Congress Tried to Change Natural Born Citizen Clause Over and Over

Our Congress worked diligently to change our Constitution’s Natural Born Citizen Clause and failed eight times between 2003 and 2008 – all in an effort to pave the way for their rising star, and unconstitutional candidate, Barack Obama. Fortunately, others in Congress worked just as diligently to kill the legislation, but have remained silent on other issues of Obama’s standing. I hope you listen to the most disturbing portion of the video at about 8 minutes-in, about the Supreme Court. If Congressman Dana Rohrabacher is your representative, please look below for the question I hope you will ask him.

Natural Born Citizen

Those attempting, through legislation, to change the Natural Born Citizen Clause (World Net Daily):

  • June 11, 2003, Rep. Vic Snyder, D-Ark., broughtHJR 59.It was intended to “permit persons who are not natural born citizens of the United States, but who have been citizens of the United States for at least 35 years, to be eligible to hold the offices of presidentandvicepresident.”
  • Sept. 3, 2003, Rep. John Conyers, D-Mich., brought HJR67, which would have done the same as Snyder’s, only the requirement to be a citizen was lowered to 20 years.
  • Feb. 25, 2004, Sen. Don Nickles, R-Okla., brought S.B. 2128 to “try to counter the growing Democrat onslaught aimed at removing the natural born citizen requirement.” But it defined NBC as someone who was born in and is subject to the United States,” which was not the understanding of the framers of the Constitution.
  • Sept. 15, 2004, Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, R-Calif., brought HJR 104,“to make eligible for the office of president a person who is not a natural born citizen of the United States but has been a United States citizen for at least 20 years.”
  • Jan. 4, 2005, Conyers, D-Mich.HJR2, the same as Rohrabacher’s.
  • Feb. 1, 2005, HJR15, Rohrabacher, to require only 20 years citizenship to be eligible for the office of president.
  • April 14, 2005, SnyderHJR42, requiring 35 years’ citizenship.
  • Feb. 28, 2008, Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., tried to attach to SB 2678, Children of Military Families Natural Born Citizen Act, an amendment clarifying what “natural-born citizen” includes. Obama and then-Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., were sponsors.

After Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama issued their non-binding resolution stating that John McCain was a Natural Born Citizen (which was never in question), there was language in that statement that Congress continually uses to prop-up Obama’s legitimacy:

 

Whereas the term natural born citizen as that term appears in Article II, Section 1, Clause 5 is not defined in the Constitution of US…”

 

Congress has decided that the U.S. Constitution does not define Natural Born Citizenship. Did you know that? So who does? Friends, they are getting away with this unbelievable subversion of the Constitution and the Supreme Court is helping them!

At 7:20mins-in: Just a few days before Obama is sworn into office, Obama meets with Supreme Court Justices, 8 out of 9 of them, in a closed session meetings. This was done while there were now cases pending before the Supreme Court concerning Obama’s eligibility. Justice Samuel Alito was strangely missing. There were no reporters and attorneys invited on behalf of the plaintiffs who had cases pending. Neither the Supreme Court nor any other federal court, or any court for that matter, has heard a single case on merit concerning Obama’s citizenship challenge.

Not a single expert has come forward to proclaim Obama’s latest birth certificate legitimate. This World Net Daily article goes over the lingering questions and quotes Michael Isikoff, a well-known NBC News investigator:

Perhaps most significant, two weeks before Obama finally released his “long-form birth certificate,” Hawaii’s former Health Department chief Chiyome Fukino – the one official who claimed to have examined Obama’s original birth document – was interviewed by NBC News’ national investigative correspondent Michael Isikoff, who reported that Fukino told him she had seen the original birth certificate and that it was “half typed and half handwritten.”

In this video, you see Republican Congressman Leonard Lance (R-NJ) in a Townhall, asked what he would do if he believed Obama was unconstitutionally in office. He first says, Lance’s only answer is that he wants to focus elsewhere. Twice he asked, and twice he answers the same.

In the same article, you will read that Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) told a constituent he believed Obama met requirements as “set forth by the U.S. State Department!!! (not the Constitution).

The same article says the Congressional Research Services has issued a memo to Congress, instructing them on how to stand-up for Obama’s eligibility.

There is only one way the American people has allowed these attempts to change the Constitution’s natural-born requirement, and that is by electing Democrat Socialist/Communist-leaning to Congress. Via Doctor Bulldog & Ronin, comes this from Canada Free Press:

Conyers’ congressional office manages an Arabic version of his official website. Reportedly he does the bidding of these inner-city constituents and the militant Islamist activists who feed off them.

