Natural Born Media Hoax

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Barack Obama

The Democrat media created the false standard for meeting the constitutional requirement of being a “natural born citizen” during the McCain presidential campaign. They ginned up the false standard that McCain had to be born in America. That is not and never was the standard.

Then when Barry Soetero was running as Barack Hussein Obama for the Presidency, the question of his eligibility came up. The media immediately went to the same false standard for qualifying as a candidate. If they had reported on the correct standard, it would disclose Obama is not eligible. Where he was born is not relevant. Otherwise his publishing he was born in Kenya in his first book in 1991, Journeys in Black and White, and the AP news report in 2004 would have made him ineligible. But if they did that, we might not have our first Arab African President. The fabricated excuse that Obama’s publisher made a “clerical error” is stupid. Making a clear and concise factual statement is not a typo or grammatical error. Nonetheless, it makes no difference and was perpetuated (knowingly or not) and resulted in misdirecting the public from knowing the real standard for being a “natural born citizen.” Obama has publicly and proudly written that his father is Kenyan and the version of his birth certificate declares his father is Kenyan. That means, by definition, he is not a natural born citizen. He is a citizen with dual sovereign loyalties by birth and at a natural risk of foreign influence. Under the correct standard, Obama is by his own admission ineligible. The media did not want that made public. Let me explain the correct standard.

In 1787, when our Constitution was being drafted, John Jay was representing us in France. He had 3 children born in France and both he and his wife were American citizens. Jay wrote George Washington asking that the term “natural born” citizen be a criteria for qualifying to run for President. The meaning of natural born is the Vattel standard and that is that a child had to be born to two parents that were citizens of the same country, i.e., Great Britain, France, Germany, the United Sates, etc. Jay believed that our foreign representatives and ambassadors’ children, born to American parents overseas, should not be disqualified to run for President but we must protect our national security. Where they were born was of no consequence. That was the accepted meaning of “natural born” and the Supreme Court has held this to be the meaning – not where you were born.  As we know, the original draft clause was changed from “citizen” to “natural born citizen” for this purpose.

This misdirection to a false standard, and not disclose the correct standard, is the media hoax perpetrated on us by the DNC’s media complex.  Any of the legal reporters could have (and possibly did if they were good at their job) researched the correct legal standard. They don’t even have to do that. American citizens have already done it for them and published articles. But the hoax takes place when the media abrogates its public duty and fails to tell the public. The media has refined the practice of lying by omission and it was very effective in this case.

The purpose of requiring both parents to be Americans was to avoid the hereditary risk of foreign influence by having a birth obligation to two countries and to secure our natural security. We can see after the last 7 years they were right in this concern. The Supreme Court and lower courts have upheld this definition numerous times. See: (The Venus, 12U.S. 253(1814) (following the Vattel standard), Shanks v. Dupont, 28 U.S. 242 (1830), Scott v. Sandford, 60 U.S. 393 (1856), Minor v. Happersett, 88 U.S. 162 (1875) , Ex parte Reynolds, 20 F. Cas. 582 (C.C.W.D. Ark 1879), United States v. Ward, 42 F. 320 (1890); Wong Kim Ark, 169 U.S. 649 (1898), Ludlam, Excutrix, & c., v. Ludlam, 26 N.Y. 356 (1863) to cite a few).

Barry Soetero is not unique. He is the second person to hold the office of President because of fraud. The first was Chester Arthur (1881-1885). The difference is that Arthur burned his records to hide them and Soetero has paid millions to seal them and avoid transparency about his background and who he is. The methods are different but the intent and purpose by Barry and the media are the same – to deceive us. The media did not even ask why there is not a public record of his name change from Barry Soetero, as he was registered in Indonesia schools, to Barack Hussein Obama. I suppose one can claim they cannot omit what they do not know.

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Bill Sandry

I am a "retired" attorney and am active in working with the AZ legislature on bills. We got a bill through the legislature this session to protect parental rights for their children in school and are waiting to see if the governor will sign it. I write pieces that are usually about current events and politically oriented. I also have a strong interest in history. I have just started my web site and do not plan to have it well underway for another month or so. My undergraduate degrees are in political science and modern British history. I will be glad to send you my resume if you will let me know where to send it to. I can also send you a piece I recently wrote on Prop123 to fund education if you want to review it. Thank you for your time and the opportunity to write for iPatriot. Bill

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