Natural-Born Bill Would Likely Let O On Ballot

Natural-Born Bill Would Likely Let O On Ballot — A bill requiring presidential candidates to present proof of natural born citizenship — and other constitutional requirements — in order to be on the Pennsylvania ballot would likely not keep Barack Obama off it.

HB 1350, introduced to the State House of Representatives, April 20, by Daryl Metcalfe (R-12) and 23 others would require candidates for president and vice president of the United States to file with their nomination papers an affidavit attesting that they meet the requirements for the office set forth in section 1 of Article II of the Constitution of the United State and attach documents providing proof.

The constitutional requirements for one to hold the office of president or vice president are that one be a natural born citizen, that one be 35 years of age and that one have lived in the United States for at least 14 years.

Natural born citizen means “a person born within the jurisdiction of a national government”.  The certification of live birth that President Obama’s supporters have been touting as proof that he meets this requirement would likely fulfill the requirements of the proposed bill.

And in a sane world it would. The problem is that when prominent Pennsylvania Democrat Philip J. Berg, who had served as a state Deputy Attorney General, filed suit on Aug. 21, 2008 accusing then Sen. Obama of not being eligible to hold the office of president, Obama cited privacy rights and fought tooth-and-nail to prevent what should have been simple corroborating documentation from seeing the light of day.

And so what we have is close to 40 percent of  Americans believing that he is a imposter president.

So much for uniting us.

What if Obama had simply shrugged and waived all privacy rights? This, by the way, is what President Bush did regarding claims he had received special treatment for joining the Texas Air National Guard to fulfill service requirements during the Vietnam War.

Presumably, the corroboration would have been found and there would be no controversy. Or perhaps, the original documentation would have been discovered lost which would have still left the vast majority of Americans  in acceptance of what was available, since Obama would not have appeared to be hiding something.

As it is now, however, a lot of sane people not inclined to conspiracy theories are starting to wonder.

HB1350, is a nice, safe, vanilla law, which should not be controversial and would probably make government a little better if it were passed but would have no profound impact on anything.

What would be interesting, though, would be for the state to pass a law requiring presidential candidates — heck, make it all candidates for public office — to waive all privacy privileges.

All birth records; all all college transcripts; all employer reviews; all military records (hear that John Kerry?) would be subject to public scrutiny.

Obviously things sealed in cooperation with other parties such as divorce proceedings would remain private, which would make for a bit of irony.



Natural-Born Bill Would Likely Let O On Ballot

5 thoughts on “Natural-Born Bill Would Likely Let O On Ballot”

  1. Natural born citizen is more than what you state, your state ment is thus incomplete. To be a natural born citizen, you can be born on Mars as long as both parents are citizens. Obama has ONE american parent. That makes him a citizen, but NOT a natural born one.
    This entire discussion is porely presented by both the new and old school media.

  2. The definition of natural born citizen as “a person born within the jurisdiction of a national government” is from Black’s Law Dictionary as indicated via the linked text.

  3. Here is why Americans have done their homework have their doubts about Obama’s birth. Hawaiian law covering the issuance of COLB (Obama’s so-called birth certificate reads, in part, as follows:

    [§338-17.8] Certificates for children born out of State. (a) Upon application of an adult or the legal parents of a minor child, the director of health shall issue a birth certificate for such adult or minor, provided that proof has been submitted to the director of health that the legal parents of such individual while living without the Territory or State of Hawaii had declared the Territory or State of Hawaii as their legal residence for at least one year immediately preceding the birth or adoption of such child.

    (b) Proof of legal residency shall be submitted to the director of health in any manner that the director shall deem appropriate. The director of health may also adopt any rules pursuant to chapter 91 that he or she may deem necessary or proper to prevent fraudulent applications for birth certificates and to require any further information or proof of events necessary for completion of a birth certificate.

    So, Hawaiian law specifically allows for foriegn born children to receive a COLB. Hawaiian officials have said that the COLB was issued in accordance with the law. How exactly does this prove Obama was born in Hawaii?

    For those who do not believe I cited the law correctly, here is a link to the web site showing the law:

  4. This law has nothing in it that could cast doubt on Pres. Obama’s Hawaiian birth. First, a birth certificate issued for a foreign born child would not list Hawaii as the place of birth, as Obama’s does. Second, you failed to mention that the law wasn’t on the books in Hawaii until 20 years after he was born.

  5. A Natural Born Citizen (for an American), as defined by Vattel, who was the main source for the writers of the constitution, is a person born on U.S. soil of TWO American citizen parents. In the case of Obama, the birth certificate is irrelevant as one parent was not a U.S. citizen.

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