are both American citizens.
This, therefore, disqualifies Mr. Obama. His father was NOT an American. He was born in Kenya, while it was under British rule. Mr. Obama states on his own website that he has dual citizenship.
“When Barack Obama Jr. was born on Aug. 4, 1961, in Honolulu, Kenya was a British colony, still part of the United Kingdom’s dwindling empire. As a Kenyan native, Barack Obama Sr. was a British subject whose citizenship status was governed by The British Nationality Act of 1948. That same act governed the status of Obama Senior’s children.”
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Dr. Douglas W. Schell
Retired Professor of Business