Many Americans have been paranoid for the past couple of years about our current Presidents eligibility to be the President of the United States of America. But for what reason do these people feel such an obsessive need to pursue such accusations. Although, most if not all allegations seem to be rooted in racial overtones and nepotistic rhetoric.
President Obama has not only proved that he was born in the United States but he has unintentionally proved that his mother is a natural born citizen. Many problems have sparked because of what some would call “birthers”.
After the Democratic Presidential Primary of 2008 many conspiracy theorist’s gathered their ideas and came to a conclusion that their best argument was that Barack Obama was not a legal U.S. citizen and therefore ineligible to be the President.
Some conspiracies include; that he was was born in Kenya, or that he has a forged birth certificate, or even that his middle name is in fact Muhammad rather than Hussein while his first name is Barry not Barack.
Conservative activist Jim Geraghty of the website Nationalreviewonline.com is behind a lot of the conspiracy theorist motives although he claims to believe that President Obama is a citizen, he just wants visual proof. After seeking evidence for and against the Senator Obama, and initiating lawsuits that were dismissed, Geraghty and his followers were debunked by the anti-smear website set up by the Obama campaign called Fightthesmear.com that included a “certificate of live birth” which is a fact of birth in any court proceeding.
This; however, was not enough for many birthers and tea party members because they want a photocopy and proof the document was not created by the computer software Adobe Workshop, leading me to wonder what it would take to disprove these theories.
Maybe it is due to their undeniable racism more than their skepticism because after all this just makes me ask, Where are the John McCain (R-AZ) protestors pleading for his birth certificate and documentation.
Being born in the Panama Canal Zone on August 29, 1936 there doesn’t seem to be too much collective outrage over his Republican occupation of the Congress.
This gross act is evidence that conspiracy theorist think that because McCain and them share the same political ideologies, skin color, and chauvinistic tendencies, it is noble to pursue biological nepotism. Just because President Obama has brownish skin does not automatically reflect his citizenship.
In fact Obama is a United States in all possible ways. Article Two of the United States Constitution states that “No person except a natural born 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”.
Ok- now let’s prove President Obama’s eligibility according to the aforementioned paragraph.
Under the 14th amendment of the Untied States Constitution, “Jus Soli” or law of ground states that any person born in the United States territory receives birthright citizenship. Obama being born on the island of Honolulu, HI on August 4th, 1961 is therefore a citizen of the United States of America. But wait, it gets better. Under the 14th amendment of the United States Constitution, “Jus Sanguinis” or right of blood applies that “If one parent is a United States citizen and the other parent is not, the child is a citizen if a) the U.S. citizen parent has been ‘physically present’ in the U.S before the child’s birth for a total of at least five years and, b) at least two of those five years were after the U.S. citizen parents fourteenth birthday”.
Fin. There is no further evidence supporting these accusations. Barack Obama’s late mother Ann Dunham was born and raised in Kansas and was a U.S. citizen leading to the citizenship of President Barack Obama.
I unapologetically encourage birthers and tea party supporters to do some research before they unpatriotically protest against the constitution of the United States of America with a false paroxysm
that isn’t even clever.