Thursday, May 21, 2015

How does a British-Kenyan citizen
with no ties to the United States
overthrow the American Republic?

What appears on the surface to be one, simple unanswered question is, in realty, several unanswered questions packaged as one. The United States Constitution outlines precisely who, and under what specific circumstances, can run for the office of President of the United States. Keep in mind, the drafting of the US Constitution began on May 25, 1787 with a quorum of members present at the Pennsylvania State House (renamed Independence Hall), and finalized on Sept. 17, 1787. Why is that germane? Because the laws enacted and enforced under the Articles of Confederation dealing with citizenship as well as the laws concerning what constituted being a natural citizen in 1787 are different than the verbiage in Article II of the Constitution that qualifies a candidate seeking office for the office he seeks. Had the Articles of Confederation remained the law of the land, Barack Obama would have been qualified to run for the office of President of the United States.

Specifically, Article II says: "No person except a natural born citizen or a citizen at the time of the adoption of the Constitution shall be eligible to the office of President; neither shall any person be eligible to that office who shall not have attained the age of 35 years, and been 14 years resident within the United States."

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