Monday, December 08, 2008

Stop Tripping Conservatives-Obama IS A US Citizen

You know, after eight years of an administration that had a president who called the Constitution 'just a scrap of paper' and showed their disdain for it at every opportunity, now they want to be sticklers for their specious interpretation of it now that an African-American who was once president of the Harvard Law Review is several weeks away from occupying the Oval Office

They've been loudly claiming that either President elect Obama isn't a US citizen because of his Kenyan father, has dual US and British citizenship, because he lived in Indonesia for a few years, the birth certificate isn't authentic or whatever lie du jour they come up with. The stories and conspiracy theories keep changing faster than their dirty drawers.

First, let's see what the Constitution has to say about qualifications for office.

Article II, section 1 US 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.

That's what Article II, section one says about who is eligible to be president of the United States. That's means you can't run Ah-nold (thank God) for the office.

Now, let's take a look at Amendment 14 to our Constitution.

Amendment 14

1. All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside. No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.

Did you catch that first sentence, conservaidiots? Let me repeat it for you if you didn't since I know you're used to having Faux News, your so called 'christian' pastor and right-wing talk radio tell you what and how to think and may not be used to actually reading and interpreting things for yourself.

All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside.

Barack was born in Honolulu, HI. That, for you conservailliterates is a state, is United States territory and had been a state for two years at the time of his birth. That, and the fact that his mother S. Ann Dunham is an American citizen makes him an American under the 14th Amendment irregardless of his father being Kenyan or whatever other ancillary bull feces you wish to dredge up.

I guess Jeb Bush's children George P. 'I just remembered I was Latino in 2000' Bush, Jeb Junior and Noelle Bush based on that conservastandard aren't US citizens either because their mother Columba was born in Mexico and didn't become a naturalized United States citizen until 1987, after they were all born.

That birth announcement and the Hawaii secretary of state confirming that the president elect's 1961 birth certificate is authentic make that game, set and match in terms of swatting down this lame conservalie.

So y'all can stop hollering 'cover up', there isn't one. You were already discredited when you spent most of the 1990's foaming at the mouth and hissing that Bill and Hillary Clinton were serial murderers. You also spent most of this campaign cycle trying to paint the President elect and the First Lady elect as dangerous, militant angry radicals, so your 15 minutes has long ago expired.

Fortunately the Supreme Court (for once) and lower federal courts have dismissed the frivolous lawsuits filed by some of you sore loser Republicans and libertarians who are desperately trying to overturn the votes of 66 million people.

So stop drinking the right-wing red Kool-aid and get over it. You overwhelmingly lost in November and you will again if you send Sarah Palin's clueless Bible thumping behind our way in 2012.


Jackie said...

Now Monica, why you diss our girlfriend Sarah like that? The funny thing too is that Clarence Thomas and Alan Keys wanted to know about our Prez-Elect's birth place status. There is smething seriously wrong with those two guys.

Unknown said...

Unfortunately Bobby Jindal can run for president as he was born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He is also a around the bend creationist nut case. Not to mention governor of the least healthy state in the union.

You know these loons are going to keep on muttering about Obama's citizenship for the next four to eight years no matter how often the courts slap them down. They never let little things like reality get in thier way.

Nicole said...

Oh it is good to see that and confirm my fears were not true. I thought that perhaps Obama was some sort of zombie citizen but that certificate of live birth shows he is alive. That is good. I don't want any zombie president

Monica Roberts said...

Damn.....That mans they'll be pushing him as the GOP poster child now for diversity along with Caribou Barbie.

Unknown said...

I was doing some research this weekend about what the word "citizen" did and did not mean at the time that the Oregon Constitution was adopted (1857), and one thing became crystal, crystal clear: for quite a long stretch of U.S. history, "citizen" was explicitly understood to mean "white." Sure, the whiteness of citizenship was maintained through 1001 legal technicalities, but if you made general public statements about what rights were reserved for "citizens," everyone understood that you were making statements about what rights were reserved for white people alone.

In that light, these people who are sure that a loophole must exist in Obama's citizenship look like people who still believe in the cultural equivalency between "citizen" and "white." This is more than just looking for a straw to nullify is election; the obsession with this particular straw is people who still don't quite believe that "citizen" is no longer a set of privileges reserved for white people.

Monica Roberts said...

We are still a looooooong way from being a so called 'post-racial' nation.