Obama enrolled as citizen of Indonesian school violates Art II

August 25, 2008

Article II of the US Constitution requires a person is a natural born citizen of the United States. If a person is adopted by a man who lives in another country, who is a citizen of that country and enrolls the child as a citizen of that country in schools of that country in the language of that country (and its religion and his own), then the child is no longer a natural born citizen of the US for the purpose of Article II of the US Constitution, eligibility to be president.

http://www.worldnetdaily.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=72656

Obama’s registration at school in Indonesia as a citizen of Indonesia. This is a photo by the AP. This disqualifies Obama from being US president because he was taught in school in Indonesia that he was Indonesian and a citizen of Indonesia and loyal to Indonesia and not to the United States. This breaks the chain from birth to president during which the person must be exclusively and solely loyal to America and taught in school he is American and owes his sole and exclusive loyalty to America by his teacher and principal.

(Judah Benjamin at Texas Darlin discussed the foundations of this analysis, some of the pages are still available at the JB author page at No Quarter USA.)

The purpose of the requirement of being a natural born citizen of the US is to maintain a single loyalty to the US and be brought up by the parents as totally and only American. If a child is enrolled in the schools of another country as a citizen of that country, the child is not being taught they are an American with sole loyalty to America. That is required by the US Constitution.

To be president, a child must be taught they are American in school and that their sole loyalty is to America. If a child is taught they are Indonesian in school then the child is not natural born for the purpose of the US constitution.

Associate Justice Joseph Story wrote the first commentaries on the Constitution by a US Supreme Court justice. They give an indication of thinking at the time on the Constitution.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joseph_Story

http://www.constitution.org/js/js_336.htm

==Excerpt

§ 1471. The next clause respects the qualifications of the president of the United States. “No person, except a natural born citizen, or a citizen of the United States at the time of the adoption of this constitution, shaft be eligible to the office of president.

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1 Act of 1st March, 1792, ch. 8
2 Ibid.

332 CONSTITUTION OF THE U. STATES. [BOOK III.

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.”

§ 1472. Considering the nature of the duties, the extent of the information, and the solid wisdom and experience required in the executive department, no one can reasonably doubt the propriety of some qualification of age. That, which has been selected, is the middle age of life, by which period the character and talents of individuals are generally known, and fully developed; and opportunities have usually been afforded for public service, and for experience in the public councils. The faculties of the mind, if they have not then attained to their highest maturity, are in full vigour, and hastening towards their ripest state. The judgment, acting upon large materials, has, by that time, attained a solid cast; and the principles, which form the character, and the integrity, which gives lustre to the virtues of life, must then, if ever, have acquired public confidence and approbation.1

§ 1473. It is indispensable, too, that the president should be a natural born citizen of the United States; or a citizen at the adoption of the constitution, and for fourteen years before his election. This permission of a naturalized citizen to become president is an exception from the great fundamental policy of all governments, to exclude foreign influence from their executive councils and duties. It was doubtless introduced (for it has now become by lapse of time merely nominal, and will soon become wholly extinct) out of respect to those distinguished revolutionary patriots, who were born in a foreign land, and yet had entitled themselves

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1 See 1 Kent’s Comm. Lect. 13, p. 273.

CH. XXXVI.] EXECUTIVE–VICE-PRESIDENT. 333

to high honours in their adopted country.1 A positive exclusion of them from the office would have been unjust to their merits, and painful to their sensibilities. But the general propriety of the exclusion of foreigners, in common cases, will scarcely be doubted by any sound statesman. It cuts off all chances for ambitious foreigners, who might otherwise be intriguing for the office; and interposes a barrier against those corrupt interferences of foreign governments in executive elections, which have inflicted the most serious evils upon the elective monarchies of Europe. Germany, Poland, and even the pontificate of Rome, are sad, but instructive examples of the enduring mischiefs arising from this source.2 A residence of fourteen years in the United States is also made an indispensable requisite for every candidate; so, that the people may have a full opportunity to know his character and merits, and that he may have mingled in the duties, and felt the interests, and understood the principles, and nourished the attachments, belonging to every citizen in a republican government.3 By “residence,” in the constitution, is to be understood, not an absolute inhabitancy within the United States during the whole period; but such an inhabitancy, as includes a permanent domicil in the United States. No one has supposed, that a temporary absence abroad on public business, and especially on an embassy to a foreign nation, would interrupt the residence of a citizen, so as to disqualify him for office.4 If the word were to be construed with such strictness, then a mere journey through any foreign

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1 Journ. of Convention, 267, 325, 361.
2 1 Kent’s Comm. Lect. 13, p. 255; 1 Tuck. Black. Comm. App. 323.
3 Ibid.
4 Rawle on Const. ch. 31, p. 287.

334 CONSTITUTION OF THE U. STATES. [BOOK III.

adjacent territory for health, or for pleasure, or a commorancy there for a single day, would amount to a disqualification. Under such a construction a military or civil officer, who should have been in Canada during the late war on public business, would have lost his eligibility. The true sense of residence in the constitution is fixed domicil, or being out of the United States, and settled abroad for the purpose of general inhabitancy, animo manendi, and not for a mere temporary and fugitive purpose, in transitu.

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http://www.constitution.org/js/js_316.htm

POWER OVER NATURALIZATION AND BANKRUPTCY.

If aliens might be admitted indiscriminately to enjoy all the rights of citizens at the will of a single state, the Union might itself be endangered by an influx of foreigners, hostile to its institutions, ignorant of its powers, and incapable of a due estimate of its privileges.

