In an CNN’s Candy Crowley interview on Aug 25, she raised the issue or presidential qualifications. During the interview Senator Ted Cruz admitted he was born in Canada, which disqualifies him for the office of the US presidency.
The US Constitution, Article II, Section 1 states:
“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.”
“Natural born” means a person born on US soil.
The point of this clause in the Constitution was extremely simple. It has to do with loyalty to the country and citizens. The Founders understood that if a person was born on foreign soil, their natural loyalties would be divided between their birth country and the US (assuming they later became a immigrant citizen). The Founders understood that divided loyalties would ensure disastrous consequences for the country.
The other purpose of the “natural born” clause is to help prevent “foreign agent” infiltration of the highest office in the US. The Founders understood that foreign countries and enemies could prepare long-term plots against the US whereby they might cultivate a foreign born person to their loyalties, then plant that person inside the US, make them a citizen, then foster their career toward taking over the White House. In fact, just such a plot appears to have already been uncovered by investigative reporters and police. (1)
One of the issues that the Founders overlooked was the aspect of dual citizenship, which was not a strong issue of life in such times. However, the same loyalty issue is involved with persons who have “dual citizenship” or were born on foreign soil and immigrated to the US. Their loyalties will always be questioned and presumed to reside with the country in which they were actually born. It is a natural affinity that human beings have with their natural birthplace.
Policy—Citizen America stands on a policy that no immigrant should be allowed to ever hold any level of public or government office, elected or non-elected. They may, however, vote. There are just too many cases in state legislatures (and the Congress and Senate now) and even in city counsels whereby loyalties have been divided and US citizens have been put into second place by lawmakers and officials.
(1) President Obama has been accused of being a foreign operative working on behalf of the Saudi Arabian government by investigative journalist Xelan Bonn (now retired) who conducted a 6-month investigation. A recent law enforcement sanctioned study by forensic police investigators through the office of Sheriff Joeseph Arpaio of Maricopa County, AZ has revealed that Obama’s long form birth certificate was forged and fraudulent, lending possible credence to foreign operative allegations. The story was reported in the LA Times as well as by Fox News. When President Obama gave over 100 million to the Palestinian Authority, he violated the laws on treason because he have aid and support to the “declared enemy” of the United States. This is just one of many facts that investigators point to demonstrate that Obama’s loyalties reside outside the United States.