Saturday, March 10, 2012

UPDATE - Why All This Confusion About What Natural Born Citizen Means? - Includes citations scrubbed from the Internet since this article was first published

Why All This Confusion About What Natural Born Citizen Means?
By Sam Sewell

There are three types of citizenship in the United States:

1.   Naturalized Citizen – Born in another country of foreign parents, and completed the naturalization process –

Naturalized Citizens can hold any elected office except President or Vice President.

Example: Former Governor Arnold Alois Schwarzenegger who was born in Austria of Austrian parents and become a Naturalized Citizen.

2.   Native Born Citizen – Born in the United States of foreign parents –

Native Born Citizens can hold any elected office except Vice President or President.

Example one:  Senator Marco Rubio was born in the United States, but his parents were not citizens of the United States at the time of his birth.  

Example two: So called “anchor babies” who are born in the United States and are thus citizens of the United States, but whose parents are not citizens of the United States.

3.   Natural Born Citizen – A Natural Born Citizen is a "second generation American citizen."  They are the natural offspring of citizen parents, and the history of the Constitutional phrase Natural Born Citizen emphasizes a citizen father.

Only two elected offices have the constitutional requirement of "Natural Born Citizen;" President and Vice President.  

Example:  Citizens born in the United States to two American citizen parents are Natural Born – Both George Bush and Bill Clinton are Natural Born Citizen

Now, so far, this is very simple; these definitions are quite clear.  But are there unique cases that don’t exactly fit these definitions?  There always seem to be unique cases.

Example:  One United States citizen is the parent of a child born in the United States and the other parent is a foreigner – So, the question is whether or not this child could grow up to be President or Vice President.

Which brings us to the special case of Barack Hussein Obama.  The main reason there is so much confusion about Barack Obama’s ineligibility is because Barack Obama refuses to release the best available evidence to clarify his eligibility standing.   The other major contributing factors in the confusion about Barack Obama’s ineligibility are the deliberate obfuscation of the facts of Barack Obama’s hidden history, and the meaning of the term Natural Born Citizen.   

Obama operatives and other so called “progressives” are trying to change the clearly established legal definition to fit Obama’s circumstances.  The Democrats, and some Republicans, know Obama is not a Natural Born Citizen and is serving illegally and unconstitutionally.  The efforts they made attempting to change the Constitution so he could serve legally are recorded in the Congressional record.  Here is a video that documents these attempts to erode the constitution


Since I intend to keep this article simple, I will make the case and then post the validating links, so readers can access the background evidence as they see fit.

There are two main points on the special case of Barack Obama:

1.   Barack Obama’s birthplace has not been established.  

If Obama was born outside the United States and only had his birth registered in Hawaii.  Laws of the Territory of Hawaii ACT 96 To Provide For The Issuance Of Certificates Of Hawaiian Birth was in effect from 1911 until 1972 and allowed someone who was born outside the Hawaiian Islands to be registered as though he were born in Hawaii.  The fact that his mother was a U. S. citizen does not confer even basic citizenship upon Obama. Why? Because if only one parent was an American citizen, the law required that parent to have been an American citizen for at least 10 years – five of which had to have been after the age of 16. Since Obama's mother was only 18 at the time of Obama's birth, he would not qualify as an American citizen, assuming his grandmother is right about him having been born in Kenya.

There have been copies of documents released to the media and to the public, but copies are not evidence.  THERE HAVE ONLY BEEN TWO DOCUMENTS RELEASED BY MR. OBAMA'S PEOPLE, AND BOTH ARE INVALID. The first one, originally claimed to be "THE birth certificate," is actually an alleged "Certification of Live Birth."   Regardless, it is INVALID, due to the fact that the required identification number is blacked out. A statement at the bottom of this copy clearly reads: ANY ALTERATIONS INVALIDATE THIS CERTIFICATE.

And the copy released in April of 2011 is also INVALID because it is NOT an original document, and is not certified, as required, to be "a true and accurate copy of Mr. Obama's original, typewritten birth certificate."  There is no raised embossed seal.  A digital image is not admissible in any court in the land.

Scanned documents aren't valid evidence of anything, even if they are legitimate. The entire reason there is a professional field known as Forensic Document Examination is that a great deal can be told from examination of the original document itself. Far less can be told by looking at a photocopy of a document, and very little, if anything at all, can be told from looking at a digital image that purports to be an image of an original document. Too much opportunity for adulteration, no opportunity to examine the paper, the ink, and any impressions made on the paper, etc.