They want to squash the Patriot Act and put a leash on the FBI agents, including stopping them from profiling Muslim suspects in terror investigations. They also want to end the use of undisclosed evidence against suspected Arab terrorists in deportation proceedings even if they are in the country illegally. And the 77-year-old Conyers has vowed to deliver those changes for them.

In January 2003 he was the only member of Congress to speak before, and lend his prestige to, an anti-war rally organized by the Marxist-Leninist, pro-North Korean front group International A.N.S.W.E.R. (Rep. Rangel also addressed the rally but not in person — via a letter read by another speaker.) Conyers embraced his comrades in this group with the same enthusiasm and support he gave during the Cold War to the Soviet-backed World Peace Council.

In a New York Times opinion piece he co-authored with Marcus Raskin, co-founder of the extreme left-wing think-tank the Institute for Policy Studies (IPS), Conyers asserted that “government’s responsibility is to revitalize the nation’s economy through creative forms of public ownership” — in other words, through socialism.

As I reported earlier on these pages, Rep Conyers is the highest ranking politico working to free Mumia Abu-Jamal, the convicted murderer of a Philadelphia police officer. Conyers has been a National Executive Board member of the National Lawyers Guild (NLG), which was originally created as a Soviet front and still embraces its Communist heritage.

Conyers is one of the top recipients of donations from the Arab-American Leadership PAC. And not surprisingly, he has a long history of pandering to Arab and Muslim voters, according to Investors Business Daily.

During the first Gulf War, for instance, Conyers fought FBI outreach efforts in the Arab and Muslim community in Detroit that were designed to gather intelligence on potential cells and protect the home front. Conyers and other Detroit-area Democrats at the time, David Bonior and John Dingell, threatened to hold hearings unless the FBI stopped counterterrorism interviews.

The FBI met with them privately to explain the national security benefits of outreach, but could not allay their concerns. In the end, the FBI backed off. Today, Hamas, Hezbollah and the Al-Qaeda-tied Muslim Brotherhood are all active in the area.

Conyers bears the distinction of being the Congressman who has missed more votes than any other Congressman.

Rep. Vic Snyder did not stand for election in 2010. He was succeeded in Arkansas’ 2nd District by Republican Timothy Griffin.

Sen. Clair McCaskill’s 2678, said any child born to “any” U.S. citizen while serving in active or reserve components of the Armed Forces, would automatically be a natural born citizen of the U.S. What can we say about Sen. Claire McCaskill? She has a large military presence in her state of Missouri, but I think it safe to say, the majority of our military will not want a non-natural born citizen eligible for the presidency.

If Dana Rohrabacher (California District 46) is your representative, please call his office and ask what the heck he was thinking, and does he still, today, believe a president should be eligible for office after coming to this country from elsewhere, and living here only 20 years. (Areas included in District 46: Huntington Beach, Costa Mesa, Fountain Valley, Seal Beach, Avalon, Rancho Palos Verdes, Rolling Hills, Palos Verdes Estates, Rolling Hills Estates and portions of Long Beach, Westminster, Santa Ana and San Pedro.)

Remember that Obama has spent MILLIONS to successfully block ALL of his identifying records. Elections have consequences, and those consequences must come down on the side of constitutionality. In particular, we must pay attention to the Senate races in 2012. They may well be a critical as replacing the presidency.

Others talking about Obama’s ineligibility:

Uncoverage: How Congress Gave Us an “Unconstitutional” President

Smart Girl Politics: Illegal Obama “Propped Up” By Congress


Congress Tries to Change Natural Born Citizenship Status (video)

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  • Regarding McCain’s natural born citizenship, had he really been a NBC there was no need for SR 511. His birth in Panama disqualified him. That, however, is “minor” in comparison to the number of members, past and present who have always known BHO was a fraud.

    Barney Frank, Maxine Waters, Shelia Jackson Lee, Joe Scarborough, Ted Kennedy, Orrin Hatch, Darrell Issa … all knew he was ineligible. Democrats and Republicans they remained silent because they hate the NBC clause but don’t want to do the hard work of passing a constitutional amendment to change it.

    More here: http://wp.me/pujEK-1f3

    • Definitely time for an investigation. Back Sheriff’s investigating! Demand Congress investigate!

      • I stand firm on what is the truth and here it is: Therefore he must be investigated to the Nth degree.

        ljcarolyne on July 7, 2011 at 7:04 pm

        Impeach Obama and try him and all the schemers in this scheme for Treason. Obama has a whore mother – disgusting enough – God only knows where this Obamanation is from? What a scam on our country. I said from the GETGO Obama is a fraud and his BC is a fake just like him.

