If Obama Can Be President, Then So Can Ted Cruz

Family Security Matters

by LAWRENCE  SELLIN, PHD

August 22, 2013

In order to understand the controversy regarding Presidential eligibility,  Americans must first disabuse themselves of the notions that politicians obey  the law and journalists tell the truth. As a class, neither is driven by service  to the nation, but by political expediency to protect and enhance their own  financial interests.

Although politicians and journalists would have you think otherwise, the laws  defining Presidential eligibility are unambiguous.

In addition to being over the age of thirty-five and a resident of the United  States for fourteen years, Article 2, Section 1 of the Constitution requires  that the President be a natural born citizen.

The term “natural born citizen” was well-known during the time of the writing  of the Constitution from Vattel’s “Law of Nations” (1758), which stated  “natural-born citizens are those born in a country of citizen parents” (Volume  1, Chapter 19, Section 212).

Subsequently, the binding Supreme Court precedent Minor vs. Happersett (1875)  defined a natural born citizen as a US citizen born to two US citizen parents at  the time of birth.

According to that definition, Barack Obama, Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, Bobby  Jindal and Rick Santorum are ineligible to be President. None of them fulfill  the requirement of natural born citizenship because at least one parent was not  a US citizen at the time of their births.

Why is there a controversy? Because, I repeat, politicians and journalists  are driven by political expediency in order to protect and enhance their own  financial interests.

Lewis H. Lapham (“A Wish for Kings”) accurately described how the US  Government operates:

“The politicians dress up the deals in the language of law or policy, but  they’re in the business of brokering the tax revenue, and what keeps them in  office is not their talent for oratory but their skill at redistributing the  national income in a way that rewards their clients, patrons, friends and  campaign contributors.”

That is, our permanent political class and the symbiotic media, who feed off  the system, are the beneficiaries of an extortion racket, which remains in  business only through a continuous flow of taxpayer dollars and a burgeoning  debt.

Not unlike common criminals, politicians do not wish to be constrained by the  rule of law, particularly the Constitution, which inhibits their political  maneuverability and desire for an ever-expanding central government.

Since 1975, there have been numerous attempts by both Democrats and Republicans in Congress to amend the Article II “natural  born citizen” clause.

 

The censorship and disinformation campaign about Obama’s ineligibility began  in February 2008, about the time he started to overtake Hillary Clinton in the  Democratic Presidential primary.

In a classical political diversion, Obama supporters fabricated  a controversy that questioned the eligibility of Republican Presidential  candidate Senator John McCain (R-AZ). The basis of their challenge was that  McCain was born in a Panamanian hospital while his U.S. Navy officer father and  his U.S. citizen mother were serving at a U.S. military base in the Panama Canal  Zone.

The fake McCain controversy was settled in April 2008 through Senate  Resolution 511, which, in essence, was a political deal struck between the  Democrats and Republicans that provided validation for McCain and, hopefully  from the Democratic standpoint, cover for Obama on the issue of eligibility.

SR 511, a non-binding resolution with an unrecorded vote, had no force of  law, but by passing it Congress created the conditions whereby the Constitution  could be amended de facto through a back-room political pact.

Republican involvement in SR 511 and the fear of being branded a “racist” by  the liberal media prevented any meaningful vetting of candidate Obama after he  secured the Democratic Presidential nomination in June 2008.

Complicit with the Democrats in violating the Constitution, the Republicans  joined them in a deliberate campaign of disinformation to hide the truth about  Obama and the natural born requirement; an effort that continues to this  day.

Both the Democratic and Republican parties know that exposing Obama now would  reveal their dereliction of duty, their collusion to undermine the Constitution  and their uninterrupted flouting of the rule of law. They all know that the  truth would upend the status quo and terminate their exclusive grip on political  power, allowing the American people to regain control of their government; an  outcome that they will go to any length to prevent.

The partisan and dishonest liberal media will continue to attack Ted Cruz and  shield Barack Obama. The cowardly Republicans and conservative pundits will  remain silent to protect their financial stake in a corrupt political  system.

As a consequence, the country will be lesser for it.

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2 thoughts on “If Obama Can Be President, Then So Can Ted Cruz

  1. So, if Cruz can be president, then o’bama was NOT ILLEGAL? Yeah, they’d LOVE for the sheeple to fall for that.
    NO, o’bama, McCain AND Cruz are NOT eligible. (this is also a way for them to be able to attack the constitution so they can make a new one without amendments such as the 2nd amendment about guns)
    DON’T FALL FOR IT!

    • They still believe all the crap Obama tells them as long as they get their food stamps and welfare checks.

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