Who Can Be President of the US?
Eligibility to Be President of the US
By: J. D. Longstreet
I have been following this and watching this story develop since picking up on it, a while back (June ’08), on an Israeli site Israeli Insider. The article is titled: “As Obama stonewalls on uncertified birth certificate, official doubts mount”. You’ll find the story here:
Back on June 27th, 2008, the American Thinker had this piece titled: “Obama birth certificate mystery still unsolved”. You’ll find the article at:
It is just now coming to the fore and I suspect if will soon hit the mainstream media which, as we all know by now, trails behind the “New” media by anywhere from several days to several months!
So why bring this up now? Well, let us see what has happened and what is happening:
Currently, a prominent Democrat is suing Obama in a Philadelphia Federal Court. The title of the piece at Americas Right is: “Obama sued in Philadelphia federal Court on grounds he is constitutionally Ineligible for the Presidency”. Philip Berg, the filing attorney, is a former gubernatorial and senatorial candidate, former chair of the Democratic Party in Montgomery (PA) County, former member of the Democratic State Committee, and former Deputy Attorney General of Pennsylvania. (From Americas Right.com) As you can plainly see, Mr. Berg isn’t a lightweight! You’ll find the story here:
Sounds bad, right? Well, not so fast! Over at World Net Daily, they have another take on this whole mess. The article is entitled: “Democrat sues Sen. Obama over fraudulent candidacy”. You’ll find it at:
We also found an article from June ’08 at The Swamp, which says flatly that Yes, Obama is a citizen of the US. You’ll find it here:
2008/06/is_barack_obama_a_us_citizen_y.html (You may have to copy and past this URL into your browser if the line is broken.)
So what difference does all this make? Not much, really. I just find it interesting that we get so caught up in this sort of thing. I think it all derives from our never-ending Presidential campaigns, instituted, if memory serves, by the Clintons. It seems we have had one long, never-ending, (I said that already, didn’t I?) campaign for the office of President since Bill Clinton set foot on the carpet of the Oval office… and I, for one, am tired of it.
The Constitution of the Confederate States of America limited a president to one six year term, period. I could support amending the US Constitution to one term for the President… not to exceed six years… and that would be for a lifetime… no coming back, after a few years out of office, and be eligible to run again.
So let’s cut through all the smoke and mirrors stuff and see what the Constitution actually says about the qualifications to be President of the US:
Article II says: “Article II. – The Executive Branch
…”No person except a natural born Citizen, or a Citizen of the United States, at the time of the Adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the Office of President; neither shall any Person be eligible to that Office who shall not have attained to the Age of thirty-five Years, and been fourteen Years a Resident within the United States.”…
That’s it! That’s all there is to it. So… can we dispense with all the diversions and get this election over with? I am sooooo ready for it to end!
J. D. Longstreet