        What a fraudster!!!!!!! on the American people.

        THANKS MAGGIE FOR THIS REPORT

  • Patrick

    And the misinformation continues. If you’re born in the country, you’re a natural born citizen, regardless of the citizenship of your parents, unless your parents are 1) foreign diplomats, or 2) members of a hostile invasion force.

    Obama is a natural born citizen. You need to familiarize yourself with SCOTUS ruling on the subject.

    The U.S. vs. Wong Kim Ark, 1898.

    http://supreme.justia.com/us/169/649/case.html

    Scroll down, approximately 1/8 of the webpage until you reach:

    Page 169 U. S. 658

    It thus clearly appears that, by the law of England for the last three centuries, beginning before the settlement of this country and continuing to the present day, aliens, while residing in the dominions possessed by the Crown of England, were within the allegiance, the obedience, the faith or loyalty, the protection, the power, the jurisdiction of the English Sovereign, and therefore every child born in England of alien parents was a natural-born subject unless the child of an ambassador or other diplomatic agent of a foreign State or of an alien enemy in hostile occupation of the place where the child was born.
    III. The same rule was in force in all the English Colonies upon this continent down to the time of the Declaration of Independence, and in the United States afterwards, and continued to prevail under the Constitution as originally established.

    This ruling was upheld recently by the Indiana Court of Appeals,

    http://www.in.gov/judiciary/opinions/pdf/11120903.ebb.pdf

    At the bottom of page 17, we read:

    Based upon the language of Article II, Section 1, Clause 4 and the guidance provided by Wong Kim Ark, we conclude that persons born within the borders of the United States are “natural born Citizens” for Article II, Section 1 purposes, regardless of the citizenship of their parents. Just as a person “born within the British dominions [was] a natural-born British subject” at the time of the framing of the U.S. Constitution, so too were those “born in the allegiance of the United States [] natural-born citizens.”

  • 1. Neither the Court in Minor nor Wong Kim Ark alleged that the 14th Amendment superseded Article 2 Section 1. If the 14th Amendment had superseded the natural-born citizen clause, the Court in Minor would have been required to construe the 14th Amendment.

    In US v. Wong Kim Ark, the US District Attorney argued that Ark was not a citizen because his parents were aliens. Ark was a person from the other “class” discussed in Minor whose citizenship was in doubt. Since Wong Kim Ark was not a natural-born citizen, his citizenship could not be determined by Article 2 Section 1. Therefore, the Supreme Court looked to the 14th Amendment to grant Wong Kim Ark US citizenship.

    Again, if Wong Kim Ark had been a natural-born citizen, the Supreme Court would never have reached the 14th Amendment issue (just as it didn’t reach it in Minor.)

    The Court determined Wong Kim Ark was a “citizen” under the 14th Amendment, but in doing so the Court did not expand the “class” of persons who were eligible to be President. This is because the Court specified clearly that it was only construing the 14th Amendment, not Article 2 Section 1. Article 2 Section 1 and the 14th Amendment are mutually exclusive sections of the US Constitution.

    2. JUSTIA.COM HAS BEEN CAUGHT RED HANDED HIDING REFERENCES TO MINOR v. HAPPERSETT IN PUBLISHED US SUPREME COURT OPINIONS. Using Justia.com to support your allegation that Obama and anyone else who sneaks across the border is a “natural born citizen” is laughable.

    3. With the exception of those presidents who were themselves exempted from the NBC clause, at the time of the writing of the Constitution, every president with the exception of Obama has been born on US soil of TWO PARENTS WHO ARE ALSO US CITIZENS. OBAMA WAS BORN A BRIT. EVEN A BEST CASE SCENARIO OF DUAL CITIZENSHIP FOR OBAMA DISQUALIFIES HIM.

    • KEM63

      Patrick You really should read the whole thing. before trying to fool people………….
      Why would they try to pass this if Obama was a natural born citizen. thankfully this failed.
      S. J. Res. 6 Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States relating to United States citizenship.
      ‘A person born in the United States shall not be a citizen of the United States unless–
      ‘(1) one parent of the person is a citizen of the United States;
      ‘(2) one parent of the person is an alien lawfully admitted for permanent residence in the United States who resides in the United States;
      ‘(3) one parent of the person is an alien performing active service in the Armed Forces of the United States; or
      ‘(4) the person is naturalized in accordance with the laws of the United States.’.
      Any one born in the US to one foreign parent is not going to benefit from this bill all they need is there B.C and ID and SSN to get a traveling visa to visit there families home country this bill would only benefit someone that is not natural born that is running for presidency.
      WOW Obama really isn’t an American citizen

      Wait a minute does this mean my son is not a natural born I was not married to his father he was from Mexico but 1987 his father received amnesty.

