We can reasonably assume that BarackObama meets the last two constitutional requirements. It is beyonddispute that he is a resident of the U.S. He lives here and isobviously over thirty-five years old. Beyond that, Americans have noassurance he is even a U.S. 14th Amendment citizen, letalone a naturalborn Citizen. TheConstitution itself does not define the term “natural born citizen”;however, from various legal blogs which have argued this issueextensively over the internet, the consensus appears to be that ourfounding fathers relied heavily upon renowned Swiss jurist, Emmerich DeVattel, and specifically his book, TheLaw of Nations or the Principles of Natural Law (1758) for theirunderstanding of a NBC being a child born of two citizen parents.
British Nationality Act of 1948(Part II, Section 5): Subjectto the provisions of this section, a person born after the commencementof this Act shall be a citizen of the United Kingdom and Colonies bydescent if his father is a citizen of the United Kingdom and Coloniesat the time of the birth.
In other words, at the time of hisbirth, Barack Obama Jr. was both a U.S. citizen (assuming his mothermet the citizenship age requirement at the time to pass her citizenshipon to her son) and a citizen of the United Kingdom and Colonies by virtue of beingborn to a father who was a citizen of the UK. The status of his birth,therefore, begs the question: how can a man born subject to the Britishcrown through his father be a natural born American citizen?
I have nothing further to addto this statement or my original statement issued in October 2008 overeight months ago,” Fukino said, in hopes of ending the controversysurrounding Obama’s citizenship.
It is interesting to note that nojudge has yet adjudicated the definition of NBC, but a bureaucrat inHawaii has declared Barack Obama to be a “natural-born Americancitizen.” On what basis does Fukino make her astounding statement?Obviously just because she said so. Fukino is no attorney, let alone ajudge, so whether her vital statistics department actually has anative-born Hawaiian birth certificate or an original certificate oflive birth from a foreign country on file for Obama is immaterial.Whether Obama was born in Hawaii or elsewhere in the States is not thequestion that needs to be adjudicated in a court of law. The onlyquestion that needs to be answered is whether he is a natural borncitizen and thus meets the first eligibility requirement under theConstitution to serve as president. Again, the haunting questionremains: how can a man born subject to the British crown and havingallegiance thereto be a natural born American citizen?
Tags: Who is Barack Obama