Nancy Pelosi and the DNC sent an Official Certification of Nomination to the Secretary of State in each of the 50 states. Most of those certifications merely certified that Obama and Biden had been nominated. Hawaii is different. Hawaii requires that the party ALSO certify that the nominees are legally qualified, under the provisions of the United States Constitution, to serve in those offices.
Here is what Nancy Pelosi and the DNC sent to the Hawaiian Secretary of State:
OK, Speaker Pelosi, How Did the DNC Certify Obama’s Eligibility?
The Constitution requires that Obama 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;
The 1787 signers of the Constitution understood “natural born Citizen” as it was 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 …
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 show that 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 passed from 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.
John Sydney McCain III fails to meet the first condition (he was born on Panamanian soil, not U.S. soil). It is a lie to say that McCain was born at Coco Solo Naval Air Station in the Panama Canal Zone. He was not. While the Certificate of Birth below says “The Panama Canal Health Department”, it shows that McCain was born at Colón Hospital in the city of Colón, Republic of Panama (R. P.). The city of Colón was not in the Panama Canal Zone and was not U.S. soil.
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. BHOII is already conclusively ineligible because he fails to meet the second condition, regardless of whether or not he meets the first condition.
So given that, I repeat my question:
Speaker Pelosi, How Did the DNC “Certify” Obama’s Eligibility?
Update: Pelosi + Haiku = Pelosiku
Natural Born Citizen?
Pelosi said so.
Would Pelosi lie?
Why would she ever do that?
“Son of this soil”.
UPDATE: Pelosi and Obama share a tender moment after Obama supposedly signed Obamcare into law and handed Nancy one of the signing pens…
… except it’s not really law, because Obama is not Constitutionally eligible to hold the office of President, so his signature on that bill means nothing.
UPDATE September 9, 2010:
Certificate of Nomination Summary
Why Pelosi and Germond Signed a Different Certificate of Nomination for Hawaii
Two additional updates:
George Washington, John Jay, and the Natural Law Definition of “Natural Born Citizen”
UPDATE July 27, 2015:
Six and a half years after publishing this post, I have had it brought to my attention that John McCain IS eligible in the eyes of Vattel since he was “born in the armies of the state”.
I looked that up, and I believe they are correct.
§ 217. Children born in the armies of the state.
For the same reasons also, children born out of the country, in the armies of the state, or in the house of its minister at a foreign court, are reputed born in the country; for a citizen who is absent with his family, on the service of the state, but still dependent on it, and subject to its jurisdiction, cannot be considered as having quitted its territory.
I stand corrected.