With several states now filing cases or considering the filing of cases regarding Obama’s lack of eligibility to appear on their ballots, and in the wake of the greased ruling in Georgia, the time has come to revisit the issue.
There are a good deal of conservatives who want the truth regarding Obama and they want to hold him accountable as ineligible to serve constitutionally.
There are also a good number of Republicans who want nothing whatsoever to do with this mess.
One has to wonder why.
I believe the answer may well lie in the Republican establishment.
How many times have you heard from talk radio personalities or conservative commentators on TV that the “Birther” argument is finished? He showed the birth certificate…it’s over? Words to that effect?
First of all, to serve as President, according to the Constitution, “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.”
The framers never defined “Natural Born” though they felt it important enough to alter the draft to contain it before ratification. This clearly denotes that the framers saw a difference between being a citizen and a Natural Born Citizen.