“hostile to its institutions”

That is what happens when a child is raised in a foreign country, in another language and told they are a citizen of that country and will live in that country for life. When a child is adopted by a man who lives in another country, is a citizen of that country, whose ancestry is of that country and that child is told they are a citizen of that country by the schools and are to be loyal to that country and not America, then they are raised “hostile to the institutions” of the United States of America. That child is then not natural born for the purpose of eligibility to be president for the reasons cited above.

http://web.israelinsider.com/Articles/Politics/13056.htm

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2067394/posts

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This is why we have children say the Pledge of Allegiance to the United States of America and to the republic for which it stands.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pledge_of_Allegiance

The Pledge of Allegiance to the United States flag is an oath of loyalty to the country. It is recited at many public events. Congress sessions open with the recitation of the Pledge.

The Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag reads as follows:

“I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.”

It should be recited by standing at attention facing the flag with the right hand over the heart. When not in uniform men should remove any non-religious headdress with their right hand and hold it at the left shoulder, the hand being over the heart. Persons in uniform should remain silent, face the flag, and render the military salute.[1]

Children must be raised in US schools as America so that they are not “hostile to the institutions” of the United States of America. Obama was taught by his teacher in Indonesia that he was Indonesian and a citizen of Indonesia and loyal to Indonesia alone.

http://images.google.com/images?client=firefox-a&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&channel=s&hl=en&q=Obama%20pledge%20of%20allegiance&um=1&ie=UTF-8&sa=N&tab=wi

The famous photo of Obama with his hands folded while the pledge is recited shows it all. This links Justice Story’s commentary, the pledge of allegiance and Obama being told in Indonesian schools in the Indonesian language that he was a citizen of Indonesia with loyalty to Indonesia.

http://www.constitution.org/js/js_316.htm

POWER OVER NATURALIZATION AND BANKRUPTCY.

If aliens might be admitted indiscriminately to enjoy all the rights of citizens at the will of a single state, the Union might itself be endangered by an influx of foreigners, hostile to its institutions, ignorant of its powers, and incapable of a due estimate of its privileges.

This is why there must be an unbroken gap. A person is admitted to the US and becomes a US citizen and that gap has to be unbroken. For the president, they must be born a US citizen and raised one their whole life. That means their teacher in school tells them as a child they are an American citizen with sole loyalty to America. Otherwise you get someone who is a stranger or hostile to our customs or institutions, like how to behave when the Pledge of Allegiance is said. Our customers and institutions were not baked into Obama’s head in every year of school by his teacher like its supposed to be for someone to be eligible to be the President of the United States.
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See also

https://oldatlanticlighthouse.wordpress.com/2008/10/03/voters-can-challgenge-candidates-if-candidates-can-challenge-voters/

Above link argues that equal protection of the law requires that if a candidate can challenge a voter’s eligibility to vote then a voter can challenge a candidate’s eligibility to run. If the candidate can challenge eligibility before the election date so can the voter, and if the one can challenge after the election date, so can the other.

==Note Added August 22, 2009

http://constitutionallyspeaking.wordpress.com/2009/08/21/constitutional-nuclear-bomb-blasts-obamas-eligibilty-to-smithereens/#comment-136

I posted the comment

Good article. I discuss this part of Story’s commentaries here which supplements your excellent discussion.

In response Patlin stated:

[patlin]: lot of historical references there but your article is confusing and simply not correct, Indonesian adoption has nothing to do with citizenship at birth. Birth status can never be changed but actions as an adult can change current citizenship status that would play in the factor. The fact is, Obama was British at birth, thus he never was a natural born citizen which is a citizen at birth who owed alliegiance to only the USA. I suggest this site for you to read for further understanding: http://naturalborncitizen.wordpress.com/2008/12/01/leo-donofrio-comments-on-judah-benjamin-article-concerning-natural-born-citizen-and-the-common-law/

My reply:

The issue is whether Obama was eligible as of the time he was elected. This reflects on his entire life.  NBC status has to be maintained.  For example, if Obama had at majority given up US citizenship for another, then he would also give up NBC.  A person couldn’t give up US citizenship for tax and military service but retain the right to be president because they were born NBC.

Thus the entire path of actions from birth to becoming president can have bearing.

Second, the facts of Obama’s life tie to the issues that Associate Justice Story raises in his commentaries.  Story gives some insight into the principles to use in analyzing NBC, but he does not give an algorithm for determining how to determine eligibility for being president at the time of the person becoming president.  So its necessary to use Story as part of the story not the whole story.

==A further note here”

Judah Benjamin at Texas Darlin in 2008 had many extensive articles on the subject of whether Obama had lost natural born citizen status under Article II.  These went into extensive discussion of the facts and the law of Obama’s case.  These articles made the case that Obama by his actions and the facts of his life did not have NBC status as of 2008.  JB developed the argument that facts in a person’s life between birth and election could void NBC status even if they retained citizenship status for purposes other than NBC.

The Constitution has an intent.  Story’s commentaries are valuable for his insights as to what intent was as someone writing constitutional commentraies close to that time.  This is the value of the Story discussion. Story in his brief discussion does not have a conclusive determination for this case.  We have to use arguments including fact based ones on Obama’s life to apply the principles Story is illuminating by his comments.  In the context of JB’s work at Texas Darlin the above was written and was read by those reading the JB articles and was intended for those with some familiarity with them.

JB developed his analysis in 2008 before the election and this was discussed at the Texas Darlin blog extensively prior to November 2008.

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