The Usurpathon actions include finding new ways to talk about Obama’s ineligibility for the Presidency. One such tactic is to use the concept of ‘dual nationality’ or ‘dual citizenship’ to underscore that Obama has divided allegiance. This theme was emphasized in the letter delivered to Congressman Issa’s office.
A review of past Presidents’ status regarding dual citizenship indicates that all of the Presidents before Obama, with the exception of Chester Arthur, met the criteria of natural born citizen, that is born in the United States of two U.S. citizen parents. James Buchanan’s father came to America in the early 1780′s, becoming a ‘citizen of the United States at the Adoption of the Constitution’. James was born in the United States in 1791.
With the exception of Chester Arthur, all Vice Presidents have also met the natural born citizen criterion, including Spiro Agnew, who was born in the United States to a naturalized U.S. Citizen father and an American mother.
However, Chester Arthur successfully hid his father’s non-Citizen status from the American electorate during that time period by lying about his exact year of birth and burning all his family records. The true facts were only confirmed recently upon historical research of the naturalization records from that time period which revealed that Arthur’s father was not yet a Citizen when Chester Arthur was born. And there were no legal court challenges to him at the time, just rumors as to which side of the Canadian border he was actually born on. (H/T CDR Kerchner)
In an astute historical analysis, Commander Charles Kerchner further identifies why being a “born Citizen” is not sufficient to be President of the United States.
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