      • Patrick

        If you’re son was born in the U.S., he’s a natural born citizen, unless you happen to be foreign diplomat. If you’re born in the U.S. and under the jurisdiction (which would exclude diplomats, who have immunity), you’re a natural born citizen. Read the Indiana Court of Appeals ruling I posted, “REGARDLESS OF THE CITIZENSHIP OF THE PARENTS!”

      • Patrick

        Kem, I just read that article. I believe it was proposed by David Vitter if that’s the proposal I’m thinking of, but you have the rationale behind it totally wrong. And your celebration of this is…sorely misplaced. The reason that proposal was made is NOT to make it easier to become a U.S. citizen (natural born), but to make it HARDER. Foreign women can come to this country right now, as tourists, deliver a child and that child, because the parents are under the jurisdiction of the U.S., that child is a natural born citizen.

        Illegal aliens come into this country and have children, and those children are natural born citizens. That’s why they’re known as “anchor babies.”

        That proposal was made because it’s too EASY to become a natural born citizen, not too difficult.

        Which is why, quite frankly, birthers disgust me enough to make me want to spit in their faces. They’re motivated by a visceral hatred of the president, and nothing more. Not patriotism, not decency, not conscientiousness. Just pure hate.

        They bring sore-loserism to levels unheard of.

        But instead of focusing on the obscenity that is our porous borders and extending natural born citizenship to a child whose parents shouldn’t even be allowed in this country, their collective monomania can focus only on trying to undo the results of the last presidential election.

        And this does have the potential to backfire. Bobby Jindal, whom the Republicans were considering for a presidential run…which is why he gave the conservative response to Obama’s SOTU address a few years ago…but guess what? Birthers are circulating the lie that you have to have two citizen parents to be considered natural born. Since Jindal’s parents were both here on student visas when Piyush (Bobby’s real name, since he never had it legally changed) was born, the birthers have effectively greased his wheels. Needlessly, because Jindal IS a natural born citizen.

        Marco Rubio, who is presently being considered as a possible running mate for Romney (who will, in all likelihood, be the next Republican nominee) is also a natural born citizen, but thanks to birthers and their lies, they’re going to effectively sabotage him.

        But tell you what…instead of throwing up proposed laws…which by the way, CANNOT OVERRIDE CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS, why don’t you read the Wong Kim Ark ruling that I posted, and the Indiana Court of Appeals ruling…and YOU tell ME what it means.

        You tell me what SCOTUS meant when they plainly stated that children born to aliens in England are considered natural born subjects…and that the U.S. observes “THE SAME RULE.”

        Go ahead. I’m Ross Perot! All ears!

        And while you’re at it, suppose you tell me what the Indiana Court of Appeals meant when they said that those born within the borders of the U.S. are natural born citizens for Article II section 1 purposes “REGARDLESS OF THE CITIZENSHIP OF THEIR PARENTS.”

        Just go ahead. Take a shot at it. Look at those rulings and explain to me how Obama is not a natural born citizen in light of those rules. I’ll be waiting…with popcorn, because I expect to be thoroughly entertained.

    • Patrick

      And the lies continue! Obama is NOT the first president who has had parents of differing nationality! That distinction belongs to Chester A. Arthur, whose father was Irish and did not become a U.S. citizen until Arthur was 14. There was some controversy regarding his eligibility, however, not due to his father’s citizenship. Why? Because the rumor was he was born in Canada. Not true. He was born in Vermont.

      You’d be a lot more convincing if you didn’t make it up as you go along.

      • Patrick, Patrick, Patrick ,,, I intentionally left ole Chester A.’s name off the list to see what you would do. The fact that you mentioned Chester demonstrates you know BHO is ineligible. The only reason anyone knows about Chester A. is because of the research Leo Donofrio did.

        To quote Leo on Chester A. “I’ve been forwarded the actual naturalization record for William Arthur on microfiche, obtained from the Library of Congress. He was naturalized in New York State and became a United States citizen in August 1843.

        Chester Arthur perpetrated a fraud as to his eligibility to be Vice President by spreading various lies about his parents’ heritage. President Arthur’s father, William Arthur, became a United States citizen in August 1843. But Chester Arthur was born in 1829. Therefore, he was a British Citizen by descent, and a dual citizen at birth, if not his whole life.

