By Dean Malik
On February 27, 2019 at a speaking engagement held at a Washington D.C. bookstore, newly elected Democratic Congresswoman Ilhan Omar stated, with apparent reference to both American Jews and the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (“AIPAC”), “I want to talk about the political influence in this country that says it is OK for people to push for allegiance to a foreign country.” This comment followed recent tweets from Omar suggesting that American elected officials were “bought off” by the pro-Israel lobby, and earlier tweets from before she was elected, beseeching Allah to punish Israel for its “evil deeds.”
The tweets were roundly condemned as dog whistle anti-Semitism both by conservatives and members of her own party. However, the greater question raised by Omar’s conduct before and after her election pertains to the path that brought her to the United States as a young refugee from a war-torn country on the Horn of Africa and ultimately lead to her becoming a powerful elected official. In an attempt to defend or minimize Omar’s statements, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi offered, “She didn’t have a full appreciation of how [her words] landed on other people where these words have a history and cultural impact that might have been unknown to her.”
The import of Pelosi’s comments is clear. Omar comes, as an immigrant, from a different cultural milieu, and she could not be expected to understand how Americans, given our culture and history, would interpret her statements. Whether joking about the American view of terrorist organization al Qaeda, dismissing the notion that America is a “Christian” nation, or referring to the 9/11 terrorist attacks as “some people did something,” Omar’s apparent indifference to American culture and history has been showcased on multiple occasions.
It is fitting, albeit ironic, that Omar, a naturalized American citizen, by raising an accusation of dual loyalty and self-dealing against other Americans, has opened the door to a conversation about whether natural born citizenship should in fact be a requirement for the very office she holds.
Despite the misinformation being disseminated by our corrupt political-media culture, there is no ambiguity.
According to Article II, Section I, Clause 5 of the Constitution, the narrative of the 14th Amendment, the Supreme Court case of Minor v. Happersett (1875), other legal opinions, precedence and historical background, Presidential eligibility requires that a candidate be born a US citizen of two US citizen parents at the time of birth.
If you are unwilling to accept the exhaustive legal documentation regarding the true meaning of “natural born” citizenship, you may try the common sense question:
THE FULLMOST MEASURE OF SOVEREIGNTY– By default, all candidates are ineligible, not eligible, to hold the office of President until they are proven otherwise. Natural-born citizens are those citizens born under what America’s founders commonly and mutually held as the natural laws of God which, thereby, afford the individual with natal citizenry protected under both the jurisdiction of the constitutional laws of the nation, and by birth to two citizen parents, without relinquishment of that status by expatriation, renunciation or foreign adoption.
NO HYPOCRISY: Until corrupt power brokers within the U.S. government are forced by the American people to engage the presidential eligibility question with maturity and responsibility to their sworn oath to protect the Constitution, more and more highly regarded candidates, like Marco Rubio, are going to find themselves embattled and undermined by doubts about their Constitutional legitimacy.
Commentary by Pen Johannson Editor,
The DAILY PEN
NEW YORK, NY – Marco Rubio, like Barack Obama, has been declared ineligible to hold the office of the U.S. Presidency or Vice President by the U.S. Constitution…and Senate Resolution 511.
In 2008, congress put itself in a no-win situation by inadequately defining “natural born” eligibility, for mere political expediency when, in an effort to distract attention away from Barack Obama’s lack of eligibility, they haphazardly passed an eligibility resolution (SR 511) on behalf of John McCain, after reviewing historical documentation submitted by McCain, which declared him eligible for the 2008 Presidential election, despite his birth in Panama.
THE DAILY PEN NEW YORK, NY – While preparing the second part of our investigative report on the statistical examination of the contents of the image of Obama’s alleged 1961 “Certificate of Live Birth”, there are a few things we need to be reminded of about this contemptible, overemphasized record.
Congress made eight different attempts to alter our U.S. Constitution concerning the Natural Born Citizenship Clause according to the apocalyptic video documentary done with research by Senior Pastor Carl Gallups proving they knew Barack Obama lacked presidential eligibility prior to the 2008 election! If there was no problem for Obama why would these people do this? There had never been a question of Natural Born Citizenship in our lifetimes! Why fix what wasn’t broken?
The youtube video goes on to reveal a secret, closed door meeting was held with eight Supreme Court Justices just prior to the January 2009 Inauguration that sent our other courts an unspoken message to don’t go there. Plaintiff attorneys with cases were pending at the time were not allowed into this meeting! Only Justice Samuel Allito declined to attend this secret meeting.
Here, as revealed in the Gallups video, are the eight different attempts to amend our Constitution to accommodate Obama’s eligibility questions:
James Madison, the Father of the Constitution, stated:
“Do not separate text from historical background. If you do, you will have perverted and subverted the Constitution, which can only end in a distorted, bastardized form of illegitimate government.”
The text of the Constitution and its historical background unequivocally assert that Barack Hussein Obama is not eligible to be President because he has never met the requirements for natural born citizenship i.e. someone born in the US of citizen parents at the time of birth.
It is clearly the responsibility of Congress, which has legal standing, to resolve the issue of Obama’s ineligibility.