Subject: Is Obama eligible to become President?
The article below by Thomas Sowell raises an important question
regarding the eligibility of Barack Obama to serve as President of the
United States . Recently, a reporter had gone to Hawaii and requested a copy
of Obama's birth certificate. The request was denied, and shortly thereafter
Obama issued a statement indicating that no one would be permitted to see
his birth certificate. At the time, I believed that his reaction was odd.
What could be so inflammatory about a birth certificate? Unless its contents
revealed that the subject was not eligible to serve as President.
The details revealed by Professor Sowell provide an explanation
for the unwillingness of Obama to allow access to his birth certificate.
This is not an arcane technicality. It could provoke a constitutional crisis if Obama were elected and found to be ineligible to serve.
CAN OBAMA LEGALLY BECOME PRESIDENT?
Rose and Milton Friedman Senior Fellow
The Hoover Institution
Stanford, California 94305
It seems that Barack Obama is not qualified to be president after
all for the following reason:
Barack Obama is not legally a U.S. natural-born citizen according
to the law on the books at the time of his birth, which falls between
"December 24, 1952 to November 13, 1986? Presidential office requires a
natural-born citizen if the child was not born to two U.S. citizen parents,
which of course is what exempts John McCain though he was born in the Panama
US Law very clearly stipulates: "If only one parent was a U.S. citizen
at the time of your birth, that parent must have resided in the United
States for at least ten years, at least five of which had to be after the
age of 16." Barack Obama's father was not a U.S. citizen and Obama's mother
was only 18 when Obama was born, which means though she had been a U.S.
citizen for 10 years, (or citizen perhaps because of Hawaii being a
territory) the mother fails the test for being so for at least 5 years
**prior to** Barack Obama's birth, but *after* age 16.
It doesn't matter *after*. In essence, she was not old enough to
qualify her son for automatic U.S. citizenship. At most, there were only 2
years elapsed since his mother turned 16 at the time of Barack Obama's birth
when she was 18 in Hawaii. His mother would have needed to have been 16+5=
21 years old, at the time of Barack Obama's birth for him to have been a
As forementioned, she was a yo ung college student at the time and was
not. Barack Obama was already 3 years old at that time his mother would
have needed to have waited to have him as the only U.S. Citizen parent.
Obama instead should have been naturalized, but even then, that would still
disqualify him from holding the office.
Naturalized citizens are ineligible to hold the office
Though Barack Obama was sent back to Hawaii at age 10, all the
other info does not matter because his mother is the one who needed to have
been a U.S. citizen for 10 years prior to his birth on August 4, 1961, with
5 of those years being after age 16. Further, Obama may have had to have
remained in the country for some time to protect any citizenship he would
have had, rather than living in Indonesia .
Now you can see why Obama's aides stopped his speech about how we
technically have more than 50 states, because it would have led to this
discovery. This is very clear cut and a blaring violation of U.S. election
I think the Gov. of California [naturalized citizen] would be very
interested in knowing this if Obama were elected President without being a
natural-born U.S. citizen, and it would set precedence. Stay tuned to your TV sets because I suspect some of this information will be leaking through over the next several days.
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