        He wasn’t a “natural born citizen” and he knew it.”

        Also, you might want to study up on the multiple types of citizenship we have. The last time I checked there were 5 different types of citizenship mentioned in the Constitution.

        Citizen, native born, naturalized, and natural born citizenship are all different. Natural born citizenship is a “higher form” of citizenship reserved for those aspiring to be POTUS.

        FYI, Arthur burned all his papers before he died. He was a liar and a usurper. His Poseur Presidency cannot be used as precedent for Obama.

        • Patrick

          Oh, my God. I cannot remember a time when I saw a more disingenuous and dishonest attempt at saving face in my life. No, you did not know about Chester A. Arthur. You were busted in a lie. Then when a Google search confirmed that what I said was true, you quickly latched onto the latest piece of birther propaganda. Arthur NEVER burned all his papers. If he had, there’d be no way we’d have known about his father’s citizenship today. Read “Gentleman Boss” which is a biography of Chester A. Arthur, and the most thorough of all on the subject. Never an incident involving him burning his records.

          You just embarrassed yourself…royally. I never saw a more pitiful and obvious attempt at saving face in all my life. You should be totally ashamed of yourself. In fact, I’m sure you are.

          And no, Donofrio is a liar and historical revisionist. The only reason I knew about him is because of the Indiana Court of Appeals ruling, in which they point out that Chester A. Arthur was the first president who was born of parents with differing nationalities. Donofrio happened to notice this footnote in the ICOA ruling and quickly went to work constructing a lie about Chester A. Arthur. Arthur never burned his records. Donofrio is a liar.

          • Patrick

            And here’s the Indiana Court of Appeals ruling.

            http://www.in.gov/judiciary/opinions/pdf/11120903.ebb.pdf

            This is footnote number 16 in the ICOA ruling. THIS is the reason anyone knows about Chester A. Arthur, INCLUDING DONOFRIO. He read this footnote and immediately went to work constructing a lie to discredit it.

            “16 We note that President Obama is not the first U.S. President born of parents of differing citizenship. Chester A. Arthur, the twenty-first U.S. President, was born of a mother who was a United States citizen and a father who was an Irish citizen. See THOMAS C. REEVES, GENTLEMAN BOSS, THE LIFE OF CHESTER ALAN ARTHUR 3-4 (1975). During the election of 1880, there arose a rumor “that [Arthur] had been born in Canada, rather than in Vermont as he claimed, and was thus constitutionally ineligible to become the Chief Executive.” Id. at 3. Although President Arthur‟s status as a natural born citizen was challenged in the 1880 Presidential Election on the grounds that he was born in Canada rather than Vermont, the argument was not made that because Arthur‟s father was an Irish citizen he was constitutionally ineligible to be President. See generally id.”

            I don’t know whether to laugh in your face at this point, or feel sorry for you.

          • Patrick

            Oh, and by the way, here’s proof that Donofrio is a liar. http://www.obamaconspiracy.org/2008/12/the-assassination-of-chester-a-arthur/

            In it, you’ll see that NEWSPAPER ACCOUNTS of Chester A. Arthur, WHICH WERE KNOWN BY THE INVESTIGATOR who questioned Arthur’s eligibility (due to the rumor that he was born in Canada), which clearly state that Arthur’s father was an Irish immigrant!

            “Gen. Chester A. Arthur was born in Franklin county Vt., Oct. 5, 1830. He is the oldest son of a family of two sons and five daughters. His father was the Rev. Dr. William Arthur, a baptist clergyman, who emigrated to this country from County Antrim, Ireland in his eighteenth year and died Oct. 27, 1875, in Newtonville, near Albany.”

            It was NEVER a secret that Chester A. Arthur’s father was an Irish immigrant.

        • Patrick

          And by the way, the supposed five types of citizenship you mention? They are all but subsets of two types: natural born and naturalized. You are one or the other, if you are a citizen.

          Citizen: a blanket term covering natural born and naturalized.

          Native Born: refers to natural born citizens who were actually born in the U.S., as opposed to those natural born who were born abroad, e.g. John McCain.

          Naturalized: Someone not born a citizen, but acquires citizenship after birth, e.g. Schwarzenegger.

          Natural Born: Anyone born a citizen.

  • Impeach Obama and try him and all the schemers in this scheme for Treason. Obama has a whore mother – disgusting enough – God only knows where this Obamanation is from? What a scam on our country. I said from the GETGO Obama is a fraud and his BC is a fake just like him.

    THANKS MAGGIE FOR THIS REPORT

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