These online arguments discussing images are like people studying animals by examining imitation scat. 

The documents Obama would like the public to accept would not meet the standards of "evidence" in any court of law, any administrative hearing, any congressional investigation, application for any license, passport or official ID papers.  We the People will never know if Obama’s birthplace is legitimate unless the original documents are submitted to a panel of court approved certified document examiners. Certified Diplomate, American Board of Forensic Document Examiners


KJCT-8 News: Graphic Artist Questions Obama Birth Certificate

BHO Birth Certificate - SEVEN MONUMENTAL PROBLEMS - This is FAR From Over.

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Forensic document examiner Sandra Ramsey Lines, a Former Federal Examiner with a long history of expert testimony in state and federal courts, has testified in an affidavit that states, in part:

“I can state with certainty that the COLB presented on the internet by the various groups, which include the “Daily Kos,” the Obama Campaign, “” and others cannot be relied upon as genuine. Software such as Adobe Photoshop can produce complete images or alter images that appear to be genuine; therefore, any image offered on the internet cannot be relied upon as being a copy of the authentic document.”  Sandra Ramsey Lines’ summary is also posted at U. S. Law Blog.


"The only people who don't want to disclose the truth are people with something to hide." - Barack Hussein Obama - August 21, 2010

2.   If BHO is NOT a Natural Born Citizen, then it doesn’t matter where he was born.

Journalists and activists keep getting it wrong! It doesn't matter where he was born. He didn't have two American parents. My position is that if he was born on the capital steps he would still not be eligible, because he only had one American parent. Consider this conversation at John McCain’s eligibility inquiry by the U.S. Senate: "My assumption and my understanding is that if you are born of American parents, you are naturally a natural-born American citizen," Chertoff replied. "That is mine, too," said Leahy.

What's interesting here is that Sen. Leahy, the Chairman of the Senate Judiciary, confirms that a “Natural Born Citizen” is the child of American citizen parents. Parents -- that's two. That's BOTH parents.

The Immigration and Naturalization Service has published policy on such issues:

Here are some quotes:

324.2 Reacquisition of citizenship lost by marriage.” 

Interpretation 324.2 (a)(3) provides

“The repatriation provisions of these two most recent enactments also apply to a native- and natural-born citizen woman who expatriated herself by marriage to an alien…” 

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324.2(a)(7) provides:

“(7) Restoration of citizenship is prospective. Restoration to citizenship under any one of the three statutes is not regarded as having erased the period of alienage that immediately preceded it.

The words “shall be deemed to be a citizen of the United States to the same extent as though her marriage to said alien had taken place on or after September 22, 1922″ as they appeared in the 1936 and 1940 statutes, are prospective and restore the status of native-born or natural-born citizen (whichever existed prior to the loss) as of the date citizenship was reacquired.” (Emphasis added.)

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And again, Interpretation 324.2(b) provides:

“The effect of naturalization under the above statutes was not to erase the previous period of alienage, but to restore the person to the status if naturalized, native, or natural-born citizen, as determined by her status prior to loss.” 

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Three times in this official INS Interpretation – currently published by the Obama Administration – native-born and natural-born are given separate consideration. And in the third example – from Interpretation 324.2(b) – the INS clearly states that each delineation, “naturalized, native, or natural-born citizen,” is a separate status.


Just a Reminder - Before he was nominated for the presidency, Senator Obama signed  Senate resolution S511 that defined a Natural Born Citizen as a person born to two American parents, thus describing himself as ineligible.

Immigration and Naturalization policy – This citation was scrubbed shortly after I published this article on February 13th 2012.  See what you get when you click this link:  However, the “Way Back Machine” cannot be scrubbed by Obama’s agents so the citation is still available at :

Full research on the Natural Born Citizen issue

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Sam Sewell is an ordained Christian clergyman, a member of Mensa, a U.S. Navy Veteran, and a Member of the Association For Intelligence Officers.

He is an International Commentator and a member of the Society of Professional Journalists, a frequent commentator on religious and political issues. His articles are published by “Pravda”,  "Intellectual Conservative", "American Thinker" and various periodicals.

His award winning research on Family issues is published in several languages.

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