The divisions in America run deep at this moment in history, and the heated rhetoric is “ratcheted up” by the continual efforts to silence all voices of dissent, or label all dissenters “racists” no matter how unrelated to race or valid their complaints might be.
Still, when listening to millions of citizens showing up at town hall meetings and Tea Parties across the country, liberal Democrats see a bunch of racists. That’s what all leftists have been trained to see...
Take columnist and Fox News contributor Juan Williams for instance:
“These critics seem less interested in arguing about health care proposals than in building the case that Obama is not legitimately our national leader. - They charge Obama was not born in the United States, and therefore doesn't meet the requirements that all Presidents be native-born.” – said WilliamsNo Juan... These people don’t want to debate the alleged benefits of “socialized medicine” in a country where the Constitution grants the federal government NO authority on such a matter, and where FREEDOM (not government) has created the greatest nation on earth.
The issue over Barack Obama’s eligibility does NOT pertain to whether or not Barack is a “native born citizen,” but rather on the well-known FACT that he is NOT a “natural-born citizen,” and that the US Constitution clearly states that ONLY a “natural-born citizen” can be President of the United States.
To eliminate the confusion for Juan and others in his camp, “native-born” is a matter of where someone is born geographically, and “natural-born” is a matter of not only where one was born, but what his family lineage is and where his foreign loyalties rest.
There is NO debate over the fact that Obama is the “natural-born” son of a British citizen of Kenya. As such, Obama is a “natural-born” British subject and citizen of his father’s nation, Kenya. Even if he had navigated the naturalization process, becoming a “naturalized” citizen, he would not qualify for the office of president.
He claims to have been born in Hawaii, using “anchor baby” laws to support the notion that he qualifies. But even “anchor babies” are NOT “natural born citizens” for the reasons stated in the Law of Nations, at the foundation of Article II – Section I of our Constitution. They are “native-born,” thus the reason for Juan’s use of this term.
There is also NO honest debate over what the term “natural-born citizen” used by the original “birthers,” our Founding Fathers, meant, and even the US Senate was able to properly interpret the Law of Nations definition based upon Natural Law, regarding Senator John McCain last year.
But no! – Americans furious that a foreign global leader is sitting in their White House shoving anti-American policies down taxpayer throats for the benefit of leftist political power around the world, looks like a simple case of “racism” to Juan and Jimmy Carter. AMAZING!
“They make this argument even when all Hawaiian documents, officials and news stories of his birth conclusively prove he is an American.” - WilliamsI honestly expect better than this. THREE COLB’s (which anyone from anywhere in the world can purchase in Hawaii) have been used as “proof” that Obama is a “natural born citizen.” NO other evidence has been offered and Obama has spent in excess of $1.5 million in legal fees to make certain that NO other evidence is ever seen. Thanks to taxpayers, he has the most powerful legal defense team in the world at his command in this effort, the Department of Justice.