Barack Obama is not legally a U.S. Natural-born citizen according to the law on the books at the time of his birth, which falls between “December 24, 1952 to November 13, 1986. Presidential office requires a natural-born citizen if the child was not born to two U.S. Citizen parents, which of course is what exempts John McCain though he was born in the Panama Canal. US Law very clearly stipulates: “…If only one parent was a U.S. Citizen at the time of your birth, that parent must have resided in the United States for at least ten years, at least five of which had to be after the age of 16.” Barack Obama’s father was not a U.S. Citizen and Obama’s mother was only 18 when Obama was born, which means though she had been a U.S. Citizen for 10 years, (or citizen perhaps because of Hawaii being a territory) the mother fails the test for being so for at least 5 years **prior to** Barack Obama’s birth, but *after* age 16. It doesn’t matter *after* . In essence, she was not old enough to qualify her son for automatic U.S. Citizenship. At most, there were only 2 years elapsed since his mother turned 16 at the time of Barack Obama’s birth when she was 18 in Hawaii. His mother would have needed to have been 16+5= 21 years old, at the time of Barack Obama’s birth for him to have been a natural-born citizen. As aforementioned, she was a young college student at the time and was not. Barack Obama was already 3 years old at that time his mother would have needed to have waited to have him as the only U.S. Citizen parent. Obama instead should have been naturalized, but even then, that would still disqualify him from holding the office
*** Naturalized citizens are ineligible to hold the office of President. *** Though Barack Obama was sent back to Hawaii at age 10, all the other info does not matter because his mother is the one who needed to have been a U.S. Citizen for 10 years prior to his birth on August 4, 1961, with 5 of those years being after age 16. Further, Obama may have had to have remained in the country for some time to protect any citizenship he would have had, rather than living in Indonesia.
According to FindLaw.com, which is cited by Geraghty, the requirements that were in force from Dec. 24, 1952 to Nov. 13, 1986, encompassing the time of Obama's birth, state, "If only one parent was a U.S. citizen at the time of your birth, that parent must have resided in the United States for at least 10 years, at least five of which had to be after the age of 16."
And from another source:
There are two types of certificates. The one that has been “released” wouldn’t even get you into Little League in this country, let alone be sufficient proof of “natural born” citizenship. However, even if he had been born here, when he went to Indonesia, they did not allow dual citizenship and he would have had to relinquish his U.S. citizenship–-which, according to documents in evidence, his family did–-on his behalf. He used an Indonesian passport to go to Pakistan in the early 80’s and has never been “naturalized” since returning to the U.S. His Kenyan grandmother is videotaped stating she was in the delivery room when O was born in Kenya.
Okay, I'm taking this with a grain of salt, but I haven't seen his original birth certificate either.
The other interesting comment was that Obama's fiercest critics are black conservatives.
Here's one implying that Obama has more in common with Hitler than Rush Limbaugh does, and that Rush Limbaugh's message is reflective of Malcolm X's message. Wow!
And Al Sonja Schmidt made a few clever jokes at a recent Spendulus protest in Santa Monica.
For the full Santa Monica tea party protest article, click here.
And one last fiscally conservative gem: