1) You have sworn an oath to support and defend the Constitution of the United States.
2) The Constitution makes a distinction between “natural born Citizen” and mere “Citizen”, and requires that modern-day Presidential candidates be a natural born citizen:
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;
3) The 14th Amendment only speaks to who is a “citizen”, not who is a “natural born citizen”. The 14th Amendment does not lower the requirement to be eligible to the Office of President from “natural born citizen” to mere “citizen”.
4) It is incorrect to assume that “natural born citizen” means “citizen born in the United States”. The 1787 signers of the Constitution understood “natural born Citizen” as it was defined by natural law and described in the 1758 book:
§ 212. Citizens and natives.
… natural-born citizens, are those born in the country, of parents who are citizens. … children naturally follow the condition of their fathers, and succeed to all their rights. … The country of the fathers is therefore that of the children … in order to be of the country, it is necessary that a person be born of a father who is a citizen; for, if he is born there of a foreigner, it will be only the place of his birth, and not his country.
§ 215. Children of citizens born in a foreign country.
It is asked whether the children born of citizens in a foreign country are citizens? The laws have decided this question in several countries, and their regulations must be followed.(59) By the law of nature alone, children follow the condition of their fathers, and enter into all their rights (§ 212); the place of birth produces no change in this particular …
Again, the 14th Amendment does not speak to who is a natural born citizen, it only speaks to who is a citizen. Qualifying as a citizen under the 14th Amendment does not automatically qualify someone as a natural born citizen. One must look at the citizenship of the parents, as well as birth location, to determine if someone qualifies as a natural born citizen.
Divorce records showthat Barack Hussein Obama married Stanley Ann Dunham Obama on February 2, 1961 and Barack Hussein Obama II was born August 4, 1961. Barack Hussein Obama was never a United States citizen. He was first a British subject, and later a citizen of Kenya.
By Natural Law, The Law of Nations, and The British Nationality Act of 1948, British citizenship was passedfrom the father, Barack Hussein Obama, to his son, Barack Hussein Obama II.
Barack Hussein Obama II’s own campaign admits this at http://www.fightthesmears.com/articles/5/birthcertificate
As a Kenyan native, Barack Obama Sr. was a British subject whose citizenship status was governed by The British Nationality Act of 1948. That same act governed the status of Obama Sr.‘s children.
Natural-born citizens are those born in the country, of parents who are citizens.
To be a natural born citizen of the United States, three conditions must be met:
1) Born “in the country” (on U.S. soil).
2) Born to a father who is a U.S. citizen.
3) Born to a mother who is a U.S. citizen.
If any one of those conditions is not met, then the person is not a natural born citizen of the United States, and they are not eligible to hold the office of President of the United States and Commander in Chief of all of our Armed Forces.
Barack Hussein Obama II fails to meet the second condition (his father was not a United States citizen). He may also fail to meet the first condition (more evidence exists to show that he was born in Kenya than exists to show he was born in Hawaii), but that is superfluous. Barack Hussein Obama II is conclusively ineligible because he fails to meet the second condition, regardless of whether or not he meets the first condition.
It is the sworn duty of every Senator and Representative to support and defend the Constitution of the United States. It is the sworn duty of every Senator and Representative to support the Article II Section 1 Constitutional requirement that our President be a natural born citizen of the United States, that is, born on United States territory to parents who are both United States citizens. It is the sworn duty of every Senator and Representative to object to the election of any candidate who does not meet this Constitutional requirement. It is the sworn duty of every Senator and Representative to object to the election of Barack Hussein Obama II, who was born a British citizen to a British father.
It is inexcusable to shirk your responsibility and claim that “it is up to the courts to decide” if they agree with the notion that the 14th Amendment, combined with a presumed Hawaiian birth, make Barack Hussein Obama II a “natural born citizen”.